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Bobby madness's Blog – March 2012 Archive (5)

What to Write About in Zines

Alot of times,when people go to write a zine'they're faced with a blank.A lack of subject matter.You want to say something important,or at least worth reading.You want to say something that will be deep,that people will relate to.You want it to be like that person who wrote that zine you wish you could have written,yet mask it somehow so you don't get caught.You could write it about a show,except they all we're pretty by the book.You could exxagerate it,but that won't work.What depth's are…

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Added by bobby madness on March 17, 2012 at 11:50pm — 1 Comment

More Old Zine Shit

1987 was stupid.I don't think we could have fully grokked the concept of a zine store like Reading Frenzy.The only place you saw zines were at show's.They were sold out of backpack's.Maybe travelling punk rocker's would have a bunch of them for trade.They were mostly traded,or handed out for free.Occasionaly some zine person would make the jump,go get a page in Maximum Rock & Roll or Forced Exposure,but not often.Zines were mostly photo collage,wierd art and flat out stolen articles from…

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Added by bobby madness on March 14, 2012 at 7:24am — No Comments

Requiem for an Asshole

I don't like being institutionalized.I've alway's been against the Government,and they run all the institution's.But when you can't conform to the basic rules of society,it's inevitable.When your out of control,there are bigger thing's in place to control you.These agencies will step in when your action's allow it.And then all the thing's we take for granted are out the window.Vague rules and paperwork that is designed to quash every kind of abhorrent behavior deemed unfit for society is…

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Added by bobby madness on March 14, 2012 at 6:23am — No Comments

Old Zine Shit

I have been trying to avoid writing a blog about memories of Zines from the past,but as i prepare to begin my sentence within the next week(as soon as theres a bed open),I feel compelled to put down something for posterity,and shit.I think 85 was a good year.I was living in a Ford Econoline in Berkeley with my wife,a 17 year old runaway from Boston.University Avenue had a cool coffee shop,that was our bathroom/breakfast spot.Comic Relief was around the corner.That was where i first met D,who…

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Added by bobby madness on March 12, 2012 at 4:46am — No Comments

Portland Zine Symposium 2012 at Compound secretly profit's Racist Anti Abortion Forces

i didn't make it to the shitty,stupid,fucking sellout fake zinefest last year.neither did dylan.he had a good reason,but mine is better-it SUCKED SHIT.i was at work,for one.if your a member of we make zines,work is a place you go when you grow up and pay bill's-you'll find out about it later.anyway's,though,how do i know it was a horrible travesty and a crime against the zine community(which also sucks)?well,first off'it was located in Compound,a fucking stuffy,sellout capitalist dump that…

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Added by bobby madness on March 8, 2012 at 8:27am — 6 Comments

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