Meteor Mags: The Battle of Vesta 4 – now in paperback and ebook!



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Four Action-Packed Stories Full of Anarchy, Asteroids, and Excessive Ammunition Continue The Adventures of Meteor Mags and PatchesHoist the Jolly Roger and Get Ready to Rock!

Available on Amazon in paperback (224 pages) and Kindle. Also available on iTunes and at Barnes & Noble for Nook Book.

Rings of Ceres: A hell-raising space pirate and her indestructible calico cat return to a decimated asteroid civilization to rescue friends and kick ass, but they get caught up in violent riots between the desperate citizens of Ceres and the mercenary security forces guarding the mining corporations.

Jam Room: Meteor Mags leads a jam session with the teenagers who want to start a punk band called Dumpster Kittens!

The Battle of Vesta 4: Meteor Mags and her fun-loving crew throw the birthday party of a lifetime—until death rains down from the sky! Mosh at the rock’n’roll party of the century as the Psycho 78s record their new album! Flee in terror as Club Assteroid falls under the dragons’ assault from space! Discover the underground caverns of Vesta and join the resistance! Take one last hell ride aboard the Queen Anne before it all goes up in flame! Strap on your battle armor and get ready for the most brutal, barbaric, blood-soaked fight of your life: The Battle of Vesta 4!

Hunted to Extinction: Meteor Mags and Patches undertake one last hunt to exterminate the space lizards from our solar system. Their journey reveals the fate of Tarzi’s parents, a tragedy that connects our criminal crew to a powerful potential ally. Plus, Mags gets a new ship, and it’s got even more kick-ass stolen technology to help her plunder the System! Her club might have been destroyed, but Meteor Mags and her friends will never accept defeat so long as they live.

May not be suitable for children or carbon-based life.


inside the big box of free comics


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In the first five months of 2019, Mars Will Send No More earned just over $200 in store credit thanks to readers who followed links to find and buy comics at That store credit means a big bonus box of comics for me this month, and it does more than justify the endless hours I spent finding various issues and series in the store so readers can get right to what they want with a single click. It means hours of happily reading old favorites and exploring new books! So, let’s open the big box of virtually free comics and see what awesomeness awaits!

Note: Although this post celebrates the results of affiliate links, every hyperlink below leads to a previous post here on MWSNM where the books are discussed in more detail.

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First up: Armadillo #2 by Jim Franklin. This off-beat 1970s underground publication by Rip Off Press cost 50 cents when it came out, and I sold my copy in VF+ condition for $50. The book is on my list of 20 All-Time Favorite Comics, and I have sorely missed it. This time around, I got a VG+ copy that was selling for about $9, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that other than some creases along the spine and a few dings on the back cover, the book is in outstanding shape. For some surrealist art featuring armadillos, see my post with images from the interior.

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Next up: Wolverine #75 and Wolverine #100. Both of these feature Wolverine holograms, and #100 has Wolverine switching back and forth between his costume and his skeleton. Yes! I don’t even care much for the interiors of these books, but of all the books I sold with holograms in 2013, these are the two I regret not having on hand. I’ve posted about both these books and scanned the hologram covers, so see my posts about Wolverine #100 and about the Fatal Attractions event that features a slew of holographic X-Men covers.


Next, something I’ve wanted for a long time: replacement issues for the complete Concrete collection I used to have! I didn’t covet every issue, just the ones I loved most. Last year, thanks to another dose of store credit, I started to put the series back together. I am still missing #9 of the first 10-issue series, and Volume 2 of the Complete Short Stories, but I am looking forward to reading the three limited series I loved most (Fragile Creatures, Think Like a Mountain, and The Human Dilemma), plus the gorgeous covers and interior art from the original series. You can view the glorious back covers and more in my post about Concrete.

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The fun doesn’t end there. I have never stopped missing my complete collection of Planetary, so this time around I got the Planetary Omnibus. It’s a giant beast, with more than 850 pages, and beautifully done. Even though I know the whole story, the artwork in Planetary is just incredible to look at. This is the one I am most looking forward to devouring, and you can take a look at my posts about Planetary to see what madness and mayhem fill its pages.

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Speaking of mayhem: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Once upon a time, I had a lovely reprint collection consisting of the four full-color Mirage “Graphic Novel” editions, plus 3 or 4 of the black & white “Collected Book TPB” editions, and about a dozen other single issues of the original Mirage series by creators I liked. They were fun to read and fun to own, but I was only sad about selling a few of my favorites. This time around, I got the three Michael Zulli issues that are super weird and dark, the three issues of the Return to New York story that feature a Triceraton from the earliest stories, and issue #6 of the original series, which features a fun drawing of Turtle vs. Triceraton on the cover. There are still a few Turtle goodies on my wish list, such as issue #10 and the bonus installment of the Return to New York story published years later, but this batch will keep me in Turtle heaven for a good long while.

Completing this massive stack of comic books are the two books that collect the entire Queen of the Black Coast story as told a few years ago by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan in Dark Horse’s ongoing Conan series. I used to have a complete set of the first 51 issues of that series, plus the reprints with Frank Frazetta covers, and I considered trying to replace all of them because of how awesome they were. But I was in the mood for something new, and despite the mixed reviews I’ve read about this version of the Conan classic, Queen of the Black Coast is hands-down my favorite story from the original Robert E. Howard publications. Considering my obsession with female pirates, that should come as no surprise.

I’ll let you know what I think of the Conan story. Until then, thank you for dropping by to plunder my comic book archives, and for your generous use of my affiliate links to find books you want to buy.



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PBN SET 53: Glue11
June 2019

Listen or Download the MP3. 117 minutes. 128 Kbps.
View or Download the Set List.

Growing Concern – All I Really Want
Yak – Harbour The Feeling
Bass Drum of Death – For Blood
Bleached – Sleepwalking
Melt Dunes – Flesh
Helicon – Devil on Your Tongue
Pony Time – Stop Talking
Rezillos – Destination Venus
Mekons – Where Were You
Glockenwise – Stay Irresponsible
Marcus Lazarus – What You Got (Is What I Need)
Hives – Supply And Demand
We Five – You Were on My Mind
Primes – Bodies
Psychic Ills – Depot
Mystic Braves – Great Company
Shack – 24 Hours
Oh Sees – Keys to the Castle
Drunk Mums – Blitz
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Conscience Killer
La Hell Gang – Inside My Fall
The Royal They – Full Metal Black
Skeeter Davis – The End of the World
King Crimson – Lady of the Dancing Water
Formula – Hello To Oblivion
Space Siren – You’ve Tattooed My Brain All Away
Pandoras – She’s Ugly
Cherokees – I’ve Gone Wild
Victim of Society – The Quick and the Dead
Sugar – Fortune Teller
Sugar – Hoover Dam
Les Fleur De Lys – Gong with the Luminous Noise
John Sebastian – I Had a Dream




Last month, one of my online friends visited Phoenix as part of a massive road trip. We basically did the same thing we do online: drink beers and shoot the shit for hours!

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Connecting with online friends in a real way always make me a bit nervous, and plenty of people have stories about meeting that range from awkward to horrifying. I’ve been fortunate to enjoy positive experiences, and this one was a highlight of my month. Good conversation, good beer, and lots of laughs.

I’d never been to State 48 Brewery before, but they have a massive selection of draft beers, tasty burgers, a convenient downtown location, friendly staff, comfy chairs, and an open layout with art painted right on the walls and a huge window into their brewing operation. They will also sell you a 64-ounce growler for $6, and fill it with your beer of choice for around $12 anytime you bring it in. You just can’t drink it there, probably because of Arizona restrictions on how many ounces of beer you can legally serve a person at one time.

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I grew up eating lots of pasta dishes with red sauce, maybe because Mom knew they were meals no one would complain about, and she had three notoriously picky eaters to contend with. Over the years, I’ve experimented with different ways of making tomato sauce, from using canned ingredients to starting with whole tomatoes. Regular tomatoes, when puréed, are way too watery and take forever to reduce to a sauce. But this year, I tried using smaller tomatoes such as cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes, and I got awesome results with little effort.

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cooking in the pan

Sprouts puts these tiny cherry or grape tomatoes on sale every now and then, in one-pint containers. This sauce uses two pints, plus red onion or shallots (chopped), a bulb of garlic (peeled and chopped), dried rosemary, a dash of cumin, sea salt, freshly ground white & black peppercorns, and serrano peppers (chopped). I used three serranos, and the sauce was way too hot, so one pepper would be sufficient unless you enjoy breaking into a sweat and having a runny nose while eating.

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top view of cooked mixture in a container to be puréed

In a large pan with a generous amount of olive oil, sauté the onions, garlic, and peppers until soft, add the whole tomatoes and seasoning, and reduce the heat to a simmer. Stir often. When the tomatoes get super soft, you can smash them for fun, but don’t do it too early or you will spray hot tomato juice all over the place and end up hating life.

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side view of cooked mixture waiting to be puréed

That’s about all there is to it. The final step is to purée the mix with an immersion blender. You end up with about three cups of sauce. Of all my tomato sauce experiments over the years, this one is my favorite, and I’ve made it three times in the past couple months.

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PBN SET 52: Glue10
June 2019

Listen or Download the MP3. 95 minutes. 128 Kbps.
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Liz Story – Out of Time
Spectrum – True Love Will Find You in the End (Extended Mix)
Yak – Plastic People
The Blind Shake – Celebrate Your Worth
Male Bonding – Wrench
Place to Bury Strangers – Drill It Up
Yak – Semi-Automatic
Black Lizard – Everything and Nothing
Surfer Blood – Floating Vibes
Fuzz Manta – My Baby in Vain
Shiverettes – Shout Your Assault
Shiverettes – Betty
Refused – War on the Palaces
Suicidal Tendencies – Tap into the Power
Thurston Moore – Tranquilizer
The Blind Shake – I Shot All the Birds
The Blind Shake – Reasonable World
Lunachicks – Less Teeth More Tits
Lunachicks – Drop Dead
Refused – The Deadly Rhythm
Crystal Caravan – We Always Lose
Nick Cave – Into My Arms
Spectrum – Go to Sleep
Guido Mancino – Shine on, You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd)
Josh Turner – Three Hours (Nick Drake)



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PBN SET 51: Singsong
MAY 2019

Listen or Download the MP3. 88 minutes. 128 Kbps.
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Willie Nix – Truckin’ Little Woman
Nancy Sinatra – How Does That Grab You Darlin’
Smiths – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
Queens of the Stone Age – A Song for the Deaf
DOPE LEMON – How Many Times
All Them Witches – Alabaster
Beck – E-Pro
Drive-By Truckers – Never Gonna Change
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – I Will Always Love You (Dolly Parton)
Mudhoney – Empty Shells
Slayer – Filler/I Don’t Want to Hear It (Minor Threat)
OFF! – Void You Out
OFF! – Red White and Black
OFF! – I Won’t Be A Casualty
The Humpers – Steel-Toed Sneakers
Queens of the Stone Age – God Is in the Radio
Answer – No Questions Asked
PRIMAL – Hey Hey!
PRIMAL – Good Luck
Iron Horse – Kashmir (Led Zeppelin)
Nick Waterhouse – Holly
Spinal Tap – Gimme Some Money
Carpenters – Sing
Dresden Dolls – Sing
Michael Gettel – Whalesong

the wheel


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MAY 2019

Listen or Download the MP3. 162 minutes. 128 Kbps.
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Morrissey – Break Up the Family
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Pea
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Road Trippin’
Bad Books – The After Party
Culture Abuse – Goo
Middle Kids – Real Thing
LVL UP – Soft Power
NARLA – The Way
NARLA – Til the Weather Changes
Kommunity FK – Something Inside Me Has Died
Swans – Celebrity Lifestyle
Horrorpops – Psychobitches Outta Hell
Crystal Method – Busy Child (Club Mix)
S.K.E.T. – Don’t Follow Think Yourself!
Corrosion of Conformity – Senor Limpio
Danko Jones – She Likes It
Clutch – Sucker for the Witch
All Them Witches – Heavy Like a Witch
Flat Worms – Shouting at the Wall
CFM – Street Car History
Cirrus – Stop and Panic
Ill Gates, Opiuo & Vent – Trilogy
Kamau Kenyatte – World Domination
Unwound – Corpse Pose
NARLA – Am I Sane
The Record Company – Hard Day Coming Down
Pond – Wheel
R.E.M. – Bang and Blame
Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang
Octopus Syng – These Precious Summer Nights
Electric Moon – Mental Record
Radio Moscow – So Alone
Radio Moscow – Rancho Tehama Airport
Fu Manchu – Evolution Machine
Fu Manchu – Hell on Wheels
SupaFuzz with John Garcia – You Don’t Even Know Me
The Sword – Acheron / Unearthing the Orb
The Sword – Tres Brujas



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MAY 2019

Listen or Download the MP3. 118 minutes. 128 Kbps.
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Valravn – Krummi
Gjallarhorn – O-Vals
Faun – Von den Elben
Hoven Droven – Slentbjenn
Goat – Stonegoat
Lillasyster – Nu har jag fått nog (Akustisk)
Delerium/Katharine Blake/Mediæval Bæbes – Extollere
Bjorn Berge – Honey White (Morphine)
Jane’s Addiction – The Riches
Iron Horse – Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin)
No Mad – Mental Revolution
R.E.M. – Crush with Eyeliner
Little Barrie – I.5.C.A.
The (International) Noise Conspiracy – Dustbins of History
Swans – Alcohol the Seed
Stef Chura – Method Man
Bjørn Berge – We’re Gonna Groove (Led Zeppelin)
Sonic Youth – Renegade Princess
Whiskeydick – Drunk as Hell
Midnight Oil – The Dead Heart
All Them Witches – Charles William
Beck – Think I’m in Love
Lo Fidelity Allstars – Battleflag
Crystal Method – Vapor Trail
Missy Elliott – Lose Control (feat Ciara and Fat Man Scoop)
Loreena McKennitt – The Mummers’ Dance
Hills – Och Solen Sänkte Sig Röd

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PBN SET 48: GhostNippleKitty
May 2019

Listen or download the mp3 file. 114 minutes. 128 Kbps.
The set list is available as a text file.

Kristin Hersh – Your Ghost
Kristin Hersh – The Cuckoo
Kristin Hersh – Close Your Eyes
The White Stripes – Little Ghost
Henry Rollins – Ghost Rider (Suicide)
Captain Crimson – Ghost Town
Clutch – Ghost
Rage Against the Machine – Born as Ghosts
Jetta in the Ghost Tree – Reaction
Valentine Six – Ghost Face
North Mississippi All-Stars – 51 Phantom
The Phantom – Love Me
Delerium/Katharine Blake/The Mediæval Bæbes – Sister Sojourn Ghost
Sonic Youth – NYC Ghosts & Flowers
Menard Rogers – Ain’t Nothing But a Titty
Light Crust Doughboys – Pussy Pussy Pussy
KISS – Take It Off
The Donnas – Take It Off
Steel Panther – I Want Your Tits
The Nips – All the Time in the World
Swallows – It Ain’t the Meat
Marty and the Muff Tones – Its Hard To Say I Love You When You’re Sitting on My Face
Lil’ Kim – How Many Licks (feat Sisqo)
Your Favorite Martian – Tig Ol’ Bitties
Krizz Kaliko – Titties (feat Tech N9ne)
Destiny’s Child – Bootylicious
Ciara – 1 2 Step (feat Missy Elliott)
Salt-N-Pepa – Shoop
Black Eyed Peas – Pump It
Strange Lot – The Horror
The Horrors – She Is the New Thing
Black Angels – You on the Run

my window


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PBN SET 47: My Window
May 2019

Listen or download the mp3 file. 128 minutes. 128 Kbps.
The set list is available as a text file.

Cheech and Chong – Me and My Old Lady
Lonnie Donegan – Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (live)
Blade Runner 2049 – Baseline Test (Second Scene)
Cape Cub – Closer
Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand the Rain
Ann Peebles – Do I Need You?
Sam Kinison – Rehab (live)
Presidents of the USA – Tiki Lounge God
Nick Waterhouse – I Can Only Give You Everything (Them)
Sid King and the Five Strings – Purr, Kitty, Purr
Wade Ray – I Need a Good Girl Bad
Little Barrie – Pin That Badge
Girls’ Names – Drawing Lines
John’s Children – Desmedona
Ty Segall – I’m A Man (Spencer Davis Group)
Ty Segall and the Freedom Band – Love Fuzz (Advance of Deforming Lobes)
Bad Brains – Sailin’ On
Bad Brains – Don’t Need It
Rose Tattoo – We Can’t Be Beaten
Screaming Lord Sutch – Flashing Light
Dandy Warhols – Not If You Were the Last Junkie On Earth
Smashing Pumpkins – Hello Kitty Kat
The Verve – Butterfly
Le Roux – Keep the Fire Burnin’
Cal Tjader – Davito



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APR 2019

Listen or download the mp3 file. 124 minutes. 128 Kbps.
The set list is available as a text file.

Da Brat – Fire It Up
Lil Kim – The Jump Off
Chris Sand (Sandman) – Gateway Cock
Rage Against the Machine – Pistol Grip Pump (Volume 10)
Eve – Tambourine
Daddy Nitro and Ice-T – Depths of Hell
Da Lench Mob – Buck tha Devil
Intelligent Hoodlum (Tragedy Khadafi) – Arrest The President
DJ Pooh (feat. King Tee, Yo Yo, MC Eiht, B Real, J Dee, Kam, Threat, Ice Cube)- Get the Fist
Deftones and B Real – Black Moon
Geto Boys – Die Motherfucker
Insane Clown Posse – Playa Hatas Degree
AMG – Bitch Betta Have My Money
Chingy – Right Thurr
Snoop Dogg – Doggfather (Remix)
Wu Tang Clan – One of These Days
Control Machete – Comprendes Mendes
Long Beach Dub Allstars (feat. Chali2na, Half Pint, Ives, Tippa Irie) – Life Goes On
Timezone LaFontaine (feat. Sandman) – Back to tha Lo-Fi
Eric B and Rakim – Dont Sweat the Technique
Stetsasonic – Talkin’ All That Jazz (Remixed By Dimitri From Paris)
Foxy Brown Feat. Jay – I’ll Be
Yellow Claw – DJ Turn It Up (Bass Boosted)
Lady Sovereign – Love Me or Hate Me
Snoop Dogg (feat. Daz Dillinger, Raphael Saadiq) – Midnight Love
An-ten-nae – Take LSD
Crystal Method – Vapor Trail
Plump DJs – System Addict
Snoop Doog with Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello – Snoop Bounce (Rock’n’Roll Remix)
Thievery Corporation (feat. Gunjan) – Doors Of Perception
DJ Shiftee – 2009 DMC World Championship Set



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APR 2019

Listen or download the mp3 file. 123 minutes. 128 Kbps.
The set list is available as a text file.

Trio Nine – Here’s the Number
Northwoods Improvisers – Hard Count
Swans – The Apostate
Crash Worship – Bajo la Piel
Jim Carroll – Nietzsche Said
Nitzer Ebb – Join in the Chant
Killing Joke – The Death and Resurrection Show
PJ Harvey – Big Exit
Queens of the Stone Age – Walkin’ on the Sidewalks
Oomph! – Anniversary
Boris – Heavy Friends
Waiting – Anger Management Counseling
Burncycle – Blame
Rage Against the Machine – Roll Right
Dope – Die MF Die
Cloud Nothings – I’m Not Part of Me
Brotherhood of Sleep – Dark as Light
Metallica – Spit out the Bone
Widowspeak – The Dark Age
Growing Concern – All I Really Want
Violent Femmes – 36-24-36
e06 Numbers Station – Audio Sample
Gyuto Monks Tantric Choir – Mandala Offering



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PBN SET 44: iHateGrunge
APR 2019

Listen or download the mp3 file. 116 minutes. 128 Kbps.
The set list is available as a text file.

Chopin – “Raindrop” Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 (Claudio Arrau)
Joss Stone – Governmentalist (Feat. Nas)
Indigo Girls – Closer to Fine
Nirvana – Breed
Alice in Chains – Hate to Feel
Nirvana – Very Ape
Jerry Cantrell – Cut You In
Soundgarden – My Wave
Nirvana – Drain You
Melvins – Honey Bucket
Mudhoney – This Is the Life
Pearl Jam – Worldwide Suicide
Live – I Alone
Smashing Pumpkins – Sweet Sweet
Soundgarden – Been Away Too Long
Pearl Jam – Blood
L7 – Fast and Frightening
L7 – ‘Til the Wheels Fall Off
Pearl Jam – Gone
Alice in Chains – Heaven Beside You
Nirvana – Scentless Apprentice
Soundgarden – Rusty Cage
Butthole Surfers – The Wooden Song
Mother Love Bone – Crown of Thorns
Babes in Toyland – Hello
Chris Cornell – Original Fire
Toad the Wet Sprocket – Fall Down
Smithereens – Especially for You
Morphine – I Know You (Part 2)
Rolling Stones – I Got the Blues

much ado about glue


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I posted a lot of music sets in the past few months without any explanation or context. Let’s remedy that oversight.

In late 2012, some friends of mine in cartoon world put together a training session so more people could stream music into our little fantasy land. It had been about ten years since I volunteered as a DJ and sound engineer at public radio stations on college campuses, so streaming sounded like a fun way to scratch my DJ itch. Plus, the chatroom aspect of cartoon world promised to be more interactive than hiding in the basement of some campus building for several hours without anyone to talk to other than the occasional musical guest or friend who dropped by.

I picked up the basics quickly, since they are way less complicated than mixing boards, patch bays, CD players, record players, and all the other toys in your typical 1990s college radio station. Over the next six years, I streamed music sets in cartoon world for private parties, public events, and various virtual clubs who were reckless enough to give me the power to control sound.

I never liked keeping a rigid schedule, due to my completely aberrant sleep patterns, but I enjoyed being a “fill-in” DJ with no responsibilities and using my magical powers over sound to help train aspiring DJs and troubleshoot technical problems for them. That way, I could contribute to the thriving DJ subculture in cartoon world without stressing over any of it.

This was also the period where, because of my love for mountain lions, I invented the imaginary “Puma Broadcasting Network”, which eventually made its way into fiction as the pirate radio station featured in The Adventures of Meteor Mags and Patches. That’s why you see the music sets tagged and labeled with “PBN”.

In those six years, I discovered a cartoon club that became my favorite virtual venue to listen to tunes. With DJs from the UK, Europe, South America, and the States, this international group of pixel pals had a taste for modern and vintage psychedelic rock that was right up my sonic alley. It seemed like every time I went there, I discovered my new favorite band, or at least a band I couldn’t live without hearing more of. The venue is the Glue House, and the folks who run it also run my favorite Internet radio station, GRRR Radio.

By the end of 2018, several regular weekly slots at Glue House had become open as people moved on to other things in life. I thought it might be fun to put together some music sets specifically for the Glue crew, sets focused on a massively broad genre I invented to cover everything I love about Glue House musical tastes: The Retro Psychedelic Garage. I also throw in some retro jams from a genre I file under Metal Shit, which includes music people call Doom Metal, and some rad instrumental music people have given the ridiculous label of Post-Rock. Spice up the mix with ska, hip-hop, industrial, piano ballads, songs about cats, and whatever musical obsessions I have that week. Throw it all in a blender and pour it right into your gluey little earholes!

Anyway, I got clearance to DJ at Glue House, and magical music powers from the club owner, and I started with the modest goal of doing every Tuesday in February to test the waters. It went well, and I signed up to do every Tuesday in March, too. Every Tuesday you’ve seen a “Glue” set posted, it’s the set I played that day at Glue House.

I might need to take April and May off to focus on my university coursework, but I have thoroughly enjoyed my two-month run at one of my favorite virtual venues and sharing the sets with you on this blog.



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Glue8 is a 169-minute music set I streamed in March 2019. You can listen or download as an mp3 free of charge at:

The set list is available as a text file.

PBN Set 43: Glue8
March 2018

Clark S. Nova – Reborn Again
Nova Driver – Particle Explosion
Cherokees – I’ve Gone Wild
Tito & Tarantula – Wild Love
Answer – Memphis Water
Madilyn Bailey – Titanium
Cambrian Explosion – Crust of Theia
Albatross Overdrive – Calico
Rollins Band – Marcus Has the Evil in Him (live)
Urban Dance Squad – Good Grief
India/Tito Puente – Fever
Fumaça Preta – La Trampa
Mitch Hedberg – Pizza
Beastie Boys – An Open Letter to NYC
NaS & Damian Marley – Friends
Bassnectar – Do It Like This
Plump DJs – System Addict
Dope – You Spin Me Round
Black Angels – Surf City (Revisited)
Black Angels – Paladin’s Last Stand
Black Furs – Warm Satisfaction
Black Furs – Devil Got Me on the Road
Wayne Hancock – Goin’ to Texas When I’m Through
The (International) Noise Conspiracy – Smash It Up!/TV Eye (live)
Fugazi – Full Disclosure
Fugazi – Exit Only
John Prine – Please Don’t Bury Me
Bob Dylan – Tangled Up in Blue
Wayne Hancock – California Blues
Andromeda – Too Old
Andromeda – And Now the Sun Shines
Dogfeet – For Mary
Hard Meat – Through a Window
Colour Haze – Into Her Garden
Dwellers – Creature Comfort
Dwellers – Totem Crawler
Blind Faith – Do What You Like



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PBN SET 42: Glue7
MAR 2019

Listen or download the mp3 file. 113 minutes. 128 Kbps.
The set list is available as a text file.

Lemon Nash – Anybody Seen My Kitty
The Maharajas – Weekend Sparks
Miracle Workers – Rock’n Roll Revolution in the Streets Pt. 2
Miracle Workers – Just Can’t Find a Better Way to Waste Your Time
The Record Company – Off the Ground
Haxans – Professional Weirdo
Celldweller – Surgical
Scum of the Earth – Get Your Dead On
Working Man Noise Unit – Icegrill 420
Soulfly – No
Sepultura – Born Stubborn
Five Horse Johnson – Mississippi King
Dopefight – Specimen
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Belong
Scarling – Band-Aid Covers the Bullet Hole
Duel – This Old Crow
Shiverettes – Shout Your Assault
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Rich
The Factory – Try a Little Sunshine
Reverend Horton Heat – Loco Gringos Like a Party
Southern Culture on the Skids – White Trash
Buried Feather – Sun
Buried Feather – Weekends
Cambrian Explosion – Looming Eye
Stems – Mr Misery
Graham Day and the Gaolers – Better Man
Graham Day and the Gaolers – Begging You
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Simple And Sure
Night Beats – Power Child
Night Beats – No Cops
Dope Lemon – Stonecutters
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart – Art Smock



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PBN Set 24: Irish
March 2018

Listen or download the mp3 file. 139 minutes. 128 Kbps.
The set list is available as a text file.

Andy Irvine/Dónal Lunny/Kevin Burke/Paul Brady – Plains of Kildare
Gráda – Cathain
Sinéad O’Connor – The Foggy Dew
Al Petteway – Maggie’s Reel
Ivan Drever & Duncan Chisholm – Fiddle Reels : Maggie’s Pancakes / The Little Cascade
The Irish Drinking Song, Dancing, and Jig Band – Drowsy Maggie
Angelo Kelly and Family – I’ll Tell Me Ma
Mark Knopfler – The Lily of the West
Gráda – Pint of Reference: The Striking Clock/Pint of Reference/Men of Destiny
Clannad – Northern Skyline
The Davey Brothers – Maggie
Gráda – Seven of Eight
Gráda – Go N’Éirí an Bóthar Leat
Seo Linn – Óró Sé do Bheatha Bhaile
Galandum Galundaina – Fraile Cornudo
Galandum Galundaina – Dona Teresa
Irish Descendants – Come Out Ye Black and Tans
Fiddlers Green – Bugger Off
Flogging Molly – Rebels of the Sacred Heart
Flogging Molly – Queen Anne’s Revenge
Flogging Molly – The Light of a Fading Star
Ralph Stanley – Little Maggie
Dropkick Murphys – Beer, Beer, Beer
Dropkick Murphys – Barroom Heroes
Dropkick Murphys – Kiss Me I’m Shitfaced
Dropkick Murphys – Heroes from Our Past
Reverend Horton Heat – Baby I’m Drunk
Marianne Faithfull – Love Is Teasin’
Ry Cooder – Dunmore Lassies
Rising Appalachia – Handsome Molly
The Monroe Brothers – Goodbye, Maggie
Tommy Johnson – Maggie Campbell Blues
Pietasters – Maggie Mae
Bill Bourne & The Free Radio Band – Maggie’s Farm
The Davey Brothers – Maggie
Sam Cooke – Danny Boy
Mahavishnu Orchestra – A Lotus on Irish Streams
Subterranean Jazz – Irish Kid



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mags at glue house feb 2019

Glue6 is a 143-minute music set I streamed in March 2019. You can listen and download as an mp3 file free of charge at:

The set list is available as a text file.

MAR 2019

SNL – More Cowbell (excerpt)
VomitFace – Sloppy Joes
Dogs – John Rock Roll Sinclair
The The – Dogs of Lust
Mitch Hedberg – Death Metal
Black Market Karma – Jingle
If These Trees Could Talk – Solstice
Limiñanas – DownUnderground
Cambrian Explosion – Mugen = Mugen
Eden Rose – Faster And Faster
Elephant Stone – Don’t You Know
Comanechi – Love is the Cure
Pink Fits – I’m on the Red
Pearl Jam – All Night
The Flaming Sideburns – Let Me Go
The Freeks – Bitchin’
Ron Gallo – Young Lady, You’re Scaring Me
Temples – Shelter Song
Ty Segall – You’re the Doctor
King Khan and BBQ Show – Zombies
Puddy – I Gave You My Love, You Gave Me the Clap
The Datsuns – Freeze Sucker
The Shots – Keep a Hold of What You’ve Got
Smog – Wicked Man
Big Chief – Fresh Vines
The Flaming Sideburns – Funk 49 (James Gang)
Ron Gallo – Please Yourself
Ron Gallo – Put The Kids To Bed
Titanic – One Night in Eagle Rock
Sunsets – The Hot Generation
The Sacred Mushroom – I Don’t Like You
The Sacred Mushroom – You Won’t Be Sorry
Screen Vinyl Image – Lost in Repeat
Samsara Blues Experiment – Vipassana
Gallon Drunk – Before the Fire (excerpt)
Engelbert Humperdinck – Lesbian Seagull
If These Trees Could Talk – From Roots to Needles

illustrations from ‘art of birds’


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I recently shared a couple poems from the 1985 illustrated edition of Pablo Neruda’s poetry collection Art of Birds. I guess I got lucky last year, scoring an old library copy for less than $20, because prices on any edition of this book are now pretty steep. Here are four of Jack Unruh‘s bird drawings that accompany Jack Schmitt’s translations of the poems.

swan - jack unruh art of birds

black-necked swan

condor - jack unruh art of birds

andean condor

rush tyrant - jack unruh art of birds

many-colored rush-tyrant

caracara - jack unruh art of birds

chimango caracara



pablo neruda: mebird


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It looks like several people enjoyed the previous post featuring a poem about a bird from Pablo Neruda’s book, Art of Birds. I mentioned that all but the first and last poems in the collection are about one specific species of bird, but the second-to-last poem takes a liberty with that idea. In it, having painted dozens of magically expressive verbal portraits of birds, Neruda considers himself as a bird.

MeBird (Pablo insulidae nigra)

I am the Pablo Bird,
bird of a single feather,
a flier in the clear shadow
and obscure clarity,
my wings are unseen,
my ears resound
when I walk among the trees
or beneath the tombstones
like an unlucky umbrella
or a naked sword,
stretched like a bow
or round like a grape,
I fly on and on not knowing,
wounded in the dark night,
who is waiting for me,
who does not want my song,
who desires my death,
who will not know I’m arriving,
who will not come to subdue me,
to bleed me, to twist me,
or to kiss my clothes,
torn by the shrieking wind.

That’s why I come and go,
fly and don’t fly but sing:
I am the furious bird
of the calm storm.