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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Happy Birthday, Musical Geniuses!

On this day, but in different years, two brilliant songwriters and musicians were born. Elvis Costello and Jeff Tweedy.

Jeff Tweedy was a founding member of Uncle Tupelo and the leader of Wilco.

For some reason, neither band has ever gained the large following that they deserve.

Here's Uncle Tupelo from their debut album "No Depression"

And here's Wilco performing live:

And from the album often considered their masterpiece "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot," here is "I am Trying to Break Your Heart"

And on a related subject, the other band to rise from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo is Son Volt, headed by Jay Farrar:

And Elvis Costello, everyone knows:

Bonus Jeff Tweedy solo:

Oh, and also this:

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