Thursday, October 21, 2004

Jandeck, Lucky Luke, Beards

Let's play spurious links...

At Sunday I arrived at Instal.04 in Glasgow to find some mysterious figure clanging out dischords on a guitar and singing atonally. He was "a representative of Corwood Industries" and last minute addition to the bill. It was none other than legendary Texan recluse Jandek, playing his first ever gig, unannounced. Avant! Accompanying our hero was Glasgow avant gardists Richard Young and drummer Alex Neilson of Scatter and Lucky Luke.

Lucky Luke are playing an acoustic set at the Panopticon in Glasgow on Saturday. This old music hall was featured in the BBC's Restoration programme and to raise funds for its refurbishment, a day of music, magic and projections is taking place. Other acts include Fence types Pinky McClure, newsreader and Syd Barret fan John Cavanagh and the ghost of a monkey.
To book tickets contact Judith Bower at the Panopticon:
Mob: 07766 775055

Lucky Luke's singer is journalist and zine queen Lucy Sweet. Here's an interview from Ideas Factory!
Also check out her hilarious, award-winning, fanzine, Chica.

Wednesday, October 06, 2004

Beard #2 update

Beard #2 is now in the shops and available to order from

The cheap copy shop job isn't too hot - the photo repro is disappointing to say the least - but it looks sharp nevertheless. I'll throw in decent print outs of the best photos to mail order folks. Repeating the art paper, digital repro job of Beard #1 just wasn't viable with my current finances.

You can see Mark Connelly's fantastic Sons & Daughters pic in all its glory here

Orders are already coming in - one guy even bought one from me in person yesterday, on a whim. Yay!

Monday, October 04, 2004

It's back! Beard #2

Yes, yes y'all, Beard returns with a bigger, better and beardier second issue.

Interviews with Kinky Friedman, Thomas Truax and Lucky Luke.

Appreciations of Weird War, Neil Young's Trans and bad movie dialogue.

Live extravanganza featuring All Tomorrow's Parties, Le Weekend, T In The Park, Damo Suzuki and the Magic Band.

Sonic Youth and Steven Malkmus in comic form!

Top ten pop beards!

Bumper backpage beard fun!

And more, much more!

Only £1.50 from Avalance, Monorail and Missing (Glasgow) and Europa (Stirling).
Or mail order from

(Don't worry, I've fixed the email link to the right)

Should be in the shops later today, as long as the useless copy shop have done it. It was supposed to be Friday, but they hadn't done it and "had a wedding to go to". Fuck's sake, you're a business! So my advice is if yr in Stirling and need some reprographics...go to Glasgow.