Chicagomuzik

I've got a whole city to hold down

April 05, 2004

When the critics pan, I write in your defense

Posted by Lazlo Hollyfeld

If it's time for a new Wilco album, then it must be time for Tweedy & Co. to show they understand better than anyone how to use the web to their advantage.

Seems that *A Ghost Is Born* (now set to be dropped on 6/22) made its way onto the P2P sites last month. Rather than issue threats of cease & desist, the band just asks that fans who are enjoying it for free via early download click over to justafan.org. Follow the Paypal link, and any donations you see fit to give will be passed on to Doctors Without Borders.

Now I just wish the album gave me as good a feeling as the band's selfless act (more on that in a post later this week).