Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy has announced the launch of a new newsletter called Starship Casual.
Yesterday (4 August) Tweedy announced Starship Casual, his new Substack newsletter. Tweedy also shared an introductory post revealing that Starship Casual will feature a variety of stories, songs, pictures, voice messages, advice and more.
According to Pitchfork, Tweedy said of the newsletter, "I know I’ve shared a lot - been pretty prolific for a scary long time now. But a couple of things happened this past year (which I’ll get to in a sec) that have me craving a bit more of a direct experience with my collaborators (you). Social media has never quite met these needs for me. Occasionally I’ve dabbled with tweets and whatnot, but I’ve never been able to quite put my finger on the reason for the emptiness I feel trying to engage with all of you while using those formats."
"I really want this newsletter to be an extension of that experience, and to put into practice some of the insight I’ve gained about my past attempts to make social media feel worthwhile and honest to me," Tweedy added. "It’s the community I’ve always missed. Blue checks or not I’m not sure anyone is really themself—really who they say they are in that climate over there. I’m going to settle in here and share all kinds of things with an added emphasis on a feeling of direct interaction. Mostly, I just want to be here where you can find me. If you need me. Because I like you. Let’s spend some time together."