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Giant Robot

…and my answer is always twofold.

First, on our end of things (the creatives who were actually putting the magazine/website together), life happened. We got jobs, we got married, we had kids, etc. Understandably, these things tend to happen as you get older, and I hold onto no resentment because of it.

But on the other side of things, Tastes Like Chicken was done in by big business. Specifically, a group of shady-as-fuck distributors we had trusted. Even more specifically, Tower Records (though, in my humble opinion, they’re all garbage). For these companies, I still hold onto an extreme amount of animosity.

In layman’s terms, we got fucked by these businesses. Sadly, we weren’t alone.

Eric Nakamura of Giant Robot fame felt that same sting. Read more about his experience here.

Today I’d self-distribute,

-Shady

KB and her mystery man!

The scariest part? When I showed it to KB, she said, “Wow. Who is that guy I’m with?” And she was 100% serious; she wasn’t kidding in the least.

KB has no idea who this guy, in this clearly staged photo, is. No shit.

All of this begs the question: What will she say about our wedding photos twenty years from now?

Doomed to become a mystery man,

-Shady

Old Poop!