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Calexico

Keith Cameron, MOJO, April 2003

PACKING UP his gear after a recent gig in Dublin, Calexico's Joey Burns was approached by a young couple. Would you play at our wedding? The lovebirds had proposed to each other during that night's performance of Not Even Stevie Nicks, a song from the new Calexico album. Flabbergasted, Joey promptly serenaded the couple with a 15-minute version of 'their tune'. No matter that Not Even Stevie Nicks is about a man who drive his car over a cliff — hardly a wedding song. "I did insert some more appropriate lyrics," he says. "And did Fleetwood Mac's 'Go Your Own Way' and 'Ticket To Ride' by The Beatles."

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