I’ve always wondered why some magazines do flip covers so much. It’s pretty cool once, but gets hard to read after a while. This issue helped me understand that a little more – as we had a great cover story lined up, and then Rick sends in this awesome Brian Doidge image. Brian has a great story, so we had two possible cover stories. What did we do?
Procrastination can work wonders sometimes in solving dilemmas. Turns out our original cover story got busy with a tour of all things, so that story was totally out for this issue. But we will see it in the future.
Second issue, and we still have a few other surprises in store. We still keep a blog about the progress of our ‘zine as well as other random thoughts we have, so feel free to stop by and leave a comment.
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Online Exclusive Article:
- Letters to Us
- Steve’s Corner
- Matt’s Musings and Meanderings
- Brian Doidge: “The normal, mundane things you become grateful for”
- Knott and Doidge: Current Projects
- Greg Lawless: Coming Soon to a Jazz Trio Near You?
- The Genesis of the Lost Dogs (as told by Terry Taylor)
- Roger Rose & Mad at the World
- Window Reflection on a Street in Athena by Rick McDonough (2008)
- Vigilantes of Love – Audible Sigh
- Writ on Water – Ancestral Echo/Wunderzeit!
- King’s X – XV
- Glenn Rowlands – Red Road
- Jerry Oliver – Death of the Avante-Garde
- Windy Lyre – Overflow
- The Sound Gallery – Umbra
- Motonaut – The Now and The Not Yet
- Starflyer 59 – Dial M
- Daniel Amos – Darn Floor, Big Bite Re-Issue
- Greg Lawless – Prayers and Lowsongs
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COVER IMAGE: Doidge by Rick McDonough
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