Sunday, December 27, 2015
Twilight World #20
Digest / 20 pages / $3
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).
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
In 2016 I am passing the torch of One Minute Zine Reviews (the paper zine) to my son Stephen J. Lazotte. Zines and items of curiosity may be sent to him directly at PO Box 383 Manchester NH 03105. I will continue to write posts occasionally here on the OMZR blog. Paper zine review zines are becoming scarce, so let's support Steve with this project that he had graciously accepted! The next issue will be Number 9! And if I eek out some time somewhere, there just might be a compilation published next year of issues #1-8.