Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Bonnie 'Prince' Billy on Kansas City's Fox 4 morning show is terrifying, and not because of Bonnie 'Prince' Billy

Posted By on Wed, Aug 11, 2010 at 1:24 PM

click to enlarge Not the crazy one.
  • Not the crazy one.

Legendary-to-some singer-songwriter Will Oldham, aka Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, played a show in Lawrence in 2008. The next day, for what I can only assume are perverse reasons on his part, he agreed to be a guest on Fox 4 Morning News. Worlds collided. To the tape!


I am rarely up before 9 a.m., and I don't watch the local news, and if I did it wouldn't be the Fox affiliate (because I'm a liberal, you see!), so these hosts were not familiar to me. As far as I can tell, the female host is no longer with the station, but I believe the male host is named Mark Alford

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Bonnie seems earnest in his responses, but it's clear these lunatics have no interest in anything he has to say, and would just prefer to treat him as some kind of clown. And the juxtaposition between his creepy warbling voice and the sterile, smile-at-any-cost Fox vibe is haunting and hilarious in a Tim and Eric-type of way. I mean, how about those cutaways? And the part where she laughs and touches Alford's shoulder and tells him how funny he is? This is seriously not far off from Jan and Wayne Sklar.  

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