I haven’t visited Bandoppler.com in a while so I was amazed at two bits of crazy news…

First, the infamous Jason Dodd is now married. Wonders never cease is all I can say… oh and congratulations if you’re reading this.

Secondly, Bandoppler magazine is now available in several Austin-area outlet including Book People, Waterloo Records and Thirty Three Degrees.

Finally, The Stranger (Seattle’s alt-weekly) has a a good story about Bandoppler that includes this excerpt from the mouth of Jason…

    Co-editor Dodd, who started Bandoppler as a webzine in 1997 but then killed it for a couple years, adds that contemporary magazines don’t even exist as magazines anymore, but as “well designed and written catalogs–for perfume, clothing, music, real estate, absurdly impossible, ultimately shallow, and even completely fraudulent ‘lifestyles,’ and material fetishes of all kind.” He adds that magazines have always been a commercial enterprise, but they’ve also been “a significant part of the development of literature and literary communities and social movements–the zeitgeist–and they absorb the present, prepare the past, and provoke the future. Everything is buying and selling, sure, but what a magazine has the primary capacity to sell is spirit, ideas, language, and evolution and revolution of milieus–they can sell virtue.”