Routine Check 8/16/12

– There were several nice galleries and tributes I had tagged to link in memory of Joe Kubert, but it’s better to just go to Tom Spurgeon’s ongoing collection, where you could literally spend days reading fascinating stories about the man and looking at some of the best art in the world.

– I said I’d post a reminder about tonight’s live Rifftrax event, so here it is, along with a link to Kevin Murphy’s Reddit session from earlier this week, which has some fun anecdotes if you can navigate it. Here are the details on the screening tonight. I’m pretty excited about it.

– James Adomian, an extremely funny comedian probably best known for his podcast appearances, released his debut stand-up album this week through Earwolf. I’m going to listen to the shit out of that.

– Also out this week is a weird, mysterious e-book by Ryan North — the guy behind Dinosaur Comics, Machine of Death, and the popular new Adventure Time comics — in which he reviews a presumably legitimate novelization of Back to the Future. It sounds like it’s the culmination of a blog he was running, and that’s just one of many things I’m not entirely sure about, but I’m intrigued.

Today in streams and freebies: How about 1) The debut album from Divine Fits, a sort-of-supergroup featuring Spoon’s Britt Daniel and Dan Boeckner of the late, great Handsome Furs (and Wolf Parade), streaming over at NPR? Or 2) The latest from Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Mature Themes, also at NPR? Or 3) DOOM’s new project with Jneiro Jarel, featuring guest appearances by Damon Albarn and Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, via Soundcloud? I’m looking forward to all of those, especially the Divine Fits, although I’m playing through the Ariel Pink right now and it is sounding deliciously weird.


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