Xenophobia, nationalism, climate change, and the malignancy in the White House all terrify him, but Oberst — who campaigned for Barack Obama in 2008, supported Bernie Sanders in 2016, and insists that dispensing with Donald Trump is the only defensible path in 2020 — still believes that the arc of history bends towards justice, however slowly. Hopefully. At least today. “If you go back a couple hundred years, it was certainly worse,” he says. “Maybe in a couple of hundred more, it’ll be better.”
Informationen von Leuten, die auf dem Konzert waren zufolge wurde dieser Song erst drei Tage zuvor geschrieben, befindet sich also nicht auf Salutations.
Und ein Interview mit dem Sydney Morning Herald.
To a certain demographic, Conor Oberst is Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith and Bob Dylan rolled into one. In fact, for years he has been referred to as „the new Dylan“. He turned 37 the day before this interview. Does he finally feel old enough to pass that albatross on to someone else?
„I think I’m off the hook now, right?“ he says, laughing. „I mean, 37 feels old, even though people keep reassuring me I’m still young. I feel like there’s already been like a good five or 10 other new Dylans since me anyway, like Jake Bugg or someone.“
Eine nette Session plus ein Interview zum anhören!
Wie ihr wahrscheinlich schon wisst kommt am 14. Oktober 2016 eine neue Platte von Conor Oberst raus. Diese wurde von ihm ganz allein an zwei Tagen im Februar eingespielt. Vorbestellen z.B direkt bei direkt bei nonesuch!
“My favorite feeling is when you finish a song,” Oberst says of the time he spent here, working alone. “Where there once was nothing, now this thing exists.”
Vor ein paar Tagen ist ein interessanter Artikel / Interview mit Conor Oberst erschienen, nachzulesen hier. Conor erzählt darin darüber wir es ihm die letzten Jahre ergangen ist. Lesen!
Achja, Tourdaten für Europa gibt es auch, siehe rechts.
OBERST I’m amazed, actually, that I can still do this for a living. I always assumed that the well would run dry at some point, and I would have to get a real job. It took me a while to reconcile that this is my job. I want to do this because I’m compelled to do this, because I want to make art, but in the world we live in, you have to sell stuff and you have to make shirts with your name on it, and that’s not my first impulse.
Co-owned by Oberst and his friend Phil Schaffart, it’s been open and mostly free of musical acts since September of 2012, not long after he reunited with Desaparecidos, a band whose political specificity allows him to save more universal musings for his own work. (They recorded five new songs in March and are set to continue working on more later this year.)
Conor speaks to last.fm about how his process for writing songs hasn’t changed, just the subject matter has; Playing with Dawes as his backing band & keeping his music fresh through collaboration.
Conor Oberst: This is an interesting fact that I learned recently. I’m from Nebraska, I’m from Omaha, and my whole life, I have thought or been told that we’re either the flattest state, or if we’re not the flattest state, we’re like one of the flattest states. Topographically. We’re not. We’re not the flattest state.