Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Song of the Week: "Don't You Honey Me", Wilco

We learned yesterday of the death of Jay Bennett at the very tender age of 45.  Just three weeks ago, we here at On The Flip-Side, sang the praises of Mr. Bennett and his multi-instrumentalist contributions to the ground breaking band Wilco.

We are not going to offer up a lengthy or emotionally driven eulogy for Jay, instead, we'll just let his great work speak for himself. Our Song of the Week is a song about which I know little. It's an early-era Wilco bootleg that features Jay Bennett on a warbly lead guitar that is posited front and center. That's also Jay doing some fine harmonizing. The song is Don't You Honey Me (Bumble Bee).

If you know more about the song, or just want to say something about Jay Bennett, please post a comment.

Thanks, Jay.

1 comment:

  1. If you want to keep your Jay bummer simmering, you can check out this posting which includes a nice youTube video of Jay performing on Wilco's 'Misunderstood'...http://music-mix.ew.com/2009/05/wilcos-jay-be-1.html