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i don't understand this blogs and bills fixation on hip hop — Asked by Anonymous

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I feel like Smog was a different time; I was different people. And who can feel tethered to a line that long and old? It’s more natural to me to think in the form of trilogies. That’s about as far back as I can go in my catalogue and still have an inkling of who I was then and what I was doing. Anything further back than that becomes awkward teenage photos.
Bill Callahan
Dream River is the last record you could listen to at the end of the day, before you go to bed, around midnight. I wanted it to be smooth and relaxing, the perfect end to a person’s day.
Bill Callahan
Smog, 2004 by Walter Dahn 
Acrylic on linen, 66 x 43 cm., 67 x 44 cm

Smog, 2004 by Walter Dahn

Acrylic on linen, 66 x 43 cm., 67 x 44 cm

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so, aaron and i made this lil recording on tour last year.

we started recording the music on a day off between shows in sydney and kuala lumpur. we did all the music in that hotel room in K.L. and then watched ‘the fan’ on tv it was tite. then like some months later i recorded the vocals in a hotel room in warsaw. i remember we had played a totally inspiring show in poznan the night before at the most beautiful gallery space and then got to warsaw i had just had a shower and there was a rihanna billboard out the window and i just felt GREAT. i went to the window, which was on the fourth story, and had a moment of really intense vertigo. then i laid down on the bed and i sang this song, which i love.

the beauty of bill callahan’s original song is unmatched—— this is just an attempt to do honor to one of the greatest songs i’ve ever known.

(ps the whole thing was recorded on built-in laptop mics and isn’t mastered or anything.)

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I recently went to see Bill Callahan perform in Santa Barbara for the second time. It is always very meaningful getting to see him up close and in person because of how significant Bill’s music has been to me in my life. I consider myself lucky for having shook is hand. I was really excited to get a Bill Callahan bumper sticker, it was on my car immediately after the show - 2 weeks later sadly, my car was totaled in a hit and run while parked on a street. 

Bill's the new Dylan, would you agree? — Asked by Anonymous

Dylan ain’t shit. Hope that helps. xx

CALLAHAN’S DREAM RIVER NEWLY DUBBED ‘HAVE FUN WITH GOD’

Dub is a spiritual, abstract, visceral, mystical thing. Finite and Infinite at the same time. Deeply rooted in the earth and embracing outer space. Don’t be fooled by names, Dub has come and gone. Dub is a ghost, a duppy. A duppy of a childhood guppy. Flushed and thriving in the sewers and the swamps.
Bill Callahan, no stranger to a good flushing, has thus taken his #1 Album of the Year, Dream River, and turned it dub! The whole thing now, dub- not just a coupla songs, like you thought. "Expanding Dub" b/w "High In The Mid-40s Dub" was simply the first message, mon! Now MC B.C. brings the whole production, and calls it, Have Fun With God. The tantalizing, liquid flow of Dream River as you know it will cease to exist; except, that it won’t. It will exist in its earthly form and intergalactic, or heavenly, form. For a while. Or for a bit… we’ll see! How does Dream River sound when it’s off this earthly plane? Time to Have Fun With God and find out - the riddim riddle begins, on LP and CD, January 21st, 2014!

CALLAHAN’S DREAM RIVER NEWLY DUBBED ‘HAVE FUN WITH GOD’

Dub is a spiritual, abstract, visceral, mystical thing. Finite and Infinite at the same time. Deeply rooted in the earth and embracing outer space. Don’t be fooled by names, Dub has come and gone. Dub is a ghost, a duppy. A duppy of a childhood guppy. Flushed and thriving in the sewers and the swamps.

Bill Callahan, no stranger to a good flushing, has thus taken his #1 Album of the Year, Dream River, and turned it dub! The whole thing now, dub- not just a coupla songs, like you thought. "Expanding Dub" b/w "High In The Mid-40s Dub" was simply the first message, mon! Now MC B.C. brings the whole production, and calls it, Have Fun With God. The tantalizing, liquid flow of Dream River as you know it will cease to exist; except, that it won’t. It will exist in its earthly form and intergalactic, or heavenly, form. For a while. Or for a bit… we’ll see! How does Dream River sound when it’s off this earthly plane? Time to Have Fun With God and find out - the riddim riddle begins, on LP and CD, January 21st, 2014!