More music I like: Bonnie Prince Billy DJs on NPR

This is a lovely show: All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen sits and chats with Bonnie Prince Billy (aka Will Oldham), and they play some tracks from Oldham’s record collection and a few from his new album, Beware. The highlights (for me) are the first two tracks: ‘Seven Little Girls Sitting in the Back Seat’ (by Paul Evans) – which Oldham describes as an “erotic ballad” – and ‘The Girl in Me’ (by Bonnie Prince Billy & Cheyenne Mize). One of the (many) things I love about Oldham’s music is his ability to revel in sexuality while still being sweet and thoughtful, and sometimes very funny. Somehow those two songs, one after the other, seemed like a perfect example.

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