Monday, March 04, 2019

You're Still Wrong March 2019 or LOCK UP!


You’re Still Wrong
Mykel's Blog for March 2019
or
LOCK UP!



The prisoners assemble in the shape-up room. Standing at attention… most of them anyway… a few slump… in rows of twenty across… about a dozen deep. The warden is in front, addressing the crew.

“Okay, now listen up. New rules starting today,” he shouts in that kind of voice that means here’s an announcement and you’d better fuckin’ pay attention.

“This bag,” he says... holding aloft and shaking a cloth bag... like the ones in old cartoons. This one, however, is not stenciled with dollar signs. It jangles. It “is filled with keys. They are the keys to your cells... the keys to each section… and the keys to the jail itself… I’m here to distribute them.”

Inmate eyebrows frown in near unison.

We’re downsizing and figure it’s a waste to pay someone to turn a key. You can just as easily do it yourself…. So, when I call your names, I want you to walk up here and collect your keys. You’ll sign your name in the book as having received them. If you lose them, it’ll cost you big… so don’t.”

“Excuse me, sir,” says a voice from somewhere near the middle of the crowd, “are you giving us the keys to our own cells? I mean, are you saying we’re going to lock ourselves in at night, and unlock ourselves during exercise periods and visits?”

“You got it, Einstein,” the warden shouts back.

There’s a low murmur among the men… like the walla walla walla background noises in movie restaurant scenes.

“SHUT THE FUCK UP!” shouts the warden. “Wait for your name to be called… then walk up here and get your keys… then go and stand back where you were….”

He looks down at a clipboard. “LeRoy Anthony!” he shouts. “LeRoy Anthony, come and collect your keys.”

A guy, late 60s, slightly stooped... walks from the far end of the third row… toward the warden. Meanwhile, the warden sorts through his cloth sack… looking at the tags on the keys.

HOLD IT! HOLD IT MYKEL… What’s the point here? What are you trying to prove? You think a prison would ever give inmates the keys and trust them to lock themselves in?

It’s that damn Literary Device. She just can’t keep her mouth shut… breaking in at key points… spoiling the flow with stupid questions and stupider statements of the obvious. Just when I’m setting the stage.

“Yo! Literary Device,” I say, “Give me a few paragraphs.. I’ll explain the point… and YES, I think inmates would lock themselves in by themselves. How many commit crimes just to get back in jail because they can’t handle the outside world? How many WANT to be there? How many would be on the street sleeping over a subway vent if it weren’t for prison?”

She (Literary Device), makes a sweeping be my guest hand gesture, like the doorman at an expensive restaurant… and says nothing.

FLASH TO 2019: I sit on my bed… laptop on a tiny… shaky… wooden table… The laptop shares the table with a postal scale, a cup of green tea, the empty DVD box of NYMPHOMANIAC VOLUMES ONE AND TWO… subtitled Forget About Love.

In the next apartment, Harry Back sits at his desk, finishing his business plan for a start-up company: Your Bedroom, Your Spaceship. Through the wall, I can hear the DINGS, PINGS, and BABOOS of his computer… every once in awhile... a heartily whispered SHIT! or YES! FINALLY!

BZZZZZ! It’s the door buzzer. Someone is trying to get in the building. They ring all the buzzers until someone lets them in. Barefoot, I pad over to the intercom and shout into it.

WHOWIZZIT? AND WADDAYA WANT?

“Food delivery for Mr. Back.” comes the staticky answer.

NEX DAW! I shout back. DIS IS D. YOU WANT C.

“Sorry,” comes the heavily accented voice, “I try once more.”

In a minute or so, I hear the elevator open and someone walking down the hall. My neighbor opens his door, mumbles thanks and quickly closes it again. The elevator closes… then more PINGS and DINGS from his computer.

FLASH TO The New York Post, December 6, 2018: It turns out millennials love Amazon so much, they’d give up sex or alcohol to keep shopping there. A new survey revealed 77 percent of millennials would go without booze for a year rather than quit Amazon, and 44 percent would forego sex.

It’s 2PM. I sit naked but for boxer shorts, and an old TRIBE 8 t-shirt. I type these words on my Lenovo laptop. A large sticker on the outside of the laptop shows a picture of an apple with a bite taken out of it. The apple is in a red circle. A diagonal red line runs through that apple. Yeah, I’m making a statement.

No classes today. I have a few minutes to spare. Yesterday, I couldn’t write before I had to catch the subway uptown. I taught until 9... as usual. Then out with my students. Thursday, was Drink Club. Wednesday was Drink Club Secret (no link to that one). Tomorrow, I’ll probably go see Jennifer Blowdryer at Otto’s… or else go out for dinner with an old girlfriend… one of many who my Midas touch has turned full-time lesbo. Tonight, though, I have some time.

I still hear Harry through the wall. I mute my beeps and pips… he doesn’t. I wonder if he has his pants on yet. He’s not that good looking, so  thoughts of him sitting at a desk in his underwear do not bring blood to my limp asparagus. I bet his computer doesn’t have a NO APPLE sticker on the front.

I wonder if he ever goes out. I know he works from home. On at least one of the few occasions we’ve met, he’s told me how lucky he feels that he can be in the corporate world and not have to put on a tie. He did not mention putting on his pants.

I imagine his life: He sits… possibly pantsless... at a high-tech desk... One with an actual keyboard tray rather than just pulling out a drawer like normal people do. Behind him sits a small table… swivel distance… so he can type… turn... eat… maybe watch television… swivel back and keep working.

Lightbulb burns out? Pull up Amazon… he’s gotta be a prime member… maybe super-prime if there is such a thing. BING! Lightbulb delivered… right to the door. Time for dinner…. Uber Eats… this time… Chinese or Indian? Indian… great, there in half an hour… Wow! Vindaloo you could die for… uh oh… speaking of dying… it’s kind of a heavy hitter.

Pow! Off to the bathroom… exploding toilet inevitable… Whoa!! Almost out of Charmin! Use that last bit and call CVS for an emergency supply. They deliver and it’s quick… they’re just around the corner. Better order a dozen rolls. That’ll take care of Indian, Szechuan, and a runny nose for a month… almost.

You’re gettin’ it, huh? It’s not a fantasy about prisoners locking themselves up… with the keys to their own cells. We already have that. I go to a punk club… the only people in the audience are recent immigrants who don’t have the delivery system figured out-- or-- THEY are the ones delivering all the stuff to the voluntary inmates… self-locked in their apartments The bars empty out around 10PM… Few people eat out any more… restaurants close… unless they’re just a window… for delivery only. Ms Literary Device, do you get it now?

People don’t leave home… not even to work. They lock themselves in their private apartment cells and turn the key. They think they’re CONNECTED to other people, because they see a few memes on facebook. They think they’re involved in the world, because they can watch a YouTube video of sheep-herders on the steppe.

Folks in modern times have less physical contact (the Japanese call it skinship) than jailbirds. Don’t jailbirds fuck all the time? Isn’t that where the original meaning of PUNK comes from? The Harry Backs of the world jerk off to XNXX and that’s what passes for sex. It’s safer that way, huh? No disease. No pictures from someone else’s cellphone to get them in trouble when they run for… I donno, City Council?

The Harry Backs of today don’t go out into the world… they expect the world to come into them. They don’t go to India… they have it delivered. They don’t shop… meet neighbors at the supermarket… handle produce… squeeze the fruit. They have it FRESH delivered.

Jews and Latin folks are famous for touching each other… for making bodily contact. I once read about a 1960’s sociologist who watched same sex pairs at a table in an outdoor cafe. Two WASP American men talked to each other for an hour… they touched each other once. Two Frenchmen talking touched each other 160 times. Two Puerto Ricans… 180 times. (The report did not include Jews… but I think it’s clear that there’s not much difference between Jews and Puerto Ricans.) Two Brits… NEVER TOUCHED in an hour of conversation.

But now? NO ONE will touch. The way we’re going, there will be no one to touch! We’ll just sit in our little cells, locking ourselves in… opening the door for home delivery… then shutting it quickly again. I’m fuckin’ glad I’m old and won’t live to see 8 million jail cells in New York City. Delivery please! But then again….

Shit! There’s the doorbell. Hold on a minute…. Oh hi, you must be from the escort service… Your name’s Literary Device??? Come on, you’re shittin’ me. Well, come in… Can I get you something to drink before we start?


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I’ve been saying it for years… part one dept: I’m usually as interested in the Oscars as I am in the Superbowl... as I am in gardening or macrame. But this caught my eye from Pop-Buzz.com. It said,

After thanking his parents, the Academy, his cast and Queen, Rami stated: "We made a film about a gay man, an immigrant who lived his life unapologetically himself and the fact that I'm celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we're longing for stories like this". The sentiment was sweet but fans were disappointed that Rami called Freddie "gay".

Bisexuality invisibility came the complaint. And going even further, the complainers pull out this 2005 study that questions whether straight (or gay) people exist at all.
          In the 80s, it took real OUTRAGEOUSNESS to outrage people… Today, publicly scratching your balls is enough to start a twitterstorm.
       There is something to learn from this, though. The evils of BINARY THINKING:

GAY or STRAIGHT.
Trump is GOOD or Trump is SATAN.
And its corollary,
YOU EITHER SUPPORT ANY SHITHEAD THE DEMOCRATS NOMINATE or
YOU PERSONALLY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRUMP’S REELECTION.

       The second facebooker I ever banned, I banned on the stupidity of his binary thinking. “Most of my friends are not white.” I wrote. “Mykel is playing the MY BLACK FRIEND card,” wrote the now-banned “friend”… as if the only two racial choices are WHITE or BLACK. Where the fuck does he live? South Africa?
        Binary thinking is too common for outrage… but it’s just about right for stupidity. You’ve heard me talk about that for years.

I’ve been saying this for years… part 2: An article in the Financial Times says that the vegetarian/vegan boom is a bigger boom for corporate agriculture than it is for the earth. Much of supermarket vegan food is genetically modified… usually so it can take heavier duty insecticides… which in turn pollute everything around them. Also, the harvesting of crops is done by petroleum-heavy tractors.. and processed by resource-using electricity. Cows and other animals are “harvested” on horseback.
          One thing the article does NOT mention is how veganism is bad for animals. Instead of choosing to purchase humanely killed /organically raised meat, vegans take their money out of the meat-voting pool. This means fewer meat-eaters care what they eat, which means less demand to raise animals humanely… So the farmers, antibiotic users, and legislators simply don’t care.

Moving to Vietnam dept: I’ve often thought about leaving the US. It really is an awful place to live… a shithole country. My cousin voted with his feet and now lives in Thailand. I have plenty of friends who’ve ditched the US for places far and wide. I don’t know anyone who’s gone to Vietnam, though. But given that medical care is so bad here… there do seem to be doctors after my own heart on the other side of the world. Check out this Vietnamese doctor who successfully saved someone’s life by pumping beer INTO his stomach.


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I read that the search engines like lots of links... and it's also nice to support my friends... and enemies... in their blogs. So facebookme or email me if you have a blog, webpage or something else to connect to. I add you. You add me.

Here's a start:


  • David Goldberg's Busy Microbes Blog
  • And another Goldberg:goldberg.wordpress.com
  • I post a blog for Kyle Nonnemon, in prison for a ton of shit. He's a smart guy, with a passion for industrial metal and a general detestation of humankind. You can read his blog at: apothelema.blogspot.com
  • Poetry and humor fans will like Justin Martin in The Latency
  • And my friend Mike R has a nice site with recipe hits from the past! (He cooked for me once... great stuff.) Check out Yesterday's Recipes.
  • And here's one by a member of ANTI-SEEN... a tour diary of sorts.
  • Andy Shelton has an interesting blog here.
  • Savage Hippie is a guy who has been YouTubing for a long time. Our opinions largely overlap... but he complains that I'm a Communist. I'm not! I'm a communist.
  • Chris Stecher publishes a zine called PRECIS. You can see the back issue links there... and he promises a new issue soon.
  • George Fertakis has a very nice graphics-heavy blog... with music and books featured prominently.
  • And my long-term pal Sid Yiddish contributes with his  Mishegas Master Blog.


CONTACT REDUX: You can contact me on facebook or by email at god@mykelboard.com. Through the post office: send those... er... private DVDs..or music or zines... or anything else (legal only!) to: Mykel Board, POB 137, New York, NY 10012-0003. If you like my writing, you can be notified when anything new is available. Subscribe to the MYKEL'S READERS Yahoo group:


Saturday, February 02, 2019

You’re STILL Wrong Mykel's February 2019 Blog/Column "What Did You Ask Me?"



You’re Still Wrong
Mykel's Blog for February 2019
or
"What Did You Ask Me?"



IT COULD HAVE HAPPENED:

The year is 1983. The evil Ed Koch is mayor. It’s late fall and there’s a cold mist in the air. I walk down Bleecker Street toward the Peculier Pub… my favorite bar in New York. I tuck my chin toward my chest trying to catch the wind so it pushes my fedora tighter onto my head, rather than catching it and sweeping it off. There a light TSICK TSICK TSICK, as my heels touch the sidewalk and grind ahead to the soles.

TSICK TSICK TSICK SHHHHHH.

Fuck! Dog shit! Stepped right into it. I don’t even have to look… just feel the squoosh… a few seconds later, the smell hits me. Soon, the odor is stuck in my nose like a persistent booger. Damn! Ya know, dogshit is the world’s best argument against anarchism. The only way to get dog-owners to clean up is to make ‘em pay for not doing it. Only governments can do that…. I write a letter to the mayor.

Dear Mayor Koch!

This afternoon, while walking down Bleecker Street, I stepped in a pile of dogshit. Dogshit is everywhere… on the sidewalk… in the gutter… on the curb between. How many dozens of men and women track dogshit into their offices and homes… and homes of their friends? How many shoes are scraped barely clean only to again step in the ordure?

Can’t we do something? A law that will stop this fouling of shoes… an executive order that will keep us from having to do the disgusting job of wiping excreted Purina from our Pumas or DooDoo from our Doc Martens?

Thank you for your consideration,

Mykel Board.

Two weeks pass:

Dear Mr. Board,

Thank you for your letter. I understand your concern. You’ll be happy to know I have introduced a bill to the city council to take care of the PooShoe problem. I’ve been assured of their support.

Starting April 1 of this year, there will be a hundred dollar fine for wearing shoes on a New York City sidewalk. A city of barefoot pedestrians is the easiest way to absolutely stop the problem of pet-fouled shoes.

I’m sure you’ll agree that strong action must be taken… and with the support of people like you… I’ve taken it.

Your servant,
Edward Koch, Mayor

Get it? You see what you think is the problem… you explain it… ask questions… get results. The solution “works,” but is fucked! The fuckitude is not in the answer. It’s in the question.

If you ask, “How do I keep dogshit off my shoes?”, the answer is “Don’t wear shoes.” Pretty useless in the city… especially in winter… but it answers the question. If you ask, “ “How do we keep dogshit off the street?” Then we can fine people who don’t clean up after their dogs. A solution that has greatly worked in the city (aka the pooper scooper law)… and maybe the only good thing Ed Koch has ever done... besides dying.


IT REALLY HAPPENED

October 15, 2013: Police in Dallas responded to a call from the mother of Bobby Bennett … a 52-year- old schizophrenic. Mom called 911 to report that her son had a pocket knife. She was worried he might hurt himself.

The cops shot the son, later claiming he lunged at them with the knife. Video of the incident, however, shows Bennett rolling backward in his chair as two officers approach. They draw their guns when Bennett stands up. Bennett stands with his arms at his side, yet the officers shoot and kill him.  

Bobby Bennett
“Had I known this was going to happen, I would have never called police,” the mother said. 

Charges are filed against the cops. The right wingers defend them. The left denounces them. I say it’s like making people walk barefoot through shit. The problem isn’t the cops shooting or not shooting. The problem is that mom had no one else to call except the cops! Cops are trained to shoot and defend. They’re not psychiatrists. Why couldn’t the mom call a psychiatrist? There’s no system for that. 

See, it’s not the answer, it’s the question. If you ask, “How can we punish cops who shoot the mentally ill?” You still get cops shooting people they don’t understand… mainly out of spontaneous concern for their own safety. Cops are trained like soldiers. Kill or be killed. The quick trigger finger wins. 

If you ask, “What alternatives to cops can we provide for dealing with looney birds?” Then you might see a social system that includes people trained in psychology rather than target shooting. 

Part of the problem comes from logic. If you apply simple logic to complicated problems, you get simple answers… that are wrong. I’ve written before about Costco Thinking… a peculiarly American logic that says if a box of cookies costs $8 in a supermarket, and you can get ten boxes for $50 at Costco… you save $30. Logical, right? 

But wrong! If you have one box of cookies in your room, you’ll eat it slowly.  One at a time with your free hand while you do that “get me to sleep thing” to pornhub.com. You may forego a snack completely to save the last one for breakfast 

If you have TEN boxes of cookies, you’ll shovel ‘em down… eat ‘em by the fistful… there’s more where that came from. So while your one box of cookies might last three days… your ten boxes will disappear in the same time. Costco thinking costs you money… It doesn’t save you money. 

If you ask, “How much will I spend on a box of cookies?” you’ll end up losing money… and getting fat in the process. If you ask, “How long will a box of cookies last if I have only one?” , you’ll make the smart decision. The question counts more than the answer. 

You can see wrong questions in politics more than anywhere else. 

Donny Trump says he’s pulling US troops out of Syria. 

“ISIS is defeated. It’s time to leave.” he says. 

KERPOW! Four soldiers and a bunch of people without guns get killed in an ISIS attack. 

“See?” comes the anti-Trump response, “ISIS isn’t defeated; we need to stay.” 

It’s like walking barefoot in dogshit. ISIS attacks because we attack them. Guaranteed… if there are no US soldiers in Syria, no US soldiers will be killed in Syria. It DOESN’T MATTER if ISIS is defeated or not. 

I once ask my Kung Fu teacher, “Sifu, if you’re by yourself and ten guys walk up to you with baseball bats and demand your wallet, what move do you recommend? Can you use bong sao against a baseball bat? Or would you try fook sao?”

“Mykel,” answers the teacher, “if I’m confronted with ten guys with baseball bats and they demand my wallet, I throw my wallet to them and turn and run.”

Wiser words were never uttered. 

It’s only a macho… football-like… attitude… “Winning is the only thing...” that keeps us fighting. Yo buckaroo, throw in the towel. Okay, you win. We’re outta here! 

If you ask “How do we win?” You’ve got to stay and keep fighting… probably to lose in the end. (Can you say Vietnam?) If you ask, “How do we get out of this mess?” The answer’s easy… turn the other way and run. 

Elections are won or lost because people ask (and answer) the wrong questions. 

Andrew Cuomo answers every political question with I am not Donald Trump.  Donny T. says build the wall! Cuomo says  I am not Donald Trump. Donny says, Cut social security and welfare. Cuomo says,  I am not Donald Trump. Donny says, Yeah I screwed that hot porno star. Wouldn’t you? 

Cuomo says,  I am not Donald Trump. 

Cuomo was a complete dogturd as governor. He dismantled a corruption committee that was investigating him. He wanted to privatize education, starting so-called charter schools that have failed most everywhere they’ve been tried. Instead of improving public education, he wanted to union-bust to privatize it. Cuomo has been a big-business booster on every front and when challenged answers,  I am not Donald Trump.

Well, maybe that answers the wrong question. If Trump’s election proved anything it is that  I am not Donald Trump is not good enough. Yet it is the only platform for most of the Democrats. Except for Bernie Sanders and maybe Elizabeth Warren… all they have is  I am not Donald Trump. Hell, I’m not Donald Trump either… and I’d make a piss-poor president. 

The Democrats don’t see it. They haven’t learned their lesson, and are writing the last election off as a fluke… or trickery by the evil Russian empire… and its leader, Vlad the Impaler.  Since I live in the always Democrat NY, my vote is unimportant in the general election. Up until I discovered the right questions, I wasn’t sure what swing-state voters ought to do. Now I know…

The question isn’t, “Are you Donald Trump?” The question is, “What do you want to do as president?”

I don’t care if Beto O’Rouke was a punk rocker. He’s funded by the big oil companies and we know what he wants… or doesn’t want to do. Michael Bloomberg is a circumcised version of Cuomo… and worse. Do we need another billionaire president-- one more interested in controlling guns than in controlling the wealth of his fellow billionaires? 

And speaking of guns… take gun control… please! Background checks. Waiting periods. According to Wikipedia, there are 393 million guns in the US. More than one per person. So you want to control gun sales??? Who needs to buy a new gun, when there are so many just lying around for the taking? 

And worse, calls for background checks would do much more harm than good. Check out the school killers… the mass shooters… they’d pass the check in a second. I’ve already written about how if you want to predict a mass shooter, check his MILITARY background. MOST mass killers old enough to vote have been in the military. Check mental health history? All that will do is prevent gun owners-- or potential gun owners-- from getting the mental health care they need. Go to a shrink and your guns… I’d chose guns, wouldn’t you? 

And yes, the question is wrong. “How can we prevent psychos from buying guns?” gets nothing but psychos who don’t get help. “What causes Americans to think of guns as a way to solve their problems?” Ahhh now we’re getting to it. 

“The people demand answers,” say those conspiracy freaks who think Russia is behind every move Trump makes… even if it’s the right move. Fuck that. I say “the people demand better questions,” – or they should.

Don’t you think so?

ENDNOTES: [You can contact me on facebook or by email at god@mykelboard.com. Through the post office: send those... er... private DVDs..or music or zines... or anything else (legal only!) to: Mykel Board, POB 137, New York, NY 10012-0003. If you like my writing, you can be notified when anything new is available. Subscribe to the MYKEL'S READERS Yahoo group readmboard-subscribe@yahoogroups.com]

-→Uber uber alles dept: Uber is an evil exploiting company that has wrecked the cab business in New York. Several taxi drivers have killed themselves because of the position Uber put them in.
Now we hear that at 2AM, Craig Wistar, of Warren, Ohio was behind the wheel of a car facing east in a westbound lane. When police came to investigate they saw a woman in the back seat. She mouthed "Help me" to officers as they questioned Wistar. Oh yeah, the guy had a bottle of vodka at his feet.
Wistar told the cops
, he was “Ubering," The lucky Uber passenger got a ride home from police. Wister pleaded guilty on Jan. 14 to driving under the influence.
It’s so easy to just click the UBER button, isn’t it? How ‘bout asking if you SHOULD?

Prevent the crime rather than punish the criminal dept: In Williamson County, Texas, the police are using cardboard cutouts to reduce speeding. They are all true-to-life photos of a cop pointing a radar device at the roadway. The psychological message? "Slow down because you never know if it's real or not." The local sheriff said he tested the idea in school zones and, "We didn't get one speeder."
Time to drop cardboard soldiers into the desert in Syria? Let Donny T. bring the real ones home.

-→Fork you dept: The International Journal of Surgery Cases published a report detailing the case of a 70-year-old man admitted to the hospital with “bleeding urethral meatus,” which in layman’s terms means his pee hole was in bad shape.
Turns out he stuffed a 4-inch fork into his urethra in an attempt to “achieve sexual gratification.” The fork was successfully removed using forceps and “copious lubrication.”
My question… same as yours… but maybe he was trying to fish out a spaghetti strand.

Mixed-feelings dept: Yes, MRR is finally stopping print publication. I haven’t seen it in years, but George Tabb tells me it had turned into a zine for transexuals. Doesn’t sound bad to me. I didn’t call my second pack of twelve inches Boy With A Cunt for nothing. BUT, after how I was treated by the post-Tim MRR dictators, I can’t say I’m completely sorry.
So, folks, it’s time to learn German and read TRUST… Is there another punk zine out there?

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LINK TRADE DEPARTMENT:

I read that the search engines like lots of links... and it's also nice to support my friends... and enemies... in their blogs. So facebook me or email me if you have a blog, webpage or something else to connect to. I add you. You add me.



Here's a start:
  • David Goldberg's Busy Microbes Blog
  • And another Goldberg:goldberg.wordpress.com
  • I post a blog for Kyle Nonnemon, in prison for a ton of shit. He's a smart guy, with a passion for industrial metal and a general detestation of humankind. You can read his blog at: apothelema.blogspot.com
  • Poetry and humor fans will like Justin Martin in The Latency
  • Sometimes I contribute to an interesting multi-talented blog called OgFomK Arts see me there!
  • And my friend Mike R has a nice site with recipe hits from the past! Yesterday's Recipes (He cooked for me once... great stuff.) Check out .
  • And here's one by a member of ANTI-SEEN... a tour diary of sorts.
  • Andy Shelton has an interesting blog here.
  • Savage Hippie is a guy who has been YouTubing for a long time. Our opinions largely overlap... but he complains that I'm a Communist. I'm not! I'm a communist.
  • Chris Stecher publishes a zine called PRECIS. You can see the back issue links there... and he promises a new issue soon.
  • George Fertakis has a very nice graphics-heavy blog... with music and books featured prominently.
  • And my long-term pal Sid Yiddish contributes with his Mishegas Master Blog.


CONTACT REDUX: You can contact me on facebook or by email at god@mykelboard.com. Through the post office: send those... er... private DVDs..or music or zines... or anything else (legal only!) to: Mykel Board, POB 137, New York, NY 10012-0003. If you like my writing, you can be notified when anything new is available. Subscribe to the MYKEL'S READERS' Yahoo group:

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