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GARY LACHMAN (NEE VALENTINE): A NEW YORK ROCKER SAILS INTO THE MYSTIC (link to article at Please Kill Me):

https://pleasekillme.com/gary-lachman-valentine/

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Crossroads

For at least the last the twenty years, Facebook has been flooded with memes on black people and white people and men and women and gays and straights and right wing and left wing. All the problems fighting with each other all the time for the title of biggest, worst, ultimate problem, and no one […]

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BEYOND 2-TONE WITH FISHBONE AND ANGELO MOORE (link to article at Please Kill Me)

https://pleasekillme.com/fishbone-angelo-moore/ Coffee Books Music Comics Pinball and Live Events

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Gerald Nicosia’s Beat Scrapbook: A Ride Home from a Lonely Party

Author Gerald Nicosia has built a career on writing books about the Beats, in particular Jack Kerouac and his family. His Kerouac bio Memory Babe (1983, 1994, 2021) was acclaimed as most authentic by notables like William Burroughs when it came out, and the praise continues. His latest, a book of poems called Beat Scrapbook, is a collection of […]

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How Far Can You Stretch?

Camp Elasticity is a productions co. offering podcasts, publication of selected authors and online promotion of selected musicians and comedians and speakers. This company is starting small, powered by smarts and incentive. It will change and develop and grow as the years go by, capable of everything to the degree we are capable of anything. […]

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Camp Elasticity the podcast episode 2

I had just started hosting a monthly podcast in the basement of Mutiny Information Cafe in Denver when lockdown hit, and the podcast went on hiatus. We had recorded about five episodes, and this one, featuring Jonny Barber of the Colfax Museum and others, was one of the best. I’ll be bringing this back soon […]

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Border Music with the Mekons’ Jon Langford

Jon Langford is a founding member of arguably the most contrary of the first crop of English punk bands (their first release “Never Been in a Riot“, was released in 1977 to spoof the Clash’s “White Riot”). He began as the drummer, and currently handles vocals, guitar and songwriting. The Mekons took their name from […]

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The Alarm 2020: Mod roots & Welsh poetry

Alarm 2020 Alarm founder Mike Peters has lived in and around his hometown of Rhyl, in Northwest Wales, all his life. Accordingly, all the clubs and stages of that vicinity have borne witness to the development of Peters’s musical career—from a punk band called the Toilets, to one called Quasimodo known for its note-for-note covers […]

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Spotlight on glam queen Cherie Currie

The digital edition of Cherie Currie’s Boulevards of Splendor, with 3 bonus songs, including a remake of Runaways’ classic “Queens of Noise,” came out on April 28th on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records, having appeared as a vinyl only Record Store Day release last year without much fanfare.The cover of this blockbuster shows her holding a […]

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Pretty tunes with sour, disassociated lyrics: a conversation with Jazz Butcher and Gentleman Adventurer Pat Fish

First let me say I’ve been a fan since Bloody Nonsense came to my attention as a teenager in 1986. “Caroline Wheeler’s Birthday Present”, in particular, made a huge impression. An album called Big Questions ended up becoming my favorite, and your latest, Last of the Gentleman Adventurers was a real work of art and […]