Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Father John Misty - I'm Writing a Novel

Feels Like: Edward Sharpe, Bob Dylan, JJ Cale

Some releases just breeze by. Father John Misty's Fear Fun came out ages ago, and on first listen it just didn't really stick for me. I decided to give it a second shot on my Thanksgiving travels, and that second shot led to a third, fourth, and pretty soon probably a dozen listens. Fear Fun is full of rambling road music or as my godfather calls it "Friday afternoon drinking music." It brings to mind not only troubadours like Bob Dylan and JJ Cale, but great books like On The Road and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. "I'm Writing a Novel" exemplifies this feeling best and the video, which is a travelogue of sorts from Father John Misty's tour, couldn't be more appropriate.