By chicago_chris in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 7, 2004 3:28PM
Greg Kot is a busy man. Not only does he both serve as the Tribunes rock critic and co-host of WXRTs weekly Sound Opinions with the Sun-Times Jim DeRogatis a successful attempt to recreate Siskel and Eberts dynamic with pop music he is also a full-time aficionado of Chicagos own Wilco. (And with all the drama this band has produced of late, being an aficionado is a full-time job.) Hes written so much about their exploits over the last few years, in fact, that hes turned his work into a new book, Wilco: Learning How To Die its title coming from a Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Tweedyism.
For yesterdays Arts & Entertainment section, Kot wrote another piece about the band and their latest woes more lineup switches, a rehab stint and the recording of their new album, A Ghost is Born. Read it, then go listen to the amazing album for free on Wilcos website, buy it on June 22, whore yourself out for tickets to their sold-out June 12 show at the Vic, rent the documentary I Am Trying to Break Your Heart which Chicagoist thinks has some of the most beautiful photography of our city youll ever see and buy Jeff Tweedys new book of poetry. Whew. Maybe then you too can be as busy and Wilco-literate as Mr. Kot.