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Within are selected notes (taken from a journal that had been lost for 20 years and showed up in the mail unexpectedly) made while touring around North America in 1995 showing the 8-track devotee film, So Wrong They're Right. Checking out Nancy Sinatra macaroni portraits and going to sleep to Maya Deren films. The real treats of 8-Track Mind #103 are the foreword and afterward—heartfelt, insightful, perspective-shifting goodness...[ continued ]

Under the banner of "beginnings and turning points," this issue of Basic Paper Airplane covers a wide expanse. Personal essays and vignettes that span from childhood swarms of bees to drinking cough syrup, kitchen dance parties to hopping trains, breaking out windows in the woods to taking over the streets in elementary school.

Along the way there are also essays on Gertrude Stein, huayno music of Peru, Eadweard Muybridge, and the Wright Brothers...[ continued ]

Clock Tower Nine is a perfect assortment of oddities. Pinball history, Cleveland novelty shirts, postcard lessons, jukebox stories. All I can say is I want every issue from here on out.

20 pages, half-letter size.

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Seattle record store clerk Danny Noonan asks a couple dozen people "What is the last record you would sell?" The answers span across eras, genres, and cultures.

16 pages, quarter-size.

Believe it. A gloriously odd collection of interlinked short stories based on the lives and careers of past and present members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Within: "Red Hot Chili Parents," "Rick Rubin's Mansion," and "Retired Hot Chili Peppers," culminating at the end into something truly unexpected.

52 pages, half-letter size.

Synopsis: The year is 2024 and the Red Hot Chili Peppers prepare to make their grandest musical statement yet—but is it already too late? In this three-part speculative fan fiction, the funk-punk legends must overcome self-doubt, creative blockades and a crumbling music industry in order to save all of rock music from irrelevance...[ continued ]

In this issue of Let it Sink, "A Short & Inaccurate History of Songs, Sounds, & Imagined Needs," Jim Joyce takes us from punk shows to classrooms, covering French recording history and boiling records. Consistently one of the most intriguing zines running.

52 pages, triangular quarter-size. Plus a scratch ticket at the end.

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A split zine with one side being dedicated to anecdotal stories of loving Lou Reed (R.I.P.!) in the '70s and the other being about falling in love with the Violent Femmes in 1990. Also within: concert reviews, a giant Violent Femmes crossword, and Favorite Movies About Punx comics.

28 pages, half-letter size.

A west coast report, show reviews, comics, photos, and interviews with Nandas, Vanity, and Sheer Mag! All on one large folded sheet of newsprint. Plus: A break-up survival guide insert.

One large newsprint sheet of sheer madness. It's always a pleasure.

Alex Simon interviews Ellie from Good Throb, interview with Mark Winter (Coneheads, CCTV), a poem by Shannon of Hysterics, Mateo from Dawn of Humans writes about his favorite Europe tour records, and DX writes about that NYC feeling. Art by Cecilia Caldierra and Sam Ryser.

In this issue of everyone's favorite punk fanzine, the one-and-only Aaron Cometbus writes about his collection of hardcore business cards. Plus: Comics by Beau Richie, the favorite records of Emmy from Cretins of Distortion zine, the tattoos of Jeff Caffey from Gag, an interview with Mommy, and a pull-out poster by Sonya Cometees.

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