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    Jeffrey Lewis, Will Oldham, And A Switch In The Tracks

    “Artists are pussies, and they end up getting fucked,” – so sings American anti-folk hero Jeffrey Lewis in his song “Williamsburg Will Oldham Horror.” The song describes Lewis meeting his musical hero Bonnie Prince Billie on the L-train in New York, only for the dream to turn into a nightmare as Will Oldham contrives to rape him on the train tracks before delivering this tragic message. What do we learn from this presumably fictitious story? Surely it can’t be true…

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