On the back of Ryan Adams’ re-imagination of Taylor Swift’s 1989, John Tillman, better known as Father John Misty, released his own Velvet Underground inspired take on Ryan’s take. Having shared his covers with his fans, Tillman had a dream.
It went a little like this: crab-walking around New Orleans, a French psychoanalyst put a birthday crown on his head and ‘Ode To Joy’ began to play and a crying crowd sang along. Obama offered him a ride on Air Force One and they spent the day golfing in Hawaii. Obama then turned into his Father and said ‘I have one injunction for you, son: That you enjoy life.’
Jumping out of Air Force One, John landed on pink, glowing blob, miles long. Inside the blob were thousands of familiar faces. One of them was Lou Reed on a catwalk hand-cuffed to supermodels who said ‘Delete those tracks, don’t summon the dead, I’m not your plaything. The collection of souls is an expensive pastime.’
Then, he woke up. And now, Tillman has taken his versions of ‘Blank Space’ and ‘Welcome to New York’ down. Read more about Misty’s dream here