Import Zone – Column

August 2, 2002

What she lacks in vocal range, Japan’s Chara has always made up for with her diverse songwriting, and she continues this tradition on Madrigal, a kaleidoscope of beautiful songs that never sound quirky just for the sake of being quirky.

Underground Station – Column

August 2, 2002

Maxon Crumb is the brother of American-cartoonist-gone-to-France, Robert Crumb. Maxon showed up in the movie Crumb as one of Robert’s crazier brothers. He’s the one who did not commit suicide and was discovered in the underbelly of San Francisco.

Underground Station – Column

August 2, 2002

I had a chance to talk with ex-underground great, Jaxon recently. His real name is Jack Jackson and with the underground comics, he was only getting started. He’s gone onto illustrating books, too many to mention, let alone collect, and has risen to be a true Texas historian.

Coroner’s Corner – Column

August 2, 2002

Just when I think you’re done, Anchor Bay, you hit me with another pasta-land buffet of succulent splatter. My lid is off to you because not only are you releasing them, but you’re doing it right.

The Night I Died – BANG BANG BANG – Chapter three – Fiction

August 2, 2002

Above me, more mess in the sky. Like four or five copters and lights flashing around. And then, and then, all that flash replaced by different flash, I guess studio flash ’cause I’m at the studio. Those dumb lights that move and shake. These fancy cars and important people…

Underground Station – Column

April 19, 2002

Additional adult-oriented comic titles include Shaundra, Tart, Ship of Fools, Demi, and One Fisted Tales. They even feature truly underground titles like LCD #1, The Complete Crumb, and Horny Biker Sluts to name a few of my favorites.

Import Zone – Column

April 19, 2002

Robbie Williams has followed up his Sing When You’re Winning album with a collection of swing/jazz/big band tunes entitled – wink, wink – Swing When You’re Winning. I

Some Catnip from Burroughs’ Cat – Fiction

April 19, 2002

I just got the package… my cat is going fucking nuts! He’s just pushin’ it all around the apartment with his nose – Ming! Stop that! – what in hell…? I don’t know what you put in it, but thank you, and – Ming! Uh, I gotta go… I’ll call you back.

Coroner’s Corner – DVD Reviews – Column

April 19, 2002

If you’re not familiar with Argento’s films, here’s a great place to start. You get glimpses of his masterworks like Suspiria, Tenebrae, and Opera. You also get commentary from people like George Romero, Alice Cooper, and Keith Emerson.

The Turkish Baths, Cabana 12 – Fiction

April 19, 2002

When my friend Cindy suggested we go to the Turkish baths, I thought it must be some sort of historical, living museum-type place. But you don’t get naked in museums. At least, not the last I checked.

The Night I Died – BANG BANG BANG, Chapter Two – Fiction

April 19, 2002

Everything she’s saying is true. So true it’s fire, and I’m almost gonna explode, like blue ice shattering… “I’ll show you. I’ll show you, Jack. I’ve been holding it inside, trying to control it, but now I see I was just waiting, just waiting Jack…” I’m screaming.

A Blackheart’s Tale – Todd Brendan Fahey – Fiction

April 19, 2002

I was patently unprepared for the metamorphosis that took place just after the Christmas season, when Jurgen called me from the Ogden city lockup and asked me to post the five-hundred-dollar bond because no one in his family would.

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