Blue Arrangements

by the Silver Jews

Silver Jews formed in New York City in 1989 by David Berman along with Pavement’s Stephen Malkmus and Bob Nastanovich. They disbanded in 2009. This track is off of their 1998 album American Water.

This was written on the Silver Jews Bulletin board and also featured on The Corduroy Suit by David Berman addressing the bands end:
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 its like the one from a place wherein they called Falls –
Yes I canceled 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 song answer 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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