Archive for March, 2011
I love the future. I am currently on a train (the Amtrak Empire Builder train 28 to be exact) on my way to Chicago Zine Fest with Alex Wrekk. We are currently in the middle of Montana but thanks to my HTC Incredible tethered to my laptop, I am able to post this blog entry.
So far i’ve made two posts on Overglued, recorded part of an episode for Nobody Cares About Your Stupid Zine Podcast, watched a couple episodes of Time of Eve, and finished reading Cometbus #54. Taking the train is fun, but I want to be in Chicago and have fun with all my friends already.
As soon as I decided to go to the Chicago Zine Fest, I knew I was going to have a new zine to debut there. Originally, All Things Ordinary #4 was going to be about the record label I ran for 4 years. As I was writing it into the night for a week, I realized that this was going to be much more writing than I anticipated. So at 2am on Friday, I decided to save what I had written so far for a future issue.
Soon after deciding this, I remembered that I had an issue about my family planned for the future that was basically already written. So instead of being about my old record label, All Things Ordinary #4 is a collection of letters I wrote to family members for x-mas in 2008, and a story about my mom having surgery that I wrote for a college english class in 2007. While the writings may be old, they are still fresh and relevant to me.
Last night, Alex and I went to the IPRC to do some last minute zine printing. We anticipated going there after hours, but they had extended their hours on Friday to 10pm. Despite this, we were still the only ones there besides a volunteer and a visit from Alex’s sister Webly. This was the first time I had ever hung out with her and she is pretty awesome, even if she told me that I was fucking up my own zine.
Also during the night, I had to change the toner on Stella and got a little messy. I didn’t mind because it made for a great photo for my 365 day photo project.
So I have 100 copies of ATO #1-3 to cut, fold, and staple before Alex and I leave on the Empire Builder Tuesday. On top of that, I have to finish laying out #4 and print and assemble those. I will be really busy for the next few days, but it’s because of zines and I love that.
I don’t know where it originated, but I saw Alex first use this. I’m going to do my best to do this everyday, but the 30 days might be spaced out more.
The 30 Day Song Challenge
Day 01 – Your favorite song
Day 02 – Your least favorite song
Day 03 – A song that makes you happy
Day 04 – A song that makes you sad
Day 05 – A song that reminds you of someone
Day 06 – A song that reminds of you of somewhere
Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event
Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to
Day 09 – A song that you can dance to
Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep
Day 11 – A song from your favorite band
Day 12 – A song from a band you hate
Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure
Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 – A song that describes you
Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate
Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio
Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio
Day 19 – A song from your favorite album
Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy
Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh
Day 26 – A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27 – A song that you wish you could play
Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29 – A song from your childhood
Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year