Sheff’s take on every story is subtle and artful, beautifying the facts with flowering wordplay while still remaining true to the actual events themselves. The epitome of his masterful approach is exhibited in “John Allyn Smith Sails”, the closing track off of 2007’s The Stage Names, and a first person view of the suicide of acclaimed poet John Berryman.And the rest:
The consequence of sound explains the last track off of Okkervil River's The Stage Names
p.s. the song is at the bottom of the above link. Listen to it while you read the article.