"Everything is shit. But there are tiny things that make it worthwhile."
Yo! I edit 'The Sound of the Modern Lonely', a Teesside-based fanzine in the north east of England dedicated to music, class/gender politics, urban photography and general pop culture-related ranting. It began in 2006/7 and has chalked up four issues now, so that's roughly one a year! We sold about 50 of the last issue, which wasn't bad, but it's difficult covering costs -- especially with the colour cover.
The 'Modern Lonely' was inspired by a visit to Sheffield about seven years ago, where I stumbled across 'Go Sheffo', a zine about the city's culture, heritage and post-industrial landscape, including its music scene (past and present). I try to make sure we get plenty of that imagery in the Modern Lonely, as it appeals to people like me who think urban and industiral skylines are amazing in their own special way, especially at night.
So yeah, the zine tries to document the good stuff that happens around here (and beyond) and is fiercely feminist and libertarian socialist/anarchist in its politics. You can check out the zine's profile and blog at http://www.myspace.com/modernlonelyzine
As for me, I'm 26 and work for a charity in the north east of England. I enjoy ... :: reading :: writing :: listening to music :: taking photographs :: going to gigs :: watching the world :: staring at the sky :: exploring new places :: travelling on buses and trains :: sitting in the freezing cold watching Boro get beat :: other stuff...