On August 7, 2019, beloved indie-rock poet laureate David Berman committed suicide, leaving his family, friends, and fans devasted. Purple Mountains, a sophisticated, sad, and often hilarious look at Berman’s interior and the world at large, is the final statement from an artist whose words and songs are stitched into the DNA of an entire generation. Join as we discuss Berman’s legacy, how depression and anxiety can crush us if we're not careful, and how an album that looks unflinchingly at the abyss can still offer hope in the darkest of nights.
If you are struggling, here are few of the many organizations you can reach out to. Please reach out.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
- Nuci’s Space
- Silence The Shame
- American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
We’re part of the Osiris podcast network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. To stay up to date on what we’re up to, visit our site and sign up for our newsletter. Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music.
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/discologist.
See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.