5.25.2009

speaking of tomorrow, how will it ever come?



Jay Bennett, one of the masterminds behind the perhaps most brilliant, innovative, tense, and earnest albums of the last decade (wilco's 2002 album 'yankee hotel foxtrot') was found dead this morning. For anyone who has yet to hear this masterpiece, or see it's corresponding film "i am trying to break your heart" (which mostly depicts the struggle between Jay and wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy in the studio, as well as Jay's departure from the band) is missing out big time. It's sad to think that the making of that record was such a climax and pivotal turn for the worse for Jay's life and career, as he's responsible for a lot of the album's uniqueness and creativity. Rest in peace.