Out of The Blue And Into The Black

Out of The Blue And Into The Black

One of the very few films that somewhat understood punk and that awkward time of someone being pretty sure they want to be punk, but not doing so hot at it. That part may be a little to familiar for many. The rest of it, hopefully less so. Genuinely disturbing. Nice writeup at Blastitude. Out...

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Remembering Dennis Hopper Part 1

Remembering Dennis Hopper Part 1

The above is from Hermann Vaske’s excellent The Fine Art of Separating People From Their Money. I used to make everyone in my art department and all the sales reps who used our materials watch this movie. The work and life of Dennis Hopper has meant more to me than I can begin to express...

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Nickname: Rebel Dandelion Radio Session in June

This June, Dandelion Radio celebrates its 4th anniversary with a 9-show, 21-hour looping schedule that includes a session from Nickname: Rebel (our second for Mark Whitby). Dandelion Radio is a UK-based internet radio station inspired by the great John Peel. We’re thrilled to have been...

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Steven Cerio Seconds Magazine Interviews

Steven Cerio, as announced previously, has relaunched his webness. Steve has recently been rolling out some of his classic interviews from Seconds Magazine on his website. Of the artists and musicians featured so far, we have classic talks with: Raymond Pettibon, H. R. Giger, Storm Thorgerson...

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New Simon Gane T-shirt from Wow Cool

New Simon Gane T-shirt from Wow Cool

We are proud to announce the immediate availability of this brand new T-Shirt design by Mr. Simon Gane, of Bath, England, The UK. We would also like to submit that this would have been a much better choice for the 2012 Olympic mascots. The immortal story of these star-crossed lovers, eternally...

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Steven Cerio Says Hello

Steven Cerio Says Hello

Hello everyone, Steven Cerio here. I had a few things to mention.   1.  The new site www.stevencerio.com is coming along. Only a few things up right now. It’ll have all of the modern amenities modern computer people have come to expect, including a blog (I have hundreds of posts prepared) and...

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2010: The Year Sound Art Broke

2010: The Year Sound Art Broke

The world has surely gone mad this week, as it appears that people suddenly care about things like sound art and field recordings. It must be Spring. Following is a roundup of the last few days sudden massive interest in sound. To set the mood, please enjoy this clip of Suzanne Ciani on 3-2-1...

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Simon Gane Previews Christmas Classics Art

Simon Gane Previews Christmas Classics Art

Simon Gane previews some full-color art on his blog from his forthcoming adaptation of F.Scott Fitzgerald’s “A Luckless Santa Claus”, part of Christmas Classics: Graphic Classics vol. 19. This special edition of Graphics Classics also features Rick Geary and Hunt Emerson (a...

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Talking About Shopping and Football

Hello, just a quick note or two about this site as it continues to grow and heave. UPDATED: The Wow Cool Shop is all the way live! More images and samples to be added soon. We currently have 70 different items available – Books, CDs, T-shirts, Vinyl Records and much more. A section has...

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Why We Do This: The Fall

Why We Do This: The Fall

The Fall: The Wonderful and Frightening World of Mark E. Smith is a marvelous BBC documentary from a few years back that I was pointed to by Richard Metzger. It is available to see on YouTube in nine parts. The first part is above. Around when nickname: Rebel started up, me and Mike used to

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And this is interesting… Part 2

And this is interesting… Part 2

or, I swear, I shall close every last one of these tabs, continued. CD Baby Interviews Dave Allen (currently a music marketing genius, formerly a member of Gang of Four and Shriekback), with much coverage of Dave’s challenge to musicians to be brilliant or get out of the way. Be sure to...

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What the Future Sounded Like

What the Future Sounded Like

I’ve watched this documentary on EMS (Electronic Music Studios) every few months since I first discovered it. MAKE magazine blogged it a few days ago. I recently saw this awesome ad for the EMS VCS3 (below) at the excellent Issues Newsstand in Oakland, CA. Watch all three parts. Comprised...

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What I’ve Been Up To

What I’ve Been Up To

The Wow Cool Garden has taken a lot of bloody work. Four 4’x8′ raised beds. Redwood. 128 Square Feet. 9 cubic yards of soil. Over a ton of rock for the path (scored those babies on freecycle). Man, my back hurts. Lots going on. Stay tuned.

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