Video: Ted Leo Sings Pro-Union Folk Song

Deja vu? Fret not: like John Darnielle before him, Ted Leo (minus the Pharmacists) has expressed his support of Wisconsin labor union workers following further developments in the dispute. Yesterday on his site, he posted an acoustic version of himself singing the Depression-era folk-hero Woody Guthrie-penned and Billy Bragg/Wilco-finished song “I Guess I Planted” (released on the first Mermaid Avenue album in 1998), recorded in his parents’ basement.

Below, find both electric and acoustic versions of the union anthem, which you can listen to while you read Leo’s not-really-a-diatribe wherein he apologizes for getting vaguely annoyed with his fans on Twitter.



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