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you will miss me when i burn

Having made it to the end of the new Bonnie "Prince" Billy album, it's pretty obvious that it's intended as a kind of a joke upon people who've taken his back-catalogue far too seriously - not a bad joke, but a joke nonetheless. Just listen to the reworked I Am A Cinematographer. You can almost hear him laughing at us, saying "look, what did you expect me to do with this?" He couldn't have made it any more stark than the original. And he probably didn't really want to. Why mess with the masterpieces? I gather this was done as some kind of fanboy exercise where he polled fans to find out which songs he should redo. I don't think anybody expected the Nashville sound of this album, but maybe we should've expected a poke in the ribs, at least?

* 10:41 * music