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Posts tagged ‘Josie and The Pussycats’

My love of Josie and the Pussycats dates back to mid-Seventies, when syndicated reruns of the animated power trio triggered early stirrings of Young Andrew’s sexuality. My ignorance about the nature of those feelings, combined with prevailing notions among my peers of it being “a girls’ show,” shamed me into hiding that love through my […]

(from “The Falcon’s Claw” by Writer Unknown, Dan DeCarlo and Jim DeCarlo in Josie and The Pussycats #68, April 1973) Halloween is upon us, and with it comes the closing ceremonies of this year’s carnival of the macabre. I’m pretty happy with how things turned out, despite some behind-the-scenes horrors that kept my grander ambitions […]

(from “The Falcon’s Claw” by Writer Unknown, Dan DeCarlo and Jim DeCarlo in Josie and The Pussycats #68, April 1973) Salutations, fellow creatures of the night! October has begun, with it comes Armagideon Time’s annual Halloween Countdown — thirty-one days of ghoulish grooviness to fright and delight. This marks our tenth time around the haunted […]

A Valentine, Melody

February 14th, 2015

(from “Play Gypsy” by Frank Doyle, cost Dan DeCarlo and Rudy Lapick in She’s Josie #14, August 1965)

Just a reminder…

August 28th, 2014

This is how it was done… …before the internet was invented. (I’m pretty sure I’ve posted this before, look but it’s more relevant than ever.)

Right before my eyes

September 7th, 2012

While it’s easy to laugh at this take on “new wave” threads from the fan fashion page of a 1981 issue of Josie and The Pussycats… …I also find it an incredibly fascinating historical artifact. “Off-model” takes on punk and new wave were not uncommon in the entertainment realm of the late 1970s and 1980s, […]

Melody and dissonance

August 31st, 2012

My explorations of post-WW2 American pop and commercial culture have truly hammered home the contradictions inherent in comsumer capitalism’s notion of “freedom of choice.” While the concept is an oft-cited example of the free market’s superiority over the tyranny of centrally planned economies, remedy the realities of corporate consolidation and bulk production — where a […]

Holiday Hiatus: Day 6

December 22nd, 2011

Just a reminder…

December 10th, 2010

Melody Valentine… …doesn’t get the whole “Math Rock” scene. Recommended listening: I really don’t understand it, look either.

Just a reminder…

November 24th, 2010

You can’t spell “TSA”… …without the “T” and “A.” This originally ran back in March, medical but the Thanksgiving travel rush and other recent events have made it worth revisiting.

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