Topic: The Late, Great Silver Jews
I stumbled on this today:
I suppose that was written sometime in 1998. It's relatively brief, but there are some interesting nuggets:
1.) American Water was tentatively titled The Late Great Silver Jews (I never knew that)
2.) They worked their asses off on that record -- 22 straight days of rehearsal and recording, and it really shows.
3.) What a time of optimism and excitement for the crew -- Berman is so genuinely enthused that the record turned out so well, and there's talk of his book with open city, Robert Bingham's imprint -- yet also the prelude to a period of tumult. A year later Robert was gone; a few months more and Pavement was broken up; and the next few years of David's life would probably represent the darkest period, up 'til 2003 when the excrement really hit the fan.