Above the Fold

A digital 'zine by Original Fuzz about creativity and making stuff.

★  Jul 22, 2024  ★

Issue #21: Remembering Leonard Cohen, When It Hurts With Amplified Heat, the Gibson Les Paul, and Happy Holidays!

Featured photo for Issue #21: Remembering Leonard Cohen, When It Hurts With Amplified Heat, the Gibson Les Paul, and Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays from Original Fuzz!

We couldn't be more excited to wind down 2016 with you. It's been a wild ride! Thank you for reading our magazine, listening to our podcast, talking to us at shows, letting us interview you, supporting who we are and what we do, and lending us encouraging words, high-fives, shoulder rubs, and bear hugs when we needed them the most.

We're thankful for our passionate community, for Nashville, for new chapters, and for each other. We're incredibly proud of all of our mild and humble accomplishments this year, and are looking forward with bright eyes, clear minds, and big 'ol hearts to next year. We've got some pretty exciting announcements coming to you. Until then, please enjoy the last issue of Original Fuzz Magazine in Twenty Sixteen! 

Inside you'll find the 26th episode of our podcast as we remember the late, great Leonard Cohen. Also inside, contributor Andrew Locke takes a trip to the Gibson Headquarters to chat with friend, bandmate, and Gibson employee of 15 years, Rame Eskridge, about the history of the guitar legend, fun facts you may not know, and why the Les Paul isn't going anywhere, anytime soon. We have an interview with Austin blues rockers Amplified Heat on their band, their forthcoming record, and why you should know who they are. Plus there's another edition of our arts column, FOUND with Ellie Pritts, an incredible photographer who has been featured in Vice, Pitchfork, Vans, NPR, Billboard, WIRED, plus others, and is the founder of the world's first collaborative photo-editing app, Hippo. Also inside, check out our list of this year's noteworthy albums, plus let us help you get in the holiday spirit with Mark's Mailbag: Holiday Edition, ideas to help you be merry, and our special Rockin' Christmas Playlist!

Read on!

Thanks to all of our contributors: Ben and Michael Ford, Andrew Locke, Jim and Gian Ortiz of Amplified Heat, Ellie Pritts, Kari Leigh Ames, Dee Gross, and Mark Harrod.