a place for zinesters - writers and readers
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Every single band that's ever attempted to do anything to make any money at all has been accused of selling out so the "sell out" tag doesn't hold a lot of water with me. I don't even know what "too capitalist" means, but they charge cover price for the zines they sell, carry a wide variety of product, postage is fair, and shipping is quick. If their "capitalist" nature is what's responsible for their reliable service then so be it. And in my opinion personal issues should remain personal and not become fodder for discussion by people such as myself who aren't close with either party. I don't know what happened and I don't even know what people are saying happened so I'll just leave it at that.
But this "you, MTV, and Microcosm are what's wrong with the DIY world" is a strange quote considering MTV has never had anything, nor have they ever claimed to have anything, with DIY culture. That's like saying the Beatles are what's wrong with the automotive industry.