Okay, so David Berman's been described as a "reluctant performer," but sweet Jesus Christ (Yeah, I said it. In an article about Silver Jews, no less)!!! Bursting back on the scene with the twisted, fabulous, and jangly chaos of 2005's Tanglewood Numbers and then APPEARING IN PUBLIC, The Silver Jews filled a gaping hole in the hearts of all who wondered when the heck Berman would get over his stage fright.
But woe to those who missed them at the Some Other Magazine Festival this summer and during their subsequent tour. (Hi, nice to meet you.) All we suckers got this Hanukkah from the Silver Jews was a nice little e-mail:
The tickets you purchased for Silver Jews at Webster Hall on Saturday, December 30 will be automatically refunded since the event has been cancelled.Uh, you're welcome.
The cancelled event was:
Bishops at Large
Thank you for choosing TicketWeb.
Berman's admittedly more poetic version of that letter can be found here.
Sometimes New York and Massachusetts Silver Jews fans get depressed.
12.30.06 - New York, NY - Webster Hall
12.31.06 - Northampton, MA - Pearl Street