|Wilco - Monday|
(Jan 21, 2010 - 19:00)
This rocks like a 1964 Buick Riviera doing 75 and I love it. Thats all. MANIFESTO: I cant understand all these, ahem, 'music lovers' ranting judgmental bout 'this sounds like that' or 'this is a lift of that' WTF? Rock is a folk music. It is about inspired lifting, or if you wish - for you culturati - the homage. Do ya think Muddy Waters didnt lift riffs & entire songs, just as Bob Dylan has? Chuck Berry was lifting/channeling Louis Jordan of rock/blues combo music? Maybe u missed that. Well, check out the line/word rhythm of 'Johnny B Goode' and 'Choo-Choo-Ch-Boogie'. How 'bout bridge of 'I Wanna Hold Your Hand' and the front of the bridge in 'Pretty Woman'? Exact same chord progressions. Not similar. Exact. DOH! Which came first? Who knows? More importantly: WHO CARES? Both are amazing, beautfiul, energetic. Love them both. Roy Orbison & The Beatles toured England together in 1963(?)...so who will ever know... So, Gimme a break. Gimme shelter. Gimme a deep groove, some Chuck Berry licks, rockin' horns. Anytime, anyday. Life is short and it's a pretty wretched, messed up world world, in case ya didnt notice. Great music makes it a better place. So zip it, and groove. Vita brevis, rock longa.