Will Oldham profile in the New Yorker

Sorry for the lack of posts of late. It's the holidays. Here's a profile on Will Oldham in the current New Yorker. And if you haven't seen Wendy and Lucy, the new movie by Kelly Reichardt, you should cos it's really intense, and has a great few minutes where Will plays an aging crusty, feral rambling dude hanging around a campfire with crazy teeth (the picture above). Here's the article.

Here's the intro:

I’m trying to run a tight ship,” Will Oldham said when he came to the door. By which he meant “Don’t be late again.” It was a Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, and Oldham was in his working house, a cozy place that would be perfect for a small family, were it not for all the musical instruments and studio equipment. It’s tucked behind some trees on a dense residential street in the Highlands, an area known for its charming shops and rising property values. (He also has a sleeping house nearby, which is just about empty.) Oldham tends to hide his thoughts behind a faint, ambiguous smile, and hides his smile behind an unpruned beard, which can make him seem like a man out of time. This impression is underscored by his excellent posture—though that may merely be evidence of a childhood spent in the theatre, learning to be conscious of his body and how it moves. The front hall was full of CDs, books, and boxes of T-shirts, and Oldham was holding a small stack of light-blue envelopes, the same shade as the cover of his most recent album. On the front of one, he had written, “Mom . . . plus siblings.” There were concert tickets inside, and they had to be delivered soon, because the concert was twenty-four hours away. It was time to go.

posted by kramer at 4:46 PM