A handful of people might know that Weekly art director Ryan Frederiksen doubles as the lithe, raven-haired guitarist for the critically-lauded local noise-rock outfit These Arms Are Snakes. Frederiksen has been on leave for what seems like forever (Douglas Deay has filled in capably) touring with the Snakes, who were featured in a November 30 CMJ roundup in Rolling Stone. Frederiksen is quoted extensively. Hopefully Frederiksen's list of requirements when he returns in mid-December will be more modest than cheesemeister surf boy Jack Johnson, who purportedly demands that his dressing room be covered in several inches of sand before fielding a steady onslaught of panties onstage.
Also in the Nov. 30 RS is a glowing Robert Christgau review of Dead Moon's recently released anthology, the seeds of which were covered extensively in the Weekly by music editor Brian J. Barr a couple months ago.