Monday, August 28, 2006

"it's different now that i'm poor and aging"

School is back in session, so my list is small. Here are the zines I read during the week ending 8/26/06:
-Treasure Maps zine
-Stab Heart #6 1/2
- Zapp Ratt #1
-There Is Still A Chance For Us zine

Yeah so, this is the last of my weekly posts for a while. But keep checking back because I will try to keep this blog somewhat updated.
My new friend Maaike just made her first zine ever. It's called The Sixth Minky. I'm very excited about this. You should check out her blog.

?: Don't you find it odd that the blogger spell checker doesn't acknowledge "blog" as a word?

Monday, August 21, 2006

"so distracted by the things that i don't have, how sad"

Between the days of August 13, 2006 and August 19, 2006, these zines and comics were read by me:
-670 Miles zine
-Frat-Bot & Cod comic
-Straighten Up, Little Schwoogle! comic
-The Super Happy Anarcho Fun Pages #2
-The Constant Rider #7
-Small Town City Living #4
-The Beach Boys zine
-Roots & Branches #1
-Blah Blah Blah #2

Today was back to school day for me and many others. I guess that means that summer is over (though not officially). It also means that my weekly posts are coming to an end. There will be one more after this, and then I will move on to monthly or biweekly or intermittently or something posts. I haven't decided whether or not I will continue to post lists of the zines I've read. It has become a little bit obnoxious because I find myself putting off reading other things (like books or magazine/newspaper articles) just so that I can read more zines and have a longer list to show off...or I will find really small zines to read that I know I will be able to finish before the week is through, avoiding larger zines which are quite possibly much more interesting. I just need to relax and read what I want to read when I want to read it. I always make things so difficult for myself.
Speaking of difficult, dodging all those fraternity boys and sorority girls on your way to class is not an easy task. They are everywhere, like parasitic wasps. And trying to resist the urge to want to vomit all of over the place upon seeing them everywhere is even more taxing. Hooray for college!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

"never give up on your stupid, stupid dreams"

This a late post because I was in Portland last weekend at the Zine Symposium and didn't get back home to Idaho until late Monday night. Here are the three zines that I read last week (week ending 8/12/06):
-I Hate This Part of Texas #5
-Milk Leg #1
-Underworld Crawl #4

The PDX Zine Symposium was very awesome. I am sorry if you missed it. I am also sorry if you were there and we didn't get to meet each other. Thanks to Chelsea for letting me stay at her place and to ladypajama for letting me hang out in front of her table whenever I was tired of wandering around. Going to the Symposium has me all inspired to do great things and to hopefully make it to next one where I will get myself a table and show off all the things I'll be working on in the coming year. I hope to see you there. Don't be as shy as me...go ahead and introduce yourself. I wish I could meet all of you. We should hang out some time.

Listen to Bunnycuss.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

"it hits me when i'm alone, i'm an angry man"

Between the days of July 30, 2006 and August 5, 2006, I read these zines:
-Zinetopia #1
-Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric #4
-blah blah blah #1
-Racket #0
-Swimming in the Dark zine
-Small Town City Living #1

This coming weekend is the Portland Zine Symposium, and I'm going to be there. It's about time I made it to another one of those. I was privileged enough to attend the very first Symposium back in August 2001, but I haven't made it back since. I'm really looking forward to it, and I hope to see you there. If you don't make it to this zine gathering, then be sure to find a zine gathering in your area and attend that one. You won't regret it. If there are no zine gatherings near you, start one up and let me know about it.
My garden gave me yellow squash, beets and cucumbers this week. And finally, my calendulas are blooming!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

"it must be thursday. i could never get the hang of thursdays."

Carrot Row Distro is now open for business.
It's true. These are the zines that I carry and the prices:

Spat Back #3 ($1) – (Re)embracing punk rock & feminism. A break through after a break up. How to make a bag out of an old pair of trousers. Pancake recipe. Optimism & self-esteem. DIY stenciling. Unschooling/educating yrself into action.

Axis of Evil Banquet ($2) - America loves war … but who are we killing? Real people with vibrant cultures who deserve to be acknowledged and validated. Learn more about the people in Iraq, Iran, Korea and Venezuela & come to a better understanding of what imperialism & warmongering are really destroying. Includes recipes from each of the aforementioned countries.

The Anarchists Victory Garden ($1) – The basics of starting your own small garden. Great for beginners & amateurs. Primer includes: building, planning, planting, watering, harvesting, pests, fertilizer and more.

CROQ #4 ($4) – Leading zine of the craft revolution. For all types of crafters & DIYers. In this issue: sell your handmades, open a retail shop, self-publish your book, retro-craft, re-use old clothes, get married inexpensively, start an alternative art center and zine library, go veggie, make compost tea and much more.

The Juniper (stamp for latest issue) – Gardening, farming, bike riding, slow and sustainable living.

Elephant Mess ($1 for latest issue) – Personal zine, but not in the journal sense of the term. More like a long, drawn out, prose-like soliloquy. Trying to make sense of life and the world.

Brown Rot #9 ($1) – Back from the dead. Nestle boycott continued. Smash Technology. Lisa Smith interview. Beyond Recycling. Francois’ artwork.

Prices are postage paid, but stamps are a nice gesture (especially when ordering multiple zines). I am also on the lookout for more zines, etc. to carry so please send your stuff if it is at all related to things like bike riding, skateboarding, gardening/farming, self-sufficiency/sustainability, eco-warrioring, crafting, cooking/canning, permaculture/biodynamics, seed bombing, greywater, passion and compassion, etc.

Orders, letters and zines can be sent to:
Dan Murphy
PO Box 3154
Moscow ID 83843

I can receive money through paypal, too:
Just make sure to include the stuff you are ordering in the comment box.

More good news:
German competitors have sent Wal-Mart packing. Wal-Mart suffers at least a billion dollars in losses. Too bad they are still so monstrous and devious (read the article to see how they plan to cut their losses through tax breaks).