So far so good with posting the weekly roundup on Medium, which I tried for the first time in quite a while last week. I mean, it’s probably shadow-banned and suppressed all over the place but at least no one deleted it. So here we go again, the weeks links and such. Gearing up for Hallowe’en, so: boo.
The Shards situation is still thus: all the Sounds Radical copies of both LPs are sold out, but they may still be found in various meatspace and virtual stores throughout the country and beyond. There’s a list here. Outside of the limited vinyl first pressing, there are more Shards products, including a double CD of both volumes, shirts, stickers, hoodies, etc. at this link.
— People take pictures of their Shards.
— How I Met Sandra Day O’Connor. And played “Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend,” “King Dork,” and “I Wanna Ramone You” for her.
— Sad Ace. One of my favorite photographs.
OTHER PEOPLE’S MUSIC
— Appreciating the Celibate Rifles.
— Lou Reed’s Edgar Allan Poe adaptation, illustrated by Lorenzo Mattotti. I haven’t heard the music (and to be honest I’m not sure I want to) but the art is stunning.
— RIP John Wicks of the Records and the Kursaal Flyers.
— “When you’re happy you enjoy the music; when you’re sad you understand the lyrics.”
— Happy Halloween: Helpless daughter of Satan; Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver; Devilettes; Masked; Sheer terror; Anton Lavey and lady friend; Eyes in the night; Nothing says Hallowe’en like Blatz.
IN THE NEWS
— Farewell to a “legend of the night.”
And that’ll do it till next week. Have a good one or whatever.