Saturday, October 24, 2015

BUY: Zinester Trading Cards

Hey Zine Fans, 

Zinester trading cards from Billy da Bunny are here! You may know Billy from his zine (Proof I Exist) or from his old distro (Loop Distro) but perhaps you weren't aware of his more recent Zinester Trading Card project. Series 2 is now available through Billy's Etsy site and they're only three lousy bucks per set. 

FYI: yours truly has his own card in the new series, so if that isn't an added bonus, I'm not sure what is?

Friday, October 23, 2015

COMICS REVIEW: My Life In Records Chapters 3 & 4

Chapters 3 & 4 By Grant Thomas
My Life in Records is a comic book series created by Grant Thomas. The book details Grant’s personal history with music — his life in records. The comic is formatted in imitation of mini LP and 45 covers and Grant has thus far released four records, or chapters.

In Chapter Three, Grant recounts his childhood Star Wars fixation (movies, action figures, soundtrack, etc.) as well as memories of his grandfather's reel-to-reel player. Chapter Four is Grant's memory of getting an alarm clock radio as a boy and trying out the classical music station before settling on the Christian spot on the dial. He shares his memories of Sunday school lessons where the teacher shows his class videos about the dangers of listening to rock music — Satanic at worst and anti-Christian at the very least. While Grant is intrigued by the music discussed in class he decides to stick to his Christian station. Perhaps he remains a devotee of Christian rock on through adulthood and remains as such today. Maybe his world expanded to included other genres at some point. To find out we'll just have to wait until he throws another record on the comics turntableChris Auman

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

COOKBOOK REVIEW: Hot Damn and Hell Yeah

Recipes for Hungry Banditos: Vegan Tex-Mex & Southern Eats
Ryan Splint (Microcosm)

When Ryan Splint moved to the Land Down Under, or as they call it in the American South, the Land Down Yonder, he soon found himself missing the Tex Mex cuisine of his youth. His Aussie friends encouraged him to write a cookbook chock full of vegan versions of these Southern staples. And so he did. Hot Damn and Hell Yeah is the 10th Anniversary expanded edition of that effort. It contains all sorts of delicious recipes made 100% free of animal products. From "corndawgs" to "chili con non-carne," ya'll vegan doggies can cook up these vittles yourselves on prairies, patches, vegetable ranches or around any campfire you find yourself in front of.

The recipes are purposefully straightforward and easy to concoct. While a vegan diet is certainly healthy (if done correctly), this book does not aspire to be a healthy cookbook per se. The focus is on taste first and foremost. These recipes sure do look pretty goldang good and the ingredients should be easy to rustle up at your local, healthy, more whole foodier storesChris Auman

BUY: Hot Damn & Hell Yeah: Recipes for Hungry Banditos, 10th Anniversary Expanded Edition (Vegan Cookbooks)

Monday, October 12, 2015


Hey Kids! It's official: Reglar Wiglar #23 has been prepped and is ready to be sent to your door. In this issue, I continue my long employment woes in "The Book of Jobs Part 2." Also: "The History of Music," "Forgotten American Music Masters,"  another edition of "Hungover Poetry," and more Donald Trump's record reviews, including Trump Versus Justin Bieber and Iggy Azalea. Also: much, much more (but not that much more). Buy ten copies today!