Shirt: Drunk Injuns - Live
Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Lofteez
Source: this is yesterdays shirt. it was hot and i dint feel like sitting at computer posting boring dribble, so here is my make up post. me and the above shirt went to the @purefunskatezine Zine release party last night
Which consisted of the Infamous Johnny Rad from Future Primitive and Animal Chin. Powerflex 5 which is the almighty Salbas band adnd the power opener Noise For The Needy featuring Hagop Najarian, Neil Blender, Lance Mountain and Lance Cyril Mountain Jr. Oh yeah and Skatemaster Tate was DJ all night! pretty fucking solid night. I had never seen Johhny Rad and always wanted to check that off my bucket list, so CHECK!
The night was all to support the Zine that Larry Ransom creates called Pure Fun.
a really simple, clean, and i might i add well printed and well put together skate music Zine. its it’s only $5 but while reading it and flipping through the pages it made me realize something that i really missed about that world, holding it in your hands, flipping the pages, recognizing friends, people, places, and the whole vibe of it. i really miss that. a lot of you don’t know this but in the late 90’s i used to do a magazine called Heckler with two guys named John and Sonny.
It was one of the first of its kind that it was really just a giant (mostly color) zine.
It was the Skateboard, Snowboard, Music mag that usually just consisted of stuff that we were interested in, hyped on, or contributors were hyped on. Those days were a lot of fun and I kinda miss that creating aspect. laying out the mag, pulling together articles and interviews. Really putting thought into what ad did i want across from the Interview on the other side of the page, what might stoke our readers out, what would connect the dots between the Pavement interview and the ad for the new Grandaddy album. what album could i get to give away free with a subscription so that people will get a chance to hear a band that i thought could use the extra help. while i was at it, why did it have to only be one CD why not two, or four! or FIVE! i went nuts. but like i aid it was fun and i wanted the entire experience to be immersive. i wanted you to get the free shirt put it on read the mag while listening to your free Cd and then watch the video that came with it to get you all geared up to go out and shred. See examples below. I guess what I’m getting at is while zines may seem simple and minimal to some of you, to others its a culture. its what we did before the internet existed, it was a blog for all intents and purposes and thats how you communicated with those who shared the same interest in you but you didn’t know. you put a lot of time and effort into making them and others who were into this culture appreciated and loved every typed letter on the page and every obscure hard to recognize photocopied photo in it. So to Larry my hat really goes off to you for taking the time out of your life, job, family to make something like this. its rad, inspiring and makes me want to do it again. I say this because i don’t think Larry is looking to get rich off this, but to know you inspire others and they get it is whats its all about. its why shit like this is made.
yeah 5 CD’s for subscribing!! Snuff, AAA, Millencolin and Nerf Herder. You Are Welcome!
fREE shoes! Lagwagon CD, and A SKATEVIDEO…cmon now.
Someone was a Burn fan :)
you get the point. …. but yeah.