Here we are: The final installment. The last waltz. The ultimate hoorah. We've reached the conclusion of the Nebraska Index. And we (finally) have a winner.
In part three of our paranoid series examining how outsiders view Nebraska through song, John Wenz tackles songs from The Lawrence Arms, Tarkio, moe., Braid the Cash Brothers and more.
We didn't find the heart of Nebraska in music before, but will we as we continue on? What person from outside our fair state portrayed it best? And where does Hot Free Lunch! get off calling us boring?
It's time to go beyond Omaha, and out into the rest of the state. The next three parts of the Nebraska Index will span genres, eras and sanity. And there will be far too many references to Charles Starkweather.
Is Justin Beiber a Marxist critic of late capitalism? Find out this and more in the conclusion of a two-part series exploring and rating song references to Omaha.
What do outsiders think of Omaha? HN's John Wenz tunes his fine ear to the songs about the city to find out in part one of a two-part series.