AD Presents :: Silver Jews, Echoplex, Sept. 26th


Aquarium Drunkard welcomes one of our all-time favorites, Silver Jews, to the Echoplex Friday September 26th. We have five pairs of tickets to give away to AD readers. Joos fan? Leave your name, email address and your favorite David Berman lyric(s) in the comments below. James Jackson Toth supports.

Previously: Silver Jews, David Berman, interview – Part One, Part Two

AD Presents :: Silver Jews, Echoplex, Sept. 26th

14 thoughts on “AD Presents :: Silver Jews, Echoplex, Sept. 26th

  1. “When I go downtown
    I always wear a corduroy suit
    cause it’s made of a hundred gutters
    that the rain can run right through
    but a lonely man can’t make a move
    if he can’t even bring himself to choose
    between a pair of black and a pair of brown shoes”
    Black and Brown Blues, 1996

    man AD do i love me some joos, too – and i’d love to see them at the echoplex – but i lives in charleston, sc – a bit too far for a night out – thanks for the offer!

  2. it comes down to

    “My ski vest has buttons like convenience store mirrors
    and they help me see, that everything in this room right now is a part of me.”


    “Half hours on earth
    What are they worth
    I don’t know”

  3. one of the most classic ways to start out an album: “in 1984 I was hospitalized for approaching perfection…..”

  4. Black and Brown Blues from above is the clear winner. That’s what came to mind first. These soon followed…

    In 27 years, I’ve drunk 50 thousand beers
    and they just wash against me
    like the sea into a pier.


    The drums march along at the clip of an I.V. drip
    like sparks from a muffler dragged down the strip.


    There is a house in New Orleans, not the one
    you’ve heard about. I’m talking about another house.


    Repair is the dream of the broken thing
    Like a message broadcast on an overpass
    all my favorite singers couldn’t sing.

    How bout a bunch of great lines from “Self Ignition”

    gently thinking backwards
    on the psychedelic promises god made to me in the dark
    some of these kids don’t have words
    they’re as helpless as parakeets in a park


    if dreams are your body telling you it’s confused
    then i’ve got a dream i think you can use


    i don’t like magic, and i don’t like tricks
    having a helluvah time believing we exist

    the mailman dreams he’s paul revere
    he wants the whole town to buy him a beer

    and i have to remember that your not wanting me
    doesn’t make me any less here

  5. I’ll be in Los Angeles that night! I would love to see them! I love so many of their lines: “I wish they didn’t set mirrors behind the bar / cause I can’t stand to look at my face / when I don’t know where you are” and also “I know that a lot of what I say has been lifted off of men’s room walls / Maybe I’ve crossed the wrong rivers and walked down all the wrong halls” and then of course, “my friends, don’t you know that I never / want this minute to end / and then it ends.” God, he’s good.

  6. “In 1984 I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.”


    “There is a place past the blues I never want to see again”

    and…just because i love this line:

    “You were always at the dog track
    With your brother and all his friends”

  7. Something hits me hard in “How to Rent a Room”:

    “You’re a tower without the bells; you’re a negative wishing well.”

    “Chalk lines around my body, like the shoreline of a lake.”

    “Now there’s a lot of things I’m gonna miss, like thunder down-country and the way water drips when you’re runnin’ for the door in the rain.”

    Whoa. It’s not all lines – a lot of it is delivery.

Comments are closed.