Jeff Tweedy's Son Talks Neil Young And Run The Jewels 2
  • FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 07, 2014

  • Posted by: K. Hess

This week The Talkhouse published an essay by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy's son Spencer. The Talkhouse is an online publication designed for musicians talking music, and filmmakers talking film. Recent editorials include David Byrne on Barry Manilow's My Dream Duets, and Lucius' Jess Wolfe on Annie Lennox's Nostalgia. Spencer, who's musical credentials include being the backbone of the family band Tweedy, wrote his blogospheric dissertation on Run The Jewels' Run The Jewels 2

His thesis, that Killer Mike and El-P are "the modern face of protest," is unpacked with a well written juxtaposition between RTJ and Neil Young. Tweedy calls out Neil Young for being "an out-of-touch motherfucker," citing they legend's unrealistic expectations in the activity department of activism, rooted in a time past when the call for youth to "stand up" was a bit of a revolution in itself. However, he finds Run The Jewels brand of political activism to be tuned the fuck in. "They make enlightenment look cool, and make all the other guys who glamorize ignorance look like fuckboys. They are a modern face of protest and Im A-OK with that," and calling the track "Love Again" "the most socially conscious song to ever have a chorus that goes 'Dick in her mouth all day."

Read the full article here.


Listen to "Love Again," and check out Spencer in Tweedy's video for "Low Key" directed by Nick Offerman, below:



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