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From the summer of 1990 through the spring of 1991, I regularly listened to WMBR. The scrappy little underdog of Boston’s alt-and-college radio was broadcast out of MIT, nestled at the bottom of the FM band and sporting a signal that managed to reach the wooly wilds of Woburn with little static or distortion. I’m […]

No more vrrrrooooom

August 10th, 2017

Slot Car Night was a big event, ranking somewhere between Christmas and network airings of The Wizard of Oz on the childhood anticipation scale. Our apartment was too cramped to set up anything of a permanent nature and my brother and I were too young to play with the set unsupervised, so the box of […]

this is a test

March 21st, 2017

a crazy crazy test oh what a test an incredible test whoo doggie EDIT: what a zany test

Meditation #5

November 18th, 2016

It’s October 26 and that means it’s time for a second round of self-promotion, as Boo! Halloween Stories 2016 has hit the virtual stands! I’ve already written about my involvement with this amazing anthology, so I’ll just cut to the hard sell. Sixty-five pages. Twelve chilling tales of the supernatural. A phenomenal roster of talented […]

Go west, young fan

June 20th, 2016

Fellow quarter bin enthusiast Greg Araujo put forward a trio of questions. They’re great and I’ll try to answer them all in time, but today I’m going to take a swing at #3′s twin queries: Is there a beloved story or story line you dislike? There are a number of fan-favorite funnybooks that do nothing […]

Midnight confessions

May 8th, 2015

…and the winner for “Absolute Best Fight Choreography in a Golden Age Funnybook” goes to… …Jack Cole (with Tony DiPreta on inks) for Smash Comics #38 (December 1942).

Just doesn’t seem logical

February 27th, 2015

Leonard Nimoy was a true son of the Bay State and an iconic figure who transcended multiple generational lines. He could also rock the Swinging Seventies look like no man before or since. He will be missed. Recommended listening: Len goes electric.

No fate but what we made

January 9th, 2015

The November 1995 issue of Spin Magazine was dedicated to The Future, dosage which is to say “The World That’s Coming But Not from the Direction or in the Manner You Anticipated.” As our species loves its round numbers and decade-perceived flow of history, buy many of the features speculated about the not-entirely-far-flung techno-fantasy land […]

Wishing a happy birthday to a child of the spooky season who just so happens to be the love of my life. Recommended listening: Blood and Roses – Assault on Precinct 13 (from Enough Is Never Enough, about it 1985) If you can’t say it with flowers, surgery say it with an floridly named anarcho-goth […]

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