Posts tagged Joanna Newsom

Smog (+ Joanna Newsom) - Rock Bottom Riser

Mojo Magazine, June 2011 [click here to enlarge] 3 of 4

Mojo Magazine, June 2011 [click here to enlarge] 3 of 4

Joanna knew some Bill Callahan.

Joanna knew some Bill Callahan.

The way he listens to music is one of the most endearing and sweet things I’ve ever seen. He takes off his shoes, sets them down and gets comfortable. He kneels or sits in front of the record player, lifts the cover, reverently chooses a record, puts it on, closes the cover and just listens, start to finish. Whenever I go to see him and we listen to music like that, I register in myself how much better it feels than other ways of listening, which are like rushing to eat a meal because you’re super-hungry. You need to eat, just like you need to listen to music, but it never feels good if you do it like that. So I am trying to set my life up in a way where I don’t have to listen to music anyway other than putting on a record and sitting and listening.
Joanna Newsom describing the way Bill Callahan listens to music. (via dear-charming-kite)

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Bill Callahan - Bathysphere (live)
Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago, September 2006 (Joanna Newsom on piano)

Photo by Joanna Newsom

Photo by Joanna Newsom