In our morning reading: an interview with K-Ming Chang, a playlist from Amy Shearn, and more.
Afternoon Bites: Nina MacLaughlin, Publishing and Politics, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Benedek Totth Excerpted, and More
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Nina MacLaughlin, where publishing and politics converge, and more.
Weekend Bites: Leslie Jamison Nonfiction, John M. Ford Revisited, Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s Latest, and More
In our weekend reading: new writing from Leslie Jamison, revisiting the works of John M. Ford, and more.
Morning Bites: The Messthetics’ Latest, Rachel Eve Moulton, Revisiting “Alay-Oop,” Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and More
In our morning reading: thoughts on the latest album from The Messthetics, an interview with Amy Long, and more.
The first time we heard Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy’s title track to his 1999 masterpiece, I See a Darkness, nobody would have thought the song would have ended up getting the cover treatment by Johnny Cash a year later on American III: Solitary Man.
If there is one music person who can attach his name, or one of his many monikers, to something other than albums and have us give it a thumbs up, we’re going to say it’s Will Oldham.
If you’re one of the people that reads this blog on a daily basis, you might notice that I blog a lot about Will Oldham. If this bothers you, I hope you won’t stop reading after I offer up this free album he did with Cheyenne Marie Mize, Among the Gold. It’s a collection of 19th Century American parlor music handpicked by the duo, and it sure is pretty. Download: Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Cheyenne Marie Mize, Among the Gold
Bonnie “Prince” Billy played the Monster Island basement the other night. I wasn’t there, but Adam Wilson was. I asked him what he thought. Here is what he told me: