Thursday, August 12, 2010

We're not ones to start rumors...

The latest list of performers was added to Farm Aid 25 yesterday and we couldn't help but feel a rumble in the tummy.  Jeff Tweedy is coming to town, which is a big deal of course.  Nothing has been mentioned about his band Wilco, though, leaving us to hatch this intriguing conspiracy theory at the Sanctuary:

What if the next round of announced performers includes Jay Farrar?  We checked his website and didn't find a conflicting tour event for Oct. 2.  Now it's not the job of SSS to reunite old bandmates who don't seem to like each other any more, and we know Farm Aid organizers have a much grander mission.

But can you really think of a better band for this year's concert at Miller Park than the boys from the heartland of Belleville, Illinois --- not far from where Farm Aid was launched 25 years ago -- who helped define Americana music as Uncle Tupelo?  It's not like Farrar doesn't belong on that stage and, well, if he would get invited it seems the two might forget their differences long enough to launch into "Atomic Power" and "Moonshiner."

Something to think about this morning as we toast today's Birthday Band. Cheers! 

Buck Owens (1929-2006): Country legend
I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail, Act Naturally, Waiting in Your Welfare Line

Mark Knopfler (1949): Songwriter/Guitarist
Money for Nothing, Sultans of Swing, Telegraph Road

Pat Metheny (1954): Jazz guitarist
As Falls Wichita So Falls Wichita Falls, Still Life

Suzanne Vega (1959): Folk singer
Luka, Tom's Diner, Marlene on the Wall

Roy Hay (1961): Guitar, Culture Club
Karma Chameleon


  1. I would pay to hear Buck Owens sing "Karma Chameleon."