|From 1990 to 2001, I was with many who jumped on this “zine revolution” deal, putting out xeroxed stapled tombs for
some to review in the pages of Factsheet Five and a bit more to read. Whatever artwork, comics and cultural
deconstruction I had in me head was plastered in digest pages and the world was going to pay for it…in more ways
I unconsciously stopped my zine production soon after my third Josie & The Pussycat zine. Reasons for this was that
FS5 had folded, 9/11, the main subject in the said Josie zine just died and the internet revolution was spreading
sloth amongst the members of the previous revolution, effecting my readers, my enthusiasm and, finally, myself….
say ‘hello’ to the new boss, sucker!
Finally, old age and the boredom that cripples you when you move to a small town got the best of me and I returned
to the zine-verse with a quarterly zine title named after a cool Swing Out Sister song: TWILIGHT WORLD (zine
It’s a per-zine of random slices of my life and god-knows-what that currently falls into me head. When blog entries
get too repetitive and redundant in these overexposed days of the internet, you might as well chuck it, write it down
and go broke xeroxing it…..and that’s what I did.
To borrow an excuse from Neil Innes, “I suffered for my art, now it’s your turn.”
Zine trading is the theme for the intro
piece. More zines again with ‘Don-O’s
Zine Dump O’ Fame’, where I go
though my old zine collection and
make highlights of some of my faves.
Then I take a drive down nostalgic
highway near Disneyland and I find
out I don’t have a drivers license.
Being that I normally don’t do year end lists, I
push my luck to a migraine headache with a
20-year end list of musical favorites from the
90’s and 00’s. Plus there a humble tribute to
those failed millennium conspiracy freaks with
‘Happy War- On-Christmas, Dumb-asses!’.
|All issues contain the usual reviews and are 8 ½ x 11, B&W and 12 pages (except #1, which is only 10 pages) and
come with a price tag of $2. Trades are okay, but I don’t read poetry…just warning ya! No prisoner trades. All issues
are available at the following address:
266 Ramona Ave.,
Grover Beach, CA 93433
Ponder your mortality as I question mine as I
continue this musical list habit from the 20
Years of Noise from TW #7 into The List Of
The Lost, a grab bag of some faves from the
70’s. I manage to pull out some LP’s that still
makes sense these days. I added two bonus
pages just for this ish to fit in some art in the
form of a two page cover. To make mater
worse, I ended up making a mix tape out of
this project and scared some friends with it!
Marc Schirmeister once again graces a TW issue, this time incorporating Shmuck-O Rat stuck in
the middle of Bakersfield…speaking of which, I spew forth a weekend stuck in said town….and while
I’m at it, I visually spew forth on some musical heroes as part of a art project!
|#14 (left) For this issue, Kjartan
Arnorsson (a. k. a. Karno)
provides an exciting night out in
Tucson on the special color
cover! Inside, there’s a rare old
Shmuck-O Rat strip disguised as
an art jam which is also disguised
as some Cheech & Chong
inspired strip. Then there’s part
two of my Don-O’s Zine Hall ‘O
Fame with JUST enough room to
review a couple of zines.
#15 (right) March Schirmeister
provided a ‘Louie Louie’ inspired
cover. There an recent Las
Vegas travelogue to tie you over
well as an old piece of a
European diary to contend with.
Oh, yea, keeping the accidental
travel ‘thing’ going here, a two
visual lesson of Grand Canyon
|#17 (above right) In a desperate effort to produce some art, this starts off with a two page cover of travel
highlights. Then there’s more travelogue-ing of the L. A. Zine Fest and a trip to Xanadu! Plus, there’s a
special (albeit brief) appearance by Olivia Newton-John.