Being There (and Here, and There Again)
That band's lead singer, of course, is Jeff Tweedy. He's beloved by nearly the entire metropolitan area for his tenure in Uncle Tupelo, the Belleville band that basically started/pioneered/popularized the alt-country/No Depression movement in the late '80s/early '90s. That band's legacy remains so strong, music blogs today still teem with commenters arguing about its output.
And oh, look! After the jump, take a look at this early video of Uncle Tupelo when they were just babies. The clip purports to be from a 1989 local cable show called "Critical Mass" -- does anyone know anything about the clip, its host, circumstances around it? Please comment away! God bless YouTube.