- Music Reviews
- September 22, 2017
A Sentimental Education (Double Feature Records). Review by James Mann.
Where does the time go? Contributing writer Christopher Long reflects on his first decade with Ink 19.
The final installment in our guide to ghosts of content past here at Ink 19…
Can a man survive for two years on a strange planet without air, food, water, and Netflix? Ian Koss relates the strange tale of The Martian
Step back to the Mongol Empire with Ian Koss. Bring your sword.
Guitars have become quite affordable lately… and supremely boring. Ian Koss discovers a new alternative.
M. Night Shyamalan pours a fresh vat of alien drool down a plot hole with Will Smith’s DNA at the bottom. You might think that’s a good thing.
Pad Thai, Richard Pryor, a metal madman, and masked musicians: The Legend of the Seagullmen invaded Cocoa Beach. Ian Koss makes sense of it all.
Ian Koss has seen the future of boy bands, and boy, does it have one #&@% of a potty mouth. Skip the bar, and settle in for the latest batch of music to piss off your parents.
Recreational conotoxins, multi-dimensional manifolds and hard rawk — what the? Rudy Rucker must have a book out, and Ian Koss enjoys it.
Except it’s really not. Ian Koss catches himself enjoying this novel of teenage depression in the Big Apple.
Rock demi-urge Stehen Moramarco and his dad have put together a book describing a hundred and one ways you can sate your craving for Italian food. Ian Koss reports from the kitchen.
Ian Koss hails this collected edition of writings and ephemera by the venerable collective he dubs the “Beatles of design agencies.”
Ian Koss dives headfirst into this new volume of writings in the surrealist SF subgenre known as slipstream. and makes sure to dodge the fragments of science fiction purists’ exploding heads all around him.
All good things come to an end, and bands are no exception — often, it’s a grisly, acrimonious end. Police uber-fan Ian Koss can’t tear his eyes away from drummer Stewart Copeland’s ultimate insider perspective on the rise and fall of one of the most unique bands to come out of the ’70s.
A classic of British parody gets a dazzling new facelift to match its yet thriving appeal, and Ian Koss happily discovers the old girl still delivers a sharp bite.
Still think the computer revolution is a bloodless one? Ha! to you, says a new survival guide for those who’ve suspected a more sinister design behind the everyday glitches of living with technology. But don’t worry. Just leave it to the well-read like Ian Koss to save your homo sapien hide when the washing machines attack.
You have much to learn in the ways of web design, impetuous one. Blind monk Ian Koss has only just now reached enlightenment and it’s all thanks to the CSS Zen Garden. Are you ready to embrace the true path?
Using the blog format as a literary device is an innovative gambit, and Ian Koss is suitably impressed with the results in Jim Munroe’s new novel. This also answers the question about what to do when you’re young and you’ve got a winning occult ritual/performance art piece – go on tour with indie bands!
Ian Koss swoons over the new coffee-table compendium of his fave zine, Make. The DIY revolution continues! Inventors will take back the garage from crappy garage bands!