April 2010 Table of Contents

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Life is Controversial

The great thing about putting out a free magazine is that no one really complains about anything.  We can be as controversial or as lame as we want to be – it’s not like we have to give refunds.

Everything in life is controversial to some degree. People fight about how to improve healthcare, whether vinyl or digital is better, and over how to load a toilet paper roll.

But the truth of the matter is that we don’t try to be controversial or even seek out controversial subjects. They just seem to find their way to us. If you think some of the issues we touch on here might rattle some cages, wait until you see the upcoming special issue.  This special issue will deal with a specific topic instead of a musician.  More details will be coming soon.

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Action Spotlight:

Don’t just complain about the world – do something to change it

Microcredit is “the extension of very small loans (microloans) to the unemployed, to poor entrepreneurs and to others living in poverty who are not considered bankable.”  While some institutions take advantage of the poor by charging high interest rates, some organizations provide microloans that allow the poor to start a business and learn to provide for themselves.  Once these businesses are sustainable, the business owner can repay the loan and start helping others to start small businesses.  The goal is to help people willing to work to begin supporting themselves.  Organizations like Kiva (http://www.kiva.org) can make this process easy for those of us in the Western world to support those who are less fortunate than us.  Visit their page to see how you can help. (Kiva did not buy this ad nor do they endorse this magazine – just givin’ ya food for thought)

Print Articles:

  • Letters to Us
  • News
  • Steve’s Corner
  • Matt’s Musings and Meanderings
  • dUg Pinnick: “catches us up on his solo album, a couple of side projects and some pretty cool Kings X news”
  • Doug Burr: “Faith, Family and the Christ-Haunted South”
  • While Rome is Burning: “The Mix and the Music”
  • Jim Chaffin: “Pounding the Skins”
  • Bride: “Bombs Away!”
  • Maugrim: “The Dark Ambient Aim”
  • Bill Mallonee: “Eternal Sunrise, Eternal Sunset, Eternal Dawn & Gloaming”
  • Tattoo You: Dave Quiggle
  • Delaware Morning by Rick McDonough (2008)

Reviews:

Credits:

EDITORS: Matt Crosslin and Steve Ruff
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WRITERS: Steve Ruff, Matt Crosslin, Joshua Lory
COVER IMAGE: dUg Pinnick
LAYOUT: Matt Crosslin
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