one of the first live performances by Will Oldham as Bonnie Prince Billy.

The songs here are from the BPB debut EP Blue Lotus Feet (1998), but these live recordings are extended versions of them. Where the album version of for instance When Thy Song Flows Through Me (listen at 16:44) is only two and a half mins, this song lasts for almost 10 mins, creating a special repetitive atmosphere inherent to the Hare Khrishna songs they originally are, but distinctively interpreted by Oldham and his band.

Intro (dutch commentary): 0:00
"Pole Star Of My Life": 00:54
Interview (by Jan Hiddink): 9:07
"When Thy Song Flows Through Me: 16:44
"I Am The Sky": 26:18
"Blue Lotus Feet": 33:43

It was broadcasted on October 15th 1998 by VPRO’s De Avonden, Radio 5, The Netherlands.
The songs were recorded June 13th 1998 at the Studio Amstel Festival

Vocals/Guitar: Will Oldham
Piano/Organ: David Grubbs
Lead Guitar: Paul Oldham
Bass: Tim Ruth
Drums: Peter Townsend

  
m0v13s:

Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt, 2006)

m0v13s:

Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt, 2006)

I heard his voice in there, so I mailed him the songs. In very Will Oldham style, he turned them around almost overnight. He added so much color. I think my favorite part of the whole album is his back-ups on ‘Unlit Hallway.’

cmj:

Will Oldham released a self-titled album as Bonnie Prince Billy last year, and we’re just now getting a visual for the low-down album cut ”Bad Man.” Check it out here.

platterplaylists:

PALACE MIXTAPE
Idle Hands are the Devil’s PlaythingsNew PartnerAgnes, Queen of SorrowI Send My Love To YouDisorderOde #2O Lord Are You In Need?The Brute ChoirThe GatorOpen Your HeartI Am Still What I Meant To BeOde #3I Am A CinematographerWe All, Us Three, Will Ride
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platterplaylists:

PALACE MIXTAPE

Idle Hands are the Devil’s Playthings
New Partner
Agnes, Queen of Sorrow
I Send My Love To You
Disorder
Ode #2
O Lord Are You In Need?
The Brute Choir
The Gator
Open Your Heart
I Am Still What I Meant To Be
Ode #3
I Am A Cinematographer
We All, Us Three, Will Ride

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cubbyjames:

Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Matt Sweeney - Rudy Foolish