Song of the Day #5,048: ‘On and On and On’ – Wilco

This is the fifth song I’ve featured from Wilco’s 2007 album Sky Blue Sky, all on Random Weekends. That’s nearly half of the album’s 12 tracks. The Random iTunes Fairy seems to have a thing for this record.

‘On and On and On’ is a deep cut on an album that is one of the band’s least heralded releases, but it’s quite meaningful to songwriter and lead singer Jeff Tweedy. Here’s what he had to say about the song in a 2016 interview:

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Song of the Day #4,888: ‘Walken’ – Wilco

Here’s a track from Wilco’s sixth studio album, 2007’s Sky Blue Sky. Despite its title, it is not about Christopher Walken.

I’m a big fan of Wilco’s early releases, but for some reason they dropped off my radar after 2001’s wonderful Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. They’ve released seven albums in the two decades since and I don’t think I’ve heard any of them all the way through.

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Song of the Day #4,614: ‘Please Be Patient With Me’ – Wilco

Wilco’s 2007 Sky Blue Sky, the band’s sixth album, is a mellow affair. As such, I should really give it another try. I’m a big fan of Wilco’s first four albums but never got into 2004’s A Ghost is Born for some reason. I bought this one out of habit but didn’t pay much attention to it at the time.

Hearing today’s random SOTD has me regretting that. This is a lovely acoustic song, very reminiscent of Elliott Smith, and exactly the kind of thing I enjoy from Jeff Tweedy and Wilco.

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Song of the Day #4,214: ‘Hate It Here’ – Wilco

Best Movies of the 2010s
#11 – Boyhood (2014)

How often do you see a movie that is unlike anything else ever made?

The unique achievement of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood — that it was shot over 12 years, capturing its main character’s entire childhood in two and a half hours — would make it worthy of this list almost regardless of its quality.

But Linklater used his storytelling conceit to tell a deep, poignant story about the life of an ordinary kid without succumbing to sentimentality or melodrama. He found poetry in the everyday moments that build up to shape a life.

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Song of the Day #4,146: ‘Outta Mind (Outta Sight)’ – Wilco

Here’s a track from Wilco’s sophomore album, 1996’s Being There. This two-disc album was the alt-country band’s first foray into the more experimental sounds for which they would receive widespread acclaim in later years.

A double album loosely based on the relationship between musicians and their fans, Being There features some straightforward bops alongside fascinating sonic detours.

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