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On Soft Focus, Ian Svenonius tenderly interrogates musicians whom we revere and admire. Shot on location in the venerable... More

On Soft Focus, Ian Svenonius tenderly interrogates musicians whom we revere and admire. Shot on location in the venerable Guggenheim Museum in New York City.

"Will Oldham"

February 19, 2007
Will Oldham tells Ian about the suffering and degradation audiences want from rock stars. In this edition of Soft Focus Ian chats with Will about covering his owns songs via alter-ego Bonnie “Prince” Billy, teenage goo goo mucks, and what it’s like to be Kentucky’s most prolific export after fried chicken. Moving on, Ian and Will discuss numerology, copping Madonna’s Confessions on a Dance Floor during a record-store tour and its resulting metaphysical implications. Will states boldly that all audiences want from rock stars is suffering and degradation. Before setting off, Oldham fills us in on the intricacies of dolphin rape.