tagging his band as "dad rock" - but as far he's concerned, that
shouldn't be an insult. "I recently had a revelation about it," he says in a new interview with Men's Journal.
"When people say dad rock, they actually just mean rock.
There are a lot of things today that don't have anything to do with rock
music, so when people hear something that makes them think, 'This is
derived from some sort of continuation of the rock ethos,' it gets
labeled dad rock. And, to me, those people are misguided. I don't find
anything undignified about being a dad or being rocking, you know?"
In the interview, Tweedy also discusses Wilco's long-term future:
("it would be more like John Prine or Leonard Cohen - people who have
been allowed to grow old"), his work-out regime (he likes "an uphill
climb"), how his son Sammy was inspired to sing by Yoko Ono, and more.
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- Jeff Tweedy