1. Spent some time the other weekend cleaning up a drive and found a Wilco bootleg I’d downloaded a while back and somehow left unplayed. Turned out to be a killer early recording: 1996, Live at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, once distributed on cassette and now in digital glory, which is good for you, because you should go and download it right now.
2. Also discovered during that clean-up: DJ Jazzy Jeff and Mick Boogie’s Summertime Mixtape, which has since turned out to be an annual tradition, and which remains an amazing capture of the feelings of summer. Listen. Open your windows, open the doors and embrace the swelter around you.
3. Amanda Shires, Wasted and Rolling, at Austin’s KUTX (AAA public radio, my favorite), with husband Jason Isbell joining in, via No Depression.
4. Bonus: Via friend Adam, Lucinda Williams, playing the Stone Pony last week, covering Springsteen’s Factory, so well. I’ve blasting it before work. Neighbors, I’m sorry. But also not. You get to work your way, and I’ll…