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S.S. Coachella: Father John Misty, the ship's resident cynic
S.S. Coachella: Father John Misty, the ship's resident cynic

On the last night of the S.S. Coachella, Josh Tillman sat before a couple of dozen fiction fans, a rare sight on a ship devoted to irony-soaked hedonism. They’d assembled in Michael’s, the manly smoking-jacket-and-Scotch bar aboard the ship, for an event drolly billed as “Father John Misty reads selections from his favorite works of literature.” But Tillman, the singer-songwriter behind FJM, read from the novella printed in nearly illegible font in the liner notes of his album “Fear Fun.”  It’s a smart, bitterly amusing story about a guy sent to hell, where Satan  shows him how to get around the place. The crowd eats it up, partly...

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