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Let's Go (So We Can Get Back)
Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) | Jeff Tweedy
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The singer, guitarist, and songwriter, best known for this work with Wilco, opens up about his past, his songs, the music, and the people that have inspired him. Few bands have inspired as much devotion as the Chicago rock band Wilco, and it's thanks, in large part, to the band's singer, songwriter, and guiding light: Jeff Tweedy. But while his songs and music have been endlessly discussed and analyzed, Jeff has rarely talked so directly about himself, his life, and his artistic process. Until now. In his long-awaited memoir, Jeff will tell stories about his childhood in Belleville, Illinois; the St. Louis record store, rock clubs, and live-music circuit that sparked his songwriting and performing career; and the Chicago scene that brought it all together. He'll also talk in-depth about his collaborators in Uncle Tupelo, Wilco, and more; and write lovingly about his parents, wife Sue, and sons, Spencer and Sam. Honest, funny, and disarming, Tweedy's memoir will bring readers inside both his life and his musical process, illuminating his singular genius and sharing his story, voice, and perspective for the first time.
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LaraReads
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My husband has loved Wilco & Jeff Tweedy for as long as I can remember. Tonight I finally got to experience Tweedy in person with him. It was pretty spectacular. Plus, #bookswag! Now I can‘t wait to read his memoir! Yay for music & books! 🎶📖🤓

KathyWheeler I have seen Wilco 3 times but I‘ve never seen Jeff Tweedy solo. Wilco shows are fantastic. 4mo
LaraReads @KathyWheeler Same for him! He‘s seen Wilco multiple times, and every time I‘ve had to work. He probably would rather see the whole band, as this was def more of an intimate acoustic singer/songwriter feel. Which is totally right up my alley! He really was fantastic! 4mo
KathyWheeler @LaraReads I think I‘d be fine with just Jeff Tweedy as well. I wish he‘d come down to coastal Alabama! 4mo
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Erinreadsthebooks
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Before this book, the only time I'd heard Tweedy's name was a line in an Eric Church song about him being "one bad mother." That was enough for me to pick this book up from the library, and I'm so glad I did. He's candid, humble, and likable. He's unapologetically who he is, which seems to be pretty much a badass in the very best way. He doesn't sell out and fame was never the reason he made music. He made music because he had to make music.

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Erinreadsthebooks
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"...except for Ricky Martin. His performance was the good kind of fever dream. He had women on stilts with streamers, and drummers who looked like they were hitting the peak of an ecstasy trip marching through the audience, and Ricky was gyrating within an inch of his life in these ridiculously tight leather pants. It was like a Hieronymus Bosch painting come to life." I didn't know the artist, but I knew the exact art he was referring to ?‍?

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Erinreadsthebooks
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1. 📚Let's Go (So We Can Get Back) by Jeff Tweedy
1.5 🎧 Educated
2. Ravenclaw
3. A Million Little Things and Splitting Up Together (I can't remember which one was actually last, but caught up on both this morning)
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

Lovesbooks87 I love A Million Little Things! 5mo
rachelsbrittain Thanks for joining in 💙💙 5mo
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monalyisha
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I‘ve received some great freakin‘ bookmail recently & vow to share it all this weekend.

This signed (!) copy of Jeff Tweedy‘s new memoir was a surprise gift from one of my best friends, a person I don‘t see nearly enough. It came with a very sincere & earnest note (which he composed while wine-drunk), written on an old, ripped piece of mail — because he‘s a boy & they‘re often not taught to appreciate aesthetics. 😅 I got a little weepy. 💕

LauraJ That is the sweetest 🖤🖤🖤 5mo
Suet624 That‘s so sweet. 5mo
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Erinreadsthebooks
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"...but still...Was she feeling okay?" ??? I know very little about Jeff Tweedy as an artist, but I'm loving his memoir so far.

BookFrog 😂😂😂 5mo
ErinGoBragh1011 I love Wilco. I've seen them9 times! 4mo
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alvingregorio
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Crying at a Starbucks. *sigh*

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Creadnorthey
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Having finished this memoir makes me a bit sad because I‘ve gone and I‘m not sure I‘ll ever be able to get back the way it was- the writing truly is like being in a conversation with Jeff Tweedy sitting across from you- richer for the wry wisdom of a guy who‘s seen a fair chunk.

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Owlizabeth
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Christmas book haul!! The Witchfinder‘s Sister is from the wonderful @Ashley31 and I can‘t wait to dive in!! Merry Happy, y‘all! 💜🎄💜

Erinreadsthebooks I need that Jeff Tweedy book 😍📚 6mo
Redwritinghood Merry Christmas ! 6mo
Ashley31 Yay!!! Merry Christmas!!! 6mo
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erzascarletbookgasm Merry Christmas! 6mo
Bookzombie Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅🏻 6mo
BookwormAHN Merry Christmas 🎄 6mo
Lola I‘m loving the Tweedy book! 6mo
Lola @Erinreadsthebooks It‘s sooooo good! 6mo
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Lola
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Meta bookmarks. Mansfield Park gets the ticket from last week‘s production and Jeff gets a bookmark from my (and actually his) local indie; fitting for the lead singer of one of my favorite indie rock band.

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alvingregorio
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I was just talking to a friend about this regarding when I went I went back to my hometown for my 20th high school reunion!

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alvingregorio
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Supposed to be studying. Even went to a cafe. Jeff is much more interesting.

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ladygrey
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It's here! ~

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JessFerg
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I'm cold and wet from head to toe but I got to see Jeff Tweedy tonight and now I fully intend to dry off, warm up, and burrow down with this memoir. If you get a chance to see any author events at the Free Library of Philadelphia, do it.

ErinGoBragh1011 Ugh I am still bitter about the fact that I had to miss out on this. 4mo
JessFerg ☹️. But at least you still got to read the book! 4mo
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monalyisha
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File this under “Things I‘m Considering Spending a Stupid Amount of Money On.”

(still broke from vacation)

AmyG Understandable ❤️ He is such a funny, witty guy. (edited) 8mo
LauraJ He‘s brilliant. Do it!!! 8mo
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