ARTHUR BEST OF 2007 LISTS No. 15: Steve Aylett

Steve Aylett: Good stuff from my stupid year –

Efterkland Parades CD – strange toytown parades & ghosty nebulae from Copenhagen.

Josie Long – comedian who is happy, optimistic and basically the opposite of me in almost every way, while somehow not being irritating.

Cardiacs gig at London Astoria – Tim looking like a school headmaster, Jim and the other guy looking like Lord Mayors, plus two strange women in red. All was happy in the pond.

The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky). Shut up, that’s why.

7-Inch Stitch’s Phosphorus Tarot of Matchbooks CD – band from Austin Texas bases an album around the works of Jeff Lint. Really.

Monique Ortiz – big & hot angst from the singer/guitarist of AKACOD and Bourbon Princess.

Colette Phair’s Nightmare in Silicon – the cold horror of a roboticized human is perfected in the chill of this book.

Catherynne M. Valente’s Orphan’s Tales books – rich fairy tales within fairy tales.

Joanna Newsom’s Ys CD – obviously.

Scott Lynch’s Locke Lamora books – rip-roaring con-games and pirate shenanagins.

Steve Aylett is an author, Lintophiliast and real live wire. He discussed the obscure pulp author Jeff Lint in Arthur No. 2 and the Matrix films in Arthur No. 8, and, in Arthur No. 17, he presented a two-page excerpt from a vintage Jeff Lint-penned comic book, sparking a new round of eBay bidding war madness that has yet to subside.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated 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 somehow 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. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

0 thoughts on “ARTHUR BEST OF 2007 LISTS No. 15: Steve Aylett

  1. Wonderful to read the word “Cardiacs” in a top ten list (Efterklang too)!
    I’ll have to scope out the rest of your picks, now – other than JN – obviously.
    Please discover and publish more Jeff Lint comics soon…

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