TALKING TO BRIGHT Eyes frontman Conor Oberst is enough to make anyone feel crusty and jaded--especially if, like me, you are crusty and jaded. There's something about his careful articulation that makes you uncomfortably aware of the absence of crass, four-letter words in his speech, and of the increasing presence of the same in your own. Speaking over the phone from his parents' house in Nebraska, Oberst comes across as just another compulsively honest 20-year-old kid from Nebraska (and Jesuit high school graduate to boot)--even now, amid the minor hoopla over Bright Eyes' eclectic lo-fi pop: heavy rotation on Radio K (KUOM-AM... More >>>