a place for zinesters - writers and readers
Name: James N. Dawson
Address: P.O. Box 950, Spokane, WA 99210
Age: Well past youth.
Affliction: POB mail junkie.
Religion: Theravada Buddhist. More traditional/literal than most western Theravadins. Follow and regard Buddhism AS A RELIGION. Many would find me "dogmatic" or "doctrinaire", but I'm not overbearing or preachy about it. More negligent lately in my Dhamma practices than I should be. Needn't discuss religion. Just "laying it on the table". Write infrequent and irregular publication: DHAMMA LETTERS "Letters, Fragments, Essays. Critically Orthodox, Theravada Buddhist Perspective".
Politics: Animal-Rights Libertarianism. See:
Diet: Vegetarian---99% vegan. See:
veganfitness.net, username: jamesndawson
animalrightscommunity.com, "The Community", "Flexitarians".
ZINES---Self-Publishing/Networking/DIY/Simple Printing/Zines---Mimeograph, Ditto, Letter Press, Home Xerox,
Pre or Non-Internet/PC Entertainment Technology---radios, tape recorders, analogue TV, Stand-Alone Digital, Etc.
Philosophy---Critical Thinking, Ethics, Politics, Religion, Ideas and Consequences, Theory and Action, Individualism...
Mysteries/Unexplained---Cryptozoology (Sasquatch, Pteradactyl, Thunderbird....), Misc
Music---Alternative Rock, New Wave, Garage, Synth, Post Punk, Goth....
Movies & Pulp Fiction----mostly "intelligent horror", cult, silents, obscure, B....
Documentaries---mostly 60's through 80's
Warning: I often "recycle" my e-mails and letters to supplement my mailings. Let me know how you feel about this, and we'll take it from there. I may use letters I receive in my zines---TELL ME CLEARLY "DO NOT PRINT" if you don't want me to.
E-Mail Me If You Must, But Why Not Just Send Me Paper Mail at my POB! Zines, Movies, Mix Tapes, Etc. Also Welcome! Will Answer All!
MY TRADE POLICY: No need to arrange trades via e-mail. Just send me your zine via the USPS and I'll reciprocate! When my zine reaches you, it's yours to do with what you like, but I'd be grateful if you didn't destroy or "recycle" it with the newspapers---I bled an ocean and cried a river of tears creating my zines, and paid a pretty penny to print them. Please, pass it on to somebody who'd enjoy them, if you can. I try to "read the situation" and treat zines I get according to how their makers would like, but if you have any "do's, don't or druthers" about how you'd like your zine "disposed of" or "passed on" it'd be best to make these clear. THANKS!
I ordered a Scream Factory ages ago (or maybe got it gratis, for review), the 1995/96 issue. At first I wasn't impressed when I read it, but it sort of grew on me, and I now think it was pretty exceptional.
I'd like to get and/or at least borrow the whole collection, but I don't want it bad enough to pay the $15 a copy it's going for on eBay.
Does anybody on WMZ have the whole collection? Does anybody know if a zine library does? Would anybody be willing to do a trade. …Continue
As some of you know, I'm sort of involved in the prisoner zine scene(not exactly sure how that developed, but that's another issue...) and I'd like to order a few zines for a prisoner pen pal I've had for many years.
So as the title above indicates I'm looking for dark, paranormal, unsolved mysteries, strange, hard/punk rock, poetry zines with lots of imagery. Probably not politics or technical at least as the main content. I'd recommend something dense, that can last a prisoner a…Continue
A couple weeks ago I ordered a couple inkjet cartridges from an Amazon.com seller. They e-mailed the estimated arrival time of July 11, then July 16. By Saturday it hadn't come, so I thought I'd better see what's going on. As usual, it took some scrutiny to find out what links led to the tracking. There was no link to it on the shipping confirmation page like other companies I shop with. I had to guess by clicking on other links until it led me to tracking.
When I looked at the…Continue
Somebody by the name of Gene Hawkridge sent me an invitation to join LinkedIn, which he himself is on. At first, I thought it may have been some kind of spam, so I hit the reply button and politely told him I didn't remember ever "meeting" him. Later, the name began sounding more familiar, and after an Inbox search, I did find he was a WA LP member and had contacted me in a mass e-mail a while back. So, taking it as a possibly friendly personal gesture, I decided I'd go ahead and accepted…Continue
From Chris Loy:
"There's one more think I 'd like to ask, maybe you can give me some tips & advice. I use to own my own body piercing shop back home in Las Vegas, it was called---"Vlad the Impaler". Talk about some great times James?!! The money was incredible. I actually got to travel all over the world. I've been in magazines (Tattoo & Savage) and have pierced thousands of people---including some pretty famous people. I've got advice & storys that I think…Continue