Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Art: The Politics and Weirdness of Shade the Changing Girl Cecil Castellucci tells us about what informs the strangeness of Young Animal’s Shade the Changing Girl. Music: The great The Pop Group has re-released their debut LP Y digitally and you can get it on Bandcamp. New to me is this...

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Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Something Good To Read On A Sunday

Art The Mega Builder of Garry’s Mod. Vioxtar aka Michael Efraim does some amazing things with the Source engine sandbox. Derf on the demise of the Village Voice. I interviewed Derf last week for the AltComics podcast. Music “Sam Shepard Remembered” part 1 by his bandmate in the...

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Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Art San Diego Comic-Con is giving away a special 60 page PDF edition of the Jack Kirby section of their 2017 Souvenir book. Ghost World and Eightball creator Daniel Clowes has a new website. Fantagraphics Books is publishing a collection of Benjamin Marra‘s Night Business at the end of the...

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Something Good To Read on a Sunday

Something Good To Read on a Sunday

We made it to the second installment of the Sunday reads. I can now claim this is a regular feature along with New Books in the Shop on Wednesdays and the always irregular The Stupid Pages. If all goes well we should have the first full altcomics podcast on Tuesday August 29 with guest Shannon...

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Something Good to Read on a Sunday

Something Good to Read on a Sunday

Welcome to the new weekend reading column. We’re still re-arranging the deckchairs for the re-launch of the Wow Cool blog and launch of the altcomics podcast. Hopefully things will be more regular soon. The title of this feature takes its name from The Clash song The Leader… which...

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The 2017 RPM Challenge is open for registration

The 2017 RPM Challenge is open for registration

This is The Challenge – Record an album in 28 days, just because you can. That’s 10 songs or 35 minutes of original material recorded during the month of February.  More information | Register It’s a little like National Novel Writing Month, (NaNoWriMo.org) where writers challenge each...

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Magic Whistle Radio Hour 107

This edition features tracks from SOMETHIN’ SMITH & THE REDHEADS, LUCKY STARR, SYLVIA AND MURRAY WINANT, MICKEY KATZ, MAGILLA GORILLA 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’...

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Magic Whistle Radio Hour 106

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...

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Magic Whistle Radio Hour 94

This upload features tracks from KITTY FORD, DICK TRACY, THE SURFSIDERS, VICTOR LUNDBERG, JAY MCSHANN’S ORCHESTRA 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...

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Magic Whistle Radio Hour 93

This upload features tracks from MIGUELITO VALDES w/MACHITO & HIS AFRO-CUBANS,  NATIONAL LAMPOON, ANONYMOUS,  THE HEADLINERS,  THE MERRIETTES 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...

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Magic Whistle Radio Hour 92

This upload features tracks from VAUGHN MONROE,  JOHN BUFANO,  DICKIE THOMPSON, BELLE 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...

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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...

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Soy Sauce Control

Soy Sauce Control

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. Soy Sauce Control [EP] by Soy Sauce ControlSoy Sauce Control [EP] by Soy Sauce Control

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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...

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I Won’t Shut Up About Jerry Goldsmith

I Won’t Shut Up About Jerry Goldsmith

Presented without much further comment or help are “New Identity” from Jerry Goldsmith’s 1968 Planet of the Apes soundtrack and “Echohce” by FM Einheit, Jamie Lidell, David Link & Co, 2007. Both use the same bass pattern for a little bit. I’ve listened to...

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Making Music to Quit Drugs To

I keep thinking about the CIA. No one talks about the CIA anymore like they used to. I’m prepping for an extended recording project for the next nickname: Rebel record. And I keep thinking about the CIA. And I think about Black Mountain. And I watch endless YouTube Videos of John Cage...

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Memorial Weekend Music All At Once

This little music recommendation project for the long weekend grew out of hand. Here are the four additional picks – each of which should have had their own posts, but sometimes you have to move on. Tom Ravenscroft has been sitting in on another show on BBC 6 Music this week and he played...

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nickname: Rebel Is Making A New Album

nickname: Rebel Is Making A New Album

After a few years break. After three members of the band left the greater San Francisco bay area. After Marc got Alternative Comics somewhat set up and Mike got the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in San Fransisco somewhat set up. We finally got back together and re-started the band we started 15 years...

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