Thursday, October 8, 2015
ROCK CRITICISM & COMIX & THE MAD PECK
When this book comes up, everybody asks, "Are these people for real?"
Here we have a strange book that combines rock criticism and cartoons with a kind of cyncal joy. It's true celebration of cultural debris for the masses.
Well, I wrote most of the thing.
Gimme a break: I’ve been keeping up with all this cultural crap for almost 50 years now!
Like the Mad Peck (the "brains" behind this strange book) once said, before he was tucked away in the bowels of the Brown University archives, “I’ve watched more television than anybody.”
Me, I don’t watch much teevee anymore because there are way too many images and texts on all the other addictive screens.
Anyway, I’m here to save you some time. That’s right, at this site, we glean the trash so you don’t have to.
Keep in mind, I have a staff of 20 solipsistic geeks who do nothing but surf ‘n’ drool all day long. It’s tough managing these guys, so please please please give us a few nickels to get ‘em fed. Burgers are okay with them. And they eat pizza and Subway sandwiches. (Actually it makes me sick just watching ‘em eat, but when your eyes never leave the screen, you’re bound to miss your mouth.)
And to answer the gnawing question right off the bat: Yes, I dig stuff from the ’90s and the ’00s, but not so much. Like, there’s too much old stuff most folks don’t know about.
Do you know who Harmonica Frank Floyd is? Well, there you go…that’s exactly what I’m talking about.
Potential tags: Providence Rhode Island, Brown University, TV Guide, '70s rock, Nick Tosches, Mad Peck, Harmonica Frank Floyd