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Anyway, I've been into zines a bit since I was a kiddie, made my first zine at about 14/15 I think, it was obviously shit. My next effort was when I was 17, it was noticeably better but not so great. Then at around the same I did a perzine (before I knew what a perzine was) which got a much
more positive response.
I didn't really do anything (zine wise) for a long, long time. I'd been trying to make music and putting on gigs. When I found myself unable to put on gigs anymore (cos I lived in the least gig-friendly place I've ever been to in my entire life) I got very restless and encountered some brilliant zines. I started making my own using the name I'd used for my original perzine City Sacker
because I couldn't think of a better name.
At the moment, all zines are free, trades would be lovely though. Always printed on recycled paper except for HORSES! which due to dull and boring complications was not.
Never trust a man in a cravat (Alex James)
A 16 page a6 perzine about my irrational fear of horses. Various colour covers, hand-titled, stitched seam, each with a production date inside. The horsey on the cover was drawn by me but is copied on each zine cos I'm so lame at drawing.City Sacker # 8: Nancancercatdeath (Reprise)
Another edition of my super-tiny minizine (1xa4 folded to a7). CS #7 didn't happen because too many horrible things went on (I wrote and destroyed it),so this is the most recent installment of uber-misery, meant to bea taken with a large
pinch of salt.
CS #2, 3, 5 & 6 are also still available.Optical Devices
Rantcore to the max
. On (permanent?) hiatus cos I'm conscious of coming across as a total prick in this minizine. Directionless diatribes against established politics, also some of yer favourite lefty demi-gods; I'll take 'em all down. Also medittations on somantics. Maybe.
# 1 &2 exist, perhaps. If you ask nicely.City Sacker
are available from Caramel Distro
in London (free with any order), and from gigs in Birmingham, and sometimes other places. Or of course, direct from me. It's always free.Optical Devices
is a4 folded to a6 which so far has only been available at 2 nights in Birmingham, the most recent being ATTA Girl
., or direct from me. Again, free.
zine is no longer happening cos I can't afford to printit,hence a blog: http://www.biteyrlip.blogspot.com
Yea,yea, i know, I'm a sell out, whatever. Follow the linkif yr intesrested in The Icicles, The Carrots, Paul Stapleton (comics, Anal Beard, Pog), Incredible Weapons, vegan cake and lord only knows what else.
I'm heavily into DIY and indiepop, I'm vegan and am at least highly receptive to anarchist ideas, and possibly am an anarchist, who can tell? Emma Goldman does it for me, the Lucksmiths do it for me, social organisation without hierarchy does it for me, dancing to twee pop does it for me. Sunshine, comics, red wine, Milky Wimpshake and autonomy.