Suddenly, Without Warning: Issue 104.

It’s funny, last time I posted a new issue, I complained about how crappy the previous year was. I specifically used the phrase “not a good year around here.”

Well. That turned out to be a bit more evergreen than I intended.

But never mind that for now – we’re back with a brand-new issue! Issue 104 lands in the midst of a pandemic, which probably says something about the amount of free time I’ve had the last 6-8 weeks. In that time I’ve been working The Day Job, thankful to still have one, and have now knocked out a shut-in concert for a local college radio station (the one that astoundingly still keeps me in rotation after 18 freaking YEARS), and now a brand-new NFATB after more than a year away.

And I’ll tell you a little secret about both of those things.

A) There are more such live-from-my-office concert recordings coming soon.
2) When pulling items for this issue, I pulled WAAYYY too many.
iii) I’ve dug back into the archives past the current ‘relaunch’ era that started with #98 back in 2017.

Annotations:
#A) means you should keep an eye over at Acoustic Ross Dot (as they say) Com in the very near future.
#2) means I changed up my counting system in this list, but also that instead of having enough material for one issue, I’ve assembled two with some leftovers for a third. Issue #105 will not require a long wait at all.
#iii) means that I should have just done unnumbered bullet points, but also that you’ll start seeing older issues (anywhere from #1 thru #97) starting to show up here on the web in PDF form. With a few exceptions at the end of that part of the run – the ‘all-digital’ issues 95-97 – that’s going to require quite a bit of scanning and cleaning, but those will be coming here SOON too.

Anyway. That’s more than enough ado for now. Check out the new ish below and I’ll see you back here soonish.

News From Around the Bend is best read when printed double-sided on colored paper (we even leave gaps in the corners for the staple!), but you are welcome to print or read the whole issue right now any way you see fit.

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Issue 103? Will Wonders Never Cease?

We’re back! Yes, I think we can all agree that 2018 mostly stunk. I mean seriously. Not a good year around here. BUT we can forget about all that now, we’re back from another hiatus (only a tenth as long as the last one!) with brand-spanking-new Issue 103, and it’s time to celebrate. So grab your favorite beverage (warm or cold, depending on your current longitudinal coordinates), sit back, and enjoy.

News From Around the Bend is best read when printed double-sided on colored paper (we even leave gaps in the corners for the staple!), but you are welcome to print or read the whole issue right now any way you see fit.

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JUST under the wire, it’s Issue 102!

We’re back! Issue 102 is here, just in time to wrap up another ridiculous year. That makes FIVE issues this year – not too shabby for a return from hibernation.

News From Around the Bend is best read when printed double-sided on colored paper (we even leave gaps in the corners for the staple!), but you are welcome to print or read the whole issue right now any way you see fit.

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Issue 101 is Out!

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water…Issue 101 is here! Another fine mess we’ve gotten ourselves into.

News From Around the Bend is best read when printed double-sided on colored paper (we even leave gaps in the corners for the staple!), but you are welcome to print or read the whole issue right now any way you see fit.

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Issue 100 Is Here!

It’s been a long time coming – 26 years, in fact – but issue 100 has finally arrived. Chock full of goodness, topped off with our first-ever full color cover!

News From Around the Bend is best read when printed double-sided on colored paper (we even leave gaps in the corners for the staple!), but you are welcome to print or read the whole issue right now any way you see fit.

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Issue 99: Our 26th Anniversary Issue!

It’s here! Just in time for April – the 26th anniversary of our second issue – issue 99 has arrived. Please to enjoy at your leisure or at your wherever.

News From Around the Bend is best read when printed double-sided on colored paper (we even leave gaps in the corners for the staple!), but you are welcome to print or read the whole issue right now any way you see fit.

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Issue 98. Yes, Seriously.

The rumors are true:

Against all conceivable odds, Issue 98 has arrived, our first new issue since November 2006.

It’s a long story.

News From Around the Bend is best read when printed double-sided on colored paper (we even leave gaps in the corners for the staple!), but you are welcome to print or read the whole issue right now any way you see fit.

Download it right here.
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