I’m finishing this post up as I listen to a Ra Ra Riot/Vampire Weekend collaboration that nearly everyone else in the blog world is writing about. I actually really like one of the songs, Osaka Loop Line. While the other hasn’t made me want to listen on repeat, go here to check them out.
Last weekend over beers and discussing the band in question, it impressed upon me that I did not have any Wilco songs as part of my 1000 Minutes Project just yet. Naturally I decided to address this as soon as possible. I spent a fair amount of time this week deciding just which song I would like to use. Several tracks were under consideration from a few of their albums. After much deliberation, I broke my choices down to favorites from each Summer Teeth, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and A Ghost Is Born. Breaking my choices down even further I chose to go with my favorite from Ghost because I like some of the individual songs more off that particular effort. I love that this song takes two minutes to build and then breaks out for another three minutes of some of my favorite guitar work. Thus my choice.
I don’t know if the actual title of this song has changed or not but I had the file stored at The First Single (Cause a Scene) from several years ago. Everywhere I looked to confirm this actually has (You Know Me) in parentheses instead. Since the band in now defunct their site does not offer much guidance, but then again I didn’t search this out too hard. I’m not sure if the band changed it after a time or if it was always that way, but I still love the song. This song is infectiously upbeat and never fails to get me tapping my toes to the beat.