Tuesday, August 19, 2008

David Berman Has A Lot To Say About A Lot Of Things


This Pitchfork interview with David Berman of the Silver Jews is making me pretty happy today. Favorite quote:

You can go through the whole new Radiohead album and try and tell me what they're saying, and all you'll get over and over again is things are miserable, don't try, things suck. And it's all gray. There's nothing there. Never before has there been a "greatest band in the world" who had so little to say about anything. The music-listening world has become such an aficionados world. People want to react to a poem or a painting, but they're like "I'm not qualified. I'm not educated." But they treat their personal preferences for music as if they weren't anything but this complete monolithic subjectivity, and we talk to each other in that way: "They suck, and they're the worlds greatest band."

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