Hard Core Logo, by Michael Turner (Arsenal Pulp), is first a rock 'n' roll book, second an irrepressibly Canadian rock 'n' roll book, and third a book about how the present turns irrevocably into the past. Reading it I am much reminded of—of all things—Griffin and Sabine in a rather more hard-core version. For Hard Core Logo is a brilliantly orchestrated suite of messages, some written, some sung, some photographed. But these messages are postcards, if you will, from the reality of the Canadian species of rock 'n' roll and not a fantasized counterpart. Herein we discover Life becoming Memory and fighting it.