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 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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Helping Caspian See

Helping Caspian See

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

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Help Us Share The Safety This July 4th

Wow Cool wants you to join us in supporting the Share the Safety initiative this Independence Day. BUY A GUN, GIVE A GUN TO AN AMERICAN IN AN AT-RISK NEIGHBORHOOD. The National Rifle Association and corporate ally Smith & Wesson have partnered to level the safety playing field in our...

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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

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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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Don DeLillo Should get every damn literary prize

Someone (whom I could not find again) posted something to the effect of “I’m voting for the presidential candidate who nominates Don DeLillo for the Nobel Prize” on thee face books. I’m not quite sure it works that way, but I echo the sentiment. Don DeLillo is surely on...

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Join the King-Cat Comix Fan Club

Join the King-Cat Comix Fan Club

I got some exciting mail from John Porcellino today — an official King-Cat Comix Fan Club membership card. Hand inscribed by John P himself to me. You too can get yours by supporting John’s work on King-Cat Comics and Stories and the Spit and a Half publishing imprint and distro on...

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Seth Kushner October 30, 1973 to May 17, 2015

Seth Kushner October 30, 1973 to May 17, 2015

Seth Kushner left us one year ago today. Some four months before his book Schmuck would finally be released to the world through Alternative Comics. An event that was to have taken place many months earlier, but was delayed due to his illness. I just found this piece on The New York Observer...

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My computer died on Monday

My computer died on Monday

and The New Intern Starts on Tuesday We are so not ready And I get on a plane Thursday morning to go to Portland, Oregon to work at Linework NW and move Sparkplug Books down here. But that’s OK We’ll make it through somehow What is not OK Is that we are based in Cupertino,

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Scenes From Half Moon Bay

Scenes From Half Moon Bay

After a heavy duty couple of weeks that included Free Comic Book Day and two comic book artist signings at the Wow Cool Alternative Comics shop, it was time to take a day off and head to the beach. The high winds and barely 60º temperatures cut into the beach time as it cut into

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