Saturday, May 18, 2013

Do Android-Makers Dream of Electric PKD?

The promo gods just dropped this on my doorstep: the upcoming trade paperback edition of David Dufty's How to Build an Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection. And my cold replicant heart did a little leap.

Burning down the house

Just got a copy of As You Were, a great new comics zine from Silver Sprocket. The theme: DIY punk house shows. Every story in here is drop-dead awesome and brings back so many memories of going to/putting on/playing house shows over the years. Not to mention my long-lost past as a cartoonist and zinester. The kids, it seems, are alright.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Neutral Milk memories

Way back in the early '90s, Denver was the home of the yet-to-become-iconic Jeff Mangum of Neutral Milk Hotel. Denver just happened to be my home, too. So I wrote an article for The A.V. Club about those early days. Neutral Milk went on to do legendary things, but I'll always love those scrappy, crappy early recordings. Granted, the nostalgia doesn't hurt.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Let's all go to the science fiction disco

Just got my contributor's copy of Adventure Rocketship! with cover art by Stanley Donwood (of Radiohead fame) and some of my writing re: J. G. Ballard, Sun Ra, Kraftwerk, Parliament, Brian Eno, postpunk, etc. Damn proud to be a part of it.