Thursday, September 02, 2004

Jeff Tweedy Filtered

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An extensive interview with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy over on Filter. Tweedy is asked about Elliott Smith’s last days trying to cleanup and asking about Jeff's own treatment.

TWEEDY: That was the same thing that happened to me. I feel really fucking lucky I survived because…[pauses] I didn’t want to kill myself, but I wanted to die. I really did. I was so…so, scared. I didn’t think I’d ever be normal again. It’s just terrifying. You just totally destroy your brain chemistry over a long period of time with opiates, and if you’re already predisposed to having some fluctuation in your brain chemistry anyway – it’s a really scary thing. Like I said, I was just amazed and relieved to find people that understood. I just got so much compassion from this place and the other people in treatment – I was just like, “Wow, you’ve done that too? [Laughs] I thought I was the only one!”

Thanks to Frank on Chromewaves for the link. More on Wilco's latest A Ghost is Born.


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