"in an infinite capsize"

California's drought cannot be ignored. Bernal Hill turned golden before the summer solstice. The reservoirs are so low you double take as you fly by on the highway. Yet the waves still crash on Ocean Beach with their insistent roar, reminding you of the only line you can ever recall from that poem about the ancient mariner you were made to read in high school. This week's playlist floats with the current of its watery theme. Happy swimming!


  1. Water Music (Piano Solo) by kelly moran on Origin EP (self released)
  2. The River by Areni Agbabian on Bloom (ECM)
  3. Sarah Lianne Lewis: Weathering by Laura Sinnerton on Inner Voices (Birmingham Record Company) New
  4. waterside by Lyn Goeringer on Music from SEAMUS, vol. 30 (SEAMUS) New
  5. Waterways by Sarah Louise on Field Guide (Scissor Tail Editions)
  6. Michael Gordon: River by Gong Linna & Bang on a Can All-Stars on Cloud River Mountain (Cantaloupe)
  7. Channeling the Waters by Wave Dash (Camilla Hoitenga, Magdalena Meitzner) on Burned Into the Orange (New Focus)
  8. Become Ocean (remastered) by Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot (conductor) on John Luther Adams: The Become Trilogy (Cantaloupe)
  9. Sea Above, Sky Below by Dirty Three on Ocean Songs (Touch and Go)
  10. Ursa Major Find by Colleen on The Weighing of the Heart (Second Language)
  11. Wave II by Elori Saxl on The Blue of Distance (Western Vinyl)
  12. Wave I by Elori Saxl on The Blue of Distance (Western Vinyl)
  13. Wave III by Elori Saxl on The Blue of Distance (Western Vinyl)
  14. Divers by Joanna Newsom on Divers (Drag City)
  15. Lifeboat (Lovers Rock) by Penguin Cafe Orchestra on Union Cafe (Erased Tapes)