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Wilco — Sky Blue Sky
Album: Sky Blue Sky
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1285









Released: 2007
Length: 3:17
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Oh the band marched on in formation
The brass was phasing tunes I couldn't place
Windows open and raining in
Maroon, yellow, blue, gold and gray

The drunks were ricocheting
Off the old buildings downtown empty so long ago
Windows broken and dreaming
So happy to leave what was my home

With a sky blue sky this rotten time
Wouldn't seem so bad to me now
Oh, I didn't die, I should be satisfied
I survived, it's good enough for now

With a sky blue sky this rotten time
Wouldn't seem so bad to me now
Oh if I didn't die, I should be satisfied
I survived, it's good enough for now
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 ziggytrix wrote:

No hacking needed, you can click on the band's name at the top of the comments and see a list of all their songs that are on RP. You'd be surprised at some of the songs that have never been played but have comments and/or ratings.

Like this one: https://www.radioparadise.com/?name=songinfo&song_id=2833
 

I did this for LZ in the first week I was a member, and gave them all 10's.

That was like 15 years ago now.  Bah.
 max_p wrote:
Thanks for all RP does during the year!{#Bananajam}

 
yep, 
 WonderLizard wrote:

Bill commented over six years ago that one member seemed to be rating whole bands' output "1 - Sucko Barfo" even before some of the songs had been played—meaning the member had most likely hacked into RP. He banished/revoked/made-to-exit the offender. The same day Excelsior disappeared from the listeners' boards. My guess is that it wasn't "a lot of mean folks" who hastened Excelsior's exit.

 
No hacking needed, you can click on the band's name at the top of the comments and see a list of all their songs that are on RP. You'd be surprised at some of the songs that have never been played but have comments and/or ratings.

Like this one: https://www.radioparadise.com/?name=songinfo&song_id=2833
"it's good enough for now"
....what I think they said after recording this dull, dull song 
 pfwashburn9485 wrote:
A Beautiful song for a 6:54am Connecticut Morning

From A Happy Connecticut Jury     :o)~ 

 
Not too bad either for a 10:43 am not-too-polluted Beijing sunny morning, two months after
Cheers

PS: love the Murmuration cover and the word to express this phenomenon, isn't it soft and silky and bubbly ?
I'd much prefer ELO's Mr Blue Sky. Wilco and out.
Thanks for all RP does during the year!{#Bananajam}
 It's good in off-centered rhyme.
  kingart wrote:
Nice song. Thoughtful. Simple.  Well-crafted. 
But downbeat. And boring.

 

stickers11 wrote:

Make up your mind!

 
Some folks find it impossible to say something nice without qualification.  Sadly, they often don't have that problem when things are the other way around.


 AbileneTexas wrote:
Very nice song for s mellow Saturday evening. 

 
or in this instance Saturday morning
 kingart wrote:
Nice song. Thoughtful. Simple.  Well-crafted. 
But downbeat. And boring.

 

 
Make up your mind!
Very nice song for s mellow Saturday evening. 
Mwah, very underrated.
way to go Jeff. 
Meh... way overrated
 rdo wrote:

i really miss Excelsior....i hate to see commenters leave...we have a lot of mean folks here who chase a lot of others off the board
 
Bill commented over six years ago that one member seemed to be rating whole bands' output "1 - Sucko Barfo" even before some of the songs had been played—meaning the member had most likely hacked into RP. He banished/revoked/made-to-exit the offender. The same day Excelsior disappeared from the listeners' boards. My guess is that it wasn't "a lot of mean folks" who hastened Excelsior's exit.

BTW, Iove Tweedy and Wilco. This song is lovely.
A lovely song from a brilliantly flawed band.
I cannot (and do not) say WILCO is a bad band!

Still - I hear them as being VERY-VERY avarage and that is not because the guy can't sing!
Must be an American thing!

I miss everything what stands for Rock'n'Roll!

Ultimately British Rock is closer to what ROCK really means! 
 rdo wrote:

i really miss Excelsior....i hate to see commenters leave...we have a lot of mean folks here who chase a lot of others off the board
 
Which do you miss most, the constant yawning, or the constant puking?  When someone's ratings are so significantly negative, and they stick around crapping on everything ... well, they deserve to be chased away.
Nice song. Thoughtful. Simple.  Well-crafted. 
But downbeat. And boring.

 
Hilarious when someone else puts comments on your phone while you're in the toilet. 
I love wilco but this one sounds like an air supply song to me
 Excelsior wrote:


Every single day. And that's not counting all the other Wilco / Son Volt / Uncle Tupelo / Jay Farrar / Jeff Tweedy songs that are played throughout the day.
 
i really miss Excelsior....i hate to see commenters leave...we have a lot of mean folks here who chase a lot of others off the board
I like Wilco, but probably want to listen to this played backward
I kinda like this tune by Wilco. I personally feel that his voice is mixed just a tad too high for the mix. Almost as if he's singing in your ear with a band playing in the other room or something.
 BibKiller wrote:
hmmm:-/ makes me wanna jump off a bridge into the puget sound..... -Mechanic2
 

Well... at least it's inspiriing.
Meh... way overrated
. . . for now.
hmmm:-/ makes me wanna jump off a bridge into the puget sound..... -Mechanic2
Oh how I miss the days of Uncle Tupelo...  Energy and innovation...  Wilco not so much.
avoidable...
kingart wrote:
Does this band understand the concept of ROCK AND ROLL!?  Good song writing, I s'pose, but a steady dose of Wilco would make me want to smother my brain with tequila and contemplate jumping on to subway tracks. 
 
Give a listen to their earlier albums.  You won't be disappointed.


Does this band understand the concept of ROCK AND ROLL!?  Good song writing, I s'pose, but a steady dose of Wilco would make me want to smother my brain with tequila and contemplate jumping on to subway tracks. 
 Papernapkin wrote:
Wilco equals blah.
 
says the person with the moniker "paper napkin"! I'm not judging, I just think it's funny.
I survived, that's good enough for now...
Words to live by.
Love them, but $200 a ticket for the St. Louis show?  Really?
Nice!


Wilco performing "Sky blue sky".
Oh, the band marched on in formation
The brass was phasing tunes I couldn't place
Windows open and raining in
Maroon, yellow, blue, gold and gray

The drunks were ricocheting
The old buildings downtown
Empty so long ago
Windows broken and dreaming
So happy to leave what was my home

With a sky blue sky
This rotten time
Wouldn't seem so bad to me now
Oh, I didn't die
I should be satisfied
I survived
That's good enough for now

With a sky blue sky
This rotten time
Wouldn't seem so bad to me now
Oh, if I didn't die
I should be satisfied
I survived
That's good enough for now


Great song to follow Factory by Band of Horses. Bill, you've done it again! {#Notworthy}
 lmic wrote:
I survived,
That's good enough for now
..

I always love this line.
 

I've posted this on some of the other songs from this CD, maybe this one, not sure...but while I love all things Wilco, this CD really has a special place for me as it was sort of the soundtrack to a very difficult part of my life. There are lines like this scattered all throughout this album.
I survived,
That's good enough for now
..

I always love this line.
 perryandcaro wrote:
I'm loving this riff. It's going on my Amazon wish list.
Thanks for revealing another talent to me, Bill. French radio is C&@P. RP keeps me sane.
 
 
{#Yes}

Broadcast radio died a long while back here in the States; RP keeps our insanity to a minimum! {#Wink}
I'm loving this riff. It's going on my Amazon wish list.
Thanks for revealing another talent to me, Bill. French radio is C&@P. RP keeps me sane.
 
 Papernapkin wrote:
This is a song for people in the old folks home.
 
That's a great suggestion, I'm sure it would pick up their spirits, just like it does for most of us. I base that opinion on the rating for the song. I'm sure if they pumped RP into the PA system of an old folks home it would be great for the seniors and the staff. {#Biggrin}

This took a while to grow on me... but now I think this song is freaking fantastic!!!!
Although he wasn't involved with this Wilco album, I still feel it necessary to report on the sad passing of early and influential band member Jay Bennett over the Memorial Day weekend. Rest in peace, Jay.

RIP Jay Bennet
I guess this is a song, that should be appreciated for it's merits: quirky, non-commercial, total non sellout, creative, nice musicianship....ok here is your well deserved....5  {#Yawn}

This is a song for people in the old folks home.
This can't be the same Wilco who does that rockin' Casino Queen.  Can it?
Wilco equals blah.
ahhhh - Bill always knows how to make things better - very nice song to follow with after that painful "Waterboys - Old England" thing. 

Nice segue from Graham Nash's Simple Man!
The repetitiveness of your comments is more boring than the song.  C'mon Ex, I think you're funny on other pages, but this song is about as objectionable as the Dead's "Ripple."  In fact, your "boring" comment is betrayed by the fact that the song impels you to comment repeatedly.  Looks like it actually stirs you somewhat.


And here it comes again.  Looks like it's naptime.  {#Yawn}
 Excelsior wrote:
{#Yawn}
 
I'll see yer {#Yawn} , and raise ya one!  {#Yawn}{#Yawn}

Surely there are other good bands we could listen to instead of hearing Wilco SO OFTEN.
{#Yawn}
 o2bnsv wrote:

This is the only band I have ever left a live show in the middle of.  Simply boring.  Much better studio sound.

 
While I am a last-minute Wilco fan, I saw them live 2 days ago @ tanglewood, and the show was amazing. 2 hours and 15 minutes of pure entertainment delivered by talented musicians. Very cool concert.


 Welly wrote:
Yep - saw them live, outdoors last fall. Simply amazing!

 
This is the only band I have ever left a live show in the middle of.  Simply boring.  Much better studio sound.

I have heard this one a lot too, but only because I liked it enough to download it and put it on a mix CD.  I would probably like it more if I didn't hear it so often.
:yawn:
:yawn:
:yawn:
Absolutely LOVE Wilco. Gave this a song an 8, but need to give this a break. It sounds like 100 different commercials at this point. And this song is not even close to being in the top 20 Wilco songs in their catalog in my opinion.
casey1024 wrote:
Well, you certainly get your chance to hear this particular song over and over on RP. I really like Wilco, but this is wearing on me.
Every single day. :rolleyes: And that's not counting all the other Wilco / Son Volt / Uncle Tupelo / Jay Farrar / Jeff Tweedy songs that are played throughout the day.
this song just way adjusts my attitude in a positive direction. mellow
Eh. Just can't get into them at all. Not my thing.
A gem off an outstanding album. I can listen to it over and over.
Well, you certainly get your chance to hear this particular song over and over on RP. I really like Wilco, but this is wearing on me.
maxturner wrote:
Awesome. One of the best live bands I've seen.
I would also like to second that sentiment. By the way, I find this to be one of the most relaxing songs! I found out the hard way when my radio alarm went off one morning with this song playing at the time...I was late. Straight to my iPod "sleep" playlist.
Yep - saw them live, outdoors last fall. Simply amazing!
Awesome. One of the best live bands I've seen.
I love this song so entirely. Absolute serenity listening to it. Namaste.
The drunks were ricocheting...
Yes ... Cleanse me of the Springsteen.
A gem off an outstanding album. I can listen to it over and over.
a_genuine_find wrote:
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Hey! Who gave you access to my family photos?
Reminds me of Sunday mornings in college when we'd put on some mellow Grateful Dead to start our day. Good memories.
This is missing a Hetfield solo in the middle
God I love this song.
this song could have been written about new orleans and learning to live again after the destruction "if i didn't die, i should be satisfied that's good enough for now"
Liking this more and more with every listen.
tiare wrote:
I like it! It is good rainy weather stuff, and it has been raining in Los Angeles since I have returned. Good call, not all music is perfect for everyday, but today this is a VERY GOOD SONG!!
Snowy skies here. Same result. What about the blue sky? Greetings from Eastern Canada
I like it! It is good rainy weather stuff, and it has been raining in Los Angeles since I have returned. Good call, not all music is perfect for everyday, but today this is a VERY GOOD SONG!!
The album as a whole seemed pretty dreary to me and I wasn't loving it at first. That said, I am never disappointed to hear any Wilco song, ever.
Man, Wilco just gets more and more humdrum. ZZZZZZZZ...
exonic wrote:
Slick.
Butter.
bdblinux wrote:
Nice pick Bill
Slick.
Nice pick Bill
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
...I got this album and promptly lost it. Hate when that happens. It must be around here somewhere......
Gentle suggestion: rip every cd you have, and then when a new one arrives, rip it too, just for safe keeping, and play only copies or MP3s. And upload good cuts to RP!
tylerk wrote:
nice intro from simple man...very nice!
very nice. I got this album and promptly lost it. Hate when that happens. It must be around here somewhere......
tylerk wrote:
nice intro from simple man...very nice!
...quite - almost sounds like one continuous song with an extended introduction...
nice intro from simple man...very nice!
weirsh wrote:
Worst song ever...etc etc
Great. You can listen to the Barney theme song and just rock out then.
This whole set is kicking ass....LOVE
What kind of car is this making me buy? A Volkswagen?
Bakaretsu wrote:
Overplayed :beat:
:roflol:
Lungfish500 wrote:
I agree
Overplayed :beat:
Wilco requires some extra introspection because their songs are more subtle than "Baby, baby, baby. I crashed my car, baby."
Barman wrote:
Too much Wilco.
I agree
yawn
rtkmusic wrote:
Glad to hear Tweedy getting back to basics...7 and climbing
:yes:
Glad to hear Tweedy getting back to basics...7 and climbing
They werent shy getting their music out there in commercials. Cant hold it against them considering the state of radio.
I haven't picked this album up yet, but what I've heard thus far is really quite wonderful IMHO. I see lots of posts with regards to the widespread dislike/lack of appreciation of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. It's just an opinion...but I firmly believe that in twenty years Y.H.F. will be regarded as one of the most ambitious and vital albums of this generation...and may be discussed in the same coversation as Pet Sounds, or Revolver, or Dark Side...or who knows, perhaps The Bends, or Sea Change, or Nothing's Shocking, or Pretty Hate Machine...or _______________. Tomorrow never knows, indeed.
weirsh wrote:
Wanna hear some good Wilco? Pick up AM - Tweedy was still doing it right back then.
Any outfit that sticks around for awhile and is worth its salt will undergo some transition in its sound. Not always for the better, mind you, but still necessary for growth. Stagnancy ain't good for anyone. Great artists know when they've peaked, have nothing new of note to say, and call it quits. Wilco have proven that they have much more to express, and have evolved quite nicely, IMO. Full circle-like? Dunno, but I agree with those who cite maturity in the compositions.
weirsh wrote:
Worst song ever...and I thought it could not get worse than Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - I was so very wrong. Wanna hear some good Wilco? Pick up AM - Tweedy was still doing it right back then.
I don't think there are too many Wilco fans (if any) who would agree with this assesment. A.M. has some fun tunes but it was a transitional album Tweedy cranked out to get something out quickly after Uncle Tupelo folded. Aside from its raw qualities I don't think there is anything particularly noteworthy about it aside from what it lead to. Any fan who argues that a band's first album is their best is usually: a) wrong b) clinging to the past IMHO Such fans always make me think of this great exchange between John Lennon and Gloria Emerson which can seen in IMAGINE: GLORIA EMERSON: I'm somebody who admired you very much..... JOHN LENNON: Well I'm sorry if you liked the old moptops dear and you thought I was very satirical and witty and you like Hard days' night love...... EMERSON: I'm talking about cashing in on the Beatles. LENNON: .......but I've grown up but you obviously haven't. EMERSON: Have you? LENNON: Yes folks. This is Wilco grown up. And it's quite great.
Just played Yankee Hotel Foxtrot the other day, having not heard it for a long time, and I really think the Sky Blue Sky album is noticeably more mature. Lovely piece of work, IMO.
*yawn*
weirsh wrote:
Worst song ever...and I thought it could not get worse than Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - I was so very wrong. Wanna hear some good Wilco? Pick up AM - Tweedy was still doing it right back then.
Both A.M. and Being There reflect Tweedy's roots in Uncle Tupelo and the country alt sound that they helped to create if not amplify. Their later albums do move away from that sound, especially Summerteeth, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and A Ghost is Born. But Sky Blue Sky comes a little closer to the early, formative years that were the original signature for this band. It's not often that a band regresses/progresses back to their former self. Give Wilco and Tweedy credit for picking their roots and bringing that back to the forefront while still retaining their new more experimental sound. A very progressive, alt country band that still inspires and surprises. The essence of a band that I look forward to again and again.
weirsh wrote:
Worst song ever...and I thought it could not get worse than Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - I was so very wrong. Wanna hear some good Wilco? Pick up AM - Tweedy was still doing it right back then.
I disagree... I'm not too familiar with Wilco, basically just the music I've been exposed to through RP, and I must say I enjoy this tune... a real foot tapper
Worst song ever...and I thought it could not get worse than Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - I was so very wrong. Wanna hear some good Wilco? Pick up AM - Tweedy was still doing it right back then.
Roy_Orbison wrote:
Love this album!!!
I love all of your stuff Roy.Anything new coming out?
lmic wrote:
Almost thought this was "Ripple" there for a sec.
me too.... this is a good album!
This band dropped a few points in my book for selling a couple of their new songs for use in the Volkswagon TV commercials.Does Tweedy need the money that bad?
Love this album!!!
Barman wrote:
Too much Wilco.
Hush! This gets better with each audition.
Barman wrote:
Too much Wilco.
NO SUCH THING!
Too much Wilco.