How To Fight Loneliness

July 9, 2006 3:22 PM

Cover of a gorgeous Wilco song. This is an extremely spartan interpretation. You may need to turn your volume up.

posted by cortex (14 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

Ambient noise all over the place—I recorded this in two takes, voice & guitar into a single mic for each, while the kitchen window was open. Floor creaks, chair creaks, traffic going by, and my wife walking in. The Portland Streetcar pulls away from the 10th & Clay stop at the end.
posted by cortex at 3:23 PM on July 9, 2006

posted by emelenjr at 3:43 PM on July 9, 2006

I like it. Nicely done.
posted by viachicago at 3:44 PM on July 9, 2006

Beautiful. I like Wilco, but am not familiar with this song. Your version is great.
posted by edlundart at 3:45 PM on July 9, 2006

They released this on Summerteeth, and that's a very good recording, but I first heard it when they were doodling with it in in the documentary—bluesier and more visceral in that take, and absolutely gorgeous guitar lead to boot, and I fell in love with it immediately.
posted by cortex at 5:24 PM on July 9, 2006

I like this a lot. Sure would be nice to have the volume normalized, though...
posted by Galvatron at 5:34 PM on July 9, 2006

Yeah, yeah. I've been doing some serious archival work on my recordings this weekend, and I tripped across it and decided to post it. I'M ONLY HUMAN! *weeps*
posted by cortex at 6:24 PM on July 9, 2006

really nice!
posted by k8t at 7:31 PM on July 9, 2006

I like this a lot.
posted by MadamM at 7:40 PM on July 9, 2006

Don't weep for your humanity, cortex, you'll turn into a bureaucrat.

I like this track a lot.
posted by Tuwa at 9:37 AM on July 10, 2006

Lovely, cortex. Nice langorous guitar work!
posted by Miko at 9:38 AM on July 11, 2006

We take your langour and put it on a hanger!
posted by cortex at 1:30 PM on July 25, 2006

Still my favorite thing I've heard from you. Love this.
posted by empyrean at 9:12 AM on November 12, 2006

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