The summer of 2019 has been filled with inner turmoil and a return to a depressive state that I haven’t felt in some time. I immediately retreated into a pattern of cleansing abstinence, a trick that I learned in my younger days when I was stronger and able to fool myself that the experience of … Continue reading The Suffering Subsides: On the Death of David Berman
Video: Purple Mountains – “Darkness and Cold” From Purple Mountains, due July 12 on Drag City. Somewhere deep within the GLONO archives are boxes and boxes of VHS tapes. Throughout much of our teens and all of our 20s, Jake had a video camera and for long periods during those years, he seemed to video … Continue reading New Purple Mountains video: Darkness and Cold
Video: Purple Mountains – “All My Happiness is Gone” Film by Brent Stewart and Matt Boyd. From Purple Mountains, due July 12 on Drag City. Single out now. Jeez, has it really been ten years since David Berman pulled the plug on the Silver Jews? I guess it has. Wow. Well he’s back and just … Continue reading New Purple Mountains video: All My Happiness is Gone
In a post on the Drag City forums, David Berman calls an end to his Silver Jews and Bids his Well-Wishers Adieu: I guess I am moving over to another category. Screenwriting or Muckraking. I’ve got to move on. Can’t be like all the careerists doncha know. I’m forty two and I know what to … Continue reading David Berman: "Joos are over"
At their 99th live performance, David Berman and his Silver Jews prove that they can pull off a solid—if strange—live show.
MP3: Silver Jews – “Strange Victory, Strange Defeat” from Lookout Mountain, Lookout Sea, out June 17 on Drag City.
“I’m Getting Back Into Getting Back Into You” by the Silver Jews, from Tanglewood Numbers (Drag City, October 18)