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Februrary is pretty epic. This month bring a slew of newness, especially as far as zines are concerned. With subjects ranging from radical parenting to the non-traditional use of classical instruments, I'm always happy to carry more zines that don't have the usual themes. As much as I love a good perzine about riding a bike to get donuts with one's friends, I like ones about revolutionary locksmiths and lifelong non-religious virginity much better. We restocked a ton of stuff, too, and there's some downloads and news, so plenty to keep you busy.
New

Angry Violist #1 (Zine) ($1.50)- from Transylvanian viola music to how to use a bow to play some tunes, or make some noise.
Criminal: Writings of Isabelle Eberhardt (Zine) ($4)- a collection of writings by Isabelle Eberhardt.
Free to Choose: A Guide to Reproductive Freedom (Zine) ($2)- an introduction to the history of underground abortion.
Hair (Zine) ($3)- interviews with Tobi Vail, Danny Sasaki, and Joaquin de la Puente on the fashion, lifestyle, and political side of hair.
Kickball- Everything is a Miracle Nothing is (10") ($12)- quite simply: one of the best albums to come out of Olympia. Ever.
Lightbulb Head Graph Paper Notebook (Blank Book) ($4)- a hand-printed little book for when inspiration strikes. Nifty Jiggler (Comic Zine) ($5)- a graphic novel-esque zine about a revolutionary locksmith.
Overcome by the Power of Love- ST (CD) ($7)- seven awesomely subtle little songs for cello, saw, and guitar. Peaches & Bats 5 (Literary Zine) ($5)- Sam Lohmann's ongoing project brings us another 64 pages of poetry and experimental prose.
Rad Dad #13 (Zine) ($3)- police violence, travel, trans parenting, hearts, and more.
Rad Dad #15 (Zine) ($3)- not just for parents.
Rad Dad #16 (Zine) ($3)- cell phones, switching roles, recommended reading, Russian-American communists and the McCarthy-era.
Reassess Your Weapons #10 (Zine) ($5)- an 80-page zine from the UK feminist/queer collective, Manifesta Resume of Charm #7 (Zine) ($1)- the adventures, passengers, and places along a southbound Greyhound trip.
These Here Are Crazy Times #1 (Zine) ($2)- moving back home to Reno.
These Here Are Crazy Times #2 (Zine) ($2)- writing from an awesome grandma.
Tiger Pad (Blank Book) ($3)- total deal. 3.5" X 5" spiralbound, hand-printed book.
Virgin #1 (Zine) ($1)- "Basically, I'm not getting any and never have had any. This doesn't really bother me, but it bothers the rest of the world and that reaction DOES bother me."

Restocks
Basic Paper Airplane #2 (Zine) ($2)
DIY Guide to Drums (Handmade Book/CD) ($15)
DJ Dogwater- Amy Winehouse Memorial Mixtape (Tape) ($5)
Evn- In Cognito (Tape) ($3)
Funwater Awesome #2 (Zine) ($3)
Funwater Awesome #3 (Zine) ($3)
Funwater Awesome #4 (Zine) ($3)
Grab Bag (Grab bag) ($10)- suddenly have a ton of random cd's and zines around...want to check some stuff out?
Ilse Content Vol 5 (Zine) ($3)
Ilse Content Vol 8 (Zine) ($3)
Jesus Christ Superzine #1 (Zine) ($3)- revised second edition!
Letters & If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It- Scattered Areas (CD) ($5)
Polka Dot Dot Dot- Syzygy (CD) ($12)
Shenandoah Davis- We; Camera (CD) ($10)
Twig Palace- ST (CD) ($5)
VA- Well I Don't See Why Not (CD) ($3)
Yes Please- For Now For Then For Them (CD) ($8)
Mp3's/Albums
*Lo-Fidelity Living 5- a compilation from Worker Bee Records. With Olympia's own If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix It! Plus Jad Fair and way more.
*Jordan O Jordan/Letters/Christopher Francis- Live on KAOS
*Kickball- Fight (off Everything is a Miracle Nothing is a Miracle)
*Shenandoah Davis- We; Camera (from the album of the same name. a total jam, just restocked)
*Evn- Dello (another jam from another restock, the awesome burst that is In Cognito)
*There's also a couple new, free, albums from Wisdom Tooth. What a deal.
News
*We just started an Etsy page for both the distro and the arts collective we're a part of, Use Your Words.
*Ilse Content #8 got an awesome review on Razorcake!
*Both the Letters & If It Ain't Breakfast Don't Fix album and the new Foxdye album got glowing reviews on Foxy Dogitalis this month! Check it: Letters/If It Ain't review, Foxdye review
*Gkfoes Vjgoaf's Magic Days got a nice review on Decible Tolls.
*And, finally, we're pleased to announce that some of our zines got picked up by other (bigger, more on their game) distros. Eaves of Ass #7 got picked up by Microcosm and Basic Paper Airplane #3 got picked up by Microcosm, Sweet Candy, and the pretty brand new Things You Say.
Until next month, JJ/MVP
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Comment by Antiquated Future on February 17, 2010 at 7:07pm
didn't get Angry Violist #2 entered in time for the newsletter, but now it's up. here's the link for anyone interested: http://msvaleriepark.blogspot.com/2010/02/angry-violist-2-zine.html

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