I am FREAKING OUT about Wiseblood #60! I was cracking up in a restaurant, reading parts out loud to Matt. I don't even know what to say. I will figure out what to say. It's a freaking masterpiece of storytelling, that's what I will say. Thanks for the Shards shout-out! I very much related to the broken gas gauge problem, which leaves little room for error. I finally got mine fixed, and when the alternator died on my way to a gig, the needle flipped past its peg and got stuck there, insult to injury. I'm glad you escaped consequence for a natural error, due to the quick pace developed escaping overzealous cops at punk shows. Please decide to be famous soon.
yes i have a tape deck and listen to tapes regularly.
if you have any dinosaur jr., pavement, black flag, beat happening, sex pistols, joy division, [early] REM, elliott smith, early to mid-nineties hardcore, etc., make me a tape!
i record music with my friends and we are sort of a collective. kind of wimpy music, but with a DIY spirit and defiant ethic. we call ourselves bouldertown. you can check out all our things at bouldertown.org. i am the normal knees, with sometimes friends joining in. check it out if you like.
also i have a penpal friend who runs a punk zine in england called SMASHA zine. i recently did a cover and show-review-thing for the latest issue. i'll send a copy of that in the mail soon.
also if you have any rad badges/buttons of great bands or zines or whatever, send me some if you have extra.
Hey man thanks for the kind words! I can't wait for the new Wiseblood. I'm a true fan now for sure, never thought I would like a perzine persay so much. I pick up a lot of different software programs from friends and I picked you up one the other day for transferring albums and tapes to your computer, Check it out at the link I am leaving you and if you want to try it I'll mail it to you in an email. Here's the link to the site: http://www.sound-recorder.biz/index.html
I started a zine review blog where I will review online blogs, zines, distros, etc... I want you to stop by and check it out when you can. I am going to review Wiseblood there soon. Here's the link: http://thezineiac.wordpress.com
(:(:(:(: Thank you so much for that heart warming compliment. I can't wait to finish the zine I am working on meow for you guys to read together and enjoy again I think it is kick ass you will really enjoy it !! Can't wait to trade zines again!
HA I learned a new word ''toasty''; love it. I figure it means warm and you can picture a toast :3 well Genova has very distinct temperatures summer/winter. I think here (holland) it's pretty close to WA. Or at least in my idealistic-dreamy perception of US geography. I'm risking to skip an Italian summer to go freezing in CA again next summer---or maybe I'm going to Cambodia,I don't know yet----ahhh I'm spacing out (like that Shards cover). my zine gets printed next week---then I can write you--- ciao ciao!!!
When I read your comment, I died of laughter lol Think I got the same literary piece of crap in the mail too and glanced at the cover, didn't even read it all the way through. alot of fluff and no substance. That truth you speak of? You are looking for substance and I get that. Thank you for your compliment. It's much appreciated and am looking forward to another wiseblood in the mail!!! :)
Oh noooo! I'm so sorry your job situation sucks. I'd love to hang out too, but you live a million miles away. Mostly, I walk. I'm planning this big thing where if I win the lottery, I'm going to fly everyone in for a big party. I hope your situation turns around. I'm pretty sure good vibes and positive thoughts are functionally meaningless, but maybe they'll help your soul somewhat.
I'm about to send you a recently-published Shards #11! And I just introduced someone to Wiseblood by saying, "Fishspit is a great story-teller, and really something else." Cuz you are really something else! <3
I got yours too! Unfortunately I still haven't listened to your mixtapes yet. I managed to score some really dirty old school hip hop casette tapes, will include it in your next letter. I'm also currently working on a new zine so your next letter would prob be delivered by the end of the month!
Hey please check out my blog post about the mail. . .I am opening it all (you'll see) now and there's a bunch of stuff from you from a while ago! I'm so sorry if you thought I was neglecting a response. Haven't read any of it yet, but I'm like panicking about how many people I've been incommunicado with by accident, so just wanted to throw this out there. :)