....will not be here in this ish of Blastitude
because Brad Sonder must've been ill or something.
I mean, he's always been "ill" in the
'rap' sense of the word, but I think this past month
he was also physically ill because he hasn't sent
a column, nor returned my imploring e-mails. For
a guy who is wont to complain/boast about enduring
actual two-month long hangovers, this isn't a surprise.
In lieu of Brad's wisdom, we're gonna repeat the
links bit from last month! We're also gonna end
this ish right here, at 7 pages instead of our usual
8. If you've read this far, you deserve a break
anyway. Thanks for making it with us, keep those
e-cards and e-letters a-comin', and make it back
Sixties: Literary Tradition and Social Change
is an online history book! Covers the Beats, Vietnam,
rock and roll, but starts with literary precursors
like Emerson, Thoreau, and Whitman, complete with
amazing scans of first-edition books. (Excellent
Guide to SF Music Not
San Francisco music but songs with science fiction
themes! Everything from Heldon to Anthrax's song
about to Judge Dredd to "Starship Trooper"
by Yes to Sonic Youth's Dick/Gibson references to
Neil Diamond himself gets
mentioned. ("'Heartlight' is based on 'E.T.'")
really good site dedicated to Amon Duul 2 Somehow
I didn't expect this to be so cool...don't miss
the photos and the lyrics! Especially the lyrics....in
this case, English-as-a-second-language really adds
to the psychedelia...