In working with a bunch of different artists each month to get Jux together, Chaz Bojorquez is one stand-up guy. His work is on the cover of our March 2009 issue, and Saber really came through with a great interview of the LA-legend. Also, D*Face, Risk, Dan Witz, and Mr Jago are in the issue, all great in their own right.
And our contributing editor, Joey Garfield, came through big with a very great DZINE feature and photo. That interview is one of my personal favorites over the past two and a half years. In fact, read all of Joey’s features that he does for us (Swoon, David Ellis, Cody Hudson, Gonz, WK Interact, now DZINE, some more upcoming), always gets a good interview out of people.
I’m also going to take this opportunity to say that if you have not bought/stolen/downloaded/file-shared Caribou’s “Andorra,” from 2007, you are missing out. Its a little old now I know, but I revisited it recently, and its on repeat.
Also will take this opportunity to tell people to read two books of fantastic non-fiction goodness. One, “The Great Upheaval: America and the Birth of the Modern World 1788-1800,” written by Jay Winik. Best $10 I ever spent . . . George Washington, Louis XVI, Catherine the Great, Napoleon, Thomas Jefferson, French Revolution, American Revolution, Ottomans . . . an amazing book. The world as we know it began in these 12 years. AND, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s “Team of Rivals” on Lincoln and his Cabinet . . . just started it. Love it. Must read for every involved American. And the Rahm Emanuel profile in the New Yorker this past week, great stuff. So much good reading out there at the moment. Shit may be hitting the fan, so might as well read your way though it.