2008 saw the death of the following indie-minded music acts: Phantom Planet, Wolfmother, Be Your Own Pet, Junior Senior, Dirty Pretty Things, Georgie James, and Dirty On Purpose.
Three full weeks into 2009, and we’ve already suffered our first casualty.
(left: Silver Jews call it a day.)
On January 31, Silver Jews plan to play their farewell show at Tennessee’s Cumberland Caverns (which will be broadcast on Nashville’s WSM radio).
According to Berman’s post (read below) he plans on giving screenwriting a whirl, so maybe music’s lost may be the world of film’s gain? We shall see.
Hello, my friend.
Cassie and I went to the cave and it looks great. 58 degrees but the humidity makes it feel like 72.
I’m just going to play fifteen songs. My fifteen favorite ones.
A dollar per song. Plus Arnett Hollow. I don’t
want to keep you underground for too long. Fall Creek Falls State Park State Lodge is great by the way.
Yes I cancelled the South American shows. I’ll have to see the ABC Countries another way.
I guess I am moving over to another category. Screenwriting or Muckraking.
I’ve got to move on. Can’t be like all the careerists doncha know.
I’m forty two and I know what to do.
I’m a writer, see?
Cassie is taking it the hardest. She’s a fan and a player but she sees how happy i am with the decision.
I always said we would stop before we got bad. If I continue to record I might accidentally write the answer song to Shiny Happy People.
What, you thought I was going to hang on to the bitter end like Marybeth Hamilton?