Category Archives: Music

Pogo in the pit!

I registered my appointment for my Covid vaccination today, and to celebrate, here’s a happy song with some friends from the funnybooks. And a real Pogo doing the pogo! (thanks to Sean; Title courtesy the one and only Marc W.)

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I Remember Kochalka!

Sometimes I feel like the history of my comics reading habit is a battlefield strewn with the fallen that fought for my fickle attention, sometimes won my unbridled and absolute attention and love for a while (sometimes even longer) but … Continue reading

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Who read comics? (Now a series!)

It’s that jolly bundle of lipstick and mascara and a hairdo that’s either a bird’s nest or a weeping willow depending on his general mood, it’s The Cure‘s very own Robert Smith! When photographed for one of those “Stars? Ha! … Continue reading

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Small stories, full of pain

Some stories are very small; they hardly register as anecdotes. Yet at the same time, they imply lifetimes of pain and heartache and leave the reather with a sweet sense of nostalgia, having taking part in a familiar sadness but … Continue reading

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Sunday Evening Special – Júníus Meyvant

Thank God for playlists, offering me (and the rest of us) some kind of brilliance at least every so often. This soul god hails from Iceland, and he makes me very happy. (this post goes out one day late, but … Continue reading

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Sunday Evening Special – Whispering Sons

There is a kind of music that has been with me for more than three decades and that I always turn to from whatever fad I’ve been into at any time. I’ve heard it in several regenerations, from The Stranglers, … Continue reading

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Sunday Evening Special – Hiss Golden Messenger

If you’ve been following this blog for longer, you’ll have noticed that I’ve been floundering for a couple of years now. I guess part of hitting middle age is you start questioning the things you’ve been investing time in, and … Continue reading

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Chvrches animated by Jamie McKelvie

I’ve just finished reading Phonogram by Jamie McKelvie and Kieron Gillen and I’m pretty sure this must be the best comic I have ever seen to express the finesses and idiosyncrasies of music fandom, or rather, music nerddom. The idea of … Continue reading

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Comics quoting from the future

It’s most probably my personal idiosyncratic frame of reference, but off late I’ve noticed at least two classic Franco-belgian comics featuring characters that are blatant references to real people, except that those people were still children at best at the … Continue reading

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Jeff Buckley’s infinite canvas

For official video to the Dylan cover Just Like A Woman, from the recent, posthumous Jeff Buckley compilation LP, You And I, production houses Blind and Interlude collaborated to create a genuine interactive streaming comic book. While the music is playing, you can click on … Continue reading

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