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Pop Eye
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Pop Eye – spinning off from NYLPM onto its own page, our weekly look at the charts. Now with a poll! Looks a bit rough round the edges but when we get the proper artwork up it’ll be splendid.[…]

Mellow Marsh
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A stab at psychedelia, which if psychadelia pressed charges would almost be reduced to “acting goofy with a deadly weapon”. Mellow Marsh cleverly transposes the two constituent words of marshmellow, to tell a story about Vietnam draft dod[…]

Armadillo saved.
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Armadillo saved. I have to say after my post – which was fuelled much by noticing this obvious corrolary of the 1963 Weights & Measures Act – I may have gone too far. And Tim holds the secret of the Armadillo (in a sort of Tony The T[…]

A batch of new stuff up at
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A batch of new stuff up at Tangents – for my money the best is Mark Morris’ intelligent essay on – among others – Basquiat. There should I think be more classy British music zines – does anyone know of any others?[…]

iJamming!
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iJamming!: you can’t keep a good magazine down. Jamming! despite the noxious title was a class ‘zine from the late 70s and early 80s, now almost forgotten, but its ex-editor Tony Fletcher maintains a website with some old excerpts and new[…]

The Armadillo illegal?
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The Armadillo illegal? Much as supping on the wrong side of the law might make me look harder, I refute the allegation that the ‘dillo falls foul of the 1963 Act. The recipe for the Cider A is as follows: take a pint of cider and a single sherr[…]

Crivens, I turn my back…
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Crivens, I turn my back… Right, since I am the only one round here to hold a British Institute of Innkeepers National Licensee’s Certificate I can clear up the first of the many pub based questions. Namely : is snakebite illegal. Well the[…]

By sheer coincidence, Saturday night saw me exploring 2 previously explored themes
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as follows:
1. In a bar in Sosho (Cargo on Rivington Street)
2. Waiting for mates (well, actually work colleagues but they are fairly decent chaps)
As far as (1) goes: imagine if you will…….. the year is 1992…… a young, scanti[…]

Gravy Train Derailed
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Gravy Train Derailed: Napster, inevitably, plans to start charging a membership fee.[…]

Am I Cool Or Not?
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Am I Cool Or Not?: a record-breaking 21 entries this week, but what is the verdict? And a new victim – get those guesses in![…]

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  1. That's interesting too - slight embarassment to admit I've never read Berserk, I guess because when I was initially getting…

  2. I might add Kintaro Miura to the list of comparisons, Berserk’s unfinished nature aside. There’s a similar “watch him learn…

  3. That’s really interesting - and I might update the post to reflect that! I’ve obviously got some sympathy for Fiore’s…

  4. I loved reading this and I'm glad you're doing it. The Jaime/Oda/Ditko analogies are brilliant. One quibble: It's not the…

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