Purple Mountains (RIP David Berman, August 2019)

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fuck, awful news

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:07 (nine months ago) link

oh no.... goddamn it. what a talent

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:13 (nine months ago) link

Fucking hell. RIP

Simon H., Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:15 (nine months ago) link

what the fucking goddamn fuck

jakey mo collier (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:19 (nine months ago) link

Aw man

The World According To.... (Michael B), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:21 (nine months ago) link

:(

Thus Spoke Darraghustra (Oor Neechy), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:27 (nine months ago) link

oh fuck

JoeStork, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:32 (nine months ago) link

Oh no

calstars, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:33 (nine months ago) link

Rest in peace, few as great as him. Felt something so friendly and warm in his voice and words.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:36 (nine months ago) link

I was just introducing a friend to his work and life story yesterday. He'll be spoken of long, long after many of his contemporaries are forgotten.

Simon H., Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:46 (nine months ago) link

Damn.

☮ (peace, man), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:50 (nine months ago) link

wasn't a huge fan but this is such a punch in the stomach after reading a fair amount of the press about this album and the last few years of his life

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:51 (nine months ago) link

Just.... man.

Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:52 (nine months ago) link

“Nights That Won’t Happen,” christ

JoeStork, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:52 (nine months ago) link

Actual Air is a legit great collection of poetry, and it unlocked Berman's catalog for me -- the only artist in my personal history who's ever done so.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:53 (nine months ago) link

terrible news

life is brutal

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:54 (nine months ago) link

Thinking now of his friends, family, bandmates, and how they must be coping or trying to process this.

Lactose Shaolin Wanker (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:54 (nine months ago) link

ugh been thinking so much about him the last few months as well, this is awful awful news

Clay, Wednesday, 7 August 2019 23:56 (nine months ago) link

Wow

husserl gang (rip van wanko), Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:13 (nine months ago) link

This is a total fucking crusher

circa1916, Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:14 (nine months ago) link

Dammit.

Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:21 (nine months ago) link

Awful news. RIP DCB

badg, Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:23 (nine months ago) link

ughyh

ciderpress, Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:27 (nine months ago) link

Horrifying
I have no words.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:42 (nine months ago) link

oof

gbx, Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:44 (nine months ago) link

wasn't a huge fan but this is such a punch in the stomach after reading a fair amount of the press about this album and the last few years of his life

― call all destroyer, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 7:51 PM (fifty-six minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

Me too.
Not many songs better than "Random Rules"

flappy bird, Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:49 (nine months ago) link

yes

Dan S, Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:50 (nine months ago) link

horrible

cheese canopy (map), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:03 (nine months ago) link

fucking hell man. RIP.

, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:09 (nine months ago) link

with touring scheduled to start next week, it almost feels like he wanted to prove once more that he could still do it before he decided to travel on

alpine static, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:10 (nine months ago) link

I want to post lyrics but there’s just too many

badg, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:15 (nine months ago) link

If it is a suicide, I don’t think I’m strong enough to re-listen to his records.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:17 (nine months ago) link

SM posted this a few hours before the news broke:

I’m not up on astrology/cosmic slop —is there something up ??

cuz a lot of xxxtra bad stuff is happening to friends and also in the 🌎 #hippytwitter

— Stephen malkmus (@dronecoma) August 7, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:29 (nine months ago) link

Xp yeah same. The new record seemed, if not hopeful, at least comforting in a way. I was looking forward to spending the rest of the summer with it, gradually finding its hidden doors and exploring its secret rooms. Unbelievably sad.

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:34 (nine months ago) link

this AMA was just a few weeks ago:

https://www.reddit.com/r/indieheads/comments/cdjakw/purple_mountains_ama/

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:35 (nine months ago) link

Wow. This is so sad. :( I’d really only become familiar with him over the past few months due to this recent release and the surrounding press. He seemed like a very special person. RIP.

Vape Store (crüt), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:35 (nine months ago) link

This fucking sucks

Heez, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:35 (nine months ago) link

man this is sad. honestly I haven't listened to silver jews in years and years and years and hadn't even gotten around to hearing the new album. Despair is a real thing.

akm, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:36 (nine months ago) link

"HEADSTONE:

HE WAS CRESTFALLEN UNTIL HE WAS ABLE TO RATIONALIZE IT AS A GREAT MISTAKE"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:37 (nine months ago) link

too horrible to even deal with

american bradass (BradNelson), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:37 (nine months ago) link

The new album seemed to be about getting old. And this seems vulgar, but they’d just added a date in LA. So right now it’s just a shock for me. Fuuuuuuuck.

𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:42 (nine months ago) link

"On the last day of your life, don’t forget to die..."

made me take the record off the turntable. I'm not sure I can listen to these records for a while.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:43 (nine months ago) link

"...something's added to the air, forever"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:44 (nine months ago) link

idk

the ringer interview linked above basically suggested that he was living in absolute hell

mookieproof, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:45 (nine months ago) link

in an interview a few months ago he said about the album (paraphrasing here) "it's not a cry for help, but something more like my way of offering what help I can."

I understood.

del griffith, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:50 (nine months ago) link

i just dug out my old CD of American Water, i couldn't make it through the album and had to turn it off.

Bee OK, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:52 (nine months ago) link

this is very sad. actual air is the only book of poetry i've ever given as a gift. Loved this man's words amd music.

triple-washed (Sufjan Grafton), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:54 (nine months ago) link

it's hard for me to imagine how deeply people must experience depression

Dan S, Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:56 (nine months ago) link

Reading that reddit thread and imagining the depth of pain that can’t be eased by such an outpouring of gratitude and affirmation and love.

Some darknesses for some people are just indelible, and exhausting.

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:56 (nine months ago) link

I didn’t know about my friend DCB when I wrote this must have been in the air .His death is fucking dark ..depression is crippling.. he was a one of a kinder the songs he wrote were his main passion esp at the end. Hope death equals peace cuz he could sure use it

— Stephen malkmus (@dronecoma) August 8, 2019

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 8 August 2019 01:57 (nine months ago) link


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