myla goldberg

If, like me, you’ve been listening to The Decemberists‘ new album Her Majesty The Decemberists nonstop lately, you may have asked yourself the question:
Who is Myla Goldberg?
As in the album’s track six, “Song for Myla Goldberg.” Well, turns out Myla Goldberg is a novelist, author of Bee Season. Looks like a good read, and Myla seems like an interesting, vaguely crushworthy type. (Any book that combines spelling bees and Jewish mysticism is all right by me.) And judging by her publicity photos, the epithet in the band’s line “Seraphim in seaweed swim where stick-limbed Myla lies” seems appropriate. (The Eliza mentioned in the lyric is the book’s main character.)

3 thoughts on “myla goldberg”

  1. Her Majesty is a great album but I can’t decide if I like it better than Castaways. Both albums have a handful of really, really good songs along with some that are just normal good (meaning not exceptional, but still pretty dang good). So far I may have to stick with Castaways as my fave, but not by much.

  2. Ok, I’ve just listened to all of Castaways (buddha bless emusic) and here’s my comparison: Castaways is a damn good album that is excellent for listening to while doing other things. Her Majesty has that jumpy, crazy lyrics edge. I probably won’t listen to Castaways on the way home from work to sing out my day, but Billy Liar will do for that anytime.

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