I’m beginning to make a habit of closing down bars on Murray Street. In January 2005, Mike Skliar and I played the infamous Orange Bear (47 Murray St) the night it closed down — they were taking the bar apart during the last set — and last night with Saboteur Tiger I played the A&M Road House (57 Murray St), which will close its doors on Saturday. With signs saying “CASH ONLY!” and “LIMITED MENU” over the bar, a very short supply of beer (“How many Heinekens do you want? I have two left.”), and a funereal atmosphere, it was a strange night. My song “The End Of the Day” becomes more relevant all the time, not that there will be anywhere left to play it.