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:
Bites: Wild Cupcakes, Kennedy’s do Twitter, Obama is the new Opraha, Marcel Duchamp wasn’t done, and more
Would you rather eat library ice cream or Where the Wild Things Are cupcakes? (Thanks Boing Boing) How indie bookstores are getting customers. (Boston Globe) Yoni Wolf of the band WHY? does vegan food in NYC (Thanks The Young and Hungry) President Obama will sell your book. What do a song off the superb album Superwolf by Bonnie Prince Billy and Matt Sweeny, Iron and Wine, and Vashti Bunyan all have in common? Daniel Kraus, author of The Monster Variations […]