Wow Cool @25 The First Mail Order Catalog 1989

Wow Cool @25 The First Mail Order Catalog 1989

This is the first item in our nostalgic look back that has a serious cringe element for me. The first couple of posts were not really my work. This one is another story. The very first Wow Cool mailorder catalog is a spectacular mess on the inside. Typography and stats and scans were begged...

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Joe Strummer Left Us Ten Years Ago Today

Joe Strummer Left Us Ten Years Ago Today

Joe Strummer passed away ten years ago today. He died suddenly, the victim of an undiagnosed congenital heart defect. He would have been sixty years old now had he skipped that one. Hellcat Records recently reissued the three classic releases he made with the Mescaleros. You should track those...

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Black Pus – The Wise Toad

Lightning Bolt’s Brian Chippendale has been sneakily posting videos for his other musical project Black Pus on the YouTube for the last year or so. Other goodies are to be found on his channel as well. This track is from the 2008 CD “Black Pus 4, All Aboard The Magic Pus”...

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Mark Mulcahy Launches YouTube Channel

The great Mark Mulcahy of Miracle Legion and Pete and Pete’s Polaris has just launched a new YouTube channel which he promises to fill with many goodies over the coming months. Appropriately enough it debuts with the Pete and Pete theme song, the lyrically obscure “Hey Sandy”...

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Double the Steven Cerio in San Francisco Today

Steven Cerio comes to San Francisco’s Mission today to do an extended signing session at Mission: Comics & Art from 3-6 pm and to screen his film The Magnificent Pigtail Shadow at The Roxie. We just got in copies of the soundtrack CD for the film, which features narration from Kristin...

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The Most Massive Linkdown For Some Time

Open publication – Free publishing – More comics My old friend Tom and his wife Leela lost their little girl a few months ago. You may have heard about this. Tom, being Tom, has documented his experience in the heartbreaking comic book tale that is embedded above. Same Hat has...

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The Radiophonic Workshop Returns

The legendary BBC Radiophonic Workshop that ran from 1958-1998 in its homebase at the equally legendary Maida Vale Studios has been revived under the direction of none other than Matthew Herbert. A more capable man for the task is hard to imagine. His work and ethic have been an inspiration. Not...

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Free Pussy Riot!

Free Pussy Riot!

Three young women are being detained by Russian authorities for allegedly performing a protest song in a cathedral as part of a feminist punk group “Pussy Riot”. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich were arrested in March 2012 and charged with...

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Rex 84 Megamix

I participated in this in a very minimal capacity. I submitted a midi rendition of a certain popular tune from an era gone by. The intent to test a certain annoyance factor within strict limits was clear from the outset, in case you think that we were making that up. You could safely drop this...

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Support the S. Clay Wilson Trust

Support the S. Clay Wilson Trust

Original Art Created for S. Clay Wilson Trust – The Checkered Demon Juke Pox: An Audiophile’s Eardeath. UPDATE June 11: Second chance! This fine artwork has been relisted (reserve wasn’t met) – anti-music jukepox with artistic contributions by Chuck Sperry, Pete von Petrin /...

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