After an amazing visit with friends, both old and new in Seattle, WA - with the greatest memories still fresh, lets get to it - the bounty from my vacation:
(above:) for those of you who are familiar. Yes. it is. THEE original cover-art, matte/framed exquisitely, courtesy of the artist himself: Mr. Demian Johnston. MANY THANKS!!!
(above:) Alio Die & Aglaia - 'Private History of the Clouds', Hemmingway - 'Live at the Josephine 2009', the Golden Greys - 'Hold up the Vanguard', Grouper - 'Dragging a Dead Deer Up a Hill', Nifelheim - 'S/T' (reissue), Morbid Saint - 'Spectrum of Death' (reissue...finally), Kevin Drumm - 'Sheer Hellish Miasma' (reissue), Jim O'Rourke - 'I'm Happy, and I'm Singing and a 1,2,3,4 (reissue), Mütiilation - 'Vampires of Black Imperial Blood' (reissue... finally), Alva Noto + Ryuichi Sakamoto with Ensemble Modern - 'utp-', Ulysses Siren - 'Above the Ashes' (another gem from Shaxul Records on Haight!!!), Sir Richard Bishop - 'While My Guitar Violently Bleeds', Demian Johnston - 'Still.' and Hemmingway - 'Strange, How the Night Moves' (thanks to Demian for keeping the tapes strong!!!
(above:) an Anpanman mask I bought in a sushi-bar in Tukwilla (thanks Doug).
Apparently, this cartoon character rips-off his head to feed the hungry...