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My 2005 Review of Silver Jews’ Tanglewood Numbers

In the spirit of posting my old Buzzsaw David Berman interview, here’s the review I wrote of Tangelwood Numbers that ran in the same issue. Once again, I’ve maintained the errors of the original printing: Silver Jews The Tanglewood Numbers (Drag … Continue reading

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Feelings For The Unfeeling: A (2005) Interview With David Berman

It’s no secret on this blog that I am a big fan of the Silver Jews and their sole fixed member, David Berman. As it happens, I e-interviewed Berman for my college’s alternative magazine years ago, but due to our … Continue reading

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Is The Offering Of Doughnuts A Small Kindness Inside Of The Wild Kindness?

Since the first days of this blog, it’s been readily apparent, I’m sure, that I’m a big fan of David Berman and the Silver Jews. But it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything Jews’ related. That changes today. With … Continue reading

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Catching Sight Of The Phoney Gulp In The Wild

As part of a blitz of blogging yesterday, David Berman ordained what he calls “the phoney gulp” as “the new worst move in journalism.” Pulling examples from Vanity Fair, The Stranger, and HTMLGiant, DCB decried the modern tendency for some … Continue reading

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“Discovering” James Tate

Well, the Pulitzer Prize winner is new to me at least. Or, I should say, his words are. I had heard of him from the blurb on Actual Air and I knew from reading interviews that David Berman had studied … Continue reading

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It’s Ok To Follow Him Even If He’s Lost

To ring in the turning of 2004 into 2005, myself and a few friends from college road tripped down to Nashville for a Basement concert by Bobby Bare, Jr, whose songs I had just got a bit obsessed with after … Continue reading

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Opening Remarks: Pure Slaughter Value

I found my way to Robert Bingham’s short story collection after noticing that he had been singled out for thanks by Sam Lipsyte in his Venus Drive acknowledgements. The name rung a bell, and I remembered that in the preface … Continue reading

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