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a pity, taken from http://dragcity.com/dcforums/viewtopic.php?p=2298&sid=1a999b4209f426a801b14fc1ff8eccd0#2298

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


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crapola! only got into the in the last few years. at least i saw em a few times.
 

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that stuff about his dad is a tad out of the blue.

My Father, My Attack Dog Now that the Joos are over I can tell you my gravest secret. Worse than suicide, worse than crack addiction:

My father.

You might be surprised to know he is famous, for terrible reasons.

My father is a despicable man. My father is a sort of human molestor.

An exploiter. A scoundrel. A world historical motherfucking son of a bitch. (sorry grandma)

You can read about him here.

www.bermanexposed.org

My life is so wierd. It's allegorical to the nth. My father went to college at Transylvania University.

You see what I'm saying.

A couple of years ago I demanded he stop his work. Close down his company or I would sever our relationship.

He refused. He has just gotten worse. More evil. More powerful. We've been "estranged" for over three years.

Even as a child I disliked him. We were opposites. I wanted to read. He wanted to play games.

He is a union buster.

When I got out of college I joined the Teamsters (the guards were union organized at the Whitney).

I went off to hide in art and academia.

I fled through this art portal for twenty years. In the mean time my Dad started a very very bad

company called Berman and Company.

He props up fast food/soda/factory farming/childhood obesity and diabetes/drunk driving/secondhand smoke.

He attacks animal lovers, ecologists, civil action attorneys, scientists, dieticians, doctors, teachers.

His clients include everyone from the makers of Agent Orange to the Tanning Salon Owners of America.

He helped ensure the minimum wage did not move a penny from 1997-2007!

The worst part for me as a writer is what he does with the english language.

Though vicious he is a doltish thinker

and his spurious editorials rely on doublethink and always with the Lashon Hara.

As I studied Judaism over the years, the shame and the shanda,

grew almost too much. my heart was constantly on fire for justice. I could find no relief.

This winter I decided that the SJs were too small of a force to ever come close to

undoing a millionth of all the harm he has caused. To you and everyone you know.

Literally, if you eat food or have a job, he is reaching you.

I've always hid this terrible shame from you, the fan. The SJs have always stood autonomous and clear.

Hopefully it won't contaminate your feelings about the work.

My life has been riddled with Ibsenism. In a way I am the son of a demon come to make good the damage.

Previously I thought, through songs and poems and drawings I could find and build a refuge away from his world.

But there is the matter of Justice.

And i'll tell you it's not just a metaphor. The desire for it actually burns.

It hurts.

There needs to be something more. I'll see what that might be.


DCB


if you want to know what evil Herr Attackdog is currently up to look here:

http://www.alternet.org/workplace/120426/ad_wars:_'dr._evil'_vs._unions_over_employee_free_choice_act/)
 

Stan Bowles

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Sad but fair enough really. He never seemed that comfortable being a frontman for a band, suprised he lasted this long and did a couple of tours in the last few years.
 

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Seems fair enough.
Never expected him to keep going and going and going.
I was delighted that he got out there at all in the last few years.
Amazing songwriter.

Wasn't he living off loans from his dad for years though?
Up until recently?
 

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I've been on a Silver Jews kick this week. For some reason with this band I always binge and then forget, for alarmingly long periods how genius they are. Dave Berman has to be one of the most amazing lyricists ever. Anyway, since the 'I'm listening to..' thread has disbanded I thought I'd write about that here.

Anyone else feeling the SJ love of late? And whats everyones favourite album? I'd have to go for American Water. Yes.
 

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Anyone else feeling the SJ love of late? And whats everyones favourite album? I'd have to go for American Water. Yes.
haven't listened to them for a while. i'd have to say american water too. it's their warmest album. some dope called me racist recently because i had a silver jews t shirt on. this one. the one that says peace on it.
 

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haven't listened to them for a while. i'd have to say american water too. it's their warmest album. some dope called me racist recently because i had a silver jews t shirt on. this one. the one that says peace on it.
ha ha I have that t-shirt too, and wore it in New York this summer for the hell of it. No one said boo to me though. You must just look like a racist!!
 

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Welcome back, Purple Mountains.


 

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Welcome back, Purple Mountains.


has he forgotten how to play music?
 

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Hahaha! I was scratching my head a bit for the first couple of minutes, but I like the rest of it. On the first listen anyway!
 

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