Thee Comic Column #89: Warren Ellis’ Trees

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The Joup Friday Album: sElf – Breakfast with Girls

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This week’s entry as Joup’s Friday Album – a weekly column where we try to give our readers a nice musical pick-me-up to help transition out of the work week and into the hard-won freedoms of the weekend – was down to two albums until just a few moments ago. These are two albums that I have known for years and once again recently had in heavy rotation. I have a long and deep history with both of these pieces of music and, perhaps not surprisingly both were recorded and came out around the same time.

35 Albums in 35 Years: 1999

In an ongoing attempt to bleed my opinions all over your computer screen, I’m selecting one album from every year that I’ve been alive that has some sort of significance to me…and then writing about it. Welcome back to 35 Albums in 35 Years.

 

magnetic fields1999: The Magnetic Fields’ 69 Love Songs

“Now my heart’s running round like a chicken with its head cut off.”

Thee Comic Column #88: Ted MCKeever’s Superannuated Man

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Any comic that begins with a quote from Hunter S. Thompson already gets a massive “plus” in my book. But guess what? That’s not the only reason that I absolutely LOVE The Superannuated Man.

Ted McKeever – I’m so very familiar with this man’s name from prowling the shelves of the comic shops of my youth that it amazed me to realize that I’ve never actually read anything he’s worked on.

How is that possible?

The Joup Friday Album: The Residents ‘The Commercial Album’

The effect of music on the mind is allegedly secondary only to scent in its ability to transport one to the past. Since my teens I’ve had this project on the back-burner too sacred to discuss, where I seek out albums that transport me to another world. I’m not talking about your marijuana or ‘Wizard of Oz’ enhanced trip to the ‘Dark Side of the Moon’, rather that abstract artefact that clearly existed at some point in history, but for which you have no frame of reference; either in the form of anything that sounds comparable in your collection or contextualisation from anyone you’ve ever met.

Thank God for VOD! – Cheap Thrills

I don’t get to go to the movies as often as I’d like to, but that doesn’t mean I can’t watch awesome flicks at home. Thank God for VOD!

cheapthrillsCheap Thrills

What would you do for money? Would you do something stupid? Something dangerous? What if it was a lot of money? Would you do something humiliating? Something debasing? What if you really needed that money? Would you do something illegal? Something unconscionable?

E.L. Katz’s debut feature Cheap Thrills answers all those questions and more with gusto and a wicked, black smile.

35 Albums in 35 Years: 1998

In an ongoing attempt to bleed my opinions all over your computer screen, I’m selecting one album from every year that I’ve been alive that has some sort of significance to me…and then writing about it. Welcome back to 35 Albums in 35 Years.

 

trippingdaisy1998: Tripping Daisy’s Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb

“The magic’s in my heart, believe me.”

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