They were the saddest of times; they were the happiest of times.
They were the times. They were our times.
One of the happiest things that happened this year was the release of Purple Mountains, David Berman (of The Silver Jews) first album in several years. And it was good.
But then, because it is Now, something tragic had to happen, and right after we heard this brilliant album we lost David to depression and suicide.
I felt strongly at the time that we the living had to keep singing these songs.
I wanted his friends to show up at the dates on his cancelled 2019 tour and sing his songs.
Well, this is a step in that direction:
Pitchfork: Kevin Morby and Woods Cover Purple Mountains’ “All My Happiness Is Gone”: Watch They performed the tribute to the late David Berman Saturday at the Woodsist festival
P.S. If you're thinking about killing yourself, please don't.
WE NEED YOU!!!
Three songs from Berman's last album Purple Mountains: