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Monday, July 30, 2012

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, John Sirratt Visit Museum Prior to Cooperstown Show

The Tuneicliff Hotel Foxtrot.

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, who hails from outside of St. Louis, and John Sirratt, a longtime Chicago resident, were in town for a Saturday evening concert in Cooperstown. Making their first visit to the Museum, the duo visited the Library and Museum collections, while stopping by the Photo Archives, to learn more about the important role the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum plays in preserving the game’s history.

Tweedy and Sirratt viewed historical documents in the Library, studied photos from the early 1900s and explored selected artifacts from the collection, include Fergie Jenkins’ glove from his final season of 1983.

“These photos are like an analog recording that sounds so clear and vivid,” remarked Tweedy as he viewed items in the Museum’s Photo Collection.

As they completed their tour and headed back on the road, they left with a lifetime of memories and a deeper appreciation of the role of preservation the Hall of Fame plays in keeping alive the stories of the game.

Repoz Posted: July 30, 2012 at 11:28 AM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: July 30, 2012 at 02:07 PM (#4195981)
Wonder if they played "Joe DiMaggio Done It Again" at their show.
   2. bob gee Posted: July 30, 2012 at 02:21 PM (#4196005)
i'm guessing the concert was @ommegang brewery; they're getting some nice concerts up in the summer..
   3. GregD Posted: July 30, 2012 at 02:33 PM (#4196031)
As they completed their tour and headed back on the road, they left with a lifetime of memories and a deeper appreciation of the role of preservation the Hall of Fame plays in keeping alive the stories of the game.

I know PR work sucks, and it beats starving, but boy something must have died inside the author when he wrote that crap.
   4. Mark Edward Posted: July 30, 2012 at 03:28 PM (#4196107)

Six favorite Wilco songs:
- Jesus, Etc.
- Summerteeth
- Pot Kettle Black
- Passenger Side
- Hummingbird
- She's a Jar
   5. Swedish Chef Posted: July 30, 2012 at 03:36 PM (#4196122)
but boy something must have died inside the author when he wrote that crap.

He probably have keyboard shortcuts set up for sentimental clichés.
   6. Leroy Kincaid Posted: July 30, 2012 at 04:36 PM (#4196204)
I saw that there was a Jeff Tweedy signature Gibson SG and wondered who the flock that was. Assumed he was a C&W guy. Those cats can pick it.
   7. Jon T. Posted: July 30, 2012 at 04:46 PM (#4196220)
Six favorite Wilco Songs
-Sunken Treasure
-Via Chicago
-She's a Jar
-a Shot in the Arm
-Ashes of American Flags
-Poor Places
and
-California Stars
   8. Lujack Posted: July 30, 2012 at 05:22 PM (#4196268)
My 6-
How to Fight Loneliness
Casino Queen
Passenger Side
Via Chicago
I Got You
California Stars

My favorite show was when I saw them at Lounge Ax the day before it was closed. They played a free show and I was the 2nd to last person to get in.
   9. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: July 30, 2012 at 05:28 PM (#4196279)
Misunderstood
Passenger Side
Jesus, etc
California Stars
I'm Always in Love
I Got You

Definitely tilted toward my Wilco super-fan period during college. Saw them play at the Trocadero and another place in Philadelphia several times, still have a drumstick of Ken Coomer's that he tossed into the crowd.
   10. Manny Coon Posted: July 30, 2012 at 05:32 PM (#4196280)
Misunderstood
Hesitating Beauty
Poor Places
Reservations
At Least That's What You Said
A Shot in the Arm
   11. frannyzoo Posted: July 30, 2012 at 06:19 PM (#4196310)
In no order...

I Thought I Held You
Kamera
Passenger Side
Sunken Treasure
Via Chicago
Jesus, etc.
   12. The Mighty Quintana Posted: July 30, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4196330)
If it was Pavement playing the HOF, this thread would be over 100 posts!

My 3 favorite Tweedy songs are with Golden Smog:

Please Tell my Brother
Radio King
I Can't Keep from Talking

Favorite Wilco would be:

Don't Forget the Flowers
Hate it Here
Passenger Side
   13. charityslave is thinking about baseball Posted: July 30, 2012 at 07:36 PM (#4196401)
Saw them at the Howling Wolf in New Orleans in 2000 or 2001. I was a casual fan. Tweedy said "We're going to play a couple of songs from our upcoming album" and they proceeded to play "I AmTrying to Break Your Heart", "Kamera" and "She Fell in Love With the Drummer". Then I was not a casual fan anymore.

My favorite album is Sky Blue Sky. I know it's apostasy to admit this, but I think Nels Cline is the best guitarist they've ever had. And he's married to a member of Cibbo Matto. How cool is that?

Either Way
Impossible Germany
Passenger Side
Bull Back Nova
Kamera
Give Back the Key to My Heart (I know, I know. So sue me.)

Edited because I always think I can hit submit without proof reading.
   14. Rancischley Leweschquens (Tim Wallach was my Hero) Posted: July 30, 2012 at 08:49 PM (#4196492)
Wilco has been my favourite band for a long while now.

I saw them live three times. Last September at the Club Soda in Montreal (a 2,000 venue where I also say Radiohead in 1996 and Nick Cave, among others), I was 10 feet from the stage, right between Twwedy and Cline. It was awesome.

I really like how they revisited their older tunes with their not-so-new-anymore lineup. These songs sound fantastic live now. Much better than they ever did on records. It's especially true for Ashes of American Flag, Via Chicago and Handshake Drugs. And many others.

"She Fell in Love With the Drummer"

You probably mean Heavy Metal Drummer

My favorite album is Sky Blue Sky 

I really like it too. Much more than (the album) anyway. But less than the latest which is honestly very fine.

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