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Anybody know what's happening with these guys? Their site seems to be up. I can't tell when the last post was on their blog, nothing's dated.
They still owe me $6.35 for zines not delivered. I've emailed and snail mailed more than once, never got a single reply. This was for an order back in the late spring of '11. Summer of '11 was a real bummer, zine-wise, no zines from Gigglebot, Fall of Autumn or Microcosm. Microcosm was, I found out later, moving it's distro from Indian to Kansas and I eventually got one of the zines I ordered after waiting 4 months.
All this has made me pretty fed up with zines in general, and distros in particular.
"Old Weird America" was the main zine I was looking for and I finally got one issue. It was alright. I guess the author had some luck getting her stuff published in mainstream publications, too. My best memory of it was when she asked a high-powered wall-street guy she had met while working her sleazy stripper peep-show job, she asked him what cologne he was wearing and he said, "just cigarettes and sweat, baby". I actually exchanged a couple emails with the author and she offered to send me a copy of the zine. I gave her my address and never heard from her again. Rose White is her non-de-plume, I guess. Don't know if she ever put out any more zines. Doesn't really matter.
Fall of Autumn hasn't been active in years. Alan, one of the people who ran FoA, moved on to YouTube vlogging and other things.
Mr. Lastufka? "Don't forget to be awesome."