SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

House of Cards Pt. 12

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Sep 1, 2006

She's all right, selling me watches

Whew! These double-length comics always seem to take twice as long to get ready for updates. I wonder why that is?

(PS: I don't actually wonder that, please don't email me about it.)

It's my birthday on Sunday, right smack in the middle of the long weekend! I figure the occasional epic 3-day birth-celebration is nature's way of making up for all the years where my birthday fell on the first day of school. Anyhow, don't forget to tune in on Monday, even though it is a holiday. Sam and Fuzzy never takes a day off!

(PS: Except when it does.)

Sam Logan

Aug 30, 2006

Destroy rock and roll

A few months ago, I mentioned an upcomming website redesign that never actually materialized. But now, I'm happy to report that I've powered through my designer's block and finally come up with something that I like.

Now it's only a matter of chopping up my design and coding the sucker. That's no small job, but it's strictly grunt work that doesn't rely on inspiration or imagination. So, I should be able to finish this beast without taking another six months. Woo!

Sam Logan

Aug 28, 2006


Did you know that the Ed Palermo Big Band has a new CD out? Did you know that the Ed Palermo Big Band... er... exists? Well, you do now!

For years, Mr. Palermo has been taking the music of 20th century music legend Frank Zappa, creating his own incredible arrangements of it, and then performing them with a band of extremely talented jazz musicians. The end result is, in my opinion, some of the best and most unique big band music to be recorded in years.

The Palermo Band's older CDs are kind of tricky to come by. But their latest album is available now, both on their website and on Amazon. If you are a fan of Zappa's work, you absolutely have to check it out. But even if you're not a fan, or if you've never even heard Zappa's music before, you should still check it out. A degree in Zappa-ology is not required to enjoy these sounds. (I am living proof of this.)

If I had to think of the most similar sounding music that my website's readership is most likely to have heard, I'd say that the Palermo Band's sound is not that far off from the juicier, jazzier big band cuts on the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack. If you liked that stuff, I bet you will dig this.

Sam Logan