Miami New Times continues to know jack about music
Anyway, the point is, I blogged a while ago about a breathtakingly stupid error in a music story at Miami's other weekly paper, and now, this Super Bowl story — which compares the musical history of Chicago and Indianapolis — contains this:
"Alt-country darling Wilco breaks up, allowing Chicago frontman Jeff Tweedy to pursue his dream of releasing a solo album dedicated to the lesser-known yodeling ballads of Hank Williams Sr."
Seriously? Wilco broke up? Hmm. That's news to me ... and, also, probably news to the band, which will do an Australian tour in April and release its next album, Sky Blue Sky, in May.
The last part of that sentence is obviously meant to be untrue, a lighthearted joke about the country influences that informed much of Wilco's songwriting, like, 10 years ago. But the first part of the sentence is obviously an error — no other statement of fact in the entire story is patently false, as this one is. Tellingly, the Miami New Times is currently looking for a music editor. One can only hope that someone snaps up the job before crap like this becomes de rigueur.