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    If music literally was magic, which band would I have to listen to to extract some mystical revenge on them

    THREATENER. revenge needs yelling.
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    I bought the trade of Phonogram: Rue Britannia today and felt like such a knob for not getting it far far earlier.

    That was bloody good. I've been getting the Singles Club issues since issue three and now I'm making sure I get the final two issues.
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    Seems like it's out next week.
    • CommentTimeDec 4th 2009 edited
    Woohoo exciting!

    Jamie: Your artwork is very solid, man. Reminds me somewhat of very the very clear vector-illustrated infocomics you would find in your camera's catalog.

    Kieron: Why is it that the fact I know Oasis, Libertines, Arctic Monkeys, the Klaxons and nothing whatsoever about "The Knife" kind of make me feel like a loser? Even though this mirror-staring dance-broad would typically not interest me?

    Yes, she really wouldn't interest me.

    Well maybe with tape on her mouth she would. And undressed. From behind.

    Ohmygodwhatamisaying?! See what your comic does to me, man, see?!

    Dude, are you pimping this good stuff on Pitchfork,, and the Sound Culture podcast? Because you really should! Oh, and by the by, I've been digging Lee O'Connor's attitude-filled artwork for a while now. Good choice, mate!
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    So can we discuss the madness of that preview?
    I've been waiting since what? Issue one to discover more about Llyod--erm, Mr. Logos and what exactly he's up to with his magic. I take it this is the issue where we go further into the magical side of things? Because that moment of him reaching up to grab the panel to put into the Grimoire suggests that, also it is interesting to note that this is his 7th project. I assume that his name also represents his Phonomancery, that he uses music and diy art to rearrange reality to either his own whims or agenda. OR, these Grimoires are used as memory kingdoms of a single night but like I said, rearranged and constructed for a certain aim.

    Then again, I could be completely misunderstanding the concept of Logos entirely.

    Will we see any more of Indie Dave on the B-Sides for the next two records?
    I'll have to do some more study on the concept of the hero but seeing him from Rue Britannia to his current status, it makes me think that this is a reverse journey, the hero coming up from the underworld first rather than later. Oh shit, arguably Indie Dave is also doing something of Plato's Allegory of the Cave because in our first encounter he is in the cave (his house) painted with shadows (the memory kingdoms) which only simulate a false reality, the light comes from the burning vinyl stacks before him which blind him to the current world. His liberation only comes from the encounter with the Goddess who represents the individual in the cave who discovers that his reality is just projections from men acting in front of a fire, this being the artists mentioned by the Goddess, and his journey into the world (Wuthering Heights) to discover truth and reality.
    That is probably incredibly muddled but I wanted to write it down before I forgot it. Feel free to completely laugh this off.

    As always, great work guys!
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    Actually, will do this before the big thread.

    Ganzeer: Hands above the table, young man.

    Yeah, Lee's fantastic. There's a project we've been wanting to do for years together called THE LUDOCRATS. I found myself skimming through the one-finished script on the way back from ATP, and found myself smirking at some of it. Genuinely proper headcase mentalist. Lee's designs are phenomenal.

    Ananzitusq: Won't say anything more about 2.6 until it's actually out. Except... no, not until it's out.

    Indie Dave turns up in the final issue in a 4-pagers by Becky Cloonan. I am enjoying your riffs on him, however. It's an archetypal journey, really.

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    Kieron: Not much to say before the arrival of 2.6 tomorrow but thanks for looking over my crazy musings. It's really awesome to be able to communicate with a writer like yourself. Thanks!
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    I love you
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    I also love me!


    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2009
    If my proclamation of love wasn't indicative enough, Issue 6 is my favorite single issue of the year hands down.
    • CommentAuthorAled Davies
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2009 edited
    I laughed so hard at the Kevin Rowland annotation that the gf thought I was having a seizure. Needless to say I then had to explain who Kevin Rowland is, who Warren Ellis is, *that* picture and why it was so funny.

    I'm not sure things will ever be the same.
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    Anazitusq: Thanks!

    Aled: Those sort of conversations never go well. I had to explain half the rules of a ridiculously complicated game - Solium Infernum - to explain why I was so stinkingly furious a couple of nights back.

    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeDec 11th 2009
    Two things:

    I'll post my thoughts on this issue and other musings next week after I finish writing this term paper.


    Rough date on issue 7? (forgive if it's been posted on the blog, haven't checked it recently)
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    January. Probably 3 weeks in.

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    Okay - 2nd week of February, apparently. Man!

    Here's the cover:

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    That cover is amazing!

    I can't wait to see how this set wraps up.
    • CommentAuthorDarkest
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2010
    I am going to have to go and hund down the large chunk of back issues I don't own. Luckily I have a chunk of time and disposable income so I can kill some time before my Uni retakes start up again. I shall send Chaos City comis an E-mail to see if they can get them for me. If not I shall go to where Kieron reccomended. It's been a long time since I've been to Nottingham.
    • CommentAuthorAnanzitusq
    • CommentTimeJan 13th 2010
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    I'm going to have to call the shop to double check that I've pre-ordered this. I'm pretty sure I did when I picked up #6, but I'm having a hard time remembering.