Hi, Casey Jarman—WW's music editor and resident comics/videogames nerd—here. I've decided to re-launch my short-lived old column, "Casey Jarman's Crapshoot Starring Casey Jarman." I've lost a couple of the unnecessary "Casey Jarmans" in the title, to seem a bit less arrogant. I also won't be starting this re-launched version with a reference to Genesis (the band or the bible). Instead, I'll try to skip to the chase and make it a real-life list of all the crap I like; a catch-all home for rants on music, art and technology; a little corner of the internet I can call my own.

Why would you read about comics and basketball and crap like that on a local music blog? Well, for one, I'm going to soundtrack each installment. The idea is that you press play on the YouTube video and peruse at your own leisure. The idea isn't to link to things that are new and buzzworthy, just to report on stuff I'm really excited about. Sometimes that'll mean covering the Bee Gees, sometimes it'll mean writing a short essay about Concrete. Sometimes it'll get real lazy, sometimes it'll get really inspired. And if you don't like it, I can't help you. This is as much to keep me sane (and bring in lots of new swag, of course!) as it is written for a general audience. Maybe I shouldn't admit that. Maybe my bosses are reading. Anyway, I'll write it whether you read it or not. Thanks for getting this far.

Here we go:
*Show of the week that WW didn't write about: Mic Crenshaw listening party, Saturday night at Slabtown. Dude is a beast, we just don't usually do much with "listening parties." This one is more than just a listening party, though, and I feel kinda bad about missing it in print.
West Coast Blues
100 Bullets
You Are Here
Willy Wonka
It Was the War of the Trenches
Kurt Vonnegut
Modern Warfare 2
Image courtesy of Fantagraphics books
It Was the War of the Trenches by Jacques Tardi - page
Blue Giant
Thanks for reading. See you next week, and every week until I run out of things to talk about. Wanna tip me off to something I'd dig, or send me your comic/game/cool shit? Email: cjarman (at) wweek (dot) com; Address: 2220 NW Quimby, Portland OR 97210. Bam!