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    January 05, 2009

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    sarah

    LIfEUNDERGROUND

    Matt Moorman

    Tongue and Groove

    Whitney

    band name - Queen Kicktoria

    (this is also my roller derby name, so DON'T STEAL IT)

    Kathleen Maher

    St. Dymphna and the Five Lunatics.

    dustin

    Quidado and the Piso Mojados

    Pete

    Precious Bodily Fluids.

    Cowtown Pattie

    Can I have more than one?

    Terlingua Jesus

    Virtual Fridays

    Reverent Slim & the Fervor

    harmony

    The Freudian Slips

    Red Light Special

    Alabaster Twin

    Mike Wendling

    Scowcroft Brzezinski
    Bette Davis Lies
    The Market Corrections

    thelittlefluffycat

    An Undefinable Word

    The End Of The World As We Know It

    Sitting In The Dark

    Cowtown Pattie

    Sorry, this is addicting:

    Merely Traitors

    Engines of Lust

    Foolish Idle Boys

    Theory of War

    Overtures of Peace

    kyle

    1. Gandhi and the Gatt Gunners
    2. RU-486
    3. The Geologists

    Matt

    Allegra and the Dust Mites

    Done and Done

    Constellation Class

    Zipp and the Do Das

    Ward Jones

    A cover showing kids shooting the finger arouses the wonder of why any publisher with the vaguest aspiration of reaching a broad audience, whose readership is predominately older, non-I Pod men and women, would pander so narrowly. You're not alone. Tin House, in announcing their Winter Issue of fiction and poetry touted in its first paragraph "letters from a shit-house friend." Like you, immune to good taste, they reached out to our youth, our future, where sadness and humor, reflection and irony are all relics of an ancient age. And maybe they are.

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