IN THIS ISSUE OF COSMIK DEBRIS:
Melanie Campbell sits down for a yakathon with The Clarks; We take a look at the
future of online "radio" in the form of Dublab; Dan Forte has the lowdown on
release of the Doowop 50 shindig; and the Cosmik staff picks their five favorite
of 2000. Plus a few columns and a stack of CD reviews for youz to peruse.
All that and sound clips to help you figure out what the heck we're talking
in the new issue of Cosmik Debris.
Just one more week for this edition of
Cosmik Radio, and then there's gonna be
a new one, so better get to it now, huh?
You just need a RealAudio
Player to listen.
If you don't have one, go pick
one up. Cosmik Radio is just
the kind of Net-Only audio that radio
station program directors don't
want you getting hooked on. So go
THE TOP FIVE CDs OF 2000 - ...several times,
because each of
our writers get to make their picks. In fact, due to their anarchist natures,
some of our
writers don't even follow the top five format, so in some cases you get the top
top fifteen or whatever. One guy turned in his top 1/2. Said it was a record
and he only
liked side two. We made him do it over. But the bottom line is this: the CDs
are the ones that made us very happy in 2000.
THE CLARKS - They're one of the best rock and roll
not being given much access to. The majors had turned their back on
but their legion of fans hadn't dwindled in the slightest. Along came Razor &
and a brand new CD. Melanie Campbell conducted this interview in a stairwell,
of all places!
DUBLAB - It's advertised as a taste of LA, but Dublab
is a bit of
everything. It's streaming audio, streaming video, streaming consciousness,
conversation in the chatroom with the other labrats... It's music. Beats.
Vibes. It's the
future of broadbandcasting and it's here right now. Article by DJ Johnson.
DOO-WOP 50 - They came together decades later to sing
their hits once
again, and to everyone's surprise they hadn't lost a note. After a successful
run on PBS,
Rhino Video has released the Doowop 50 package, and according to Dan Forte, it's
grand as the night itself was.
CD & RECORD REVIEWS - Everything from rock
to jazz to hip-hop and back again.
PIGSHIT - Gary Pig Gold's twenty great recordings of
CLOSET PHILOSOPHY - Does the world end at 2:13 PST?
And if not,
hadn't we better figure out what we're going to do about our apparently ongoing
on planet Earth?
CREDITS - The names and e-mail addresses of the
for this thing.
COSMIK RADIO - Want an hour of music that
personality of Cosmik Debris Magazine? That's right, Sinatra segues into
Peter Tosh into Man Or Astro-Man into... well, you get the picture. It's a
we like to call Genre Whiplash. Or maybe you're in the mood for a trip into The
our mix of music of the ethereal variety. All you need is a RealAudio player.
Come on in.
INTERNET RADIO STATIONS - Great radio is alive
and well on the Net!
Cosmik Debris presents links to take you where the good ones are hiding, from
St. Louis to
Dublin. You're no longer stuck with just the "classic rock," "young country"
talk" that has your town held hostage.
OUR OWN WEBSITES - Many of the Cosmik Debris
writers have websites
of their own. We have some links right here.
Did you miss an issue? We now have many of our
issues online, including sound clips and
extras. Check out interviews with The Witches, Electric Frankenstein, the
Vampire Beach Babes, Jeff Berlin,
Curve, Michael Shermer, Steel Pulse, Transglobal Underground, Mark Helm, The
Southern Rock All-Stars, Ottmar Liebert, Jason Noble of Shipping News, Phil
Vassar, Joel Dorn, Mark Cline of Love Tractor, Texas Terri (of Texas Terri & The
Stiff Ones), Mike Keneally, Chris Shinn of Unified Theory, Alley of Wise Monkey
Orchestra, Mario Escovedo of The Dragons, The Clarks, Big Ass Truck, Richard
Cheese, Paul Krassner, Tony Iommi, Ron Dante... and too many more to list!!
Editor's note: Never give half your columnists the month off at the same time.
on this. That's about it. Enjoy the issue.