Happy Anno XVI, Purging Talon Publishing

Matt Paradise had a pretty big impact on me through his Purging Talon Publishing.  I thought I had a blog that contained my appreciation for his work, but I can’t find it…

I first started buying copies of Not Like Most when it was in digest format, and still have almost every copy archived away. I was pretty big into ‘zines in the mid-90’s and had a mediocre attempt of my own (2 issues). The design was pretty good for the time and my ability, but the content was lacking a bit. My own media/goods venture was called “Predatory Instinct Productions”, and I don’t think I realized that as an acronym (PIP) it was retardedly close to his (PTP).

I think I picked up a copy of Poo Poo Magazine first, and it was possibly through Atomic Books or Quimby’s, but I would always get the rest direct from then on, and when I was running the Den of Iniquity mail-order company I was putting in wholesale orders from him. I have a copy of deSade somewhere, and then later on his Superhighway to Hell.

I know my first article in another ‘zine was published in Not Like Most, and now I can’t remember if he’s published other articles or if it was just smaller notices. I’m trying to build a list of articles and interviews I’ve done over the years, but I just have “Not Like Most” listed with no further details yet. Either way, he’s supported my work over the years, big time, and I’ve done my best to reciprocate whenever possible.

You should check out his books… I’ve got the first edition of the Satanic quote book, still need to pick up the new version of it, but his collection of essays is great.

His newest venture is a really fun podcast that I’ve plugged here before, Terror Transmission. I’m not the biggest fan of old horror movies, but I’ve seem most of the ones they’ve covered so far and their commentary is fun and informative. Go to the the official site or get it from iTunes.

Here’s to your continued success and happiness my dear comrade.

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  • http://www.purgingtalon.com/diabologue MGP

    Gotta love that Slaughter kid.

    First off, thank you. I think you and I have done a bit of the one-inspiring-the-other bit through the years — it’s a healthy dynamic in our friendship, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. So, yes, I’ve enjoyed your essays, books, podcast, other projects, ad infinitum. In the Keep It Coming Department of things, I say, right back at ya.

    If memory serves me correct (and this is 15 years back or thereabouts), didn’t we start communicating over something the other had written and then LATER found out we were both Satanists or CoS members? I’m pretty sure it went like that. But, of course, I’m an old man and prone to selective memory so what do I know?

    Hope to see you in the Great White North this January. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, chat with X. He’s definitely coming.

    • http://kevinislaughter.com Kevin I. Slaughter

      I have received official communications in regards to the icy northlands and will be making the trek if at all possible. I know that not complying will bring the wrath of the overseers.

  • http://n/a adan flores

    Nice to hear some kind words re: MGP from an old fellow Mostie. I’ll certainly feel young Mr. Paradise’s publishing hiatus, but you can’t spell either Magister or Matt without M.A., can ya? And a fond Horns up to the Lang/DeMagis axis from me, too.