FAREWELL

People,

The Big Arthur Store Blow-Out, begun a couple of weeks ago, concludes TONIGHT.

The remaining stock has been severely discounted, to put it mildly. Some mags are as low as $2, some CDs as low as $3. After tonight, Sunday, March 2, anything in the Store not spoken for goes on the compost heap or in the recycle bin. THIS IS IT. Do what you feel the need to do: arthur.bigcartel.com

And with that, it’s time to say farewell. It has been a pleasure to get to do our thing for so many years. Thank you to all who made it possible. May we meet again.

The Arthur Gang

thenearsightedmonkey:

HOW HANDWRITING BOOSTS THE BRAIN
SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal

Other research highlights the hand’s unique relationship with the brain when it comes to composing thoughts and ideas. Virginia Berninger, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, says handwriting differs from typing because it requires executing sequential strokes to form a letter, whereas keyboarding involves selecting a whole letter by touching a key.
She says pictures of the brain have illustrated that sequential finger movements activated massive regions involved in thinking, language and working memory—the system for temporarily storing and managing information.
And one recent study of hers demonstrated that in grades two, four and six, children wrote more words, faster, and expressed more ideas when writing essays by hand versus with a keyboard.
Continue reading….

thenearsightedmonkey:

HOW HANDWRITING BOOSTS THE BRAIN

SOURCE: The Wall Street Journal

Other research highlights the hand’s unique relationship with the brain when it comes to composing thoughts and ideas. Virginia Berninger, a professor of educational psychology at the University of Washington, says handwriting differs from typing because it requires executing sequential strokes to form a letter, whereas keyboarding involves selecting a whole letter by touching a key.

She says pictures of the brain have illustrated that sequential finger movements activated massive regions involved in thinking, language and working memory—the system for temporarily storing and managing information.

And one recent study of hers demonstrated that in grades two, four and six, children wrote more words, faster, and expressed more ideas when writing essays by hand versus with a keyboard.

Continue reading….

(via thenearsightedmonkey)

fuckinrecordreviews:

"…this album is more about noises - the inner Pussy…"

BLACKJACK RECORDS CATALOGUE Fall/Winter 1997 (no page #/cover)

HARRY PUSSY review by Rubin Fiberglass, One of Many People Involved

  • We never said record catalogues were the equivalent of zines, but we didn’t say they weren’t either.
  • By the mid to late 90’s, when the good zine writ fab was drying up, catalogues served a useful function by stoking consumer desire, which was what the worthy zines did all along. Long before the Aquarius Records, Forced Exposure, Volcanic Tongue, Permanent Records, Goner, Mississippi and similar weekly email lists filled our electronic mail inboxes, we shut ins had the postage paid print catalogue. They were real  - and occasionally spectacular.  
FADE TO BROWN

Because so many people have been asking for some clarification as to Arthur’s future:

There are no further issues of Arthur planned at this time. We’re happy we got to do the three issues we did in 2013, while being able to pay our contributors for the first time ever and fulfill all those old outstanding subscriptions.

The online mail-order Arthur Store will be open until March 2, 2014. At that point, all unsold backstock will be chucked on the compost heap or into the recycle bin. Everything has been discounted. A number of items are now sold out and have been removed from the Store. Go here to grab stuff for cheep: arthur.bigcartel.com

The Arthur website, as well as the Arthur Facebook, Twitter and this Tumblr pages/feeds, will stop being updated on March 3, 2014.

For many reasons, it’s now time for Arthur to go dormant. Perhaps the mag will sprout again in the future, perhaps not. In any event, we hope we’ve been of some use, and thank everyone who’s been so kind to us.

Thank you so kindly,

The Arthur Gang Joshua Tree, CA * Portland, Ore. * Austin, TX * Northampton, MA * wherever you can hear your footsteps


(Artwork by Arik Roper)

FADE TO BROWN

Because so many people have been asking for some clarification as to Arthur’s future:

There are no further issues of Arthur planned at this time. We’re happy we got to do the three issues we did in 2013, while being able to pay our contributors for the first time ever and fulfill all those old outstanding subscriptions.

The online mail-order Arthur Store will be open until March 2, 2014. At that point, all unsold backstock will be chucked on the compost heap or into the recycle bin. Everything has been discounted. A number of items are now sold out and have been removed from the Store. Go here to grab stuff for cheep: arthur.bigcartel.com

The Arthur website, as well as the Arthur Facebook, Twitter and this Tumblr pages/feeds, will stop being updated on March 3, 2014.

For many reasons, it’s now time for Arthur to go dormant. Perhaps the mag will sprout again in the future, perhaps not. In any event, we hope we’ve been of some use, and thank everyone who’s been so kind to us.

Thank you so kindly,

The Arthur Gang
Joshua Tree, CA * Portland, Ore. * Austin, TX * Northampton, MA * wherever you can hear your footsteps

(Artwork by Arik Roper)

All ARTHUR and BASTET cds are now $5 plus postage from the Arthur Store.

Sale ends March 2, 2014 after which the store CLOSES for good and everything left over goes in the recycle bin.

Last chance, people!

CDs by Sunburned Hand of the Man, Josephine Foster, Al Cisneros (OM), Ethan Miller (Comets on Fire), Plastic Crimewave…

http://arthur.bigcartel.com/