Philo Drummond: J.R. “Bob” Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius

Back in 1994, I walked into the Computer Science lab at McGill University here in Montreal for the first time and what did I see as a screensaver on some of the Unix machines? The floating disembodied grinning head of J.R. “Bob” Dobbs!

This got burnt into my mind and I would continue to run into “Bob” in print media, signs and stickers and on the Internet every so often for years until finally, I sent in my $35 for my own membership into the illustrious cult and got some Slack!

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Joe Newman: The Rudy Schwartz Project

In 1984, Joe Newman started leaving cassette tapes with music made with his cheap 4-track mixer on the front counter of The Record Exchange in Austin, Texas. People bought the cassette and thus was born — The Rudy Schwartz Project.

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John Law: The San Francisco Suicide Club

John Law joins us again to talk about the origins of the San Francisco Suicide Club and how he first discovered the group that would go on to become legendary in the San Francisco subculture in the early 80s up to the 90s. Continue reading “John Law: The San Francisco Suicide Club”

John Law: DADA, Burning Man, Cacophony Society & Suicide Club!

Out of the cacophony of the universe came forty five minutes of cracking conversation with Burning Man co-founder, author, culture-jammer, DADAist, performer, urban explorer and a co-founder of the amazing Suicide Club and Cacophony Society — John Law!

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