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I don’t know if Tucson Is the gateway to heaven But you’re never more than ten feet From a Seven Eleven Hawaii’s got surfin’ We got cactus New York’s got nightlife We got cactus . . . –“We Got Cactus,” written by Bob McKinley, performed by Al Perry on the CD “Always a Pleasure” And […]


We put up our 1,000th post a week ago. We’re now looking through everything we’ve posted, and are putting up “best of” lists in our most popular categories. This is the fifth of our first-1,000 “best of” lists. We’ve already posted the Science Fiction, Music, Interviews, and Addictions lists, and will shortly be putting up other “best ofs” in […]


We put up our 1,000th post a few days ago. We’re now looking through everything we’ve posted, and are putting up “best of” lists in our most popular categories. This is the fourth of our first-1,000 “best of” lists. We’ve already posted the Science Fiction, Addictions, and Interviews lists, and will shortly be putting up other “best ofs” […]


We started this blog in July 2013. Since then, we’ve been posting almost daily. When considering the popularity of the posts, one thing stands out:  in all but a few cases, popularity declines over time. As well, the readership of this blog has expanded gradually over time, so most readers have never seen what we consider […]


We started this blog in July 2013. Since then, we’ve been posting almost daily. When considering the popularity of the posts, one thing stands out:  in all but a few cases, popularity declines over time. As well, the readership of this blog has expanded gradually over time, so most readers have never seen what we consider […]


by Zeke Teflon My longtime friend Gary Lee Russell, best known as the guitarist and songwriter for the punk/new wave band Killer Pussy, died yesterday. I knew him for over 45 years. He was a really nice, funny, talented guy. We first met in Phoenix in the early 1970s via mutual friends, and were soon involved […]