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Will Oldham on Bonnie "Prince" Billy Paperback – September 17, 2012
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Alan Licht is a musician and author of the book Sound Art: Beyond Music Between Categories. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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Alan Licht (a friend and sometimes collaborator) sat down with Oldham for a series of interviews over the course of a week. This book is the result of those interview sessions. It reads less like a typical industry hagiography or personality profile, and more like rambling conversations between friends. That's why it works.
Yes, the sort of information fans crave is in here: recording session information, discussion of song lyrics, influences, etc etc. But much of the fascinating material is the discussion that emerges at the margins: Oldham's idiosyncratic views on the music industry, art, film, and how to balance the demands of the commercial and the artistic.
This is probably not for the uninitiated. No effort is made to bring readers up to speed. There are no references to reviews or any attempts to contextualize Oldham's recording history. However, for those familiar with his catalog, it provides a fascinating glimpse into this idiosyncratic artist.
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If you are a big fan of Will Oldham you will really enjoy the book and the insight into his workings which you will not find elsewhere. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Randy Messenger
Oldham is such a hilarious charlatan! I can't believe this is a real book. This guy's the modern equivalent of Tiny Tim or something. "Ah'm jus a COUNTRY BOY!"Published on January 17, 2013 by Hotrodimus