IN THIS ISSUE OF COSMIK DEBRIS: A Cosmik Conversation with Slash Records' Bob Biggs, who is back with a new perspective and a new plan; Pete Shelley graces our screens with a Cosmik Quickie; we journey to the Reggae on the River festival; and coming up at 13 O'Clock, of course, we have all the news that fun to print. Plus columns, CD and Everything Else reviews, and a new guy. What more could you ask? WELL THEN ASK! And in the meantime enjoy....
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THE REBIRTH OF SLASH RECORDS! - Bob Biggs was the founder of Slash records 25 years ago. Through mergers and aquisitions he lost control of the label, but after a 2 year hiatus from the business he's back with a partner and a new name: Slash Biggs/Massive. A Cosmik Conversation with Shaun Dale.
A COSMIK QUICKIE WITH PETE SHELLEY - As the Buzzcocks tour in support of album number six, Pete Shelley took a moment - and only a moment - to become the subject of our first Cosmik Quickie interview. Interview by Holly Day.
JOURNEY TO REGGAE ON THE RIVER - Tim and Ananda Owen checked out the Reggae on the River festival for you this month and give a full report on this incredible event. Check out the new picture gallery with pics from the festival!
TIME FOR THE THIRTEEN O'CLOCK NEWS - Republican redistribution? Convertible Bin-Laden? Flaming SUVs? A 100 MPH fastball toward short? Robots in the wiring? Commies on the moon? And what of Naomi? Turn on, tune in and find out. Well.. except for the Naomi thing. There's nothing about any Naomi.
CD & RECORD REVIEWS - The Cosmik Debris tradition continues as we serve up so many reviews that only a speed reader or an insomniac with a long attention span will be able to finish them all without making several return trips. So many styles of music to choose from, but why choose when you can have it all? Dig in!
EVERYTHING ELSE IN REVIEW - Yes, it simply says "Other Reviews" on the mini-meni to the left, but that's just to save space. We like to call it "Everything Else In Review" because you're apt to find anything that's not a music CD reviewed here. You just never know what it'll be, though you can usually count on some books, movies and DVDs, for starters.
CLOSET PHILOSOPHY - Rusty brings America's Imperialistic career front and center, where you can't ignore it any more. Oh, and vote NO on the recall election!
COSMIK BLUES - There are two more ways to celebrate the Year of The Blues this month, and Eric has the information you need to succeed.
PIGSHIT by GARY PIG GOLD - Bob Dylan is the Pigshit topic for September, as Gary calls upon you to listen to Volume 4 of The Bootleg Series immediately and often.
MASS APPEAL MADNESS - Jason is talking Art and introducing you to an unusual new artist this month: Aaron Kraten; young, bright, optimistic, and lacking in ego.
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our mix of music of the ethereal variety. All you need is a RealAudio player.
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This month we're launching a new style of interview, one we've had in mind for a few years but we kept on the back burner while working on other things. Its time has come. Cosmik Quickies. Quite often, we have the opportunity to interview an artist, but that artist only has a few minutes to give. In the past we've turned those interviews down because a five or six question interview didn't fit our style. We've come to the conclusion that one or two of those interviews per month could be quite interesting, as they could update you on what's going on with an artist, zero in on a situation that's been brewing, or give you a first glimpse of someone we'll be bringing you a full interview of in the near future. You can expect to see Cosmik Quickies with people from many areas of the entertainment world, politics, and just about anywhere. We hope you enjoy them. We begin this month with Pete Shelley of The Buzzcocks.
This month also brings a new writer to Cosmik Debris. David McConnell is a musician and a journalist who has written for Fitz and Gearhead Magazines. Like most of Cosmik's writers, his tastes and knowledge are widely varied, and he's going to add some interesting titles to our already radically eclectic review section. He joined us late in the month, so we just have one review from him for September, but be sure to check out the Detroit Cobras review if you'd like to sneak a peak at the new guy's work.
That's it. Dig in, and we'll talk again next month.
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