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My zines are messy; full of drawings and writing, and nothing too deep. Cut & paste style, sometimes a typewriter is involved.  I like trading for zines, mix CDs , long letters etc.

rhetoricalzine (at) hotmail (dot) com

Rhetorical:

My music-babble filled perzine (or personal fanzine?)  

#3: Covers my obsession with books about music, thoughts on discovering bands through books such as X-Ray Spex and an interview with bass player from 80s Sydney proto-riot grrl band Matrimony.
Quarter size, 24 pages, October 2010.

#4: Small guide to music genres- includes pages on cow punk, swamp rock, twee/indiepop etc., as well as a small recommendation guide.
Quarter size, 16 pages, early 2011.

#5: Thoughts on getting out of a music slump, being labelled as "living in the past" and what that means, a bit of a rant about modern music and what I've been listening to lately.
Quarter zine, 16 pages plus red cover, June 2011.

#6: Hottest 10 Australian Albums- a response to the recent Triple J (national radio station) poll of 'Hottest 100 Australian Albums of All Time'. Features my own list of 'top 10 Aus. albums' , including bands such as The Saints, Radio Birdman, You Am I, The Meanies, Love Outside Andromeda etc.. 
1/3 size (square), 24 pages plus fold-out list/poster, June 2011. 

#7:  Half-baked thoughts on The Slits, sociology, music and sound-bubbles, and a list of why Mark Lanegan and Tex Perkins are musical twins.
Quarter size, 16 pages, February 2012.

#8: Thoughts on Wild Flag, Matt Berry's prog-folk album, consuming music, and a rant on phones/cameras at gigs. 
Quarter size, 16 pages, May 2012.

#9: The joys of shouting into a microphone while playing power chords (or, reflecting on my first ever gig), why I like Mary Timony + music-map (fold out), Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks gig review (sorta), etc. 

Quarter size, 22 pages plus fold out, October 2012. 

They Want To Socialise You: Sociological theories explained through Sleater-Kinney lyrics. 
Or how I got through my classical sociologyl theory class. 

Mini size, coloured page (green and blue), 20 pages plus fold out.

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At 4:43pm on February 14, 2011, Ashley said…
i got yours today, m'dear!  hehe.  i am really looking forward to it, too.  hooray! :)
At 6:39pm on February 4, 2011, Ashley said…
woo!  i posted a zine for you today. :) hopefully it doesn't take too long to make its way to you.  yay, chiara!
At 9:24pm on February 3, 2011, Ashley said…
oh, great!  i believe you sent me Rhetorical #1.  i would love to see anything else you have!  i only have one zine to trade right now, but i am working on a second issue of agnes briggs right now. :)
At 7:01pm on February 2, 2011, Ashley said…
hey, Chiara!  you sent me a zine a long time ago... would you be interested in trading again?  i'd love to see some new stuff. :)
At 5:29am on January 7, 2011, Tasha said…
hey you! it's very very late, but i just got back from a long way home from the beach (yep, night time beach antics w the fam! it's that hot in melb!!) via the po box and wanted to say a quick shout out - thanks!! always happy to receive the odd bill if accompanied by real mail! so thanks :) haven't had a read as v v v late.. but will and get back to you asap ;) X
At 5:17am on December 26, 2010, Tasha said…
I feel silly that I never thought to say happy holidays! etc!! hope the festive season has been kind to you thus far and lots of fun!! Can't wait to see what you've sent me! will drop you a line once receive it :) cheers chiara x
At 2:51pm on December 19, 2010, Mae. said…

Yeah! I loved them! When I get some cash for airmail I'll be sending you a loooong letter. Merry Christmas, btw!

At 3:31am on December 12, 2010, Tasha said…

Hey Chiara! Thank you so much for my snail mail love!! I've just put the finishing touches on #2, so off to print tomorrow and I'll try to get to the post office too! so keep a look out for some food for your letterbox ;) xo

At 10:37pm on November 29, 2010, Mae. said…
Outshine the Sun and Reasons to be Cheerful. Those look like fun reads. In return I'll write you a long, awesome letter, and when I finish my newest zine I'll send that along as well. :]

We haven't formally met - I'm Skunk. Hello.
At 4:04am on November 29, 2010, Mae. said…
Long letters? I love long letters. Care to trade? :)

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