Arthur No. 30 is at the printer

How a brush with death, a haunted guitar and filmmaker Harmony Korine helped Spiritualized’s JASON (SPACEMAN) PIERCE wrestle a new album of narcotic gospel music into being. By Jay Babcock, with photography by Stacy Kranitz.

In an exclusive excerpt from his new book, legendary film director/author/poet ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY (El Topo, Holy Mountain) reflects on his encounters with Zen teacher EJO TAKATA and Surrealist master LEONORA CARRINGTON in late-Sixties Mexico City.

NANCE KLEHM salutes weeds—in particular, Artemesia vulgaris, aka mugwort.

The Center for Tactical Magic tells us HOW TO THROW A HEX—and why.

GREG SHEWCHUK on how the continuous prospect of eating shit on a skateboard can keep you humble—and awake.

ERIK DAVIS takes a stand against Cory Doctorow-style iPodiphilia and other data processing-marketed-as-pleasure.

A howl for America’s long-gone liberal media, by DAVE REEVES.

New work by poet MICHAEL BROWNSTEIN.

Psychonaut lookers Guy Blakeslee, Paz Lenchantin and Derek James are THE ENTRANCE BAND. Salubriously styled by the singular ALIA PENNER.

Writer-scholar EDDIE DEAN waxes lovingly about Argentinian bandoneon master Chango
Spasiuk, American rock n roll band Howlin Rain, the Maryland Redbud Tree, the Olympic Hi-Fi Stereo Console and other stuff rubbing him right lately.

Comics artist Joseph Remnant on author Patrick Rosenkrantz’s gorgeous book of underground comix history.

Bull Tongue columnists BYRON COLEY & THURSTON MOORE review choice finds from the deep underground.

JULIAN COPE on an extraordinary art statement of cavernous Detroit Psychedelic soul.

The Melvins’ BUZZ “KING BUZZO” OSBORNE joins C & D as they examine stuff by Endless Boogie, Al Green, Dennis Wilson, King Darves, Buffalo Killers, Hercules and Love Affair, Free Kitten, Arp, Awesome Color, Seun Kuti and Jex Thoth.

HEY BO DIDDLEY!: In Memorium by Plastic Crimewave.

Arthur No. 30 is at the printer, but you can download the entire 72-page magazine as two PDFs now:

Arthur No. 30 Part 1 of 2 (7.2mb)
Arthur No. 30 Part 2 of 2 (4.3mb)

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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 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 the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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  1. Pingback: New Arthur Magazine with New Writing from Alejandro Jodorowsky, Plus: How to Hex a Corporation | Technoccult

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