Recommended Links

“Older people tend to be interested in the world around them. Young people
spend most of their time listening to music and masturbating.” — Rob Long

soldier-markerSupport America’s active-duty military personnel and vets:
Soldier’s Angels: including Project Valour-IT
USA Cares: helping post-9/11 military families with financial & advocacy support
Gallant Few Helping vets transition to civilian life
Spirit of America: Help US Troops Win Hearts & Minds
Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund: help Marines, sailors, and their families meet financial needs
Troops Need You: mobilizing citizens in direct support of troops in combat
Pin-Ups for Vets: raising funds for hospitalized American Veterans
Welcome Back Veterans: helping Iraq & Afghan campaign vets transition back to civilian life
Paralyzed Veterans of America: do I need to spell it out?
Fisher House: helping military families
Honor and Remember: Honoring fallen heroes and Gold Star families
Products for Good: $20M goal to assist charities for the families of wounded and fallen heroes from the War on Terror
Move America Forward: another great support-the-troops via charitable assistance organization
Veterans Airlift Command: providing travel services for wounded warriors
Photography by Daniel Chusid
My San Diego bro’s photo galleries
Laura Lindgren, Book Designer
Laura has designed all five of my books. I never want to work with another book designer. But if I had to, it would be this guy:
Piet Schreuders
Amsterdam-based graphic designer, friend, collaborator
Blast Books
Fascinating illustrated books on cultural and historical phenomena
Laura Lindgren and Ken Swezey, Publishers
Andy Breckman’s Internet Website
Visitors by Appointment Only
Leroy Shield tribute site
The uncredited composer behind Hal Roach film music
The Chiseler
Forgotten Authors, Neglected Stars, and Lost Languages Rediscovered
Especially recommended: anything with John Strausbaugh‘s byline
The Bran Flakes
Smile. Happy. Fun. Kitty. Pillow. Cloud. Love. Eraser?
One Flake’s site: OtisFodder.com
Otis also does web design: Example7
Amy Annelle
“A desert troubadour with a dark and compelling vision”
Joe Frank
The legendary radio monologist, heard on WFMU and in sporadic syndication
JB Spins
Jazz and improvised politics.
Drew Friedman Fine Art Prints
A gallery works by the iconic illustrator
The Society of American Baseball Research (SABR)
Why did Brooklyn catcher Bill Bergen, who batted .170 lifetime,
last 11 seasons in the bigs? For those who are curious.
xkcd
A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language
Jim Linderman’s Vintage Sleaze, Dull Tool Dim Bulb, and Old Time Religion
John Strausbaugh on Linderman’s predilections: Mining the Margins of Pop Culture
Moondog’s Corner
Paying tribute to the idiosyncratic Louis Thomas Hardin
Letters of Note
Shaun Usher: “an attempt to gather and sort fascinating letters, postcards, telegrams, faxes, and memos”
Basta Audio-Visuals
Home of the Beau Hunks, Raymond Scott, and other fine artists
Maria Levitsky: Photos About Architecture
Interiors, staircases, night scenes, and ghosts photographed by my WFMU colleague
Mike Lupica: Read:My:Back
Get Outta that Spaceship and Fight Like a Man
Alasdair MacLean: From Brighton Beach to Santa Monica
Vocalist, guitarist, songwriter (The Clientele, Amor de Dias): blogs about paintings, music, photography, literature, shadows and light
Shari Elf: Good and Sturdy Art
Art from trash. Recycling done right.
Bob Thompson
An overlooked genius of 1950s-60s Space Age Pop
D. Gorton
Photographer and documentarian of Rural America
Jan Staller
Another fine photographer
All About the Optigan
Pea Hicks chronicles Mattel’s obsolete parlor organ, the cheapest sound around.
Cracked Latin (The World Is)
Lane Steinberg & Luis Accorsi throwing a gently illuminative musical light on the Spanglification of North America
Scarfolk Council
A blog about a town in Northwest England that has not progressed beyond 1979 in years. For more information, re-read the preceding sentence.

Updated: June 9, 2014