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Entries from August 2017

The Doug Skinner Songbook

August 31st, 2017 · No Comments

The Doug Skinner Songbook is now available! This elegant oversized paperback contains 46 of my songs, including such favorites as “Buenas Noches, Little Roaches,” “Love Me Unconditionally,” “My Pal Satan,” and “Bloated Plutocrats on Parade”! They’re “chillingly zany” (New York Times); they’re “scathingly witty… lullabies etched in acid” (Metro Magazine), and now you can add […]

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Memorable Magazines (10): Underground Press Digest

August 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

Underground Press Digest was an obvious, although peculiar, idea. It featured “condensed” articles from the then active underground press: a sort of countercultural Reader’s Digest for the busy young radical. It was published by Robert W. Farrell, who had published comic books in the ’50s (including Captain Flight, Strange Fantasy, and Wonder Boy). By the […]

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Memorable Magazines (9): True Weird

August 14th, 2017 · No Comments

True Weird was an exuberantly trashy magazine that offered articles on historical oddities and mysteries. It lasted three issues: November 1955, February 1956, and May 1956. Among the topics were the Count of Saint-Germain, zombies, werewolves, Nostradamus, Rasputin, haunted houses, the Bell Witch, and Patience Worth. Most of the material had been rehashed many times […]

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