Ep. #165: Bob Nastanovich of Silver Jews

Bob Nastanovich is an American musician who currently lives in Des Moines, Iowa. Though best known for playing keyboards, auxiliary drums, and shouting in the hugely significant and influential rock band Pavement, Nastanovich also co-founded another immensely important band called the Silver Jews. Highlighting the inimitable songwriting and singing of the American poet David Berman, Silver Jews called it a day in 2009 after a remarkable 20-year run. In the past few months, after cryptic social media posts and photographs, there seems to be something stirring in Silver Jews land and the band seems to be active again in some capacity. Here, Bob and I discuss repping Des Moines, dogs and kids, Pavement’s juvenile sound, Stephen Malkmus’ attitude towards reunion tours, how the Pavement reunion tour ended, a failed pitch to get the band going again, the history of Bob, Stephen, and David and the NYC scene of the early 1990s, an infamous Nirvana show that Bob and David disrupted by heckling the band and angering Krist Novoselic, Kim and Thurston’s home phone number, when Kurt Cobain asked Pavement to play the Reading Festival, recording horse racing calls utilizing the same technology as the Silver Jews on their early releases, Drag City might be magic, David’s new obsession with making unique sculptures, the times David has kicked members of Pavement out of the Silver Jews, Harmony Korine and David are close friends now, David is writing new songs and it sounds like he’s going to record them, Cassie Berman and therapy for horses, wi-fi addiction, funny people on the internet, Tanglewood Numbers, when David feels like things are getting too Pavement-y, not talking to David for over a year, why Bob is releasing little tidbits about this new Silver Jews activity, music for sculptures and people, pushing Brian Kotzur, Searching for Berman, the night owl, @silverjews, @dronecoma, @bnastanowich, the song “New Orleans,” and that was all.

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9 thoughts on “Ep. #165: Bob Nastanovich of Silver Jews

  1. […] recent attempts to reunite Pavement, and the time he and Berman heckled Nirvana in 1990. Listen here and read some excerpts from the interview […]

  2. […] a new interview with Bob Nastanovich on the podcast Kreative Kontrol, the former Pavement and Silver Jews member revealed that Stephen Malkmus recently rejected his […]

  3. […] recent attempts to reunite Pavement, and the time he and Berman heckled Nirvana in 1990. Listen here and read some excerpts from the interview […]

  4. […] recent attempts to reunite Pavement, and the time he and Berman heckled Nirvana in 1990. Listen here and read some excerpts from the interview […]

  5. […] a new interview with Bob Nastanovich on the podcast Kreative Kontrol, the former Pavement and Silver Jews member revealed that Stephen Malkmus recently rejected his […]

  6. […] Jews und Pavement gesprochen. In einem ausführlichen Gespräch mit dem US-amerikanischen Podcast “Kreative Kontrol” berichtete er, dass Stephen Malkmus eine weitere Pavement-Reunion ausgeschlagen habe. Auch eine […]

  7. […] an interview on Pitchfork’s Kreative Kontrol podcast, Pavement and Silver Jews’ Bob Nastanovich revealed that Malkmus was not interested in their […]

  8. […] little joy for Pavement fans. In an interview for Pitchfork’s Kreative Kontrolpodcast, Pavement and Silver Jews’ Bob Nastanovich explained that Malkmus had no interest in […]

  9. […] related news, Pavement’s Bob Nastanovich has revealed that he recently pitched Malkmus on reuniting the band. However, “It did not […]

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