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Friday, July 4th, 2003

Fourth Of July

I wrote a poem on a dog biscuit

And your dog refused to look at it

So I got drunk and looked at the Empire State Building

It was no bigger than a nickel

And if it don’t improve

Then I have to move

I never thought that I would end up here

Maybe I should just change my style

But I feel alright when you smile

I stayed at home on the Fourth of July

And I pulled the shades so I didn’t have to see the sky

And I decided to have a Bed In

But I forgot to invite anybody

And when I fell asleep

The neighbors had a peep

I never thought that I would end up here

Maybe I should just change my style

But I feel alright when you smile

–Dean Wareham, Galaxie 500 – “Fourth Of July”

Happy Independence Day to those readers who are inclined to celebrate it.

Thanks be to Patrick, who sent me a big ol’ stack of Wilco bootlegs. I got two Jeff Tweedy solo shows, two Wilco shows and one disc of Wilco, Uncle Tupelo, Golden Smog and Coffee Creek (the Anodyne-era UT lineup doing all covers under a secret name – they played four shows in total, ever) all doing Neil Young covers. Quality varies across the board, but there’s some good stuff here. Somehow I am amassing quite the collection of Wilco boots. They are becoming my Grateful Dead. Except I don’t drive around the country following them around. And I bathe. But besides that stuff, they are my Dead.

Zounds! Rhino is remastering and reissuing Television’s classic Marquee Moon on September 23 complete with bonus tracks.

np – Wilco / Memorial Chapel, Union College – Schenectady, NY Apr 27, 2002

By : Frank Yang at 8:07 am
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