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Instead of doing an encore, Father John Misty spent 15 minutes answering fans’ questions

J. Tillman discusses whether tank tops can have sleeves, how sex works, and how he plans to attract more black fans

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    Photo by Autumn Andel

    Father John Misty has emerged as one of indie music’s most popular artists, and for good reason. His music is consistently great, his videos are ambitious, his covers are spirited and true to form. He’s also funny as hell.

    J. Tillman has shared audio from a recent gig in Australia wherein he used the encore to answer questions from the audience. “Thank you for going through the motions of this ritual devoid of meaning called the encore,” he said. “This brazen image of spontaneity.” Instead of playing a predetermined song or two, Tillman elicited a wide range of questions, from whether tank tops can have sleeves, how sex works, how he plans to attract more black fans, and whether he wants to be a fan’s father.

    Listen to the hilarious 16-minute clip below.

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