Cat: 399784 Rel: 23 Jul 10
Epistolary novelette collecting 62 letters, the first published writing from Bill Callahan (79 pages, paperback, black & white)
Notes: The Letters to Emma Bowlcut, an epistolary novelette, collects 62 letters from a nameless protagonist to a woman he saw at at a party. The letters form the seduction, in sifting the loose, disparate details of his day-to-day, the desires, the frustrations, the joys. The self as depicted through emotional weather updates, social observations, anecdotes, advice and well timed punchlines. The Letters to Emma Bowlcut captures the sensual and esoteric qualities of letter correspondence. There is something in the time it takes the post to deliver and the physicality of the object that eventually arrives, that evokes an intimacy, a depth: a desire to be known and an opportunity to present oneself in the internal fantasy of every day's secret internal dialogue. … Read more
Over the course of 9 releases as Smog, Bill Callahan built an international audience for his musical fights and lyrical incites. For the past 3 years, he has presented his music under his own name to. His artwork, which has adorned the covers of all but one of his albums, has been distributed in the form of 3 sketchbooks (Women, The Death's Head Drawings and Ballerina Scratchpad and he has contributed his unique perspective to magazines over the years, but the Letters to Emma Bowlcut is his first published writing. As Bill continues to record and tour, playing concerts throughout Europe, Japan, North and South America and Australia, the Letters to Emma Bowlcut will be disinseminated among his ever-chaging and growing fan-base.