Mine and your zine Absent Eyes will be about How-to advice for low budget DIY projects, found art and pictures/notes, random or strange stories, or anything that strikes you as really funny or odd! I am taking submissions for the first issue at firstname.lastname@example.org [the zine size is half page 8.5/5.5] P.S. let me know who or where I should give credit to when sending stories/pictures/music/info (if you created it, then you get the credit, I am just sharing!). Thanks....xoxo - Bender
Added by Absent Eyes on February 5, 2011 at 5:00am —
The edge of no escape is a photo zine.
Found photos of punk-rock bands and youngsters during the period of 1980-1982 in Bordeaux, France.
A testimony of the music scene and lifestyle of the early 80's.
Unknown photographer. By Boxcutter books.
20 pages, Paper 120gsm + soft cover: Coated Mat Paper 170g, Black & White Laser print, stapled, format A5 (15x21cm).
Added by Ox Zerox on January 19, 2011 at 9:30am —
The Copy Scams are a the band equivalent to a 24 hour zine!
Steve was visiting Portland from the UK and thought it might be fun to start a band while he was in the US. While he was in Portland he lived in a closet in the basement of the Spiral
house and tricked housemates Alex, paul and Marc to form a band in three
weeks before the 2010 Portland Zine Symposium.
In those three weeks they wrote, practiced, and recorded… Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on November 5, 2010 at 10:16am —
Hello! A new season is upon us and, though I'm ridiculously cold, I couldn't be happier. I love fall. This last month has been harvesting from the garden, touring, being sick, and getting the house ready for some winter nesting. It's been tumultuous in its seeming calm. It's kind of hard to believe so much happened in such a short amount of time. But it did and it was (mostly) good and here we are at a new month, a new season, and a new newsletter. Hope you all are well and I would love to send… Continue
Added by Ms Valerie Park Distro on October 5, 2010 at 1:00am —
Do you love the band Green Day? Has their music inspired you in some way, shape, or form?
I am a lover of Green Day and their music... I have followed their career for 18 years now and have decided it is time to send out a "Thank you" to the band for everything they have done for me and all of the other fans out there who have been touched by their music. So with that being said.... I am calling for submissions from fans of Green Day who want to share their story and their… Continue
Added by riotgrrrlaz on September 28, 2010 at 3:37pm —
Hello all! And a warm welcome to the many new folks who signed up at last week's Portland Zine Symposium, a blast that cleaned us out and filled us up. Many new things, many things we need to restock. I've been a bit obsessed with helping orchestrate/conceptualize a tour, so my mind has been in the clouds and I've been catching up on distro-related things very slowly. Despite my slowness, this month is still one of the best months ever. Especially if you want to do some reading. It runs the… Continue
Added by Ms Valerie Park Distro on September 7, 2010 at 10:30am —
the deadline has been extended! yay! send me stuff!
Go to house shows? Play house shows? Host house shows? Participate in the DIY music scene?
Submit to Basements and Living Rooms: Stories of House Shows and DIY Music!
Share your stories and experiences with DIY music! This zine will focus on house shows but isn't necessarily exclusive to houses. I'm looking for writings, photos, artwork and whatever else you can think of about going to house shows, playing house… Continue
Added by Shannon on July 29, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Just wanted to share that my band NIghtwood is thinking of embarking on a wee zine project and we've set up a poll to gather your opinions as to what we should write about.
We posted a blog about this today called We (heart) zines, do you?
There's also info about a zine making workshop in Montreal that's
happening over at the Ste. Emilie Skillshare… Continue
Added by Amber on March 18, 2010 at 8:45am —
32 pages of Joe Strummer/The Clash inspired content, printed with environmentally friendly inks on recycled paper by the wonderful people of Footprint Workers Co-Operative, Leeds.
my personal tribute to the Hammersmith Palais &… Continue
Added by Jenna Appleseed on February 14, 2010 at 11:30pm —
just finished mélange #2
. can't believe how much energy i've put into this one. it's nothing like what i pictured when i first started, and i'm tickled by what this might say about how the "creative process" works. thinking about where my head has been while making it is making me feel very tired. gonna sit on it for a bit, clear my mind. hope to have it in print and circulating in a couple of… Continue
Added by sandy on February 7, 2010 at 1:30am —
I won't lie, I'm still buzzing from the single launch. Months of sincere effort has now produced something to be proud of. Although, when I say "effort", I mean I just rocked up when I was supposed to when I was supposed to. DJ NU put in the real hard yards, and I'm so grateful to have been a part of it.… Continue
Added by sandy on January 31, 2010 at 6:00am —
Hah. Spot the Ning noob. Only just found this entire section for blog posts. Woopsie.
Spose I should write a little bit in here. Been working on mélange #2. Almost 2/3 of the way through - hoping to have it finished in the next couple of months. Yeah, I know that's slack, but I like to take my time with zine projects - put some thought into them. Don't know if that comes across, particularly when the iterations of editing result in something minimal. But I suppose art is like a… Continue
Added by sandy on January 29, 2010 at 8:07pm —
Added by Eight-Stone Press on December 8, 2009 at 2:11pm —
I want you to compare these two news articles:
The first "Jury Rules Against Minn. Woman in Download Case" tells about how one woman was fined $1.92 million for file sharing. She 'willfully violated the copyrights on 24 songs' and is fined $80,000 per song! This award is an outrage. Can you imagine anyone doing less harm,… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on June 23, 2009 at 10:45am —
Hey hey readers, Good news from KERA-FM our local public radio station. They have announced that they will be starting a second radio station dedicated to music. See here for the details:
I wrote them the following:
This sounds exciting for both musicians and music lovers. I look forward to hearing it.
I also would like to suggest somethings that I hope programmers will consider.
1. Ask for advice from everyone before… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on June 10, 2009 at 3:11pm —
Many years ago I recorded my song, “AOL CAN GO AND TANK TOMORROW.
Seems they have. Or rather Time Warner has dumped AOL as announced today. Here’s some info and a link to my song.
As Variety Magazine writes, ”The merger with AOL was announced with great fanfare in early 2000 and closed a year later. It touched off a round of giant media mergers as other companies feared being left behind in a volatile media landscape. Time Warner changed its name to AOL Time… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on May 28, 2009 at 9:07pm —
In a world of misses heres a 100 Plus HITS!
Have you had a chance to look at the latest print issue of Musea (#167 Mar.'09)? It's the big best-100-new-music-of-the-entire-world, music list issue. It's been getting a lot of notice from ... well all over the world. The London Symphony Orchestra sent me a nice e-mail, thank you - they made the list for their Youtube Symphony Idea, and so did a video by the Trons, an all machine combo from Australia. Plus much… Continue
Added by Tom Hendricks on March 18, 2009 at 10:35am —
I spent the day cleaning my room including all my clothes bedding and pillows! i went through and looked at all my zines I got from the Portland zine Symposium that I haven't read yet and then I had my twice a year leg shave. I don't why I shave twice a year, I just do.
So, in the last post I mentioned Paul's new music project and recording in my old bedroom, well one of them anyway.. well one of his projects as well as one of my old bedrooms too. Paul is writing an audio soundtrack… Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on September 14, 2008 at 6:53pm —
I'm getting some more copies of brainscan 23 back from the printer today... with all the errors fixed. Seriously, I threw it together the day before the zine symposium while I was literally in a fever haze. I got sick that night and couldn't go to the reading. My fever broke around midnight and I was sort of ok for the symposium but my zine pages were jumbled and I got 150 copies instead of 50. But, now there is a better intro and the pages are in the right place. good for me. You can always… Continue
Added by Alex Wrekk on September 13, 2008 at 1:00pm —