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Photo by Michael Segal

It's amazing how many people think artists, and musicians in particular should work for free. And once they start making a


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Dear Haters: Let Wilco Make a Living For Crap's Sake

I don't give a "Pink Moon" how many VWs are sold in the process.

wilco.jpg
Photo by Michael Segal

It's amazing how many people think artists, and musicians in particular should work for free. And once they start making a living doing something they (and we) love, they're sell-outs.

I'm not much of a Summerteeth fan myself, but I think Wilco should be free to make a few bucks, and promote their new record, even if that means lending a couple tracks to some Volkswagen ads. Seriously, how many Seattle radio stations play Wilco? Let the band have their music heard.

Don't get me wrong, I love the fact that The Thermals turned down a Hummer deal, and I wish Pete Townshend would have done the same. But, I actually think the VW ads are well done. Hell, they re-launched Nick Drake in 2000 with the Cabrio ad featuring "Pink Moon."

 

 
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