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Mitch Clem versus the Establishment

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In case you guys don't read the comments threads, here is a tidbit from the Raffi MySpace:



Raffi was the first musician I ever collected. I was a very young child, of course, but fanatical about music from the get-go. I collected all of Raffi's stuff before eventually graduating into Weird Al (then 70s singer-songriter folk, then the Talking Heads, then the Descendents, and I think you know the rest). So, though I haven't listened to him in damn near twenty years, it's still certainly awesome to have OFFICIAL Raffi approval on my comic.

Official. Consider that for a moment.

That means that, whenever NN2S books start hitting stores (which I'm working on so just calm down now), I would not be making a silly joke if I included amongst the press quotes on the back cover:

"Very funny"
- Raffi

I'm almost tempted to brag to my mom.
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[User Picture]From: tenyuki
2007-03-24 05:03 am (UTC)

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Press quotes are the best part of books and DVD's.
[User Picture]From: bluesummers
2007-03-24 05:05 am (UTC)

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That is amazing. Congratulations.
[User Picture]From: reptiliancandy
2007-03-24 05:18 am (UTC)

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Congrats! In the words of Zoidberg, "what an honor".
[User Picture]From: lifeandlifeonly
2007-03-24 05:25 am (UTC)

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Haha, I started listening to Weird Al "back in the day" as well...I even saw him in concert. Oh man.

Plus I listened to Raffi as well.
[User Picture]From: robotdeathgrip
2007-03-24 05:41 am (UTC)

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i loved raffi too.
and the elephant show.
and fred penner because he had a banjo and sometimes a slide guitar.
[User Picture]From: mrgrande
2007-03-24 10:43 am (UTC)

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Fred Penner was awesome. High Five!
From: swimmy
2007-03-24 05:46 pm (UTC)

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I have been trying to remember that dude's name (and the name of the show) for years and years. Thank you both.
[User Picture]From: lintsay
2007-03-24 05:44 am (UTC)

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weird al! score. thats what got me into music in the first place. highfive.


also its pretty rad that raffi's comment is in third person. i mean its probably because hes not actually the one running the myspace, but its still funny in my head to think about him referring to himself as raffi. i dont know what i mean.
From: greentinted
2007-03-24 05:51 am (UTC)

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that should just be the entire back cover of your book. it's good enough for me.
[User Picture]From: mrkite15
2007-03-24 05:52 am (UTC)

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That's the sort of thing that makes all the years of work worth it.
[User Picture]From: vapor_saturnine
2007-03-24 06:41 am (UTC)

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i would brag to MY mommy, lol
From: go_metric_now
2007-03-24 06:43 am (UTC)

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I think Ever Green, Ever Blue was his best work as a musician, when he fully matured and focused on his sound instead of evolving into something totally different. I'm surprised Pitchfork didn't give the reissue a 10/10.
[User Picture]From: maeths
2007-03-24 06:48 am (UTC)

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That is too awesome.
[User Picture]From: ryuko_midori
2007-03-24 06:58 am (UTC)

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The real question is why does he speak in the third person. Hmmm?
[User Picture]From: bouncingsole
2007-03-24 07:30 am (UTC)

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hahah, that's the first thought i had when i saw it and made me think it was a fake account but i guess it's pretty "official"...
[User Picture]From: geegee
2007-03-24 08:45 am (UTC)

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...and then you realize, "Oh yeah, Raffi probably doesn't do his own myspace."
From: dyker
2007-03-24 07:16 am (UTC)

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Epic.
From: meliasaurus
2007-03-24 08:02 am (UTC)

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baby beluga!
From: anti_sensative
2007-03-24 08:41 am (UTC)

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I ran into you at the theater I work at, sorry if it was weird. I knew I should have worn my WWHRD? shirt that day.
[User Picture]From: sorailes
2007-03-24 11:05 am (UTC)

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Damn! Congrats, Baby Beluga was my life when I was two.

Also I saw the pop-punk compilation that you did the cover art for at the record store around here and did a huge double-take. It's weird seeing your art floating around the real world and not just the internet.
[User Picture]From: tragic_banjo
2007-03-24 04:03 pm (UTC)

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And that compilation is pretty bombass, by the way. Although the art on the inside front cover is clearly by Joe Dunn and I did not see any credit for that. What the hell?
From: willeththe4th
2007-03-24 04:20 pm (UTC)

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As I understand it, Mitch did all the sketches and Joe did the inking/colouring.
[User Picture]From: molten
2007-03-24 11:24 am (UTC)

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mitch that is AWESOME! endorsed by raffi!!!! you win forever
[User Picture]From: residencelife
2007-03-24 11:26 am (UTC)

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BRAG, you sonuvabitch! BRRAAAAAAAGGGG!

That's rediculous!
[User Picture]From: i_heart_afi
2007-03-24 12:50 pm (UTC)

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You should brag! I would if that happened to me. It's not everyday you get approval from Raffi like that.

And I also was wondering why he was speaking in the third person.. it kinda freaked me out, haha.
[User Picture]From: tombrazelton
2007-03-24 01:00 pm (UTC)

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Man, I might as well give up on my books.

If it's not Raffi-approved, it's not worth shit.
[User Picture]From: libster_77
2007-03-24 01:26 pm (UTC)

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Badass. Raffi is the shit.
From: bucketofpuke
2007-03-24 01:34 pm (UTC)

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Did you ever watch the Elephant Show? I know I'm way younger, but Raffi, Fred Penner and the Elephant Show were my main motherfuckin jams.
[User Picture]From: shirono
2007-03-24 01:39 pm (UTC)

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I would just DIE if Raffi approved of my work. You are such a lucky bastard. Oh, and get cracking on the NN2S compilation, then, eh? I'm so thrilled for you (I don't even KNOW you)! Congrats!
[User Picture]From: mrsparkle77
2007-03-24 02:47 pm (UTC)

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Are you really sure it's Raffi himself? It might just be someone posing as him.

I don't think this is really Muqtada al-Sadr either.
[User Picture]From: pablowapsi
2007-03-24 03:21 pm (UTC)

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That is so cool! ^_^
[User Picture]From: jjjennnnn
2007-03-24 06:59 pm (UTC)

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I just got back from a trip to Vancouver where I saw David Suzuki speak.  You'd never believe who the surprise opening act was ---- Raffi!!!  I was so excited.  I'm never going to grow up.  
I also saw a baby beluga in Vancouver come to think of it, no lie
[User Picture]From: midnightsun_337
2007-03-25 12:33 am (UTC)

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You should definitely put that on the back cover.
[User Picture]From: fishy_water
2007-03-25 02:44 am (UTC)

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raffi scares me, but this will always be one of my absolute favourite comics ever
[User Picture]From: bansilverbullet
2007-03-25 06:36 am (UTC)

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You know, Weird Al does run his own myspace page... and some of the ALL dudes run their pages as well (Scott Reynolds for sure). I bet Milo (probably hiding in some dark crevice of the myspace internet) would get a kick out of the laundry detergent comic. Makes me wonder...

Funny story though, I was wearing my WWHRD shirt last week. While waiting in line for some cheap mexican, a random bike punk said to me, "You think Henry would approve of that shirt?" I dunno whether he was making an observation or being a smartass, but I shrugged it off and said, "He's a cool guy. You never know."
[User Picture]From: onlyindreams22
2007-03-25 08:51 am (UTC)

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You have arrived.
[User Picture]From: crazedberri
2007-03-25 01:53 pm (UTC)

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Despite age differences, we have some intense childhood music commonalities..my first concert was Raffi, then Weird Al. I was a hardcore little kid.


I love drunken comments with extensive vocabulary, don't you?
[User Picture]From: johnnymidnite
2007-03-25 05:03 pm (UTC)

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That is quite incredible! Raffi is nuts, in a good way.
[User Picture]From: mixtapemafiette
2007-03-25 10:59 pm (UTC)

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incredddible
From: matt_fatt
2007-03-26 08:09 am (UTC)

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when did raffi start making kids music? i always thought his songs were funny and sex related for adults with kids beats but maybe im just screwed up.
[User Picture]From: evilempire666
2007-03-26 08:32 am (UTC)

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Raffi is kickass.
[User Picture]From: abrassea
2007-03-26 09:15 pm (UTC)

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yeah, you definitely need to include the raffi quote on the book.
[User Picture]From: armyofchuckness
2007-05-02 12:38 pm (UTC)

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Dude, that is beyond cool. Raffi was my first musical influence as well. On my fifth birthday, he just happened to be playing in town. My dad took me to the show, and I met Raffi after the show and he signed my program and sang "Happy Birthday" to me.

I still have that program.

And you sir, are my hero.