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Newsletter for January

Hello friends, and welcome to a new year. Hopefully everyone has decompressed from the stress of the holidays and you all have yr resolutions made and whatnot. I've moved into a new space, which is really small compared to my last, so I started the year off by getting rid of a bunch of stuff, which felt really good. I also got a bunch of new stuff for the distro, which felt equally good (honestly, i'd rather have stacks of records and zines than bags of yarn i haven't used in years). Anyway,… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on January 11, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

December Distro Update!

Well, as weird as it seems, this is the year anniversary of the Ms Valerie Park Distro! Funny to think that something I started in my pajamas one cold winter morning from a few of my friends' things in a box is now something I "do". Kind of didn't see that coming.

In the last month, it's been wonderfully bitter cold in Olympia and I've been taking it pretty slow. Here at ye ol distro, I lowered some prices on things and got in a bunch of good new stuff. Also, (I know this is dorky, but),… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on December 15, 2009 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Radical Mycology!

Just added a pretty awesome Olympia zine called Radical Mycology, which will teach you a good percentage of things you might want to know about mushrooms. Not one of the classic zine subjects, I know, but that's what makes it so good. Check it out. Totally recommended if it's something you're at all interested in. http://msvaleriepark.blogspot.com/2009/12/radical-mycology-zine.html

Added by Antiquated Future on December 9, 2009 at 11:48pm — No Comments

Holiday...Sale?

Though we tend not to care much about most holidays, we thought we would have a sale anyway. Maybe think of it as an end-of-the-year sale, instead. It's a two parter...

1. We're clearing some space. In the next couple months we're getting a lot of new stuff in and restocking a lot of stuff and we need to make some room. So, with each order in the next month, we're putting in some extras. Zines we only have a copy or two left of and don't list anymore, cd's, tapes, buttons, stickers,… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on November 24, 2009 at 4:59pm — No Comments

Some Newness

It's been a while since we've added any new zines, so many of us working on zines and never finishing them, but yesterday the new issue of Sugar and Heartstrings came out! We also restocked a couple, too. I've been out on tour for the last month, so I just started back to work today on some zines I was working on before I left. I included the rest of this month's update below for… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on November 14, 2009 at 6:17pm — No Comments

September's Newsletter

This month, people gave me a lot of great things to give away with orders (bunches of cd's, zines, buttons, stickers...even shirts and posters), so if you've been thinking of placing an order, just know that'll I can promise to send along a few extra things. Also, on the website, we have a new music player! Which means, you don't have to download 50 some songs individually to check out all the music we have to offer, you can just play it right off the site, super easy. This is what's been going… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on September 14, 2009 at 11:20pm — No Comments

Eaves of Ass!

We are (finally) carrying Craven Rock's long-running Eaves of Ass zine, one of my absolute favorites. We just added:

Eaves of Ass #6- The music issue! Essays from this went on to be included in 2008's Best American Music Writing collection.

Eaves of Ass #7- Brand new! In the vein of new journalism,… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on August 17, 2009 at 3:10am — No Comments

August!

We just sent out this month's email update, so I thought I'd pass it along here, too!



New for August!

Conceptualizing Confluence (Zine)- Karl Blau's audio recording zine! ($2)

Dirty Sweet Experience- ST (CD)- dreamy, slightly fuzzy, goodness. ($5)…

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Added by Antiquated Future on August 8, 2009 at 7:12pm — No Comments

Radical Education Audio Documentary

While we've added lots of great zines this month, I wanted to mention how great I think our feature of the month is. It's not zine or music, but a double cd audio documentary called I Want To Do This All Day Long, which is about radical education/alternative education programs in the U.S.

Amber and Amina, who made it, traveled across the country and visited 22 different free… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on August 4, 2009 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Portland Zine Symposium starts tomorrow!

Hey, just in case you're in the northwest area and you're not aware, PZS starts tomorrow at 2:30. We're driving down in the morning and will be there all three days. We've managed to gather manymany great things that are not on the distro: new isssues of Funwater Awesome, issues of Mend My Dress, a new Olympia zine about DIY culture and building community, the olympia punk paper Nuts, a bunch of buttons, a zine/paper that's all interviews with Swedish punk/hardcore bands and comes with a cd and… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on July 24, 2009 at 1:02am — No Comments

Karl Blau audio recording zine!

After a weekend up in Anacortes, Wa for What the Heck Fest, we come back bearing gifts. One of them being a really cool zine about the art of home recording from our friend and musical experimenter, Karl Blau. Check it out!
Conceptualizing Confluence: The Absolute Basics of Audio Recording ($2)

Added by Antiquated Future on July 20, 2009 at 1:15pm — 2 Comments

New for July!

This month's distro update is up- with new things, restocks, mp3's, video links and plenty of news. Though, to avoid adding in its many links again, I will just direct you to our myspace, where all links are already properly in place. Check it here!

You could also just join our mailing list and we'd simply send it to you every month. Let us know if that interests you:… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on July 16, 2009 at 2:17am — No Comments

Captain Heather Comics!

We just started carrying Captian Heather Comics, which is totally wonderful zine that you should check out.

Five dollars.

More along the lines of a graphic novel than a comic zine, Captain Heather Comics is stories from the life of Ms. Heather Dunn. All stories within are completely charming and written with the grace and wit that not many zinesters have just yet. Wonderful… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on July 9, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Use Yr Words!

Use Your Words (Press) is a new art collective here in Olympia that we have the pleasure of being a part of and helping start in the last month or so. We are real excited because this Sunday is our first event! If you are in/near/around/passing through the Olympia area, you should come! It goes something like this:

Zine Readings!: Alexis Wolf (reading from her new issue of… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on June 26, 2009 at 7:54pm — No Comments

Almost gone!

Just noticed that there are only a few issues left of the first issue of Basic Paper Airplane and thought I'd put that fact out there. It comes with a totally weird mix CD and a fully functional paper airplane.

Also noticed that we're also down to our last copy or two of:

Ilse Content #6…

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Added by Antiquated Future on June 24, 2009 at 12:54am — No Comments

What do you think?

So, while the options are limited on what you can do with a blogger page, we did some layout work to try to make the distro easier to read/use, a little prettier... Any thoughts? Anything you'd like to see?

I 've been wondering if people would like it better if the side links were separated by what type of thing they are (zine, handmade book, cd, tape, record), or if that would just get jumbled and confusing.

Would love to hear what people think. Thanks! -MVP/JJ...… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on June 13, 2009 at 1:38pm — No Comments

New for June (and free music)

So, as always, this is an abbreviated version of our mailing list update, but thought I'd include the free sampler zipped mp3 cd link: http://drop.io/mvpdistrosampler

And, of course all things can be found at www.msvaleriepark.blogspot.com -MVPD/JJ



New!

*52 Card Pick-Up (Zine)- A personal memoir of dealing with great amounts of chaos, all at once. ($2)

*Annabeth- Extra Orchard (CD)- Wonderfully mesmerizing folk epics. ($8)

*Groves- EP (CD)- For those of us who… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on June 3, 2009 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Join mailing list?...Yes.

We at Ms Valerie Park Distro are putting together a fun email newsletter thingy for June, with a bunch of links to fun things and a bunch of free mp3's and we think you should join. We're not in the business of pressuring people or being weird, but just wanted to let y'all know that we think it's fun and maybe you will, too.

send us yr email! msvaleriepark@gmail.com



P.S.- Also, that free-zines-for-zine-libraries-if-you-can-pay-a-few-bucks-for-postage offer still stands and I… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on May 31, 2009 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Dear Zine Libraries...

(or home zine libraries/personal zine libraries), I realize I have a fair amount of quite good zines in multiple copies that I don't distro and I'm a little unsure what to do with. I've donated to all the local zine libraries, so thought I'd throw it out there that, if anybody wanted an envelope of random zines to add to their collection, I would totally send an envelope like that yr way. I would just need a couplefew dollars for shipping. It would probably be 5 or so zines...let me know if… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on May 28, 2009 at 1:28am — No Comments

Utne Awards?!

We at the Ms Valerie Park Distro are headed to Boulder, Co in the morning to attend this weekend's Utne Reader awards ceremony because our very own Ariel Birks got nominated for Zine of the Year for Jesus Christ Superzine! Kinda weird, we're totally going to be the only zinesters at the thing, but how often do you get invited such a thing? For us, not very often. We'll keep y'all posted on the… Continue

Added by Antiquated Future on May 14, 2009 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

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