It wasn’t until MZ #4 that we really nailed how we want the zine to look, by decreasing the zine’s size from 8.5″ x 11″ to 7″ x 8.5″, dropping the expensive colour cover, and including a CD Comp with each issue. So we are excited to finally have our Best of MZ #1-3 out which has all the look and content our zine is now known for!
This Best Of issue is a digest sized zine with reprinted interviews from Mark Sultan (MZ#3), the last CPC Gangbangs interview (MZ#2), Bloodshot Bill (MZ#3), Rick Trembles (MZ#3), Cinema Sewer’s Robin Bougie (MZ#1), The Tranzmitors (MZ#3), and the Pack A.D. (MZ#1). There’s new stuff on here too, including a brand new King Khan interview, a new Storytime with Jeff Clarke, and an all new CD Comp featuring odds and ends we’ve had for a while that may not have fit on other comps. Tracklist below…
Pick either MZBEST + CD or MZBEST + DL (download code)
After a shitty summer, we’re finally back with a new flipzine… just in time for a cold snowy winter! In this one, Bob goes to Calgary’s SLED ISLAND FESTIVAL and hangs out with HELL SHOVEL (Jeff from Demon’s Claws, Dale from Chocolat, and Bloodshot Bill), our Indian Wars friend and cover model Fraser hips us to poster artist BEN LYON, GIGI FRENCH/GISELLE NUMBA ONE schools us on white magic and Red Mass, TOPLESS MONGOS draw us a NÜ SENSAE comic interview, and tonnes more including TY SEGALL, PAT METEOR, PERSIAN CLAWS, JOHANNAH JØRGENSEN, THE GRANNY SMITHS, KIRK SPECIAL, BLUE SUNSHINE PSYCHOTRONIC FILM CENTRE, AND STORYTIME WITH JEFF CLARKE!
Plus MZ VOL. 9 **, a 26 song CD COMP that kicks off with all the best Vancouver garage bands: SHIMMERING STARS, RICHARD CATWRANGLEUR, INDIAN WARS, THE SPREADS, BABES ON THE BEACH, YUNG MUMS, and THE GRANNY SMITHS. Plus RED MASS, HELL SHOVEL, and more. Tracklist below…
CANYON OF DREAMS: THE MAGIC AND THE MUSIC OF LAUREL CANYON Harvey Kubernik Sterling 2009
I certainly tend to agree that, in the infamous words of no less an authority on all things Laurel Canyon, California as F. Zappa, most rock journalism is people who can’t write, interviewing people who can’t talk, for people who can’t read.
Which makes a book such as the one I write of today even more special, and without a single doubt worthy of your very own careful study.