Jeremy Dybash, the artist responsible for the artwork of Damien Jurado’s Four Songs, has just finished the etching for the obverse of the record. There were some inital problems with the etching that we fixed. We are hoping to have this release available at the end of October or beginning of November. Also, Neil Halstead from Mojave 3 has committed to participate in the series. More details on his release will be announced as soon. It is planned that several one-sided LPs will be released between now and 2003.
Denison may play a special show tonight in Boise, Idaho with our friend Jason who is A Boy Named Thor, was once a Philadelphia resident, and whose records brings smiles to our faces.
On 19 October, Joey Sweeney will play with Michigan’s Flashpapr and Danielson Famile’s Dan Smith at 229 S. 10th Street in Philadelphia, promptly at 9pm. See you there.

Ester Drang : goldenwest is #96 on the CMJ top 200 chart for this week, their second week on the chart, moving up 86 places from last week. Thanks to every station who is playing the record and supporting the Drang…

From Denison Witmer’s update:
“Note the three following shows are added!! Stay posted for a possible Vancouver, BC show in mid-October!
Show 1:
8 October: Denver, CO. The Tollgate. 4200 East Colfax (Corner of Colfax and Denver). with Adam Hostetter this show will most likely be at 7:30pm SHARP. due to neighborhood ordinances, it must be over by 9pm.
Show 2:
21 October: Long Beach, CA. 5th and Cherry. 562-235-6288 with Matt Wignall and Friends , C. Charles Bowden, Robert Deeble
Show 3:
3 November: Harrisonburg, VA. The Little Grille. with Russ Pyle”
Denison’s website has also been updated if you haven’t visited in a while. The site contains an on-going journal of his tour.
several of us will be going to see Sonna and Explosions in the Sky (both on Temporary Residence) tonight in philadelphia. some gybe styled mostly instrumental music that is highly recommended.