Hello blogosphere,

Once again I’m on the move. On Thursday I move to Berlin (again). I’m really excited about it, but I figured I would take a moment and share with the world some music I’ve been paying attention to this summer.


  • Between Two Worlds – Danny Paul Grody – Three Lobed Recordings (review) – I saw Danny perform a lot of this material when he opened for Grouper at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, and it was quite beautiful. A great moment at the show was when the soft-spoken, gentle, former Tarentel-er asked to turn the air conditioning off because it was distracting him and his gliding dreamy work.
  • Mi Sei Apparso Come Un Fantasma – Songs: Ohia – Paper Cup – incredibly energetic, crushing, moody live (cobbled from several?) performance(s) by Molina and his Songs band near the peak (or depths?) of their brand of abyssal folk haunted dirges. RIP, Jason Molina. Glad I discovered this, although it’s sad that it took me until these unfortunate circumstances to discover it.
  • Cat Mask at Huggie Temple – Desert Heat – MIE (review) – some awesome dust bowl open-highway psychedelia scratching my Six Organs of Admittance, Sun City Girl,s and even Chris Forsyth itch.

I’ll be doing a lot less reviewing moving forward (since I’m not going to be at KZSU at all in the foreseeable future), but maybe I’ll find a new college radio-type community soon in Berlin? I’ll continue to take photos occasionally at shows. I’m excited about seeing S at the Soda Bar in San Diego on Monday. First time I’ll be able to see one of my heroes (proof I’m a Jenn Ghetto fanboy). In any case, take care, my friends and talk soon.