IN THIS ISSUE OF COSMIK DEBRIS:
Richard Lloyd, guitarist of Television and Rocket From The Tombs, talks to John Sekerka about the RFTT reunion album and tour; Kevin Moyer discusses the musical sounds on the streets of Portland and how he came to gather them, along with contributions from artists like Mike McCready, Spoon and Five Fingers of Funk, for a CD called Live From Nowhere Near You; Adam Blake relates the excitement and joy, the giddiness, that heart pounding buzz that is the tell-tale sign he has fallen in love... with The Detroit Cobras; we take you to London for a concert by the one and only Patti Smith; and the 13 O'Clock News twists the facts like an arm at Guantanamo! Plus Closet Philosophy, Pigshit, Moving In Stereo and reviews of stacks and stacks and stacks of CDs, DVDs, books and... well, you can't really stack movies as such without people falling in the theater and hurting themselves, but you get the idea. All in the August, 2004 issue of Cosmik Debris Magazine!
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ROCKET FROM THE TOMBS: - John Sekerka chats with guitarist Richard Lloyd (also of Television) about the new Rocket From The Tombs album and tour, hanging out with Cheetah Chrome and David Thomas again, and what happened with that T-shirt.
LIVE FROM NOWHERE NEAR YOU - Kevin Moyer spends his day hours working on ad campaigns for Nike, but by night he is on the hunt on the streets on Portland, armed with a DAT recorder. In this interview he discusses the CD, Live From Nowhere Near You, which mixes contributions by well known and unknown artists, and the good cause it serves. (Interview by DJ Johnson.)
IN CHURCH WITH THE DETROIT COBRAS - Adam Blake opens his heart and describes the experience of falling in love. In this case, it's the experience of falling in love with the music of a dynamite band called The Detroit Cobras. Not being the jealous type, he's willing to share.
PATTI SMITH IN CONCERT - The rock and roll legend played the Brixton Academy in London on July 3rd, and Adam Blake was there to take it in.
TIME FOR THE THIRTEEN O'CLOCK NEWS - Catch up on some of the major stories that have popped up in the past few months. We'll spin them so hard you'll think they're salad, but read them anyway. Read them over and over. It's the Bush Administration method: Repeat and repeat until it's true!
CD & RECORD REVIEWS - So much aluminum you need sunglasses to peruse this section.
EVERYTHING ELSE IN REVIEW - DVDs, movies and books (oh my!)...
MOVING IN STEREO - Darren Paltrowitz presents his sixth month of the syndicated "Moving in Stereo," bringing you the latest from the stereo, stage and screen, as well as his home town of Long Island, of course.
PIGSHIT by GARY PIG GOLD - Robin Stanley is Gary's target this month. Gary regales us with the story of how he met Robin and kept in touch over the years, hounding him about making an album, already. Well, Robin Stanley has finally made an album, Mad Kingdom, and Gary immediately made him answer Eight Questions! Now we know why he waited so long... Read all about it!
CLOSET PHILOSOPHY - This month Rusty takes on a job that the press let you down on this last June: reminding you of exactly what went on during the "Teflon President"'s regime (that we know about), and why this guy wasn't really a great American hero.
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At the beginning of this year we changed to an open format, the idea being that we'd just toss reviews, articles, interviews and columns online here and there, on no particular schedule, so there would always be new things to see. To make a long story short, I didn't like it. I like separate issues because they each have a "personality," a look and a "feel." We won't confuse you anymore. The Issue format is back to stay.
One disadvantage of the "open format" was that there wasn't a June issue, and as a result there was nothing to remind us of our own anniversary. That's right, in June we (should have) celebrated our 9th year, but it slipped by. Time flies.
We've been very anxious to get this issue to you and return to doing what we do best, and we hope you enjoy it even half as much as we enjoy creating it. As you may know, our friend and longtime writer, Alan Wright, passed away in June. We dedicate this issue to Alan's memory. Thanks for reading.
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