REGLAR WIGLAR #22
It’s been a long time since a print edition of the Reglar Wiglar has seen the glorious light of day—almost ten years! Since I made the switch to digital publishing in 2005, I’ve reviewed dozens of records, zines and comics and interviewed half dozens of bands, artists and writers. I have definitely enjoyed the freedom that our beloved Internet provides. I love building web pages and plotting websites and, even if I only make one cent off a pay-per-click ad, that’s still pure profit. Not like the old days of never breaking even.
That said, the Internet... well, it’s the Internet, isn’t it? It’s filled to your browser’s brim with bunk that muddles your mind and saps your soul. Hyberbolically speaking, of course. Publishing a blog or uploading a web page just doesn’t give you the same feeling of creating something with your hands, like when you make a comic or a zine. At least it doesn’t for me. Nor is uploading a music file the same as stuffing your band’s vinyl record into a silk-screened sleeve. Young people are realizing this as older people remember.
Anyway, here we are with Reglar Wiglar #22. The roots of this issue go back to the summer of 2006 and the Introduction was written then. In August of that year, I found myself unemployed. Actually, I made myself unemployed, but that’s a story for a future edition. During this “transitional” period, I compiled a list of every job I’ve ever had. I started writing down what I remembered about each of them. In the eight years since then I have gone back to my jobs list a few times and fleshed out different parts here and there. I was unsure of what to do with it. Then one day I figured, fug it, maybe I should just serialize it as an ongoing feature in a print version of a rebooted Reglar Wiglar. So that happened and here we are.
The rest of the content is just some writing and comics that were either intented for other publications and were rejected for whatever reason, or things that I published myself on the half dozen blogs that I half-heartedly created to post stuff to in a half-assed fashion.
It took eight years to finish this one forty page issue, I sincerely hope the next one doesn’t take as long, and as always, I hope you get a good swift kick out of it.
Chris Auman, Madison, Wisconsin, Summer 2014
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Book of Jobs
Forgotten American Music Masters
The History of Music
Donald Trump Reviews Music
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