About Billy McCall

Billy has been writing and self-publishing since middle school, and isn’t about to stop now. His main realm of expertise is zines, but he has also written for various magazines and newspapers over the years, published one novel, and even writes the occasional song. Currently he is living in New Mexico with his dog and two type-writers. He considers hand-written letters to be the highest form of flattery.

Posts by Billy McCall

Capitol Riot - Pyragraph

Dear Trump Supporters

Let me start by acknowledging the fact that I never thought I would be this upset by an angry mob storming the Capitol. I mean, isn’t that the ultimate American dream? Name one person in this country who has never at some point in their life thought to themselves, “Ya know what we oughta do? We oughta go down and storm the Capitol. Show those lawmakers who’s boss.”

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5 Songs Without Words - Pyragraph

Five Fantastic Songs With No Lyrics

Singing the words to our favorite song is a way to interact with the art we love, a way to feel like we are part of it… But some songs are so good that we love them even if they have no lyrics.  Some songs are able to communicate a full range of human emotion without a single word.  Here are five of those songs, and what makes them so iconic.

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Punk Tour Days

When I asked the drummer about his hand, which was wrapped in gauze and a splint, he just shrugged and said, “Fuck it, punk rock.”

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Long Live the PaperNet

I’ve been writing that newsletter every month for over three years now, so I thought I would share a few tips on how to create and maintain a mass mailing list.

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