Sunday, January 25, 2009

Silver Jews reach the end

David Berman has made the required hand signals to mark the end of The Silver Jews. Oh, and explained why in a Drag City forum post:

I'm just going to play fifteen songs. My fifteen favorite ones.

A dollar per song. Plus Arnett Hollow. I don't

want to keep you underground for too long. Fall Creek Falls State Park State Lodge is great by the way.

Yes I cancelled the South American shows. I'll have to see the ABC Countries another way.

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 do.

I'm a writer, see?

Cassie is taking it the hardest. She's a fan and a player but she sees how happy i am with the decision.

I always said we would stop before we got bad. If I continue to record I might accidentally write the answer song to Shiny Happy People.

What, you thought I was going to hang on to the bitter end like Marybeth Hamilton?

I think that "avoiding writing an answer to an REM pop hit" has got to be the best answer to 'why are you ending the band' ever yet conceived, hasn't it?


Anonymous said...

i like REM's pop hits..

Olive said...

So do I. Still can't stand Shiny Happy People though!

This, however, is fantastic...

James said...

Aces! And I love this...

(Oh, and the Word Verification I've been asked to type for this post is 'testic'. Fnarr fnarr, etc)

James said...

Drat, stupid form deleted the link, making me look like a proper buffoon. What I meant to post was this:

(And the word verification for this post was 'anessesc', which isn't half as funny as 'testic')

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