Leah and I saw Damien Jurado in one of my favourite venues 2 nights ago. There were maybe 25 people there, though the place can hold a couple hundred probably. You could have heard a pin drop when he was performing. There was no backing band, and I was glad. For me it was a little bit of a sacred moment. I'd gotten a bit drunk beforehand and it seemed appropriate to be feeling the click when Mr. Jurado lumbered on-stage.
The last time I'd been in the venue it was for The Handsome Furs two weeks ago when it had been packed with sweating twenty-somethings. That time I felt like I was in the middle of something that was happening right now. There was such a tremendous, heaving energy.
With Damien Jurado I felt like I was participating in something that's not happening now so much as it's always been happening and always will.
I also like this song a lot:
And Moby's got a great new track that David Lynch made a video for.