Friday, January 23, 2009

David Berman

For you Silver Jews fans out there, you know that David Berman is a really weird dude. I was shocked that they toured this fall and was lucky enough to attend the Austin show. It was pretty good. I'm glad I did so, because Berman is retiring from singing.

What really amused me was the punch in the gut Berman gave to his father, the Republican, business lobbyist, anti-regulation hack Richard Berman (I didn't know they were related):

"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)"

Of course, knowing Berman he could just be making this all up. Who knows. He's really freaking weird. But the Silver Jews are such a good band.