by Eric Mast in

sparkles.jpg I had a horrible realization today when I was planning finishing the final "lost" issue of Thumb zine; Thumb #13; the art vs. music issue. Turns out that it is indeed more "lost" than I knew, as it went to digital dust with a new backup drive I bought earlier in 2007 which crashed a couple weeks after. I got it to clear up some space on my hard drive and back up everything as well, instead it cleared up much space than intended, including the unpublished interviews with Black Dice, FS Blumm, Paper Rad, Cory Arcangel, Kim Hiorthøy, Christopher Forgues/Kites, Forcefield, 100's of Mom's record reviews, as well as unpublished artwork by the late John Fahey. As it turns out these pieces of artwork have since been lost as well by their owner, so most of these scans were the only remaining documents. I was planning to do follow up interview, to compare then and now, and make it all happen in the new year. I'm not really sure what to say about this, but I guess 2007 was a good year for losing things for me, so I'm looking forward to the new. I took this photo of the side of a truck in LA outside my brother's hotel. It has nothing to do with anything.