Will Oldham - Quotes

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I need to go someplace faraway that doesn't have telephones and doesn't have a record player and doesn't have movie theaters and people walking down the street in order to not do anything.

I need to go someplace faraway that doesn't have telephones and doesn't have a record player and doesn't have movie theaters and people walking down the street in order to not do anything.

Whenever I see something that looks like it could be good - whether it's on vinyl, CD or cassette - if it's not too expensive, I'll take a chance. ---->>>

Sometimes we need to tell ourselves that we're not going to do certain things, just in order to stay sane. ---->>>

I think that America in general is piratical. Every time we accept a paycheck for doing almost nothing, allowing us to live above the poverty line, we're engaging in piracy. ---->>>

I have more respect for somebody who points at his ideal - in this case, the ideal of the pirate - and then becomes something that's more radical, more exciting, more subversive than a pirate could ever be. ---->>>

As it turns out, as an adult I can have a very unpleasant, fierce and unforgiving temper at times. But I don't think I had that when I was a kid. ---->>>

It is more rewarding to be complicit with scarcity than excess. ---->>>

There's very little admirable about being a pirate. There's very little functional about a pirate. There's very little real about a pirate. ---->>>

It's O.K. to accept good fortune.

It's O.K. to accept good fortune.

I don't think that word - the word pirate - has any real meaning. Or it's something that's had meaning imposed on it. ---->>>

I like rural areas. ---->>>

I think records and music are more appropriate and more respectful of the human soul than the churches are. And more respectful of the needs of humans to communicate with the aspects of themselves that are neglected by language. ---->>>

It's nice to be able to backtrack and not be embarrassed by the music you used to listen to. ---->>>

Cities are made for enemies to destroy.

Cities are made for enemies to destroy.

I don't like the idea of being surrounded by hidden things; people you can't see in buildings and cars. ---->>>

I figure it's okay to make certain rules, whether or not people despise you for it at the time. ---->>>

People are looking for fame or a focus, and I can't provide that. ---->>>

I make the songs and part of making them is singing them. But what you hear is not me. It's the song. It's through me. ---->>>

I really hate press. ---->>>

I think everybody works from a defensive position, for the most part, in the film industry. ---->>>

I think that what trips up a lot of great musicians is that they become involved with too many things that aren't where their strengths lie. ---->>>

Too much emphasis is put on American roots music when people try and place me. You know, I grew up listening to punk. ---->>>

What is normally called religion is what I would tend to call music - participating in music, listening to music, making records and singing. ---->>>

When I was a kid, I always thought that acting was going to be the way to go. ---->>>

I do not want a personal relationship with my fans. Or to do anything that encourages them to think they have one with me. They can have a personal relationship with my songs. That's fine, but they don't know me. ---->>>

I don't like going to cities. I don't mind maybe being in a city sometimes for a few hours, but I pretty much don't like cities. I don't even like passing through them. ---->>>

I write a song to be recorded. And to some extent to be performed, but definitely more to be recorded than performed, because the recording will last longer than a performance. ---->>>

I'd like my records to reach as many people as possible, but I'm also thinking in terms of how I can keep from getting jaded or unhappy with the process. ---->>>

Writing songs is a profession; so it's not an attempt to take things from my interactions with other people and for some reason give them to a total stranger to listen to. I find it offensive to hear other people do that. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 12-24, 1970
Occupation: Musician

Will Oldham (born December 24, 1970), better known by the stage name Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, is an American singer-songwriter and actor. From 1993 to 1997, he performed and recorded under variations of the Palace name, including the Palace Brothers, Palace Songs, and Palace Music. After releasing material under his own name, he adopted the "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy" moniker for the majority of his output since 1998 (wikipedia)