Category Archives: Art and Culture

Explosive video surfaces of the legendary, time traveling musical terrorists Ski Troop Attack

A few years ago, I posted something here about the shady work of a private Israeli intelligence agency to discredit those in the Obama administration who had helped secure the nuclear deal with Iran. The organization’s name was Black Cube. And, in my post, I noted the fact that, decades before, I was the member […]

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Documenting Ypsilanti in the time of COVID-19

Back in 2017, I got the idea that we should designate a weekend to collectively documenting our lives in Ypsilanti. I called the initiative #DocumentYpsi, and the results were pretty awesome. In fact, I was 100% committed, given the response, to make sure that it became an annual thing. But, like so many other things, […]

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The Untold History of Zines… Alex Hubbard and Dan M on “The Removal Technician”

About a year or so ago, when I was done interviewing Sean Tejaratchi, the man behind Crap Hound, for my History of Zines project, I asked him who else I should be talking with from Portland’s golden age of self-publishing, and he suggested that I try to track down Dan M. and Alex Hubbard, who […]

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IFFY: The Independent Film Festival Ypsilanti

For three days this April, Ypsilanti’s Riverside Arts Center will be host to a new film festival. The festival, called IFFY (Independent Film Festival Ypsilanti), is the brainchild of local filmmakers Donald Harrison and Martin Thoburn, who, as you may recall, pulled a few strings this last summer and brought the traveling version of the […]

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The Oral History of the Monkey Power Trio… “1996: The Sound of No Hands Clapping”

For the past several years, I’ve been posting my detailed notes here about the annual meetings of my incredibly magical one-day-a-year band, the Monkey Power Trio. I’m not sure why I started to do this, but it’s become yet another thing for me to obsess about. I invariably find myself sitting alone in an airport […]

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