Magic Whistle Radio Hour 92

This upload features tracks from VAUGHN MONROE,  JOHN BUFANO,  DICKIE THOMPSONBELLE BARTH,  DON, DICK, AND JIMMY and more.

Things I’ve collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents’ attic. Thus the volume disparity. I make no claims to “discovering” or “owning” anything. Probably neither do you. It’s whatever I feel like playing that week. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows.

Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn’t conform to today. I can’t do a line-item veto. Think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward.

The Stupid Pages Spit Brothers Special 2

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From the sketchbook of young Brigham Martin. Art by Marc Arsenault.

Magic Whistle Radio Hour 91

This upload features tracks from VAUGHN MONROE,  THE TOPPERS,  THE CHARTS,  SAL MASI’S UNTOUCHABLES,  PATIENCE & PRUDENCE and more.

Things I’ve collected over the years or acquired on mixtapes and comps or gathered from the internet or the library or my parents’ attic. Thus the volume disparity. I make no claims to “discovering” or “owning” anything. Probably neither do you. It’s whatever I feel like playing that week. Things that may or may not be familiar. Who knows.

Much of the material here is at least a generation old and therefore sometimes has racist and sexist standards we wouldn’t conform to today. I can’t do a line-item veto. Think of it like a friend you like hanging out with 95% of the time but once in a while they embarrass you. My own attitude is to move forward.

 

The Stupid Pages Spit Brothers Special 1


From the sketchbook of young Brigham Martin. By Jason Martin, no relation. 

the difference between cats and dogs

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Magic Whistle 3.2 now on sale, cover by Danny Hellman, 52 pages $5.99

Soy Sauce Control

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I was walking in Campbell California on Sunday night and was happy to see this mysterious local band Soy Sauce Control playing on the sidewalk. Check them out.

You’re made out of poop

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MAGIC WHISTLE 3.2 from Alternative Comics now available through Comixology and coming next week to your local comic store. If they don’t carry it, tell them you’ll hold your breath until they do

Aphex Twin Cheetah EP out in one week

It’s been a pretty good year for new music. Here’s the latest. But it is stranger than you think. Mister Richard D. James is about to drop a new record in all the popular formats (including a limited cassette – 2000 copies). It’s called Cheetah. It’s an Aphex Twin EP.

There is an interesting story about the very dodgy vintage synth used to create many of the sounds on it over at CDM.

You can stream the whole thing on BBC 6Music this Sunday.

In other news: Random 90s Aphex Twin interview | SoundCloud | Twitter

In case you did not know, Alberto Balsam is the unofficial theme song of the  Wow Cool shop in Cupertino.

your evil twin

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MAGIC WHISTLE 3.2 from Alternative Comics now available through Comixology and coming next week to your local comic store. If they don’t carry it, tell them you’ll hold your breath until they do.

Helping Caspian See

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Zack Soto has been a friend to Wow Cool and Alternative Comics for longer than I am even sure of. He was a Wow Cool mail-order customer back in our golden days during the zine explosion of the 90s. He sent me and Jeff Mason comics at various times. His comics were published by Alternative in the Hi-Horse Omnibus. When Wow Cool expanded its mail order comics store in 2011, Zack’s Study Group Comics was one of the first publishers we featured in the catalog. Study Group was one of the first four imprints to join Alternative when we got together to form a publishing co-op — combining distribution and marketing activities — at the end of 2014. Zack is one of the best friends Team Comics has ever had.

A few hours ago the word went out that Zack and Krista Soto’s son Caspian has a serious degenerative optical condition. He may well end up blind one day. They have set up a GoFundMe page to cover some basic, necessary and urgent expenses. People have come out in droves in support of the Sotos to help with the testing and upgrading their home lighting (all the info on the gofundmepage), but they can use all the help they can get. I urge you to join up and donate what you can to help out them and their son.

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