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The Blooding

Posted: July 24th, 2002, by Marceline Smith

Don’t worry folks, I’m back and I’ve got fanzines to tell you about. I should have mentioned these ages ago so apologies to the people involved. I’ve been ill though boo hoo so forgive me.

First up is The Blooding which is a new fanzine based in Devon. It looks pretty fantastic as well, exactly like an old school jotter. I feel quite nostalgic looking at it. I feel like someone’s going to tell me to cover my book [in posters torn out of Smash Hits naturally] and write a book report on The Hill Of The Red Fox. But no, inside it’s even better than Gaelic Lairds smuggling guns since it’s got generally great interviews with Guy Fugazi, Bob Weston of Shellac, Les Savy Fav, Sean Organ, Steve Gullick, FrenchKiss Records, local kids Tyler and Richie Mills ex of Cable on the story behind the band’s demise. Blimey! As well as that you get bits and pieces on Dance of Days, All Gone Wrong Records, Kids Near Water, Positive Force DC, an excellent review of ATP2002 and a reprint of Nirvana’s open letter to fans over their feud with Courtney Love which has put me firmly on Courtney’s side thanks to their pathetic whining tone throughout. I shouldn’t even be needing to encourage you to buy this, you’re already skimming down to the contact details I imagine so I won’t hold you up. I do wonder how they’re going to top this next issue. I await it with great interest. In the meantime you should be packing £1.50 carefully into an envelope [I’d stick the coins to bit of cardboard if I were you] and addressing it to Jamie and Robin at 81 Mary Street, Bovey Tracey, Devon, TQ13 9HQ. Email them at the_blooding@hotmail.com if you’ve got any questions. You can also pick up a copy at the Cavern in Exeter.

More zines tomorrow. If you’re lucky

Marceline Smith

Marceline is the fierce, terrifying force behind diskant.net, laughing with disdain as she fires sharpened blades of sarcasm in all directions. Based in Scotland, her lexicon consists of words such as 'jings', 'aboot' and 'aye': our trained voice analysts are yet to decipher some of the relentless stream of genius uttered on a twenty-four hour basis. Marceline's hobbies include working too much and going out in bad weather.


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