Father John Misty, a married man now, is not really feeling the bar scene so much anymore. In fact, he’s positively dripping with contempt. Contempt for the old dive bar and all the floozies and scumbags that can be found there. Contempt for the game of trying to impress drunk strangers. Expressed with his usual delightful wordiness and grumpy humor. Someday Joshua Tillman is going to really come into his own as a curmugeony old man. Right now he’s just working up speed, the Father John Misty persona having emerged as a real cultural figure only in the past year or so. Now he’s gone from acclaimed but unknown to playing the love interest in a Lana Del Rey video. But in all seriousness, I believe this man is going to be a cultural colossus, at least in my circles. Especially with the old guard dying off, there’s a need for someone who checks all the boxes, someone with the charisma and the talent and the ability to assume or shed identities as the muse directs.