Yesterday, the Rev. Howard Finster died at age 84. Finster was an incredible folk artist whose Paradise Gardens was chock full of his outsider art. He had designed album covers for the Talking Heads and R.E.M., as well as showing his work in many prominent galleries and releasing many odd folk gospel recordings. His visionary work has inspired and motivated many. Fare thee well.

Denison Witmer has added an additional show. On 31 October, he will be playing at The Muse in Nashville, TN. Those kind folks in TN will get their day in the sun.
Vinyl for Unwed Sailor’s Firecracker ep is underway. We’re expecting these in November, perhaps in time for their tour. Johnathon will be with Damien Jurado for that November tour, so hopefully some vinyl will be available.
Friday night, Joey Sweeney played with Brother Danielson (in the tree and with the Famile) and the amazing Flashpapr. Last night, Cursive gave an amazing performance to wrap up the touring Omaha show with Los Desaparecidos, Sorry About Dresden, and the White Octave.
For the on-line store, several new titles are available for order that are arriving on Tuesday: new A Silver Mt. Zion, Hey Mercedes, Alan Sparhawk/ Bailiff split 7″, Sorry About Dresden, and Stars of the Lid, among others.

Denison Witmer and Reels of White Softly Flow will be joining Unwed Sailor on 6 November in Philadelphia. The show is at 239 S. 10th Street, so come and check it out. It will start promptly at 8pm and end close to 10pm.
Word has it that the Jetenderpaul 7″ are fighting their way through Norwegian customs and will soon be en route to the US. We’re expecting them within the next couple of weeks and are very anxious…
Tomorrow night, Friday, 19 October, don’t forget to see Joey Sweeney, Flashpapr, and Dan Smith at 239 S. 10th in Phila. $5, starts promptly at 9pm, as in no later that 9:05pm. See you there…
Denison is in Portland, Oregon tonight for the rock. Keep coming out to see him play…