Saturday, May 29, 2010

Internet Dinosaur: The Future of Online News

Originally published in Romanian on the Media Addict site, this piece got reposted on 5/27/10 to Facebook. Click here to read.

Married Punks #4: Redding Agitator #4 Review

Originally published (apparently) in 1995. This review, which is transcribed as it was published, appeared in issue four of Married Punks.

Redding Agitator #4

Shit ... the last issue, and also the best one yet. This goodbye issue is leaving on a good note at least. This has the usual Christian conspiracies, a truly inspired piece about the similiarities between patriots and gangstas, the unmasking of Devy Kidd and plenty more. So now one of Redding's 'zines is gone. I bet you don't even care ...

Married Punks #4: Q-Bert #1 Review

Originally appeared in Married Punks #4, which was most likely published in 1995. Transcribed as it appeared.

Q-Bert #1

What a great 'zine! This is Matt Thomas' first effort, and according to him he's a "snot-nosed 10th grader"! This has got rants on freedom, disassembling high school, poetry, and reviews. I see great things from this 'zine and I hope to see further issues. It's people like Matt that keep the anarchist spirit alive!

Married Punks #4: No Longer a Fan 'Zine #6 Review

Originally published in (most likely) 1995, this review appears as it originally was published in Married Punks #4.

No Longer a Fan 'Zine #6

This issue is one hundred times better than the last issues, and it's more interesting, too. This one has a bit on drug legalization from a straight point of view (I share his views on this one), a Dayton tour diary (edited to protect the guilty, I'm sure), Eggplant Tour diary 2 (I'm getting sick of the Taco Bell idolization. That place sucks!), great photos, mail (not the "hate" variety though) and so on. Pick it up, read it, and catch the editor's interview on Dateline.

Married Punks #4: Lethal Injections Vol. 2 #9 Review

Originally appeared in issue four of Married Punks, most likely published in 1995. Transcribed as it appeared.

Lethal Injections Vol. 2 #9

A little catalog type thing that tells you what's up with the bands on their label, Lethal Records. The stuff they carry is supposed to have that Orange County punk sound, but I wouldn't know because they didn't send anything to listen to. I'd only get this if you like that type of music and need to order something from them.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Married Punks #4: Global Mail Review

Originally published in issue four of Married Punks, which was most likely published in 1995. It appears as published.

Global Mail #10

This is a network of listings that includes everything from Boycotts to Mall Art. While it looks thin at first, once you open it you will be surprised to find thousands of listings. I compare this to Book Your Own Fuckin' Life, only more varied. If you live through your mail then this is definitely worth your money.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Married Punks #4: Boon*Doogle Review

Originally appeared in Married Punks #4, which was published in 1995. Transcribed as it originally appeared.

Boon*Doogle #1

Another 'zine from Redding! This 'zine, done by a girl who wants hate mail, is a decent first effort. The meat of it is the UFO articles, and a woman who has had an encounter. There is also a little essay on religion that doesn't want to preach about the subject. The editor is asking for review material so I imagine we'll be seeing reviews in future issues. Check it out for a little more of that Redding culture.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Marrried Punks #4: Bonds of Friendship Review

This review, transcribed as it originally appeared, was published in Married Punks #4, which came out in 1995.

Bonds of Friendship #7

I can't say enough good things about this! There's a great, non-cliched interview with Scott of Neurosis, but that's not what makes this 'zine required reading. The travel log of Joris' trip through the mid-east is incredible! The absolute best tour diary ever! You'll read this and look back on your trips and say, "Shit, I'm lucky." You hate taking the bus? Read about the bus that Joris and fellow passengers had to push start every time it stopped. You think you've pulled some illegal actions? Try bribing border patrols. You've seen violence? Joris was in a bus attacked by terrorists (could've been the army or police though) who shot it up with machine guns! Read about a dead baby being eaten by a dog, burning bodies, being followed by lepers, Monkey Temple, and much more. It doesn't get any more insane than this. He's done more in three months than most people do in a lifetime. Cometbus, look out ...

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Married Punks #4: Bizarre Review

This originally appeared in Married Punks #4, published (most likely) in 1995. The review is transcribed as it originally appeared.

Bizarre #1

What a great looking magazine! Slick, full color cover and plenty of clear, black and white photos inside. Good articles on bizarre (duh!) things including Westgate (death museum in New Orleans -- I went there and enjoyed it immensely), George Higham (sculptor), roadkill art, tattoos, cannibalism, cool classifieds and more. Don't let the price throw you. If you really like this stuff you will want this.