John, I can’t believe civilization is still going here in 2021! Congratulations to all of us. Love, DCB

This EP is dedicated to the radical genius DC Berman. David was the brilliant songwriter behind Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, and a titanic figure and huge mentor in my own life. We started corresponding in 2004, we traded ideas, he gave me tons of titles for songs, taught me crazy writing hacks. We sent each other music, pro wrestler photos, and postcards.

One of those simply said: John, I can’t believe civilization is still going here in 2008! Congratulations to all of us, Love, DCB

We loved each other. His death fucked me up.

This is a love letter to David and an anti-suicide pact with myself.


  1. xxxx
  2. lure mice condemn erase
  3. song for leopold
  4. team stammer/savior machine
  5. song for jaime sena

Dollar Hits

  1. orca official
  2. cracked pass words
  3. say yes to pressure
  4. ice castles/tender mercy
  5. fireworks
  6. eHarmony icons
  7. evened rite up
  8. show me love
  9. tenderloner1979
  10. we tha fuck eyed trollz
  11. weirdo: the beginning

The Cedars

  1. Utah And The Sky Over Utah
  2. Will Call
  3. I’ll Wait For You
  4. 151 Rum
  5. Spectral Dawn
  6. Interlude 1
  7. Oral History of Silk Road 1
  8. Interlude 2
  9. Henry Ford Gymnasium
  10. I Got Shit To Lose
  11. -EXT
  12. Enter The Void

Mass Suicide Occult Figurines

  1. Confusion Boats
  2. Speed Lab
  3. Bill Gates Must Die
  4. Ambition
  5. Josie Anderson
  6. Interlude
  7. Big Band Stars
  8. Gruesome Details
  9. And What Did You Do Today
  10. Foothills Of My Mind
  11. Mass Suicide Occult Figurines

Full Album Download

Time Travel Is Lonely

  1. You Were My Fiji
  2. Keep The Dream Alive
  3. Little Boy Lost
  4. Interlude 1
  5. Everything Changed
  6. My Old Flame [download]
  7. Interlude 3
  8. Time Travel Is Lonely [download]
  9. If I Live Or If I Die
  10. Emma Pearl
  11. Interlude 2
  12. Do You Remember?
  13. Gainesville, Fla