"OLDHAM: I love that song 'The World’s Greatest' as well. We perform that song onstage sometimes. We do sort of like a country version of it.
KELLY: Yeah? I would love to hear that. You know, I took the Queen Mary to Europe once because I didn’t want to get on a plane . . .
OLDHAM: Because planes make you nervous?"
—Have you read Will "Bonnie Prince Billy" Oldham interviewing R. Kelly in the new Interview magazine yet? If not, definitely do. It is an amazing and wonderful conversation about music and theater and boats and Africa and people and love and pain and talent and celebrity and loneliness and finding oneself and fear of flying.
Here are some tips on that, by the way.
And here's R. Kelly's original version of the "The World's Greatest."
On behalf of all Will Oldham superfans out there, I'd just like to note that it's either Will Oldham or Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. Not both.
on behalf of everyone else, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
The lengths this dude will go to, just to collect two Social Security checks.
R. Kelly on the concept album:
I felt like people have fun with concepts like that—even when you throw a party. You say, "Okay, everybody gotta come in with a broom and a witch hat and it's a witch party."
What it must be like in that man's mind. It's a witch party, you guys.
Dude. He has sound engineers on call at his house ALL THE TIME.
ALL THE TIME. IN SHIFTS.
LIKE BUS DRIVERS
"hey, man, love has never failed. It has won every battle. And today and forever more it will go on undefeated" — R Kelly's defense strategy.
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