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.
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.“
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.