Sunday, December 27, 2015

Twilight World #20

Twilight World #20
Digest / 20 pages / $3 
Don Fields
266 Ramona Ave
Grover Beach CA 93433

Don Fields is hands-down one of the most entertaining writers who are slogging through the zine wilderness of the twenty-teens. Issue #20 of Twilight World is, to use older parlance, “a hoot”. Like a troubadour elf, Don leads readers through the maze of Christmas music he’s been listening to leading up to the 2015 holidaze. Don discusses records & cds including The Joyous Sounds of Christmas by Johnny Largo & His Optigan, Joyeux Mutato by Mark Mothersbaugh (of Devo fame), and the Three Suns A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas, which I can say from personal experience is an LP not to be missed. In addition to in-depth music reviews, Don draws comix about selling zines at a fan convention, there is a remembrance of two (now sadly deceased) radio show hosts and a plethora of zine reviews. Five cheers all around for Twilight World. Next year I will be using Don’s list as a guide when assembling the playlist for my Holiday Thrift Shop shows. Be forewarned! (in a good way).  

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