I’ve appreciated artists like David Bowie, who’s a true chameleon that can try these different styles and disappear into the music,” he said. “And that’s a skill all on its own, and I kind of do that. But I’m a bad chameleon. It’s like, ‘It’s that guy again!’ But I don’t really mind that because there’s something to be said for having your own voice.
“Having someone I want to come home to and spend time with has caused me to work less, which has been a good thing.
There’s only so many songs you can write about hotel rooms and tours. Spending more time away from that and gathering more life experiences has definitely helped my writing. I’m a happier person than I was before.”
"this song is about purgatory and you guys probably know all about that since you live in fucking omaha nebraska" - conor oberst from the sokol auditorium
Anonymous said: Still searchin for "the story of a ship..."... You know what that's about? Thanx
i’ve always thought it was the four winds story… but i thought it was a legend word of mouth type thing. that’s how i heard it when i was little. travel as far as you can north, south, east, and west. see the world and at the end of it all discover that you never moved at all. you are still you and still in the same spot (your ship, your Self). things change around you but you do not.
there was this book I read and loved
the story of a ship
who sailed around the world and found
that nothing else exists
beyond his own two sails
and wooden shell
and what is held within
all else is sure to pass
”At the end of your journey you will discover that you have never moved at all…”
as far as the actual book it’s self? cant help you. but maybe someone reading this can?
It makes me think of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and the Voyage of the Dawn Treader by CS Lewis, but neither fits exactly…
"My friends actually used to call me the "Female Conor Oberst." I got to open up with him once and I told him about that and he thought it was hilarious.
I don’t think our music is similar but I’d wear this plaid cowboy shirt and Chucks, and I was singing songs about breaking up. My friend just went, “Oh my God. You’re him. He would wear that! He would totally wear that.”“
-Sharon Van Etten