is a word coined by Angus MacLise, original drummer
of the Velvet Underground and quite possibly the
coolest hippie of all time. (cf. track four of his
posthumous CD release The Invasion of Thunderbolt
Pagoda, released by Siltbreeze/Quakebasket.
for immediate cf'ing.)
click on Angus)
TO THE EDITOR
Some of the finest rockwriters working today are
in this issue, and I am NOT shitting you. If you
don't believe me, jump to page
three right now, and see what you think after
reading Tony Rettman's piece on Hardcore. If you're
familiar with Badaboom Gramaphone magazine, you're
probably familiar with Joe S. Harrington and his
very small-print, many-paged, and, in the words
of Gerard Cosloy, "beautifully subjective"
album reviews cum mini-histories. Joe's
even got a book coming out, a maxi-history
of rock (572 pages), which you can read more about
AND he's still got time to contribute some heavy
shit to Blastitude, such as "Why
Does Everybody Hate The Strokes?", and
the first installment of his beautifully subjective
Top 100 Albums of All Time.
We've also got C.M. Sienko
and yours truly on To Live
and Shave in L.A.'s long-awaited just-released
final album, The Wigmaker in Eighteenth Century
got our COVER
STORY, Russ Waterhouse writing some
nu-poetic reactions to releases from the Here
See label, and an interview with Here See honchess
Carly Ptak. We've got an interview
with Peter Wright from down there in Nu Zealand.
We've got the usual reviews
by yours truly, Fuzz-O Dolman. We've got so much
shit this ish, we told Brad Sonder to take a break!!
AND, speaking of someone who we didn't tell to
take a break but is gonna start taking a deserved
one anyway, this ish will mark Christopher
Dean Heine's last installment of Only Seat in
the House. His band the Holy Ghost has got
a booking agent, they're putting out a record,
and hell, he lives in New York City, muhfuh's
busy, right? He will be missed, because I really
do believe that he is THE FINEST SPORTS COLUMNIST
WORKING TODAY. Does anyone else feel like writing
a regular sports column? The catch is, you have
to know and love yer sports, but like Mr. Heine,
you also have to be an underground motherfucker,
na' mean? Not one of these cheese-eatin' Dave
Matthews motherfuckers, na' mean?
(NOTE: Please disregard the above
-- the position has
been filled -- look for the debut of our exciting
celebrity sports columnist in the next issue....)
"A", DUDE! Big Daddy Don Rettman just
coined a phrase in an e-mail (to describe his
DJing palette for an upcoming show) which I feel
sums up the Blastitude aesthetic pretty well too:
dubious HTML skills of yours truly were critiqued
by some strange
organization advocating the new search engine
brain-teaser game called googlewhacking.
HTML lesson for the week! Hey, Blastitude: drop
that crazy white_dot.gif as a background! It's
one pixel by one pixel, so Netscape has to render
- quick guess - four hundred thousand copies of
it every time the browser scrolls. (Sure, it loads
quickly in MSIE - but so do most viruses :-) At
least create a larger graphic of 4 x 100 pixels,
maybe 4 x 1000. Better yet, use the language as
intended, setting table color with <table bgcolor="#ffffff">
- save a billion CPU cycles, worldwide! Stay calm;
I'm going easy on you. I didn't mention that the
spec doesn't even allow setting backgrounds
within a <TR> :-) "
Googlewhack: thanks! It'll take a while, but
I'm gonna fix all my pages. In fact, I literally
feel stupid and I'm very glad you enlightened
me! <bgcolor="#FFFFFF"> was all
I needed. I read about the single pixel background
color trick in some flashy html tutorial a couple
years ago and I wanted to show it off. One of
the least enjoyable books I've read in my short
adult life, but I did learn a couple things..
some of the artists (Come, Whitehouse, Henri Chopin, Juan
Hidalgo, Heldon etc) are not listed on Chance Meeting
album is that more artists were added to a revised list
on the second Nurse With Wound album, "To the Quiet Men
from a Tiny Girl." This album came out in 1980.
to let you know it is me not thurston who introduces buddy
rich. thurston is not a member of the hot clam combo. thanks
for the review, aaron mullan
comic' doesn't make a 'cameo' in 'night patrol', he stars
in it. he's the guy who is partners with pat paulsen in
the film. perhaps you didn't recognize him w/o his bag.
he was married to linda bliar for awhile as well. 'night
patrol' is actually one of my favorite films. you may fire
me from blastitude now...later-tony
is published bi-monthly, and possibly
quarterly. Next issue will either be April 1st, or May 1st.
It should be really nice out then...meaning more distractions.
I need help...would-be submitters, sharpen your pencils
Comments, recommendations, complaints,
for consideration should be mailed to Blastitude
@ 2158 N. Mozart St. #2, Chicago, IL 60647
designer, collater, curator, writer: Larry "Fuzz-O"
"Catalog Copy: 'Highly Recommended!'" by Russ
"Living Like Burt Reynolds On A Mac Davis Income"
by Tony Rettman
"The WIgmaker in Eighteenth Century Williamsburg"
by C.M. Sienko
"Why Does Everybody Hate The Strokes?" and "Top
100 Albums" by Joe S. Harrington
"Only Seat in the House" by Christopher Dean
"Movies I've Seen Lately" by Matt Silcock
"Chicago Live Report" by D. Schneider
BLASTITUDE #11 © 2002
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