So, even though this zine came out a while ago, I just got it in the mail yesterday — and I love it! One of my favorite photographers, Chrissy Piper, made a zine where she asks punks of all stripes to list three records that have changed or inspired their lives. So each page features a photo of the person, and then their three records, and sometimes a description – short or long – about the record.
Why is this so awesome? First, like many of these people, punk music and community was instrumental in shaping who I am today. So it’s great to see that honored.
Second, I LOVE ZINES. As if you couldn’t tell already. But, I love that this is a real zine, not a blog or a webzine, that it is a paper copy that I can have and hold and look at when I want. I have been floating this theory lately that zines are going to make a comeback in a big way. Partially it’s because of the political magazine landscape right now – when I think about where to print the articles I am writing, there aren’t a lot of options. So, I’m considering self-publishing – it’s either that or the web. I’m excited about this idea, and hope others are too, so seeing a great zine like this makes me happy. And, I’m planning a split of my old zine, Fucktooth, with my friend Mike of Antipathy zine sometime this spring/summer. Yes, really. And yes, I know it’s been 10 years. I was busy, OK?