One Minute Zine Reviews is an occasional one minute podcast and a blog with occasional posts by DJ Frederick.
OMZR is also a paper zine curated by Stephen J. Lazotte. Zines for review are welcomed by: Stephen J. Lazotte PO Box 383 Manchester NH 03105. Long live the paper revolution!
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Zine Review: Railroad Semantics #5
Railroad Semantics #5
100 pages / half letter
Imagine you’ve embarked on a journey with only a few essential items
in your backpack & a not-so-trusty cellphone … almost everywhere you travel on this
journey you will be breaking the law, and almost everyone you encounter may be
hostile. You’ll take pictures & write in a notebook as a chronicle of your journey. You’ll brave the elements. You may not arrive at your intended
destination, and if you do arrive, it may not be on your timetable or on your
terms. And almost everything you do on your journey poses a physical risk.
You’ll find all of this & more in Aaron Dactyl ‘s zine Railroad
Semantics. Issue #5 continues the tradition of trainhopping journals from the
tracks. Aaron relates his misadventures and is a tour guide into a rarely seen world,
traversing ominous and beauteous landscapes. His zine includes news clippings related to train culture, exceptional photography, and lots of pics of railroad graffiti … this is a
zine to disappear into … you can almost feel the rumble beneath the boxcar as you
read. Highly literate & highly recommended.
Railroad Semantics is available from Microcosm