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What happens when filmmaker Grant James collaborates with dynamic folk rock savant, Josh Tillman? A plane crash, evidently. Tillman’s alter ego, Father John Misty emerges from the wreckage dazed, well dressed and sardonically crooning, per yuse in the singer’s new video for Funtimes in Babylon off his most recent album, Fear Fun.

LAC decided to bugaboo Grant James, in lieu of observing our print deadlines. Here’s what the video’s co-director had to say:


So, what’s up?

Debating if I should go on a hike or keep working…

Can we get you something to drink?

Hair of the dog, please.

What are you wearing?

Flannel and shorts

Are you single/taken/heartbroken/hopeful/bored?

Taken, but apparently I got black out drunk last night and my girlfriend and I fought about chicken sandwiches.

Are you interested in anyone right now?

I don’t get this question.

Do anything last night?

Went to Tom Petty + Jumbos, stellar combo.

How late did you stay up?


Meals or snacks?


How often do you consume alcohol?

Few times a week, but I go hard.

You kissed a girl and liked it?

Yes, indeed.

Please don’t touch that.


What’s on your feet?


Blue or black ink?


Ever sit down in the shower?

Only to pee.

When was the last time you really froke out at someone?

Last night, over chicken sandwiches. We’ve made up since then.

What was the first thing you said aloud this morning?

“Why are you apologizing?” and “What happened?”

Are you listening to music right now?

Yep, Pond.

Will you text the person you like today?

Suppose so.

If we gave you $50, what would you buy?

Parking in Los Angeles

Last 3 google searches?

When will people stop using #’s?

Bonnaroo Set Times

What is Twee?

What are you doing later?

Hiking, Drinks, Turning 30.

Can we come?

All are welcome.

photo by Emma Garr via Filter Magazine

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