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Listen to Conor Oberst on Marc Maron’s “WTF” Podcast

Talks About Songwriting, Bob Dylan, and False Rape Accusation

Feb 16, 2015 Conor Oberst Bookmark and Share

Earlier today Bright EyesConor Oberst appeared on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast. In addition to performing “Common Knowledge” from his latest album Upside Down Mountain Oberst spoke at length about growing up in Omaha, NE, getting compared to Bob Dylan (“In music journalist shorthand, that’s kind of like, code for ‘they have a lot of words in their songs’”), and the process of songwriting. Maron also got Oberst to briefly talk about last year’s false rape accusation. Describing the incident as “very surreal” and “like the world was upside down for little bit,” Oberst said the internet feeding frenzy was like “a game of telephone that goes on.”

Oberst went on to add, “I want to put it in perspective because I think about all the many African-American men who are in prisons right now for crimes they didn’t commit, and for actual victims of sexual assault that it has done the greatest disservice to,” he said. “They say one out of four women will experience sexual assault in their lifetime. That’s staggering and fucking horrible.”

Click here to listen to full interview.



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