Eid Ma Clack Shaw

“Eid Ma Clack Shaw,” the second song on Bill Callahan’s 2009 album Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle, starts with minor chords on a piano: An ominous beginning to be sure! Callahan sings the song’s first line a cappella: “Working through death’s pain.” It’s a heavy line to match the foreboding nature of theContinue reading “Eid Ma Clack Shaw”

Jim Cain

In April 2009, Bill Callahan released the second album under his own name called Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle. Asked about the significance of the title by Interview, Callahan replied: “It’s a phrase that I thought of a few years ago, and wasn’t sure what to do with it. I held onto it.Continue reading “Jim Cain”