Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy made an appereance at the release party of a new book by Dan Sinker, The Fucking Epic Quest of @MayorEmanuel, and played acoustic versions of two Black Eyed Peas songs. Watch him cover “I Gotta Feeling” and “My Humps” below.
The idea for the covers steamed from a series of tweets sent out from a fake Twitter account created Sinker during former Obama cabinet member, and now Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s campaign. The hilariou tweets poked fun at Rahm, who’s known far and wide for his frequent insert-foot-in-mouth comments. According to Time Out Chicago, @MayorEmanuel posted tweeted several times asking for Tweedy to cover Black Eyed Peas at a campaign event. “People love that shit.” After watching the videos we have to agree with @MayorEmanuel.
“I Gotta Feeling”:
Wilco: “Born Alone”