Category Archives: Mark’s Life

The Untold History of Zines… Doug Biggert on Tower Mag Hell

Many of us attribute the so-called golden age of zines to the rise of Kinko’s, and their notoriously lax oversight of night shift employees, who could always be counted on to fire up a copier and look the other way in exchange for a beer. Perhaps just as importantly, though, Tower Records was entering an […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: “No, that’s your daddy” edition

Yesterday evening, upon returning from my pseudo high school reunion in New Jersey, I sat down with Arlo to show him some pictures I’d taken of my old friends drinking beer and trading insults. And, as he was was uncharacteristically attentive, I kept going through my photo archive once we’d reached the end of the […]

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Reconnecting with old friends over tropical fruit, cheap beer and embarrassing stories of youth

I spent the last 48 hours in the tiny town of Newton, New Jersey, reconnecting with old high school friends. It was a plan hatched earlier this last spring, at the funeral of my friend Dan’s mother. A few of us, if I remember correctly, were lamenting the fact that we didn’t see more of […]

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Joe Biden at Netroots Nation Detroit

I spent yesterday at the Netroots Nation conference in Detroit. The highlight for me was probably getting to see Vice President Joe Biden, who showed up at Cobo Hall about halfway trough the day to rile up the gay, abortion-loving base of the Democratic party. There were a number of noteworthy moments… like when, after […]

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The Ramones are dead. Long live the Ramones.

It’s being reported this morning that Tommy Ramone, co-founder of the seminal New York punk band The Ramones, and last surviving member of the original group, died yesterday at the age of 65. If I had to credit one band with setting me on the path that led me to where I am today, it […]

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