Man, has it been a week already? I’ve been so busy finding weird Wilco-related things on the internet, I hadn’t noticed. I also bought a glow-in-the-dark Wilco yo-yo, just in case you’re curious. Anyway, there was no real clear winner of last week’s poll, “What’s Your Favorite Live Performance of a Wilco song?” which is not a bad thing. There were a few great write-in answers, citing performances like “Spiders (Greek Theater, Los Angeles Ghost is Born Tour))” and “Impossible Germany from Summerfest 2005, Milwaukee, WI” as favorite live moments from Wilco. That’s awesome; most of the greatest musical performances are not on YouTube (every time you say that, a wannabe hipster drops his neon-red Ray-Bans in the sewer next to the thrift shop).
The last few polls have been strictly “What’s Your Favorite Thing Wilco Did”- type questions, so this week I thought I’d try something a little different. Here are some music videos made by Wilco fans. For amateur videos, they’re all shockingly good. It would be a bit ridiculous to expect fan videos to be on-par with the Power-Rangers-esque (did I just coin a phrase?) official Outtasite (Outta Mind) rocking-while-skydiving video by the band, (which you can watch here – WARNING – Do Not Watch If You Are the Type of Person Who Gets Sentimental about the 90′s), but they’re all damn good.
However, this wouldn’t be America if we didn’t pick and choose our favorite things and send the things we don’t like tumbling down the wayside. Vote below!
Walken by suburbanmike
Billy Bragg and Wilco – Music Video – Animation by sonicpumpkin69
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (unofficial music video?) by toren737
At Least That’s What You Said by anothertupelo
Hummingbird by bfirenzi
Wilco Ashes of American Flags Music Video by DanielDayclan
Heavy Metal Drummer – by mapdpunk
Spiders (Kidsmoke) by localdirection
Kamera by jkretz6
Wishful Thinking by TomTerrific88
I also should note that if anyone has made a video that they would like considered for this poll, send them to Wilco News on Twitter: @WilcoNews.
(*Just learned a very valuable lesson about putting your email address on a website: don’t do it. Otherwise you’ll get bombarded with emails from people pretending to be 22 year old European women who need exactly $9300 to further their studies. Don’t do it.)