And Let Me Just Say It, Since Nobody Else Seems To Want To

New Orleans, 2005: a festering football stadium with corpses left to rot in place, shit and urine on the floor, and no water. For days. And the National Guard will shoot your black ass if you try to leave. San Diego, 2007: clowns for the kids, massage therapy and acupuncture during your lovely stay in […]

Coilhouse » Blog Archive » Mondo 2000: Where Are they Now?

Coilhouse » Blog Archive » Mondo 2000: Where Are they Now? So, what made Mondo 2000 so special? It was, in my opinion, the best alternative culture magazine that America ever had. They wrote about smart drugs, brain implants, virtual reality, cyberpunk, Cthulhupunk and cryogenics. They covered Laibach and Lydia Lunch in the same issue. […]

Pushing Daisies…

…is officially my new favorite TV show. It’s from Bryan Fuller, who did Dead Like Me, which used to be my favorite show, until it got cancelled. It’s about a guy who can quite inexplicably make dead people come alive again. But if he touches them again, they die; and if he doesn’t touch them […]

Recipe: Falafa-y'all

Falafa-y’all (or “redneck falafel”) is my own invention. It’s basically falafel made with a Tex-Mex/Southwestern feel. It can be served as an appetizer, on a tortilla or pita bread, or with a sauce. (I’m developing a buttermilk chipotlé sauce, which I’ll put up here when I’ve perfected it.) It’s relatively easy to make and a […]

Barnes & Noble To Be Voted 'Sociopathic Company Of The Year'

Barnes & Noble to sell Simpson book in stores – Yahoo! News “If I Did It,” in which the former U.S. football star offers a hypothetical account of his ex-wife’s murder, has caused a firestorm of controversy since it was revealed last November that Simpson worked with a ghostwriter to author it. Simpson was acquitted […]

Hey, Kids? Fuck You!

Reading Mike Breen’s melancholy story about seeing Perry Farrell’s new band, Satellite Party, I was struck by this bit: There’s now a perception that the early ’90s “AltRock Revolution” was all dark and gloomy and doomy. But I remember a sense of hope. It was exciting to watch groups that I had seen play to […]