Silver Jews “How to Rent a Room” – Listen

There couldn’t be a sadder end to the week than the news yesterday of David Berman’s death, even if in a tragic way it bought him into top-sellers lists for the first time in living memory. Berman was one of the great lyricists of our time, and some songs such as ‘How to Rent a Room’ with its opening line: “No I don’t really want to die; I only want to die in your eyes” feel unbearably poignant. Here’s to you and the peace you’ve hopefully found David. Have a good weekend dear reader.

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Author: Mark Whitfield

Mark Whitfield has been the Editor of Americana UK for the last 17 years and still feels like this is his pretend job, mainly because it is.

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