Here are some zine reviews I plan to have in my next zine. I may still edit them or change them around a bit, and I still have more zines to review, so let me know what you think of these so far! Need more, less? do they make you want to order the zines, yes or no or what?
Fed Up Mag #11/Free
Another Fed up, whiny zine from the angry Irishman. Alan always says he is fed up, but he keeps on complaining. In this issue, articles on “The way things have gone”, “Decluttering”, “How the internet should have been” and some commentaries on recent computer generated films. My personal favorite was the “Decluttering” article. I have a lot of these same baffling problems with endless clutter. He always makes some good points, is a self-claimed “thinking man”, his zine is a good read. Let's all rant about something!
Popular Reality Special Report Scandal Sheet /$3
P.O. Box 66426
Albany, NY, 12206
I ordered this zine after Christopher Robin gave it such great reviews in Zen Baby. Honestly I don't really know how to rate it. I wanted to like it. I think a lot of it I didn't get? Maybe it was just over my head, inside jokes that I didn't catch. I guess the story of the little ass was kinda humourous. What made it worth the $3 to me was the last article, about how Aspartame is Poison!!! I always knew there was something fishy about all that fake sugar they put in everything! Don't drink diet sodas! If you want to lose weight, drink WATER!!
Dreams and Visions #8 A Dionysian Quarterly Spring '09
Donations and subscriptions send to: Dan Todd P.O. Box 2626, Tucson, Az, 85702
Letters send to Thomas Marc Hoy #99733-012, FCC Tucson, PO Box 23811, Tucson, AZ, 85734
Marc puts together an awesome zine. He is a very knowledgeable guy and makes good use of his time in prison. Lots of great philosophical stories. A good article about “rewilding”or returning to the wilderness,an article on how loud noises (such as bulldozers) affect the rainforest, a glimpse into 3rd world hospitals, and more! A very interesting read. Unfortunately, this may be his last issue, although I encourage him to continue writing zines in some format.
Shoots and Vines Issue 1/Free?
Crystal has collected great poems, free verse, and art from online and put them together in this nice little zine, bound together with a sewing machine. There is much more at the website, lots of great writing, and many different types of art. I highly suggest checking it out.
Candy Box: an adventure in sweets from the UK/ 75 cents
P.O. Box 1483
Lawrence, KS 66044
Chantels friend from the UK sent her a box full of UK candies. Chantel then decides to document her candy eating adventure. She rates each kind of candy and desribes its taste, texure, and appearance. A nice added touch is the candy wrappers throughout the pages. It is a very cute little zine, and made me want to eat some chocolate!
The Juniper #11/Winter 2008/2009
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“A smaller slower simpler life” Dan's got a great mindset on how to live life the right way!
He gives lots of pointers for gardening, and composting. I always compost, but I kinda just throw everything in a big pile...with Dan, its an art. Also a few neat recipes, a some green articles.