New BipTunia prog hard rock song (w/ Joe Jeziorski)

New guitar-tastic song called “Truth Table on the 1975 Logic Gate” from the upcoming 60th BipTunia album, Music for Sewers.

It’s sort of inspired by “21st Century Schizoid Man” by King Crimson, and partially inspired by “Tales of the Topographic Ocean” by Yes. But it’s better than both.

Michael W. Dean plays drums, synth, sax, organ, rhythm guitar, bass, and Taurus bass pedals. Joseph Guitarski plays the 4 lead guitar tracks, and the clean rhythm guitar track.

Photo of MWD in the sewer in 1983 by Dug!

Part 2 of 2 of interview with Bomb singer Michael Dean about this re-master and about Bomb in general

Long-time hardcore Bomb fan Jordan Wesley asks Michael Dean from Bomb a bunch of questions. This is the first half. Second half comes out later this week. And the album remastered by Jack Endino came out today.

1988 photo of Bomb by Beau Brashares.

L to R: Tony Short (the artist formerly known as Tony Fag), Jay Morgan Crawford, Michael Wareham Dean.

Part one of interview is here.

Album remaster is here.

Bomb “Hits of Acid” 2021 Forensic Remaster and Restoration by Jack Endino


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Download lyrics to this and all Bomb albums

Album will be on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon, etc. Check back here in a few days. But you can get it now on BandCamp.

Part 1 of 2 of interview with Bomb singer Michael Dean about this re-master and about Bomb in general.

Krist Novoselic from Nirvana talking about his and Kurt Cobain’s love of Bomb.


BOMB WAS:
Michael W. Dean: Voice, lyrics, bass.
Jay Morgan Crawford: Guitar, voice.
Tony Short: Drums, lyrics, a little voice.

(Doug Hilsinger played with the band later, but he’s not on this album.)

1988 engineer on “Hits of Acid”: Eli Janney at Inner Ear Studio.
2021 Forensic remastering engineer: Jack Endino.

1988 “Hits of Acid” cover art: Richard Carse (RIP)
2012: “Hits of Acid” cover art remaster: Tad Leger at toxiktad.com

Grab the full album cover:

Part 1 of 2 of Jan 2021 interview with Michael Dean about his old band Bomb, and the remastered version of 1988’s “Hits of Acid” album coming out this week.

MWD in Bomb at Kennel Club, 1990, San Fran.^

Long-time hardcore Bomb fan Jordan Wesley asks Michael Dean from Bomb a bunch of questions. This is the first half. Second half comes out later this week. And the album remastered by Jack Endino comes out in a day or two.

Above pic of Michael W. Dean in Bomb at Kennel Club, 1990, San Fran. Pic by Janice Mercurio.

$17 Cooling Accelerator Fan for Dobsonian and other Large Reflector Telescopes

If you have a large reflector telescope, you probably leave it outside for 20 to 30 minutes before using it, so the mirror can reach ambient temperature. Not doing so will lead to distortion in your view through the eyepiece.

Another option is a fan. You can spend 30 dollars and up for a fan. But I found a way to set myself up with one for 17 dollars. It’s a small fan, but cools down the mirror quickly.

Grab this quiet 5-volt fan on Amazon for 11 dollars.

And get this 6 dollar battery case. It has a built-in on/off switch, and take 4 AA batteries.

I attached the fan and the battery pack to the scope with Velcro-type connector fabric tape (which is a great thing to have anyway. Many uses!) The screw size is exactly right for my scope, but I want to be able to remove the fan and battery pack., and didn’t want to remove the mirror to add the fan, so I used Velcro.

Don’t overcharge the batteries. I charge them less than full, and it works fine. I use these rechargeable batteries and this charger.

I had to add a little bit of aluminum foil to get the last battery to fit, for some reason, the clamps on mine were backwards on that one.

Clip the wires on the end of the charger and of the fan, strip them, and twist them together. Solder them, or wrap electrical tape around them.

Then apply the Velcro, with the paper still on the top side:

Then peel that paper and put in place:

Clear skies!

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When working with electricity, be careful, and you are under your own responsibility. I recommend removing the fan and battery for long term storage, or even for short term if you want.