The pet names I employ are far stupider than that. Why am I opening this bio that way? How has that part made it through to the 12th draft? What is her name? I just watched the video for that song like twice. That is how much I do not want to write this bio.
Father John Misty’s Quest to Explain Himself | The New Yorker
By Nick Paumgarten. In the chronicles of Father John Misty, the thirty-six-year-old singer-songwriter whose real name is Josh Tillman, the cardinal psychedelic encounter has him naked in a tree, in Big Sur, in , zonked on magic mushrooms. At the time, Tillman was the drummer for Fleet Foxes, the popular indie folk band, and was living in Seattle. Amid interpersonal discord, creative frustration, and turning-thirty discontent, he split town in an Econoline van, with a big bag of mushrooms, and meandered down the coast. One day, he went for a hike, and, as the psilocybin kicked in, he began to shed layers of clothing, until he found himself perched on a limb, stripped bare before an indifferent universe. He returned to Seattle, packed up his things, moved to Los Angeles, and started working on a novel. After a while, he picked up a guitar and started writing songs again, and these, too, seemed different.