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yeah fuck those previous surroundings man
Look out, Baltimore!
i can’t stop thinking of this as just like a cool, non-pornographic early lynda barry or trina robbins-type comic about some wild ladies called the butt sisters who just take over the town and do whatever they want.
Niklaus Stoecklin, Die drei Körper (The three Body), 1927/1932.
Little Willie at The Lamp Post Base - Arlington, Texas
RIP Dick Butt
if your name is Dick Butt and you make it to 93, that shit is called revenge.
yesterday I learned to skid, today somebody spat on me in traffic. I’m pretty sure this is like a hipster bat mitzvah. #blessed #todayiamaman #fixedgear #fixiegirl
beyondliesthewub said: LOL, OMG…the same thing went through my mind. What bums me out most about this book is Michael Weldon not agreeing to an interview about Psychotronic…such an essential, but he over it, I guess.
ha, i guess it’s nice to know somebody shares my nerdy discontent. i think the key to the problem is that john szpunar’s focus is really on community and feelings of belonging, and that seems to override any critical thinking about the content of the zines he’s discussing, or his own prose and organizational devices. maybe i should have expected that, based on the subject and presentation alone. somehow, irrationally, i really wanted him to be the stephen thrower of horror zines, instead of the loving biographer of every basement-dwelling genre omnivore he could find.
some parts are fascinating because they just are (basically all the stuff on the 42nd street beat), and then in other cases szpunar practically sets up his subject for a fall — frothily describing chas. balun as a lester bangs-level critic with deep genre knowledge, and then printing him calling a movie “a great chair-jumper” (?? …) and referring to giallos as categorically supernatural. (NO DUDE)
i’m glad you enjoyed that ancient post so much.