IN THIS ISSUE OF COSMIK DEBRIS:
We converse with Colin Tyranny of The Priests as they prepare to take the stage at South-By-Southwest in Austin, Texas; Holly Day shoots the breeze with Mocean Worker, discussing his latest release, Enter The MoWo!; Blues singer Debbie Seitz contributes an article about Delta Frank Black, "The Blues Doctor" at WGLT-FM at Illinois State University; Rusty Pipes takes a close look at Resident Bush and offers up The Real Dope On Social Security; Eric Steiner pays tribute to three fallen bluesmen: Jody Noa, Son Seals and Hoodoo King Raful Neal; Our Petition Page links you up with online petitions where you can take part in the democratic process and get some important things accomplished; The 13 O'Clock News looks at how Dubya really feels about those homeyseksuals, and also examines an organization looking out for aging rockers. All that, plus a ridiculous number of reviews of all kinds and our usual slate of Cosmik Columns, all in the March/April issue of Cosmik Debris Magazine.
Want an hour of genre-whiplash? No, it
doesn't hurt. It's the smile-inducing feeling you
get when the radio program you're listening to is
crazily segueing from Megadeth to Mozart, from Illinois Jacquet
to King Tubby, or from The Groovie Ghoulies to Stonewall Jackson.
It's Cosmik Radio, and it's waiting on demand.
You just need a RealAudio
Player to listen.
If you don't have one, go pick
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THE PRIESTS - FROM THE CATACOMBS OF ROCHESTER COMES A WICKED NEW SOUND: With their third album, Tall Tales, out on Get Hip Records, this quartet with a huge sound is beginning to make waves. Guitarist Colin Tyranny talks with DJ Johnson about recording the album, working with producer Tim Kerr, and learning new ways to hear their music.
MOCEAN WORKER - ENTER THE MOWO!: Producer/DJ Adam Dorn, a.k.a. Mocean Worker, discusses the meaning behind the name, his unusual upbringing in the music business and the recording of his latest album, Enter The MoWo! Interview by Holly Day.
DELTA FRANK BLACK - THE BLUES DOCTOR, HAS A CURE FOR YOU AT WGLT-FM!: Blues singer Debbie Seitz contributes this article about a great DJ, an amazing library of blues recordings and the legend of Lazy Lester.
THE REAL DOPE ON SOCIAL SECURITY - Rusty Pipes has been keeping an eye on Dubya throughout this Social Security dustup, and he's figured out what (or who) the real dope on Social Security really is. He's ready to share his findings.
AN APPRECIATION - Eric Steiner pays tribute to three fallen bluesmen: Jody Noa, Son Seals and Hoodoo King Raful Neal.
THE PETITION PAGE - Take part in the process. Our Petition Page links you to important petitions you can "sign" online. Take a look. It might just be an issue that matters a great deal to you.
TIME FOR THE THIRTEEN O'CLOCK NEWS - All the news that's fit to fake. Only difference between us and a "legit journalist" is we don't have gay porn websites and criminal records. Well... most of us, anyway.
CD & RECORD REVIEWS - So many sounds, so little time! We help you sift through the stacks a litle faster.
EVERYTHING ELSE IN REVIEW - A large collection of reviews, including TV shows, books, DVDs, concerts and movies.
CLOSET PHILOSOPHY - Rusty Pipes takes a look at Creationism and Intelligent Design, and gives us a rational point of view on the whole debate.
COSMIK BLUES - We ride along with Eric Steiner as he takes a Chicago Blues Pilgrimage to the Jazz Record Mart. Part I of II.
PIGSHIT by GARY PIG GOLD - The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circus us the subject of this issue's steaming pile o' Pigshit.
KEEPING IT REEL - Bill Holmes provides commentary on the 2005 Academy Awards ceremony.
MEDIA CURMUDGEON - Mourn the demise of new Star Trek on TV with Karl Cable.
MOVING IN STEREO - Take a look at the latest news from the Stage, the Stereo and Long Island with Darren Paltrowitz.
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.
OUR OWN WEBSITES - Many of the
writers have websites of their own. We have some links right here.
You are a PATIENT lot! We've been going through some interesting times here at Cosmik Debris, struggling to get issues online on time. There are several reasons for this, but it all really boils down to lousy luck and a two-person administrative crew where ten people would find more than enough to do. This is why we've decided, a decade after the debut issue, to switch to a bimonthly system. The goal is to get the new issue to you by the end of the first week of the issue month. We'll do our best to maintain that schedule, but sometimes, I'm afraid, we may still go a few days over. Beginning with the May/June issue, we'll be offering an e-mail list you can subscribe to -- free, naturally -- that will notify you when each new issue goes online. We won't bother you with other messages. Just a simple notification. So look for that on the main page in the next issue.
We were very pleased to learn last week that our readership numbers have nearly tripled in the past year. The monthly number now hovers around 98,000, so if you have 2,000 friends or so, could you please turn them on to Cosmik? Now that we've seen the numbers, we're really anxious to hit that 100k mark. And thanks to every one of you for coming back to read Cosmik time and again.
That's it for now. Enjoy the March/April issue of Cosmik Debris.
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...