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New Release: Under the Shanghai Tunnels

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“In these stories, you’ll discover legends, monsters, secret tunnels, and magical elves–along with some interesting true history. Widener has a way of combining the gritty and the whimsical, crafting tall tales that exude streetwise wisdom and his own unique sense of humor. Imagine traditional fairy tales embellished by a wise-cracking […]

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Weird Anthology Watch

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Two anthologies have recently arrived, each featuring some familiar names from the bizarro scene. First, Lee Widener has a story called He Was So Old in the latest issue of Neo-opsis Science Fiction Magazine. And both Cody Goodfellow and Garrett Cook appear in A Breath from the Sky: Unusual Stories of Possession from Martian […]

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Have a Bizarro Christmas

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Christmas is actually a really weird holiday, and bizarro writers have captured its weirdness in the past with books like Sausagey Santa and Christmas on Crack. But in 2016, some new voices have come forward to write weird stories about this cherished holiday season. GIVE OF YOURSELF A savagely satirical look […]

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Mind Widening Music #6: The Residents

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by  Lee Widener The Residents are one of the most enigmatic, long-lasting musical projects to exist on the fringes of modern music. Formed in Louisiana in the late 60s, and moving to California soon after, they have never appeared in public without disguises. Most often, though not always, they wear […]

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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. […]

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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. […]

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Mind Widening Music #3: Vivian Stanshall

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by Lee Widener For the third edition of Bizarro Music, we travel across the sea to jolly ol’ England, to profile Vivian Stanshall. “Vivian Stanshall was an English singer-songwriter, musician, author, poet, and wit, best known for his work with the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band…” – Wikipedia Like many other […]