ROX #98 is our first venture into the heady world of high-definition, yet curiously it features a buttload of low-resolution videos. That wasn't the plan, it just happened. These videos were submitted by viewers and accumulated from various sources over the past decade, and as such the episode serves to document the rapid evolution of mobile video devices in that time period.
A host of cameras are operated here by J&B, Erik Brewer, Scott Brown, Paul Smedberg, Ed the Meat Poet, and Mike Whybark. The lowest resolution videos come from Jaylene, but the oldest footage comes from the late Richard Lawmaster. That shit was shot on film, yo.
We also got video from the mysterious M, keepin' it real in Humboldt County, who also supplied artwork, poetry, and music.
The bulk of our soundtrack comes largely once again from Paper Champion, in the form of three numbers: “Something,” “Lucky 13” and “Disco.” Without the musical nudge, this episode might never have been completed. There are also unauthorized samples from RATM, Spirit, and of course Operation: Cliff Clavin, but you'll have to listen carefully to catch that last cuz it's faster than the speed of punk. All these fall under fair use, or so our pricey corporate lawyers advise us.
There's also an excerpt from a live performance of “Check the Playground” by the always sporting Kid Kazooey and the Ballroom Roustabouts. In their defense, I want to point out that they knew absolutely nothing about this absurd production. I hope they're cool with it.
Special thanks are due Mr. G, the Outlaw Tesla-K, Adil, Erica, the Packet Sniffers, Brian Jones, Rabbit Hatch, the Louisiana Secretary of State, M.A.D., the roxlyst, and Vivian Perez for bravely sampling the Homebuyer's Sunset.