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    • May 21, 2017 10:55 PM CDT
    • The Fuzztone.  Rudi Protrudi's book is a great read.  Check it out!

    • May 13, 2017 3:01 PM CDT
    • Eschillion Key (above)

      Cyberpunk dark fantasy time travel adventure starring many protagonists, antagonists, and antiheroes.

      Introduction - relates plausibility of a kidnapping in explanation of Book 1 Section I,

      Section I, Killing Clocks - children with a magic pen capable of bending time adventure in a city of anarchy.

      Section II, Escape From Paradise - the antihero star of the story escapes a false utopian socialist society into false utopian anarchy. a drean sequence may explain what happened to the children in Section I.

      Section III, Killing Clocks - protagonists, antiheroes, and antagonists bump heads.

      Book 2

      The Fall - Chicken Bone Sawing,

      a failed blowjob joke built into hermaphroditic prose poetry.

      Hell - the Sugar Quest,

      serial killer disassociated tripping and adventure

      Abyss Crossing - the Value of Unique Experiences,

      religious dogma and unstable introverted art responses explored

      the End Times - the History of the Universe,

      adventuring in Chrystal City climaxes with Abel's Gospel.

    • May 4, 2017 9:38 AM CDT
    • Eschillion Key

      The link provides free .pdf files of the book at no charge, clicking automatically downloads a .pdf

      This is a cyberpunk novel I wrote,

      fantasy, experimental poetry, time travel adventure on strange drugs.


    • December 11, 2016 9:09 PM CST
    • Hey , John. I'm leafing through Kenneth Anger's "Hollywood Babylon 2". Good read , even some of the people I'd never heard of. I read the first one , years ago.  Sometimes , Anger's sarcasm is kind of taxing....No , I did'nt think they needed to wreck as many Police cars as they did , either in "The Blues Bros." , but , does the MOVIE still hold up ? Hell , yeah.   I nearly met Anger , once. He turned up , unannounced , at a screaning of the John Barrymore "Jekyll and Hyde". I tried to go over and say hello , as he was leaving , but, he was having a conversation with someone .

      Brian McMahon's book is due out in days. Look out for it.......

    • September 8, 2016 4:34 PM CDT
    • I'M READING AN ADVANCE COPY OF BRIAN MCMAHON (electric eels , Cool Marriage Counselors , Brian McMahon Mit Das Volt)'s autobiography , due out soon from Hozac press. What's interesting is , he has other people comment on his own commentary , and I've been asked to do the same . here it'll end up ,I'll just have to wait and see......I JUST FINISHED "Iggy Pop Neighborhood Threat" written by former Iggy And UK SUBS BASS PLAYER, WHOSE NAME ESCAPES ME . Not much insight to Iggy's off stage personality , it deals more with Andy McCoy , ex - Hanoi Rocks and Iggy Guitarist , whose habits nearly deep sixed the whole operation. But , I saw Iggy with this band , twice , in '88. Finding out that Andy was in the band did seal the deal for me. The photos are largely amateurish , and some are decent personal shots with Iggy , his then - wife , Suchi ,  and the band. All in all , it's a good Rock 'nRoll road read

    • June 8, 2016 4:08 PM CDT
    • A newbie on this forum and the absolutely first topic I saw was this...

      ... which is fun since I am a literature student :D


      Currently: 20th century latin american writers like Borges, Marguez, Neruda, Rulfo and Allende for a history class, also contemporary finnish (yep, I am a finn myself) "serial writers", a couple of trilogies or even quadrilogies.

    • May 27, 2016 6:27 PM CDT
    • i just started reading the new autobiography of Terry Gibson (Lead Guitarist , Downliners Sect - classic lineup and 70's reunion , plus the F.U.2 Punksploitation LP !). It's written in a very sparse , laid back style.It promises to be a thorough look at one of Britain's finest , and still kickin' arse , R'n'B/R'n'R outfits. The many rare photos don't hurt , either. You can order it from Mike Stax at Ugly Things.....

    • May 13, 2016 3:23 AM CDT
    • Just finished two great books by authors I've always known of but never read, Paul Auster's New York Trilogy and JG Ballard's Drowned World. On to lsome non-fiction now with Owen Jones The Establishment.

    • April 1, 2016 9:14 PM CDT
    • I found Dennis Dunaway's ( Orig.ALICE COOPER group Bassist.) book, which I had'nt seen , anywhere , SINCE IT CAME OUT ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF AGO. So , I'm going to start on that.

      Dennis has a great way with a story. I met him , briefly , just before the book came out , and I asked him about the Alice Cooper Group backing Gene Vincent at the Toronto Rock'n'Roll Revival. HE LIT UP LIKE HALF OF OLD FREMONT ST. (VEGAS) , telling me about how psyched they were to be in the presence of true greatness.  He also told me the original pre - A.C. Garage band , The Spiders , got billed over The Yardbirds in PHOENIX , THOUGH , OF COURSE, THE YARDBIRDS CLOSED THE SHOW. He said they had the nuts to precede The Yardbirds with an all - Yardbirds set , after which THE YARDBIRDS BLEW THEIR SHIT AWAY.

    • March 28, 2016 3:57 PM CDT
    • Erik , if my reply did'nt go thru , I'll try again , later....

    • March 25, 2016 9:25 PM CDT
    • John, I'm reading Warner's newest Don't Be a Jerk.

      I'm also reading Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff...Some seriously good shit

    • March 23, 2016 5:46 PM CDT
    • I'm "Reding", just not spelling. I was reading an early bio of Bill Haley , "Hardcore Zen" by Brad Warner and "The League of Unfortunate Superheroes" (Recommended for all fans of strange and sometimes downright bad comics.) , in intervals , but , I finished neither. Marky Ramones' book , I love to read any chance I get.

    • March 23, 2016 5:45 PM CDT
    • I'm "Reding", just not spelling. I was reading an early bio of Bill Haley , "Hardcore Zen" by Brad Warner and "The League of Unfortunate Superheroes" (Recommended for all fans of strange and sometimes downright bad comics.) , in intervals , but , I finished neither. Marky Ramones' book , I love to read any chance I get.

    • March 20, 2016 8:46 PM CDT
    • i'm reding Marky Ramone's book "Punk Rock Blitzkrieg". Never mind the title , this is a VERY cool Rock Read. I'VE MET MARKY A COUPLE OF TIMES , AND HE DOES HAVE A GOOD WAY WITH A STORY. His sense of humor and attention to details accentuate already - great stories. He does talk about Dust , Wayne County and Richard Hell before getting to the main event. 

    • October 23, 2015 10:31 PM CDT

    • July 20, 2016 6:26 PM CDT
    • Greetings!



      Blackened death project HAIDUK returns with a crushing new release!



      All Hail!!










    • June 10, 2016 4:51 PM CDT
    • The other day , I saw a beautiful , tricked out Oldsmobile . Probably very early 60's , not the brontosaurus models I prefer , very sporty looking....I could'nt help saying , out loud "Now, THAT guy's got a small penis."....I'M SURE THAT IS'NT ALWAYS TRUE (Not that I've checked.), BUT , it had "Penis substitute" written all over it.

    • June 8, 2016 4:10 PM CDT
    • I have the coolest car on my street. 1973 Triumph Spitfire.

    • December 28, 2015 3:00 PM CST
    • I saw the Oscar Meyer Weiner wagon go down my street. I'd never seen one. It was easily the size of a double decker bus. I ran after it for a couple of blocks , but it got away.

    • October 24, 2015 1:24 PM CDT
    • Are you still looking for people?


      I'll be your facebook editor if you still need one.

    • October 23, 2015 10:29 PM CDT
    • Haven't watched that many movies, just Pixels with Adam Sandler. But I fell asleep while watching it. 

      I watch a lot of series. There a new one called You, Me & the Apocalypse. Pretty funny.

      Also iZombie, Limitless, Z Nation, The Last Man On Earth, Blindspot, Scorpion, Gotham and Heroes Reborn. 

    • September 30, 2015 4:40 PM CDT
    • Among other things, I've been watching a lot of Midsomer Murders as of late, and also working my way through The Beiderbecke Affair. Both good series. 

    • September 18, 2015 4:03 PM CDT
    • Lutz Vipinderwoman , I was'nt on the GPHO from the very start , because I was'nt on the internet, yet. I first joined , around 2008.  I was'nt knocking the Hideout , then or now , and I said nothing about or against Kopp , either.  It's entirely believable that St. Louis has /had a more "Solid" garage scene than Chicago. Gonn played there , I know. I also know that would have never happened , here (Though I tried to make it happen a few years ago.).   I'm not putting down your local bands , if most of them had the right gear , and the right attitude , that's great. It just  so happens, here in Chicago , even our best Garage or Garage - oriented bands of the past 25+years got very little local support. But , I've seen other bands that were terrible , and , generally , they've been very well - liked , in spite of having virtually no 60's influence at all. This is what passes for "GARAGE',  here. There is'nt much interest for this kind of music , from local or national acts.

      THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS , of course , The Gories sold out a two night stand ( I opened the first night.) , it was their first attempt at a two - nighter since reforming. But , when I first saw them , here , in 1990 , I was the only person in front of the stage , while the rest of the crowd were cowering in the very back. In recent years , I've seen The Fleshtones (Whom I first saw in 1984 , and I may have missed three times , since.),  Cynics (Whom I've missed probably twice in 28 years.)  and The Woggles (With whom I've been friends for many years. I've missed them once since about '94 , only because I was playing on a Norton Records/Hurricane Sandy relief benefit show.) , all these bands and others who deserve better , I've seen play for 30 - 50 people at times.  I've seen all the bands you mentioned either two or three , or several , times , with  the exception of The Mummies.

      I followed labels like Get Hip , Sympathy , and Goner, Crypt (Though I was only a fan of some of their new bands.), from the late 80's on. Also Voxx/Bomp and Midnight before them. We still owe Greg Shaw a debt . When most people talk about the 90's Garage movement , they mainly mean Estrus. I followed them , too , but , with the exception of The Brood,Woggles ,Waste Kings and maybe a couple of others , I'm not so into 'em , now , but , they got things done.

      I've been into this stuff since 1980. I did go to THE CAVESTOMP THREE YEAR IN A ROW. Same for The Ponderosa Stomp.  Others , like The Vegas ROCKAROUND , I did at least once. I've always been very supportive of the original Garage bands. Moreso than most. I've interviewed several , and even become friends with quite a few of them.  Cavestomp , to their credit , also procured current and 80's era bands that delivered the goods.only seen a couple . So , no , I DON'T THINK IT IS , OR WAS , A TRENDY THING AT ALL. BUT , IT BECAME MORE OF A BANDWAGON - HOPPING THING , LATER. But , that could all change.


      .... I DID'NT INTERPRET YOUR ORIGINAL COMMENT AS BEING NOSTALGIC , BUT , IT'S GREAT TO HAVE ZINES , WEBSITES , AND THE LIKE , TO REFER TO A TIME THAT WAS DIFFERENT , NOT NECESSARILY BETTER , THAN NOW. CHICAGO JUST DOES'NT HAVE THE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR THE REAL STUFF , LIKE DETROIT , SAN FRANCISCO , ATLANTA , AND , I BELIEVE YOU WHEN YOU SAY , ST. LOUIS. I've done my bit to get the word out. I've DJ'ed , promoted shows, played out , written articles. I don't knock others , if they're just getting into this stuff , now. Why would I?    I was'nt trying to be cocky. I genuinely enjoy this music , as anyone who knows me will attest.

       I'm not here to argue with anyone. I could get on Facebook if that's what I was after. I was just trying to offer you some feedback Take care , John.

    • September 17, 2015 9:07 PM CDT
    • Wow the inherent cockiness! Where you on the original garagepunk thread BTW? Actually, I lived in St. Louis, MO and I'm well acqainted with the originator of this "hotdog stand", Kopper, whom I saw at all the shows (chiefly because he put a lot of them on as well as had an excellent radio show called The Wayback Machine) and to say the bands used non-60s oriented musical patterns (when I saw plenty Farfisas, Hammond B3s, Gretches, and vintage amps), ETC!!! or to say they couldn't play is quite the grandiose brushstroke there. I saw ALL those bands, ie. Cynics, Fleshtones, Woggles, Gories, Man or Astroman, The Mummies, The A-Bones, Teengenerate, etc., that it's no feather in my cap just a life lived and time/place happened. My specific comment being if you read carefullly was "I don't pine for the "good ole days" or try to relive (like some still do), just appreciate a place in time and would love to see it." ....."It" being reissueing the original thread to see a relic of the past that, sorry pal, I was indeed a part of.  Where you?? Because the retro-Garage of the 90s actually began in 80s, note when Get Hip! Records actually started was 1986, Sympathy for the Record Industry in 1988, Estrus Records started in 1990.... both Goner Records and Crypt Records started in 1983.  Actually, those record labels are from places on the East and West Coast mainly, so they were way ahead of us midwesterners. If you view an era as a "designer trend" then perhaps it wasn't real to you.  Did you ever go to Cavestomp or any of the weekenders?, was that something "trendy" to do? or did you genuinely like the music at the time?