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my zine's called YOUR PRETTY FACE IS GOING STRAIGHT TO HELL, and it's named after an iggy & the stooges song with an added 'straigh'. it was originally just a temporary one off name for #1 which was a 24h zine, but when i finished #2 (which i'd already been writing for almost a year when making #1) i couldn't come up with anything 'better', so it stuck. and i like it. i've had one person recognise it so far, and another person asked me if it had anything to do with the finnish lovemetal band HIM because the singer used to wear a jacket on stage with your pretty face is going to hell written on the back. i think i read somewhere ages ago that he's a fan of the stooges / iggy pop though, so its not that far off. ha.
i've also done art zines with my boyfriend, carl. one of them was called FRAGILE cos we'd covered the cover in fragile tape (clever, aye?) and the other was called YES DARLING BUT IS IT ART.. OR ARSE? after a television personalities album (yes darling, but is it art?) and 'art or arse' by billy childish, local artist/musician who lived few houses down from where i lived back then.
There's a Comet Gain song too with the line "You're pretty face is going straight to hell." I can't remember what song righ tnow (I've been up since 4am and am listening to some weird german cover of a Chumbawamba song) but it's on the Realistes album.
miss tukru obscene said: oh yes! that's why i try to look so bad, and its actually my pretty face.. that's one of my favourite songs, i might have had that subconciously in my mind, cos i'm actually not THAT in love on the stooges song, i mostly just really like the name.
Is it? I lose Comet Gain points :-(
My Zine is Cuddle Puddles and Hot Pants- because cuddle puddles and hot pants are 2 of my favorite things. Also, my zine is often pretty political, so I thought it was nice to balance out the seriousness with a bit of sillyness. Reflects my personality, both serious and silly.
I love pillow talk, too. Also, there's a really excellent Doris Day / Rock Hudson movie called Pillow Talk, you should check it out sometime!
Mine is called 1k because I have a goal of writing one thousand words about a single topic in each zine.