Back in February, it was revealed that journalism professor Dan Sinker was the person behind the phenomenon that was the fake Twitter account @MayorEmanuel, which amusingly purported to be that of then-Chicago-mayoral-candidate Rahm Emanuel. Sinker subsequently turned his Primary Colors moment into a book called The F***ing Epic Twitter Quest of @MayorEmanuel. On Tuesday night, a party celebrating the book's release was held at The Hideout in Chicago, where Wilco's Jeff Tweedy treated the crowd to some tongue-in-cheek covers of the Black Eyed Peas.
Telling the assembled that "I really overestimated myself, or underestimated the Black Eyed Peas," Tweedy launched into his droll take on the Peas' "I Gotta Feeling," that Grammy-winning, number-one-hit party song with the schizo tempo that you couldn't avoid a couple years ago. He proceeded to deconstruct that song, bantering with the crowd, before moving on to "Rock That Body" and an even funnier spoken-word rendition of "My Humps."
Hopefully will.i.am doesn't go after Tweedy like he did Perez Hilton, because Wilco's eighth studio album, The Whole Love, comes out September 27, and they need to tour behind it. Having listened to the twenty-four-hour preview stream on the band's website over the weekend, I can assure Wilco fans that they won't be disappointed.