Friday, 23 January 2009

Silver Jews call it a day?

Pitchfork have picked up on a post written on the Drag City messageboard, which suggests that Dave Berman might have retired from music.

The post, entitled Silver Jews End-Lead Singer Bids his Well-Wishers Adieu, was written by DCB and reads....

"Hello, my friend.

Cassie and I went to the cave and it looks great. 58 degrees but the humidity makes it feel like 72.

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?

love david"

If it's a hoax, the writer has gone Dave's caustic wit down pat. If it's not a hoax, I'm absolutely gutted.

Link to Pitchfork, link to the original post

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