The side effects of Sideburn that are harder to explain on the spur of the moment are the occasional little presents and letters that turn up. Like a group of CDs from Kirk in California. He had listened to my appearances on the Killer Diller internet radio show and thought I'd like copies of some of his most bizarre records. He was dead right. He sent Bolivian and Chinese Go-Go; Folk and Pop Instrumentals from Pakistan (1966-76) and Indian Simla Beat (70-71). I love the music, but the best thing about the package are the hand drawn covers and tracklists had done by Jill Jordan.
Thanks Kirk and Jill. I love them.
Then Danny Clark in Texas sent me his fanzine Dang! It's a photocopied, bizarre, cut and paste art project with a Comstar on the cover. It's not for sale. It's of very limited appeal. It doesn't contain articles or even sentences. It's one person's time and effort put into something they really wanted to do, then posted out at their own expense, for no other reason than to share it. Wonderful. Thanks Danny.
So, yeah, we're not making much money, but Sideburn's going pretty well. thanks for asking. G