Friday April 10, 2020

On Song . . . Father John Misty

You’ve traded under the name J Tillman for many years – why change to Father John Misty?

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

8th March, 2015
Father John Misty: ‘I view myself as a failed cartoonist’

It was more or less an experiment. I’d gone under my own name for so long, and I had this horrible idea that it had become an alter ego, and that J Tillman was this person who did not resemble me. Identity is an arbitrary construct. There’s some innate aspect of artifice to performance, and I wanted to be forthright about that or absurd about it. I thought about the name more in the context...

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