There’s a carousel horse that’s in the living room of my house. It’s from an old amusement park in Omaha, which has long been torn down. They used to be in my grandparents’ house in their basement. When we were kids, we would always sit on it, and it has an 80 pound weight limit, by the way, so if you come to my house, don’t try to get on it. A lot of people [try to get on it] when they’re drunk. But it was in [my grandparents’] house, and then, when they sold their house, my dad took it out of there. When I finally bought my [own] house, my dad surprised me and put it up in my living room when I was out of town. I think that’s probably my favorite material possession I have.
Conor Oberst Marketplace interview.
I’ve never conceptualized much of what I write about. Maybe, once I’m onto something, I’ll conceptualize a finished record. I want the songs to tie together and make sense together. I’m not like, „Oh, I want to explore this idea.“ That’s just not how the creative process works for me. It’s more like something strikes me, or finds me, and then I wrestle with it after that. I don’t sit back in my armchair, like, „What kind of philosophy can I explore today?“
„Salutations“ ist ein unaufgeregtes Statement. Wunderschön und warm. Beeindruckend unbeeindruckt.
Salutations Kritik in der Mittelbayrischen.
In place of sparse confessionals, Oberst offers amblers, anthems, and torch songs. The first track of the album, “Too Late to Fixate”, announces Salutations as such – a slow groove with his trademark combination of wry humor, self-pity, and world-weary reflection.
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.“