Volume #16, Issue #6 -- December 1989

FRAGMENTS
By Toni A. Brown

Shred Magazine is a new publication for all you surfheads out there. Their warped sense of humor pervades the first issue, and they touch on the music scene as well. An impressive first effort. You can write them at CFW Enterprises, Inc., P.O. Box 3802, Escondido, CA 92025. A one-year subscription is $18.00.

Freakbeat is the kind of magazine you'll find something different in every time you pick it up. Of course, the interior psychedelic motif may have something to do with it, or it could be because of the slips of red and green plastic provided for you to look through to read the 3-D editorial. But no matter what it is, Freakbeat is different. It covers the psychedelic music scene in England and beyond. Two sound sheets were included with the latest issue. You can write to Ivor Trueman, 23 Parkside Road, Houslow, Middlesex TW3 2BD England, for further information.

Blue Suede News is a nicely put together fanzine covering rhythm and blues, and old time rock 'n' roll. For info, write Box 25, Duvall, WA 98019.

WNHU in Southbury, CT, 88.7 FM is starting a new radio show called "The Electric Eye." The show will include poetry, folk, folk-rock, psychedelic music, calendar info, and everything of interest to the new counterculture rising from the old. They're looking for input, so write Dr. Hip at WNHU Box 617, Southbury, CT 06488.

Evan Chern does a '60s/'70s radio show called "Notes from the Underground" in Miami, FL. Dial in at 88.9 FM.

Jerry Mackowski hosts a Dead/reggae show called The "Grateful Dead" every Tuesday, nine PM to Midnight. The station is WCLH (90.7) at Wilkes College in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Relix contributor Charles Lamey co-hosts a weekly psychedelic radio show with Bonnie Hart called "Happy Trails." The show is on WLFR (91.7), 8 AM to 11 AM, in Pomona, NJ. The show features psychedelic past and present, early progressive rock, acid-folk, and San Francisco sounds. Current psychedelic bands and labels reissuing classic groups can contact Charles Lamey, Box 54, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247.

The Fourth Nashville Tribute to Gram Parsons and Clarence White was held at the Cannery on October 7th.

World Rainforest Week was observed in schools across America during the week of October 22-29. A manual on how to organize group discussions, organize meetings, create flyers, do mailings, etc., can be obtained by sending $5.00 to Creating Our Future, 298 N. Ferndale, Mill Valley, CA 94941. Or you can call 415-381-6744. Get involved and help this special week gain the recognition it deserves.

Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream does it again. Their new Peace Pops are a great munchie satisfier coming in many flavors, including our favorite, Cherry Garcia. A portion of Peace Pops profits goes to 1% For Peace, a new non-profit organization seeking a vast increase in funding for activities which promote understanding and cooperation among nations divided by cultural and ideological differences. One of its aims is to pass a law committing an amount equal to one percent of the defense budget for citizen and cultural exchanges. Currently, one percent of the defense budget is about three billion dollars. So go get off your diet for a good cause. You can send contributions to 1% For Peace, Box 94, Brooktondale, NY 14817.

The National Arbor Day Foundation urges you to plan trees to fight the Greenhouse Effect. Write for a free guidebook titled "Conservation Trees," National Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410.

The Radiators have a new concert hotline called the Fishing Line, 216-932-RADS.

Redheaded Deadheads can now join forces! Grateful Red Heads is in full swing. To find out more, write to Box 578306, Chicago, IL 60657.

Congratulations to Steve Kimock (Zero) and Laura on the birth of their baby boy, 7/24/89.

Congratulations to Doreen and Doug Croson on the birth of their son Casey.

The Relix staff wishes you a happy holiday season and an incredible New Year. See you next year!

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