When Anna and I got to talking about comics and Parallel Worlds, we very quickly lost track of time. (These things happen, especially after you’ve been suddenly transported to her store without intending to. See Prime Episode.) Consequently, we have 30 minutes of bonus material, which includes more of our conversations, and some songs that we had to trim for time.
There’s not repeated content between these two shows, and you could listen to them separately, I guess. But this is really like a supplemental audio treat, or really, an appendix to the primary show. It’s not any less good, by any stretch. but there is a pecking order, certainly.
01.) Providence * Poor Man’s Poison * Providence * Poor Man’s Poison (2014)
02.) Interview Part 7 * Anna Davis * 3 November 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Where we talk about Subscriptions, Digital Subscriptions & Collecting and habits
03.) Brass Goggles * Steam Powered Giraffe * Album One * Steam Powered Giraffe (2009)
04.) Interview Part 8 * Anna Davis * 3 November 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Where we talk about the way the comic industry works (comic book pre-orders and getting a book on the shelf), Feminist Voices In Comics Culture, Gamergate fallout, white privilege and the responsibility of middle aged white guys.
05.) Breathe * Alexi Murdoch * Time Without Consequence * Zero Summer (2006)
Much like an indie-rock band just trying to start out, Anna Davis of Parallel Worlds Comics is going through first year growing pains, trying to find a space that fits, trying to connect with customers that “get it,” and trying to remain true to the ideals that she set out with, while still striking a balance with work and life. None of this is easy, for anyone, but Anna is a dream chaser, and in the two hours we spend together talking and playing music at her shop, you really to know Anna, and what makes Parallel Worlds tick.
Our conversation ranges everywhere, and covers a number of issues connected to comics, and relevant to anyone who has had a crazy, crackpot notion of what they wanted to achieve, and went for it against all reason and logic. The story of Anna and Parallel Worlds is story about someone getting what they want, and doing their best to get it, no matter what. The rest of the story is spelling out over two hour. Please, tune in, and get to know Anna, and Parallel Worlds Comics.
Parallel Worlds Radio (w/ Anna Davis)
Part I: I Sell Comics
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) I Sell Comics * Courage My Love and Walt Flanagan * I Sell Comics * Bandcamp.com (2011)
03.) Interview Part 1 * Anna Davis * 3 November 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Part II: Black Sheep
04.) Batman Theme * Neil Hefti * “Batman Theme” b/w “Batman Chase” * RCA Victor (1966)
05.) Interview Part 2 * Anna Davis * 3 November 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
06.) You Won’t Know * Brand New * The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Of Me * Interscope Records (2006)
07.) Black Sheep * Metric * Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World * Universal Records (2010)
Part III: The Comic Book Store
08.) Interview Part 3 * Anna Davis * 3 November 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
09.) The Comic Book Store * Amy Dallen and Jason Charles Miller * The Comics Book Store * Geek & Sundry (2014)
Part IV: Burn Your House Down
10.) Interview Part 4 * Anna Davis * 3 November 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
11.) Burn Your House Down * The Peculiar Pretzelmen * Innumerable Seeds of Calamity * Bandcamp.com (2010)
12.) Useless * Insomniac Folklore * A Place Where Runaways Are Not Alone * BD Recs (2011)
Part V: Mr. Punch
13.) Interview Part 5 * Anna Davis * 3 November 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
14.) Dance While The Sky Crashes Down * Jason Webley * Against The Night * 11 Records (1999)
15.) Mr. Punch * Future Bible Heroes * Where’s Neil When You Need Him? * Dancing Ferret Discs (2006)
Part VI: Nerd Anthem
16.) Only If You Run * Julian Plenti * is… Skyscraper * Matador Records (2009)
17.) In My Mind * Amanda Palmer * Goes Down Under * Liberator Records (2011)
18.) Dusty Cartridges & Long Boxes * Kirby Krackle * Geekiest Hits Vol. 1 * Bandcamp.com (2014)
19.) Interview Part 6 * Anna Davis * 3 November 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
20.) Nerd Anthem * Marian Call * Got To Fly * Bandcamp.com (2008)
21.) Wonder * The Doubleclicks * Weekly Song Wednesday * Bandcamp.com (2013)