Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Put Your Raygun to My Head...



Back in the day, when I was a lone wolf, my life consisted of Princeton college radio, guitar, and magazines.  I would shlep my allowance to Barnes and Noble.  There, I would peruse the shelves for i-D, Preen and other expensive European art and fashion mags.  After sitting on the floor to calculate and deliberate, I'd chose which ones to take home.  In all that time the death of Raygun had already come.  I became addicted to Nylon in 2004 without knowing that the creater, Marvin Scott Jarrett, was responsible for one of the  most ground-breaking music mags of the 1990s.  All I'd known of Raygun was cover photos found on google searches.  But today, when I went to the library to renew my rental of Interview with the Vampire,  I noticed a strangely cool looking coffee table book on the national best seller shelf.  It was indeed a collection of pieces of Raygun!!!  Now it is in my mits for next three weeks.  The genious layout artwork is no doubt inspiring me for future literary endeavors.  We'll see...

2 comments:

UnoCosa said...

it's wonderful to find inspirations that provoke your own work ... and how random we connect those dots of memories ... xx

Rebecca ♥ said...

Take hold of that inspiration and go with it!

I'd never heard of Raygun magazinr, but will now be looking through the shelves of my local library for a copy of that book.