IN THIS ISSUE OF COSMIK DEBRIS:
Political activist, journalist, humorist and counter-culture legend Paul
Vandals drummer -- and everyone under the sun's drummer besides -- Josh Freese;
Farewell to the last of the Hollywood Ten, Ring Lardner, Jr.; A return to form
Napalm Death; plus reviews, columns and stuff!
For a little while you can still listen
to the Halloween edition of Cosmik Radio.
Sure, it's from last year, but hey... it's
free! Comin' soon: brand new Cosmik Radio
and Fog Machine shows. 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
Paul Krassner - Here's a guy who has done more
talk about change. He's been on the front lines of American politics trying to
about since the 60s. He's the editor/publisher of The Realist, he's a humorist,
and a deep thinker you might want to absorb the words of for a bit. Lucky for
you Rusty Pipes
Josh Freese - The Tape Hiss Interviews returns with a
bang, a crash
and a stompin' beat as John Sekerka yacks it up with Josh Freese, drummer of The
Josh is way too good to limit his time to one gig. He's played with everyone
Tendencies to Meridith Brooks to Guns & Roses and on and on and on. He turns
out to be better
at keeping secrets than we'd hoped, but he's still fun to talk to. Check it
Napalm Death - There's a new rumble from the
camp, and hey lookie, it's a CD! And what's more, it's being called a return to
Thornberry takes a look and a listen.
Ring Lardner, Jr -
The last of the Hollywood Ten has passed away. Ring Lardner Junior made history
in 1947 when he
responded to the House Un-American Activities Committee chairman's question of
"are you now or
have you ever been a member of the Communist party" by saying "I could answer
that the way you
want me to, but I'd hate myself in the morning." And now they are all gone. A
to a man of principle. Article by DJ Johnson.
CD & RECORD REVIEWS - Everything from rock
to jazz to reggae and back again.
EVERYTHING ELSE IN REVIEW -
Coming on November 12th.
PIGSHIT - Gary "Pig" hangs out with and grills
COSMIK BLUES - Eric Steiner looks for blues in
WALLEY@WITZEND - David Walley's post-halloween
CLOSET PHILOSOPHY - After four long years of hard
our resident philosopher has commenced to commence. Er, that is, he's
But commencement ceremonies don't stop Rusty Pipes from chiming in with his
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!!
Well, we're still here. It's been a month and a week since a computer virus
wiped out everything
at the offices of Cosmik Debris Magazine. We've recovered back issues, many of
them thanks to
some of you readers who collect them (thanks, everyone!), and we've spent a lot
of hours getting
new versions of fonts and utilities, as well as rebuilding our once huge
collection of images.
We're still running a little late, missing our "first Monday of the month"
target rather badly,
but we're here.
There's a bit of a political tone to this issue, as well there should be when
we're in the
middle of confusion over who the hell the President of the United States is
going to be.
Our feature interview is with humorist, journalist and political activist Paul
Do me a favor: read that interview even if the results of the election are
clear before you get to it. It's philosophy you should check into. There is
also a farewell
to Ring Lardner, Jr., the last of the Hollywood Ten. In case you're not sure of
were, the Hollywood Ten were ten of the many blacklisted entertainment industry
during the McCarthy Communism witch hunt of the late 40s. Ring died on
Please read the little article we have here so you'll always remember what this
man did and
how he stood up for what he believed in.
The rest is rock n roll, and y'all never seem to need much coaxing toward that
so have at it and we'll see you again in December. Hopefully closer to "on
Thanks for your patience.