To Quote or Write
Sometimes I get asked why we always do the interview style articles here. Well, part of it just has to do with time – this is all volunteer work and we have full time jobs and families. But it also comes down to another simple reason: the people we interview make great quotes and we just don’t want to mess those up with our commentary.
Also, let’s face it – some articles in other magazines get a little too bogged down in writer commentary. Sometimes you have to wonder what on earth the writer was thinking, because the funny they make in their head doesn’t always boil down to funny in print. Something we are also guilty of too often. But we usually just like to let the artist’s words speak for them.
Don’t just complain about the world – do something to change it
Do you know how much good a little bit of extra money can do? Mocha Club’s vision is to “provide a way for people who don’t have hundreds or thousands of dollars to make a difference in Africa. We do this through a community-based website where members can start a team and invite friends to join them in giving $7 a month – the cost of 2 mochas – to support a project in Africa.” MochaClub.org (Mocha Club did not buy this ad nor do they endorse this magazine – just givin’ ya food for thought)
- Letters to Us
- Steve’s Corner
- Matt’s Musings and Meanderings
- Eric Campuzano: “All the Sounds of Nowadays, Turning Into a Twister”
- Hammock: “Chasing After Shadows..”
- King Never: “The Ability To Defy Genres”
- David di Sabatino: “Life Demands Reflection, and Stories are Equipment for Living”
- Herb Grimaud Jr: “Happy Halloween”
- Jerry Wilson: “Shining a Spotlight on the First and Forgotten”
- Brian Kirsch: “Sterling Part 2”
- Untitled (2010) by Rick McDonough
- Live Report: Aunt Betty’s Ford
- Flatfoot 56 – Black Thorn
- Hammock – Chasing After Shadows… Living With The Ghosts
- Messiah – Final Warning
- Messiah – Going Insane
- Holy Blood – Shining Sun
- The Noir – The Noir
- Main Line Riders – Worldshaker
- Deus Invictus – Staged In Waiting
- Professor Small – Escape!
- The Crucified – The Complete Collection
- Jagged Doctrine – The Stalker
- Starflyer 59 – Changing of the Guard
- husband&wife – Proud Flesh
- The Redemption Center – Land of Plenty
- Starflyer 59 – Ghosts of the Past
- Short Shots:
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