Bonnie Prince Billy - Will Oldham  -  Other Than Music Stuff

book Thinking In Pictures - The Making Of The Movie Matewan by John Sayles


Will Oldham gets mentioned a few times in the casting and editing notes and there are a couple of photographs of him

ISBN13: 9780306812668
ISBN10: 0306812665

LP/CA/CD Tweez by Slint


Jennifer Hartman Records ?– 138
Touch and Go TG138

The photo on the cover was made by Joe Oldham, Will is behind the wheel with a helmet on


LP/CA/CD Machinery Hill by Flour


Touch and Go TG63

The photo on the cover was made by Will Oldham


LP/CA/CD Spiderland by Slint


Touch and Go TG64

The bandphoto on the cover was made by Will Oldham

The 2014 remastered version contains a booklet in which Will wrote the foreword and two pics were added from his hand


book Open City #7 - The Rubbed Away Girl has a Will Oldham contribution




CD s/t by Speed To Roam


self released

The front cover photo was made by Will Oldham


comicbook Cash - I See A Darkness by Reinhard Kleist


The title refers to the Bonnie Prince Billy song
Note that a part of the Dutch version of the book is about "Hurt", The Nine Inch Nails song.
The same part of the USA version is about "I See A Darkness"


Carlsen Comics ISBN 3-935229-13-5 (Germany 2006)
Black Velvet ISBN 978-88-87827-72-9 (Italy 2007)
Planeta DeAgostini ISBN 978-84-674-4276-2 (Spain 2007)
Dargaud ISBN 978-2205-06043-0 (France 2008)
Silvester Strips ISBN 978-90-5885-385-1 (Dutch 2009)
Oxy ISBN 978-960-436-253-0 (Greece 2009)
8Inverso Graphics (Brazil 2009)
Self Made Hero ISBN 978-1-906838-07-2 (UK 2009)
Abrams Books ISBN 0-8109-8463-6 (USA 2009)

magazine Zoetrope:All-Story Vol.11 No.1 has Will Oldham as guest designer



book Royal Stable Words V.1 by Will Oldham


A limited edition hardcover book of lyrics and writing by Will Oldham accompanied with letterpressed etchings by Diane Radford
Limited to 300, numbered in prime numbers


book Black Sabbatical by Brett Eugene Ralph


 Sarabande Books ISBN 978-1-932511-73-4

Will wrote the blurb for the back cover:
"When I was a teenager I used Brett Ralph's facility with language as an excuse for hope. As an adult, beyond idealism, I still find Brett's speech, verse, and prose sustaining, inspiring, even rescuing"


book Ripped: T-Shirts from the Underground by Cesar Padilla


 Universe ISBN 978-0789320339

Will wrote a small piece about the Misfits

4LP/4CD box An American Trilogy by Mickey Newbury


Saint Cecilia Knows CEC01
Drag City DC485

Will wrote this piece about Mickey Newbury exclusive to this release


LP/CD Handpicked Songs 1955 - 1962 by The Louvin Brothers


Light In The Attic LITA074

Will handpicked and wrote this piece about the song Alabama


Wolfroy Goes To Town aftermath


DC502C / PR49C

Bonny Billy Blend Kona Rose Coffee:
Overtones of chocolate, leather and non-wacky tobaccy pair favorably with Wolfroy Goes To Town
The coffee came in 8oz and 16oz packages

The Bondom was first available on Record Store Day 2012. It shows the words 'Go To Town' when rolled out


book Will Oldham on Bonnie Prince Billy - edited by Alan Licht


Faber & Faber ISBN 978-0-571-25814-7
ISBN 978-0-571-29064-2 (limited edition)

Faber & Faber released a limited (expensive) edition (of 300) in a boxset containing a signed and numbered deluxe embossed hard back version of the book `Will Oldham on Bonnie Prince Billy` with 2x10" in a gatefold sleeve


Contra ISBN 978-8493985097
(Spanish translation)

Sanae Intoxicants releases a scent called Bonnie Billy


Bonnie Billy:
Underneath the bouquet of the mukhallat, on a warm, Egyptian jasmine, tobacco night, rocks the ancient, romantic rhythm of the Assam oud. Relish in this mystical, swirling dance. It will light up all who surround you


LP/CD Devilution: The Early Years by London May


Cleopatra CLO 0236

This compilation has a forward written by Will Oldham


book Don Dimaio of La Plata by Robert Arellano


 Akashic Books ISBN 1-888451-51-3

Will wrote the blurb for the back cover:
"I hope that the author is not killed for writing this book. A municpal fornicator (pot) shines a waterfire light deep into the more-than-half-full actions of a civil servant (kettle). So between the writer and his protagonist, a new meaning of ‘black’ power arises"


Stories for Ways and Means contains a story written by Will Oldham



Death To Boys

Occulting Disk by Deathprod has liner notes written by Will Oldham


Smalltown Supersound STS360


Destroy Your Safe And Happy Lives by Jack Carneal has a foreword written by Will Oldham


Rare Bird Books

In 1994, Jack Carneal had a loose collection of friends—including Ned Oldham—who liked to get together and play some tunes now and then.
It didn’t seem like much of anything, until Ned’s younger brother, Will Oldham, invited the guys to be his backing band on that summer’s Lollapalooza tour.

Louisville Is For Lovers Vol. 15 "Dreaming In Love City" compilation has some pictures of Will Oldham on the accompanying calendar


Double Malt Music DMB35D


It’s Going to be a Bright New Day: Would You Rather, with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy by Max Porter


ISBN 978-1-912722-42-6

Rough Trade Books

It’s Going to be a Bright New Day: Would You Rather, with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is a pamphlet: Max Porter asking Will Oldham questions.
Will Oldham has to say whether he would rather one thing, or another. Many topics are covered, including music, sex, cuisine, literature and travel.

Hotel #6 magazine contains a contribution by Will Oldham


ISBN 978-1-8380200-0-2

Will Oldham: ‘Seven Pages’
The pages are filled with typed and written lyrics

Boats To Build by David Ferguson video is directed by Will Oldham, he also plays in it with his daughter



The song is on the David Ferguson album Nashville No More, released September 3, 2021 on Fat Possum (FP1782)

cassette Clinamen by Clinamen has a blurb on the HAHA site written by Will Oldham


Haha 5

how many things happen to the music between its performance and the listening to the recording of that performance? i always feel like i am witnessing a performance when i listen to a musical recording. a great thing about records is that you can grow to trust them, and when you find your vulnerability rewarded by the power of the music, you can enter tomorrow with a confidence born of your ability to realistically anticipate a renewed experience of those rewards. so i’m distracted by writing this, so i sit back and switch the channels of my mind to a big fat receptor. … … … … …this is not like comforting drone music… …it’s real music being made… …i’m joining in….singing along…consciousness evolved into doing what it ought to…it’s the gauze of my thong, confessions of a corrupted trumpet mute…dodging cars in times square, android porn soundtrack, transcendent comedy bit, anthems for a world where the ceiling fan is king. when we think we don’t have the sweaty heated gatherings where important things are spoken about fiercely, here we are proven wrong! by the evidence of the comings together of clinamen. - will oldham

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