Thanks to everyone who listened when we requested an MP3 of Paul Weller’s take on “I Walk On Gilded Splinters,” the Dr. John number that closed the season-four finale of The Wire. Speaking of which, we have a half-dozen or so questions about what’s going to happen next: After spotting DuQuan on the corner, will Prez stay with teaching, or will he again try to police the streets? How will Marlo muscle the city if Chris and Snoop get locked up (assuming, of course, that Chris and Snoop don’t snitch on Marlo)? And considering that David Simon has created one of the best television shows on the air–a show that provokes empathy, outrage, and joy–will HBO just ignore the low ratings and re-up The Wire for the rest of the decade?
Paul Weller – I Walk On Gilded Splinters [MP3, link expired]