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Posts tagged ‘The Terrible 90′s’

It’s the trick of imagery

March 1st, 2018

Believe or not, but I’ve mellowed quite a bit as I’ve grown older. The white whales of old look more like guppies in hindsight, and the spite that once burned with the intensity of a blast furnace has dimmed in magnitude. Maintaining grudges takes work, man, and that kind of exertion is better spent on […]

RE: Format

February 23rd, 2018

The first compact disc I ever saw in the wild was a copy of Al Stewart’s Year of the Cat that someone gifted to my mother in the mid-Eighties. Our family didn’t own a CD player, so she ended up handing it off to a co-worker who did own one in exchange for his vinyl […]

Smells like day-old bullshit

February 22nd, 2018

I didn’t care much for “grunge” music, even though we shared a cold climate slacker-punk wardrobe. In the fall of 1989, the ex-punk audiophile I worked with in the Choate Hospital kitchen spun Soundgarden’s Louder Than Love CD on a car stereo that cost more than the shitty hatchback that housed it. “It’s the ‘Seattle […]

Staring in the early Nineties — on the heels of the “Superstar Artist” boom — department store began offering bundles of funnybooks in their holiday catalogs. The stuff was never foregrounded among the most kid-coveted items of the year, but relegated to the back pages jumble of coin and stamp collector kits and magic sets. […]

Alternative take

August 8th, 2016

There was a time when I’d actively seek out stupid shit on the internet with the intent of skewering its wrongheadedness with self-aggrandizing glee. Those days have long passed me by, sovaldi sale as life is too short and the rewards have grown too small to justify the aggravation. If I do it at all […]

No going back

June 14th, 2016

Once more into the breach with a trio of questions comes from longtime AT reader Crowded House: What were the bands you really wish you’d gotten into earlier than you did? Conversely, story what are the ones you used to like and can’t stand to listen to now? I regret not paying closer attention to […]

(art by Sergio Aragones, ask The Big Book of Bad) No discussion of my Nineties Comics Experience (also the name of my post-rock ensemble act) would be complete without some discussion of DC’s series of Big Books, released through the publisher’s Paradox Press imprint from 1993 to 2001. The Big Books were a line of […]

My back issue buying habits up until the mid-Nineties had been fairly scattershot. The solitary longbox which held my stash of treasures mostly contained quarter bin books that caught my eye, pharmacy issues of “importance” referenced in some series I was currently following, medications or miscellaneous appearances of favorite characters. If there was a particular […]

We’ve reached the latter half of my experiences in 1990s comics fandom, viagra 60mg so the time has come to abandon the rambling survey approach of previous installments in favor of a “special topics” format. First up, a sentence no one — including myself — ever expected they’d ever see coming from me: Wizard Magazine […]

In the fall of 1991, ed I leveraged my popular Warhammer RPG campaign into a successful bid for the Sci-Fi Club’s presidency. It was an uncharacteristically outward-facing move for me, ed but I was motivated by a intense dislike of the org’s incumbent president — a patronizing “alpha” geek who wielded the leadership gavel with […]

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