FOR PINK RABBIT FOOT -
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Come on Killer will have it's "last hurrah" at Canzine 2012, which is in Toronto at 918 Bathurst this year. My table will have the last five issues of Come on Killer (including the last issue, "Pretty Poison") and a mini Halloween theme zine just in time for my favorite holiday. Can't wait!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
"Pretty Poison" is the last issue of Come on Killer. Six years after it's birth in my teenage bedroom, it's time to call it a day. I started this zine so I could interview bands I liked - only, in my fifteen year old mind, I thought "hmm, how can I be their friend?" Every interview was more of a hangout than an interview - taking photo booth pictures and talking about episodes of Married with Children and Ready or Not. (Care from Die Mannequin) Asking Thurston Moore about smoking his first cigarette when he was a teenager, wondering what his most sacred article of clothing was (Kurt Cobain's parka that Courtney let him have). Hearing from Christian Joy (the brains behind Karen O.'s stage costumes) how she'd make macaroni shell necklaces and raid her mom's hippy wardrobe. And I'd get so happy, labouring over the photocopier, setting all my pages around like a kid working on a science project, spending hours trying to get the layout right, fussing over how to work the double-sided copy without asking for help. Going broke. Never charging a cent for the zines. Meeting new people and getting the odd compliment. All so very worth it . From dreaming up each issue, to hearing back from the people I wanted to interview, to developing film, to writing the poems, collecting the quotes and gathering inspiration - to photocopying and going home and folding and stapling each issue, going to Rotate This (both old and new location) and She Said Boom and Noise Annoys (r.i.p) and Sonic Boom and Canzine and Zine Dream and passing them onto kids younger than me at shows, and to my friends and siblings and mailing them to Australia, the U.K., the U.S. ... I really loved every single part of making Come on Killer.
This new issue, named for the movie starring Tuesday Weld, has poems, quotes and an article called "Mick's Loss" about Marianne Faithfull and Bianca Jagger.
My next project is a small press magazine that will be available in the New Year 2013. It's called Pink Rabbit Foot
Thanks to everyone who read it and supported this ol' thing! xoxoxo
Monday, September 5, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
at the Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain aka MAMAC, and i ain't lying. I'm either moved or I'm not, and for a while there I was getting scared that I couldn't be moved. (Not in the museum - just in general). But thank god something woke me up. There was one really cool installation there that blew me away. (Although the whole place was pretty rad). I didn't walk away from it easily - I felt I had to memorize everything about it. I remember falling asleep that night, still thinking about it. " 'Ben' by Cambra, 1990-1991/1999" the label read. (I can't find anything about the artist online, only pictures other people took of the exhibit). In a way, the installation reminded me of a zine come to life, inhabiting an entire room. (It was set up in a makeshift room, the walls covered in trinkets, cut outs from magazines and newspapers, dolls, figurines, collages and phone books glued to the wall...) The sort of thing you wished you had thought of. Very very inspiring.
HERE RESTS ART
VIEW FROM THE OUTSIDE
"HOW DO I KNOW IF IT IS ART OR NOT?"