When discussing 'father john misty', tillman paraphrases philip roth: 'it's all of me and none of me, if you can't see that, you won't get it'. what i call it is totally arbitrary, but i like the name. you've got to have a name. i never got to choose mine.' he goes on, 'people who make records are afforded this assumption by the culture that their music is coming from an exclusively personal place, but more often than not what you hear are actually the affectations of an 'alter-ego' or a cartoon of an emotionally heightened persona,' says josh tillman, who has been recording/releasing solo albums since 2003 and who recently left seattle's fleet foxes after playing drums from 2008-2011.