Monthly Archives: April 2014

Monthly Archives: April 2014

Flatline by David Menear

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Flatline by David Menear   Muttering and whispering her own bad poetry she’d slink secretively along through the cold frozen night of Montreal’s Westmount the few blocks from the bar to my place. Weaving in and out between the parked cars and ducking in behind trees and utility poles like a commando evading an enemy sniper. I’d left before her. No one at the bar was supposed to know we were meeting she insisted. Natalie wanted my drugs and booze …

Cinefantastique by Gary Lucas — review by Mark McCawley

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Cinefantastique by Gary Lucas   review by Mark McCawley   Artist: Gary Lucas Album: Cinefantastique Country: USA Genre: Instrumental, Acoustic Label: Northern Spy Records Release date: 1 October 2013   Gary Lucas is among that contemporary cadre of post-Zappa guitarists — Fred Frith, Henry Kaiser, Mike Keneally, Steve Vai, Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin, Thurston Moore, Lee Ranaldo (to mention a few) — who are as at ease with complex compositions, regular use of dissonance and atonality and polyrhythmic time …

Playing Chicken With Thanatos by Dire McCain — review by Mark McCawley

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Playing Chicken With Thanatos by Dire McCain   review by Mark McCawley   Playing Chicken With Thanatos by Dire McCain Apophenia, 2013 ISBN 978-0615903156 US $14.40 | CDN $17.02 | Paperback 8.5×5.5 inches, 346pp   Playing Chicken With Thanatos is Dire McCain’s coming-of-age tale chronicling her adolescent descent into drug addiction and the Southern California drug world of the 1980s and 1990s populated by drug dealers, gang members, skinheads, rockers, yuppies, jocks, Ephebophiles (adult sexual preference for mid-to-late adolescent girls, …