As a Halloween treat, here is my brother-in-law Jeff Tweedy being interviewed last night by Stephen Colbert. During the interview, Colbert told Jeff that he should change his name to something that sounded more like a rocker. His suggestions were Jeff Silky or Joffrey Velvet. Love it. He accused Jeff of socialism for giving out free songs on the Wilco website and tried to imitate Jeff’s low-energy style, claiming his heart and endocrine system stopped in the process. Both Jeff and Colbert angled for a position in an Obama administration and Jeff told a surprising but true story about his first encounter with Senator Obama in 2005. Take a look:
Oh, shoot, it looks like YouTube took down the interview portion of the show—but you can watch it here. The whole band then joined Jeff for the debut of “Wilco, the Song” which I’d never heard before.
Next stop for Jeff—the Inauguration of our 44th President?