Posts tagged ‘The Jayhawks’

January 11, 2021

Mike’s ‘Mericana Monday – The Long Ryders

Mike’s ‘Mericana Mondays is where friend of the blog, roots DJ, house show organizer, Bloomington Music Expo czar and all around nice guy Mike McAfee picks one song a week to share with the people.

One night after an Uncle Tupelo show I asked Jeff Tweedy and Mike Heidorn what they had been listening to lately. The next day I spent my rent money on The Bottle Rockets self-titled, The Jayhawks Blue Earth, The Minutemen Double Nickels On The Dime, and The Long Ryders State Of Our Union at Euclid Records (Tweedy was working there at the time). State Of Our Union was released in 1985 and the second record from The Long Ryders. It feels like “Looking For Lewis & Clark” has been one of my favorite songs forever. “I thought I saw some diplomat hawking secret plans in the park. I thought I saw my President walking through Harlem late after dark.” Sounds like it could have been written last week.

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