Monday, September 19, 2005
Farm Aid: the quickest of recaps
The only part of FarmAid that was better than Jeff Tweedy dropping two curse words and a blunt critique of the Bush administration into probably the weirdest live music set CMT has ever broadcast was when John Mellencamp dropped one curse word and a blunt critique of the Bush administration into a live CMT broadcast dudes all over the country had been sitting on their couch waiting for all day. If you're talking strictly the best musical moment, it was the couple of seconds connecting the moment I realized that the guy backing Neil Young up on guitar was Willie Nelson and the moment I realized that Emmylou Harris was walking onstage to join them. I was ensconced in the VIP luxury of the Sun-Times box seats, at approximately the height and angle relative to the stage that you would expect from an out-of-body experience.