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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

The Greatest/The Letting Go

Here's an article in the Times about Indie rocker Cat Power (aka Chan [prncd "Shawn"] Marshall) and her recent recovery from alcohol addiction. Her latest album, "The Greatest" is frequently playing on my iPod. Hopefully she will stay sober enough to keep making good songs.

This sentence caught my attention:

Like Will Oldham, another indie-folk rocker who is currently starring in the film “Old Joy,” Ms. Marshall is considering a foray into acting.

Will Oldham, aka Bonnie Prince Billy, has also just released a new album, "The Letting Go," (now finally available on iTunes) which is, as far as I can tell, one of his best efforts so far. Oldham also has a bit part in the movie "Junebug" which is pretty enjoyable and is set in Winston-Salem, NC.

No one would be the worser for buying both of these albums (the poorer maybe).