A long time ago, a certain beautiful girl introduced me to the world of the Wolfriders. I wouldn’t go so far as to say it changed my life – but it strengthened my beliefs and my convictions in a variety of ways.
It help solidify the growing connection between the girl and I (although she [then] would’ve had strong words for me had I called her such).
There are many reasons to respect the world that Richard and Wendy Pini created and nurtured:
One of the first Indie Comics
One of the first American comics to show infuence from Manga
The first comic to deal respectfully with consensual non-monogamy
Great, well developed characters
Excellent,intriguing story-line over all
WaRP Graphics has begun putting all (as in every issue) of Elfquest online, for free.
You can begin your journey by clicking here. Not the best way to read, but an easy way to start without a financial commitment. Once you start, you’ll be buying the books, I’m certain of it!
Such a nice thing not to have to worry about going back. I finished up at WFM last night, and though I’m staying as a seasonal employee, I’m so glad to be done. Some folks are good at playing the stupid corporate politics, and get along just fine with their ethics disconnected. Me, not so much.
I want to give a shout out to the fine folks who joined me last night for a celebration of my departure: Jasmine (who left me with such fine mental imagery – who wouldn’t eat the spinach, indeed!), Kate, who reappeared just in time to say “see ya”, Willy B (fresh off the plane, and go for it – I would in a heartbeat!), Fester Walnuts (remember – just say no), William (safe return, and good luck with the music), Stefan (may Eris arrive quietly, and well), Pavel (go back to Alaska, and let your hair grow), George (my cross counter bud) and Edwin (tell her to turn down the suction). We had a great time, and thanks to the fine staff at The Field for keeping the refreshments flowing and the tables cleared.
Jared – you suck. Get me to agree to go out, and you don’t even bother showing up. Hmmph.
Stay in touch folks, and don’t forget to order thoseTattooed Dad t-shirts you all said you’d buy!
Coming soon – An announcement of my future endeavors.
UPDATE: For any who have read this already, I’m sorry for the broken links. I had a software issue that is now fixed. The mp3’s work now, the pics work now…Sigh.
(A brief disclaimer: I have known Gio for a long time, and used to do sound for one of his previous bands.)
It must be summertime – Spigga is on the East Coast! On Sunday Night (7/14/07), I went down to the Lucky Dog to see Spigga. These guys play a funked up mix of… Well, it’s always a challenge to describe what they do. The best way I could describe them is take Prince, David Bowie, Trent Reznor and George Clinton throw them in a blender, add a large amount of Latino/hispanic flavour, and hit pureé.
That night, the band was heading into their 3rd show in 24 hours, yet they still hit the stage with a ferocious level of energy.
This time around, they have new live drummer – Troy “Big Coston”, who plays the smallest kit I’ve seen outside of a jazz club. While his kit is small, his groove is monsterous!
The whole band was hot and tight – sounds like a porno, doesn’t it? But that’s kinda where Spigga’s music takes you. It’s insane music for dancing your booty off – and dancing is fucking with your clothes on.
Spigga makes you want to get down and dirty, and that’s a damned good thing!With Their Permission, here a four mp3’s for your listening pleasure. Feel Free to share them with your friends! Click the speaker to play the songs, and click the link to download them.
Show the boys some love, and buy some stuff!
Here’s their Cafe press Store!