Purple Mountains (RIP David Berman, August 2019)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvUBbROsXBw

mizzell, Friday, 17 May 2019 15:34 (nine months ago) link

I like the cover art a lot -- are those Egglestons? Because if not, they are some of the most Egglestonian Eggleston imitations I've ever seen.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 17 May 2019 15:49 (nine months ago) link

nothing's wrong, no one's askin'
but the fear's so strong, it leaves you gaspin'

husserl gang (rip van wanko), Friday, 17 May 2019 16:09 (nine months ago) link

I like the cover too. Reminds me of the poster that came with the Natural Bridge.

https://www.dragcity.com/uploads/products/1451/images/533/large_dc101p.jpg

His prophecy of a well-curated instagram account was seemingly foretold in 1996.

del griffith, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:11 (nine months ago) link

That poster brings back memories... I had it hanging in one (or more) of my apartments as a young guy.

Is it known who plays on this new LP?

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Friday, 17 May 2019 16:18 (nine months ago) link

Is it known who plays on this new LP?

Four-fifths of Woods (Jeremy Earl, Aaron Neveu, Jarvis Taveniere, and Kyle Forester), and Anna St. Louis.

del griffith, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:22 (nine months ago) link

That's from the back of the single, though. There might be more on the LP.

del griffith, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:23 (nine months ago) link

That poster brings back memories... I had it hanging in one (or more) of my apartments as a young guy.


Same! Had this hanging in my room at various stages of college.

circa1916, Friday, 17 May 2019 16:35 (nine months ago) link

The nod to "Melt With You" in the chorus of "All My Happiness Is Gone" must be intentional, right?

days of being riled (zchyrs), Friday, 17 May 2019 17:03 (nine months ago) link

Huh, it really does sound like "Melt With You"...

DB is looking like a Brett Gelman character

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Friday, 17 May 2019 17:16 (nine months ago) link

got a bit of a "Take The Skinheads Bowling" kinda vibe too

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 17 May 2019 17:23 (nine months ago) link

I also heard “melt” in the chorus but didn’t bring it up because I want to forget it’s there

calstars, Friday, 17 May 2019 17:33 (nine months ago) link

Is he still together with, whatshername, Cassie? (It’s none of my business, but the video pointedly projects a “lonely old guy” vibe, so made me wonder...)

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Friday, 17 May 2019 17:53 (nine months ago) link

Thought I saw Cassie in the video

Paul Ponzi, Friday, 17 May 2019 18:20 (nine months ago) link

No one deserves to be called whatshername. But yeah, the whole ol' gang makes an appearance in the "when we last left our heroes" intro footage from the Joos' final show at Cumberland Caverns.

del griffith, Friday, 17 May 2019 18:29 (nine months ago) link

Tour dates this summer! http://www.brooklynvegan.com/david-bermans-purple-mountains-announce-debut-lp-share-single

del griffith, Friday, 17 May 2019 18:34 (nine months ago) link

Good to know (I did that as a rhetorical move, to signal that I don’t presume to be on a first-name basis with these folks)

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Friday, 17 May 2019 18:36 (nine months ago) link

Rhetorical devices POX

calstars, Friday, 17 May 2019 18:41 (nine months ago) link

I like the cover art a lot -- are those Egglestons? Because if not, they are some of the most Egglestonian Eggleston imitations I've ever seen.

There was an interview with Bob Nastanovich a few years back where he mentioned that Berman had been making "sculptures" out of toys and things he'd found at thrift stores (it's around the 30-minute mark here: http://vishkhanna.com/2015/02/18/ep-165-bob-nastanovich-of-silver-jews/), and the middle picture on the right of the album cover looks exactly like one of the ones he described, so I'm gonna guess these are Berman orginals. Also pretty sure I've seen pictures of him with one or both of those dogs.

Anyway, Bob kind of made it sound like the artwork was inspiring some new songs, and it seems like some of the photos correspond with the tracklist (the second picture is the cover of the All My Happiness Is Gone single, bottom left goes with track 7).

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Friday, 17 May 2019 18:52 (nine months ago) link

yeah the plastic dayglo toy sculptures and their mirror-image photos are all over his twitter https://twitter.com/prplmtns

and speaking of mirror-imagery, who knows, maybe "Snow is Falling in Manhattan" is a reference to:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QDiST2a0q0

del griffith, Friday, 17 May 2019 19:13 (nine months ago) link

I worry about DB’s mental health but yeah it’s none of my business and as long as he can keep it together I guess he’s ok

calstars, Friday, 17 May 2019 21:28 (nine months ago) link

That’s Just the Way That I Feel is available for download on itunes.

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:41 (nine months ago) link

From Drag City newsletter:

TOUR DATES:

Sat-Aug-10 Pine Plains, NY Huichica East
Sun-Aug-11 Jersey City, NJ White Eagle Hall
Mon-Aug-12 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live
Wed-Aug-14 Washington, DC Black Cat
Thu-Aug-15 Asheville, NC Grey Eagle
Fri-Aug-16 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light
Sat-Aug-17 Nashville, TN Mercy Lounge
Mon-Aug-19 Louisville, KY Odeon
Tue-Aug-20 St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Wed-Aug-21 Iowa City, IA The Mill
Fri-Aug-23 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center
Sat-Aug-24 Chicago, IL Sleeping Village
Sun-Aug-25 Chicago, IL Sleeping Village
Tue-Aug-27 Toronto, ON Lee's Palace
Wed-Aug-28 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa
Fri-Aug-30 Boston, MA Sinclair
Sat-Aug-31 New York, NY Murmrr Theatre
Fri-Sep-06 Raleigh, NC Hopscotch Festival
Fri-Sep-13 Seattle, WA Neptune
Sat-Sep-14 Walla Walla, WA Huichica Walla Walla
Sun-Sep-15 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
Wed-Sep-18 San Francisco, CA Chapel
Sun-Sep-22 Los Angeles, CA Lodge Room

Purple Mountains Online:
Drag City-https://www.dragcity.com/artists/purple-mountains
Pre Order-https://www.dragcity.com/products/purple-mountains
Stream "All My Happiness Is Gone"-https://ffm.to/purplemountains

dow, Saturday, 18 May 2019 20:51 (nine months ago) link

I met failure in Australia
I fell ill in Illinois
I nearly lost my genitalia
to an anthill in Des Moines

del griffith, Sunday, 19 May 2019 04:38 (nine months ago) link

we're just drinking margaritas at the mall
that's what this stuff adds up to after all
magenta, orange, and acid green
peacock blue and berberine
drinking margaritas at the mall

we're just drinking margaritas at the mall
this happy hour's got us by the balls
magenta, orange, and acid green
peacock blue and berberine
drinking margaritas at the mall

del griffith, Sunday, 19 May 2019 05:08 (nine months ago) link

"all my happiness is gone" is completely stunning.

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 19 May 2019 14:55 (nine months ago) link

^ it is.

I got to listen to the whole new album last night, and I'm so pleased with how Woods turned out at his new backing band. So good. They're a natural pairing. I think it's the best the music behind DCB has sounded since American Water. Woods just excellent in their own right too - I only found out about them in the last year and pretty quickly I realized they were exactly the kind of band I'd been looking for. Picking up Pavement's torch actually, as it were

del griffith, Monday, 20 May 2019 01:35 (nine months ago) link

The Spotify page has two other remixes of the single.

... (Eazy), Monday, 20 May 2019 02:41 (nine months ago) link

Where are people hearing the album? Is it press promos? I'm in no hurry, I've waited this long and can't be bothered with p2p leaks anymore. Just interested if there's label promo money behind this.

kraudive, Monday, 20 May 2019 02:49 (nine months ago) link

I think it's the best the music behind DCB has sounded since American Water.


Just based on the first two tracks, I think I’m already inclined to agree with this. The beginning of All My Happiness Is Gone actually feels kind of thrilling coming off of the first track. That’s some great sequencing. Have a feeling I’ll be playing these two songs over and over until the album comes out.

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:41 (nine months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Really interesting article... I didn’t know a lot of the backstory (or even that Drag City has a “message board”).

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 06:06 (eight months ago) link

Yeah, not sure if they meant the Drag City newsletter or what. Also, surprised there's a place to live above their offices -- mostly artist-studio-type spaces without showers and so on.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 11:52 (eight months ago) link

it's neither, it's the old disc.server board:

http://disc.yourwebapps.com/Indices/18043.html

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 13:26 (eight months ago) link

He toggles from the virtues of silence as the most powerful artistic statement, as laid out by Susan Sontag in her 1967 essay “The Aesthetics of Silence” (which he insisted I read before our first meeting), to the virtues of getting banned from websites for trolling (which he admits happened to him)

Odds on Berman posting on here at some point?

Position Position, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 14:43 (eight months ago) link

I don’t get the feeling he necessarily “loves music.”

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 15:23 (eight months ago) link

hasnt stopped any of us before tbf

One Eye Open, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 15:28 (eight months ago) link

lol

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 15:44 (eight months ago) link

The wapo interview's pretty good. Answers a few questions I had and confirms a few suspicions about the Chicago loft and the separation.

The option of anonymous posting on the disc.server board was one of the greatest things about it in its heyday. Guaranteed daily chaos. That's the board where, late one Friday night around the time of Bright Flight, someone posted David's home phone number. I called it, thinking I could just say I was only trying to alert him to its presence if he was irritated about it, but sure enough he picked up and gave no indication of irritation whatsoever but was in fact totally cheery about it and chatted with me, the lowly internet fanboy, for a good ten minutes, wouldn't let me go even, despite the fact there were all kinds of voices and noises in the background on his end from a party at his house that sounded like it was still going strong.

del griffith, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 18:06 (eight months ago) link

“He liked it when I called Jack White ‘Sir Edgar Scissor Blues.’ ”

lol

The wapo interview's pretty good. Answers a few questions I had and confirms a few suspicions about the Chicago loft and the separation.

The first thing I thought on watching the "All My Happiness Is Gone", was 'oh no, he and Carrie have separated'

Duke, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:02 (eight months ago) link

Cassie not Carrie

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:20 (eight months ago) link

morrisp -- there are a bunch of tourdates announced upthread.

new album is ... pretty great? still absorbing, but a bunch of really good songs / lines.

tylerw, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:26 (eight months ago) link

Cassie not Carrie

Yes! Sorry Cassie.

Duke, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:29 (eight months ago) link

xp Thanks, I missed or glossed over that

get your hand outta my pocket universe (morrisp), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:39 (eight months ago) link

Interesting how this isn’t sold out in a small Chicago club, whereas Silver Jews would certainly sell out the Metro or Vic pretty quickly.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 21:44 (eight months ago) link

don't underestimate brand recognition. I doubt Robert Pollard sells anywhere close to the number of records Guided by Voices does. The mid-or-late-career moniker change is a tough thing to navigate (though Sun Kil Moon, Bonnie Prince Billy, and Magnolia Electric Company--to name three off the top of my head--made it work, I guess)

I bet labels hate when established bands / artists / solo acts change their name

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 22:02 (eight months ago) link

Yup. I bet 80+% of people who'd pounce on a Silver Jews ticket don't have any idea that Berman is back under this name.

alpine static, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 22:42 (eight months ago) link

"the grammies sucks ass" sounds better and rings truer.

del griffith, Monday, 27 January 2020 21:01 (three weeks ago) link

It is one award show.

"Purple Mountains is..." would also work fine.

pplains, Monday, 27 January 2020 21:16 (three weeks ago) link

the more appropriate test of industry integrity will be seeing whether or not DCB gets his three second salute within the obit montage at this November's 54th Annual CMA Awards.

or wait, I guess it's just The CMAs. or maybe just CMA. it's definitely not CMA's, that I know for sure.

del griffith, Monday, 27 January 2020 23:28 (three weeks ago) link

actually I think the apostrophe is acceptable in that case, lol

I wanna publish memes and rage against machimes (rip van wanko), Monday, 27 January 2020 23:41 (three weeks ago) link

I dunno if we're doing Chicago or APA style but to me it seems more intuitive to use the apostrophe like "Dierk's Bentley was not welcome at the CMAs so the CMA's valet requested he arrive in a muddy pickup truck instead."

del griffith, Monday, 27 January 2020 23:47 (three weeks ago) link

long interview from 2018:

https://believermag.com/an-interview-with-david-berman/

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 31 January 2020 16:28 (three weeks ago) link

That piece is a) brilliant and ii) costing me a bloody fortune (it's FULL of reading recommendations). Along with everything else about Berman, he was a nexus for so much interesting stuff. I wish someone could/would aggregate all of his recommendations.

Ngolo Cantwell (Chinaski), Sunday, 2 February 2020 17:39 (three weeks ago) link

That interview sure doesn’t make the album (or any of its songs) sound like they were intended as a “suicide note.”

dad genes (morrisp), Sunday, 2 February 2020 18:21 (three weeks ago) link

I read https://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Turning-American-Prophecy-Rendezvous/dp/0767900464 [The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy—What the Cycles of History Tell Us about America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny] in the nineties.

It really influenced my picture of what 2020 would look like, and 25 years later it looks to me like it’s still on course.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strauss%E2%80%93Howe_generational_theory

It makes a really incredible claim, that four generational

types go round and round every hundred years. That one of these types shows up every 80 years: glorious rev —-> American revolution —-> Civil War —-> Depression —-> WWII —-> today (these are all roughly 80 years apart). In conjunction with a major crisis/meltdown to rebuild society on new terms. So generation Z, in this case, grow up in chaos and develop the characteristics that the WWII generation had—the world conquering abilities. The children of the WWII generation—the silent generation, the baby boomers—grew up coddled in the new regime, and started to tear it down, initiating another meltdown. Any serious person would laugh at this book. Take a look.

nooooooooo david!

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 2 February 2020 20:45 (three weeks ago) link

it's a great interview, btw (still reading). this just jumped out to me because nooooo

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 2 February 2020 20:45 (three weeks ago) link

btw the vinyl is back in stock at Drag City for $22 so you don't have to go to scumbag eBay vultures, free shipping even!

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 2 February 2020 21:18 (three weeks ago) link

It's available again in the UK, too - a bunch of places have it. Norman Records have it's for £20.

Ngolo Cantwell (Chinaski), Sunday, 2 February 2020 21:52 (three weeks ago) link

how well known would he have been without the pavement connection? i think he may have been virtually unknown

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 17:52 (two weeks ago) link

*look of consternation*

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:04 (two weeks ago) link

how well known would he have been without the pavement connection? i think he may have been virtually unknown

― otm into winter (rip van wanko), Tuesday, February 4, 2020 9:52 AM (twenty-six minutes ago)

This feels anachronistic to me. Around 1991, both bands had been operating in parallel. David, Steve & Bob were roommates in Jersey City goofing around as the Silver Jews while "Pavement" existed as a cross-country project with Steve's friend Scott in Stockton, basically recording when Steve would come home to visit on holidays/occasions. At the time, Pavement had a few obscure singles/EPs that had been primarily zine-worthy, maybe until SPIN hyped up Perfect Sound Forever is when the real buzz (or the Weddoes cover?).

The fact that David was roommates with 2 members of Pavement was simply circumstance as Bob, David & Steve had been playing music together at UVA a few years prior as Ectoslavia (with James McNew & Rob Chamberlain).

David is/was probably as famous as any other Drag City artist not named Pavement. So if you think Royal Trux, Will Oldham, Bill Callahan are "virtually unknown" then maybe you are on to something. But Pavement/Malkmus made the jump from Drag City to Matador at a particularly opportune time, which was a huge factor in the reason for their popularity.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:38 (two weeks ago) link

(I'm on a long boring call, apologies if that doesn't make a ton of sense)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:39 (two weeks ago) link

why does this matter again? not asking you, Jersey Al, just wondering.

he stopped being virtually unknown 20+ years ago, had a critically acclaimed career that attracted a non-negligible (and passionate) fan base and now he's dead.

it seems particularly silly to try to determine whether he *really* deserved it all or not.

alpine static, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:50 (two weeks ago) link

xp

it does make sense, and was interesting to read. you should write the longform pavement story/bio that i'm not sure exists yet

i thought SJ/DB were more popular than bill callahan, but as i compare YT view counts (not exactly definitive, i know) I seem to be wrong

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:56 (two weeks ago) link

xp: Oh I agree, which is why I stated that the OP's sentiment came from an anachronistic POV.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:57 (two weeks ago) link

my question really has nothing to do with Berman's work or value at all

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:58 (two weeks ago) link

in a subjective sense

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:59 (two weeks ago) link

I haven't read it since it was published, but I'm sure Rob Jovanovic's Pavement bio goes into most of this Inside Baseball level backstory.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 18:59 (two weeks ago) link

Albert B otm xp

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 19:00 (two weeks ago) link

OTOH drag city itself probably owes something to the pavement connection, so you could say that lifted all boats

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 19:03 (two weeks ago) link

i thought SJ/DB were more popular than bill callahan, but as i compare YT view counts (not exactly definitive, i know) I seem to be wrong

I learned over the weekend that my mother, of all people, is apparently a big Callahan head ("Do you know him, and his band, Smog? He's so talented, he has an amazing voice... there's no one else like him!").

She's not an "indie" type at all. I was pretty surprised.

dad genes (morrisp), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 19:03 (two weeks ago) link

Regardless though, once I got to know Silver Jews, I thought (and still think) them >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Pavement

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 19:04 (two weeks ago) link

(him)

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 19:04 (two weeks ago) link

There are hundreds of bands that were offshoots and side projects of better known indie bands whose albums currently languish in dollar bins worldwide. If SJ was ever considered a Pavement "side project," it transcended this, by my estimation, around the time of The Natural Bridge and became its own thing with its own distinct fanbase. To claim SJ might have been "virtually unknown" is incorrect. When I think of virtually unknown bands that feature members of relatively well-loved Drag City and Matador acts, I think of Pale Horse Riders, Drinks, Dan'l Boone, The Sundowners, New Bums, Nervous Cop, Preston School of Industry, etc.

fwiw idgaf about Pavement but I'm a longtime Silver Jews fan, and I can't imagine I'm the only person who fits this description

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 19:13 (two weeks ago) link

Hey Paul, totally off-topic – how did you like that Fiery Furnaces album you ordered on eBay?

dad genes (morrisp), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 19:17 (two weeks ago) link

My "favorite" Silver Jews/Pavement related obscure band:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WId0rLAItJo

They played CBs a few times. Nobody remembers them. This video has 568 views in 9 years, probably a dozen from me.

vox/guitar is UVA roommate/best-friend of DCB who was also a former member of Ectoslavia... and Mark Ibold replaced him as bass player of Pavement after a few gigs. Also a Swans & Live Skull connection.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 19:25 (two weeks ago) link

(^this is the definition of virtually unknown imho)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 19:28 (two weeks ago) link

Hey Paul, totally off-topic – how did you like that Fiery Furnaces album you ordered on eBay?

― dad genes (morrisp), Tuesday, February 4, 2020 2:17 PM (seventeen minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

I loved it, actually, and it made me want to go back to the others I neglected. Meant to thank you for the tip! "Drive to Dallas" and "Charmagne Champagne" are top shelf FF, and I laughed out loud every time the "Take Me Round Again" chorus repeated ("listen, Lester!"). Dunno why I ever stopped paying attention to this band when they were around, especially since I was crazy about their first few albums, and have also enjoyed all of Eleanor's solo stuff.

Sorry for the derail!

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 19:39 (two weeks ago) link

Great, glad to hear it! (and the derail is my fault, lol)

dad genes (morrisp), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 19:53 (two weeks ago) link

If SJ was ever considered a Pavement "side project," it transcended this, by my estimation, around the time of The Natural Bridge and became its own thing with its own distinct fanbase.

Pavement was a Silver Jews side project

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 20:26 (two weeks ago) link

that's a false myth:

first pavement recording: jan 1989, released july 1989
first silver jews recordings: 1991, released may 1992

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 21:14 (two weeks ago) link

i know nothing, but recording dates don't necessarily prove that one thing existed before the other. they just mean that one sloppy unheard band decided to record something before the other

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 21:17 (two weeks ago) link

Wikipedia says they were formed at roughly the same time, fwiw, both in 1989

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 21:52 (two weeks ago) link

Pavement was not a side project of the Silver Jews. Like I said upthread, they were operating in parallel. One was some drunk roommates living room "recordings", and one was a cross-country project that would record on the occasional holiday break.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 22:05 (two weeks ago) link

Al -- thx for posting that Sugartime single. I love the riff... the vocals are SO in that '80s NYC zone, they sound like Das Damen or any number of other bands.

dad genes (morrisp), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 22:24 (two weeks ago) link

As far as the Sliding Doors game, if Berman had stayed only a poet, he probably would be at the fame level of Matthew Zapruder or Dean Young.

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 22:54 (two weeks ago) link

Thx @morrisp,

Both David & Rob were huge Cure/Echo fans, you never heard it in David's voice but I hear a lot of goth/crossover in Rob's. I have a pic of them looking pretty gothy somewhere, it was sent to me around the time of David's passing.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:15 (two weeks ago) link

This is a good one (Rob & David):

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2srCfuDSFp/

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:23 (two weeks ago) link

This IG account was their other roommate at the time, she has a bunch of old pics of Rob & David:

https://www.instagram.com/p/B2stEsKjxWl/

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:24 (two weeks ago) link

Re: the 2nd pic (with the cig) -- looks like Malkmus borrowed that shirt at one point (or vice-versa).

dad genes (morrisp), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:31 (two weeks ago) link

Good eye, the first pic was taken ~86, the Starlite Walker pix ~8 years later.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:34 (two weeks ago) link

i had that exact shirt around 9th grade lol. surprised i didn't make the connection before

otm into winter (rip van wanko), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:22 (two weeks ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/PE32eVG.jpg

PaulTMA, Thursday, 13 February 2020 13:22 (one week ago) link


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