Despite suffering a mild stroke a few weeks back, A Prairie Home Companion host Garrison Keillor has already gone back to work at his radio show, and just in time for this week’s guest: Wilco. This Thursday evening, special guests Wilco & Patty Loveless will take the Fitzgerald Theater stage in Saint Paul, MN for a performance and chat on the popular variety show.
This will be Wilco’s second performance on A Prairie Home Companion, as they also stopped by while promoting Sky Blue Sky a few years back. You can listen to that performance here, but if you’re still aching for some Nels Cline guitar riffs, check out this recent video of Nels and Pat Sansone engaging in an impromptu guitar solo duel at a gig this summer (starts around 2:27):
“Therefore, all religions were phony - which made all preachers and priests, in our eyes, fakers, including the ones scurrying around the prison who, curiously, could put in a good word for you with the Almighty Creator of the universe, but could not get anything down with the warden or parole board - they could usher you through the Pearly Gates after you were dead, but not through the prison gate while you were still alive and kicking.” — Eldridge Cleaver
One of the joys of being only the most casual of NFL fans is that as the games end, I get to observe people’s hysterics over their team’s losses without really caring about my own.* This goes double for Skins and Pats fans, who either claim conspiracy or catastrophe every time they lose. I don’t much care about the games, but reveling in the misery of others makes paying attention to the boring, repetitive NFL worthwhile. Thank you, fans of NFL teams with out-sized expectations and/or senses of entitlement, you are the only thing that keeps me from falling into serious depression during winter.