Dave Berman/Purple Mountains/Silver Jews/D.C. Berman

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by D'wards, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    I think popsike only records the vinyl sales tbf
     
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  2. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    "I'm afraid I've got more in common with who I was than who I am becoming"

    Dave really was a genius. It would be hard to pick a favourite lyric- there's so many
     
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  3. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

  4. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT



    amazing
     
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  5. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    honestly tho, trigger warning, do not listen to that new album if you are feeling very down, it is great but is about as direct a suicide elegy as could be written, so possibly dangerous.
     
  6. S☼I

    S☼I campestral seneschal

    Not heard all of it, but do you reckon the plan was to release it as an actual note and then check out?
     
  7. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I do. Now.
     
  8. S☼I

    S☼I campestral seneschal

    Shit.
     
  9. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    yes
     
  10. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    1. that "nights that wont happen" song is so beautiful but bleak i'm not even sure anyone should listen to it
     
  11. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    Have a listen to American Water.

    It's got David's lyrics and songs but Malkmus' guitar. Perfect combo.
     
  12. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    This is a great song with cheery lyrics. We have lost a true poet.



    Moments can be monuments to you
    If your life is interesting and true
    It's just the same for a man or a girl
    The meaning of the world lies outside the world
    People love people and they understand
    If you want to renovate your background mind
    A federal woman needs a municipal man
    People gotta synchronize to animal time
    You can't change the feeling but you can change your feeling about the feelings in a second or two
    People always come around
    I'm studying the ceiling on a little afternoon and when I paint my dining room
    People gonna come around
    I love to see a rainbow from a garden hose
    Lit up like the blood of a centerfold
    I love the city and the city rain
    Suburban kids with Biblical names
    People ask people to watch their scotch
    People send people up to the moon
    When they return, well, there isn't much
    People be careful not to crest too soon
    The drums march along at the clip of an IV drip
    Like sparks from a muffler dragged down the strip
    I really hope you'll come around
    It's sunny and 75, it feels so good to be alive,
    Come on, baby, don't stay inside
    Everybody's coming out tonight
     
  13. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

     
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  14. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    Have you heard 12 Crass songs by Jeffery Lewis? Worth a listen.
     
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  15. D'wards

    D'wards I'm an excellent driver

    I passed out on the 14th floor,
    The CPR was so erotic

    - Dallas
     
  16. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I'm not liking the vibe off the new Jeffrey Lewis one.
     
  17. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    ive never been mass keen on his recorded output, its ok but live is where its at for me with him. was there a reason you added it to this thread tho, does it talk about david berman or something?
     
  18. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    i self censored the purple mountains album now anyway, dont need the encouragement on that line of thinking.
     
  19. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    He's been talking about him loads and some of the songs are definitely about topping himself and people he admires who have.
     
  20. S☼I

    S☼I campestral seneschal

  21. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    it's not a new subject for him tho eg


    having said that I haven't heard the new one, maybe it has a different tone... but his recent live show was def more uplifting than bleak I would say/
     
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  22. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    ^ I had forgotten how totally amazing that jeff lewis song is
     
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  23. Ming

    Ming Massive prawns

    Fucking love Jeffrey Lewis.
     
  24. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    yeah, it was a joyous concert when we saw him last month - a contrast to the previous time I saw him a couple of years ago where he was visibly and audibly ground down.
     
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  25. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    phew. don't want anything bad to happen to jeff, he needs to keep going, like a leonard cohen.

    his brother was on this tour, I reckon his brother is a good influence.
     
  26. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    did i tell my jeffrey lewis story before I dunno? basically I just emailed him on the email address that was on his first record sleeve (or something) to get a tune ID on one of the songs he did on that "history of punk on the lower east side song... (new amphetamine shriek by the fugs)... and he was really nice and we emailed back and forth until I found a copy of the album on ebay and he was really excited for me. the end.
     
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  27. killer b

    killer b Minimum Waste / Maximum Joy

    I loved that history of punk song, introduced me to so much great stuff (including Jeff Lewis)
     
  28. rutabowa

    rutabowa LOSE IT

    yep same. I think.

    In case anyone hasn't heard it, I don't think it's on any albums


    like the crass songs album his takes on the songs generally sound far pleasanter/more listenable than the originals
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2019
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  29. belboid

    belboid TUC Off Your Knees

    I bought the second David Peel & Lower East Side album after that. I'd already got the first cos Cope covers Mother Where Is My Father? Sadly, other than the opening track, its petty crap.
     

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