Norman Rockwell vs Iggy Pop – Fiction

November 1, 1996

Like every Tuesday lunchbreak, I head to Harvard Square to check out the new releases at Newbury Comics and scan the English music papers at Out of Town News.

Goober Patrol – Vacation – Review

October 1, 1996

I guess we all have to face it: pop punk isn’t going away just yet. But these guys seem quite sincere and the songs are fun, so stop being such a snob!

Eat to the Beat – Fiction

October 1, 1996

There’s a shitload of loners, losers, perverts, and weirdos who need to know which music will spice up the idiosyncratic flavors of their particular sex lives.

President Strug – Fiction

October 1, 1996

With elections approaching, I’m reminded of Kerri Strug, the itsy-bitsy US gymnast who won hearts when she cracked her ankle, yet managed to smile though it.

Change For A Two – Fiction

September 1, 1996

“Why are you smiling like a lunatic?” questioned one of my comrades. Gerry chimed in. “Don’t you know? He’s saving the world with two dollar bills!”

True Stories of the Scene Patrol – Fiction

September 1, 1996

“I’m writing you up. You and your whole Starbuck’s Coffee klatch-rock are finished. Bend over.” “But why, man?” “Because I care.” “Agggggggggggggggggggggggh.”

Norwegian Surgeons – Fiction

August 1, 1996

Seventeen guitars were smashed at the first show. By the time the band broke up, he had smashed 700 guitars, most of them donated, all but the first, stolen.

Rip the Net – Fiction

May 1, 1996

The Internet, for those of you unfamiliar with this wonder of modern technology, is very slow TV.

Party Spew – Fiction

December 1, 1995

It’s bad enough we’re living in a patriarchal society dominated by a lot of unfeeling, violent, unnurturing pigs, but us girls don’t even get to have cockles.

Carnal Comics – Review

July 1, 1995

Carnal Comics are biographies of performers in the porn movie industry, backed up with fictional comics written by the highlighted stars themselves.

Verotik – Review

May 1, 1995

Verotika, the flagship title, is an anthology of “erotic horror,” sure to thrill fans of Cry For Dawn. Brutally violent and rape-laden.

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