Musick Archive

Science Fiction, Music, Comics. The Secret Origin of Comics Criticism.

Cross-contamination I stumbled on the following a while ago on Blissblog: “Along with the many cross-contaminations between rock-etc and s.f., one thing that Heller’s book reminded me of was that many of the very earliest rock criticism publications were started by people who had previously done science fiction fanzines.   Intensely self-reflexive fields, rock

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Democratizing Objects: A Discussion with Tom Kaczynski

Another fun interview, this time with Nick Hanover at The Comics Bulletin. We meander around a variety of topics: music, science-fiction, architecture, Quest for Fire, and much more. Here’s an exchange about the genesis of “100,000 Miles,” the lead story from Beta Testing The Apocalypse, and the story that was ultimately the genesis of

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Best Totalitarian Pop Song

I pilfered these videos from Graham Harman‘s blog. Graham is right, this is the best totalitarian pop song to emerge from an evil dictatorship. I love both versions, but this second one opens up a Soviet sized nostalgia zone in my head. Even though I’ve never heard this song before, it contains all of

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Seated Heat

Saturday night I saw Seated Heat and Food Pyramid at the Hexagon Bar. They opened for Gay Beast… if I remember correctly, I didn’t stick around. I did manage a few sketches though: Sho tearing up the keyboards for Seated Heat left: Seated Heat. right: Food Pyramid

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Lightning Bolt

Lightning Bolt played at the Triple Rock. Seawhores opened. Apparently Knife World was supposed to be there too, but I missed them. Knife World was also there and they were actually the band I drew along with Lightning Bolt. It was confusing… but, it was good. Here are some drawing from the show: left:

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