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Mind Widening Music #5: Spike Jones

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by Lee Widener In this month’s column it is my great pleasure to present an artist I consider the grandfather of Bizarro music, Spike Jones. Spike Jones was a drummer, percussionist, composer and bandleader mostly popular in the 40s and 50s, though he did release some recordings in the 1960s. […]

Bizarro Cinema at the 2016 Fantasia International Film Festival

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The Fantasia International Film Festival is in full swing, and this week is of particular interest in bizarro world. Mixed in with the deluge of movies and short films on the Festival schedule are some short films based on the work of authors we know and admire. If you are […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: Now You’re Trenchman

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By John Wayne Comunale Carrie peered through the curtains of her bedroom window. The man was still there. She didn’t know why she expected anything different, since he had been standing on the sidewalk across the street from her house for the last five days. Every time she looked out, […]

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Now Available: Grudge Punk 2: Petroleum Precinct

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Rooster Republic Press has released a sequel to Grudge Punk, a collection of bizarro noir by author John McNee. Grudge Punk 2: Petroleum Precinct, is available for Kindle. The King of Eyes is dead. Long live the King. The Grudge just ain’t what she used to be. In the aftermath […]

Weird Movie Watch: Swiss Army Man

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Most of “The Weird Stuff” is underground, but every now and then something VERY strange comes along with enough charm and smarts to push through into the mainstream. That’s what we have in Swiss Army Man, just released to theaters this past weekend. It’s a story that seemingly shouldn’t exist, […]

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Mind Widening Music #4: The Slow Poisoner

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by Lee Widener For this installment of Bizarro Music, I’d like to introduce you to Andrew Goldfarb, otherwise known as “The Slow Poisoner.” I’d like to, but most of you are probably already familiar with him. For those of you who are not: Andrew Goldfarb is Bizarro’s true Renaissance man. […]