"We are all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing." ~ Charles Bukowski
So I was at Gelato Vero on India and Washington last night for a quick cup of scooped espresso and picked up a Soda Bar schedule for November. The “FREE” on its nominal folded cover is what caight my eye. Well of course it’s free, it’s on a flier rack. But it reminded me of a small 90’s zine or chapbook. Gelato Vero is one of those last standing places in town with a reliable flier rack that has room for newsprint magazines. Only a few years ago after handsets took over there were still flier and zine racks in almost every shop and bar. Not now. I was driving up Fifth Avenue yesterday afternoon after some business downtown and was about to turn right on the corner near where Off The Record used to be (they used to have the ALL TIME BEST ZINE AND ALT-PUB RACK EVER) and stopped at that Greek food place across from Buffalo Exchange. No more zine and flier racks in Flashbacks and Buffalo Exchamge anymore either. WTF? Fliers and zines still rule over digital media. When someone takes the time to design, make, print, and distribute a flier… you know there’s substance there that the average keyboard jockey clicking a mouse over a screen doesn’t have, or doesn’t want to put out. I mourn the loss of the flier and zine rack. I also salute those stalwart venues that still maintain them. You guys rule. We need to bring back the zine rack. Russian socio-political engineers would find fixing an election much more difficult, I bet, if local media was still dominated by locals.
David J discusses his new book, WHO KILLED MISTER MOONLIGHT?
in two videos for Reviewer TV
Post-punk/goth bassist, DJ and artist David J (David John Haskins) is out and about now promoting his big gnarly memoir, WHO KILLED MISTER MOONLIGHT?, from Jawbone Press in London.
In the top video David sat down with Rob at Reviewer TV for a moment to sip wine and discuss his new literary accomplishment before his reading at Ducky Waddles Emporium bookstore in Encinitas. Originally from Northampton, above London, England, David J is the attributed with penning the nine-minute long Bauhaus track “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” which is said to be the first song of the gothic music scene/movement. His later band, Love And Rockets, had a 1989 hit single*, “So Alive”, which reached number three on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
David J and the Bauhaus Logo Controversy
In the bottom video David J Haskins, talks about the punk aspect of the way they did business back then and how the band basically stole the names “Bauhaus” and “Love And Rockets” (as well as the Weimar Republic official Bauhaus logo) from their original owners, who eventually came calling to find out who these usurpers were. It’s an interesting bit of pop history that Haskins says he goes more in depth into in his book. But we get a visual preview here.
*Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits (8th ed.). New York: Billboard Books. p. 381. ISBN 0-8230-7499-4.
“Plaigiarism saves time.” ~Trevor Watson, onetime publisher of REVOLT IN STYLE magazine.
This is a new product they said was called “The Falcon” that was revealed and discussed in the Novelties symposium class thing that the people from the website Clips4Sale had on the last day of AEE 2015. The talk was called “1000s Of Ways Make Money On The Internet,” or maybe it was “… Ways To Make Money In Porn.” I could look it up right now but don’t want to.
Anyways, these machines are planned to be marketed to the webcam set and the guy said they’d be free to the webcam girls and about $200 to the members. They’re designed to attach to body parts like hands or genitalia so member can virtually “have sex with the girl” from remote, they said.
It’s supposed to really maximize the profits for the girls by letting them charge many times more per minute or however they bill their members, because hey they’re getting to “fuck” them instead of just watch them toy themselves with a dildo, I guess.
Imagine if you had a bevy of headline cam models that were also big-name porn stars and they were under contract to stay with your website and you could sell these Falcon remote sex fuckers to members and have “Win Ten Minutes With The Cam Model Of Your Choice” contests or raffles. You’d get rich, 4 shore.