A weekly audio tour of the forgotten West, visiting obscure moments in musical and cultural history along the way.
Host Erik Bluhm was the editor of Great God Pan magazine (“the Champion of Californiana”) through the ‘90s and West Coast Fog may be seen as an aural extension of that venture.
May the Winds Blow Warm - West Coast Fog 4/8/21
'80s and '90s Spring sounds from California, Colorado, Georgia, Michigan, Germany, Oregon, Vermont, and Australia, all from the comfort of a car driving around in the San Gabriel Valley.
Stratus Status - West Coast Fog 3/20/21
Trek up to an abandoned fire lookout in a snowstorm while listening to select meditative cuts from '80s and '90s tapes out of Hungary, Los Angeles, Oregon, Colorado, Los Gatos, and San Francisco.
Obsidian Oblivion - West Coast Fog 2/24/21
Ski up and down snow-covered cinder cones in California's high desert and in your MIND. Hear sublime stringy soundtracks from mostly '80s and '90s tapes.
Ode to the Whale Folk - West Coast Fog 1/27/21
Join West Coast Fog asea, at anchor, and eventually ashore. Sail with whales and listen to serene marine sounds from '80s and '90s cassettes.
Peaceful Mountain - West Coast Fog 1/12/21
Climb up, slide down. Creep along the dragon's back and motivate with a soothing soundtrack of tapes and records from Sausalito, Nevada City, Idyllwild, Berkeley, and more.
Winter Music - West Coast Fog 12/25/20
Celebrate the season with Pagan Carols, Crystal Spirit, Blossoms in the Snow, Inner Christmas, Carols in the Caves and other Saturnalian festivities! All '80s and '90s cassettes. God jul!
How come this fog makes it easier to see?
To amplifies an understanding
West Coast Fog brings value to a world of music and culture that for me was easy to overlook, or impossible to access… and the Sierras, Telemark Skiing, New Mexico Moonrise, High Alpine Lakes.
Most beloved podcast
The intro music always puts a smile on my face and the content always fills my heart with joy. Love this podcast so much.
xoxo hundreds of seabirds
This podcast gives me hope for the world. I’m not kidding. Thank you.