A year of celebration with Arthur Magazine

THINGS ARTHUR GOT BEHIND IN 02006, MONTH BY MONTH:

** JANUARY 02006 (published Dec 02005) **
“THE BUDDHA MACHINE” machine
COLLEEN “The Golden Morning Breaks” album
EARTH “Hex: or Printing in the Infernal Method” album
SUNN 0)) “Black 1” album
TV ON THE RADIO “Dry Drunk Emperor” mp3
CAST KING “Saw Hill Man” album
NINA SIMONE “The Soul of Nina Simone” dual disc
“Niger: Magic & Ecstasy in the Sahel” dvd
OOIOO album
PEARLS AND BRASS “The Indian Tower” album
THE FALL “Fall Heads Roll” album
TARANTULA A.D. “Book of Sand” album
MI AND L’AU “Mi and L’Au” album
BJORN OLSSON the lobster album
BIFF ROSE “The Thorn in Mrs. Rose’s Side”/”Children of Light” cd
LAVENDER DIAMOND “The Cavalry of Light” ep

**ARTHUR MAGAZINE MARCH 02006 (pub’d Feb 02006)**
DELIA GONZALEZ & GAVIN RUSSOM “The Days of Mars” album
TAV FALCO & PANTHER BURNS
MOUNTAINS “Sewn” album
CITAY “Citay” album
THE DUKE SPIRIT “Cuts Across the Lane” album
ISOBEL CAMPBELL & MARK LANEGAN “Ballad of the Broken Seas” album
BETH ORTON “Comfort of Strangers” album
BELLE & SEBASTIAN “The Life Pursuit” album
SPARKS “Hello Young Lovers” album

** ARTHURBALL: FEB. 24-25, 02006 IN LOS ANGELES**
JOANNA NEWSOM debut performs entire album “Ys” to 700 stunned audients nine months ahead of its release
5:15ERS one-time only performance by Josh Homme/Chris Goss desert duo
MORIS TEPPER legendary Beefheart guitarist with PJ HARVEY on bass
LAVENDER DIAMOND special perf with a string quartet
GRANT MORRISON live radiant standup poet rant
BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT hazy daisies
COLLEEN from France, for a single gauzy U.S. show
SUBLIME FREQUENCIES filmmakers who find the last sounds left from the older world
WHITE RAINBOW sound room of light at Machine Gallery
ERIK DAVIS performance lecture
PEARLS AND BRASS big-armed rockage
B+ beats filmmaker
PLASTIC CRIMEWAVE SOUND hydroponic sonics
MI & L’AU woodland elementals
UNKNOWN INSTRUCTORS beatnik explosion
TARANTULA A.D the next Floyd
OM metaltators
CITAY rolling pastoral psych / gentle metal
GROWING couchlock
AFROBEAT DOWN ow
THE MARS SOCIETY time to leave the planet
LEWIS MACADAMS interview by KRISTINE MCKENNA american river history
BORN HELLER Josephine Foster
INDIAN JEWELRY dark jamboree
TOWN & COUNTRY fully functional dream machine

** ARTHUR MAGAZINE MAY 02006 (pub’d April 02006) **
GROWING “The Color Wheel” album
ORGANIC APPLE CIDER VINEGAR with the ‘mother’
OM “Conference of Birds” album
JEREMY NARBY “Intelligence in Nature: An Inquiry Into Knowledge” book
PANDIT PRAN NATH chapter from “The Dawn of Indian Music in the West” book by Peter Lavezzoli
MARVIN GAYE “The Real Thing: In Performance, 1964-1981” dvd
GNARLS BARKLEY “St. Elsewhere” album
RUFUS HARLEY “Sustain” album
THE BLACK KEYS “Chulahoma” ep
EAGLES OF DEATH METAL “Death by Sexy” album
THE CUTS album
FUTURE PIGEON album
AGGROLITES album
FIERY FURNACES “Bitter Tea” album
ESPERS “II” album
ALEX MITCHELL “Life is a Phantom K-Mart Horse Starting Up in the Middle of the Night” book
JOHN TOTTENHAM “The Inertia Variations” book
JOSEPHINE FOSTER “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” album
SCOTT WALKER “The Drift” album
FRED NEIL compilation album
BELONG “October Language” album
BORIS “Pink” album
HOWLIN RAIN album

**ARTHUR MAGAZINE JULY 02006 (pub’d June 02006) **
BRIGHTBLACK MORNING LIGHT album
MINT herb
DERRICK JENSEN “Endgame” book
“THE ROAD TO GUANTANAMO” film by Michael Winterbottom & Mat Whitecross
PETER WATKINS “Punishment Park,” “Culloden,” “The War Game,” “La Commune,” “The Gladiators,” “Edvard Munch,” “Privilege” dvds
ED HALTER “From Sun Tzu to Xbox: War and Video Games” book
BELONG “October Language” album
COMETS ON FIRE “Avatar” album
VETIVER “To Find Me Gone” album
AWESOME COLOR album
“ZIZEK!” dvd
BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD “The Mike Judge Collection Volume 2” dvd
“PHI TA KHON: GHOSTS OF ISAN” dvd directed by Robert Millis
“A VISIT TO ALI FARKE TOURE” dvd by Marc Hurax
TONY ALLEN “Lagos No Shaking” album
“ECCENTRIC SOUL: THE BIG MACK LABEL” album by The Numero Group
JAMES HUNTER “People Gonna Talk” album
RAMBLIN’ JACK ELLIOTT “I Stand Alone” album
LOREN CONNORS “Night Through: Singles and Collected Works 1976-2004” 3-cd box et
CHARALAMBIDES “A Vintage Burden” album
“THE GOLDING INSTITUTE PRESENTS FINAL RELAXATION” self-help album of the year

** Aug. 1, 02006: IRA COHEN’S “INVASION OF THUNDERBOLT PAGODA” DVD released**

** Aug. 29, 02006: JOSEPHINE FOSTER’S “SO MUCH FIRE TO ROAST HUMAN FLESH” CD released — a compilation to benefit counter-military recruiting campaigns **

** ARTHUR MAGAZINE OCTOBER 02006 (pub’d SEPT 02006) **
ETHAN MILLER of COMETS ON FIRE & HOWLIN’ RAIN
WALNUTS brainfood
THE SHARP EASE “Remain Instant” ep
WENDY MULLIN Sew U book
JOHN SINCLAIR guide
AKRON/FAMILY “Meek Warrior” album
BEACH HOUSE album
MICK BARR & ZACH HILL “Earthship” ep
THE HORRORS “The Horrors” ep
THE USA IS A MONSTER “Sunset at the End of the Industrial Age”
WOLF EYES “Human Animal” album
“GOOD GOD! A GOSPEL FUNK HYMNAL” album
THE BYRDS boxset
TRAINWRECK RIDERS “Lonely Road Revival” album
ED ROSENTHAL’S BIG BUDS calendar
BUFFALO KILLERS album
BLIND FAITH “London Hyder Park 1969” dvd
GRAHAM COXON “Love Travels at Illegal Speeds” album

** ARTHUR NIGHTS OCT. 19-22, 02006 in LOS ANGELES **
ARCHIE BRONSON OUTFIT
AWESOME COLOR Li’l Stooges
AXOLOTL
BE YOUR OWN PET
BELONG
BERT JANSCH
BORIS
BUFFALO KILLERS
C.B. BRAND
CHARALAMBIDES
CHRISTINA CARTER
CHUCK DUKOWSKI SEXTET family outing
THE COLOSSAL YES
COMETS ON FIRE
EFFIE BRIEST
ESPERS
FIERY FURNACES
FUTURE PIGEON
GROUPER
HEARTLESS BASTARDS
THE HOWLING HEX
JACKIE BEAT
JOSEPHINE FOSTER
LIVING SISTERS (Inara George, Eleni Mandell & Becky Stark)
KYP MALONE (of TV on the Radio)
MIA DOI TODD
MICHAEL HURLEY
MICK BARR
MONEY MARK
THE NICE BOYS
NOEL VON HARMONSON & BEN CHASNY
THE NUMERO GROUP dj sets!
OM
RESIDUAL ECHOES
RUTHANN FRIEDMAN
THE SHARP EASE
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE
SSM
SUNDOWN SCHOOLHOUSE group led by Fritz Haeg
SUN RA ARKESTRA
TALL FIRS
TAV FALCO & PANTHER BURNS
WATTS PROPHETS
WHITE MAGIC
WOODEN WAND & VANISHING VOICE
YELLOW SWANS

** ARTHUR MAGAZINE WINTER 02006 (pub’d Nov 02006) **
JOANNA NEWSOM “Ys” album
CHRISTIAN RATSCH & CLAUDIA MULLER-EBELING “Pagan Christmas: The Plants, Spirits and Rituals of Yuletide” book
ALAN MOORE pornographer
LISA ANNE AUERBACH sweaters
TV ON THE RADIO aware
CHUCK DUKOWSKI guide
SANDY BULL “Still Valentine’s Day 1969” album
SUNN O)) & BORIS “Altar” album
WHITE MAGIC “Dat Rosa Mel Apibus” album

*** SOME (NOT ALL) OTHER GREAT STUFF WE WERE TOTALLY GASSED ON BUT WERE UNABLE TO DEVOTE ACHIEVEMENT-APPROPRIATE COVERAGE TO***

ALELA DIANE “The Pirate’s Gospel” album
ALLEN GINSBERG “First Blues” album
THE BLACK CROWES “Tall” album
BOB DYLAN “Modern Times” album
BONNIE PRINCE BILLY “The Letting Go” album
BRAIN DONOR “Drain’d Boner” album
CALIFONE album
CAT POWER “The Greatest” album
CORMAC MCCARTHY “The Road” novel
DANIEL (A.I.U) HIGGS “Interdimensional Song-Seamstress” album
DEAD MOON “Echoes of the Past” 2xCD
DEERHUNTER “Cryptograms” album
DIRTY PRETTY THINGS “Waterloo” album
DOGNTANK album
EL GOODO album
ENTRANCE “Prayer of Death” album
FETUS “Battiato” album
GEORGE MITCHELL COLLECTION 7-inch vinyl series on Fat Possum
GREGG KOWALSKY “Through the Cardinal Window” album
THE HEADS “Under the Stress of a Headlong Dive” album
HERESI “Psalm II” ep
THE HOWLING HEX album
IAN SVENONIUS “The Psychic Soviet” little pink book
J.G. BALLARD “Kingdom Come” novel
IDIOCRACY film by Mike Judge
JOHN CALE “New York in the ’60s” boxset
JOHN MCBAIN “The In-Flight Feature” album
KAREN DALTON “In My Own Time” album
LIARS “Drums Not Dead” album
LOS LOBOS album
LOSCII “Plume” album
LUCCIO BATTISTI “Amore E Non Amore” album
M. WARD “Post-War” album
THE MARS VOLTA album
MARY J. BLIGE “MJB Da MVP” song
THE MASTER MUSICIANS OF JAJOUKA “Bouheloud” album
MATTHEW FRIEDBERGER “Winter Women” album
MICHAEL KUPPERMAN “Tales Designed to Thrizzle” comics
MILTON NASCIMENTO
MOONCHILD “Songs Without Words” album
MV & EE WITH THE BUMMER ROAD “Green Blues” album
NEIL YOUNG “Living With War” album
NICK OLIVERI AND THE MONDO GENERATOR “Dead Planet: SonicSlowMotionTrails” album
NINA SIMONE “Forever Young, Gifted & Black: Songs of Freedom and Spirit” album
NOAH GEORGESON “Find Shelter” album
ONEIDA “The Wedding Party” album
OOIOO “Taiga” album
ORTHODOX “Gran Poder” album
PAUL WINE JONES “Stop Arguing Over Me” album
THE PSYCHIC PARAMOUNT “Origins and Primtives (vol. 1 + 2)” 2xalbum
RICK VEITCH “Can’t Get No” book
SILVER APPLES “The Garden” album
SLY STONE Grammys appearance
SOFT MACHINE “Middle Earth Masters” and “Grides” albums
SIX ORGANS OF ADMITTANCE “The Sun Awakens” album
SONIC YOUTH “Rather Ripped” and “The Destroyed Rooms” albums
THOMAS PYNCHON “Against the Day” novel
TOWN AND COUNTRY “Up Above” album
“Townes Van Zandt: Be Here to Love Me” film dvd by Margaret Brown
VIKING MOSES various albums
VINCENT BLACK SHADOW album
“What We Want, What We Believe: The Black Panther Party Library” 4xdvd presented by The Roz Payne Archives and Newsreel Films
WINTER FLOWERS album
WIRE “Live at the Roxy, London April 1 &2, 1977″/”Live at CBGB July 18, 1978” cd
YO LA TENGO “I am…” album

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in Tucson, Arizona with Stephanie Smith. https://linktr.ee/jaywbabcock