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Myla Goldberg of Brooklyn on Colin Meloy

Myla Goldberg “Two years ago, the Decemberists‘ Colin Meloy wrote a song about Myla Goldberg‘s pretty hands and dangly limbs, but she “must have had a brain lesion or something,” because she didn’t remember ever meeting him. “I’m bad,” she says. “It turns out we talked at a reading. But it’s not like he said, ‘Hello, I’m Colin Meloy, the lead singer of the Decemberists.’ ”

A friend e-mailed her about the song, which describes her as “unique New York” (“I need New York/I need New York”), but she assumed it was a joke. When she finally listened to the CD, she “started blushing and smiling simultaneously.”

With the publication of her first novel, Bee Season, Goldberg—who plays banjo, lives in Park Slope, and is “really intrigued by human frailty”—… [Village Voice]

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