Alan Licht on Will Oldham on Bonnie 'Prince' Billy book, published by W.W. Norton 17th September
Posted: Sep 17, 2012
This Monday marks the official U.S. publication of Will Oldham on Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, all 402 pages of it. The book is in a Q & A format, edited, by me, from a series of conversations I had with Will about his career, his life, and other topics of interest. W.W. Norton is the U.S. publisher; Faber & Faber, who commissioned the book to begin with, released it in the UK last spring.
Anyway, in trying to get people all excited about the book or at least to clue them in that it exists, two events are planned in the coming days. Will and I are to be guests on Therese's show on WFMU this Sunday night, starting at midnight: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/TQ
I'll actually be in the studio, Will via the phone. We'll be talking about the book, I guess, but who knows what'll actually happen. WFMU is good about archiving their programming, so you can always catch up with it after the fact.
Then on Monday, September 24th, there will be a book launch at Housing Works Bookstore/Cafe, 126 Crosby St., NYC at 7pm, free: http://www.housingworks.org/events/detail/will-oldham-on-bonnie-prince-billy-release-party-with-mcnally-jackson-vol-1
I will be on hand to "DJ" (i.e. to press "Play" on an iTunes playlist I've conjured beforehand), and to mingle with, well, whoever shows up, really. If someone hands me a pen I'll probably sign some books too.
Looking forward to it all,