June 25th, 2014


Ssex 3 cover Ssex 3 Slave Guitars

28 pages, 11.5" x 8.5", by Leon >>> leon2640 [at] yahoo [dot] com for ordering info

It has taken me bloody ages to get around to this. What a slack shit! I even had a text message back-and-forth with Leon where he told me how to get a copy, but that must have been on my previous phone which no longer works because the fucking touchscreen will not recognise TOUCH. [Unrequited. *Blub!*]

Anyway, first of all, that cover could easily mislead you into the assumption that this zine is a collection of cosplay photos, and wouldn't that be wonderful! To have such a zine! It really would, but this is not that. Rather, it is a collection of interviews Leon conducted with three people - filmmaker Charles Nauman; artist and avant garde composer Peter Tyndall; and first-wave Aussie punker John Murphy.

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Hiroshima Yeah! #111 - May 2014

HY May 2014

5 pages, 12" x 8.5". The Usual, contact HY! at donbirnam [at] hotmail [dot] com

The first thing I do now when I receive a new issue of HY! is circle my favourite poems. Here's one of them:

Future Junkies
I see them pushing their prams
and I don't think
those are the future scientists,

instead I think
those are the future junkies,

The sun shines down
upon them.

Isn't it funny how doom and bleakness and negativity can inspire positive, relaxing, calming, even joyous feelings in some of us? Of course, it usually seems to work that way with those who have been through Hell. You know, they may have been frozen at the bottom of the lake, or chased around the neighbourhood by that black fucking dog. Some of us, nah really, not shitting ya, don't drink beer for the taste but for the medicinal benefits! ... Example!: Two boxes of beer, different brands, same price, but one is 4.6% alc/vol and the other is 5%. Which one do you choose? Eh? Eh? Some would scratch their head, rub their chin, and carefully weigh up the differences, but not me. It's 5 per cent, baby!

What does this all mean anyway in relation to Hiroshima Yeah!? Well, I may be wrong, although I doubt it, but I believe Mark and Gary would go for 5%.