A long time ago when we switched servers the Arthur Magazine domain code got messed up for some reason and a lot of images on the blog stopped displaying, line breaks went awry, and so on. I knew this had happened but I’ve neglected fixing it for years as it’s quite a bit of work.

But now, here we are. I’m going through and fixing stuff by hand, one post at a time. There are over 5,300 posts.

Oh gawd.

As I go about this custodial work inevitably I’m seeing lots of stuff for the first time in a while. If you want to follow along, I’ll be sharing highlights or just stuff I find interesting on my twitter feed:

I’m still doing an email newsletter called Landline. Might be moving it to Substack soon. For now, sign-up and free archive are here:

all the best,

Jay Babcock

Tucson, Arizona

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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.

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