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Replace Dr. McNinja with me and Gordito with [ profile] yurodivuie in this comic, and you'll see exactly what it would be like if a zombie invasion occured in Seattle.
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There's this thing about Mitch Clem. Mitch writes and draws (among other things) two excellent web comics: Nothing Nice to Say and San Antonio Rock City. Nothing Nice to Say is the self-proclaimed "first punk rock web comic", and it also happens to be the first web comic I ever read. The dozens of web comics that I follow these days all owe Mitch a debt for my readership; it started with him.

But that's not the thing about Mitch Clem.

Mitch Clem, being first and foremost a music fan, writes about music a lot. Most of it is punk or in some way related to punk or ska or some other sort of indie music. A good 75% of the time, I don't agree with Mitch's opinions. There are a lot of bands he thinks are great that I find boring, and several of the bands he trashes are, in my opinion, making good music.

But that's also not the thing about Mitch Clem.

The thing about Mitch Clem, is that when he's right about something, he is so very, very right. Over the last 5 years, more than half of the bands that have ultimately become among my most favorite, meaningful music producers have come to my attention via Mitch's recommendation. Some of them have gotten bigger since he first mentioned them, others haven't, and some don't exist as entities anymore, but I can trace the fact that I listen to Against Me!, The Mountain Goats, Kid Dynamite, Discount, and many others directly to Mitch's recommendations and mp3 mixes. And now, Mitch has done it again.

Bomb the Music Industry is a revelation. I am simply stunned by this band. It's not easy music listen to, but it's incredible, original, heart-felt, real, good music. And it's free online, donations accepted. Whether or not punk is still meaningful as a movement, it's definitely still meaningful in individuals, and Bomb the Music Industry is proof of that. So is Mitch Clem.

Thanks, Mitch.


Sep. 7th, 2006 05:03 pm
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I have some mixed feelings about Scott Kurtz and PvP in general, but I still read it on a semi-regular basis. Today's guest strip made it totally, 100% worth it.

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I finally saw Snakes On A Plane last night. I know I'm a little behind on this one, but in my defense, I was actually on a plane the night the movie premiered, which was when most of my friends saw it. The movie was a lot of fun, and I got exactly what I wanted out of it. The only parts that actually ooked me out at all were the non-snake-related deaths.

On an unrelated note, if you like my new black mage icon, you should check out these other pictures by [ profile] mudron, writer and artist of the fantastic webcomics Pan and Anne Frank Conquers the Moon Nazis (currently not linkable, but he says he's starting it back up again soon). [ profile] hillarygayle, I suspect you will be especially fond of the picture of Princess Peach.

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