I'm sorry that I haven't posted lately but I have been one busy sumbitch, what with the barbecue joint, and my freelance stuff and all that shit. I'm currently working on researching a fun article that some of you have been contacted for input on, and it's sure to open a floodgate of comments. Anyway, give me a few days and I promise that you will have fun with it. Just bear with me.
Oh, and for those of you out there in the internet ether who are fellow fans of international comics, avoid — AVOID LIKE THE MOTHERFUCKING PLAGUE!!! — the new Asterix book, namely ASTERIX AND THE FALLING SKY. I have been a rabid fan of the Asterix books since 1973, and while I have not read all of the 33 entries in the series, this is the first one that makes me say that the series is seriously dead and creatively bankrupt, and that breaks my heart. CAVEAT EMPTOR, MOTHERFUCKERS!!!
And one last thing: check out the old band Radio Birdman, a group that predates and sounds a hell of a lot like my second favorite band, the Damned. I HIGHLY recommend the SUB POP compilation RADIO BIRDMAN: THE ESSENTIAL (1974-1978); If the Damned ever claim that they never heard these guys, then they are outright liars. I may love them, but they sound a LOT like Radio Birdman, both musically — to a certain extent — and vocally. But then the vocal thing can also be applied to Glen Danzig's work with the Misfits, since he clearly was biting off of the Damned's Dave Vanian... and Elvis.