Monday, April 20, 2015

Surfin' Creatures


Who's in the mood for some SURF MUSIC?!?  The tracks below are some of my favorites, all featured on the classic SURF CREATURE compilation series.  Cowabunga!  (--Whatever THAT means...)





**BONUS!**  Frolic Diner Vols. 1 - 6 at Old Melodies!


Friday, April 17, 2015

LineWork NW


Last year's LINEWORK NW was a remarkably well-attended and "happening" event, considering the fact that it was the first one!  This year I'm looking forward to visiting with old friends and out-of-town colleagues like Daniel Clowes (whose hardcover, slipcased, complete EIGHTBALL series is now available from Fantagraphics).  The event runs Sat. through Sun., apparently from 12 to 8 PM both days.  Keep in mind that most exhibitors will be "tabling" one day only, so be sure to come both days if you want to see everyone (Dan Clowes is here Sunday only).  Click the link below for more event info.

LINEWORK NW website

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Freberg Has Left The Building


Stan Freberg passed away earlier this week.  I had the pleasure of interviewing him back in the '90s for an article I wrote for COOL & STRANGE MUSIC! Magazine.  Dana Countryman, the editor/publisher of COOL & STRANGE MUSIC has generously allowed me to reproduce the article here.  COOL/STRANGE cover art (below) by my old pal Wayno!


Monday, April 6, 2015

He Heard A New World


You probably know something about British record producer Joe Meek.  Have you read the excellent Meek biography by John Repsch? You can watch the documentary THE VERY STRANGE STORY OF...THE LEGENDARY JOE MEEK on YouTube.