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Old 08-07-2019, 06:38 PM   #1
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Just heard this news while on vacation and it's really bumming me out. Feels like we just got him back into our lives and now he is gone again, but this time for forever. Goddamn.

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Old 08-07-2019, 07:41 PM   #2
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I just read the news. Apparently it was suicide.

I posted this in the new music thread awhile ago but you have to check out Purple Mountains.

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Old 08-07-2019, 08:44 PM   #3
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Really stings. One of my all-time favs. RIP DCB.
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Old 08-08-2019, 10:01 AM   #4
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Also produced one of my very favourite books of poetry, "Actual Air".

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Snow - David Berman

Walking through a field with my little brother Seth

I pointed to a place where kids had made angels in the snow.
For some reason, I told him that a troop of angels
had been shot and dissolved when they hit the ground.

He asked who had shot them and I said a farmer.


Then we were on the roof of the lake.
The ice looked like a photograph of water.

Why he asked. Why did he shoot them.

I didn't know where I was going with this.

They were on his property, I said.


When it's snowing, the outdoors seem like a room.

Today I traded hellos with my neighbor.
Our voices hung close in the new acoustics.
A room with the walls blasted to shreds and falling.

We returned to our shoveling, working side by side in silence.


But why were they on his property, he asked.
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Old 08-10-2019, 09:45 PM   #5
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https://jewishcurrents.org/kaddish-for-david-berman/
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Old 08-12-2019, 05:44 PM   #6
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Drag City reflects on DCB’s passing.

https://www.dragcity.com/news/2019-0...from-albemarle
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