hey Rich i just read your recent message...you are quite the writer. And i see your trying to move things. Well first off just send me a letter--even if you print it off your computer(like my mom does) but really your hand is fine. I have messy handy work and noone posts about the dangers of corresponding with me.
2nd try only asking for a little from strangers. In your excitement you forgot that i have something to do today besides read (and respond) to your words--much less plans in the upcoming week. I endeavor to accomadate people. But your asking for a lot. So with that in mind i'm not inclined to blog, to read them or even seek money in that arena; now if my baby was in jail it may be a different song i sing.
But as i tell my friend Asher, "Im a Rebel" which means this is my computer time right now-and that includes not having an email address.
It is pretty sleepy for a friday in Oakland. I will finish this off then send a new organizer to a friend i met on WMZ. She even helped on it when visiting the Bay. Of course the post office will drain my vital essences. I hope your weekend rocks.
Hey Rich . . . your gonna laugh when I tell you this . . . but . . . well . . . ok . . . I make my zines just the exact way I did in 1984 before we had computers. ha ha . . . so basically it is the most basic way you can imagine. I've never used a computer program. I only use the computer to type up my stories. What I do is I take however many sheets of regular old typing paper and I fold them in half. Then after typing up my stories (I do .5 inch margin on the left, and 3 inch margin on the right) I print them off and just cut them out to fit on my folded paper and use stick glue and glue them on in. For illustrations I do the same. Some times I have to shrink them or enlarge them . . . but still . . . it's just cut and paste.
I'd send you the e-mail address to the fellow that draws my covers but he's been so stoned lately he ain't even got the cover ready for an issue I want to put out.
But! Write Josh Cote. You can find him on the internet. He's a pretty well know artist out from Louisianna Missouri . . . you'll know him when you see all the wire rabbit sculptures he does. Tell him Fishspit sent you and you'd like him to draw some stuff for your zine. He's great! When you write him, ask him for Mike Ball's e-mail address. Mike makes good drawings to put throughout your zine. I just can't remember what his address is.
Well . . . that's all there is to it. It's the only way I know how to make a zine. Simple but workable.
Hello Punk Monday . . . thank you for friending me. Wiseblood is not a punk zine, but my first one called gospel from the mid 80's is and I still have a copy of my first issue. I'd gladly send you a copy as well as a Wiseblood. Just tell me where to send it and I'll post it on.
My all time fave punk band is the Crucifucks.
Write anytime you like, I enjoy corresponding. If you are able to play cassette tapes let me know. I don't have c.d.'s but I have A LOT of punk records and can make tapes. Anything you are looking let me know and I might have it, though I don't have anything recorded after the late 80's.