Thursday, June 28, 2007

Zine Review - The Lab Int'L No. 12

Zine Review - The Lab Int'L No. 12


Number 12 begins with “Grrls are Gonna Riot!” and keeps that powerful mentality rooted in your brain as we dive deep in the Riot Grrrl Blogs, Music Grrl contact info and then a heaping helping of reviews, Interview with Apocalypse, For Years Blue, God Fearing Nation & If you’re lucky. Damn good writing, and defiantly a positive force in the music zine community.
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The Lab International

POB 934

Republic, Wa 99166

Myspace.com/thelabzine

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Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Zine Review - The Lab International No 11


A revision of a revision of a revision, Doodle Z shows that sloppy editing has no place, and is continually trying to refine the work so that a clean professional product is what we see, and does an excellent job of it. The Lab, as usual, is packed with articles running the gaumet from “WTF is Gong on Over there? to the Standwood Metal bash. While the Lab’s focus is mostly on music there’s some awesome poetry and lots of band connections to get you through the night. Contact The Lab Directly at:

The Lab International

POB 934

Republic, Wa 99166

Myspace.com/thelabzine

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Thursday, February 15, 2007

Zine Review - University

Zine Review - University




Elizabeth Rabbit’s step from her familiar home in England to the University in Edinburgh is fraught with insecurity, doubt and curiosity. She takes all of these things on, and gives us a very, very personal zine that details her first year. From getting settled to her new flat to making new friends and foes, Elizabeth’s writing is clear and very interesting. Filled with interesting things from the local establishments with too-high-priced drinks to a very interesting piece about Trainspotting, this thick zine clearly documents 9 months in a person’s life, and is very fulfilling reading. Two bucks and worth every dime.

Snippet:

Lying motionless on the art college’s grassy courtyard with Donna’s head on my legs, I couldn’t help laughing and wondering why I was ever seriously considering moving back home. I’d never had this much fun in my life. The night air was forcing my brain back into working order, but for some reason everything seemed to be bone-shakinglyu hilarious, or so Donna thought and I couldn’t help but agree.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Zine Review - Nobody can eat 50 eggs #25

Zine Review - Nobody can eat 50 eggs #25


This huge issue is by far one of my favorites, and has a lot of Steve Steiner artwork in it, but the real hilarity is in the writing. “How to be a Mad Scientist” is very, VERY funny, with such sub notes as, “Physical Traits of a Mad Scientist, Perfecting the Evil Laugh, Setting up a Laboratory, Assistants & Henchmen, Obtaining test subjects, Experimentation / Evil Schemes and Fighting the Government” and ends with the cool quiz, “What kind of criminal are you?” Very funny, can be had by contacting him directly:

http://www.myspace.com/eat50eggs

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Friday, February 02, 2007

Zine Review - Rose Gardens of Life No. 3

Zine Review - Rose Gardens of Life No. 3


Rose keeps the Long format, and continues to write long sweeping epic poetry. It’s almost all bittersweet, but clever, with her clever notes that hang in the air like the sound crystal makes when tapped. It’s enjoyable to me to read, smooth and easy like a good table wine. A buck and a half and very enjoyable

Snippet:

“If I could relive a time of sorrow or joy,

If I could choose to know all of my life’s sorrows gone.

What Joy could I then recall without the loss, what could I call gain.”

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Thursday, February 01, 2007

Zine Review - Rose Gardens of Life No. 2


Rose has changed her format to the long fold one, which really seems to fit her way of writing – very quick and easy to read. This isn’t really a poetry zine like before, but instead one long and interesting story about bigotry and making value judgments. Rose’s mentality is clear here, about demonstrating tolerance and love to her fellow human being. A buck and a half and this zine just keeps getting better and better.

Snippet:

“When people are reduce to ‘those and you,’ it hurts the soul of the world. Whoever sees their world this way must surely have a dark empty hole in their own souls”

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Zine Review - Rose Gardens of Life No. 2

Zine Review - Rose Gardens of Life No. 2


Rose has changed her format to the long fold one, which really seems to fit her way of writing – very quick and easy to read. This isn’t really a poetry zine like before, but instead one long and interesting story about bigotry and making value judgments. Rose’s mentality is clear here, about demonstrating tolerance and love to her fellow human being. A buck and a half and this zine just keeps getting better and better.

Snippet:

“When people are reduce to ‘those and you,’ it hurts the soul of the world. Whoever sees their world this way must surely have a dark empty hole in their own souls”

LinkieLinkie for more info

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Zine Review - Rose Gardens of Life No 1

Zine Review - Rose Gardens of Life No 1


Rose Young’s initial foray into the zine world brings us a lightly collaged poetry zine, very simple and very evocative. Her poetry is direct, and it’s intention is to cause the reader to think and feel. From works based upon battles to finding herself, this little quarter/rough zine is a bit like life itself – a bit of this and a bit of that. A buck and a half and a very good little poetry zine.

Snippet:

“Finding myself, with every single breath

Finding my way, in a tide of rage.

The way I was raised.

Breaking and Shaking, my crystal cage.

Watching the pieces shatter,

To the ground.

Each piece a glittering treasure

But so very dangerous, too.”



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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Zine Review - Poems from July No 26

Zine Review - Poems from July No 26



Jessy Kendall’s poetry zine is a very surreal experience. It’s the kind of thing that you want to read before you go to sleep, because you know you’ll get some killer dreams about it. When we open it, the first poem we see the text is distorted, and looks very cool. While not limited to poetry by any means, this zine is very stream-of-consciousness and has heavy mail art type collage in it. It’s free for the asking, and you can contact Jessy at shirkATriseupDOTnet Very cool.

Snippet:

“I’m drunk walking with vinnie george

And our drums to the gypsy camp trying to fill

The glass piece just given to me.

I look down this corridor of black

With points of soft light”

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Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Zine Review - Jelly Cake Vol 1 No 4

Zine Review - Jelly Cake Vol 1 No 4



Ben’s back and as funny as ever, with the, “Refreshingly Retro Pineapple Tart Issue”. While I’m not sure what Ben’s been dropping these days, his writing is every bit as funny and clear as the first three issues. From Maritza’s extended television viewing schedule, to Dance Dance revolution contests, Ben dances the gaumut of topics with his dry wit. I favored Hennepin’s article about Johanna Edina. Good work as usual, Ben and only a dollar and a half

Snippet:

“Walking so early in the morning reminds me of school. Having to ride the cheese bus. It’s the crispness in the air. Ooh, step on the leaf again…I adore that sound”

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