Thursday, January 8, 2009

"You Will Miss Me When I Burn"/Will Oldham

Check out the recent New Yorker article, "The Pretender," about songster Will Oldham, whose There Is No One What Will Take of You from 1993 (under the authorship of Palace Brothers) was a revelation, and then after a couple disks I lost contact with his music... until my brother sent me something called "Bonny Prince Billy"--turns out he has more heteronyms than Fernando Pesso and Kent Johnson put together. Oldham's music is certainly "Old Weird America," by way of the No Depression genre, with some sense of the oddball (crazy?) holy fool in his voice and playing style.

Anyway, as a way out of the Gaza nightmares, enjoy "You Will Miss Me When I Burn."

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