Unwinnable Weekly Issue Forty-Eight

UW48-smallThis is a reprint of the letter from the editor in Unwinnable Weekly Issue Forty-Seven – check out the excerpts at the end of the post. You can buy Issue Forty-Seven individually now, or purchase a one-month subscription to make sure you never miss an issue!

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“Yeah, summer colds are the worst” says Jake Gittes in the 1974 movie Chinatown.

He’s on the money. I’ve had one all week.

They say that summer colds are a whole different bug from winter colds, and I guess that is true. I don’t have a degree in miserable viruses or anything. For me, though, its the heat. There is a kind of comfort in being sick in the winter. Tea, soup, blankets. All of those impulses are there for the summer cold, too, but fucked if I have the will do indulge in them with it is over 90 degrees and the humidity makes everything feel soaking wet.

What I am saying is, I am going to keep this brief. And maybe, if you’re at a loss for anything to watch this weekend, pop on Chinatown.

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Good stuff this week. Mitch Bowman’s DIY punk column Throwing the First Brick returns with a look at mewithoutYou and other new tunes. Daniel Horowitz goes to jail. Jose Cardoso takes a fascinating look at the Morse code chatting in Steel Diver: Sub Wars. Finally, Jed Pressgrove offers a dissenting opinion on the value of PT.

Be well folks, especially everyone going into the hellmouth of E3 next week.

Stu Horvath,
Jersey City, New Jersey
June 12, 2015

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