Benjamin Walker Show
East Orange, N.J.
Sept. 7, 2008 (broadcast Sept. 8)
complete live session, including David Berman interview
webstream recording (sound quality: VG+)
Silver Jews - onstage, 2008
01 DJ intro
02 What Is Not But Could Be If
03 Trains Across the Sea
04 Smith and Jones Forever
06 David berman chats with the DJ
07 San Francisco B.C.
08 How to Rent a Room
09 Random Rules
10 Sometimes a Pony Gets Depressed
11 David Berman again chats with the DJ
12 Suffering Jukebox
13 Horseleg Swastikas
14 David Berman chats (for a third time!)
with the DJ
15 Party Barge
16 DJ outro
ROB SEZ: I’d heard about Silver Jews and even sampled their music some time ago, when founder-leader David Berman still walked the earth. The band and I didn't gee haw at the time, I guess, 'cuz I left 'em to their own devices. Fast forward a decade or so: a deadly worldwide pandemic must've put me on Berman’s musical wavelength. Even if you’re not typically a fan of sardonic, laconic indie music with a folk-country flavor, you might still enjoy this. There’s a reason AllMusic & others give Silver Jews very high ratings. Huge thanks to Benjamin Walker and the WFMU crew for recording and sharing this.
FLAC lossless capture, lossy source