Spoonboy - Different Stories

strange times these events hold: 
we draw sharp lines with harsh words. 
we speak similar language, but there’s gaps in the information. 
you want me out of my skull. i wouldn’t know about that. 
it’s never quite in control. it always finds a way out. 
when no one seems to have heard what you’re not talking about, 
and we tell different stories. 

recount. that’s the sound of: 
maybe the last few years or a lost love. 
we speak repetitive phrases in these same old familiar ways. 
we never look at the world through quite the same set of eyes. 
we shift and crumble and crawl and no one’s getting it right, 
and who could say who they are with words so poorly defined? 
and we tell different stories.

9.18.14. different stories,spoonboy,colour me wednesday,

3
Last minute film screening / acoustic show happening at my house.
Click through for Facebook event page.

Last minute film screening / acoustic show happening at my house.

Click through for Facebook event page.

9.17.14. show,flyer,

0
jessie-duke:

HOT OFF THE PRESSES! FRESH FROM THE FARM! Trace Ramsey’s Quitter arrived at the Hard Fifty Farm this morning!Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying, is a pocket-size book collection of Trace Ramsey’s excellent Quitter zine. What do you do when you realize the whole system is chock full of faulty wiring and institutionalized myths? Do you stay behind that desk (whether metaphorical or literal) and burrow into the security of “living in the first world” or do you throw yourself into the wilds? Sometimes it’s not so black and white, and sometimes “cutting ties” requires a privilege and skill-set we don’t have. In this anthology of Quitter issues 1-6, we see Ramsey battling fear and freedom, history and an uncertain future. There are no hard and fast answers; nothing set in stone besides the guarantee of chaos and troubled waters ahead. Over the course of 64 pages, Trace struggles through life, winning and failing, looking for a better path but not always finding it. A deeply honest narrative on struggling to break the binds that hold us down, Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying is a devastating, thrilling read; a beautifully written examination of the frustrations and pitfalls of life in the current age.
P.S. If you’re wondering how we were able to put a new book out when we can’t pay our bills, the answer is simple: We have a credit line through our printer and we haven’t paid for printing this yet. We’re banking on our future with this one!

Excited to get my copy of this!

jessie-duke:

HOT OFF THE PRESSES! FRESH FROM THE FARM! Trace Ramsey’s Quitter arrived at the Hard Fifty Farm this morning!

Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying, is a pocket-size book collection of Trace Ramsey’s excellent Quitter zine. What do you do when you realize the whole system is chock full of faulty wiring and institutionalized myths? Do you stay behind that desk (whether metaphorical or literal) and burrow into the security of “living in the first world” or do you throw yourself into the wilds? Sometimes it’s not so black and white, and sometimes “cutting ties” requires a privilege and skill-set we don’t have. 

In this anthology of Quitter issues 1-6, we see Ramsey battling fear and freedom, history and an uncertain future. There are no hard and fast answers; nothing set in stone besides the guarantee of chaos and troubled waters ahead. Over the course of 64 pages, Trace struggles through life, winning and failing, looking for a better path but not always finding it. 

A deeply honest narrative on struggling to break the binds that hold us down, Quitter: Good Luck Not Dying is a devastating, thrilling read; a beautifully written examination of the frustrations and pitfalls of life in the current age.

P.S. If you’re wondering how we were able to put a new book out when we can’t pay our bills, the answer is simple: We have a credit line through our printer and we haven’t paid for printing this yet. We’re banking on our future with this one!

Excited to get my copy of this!

(via crapandemic)

9.15.14. quitter,good luck not dying,trace ramsey,pioneers press,zine,zines,

14
jessie-duke:

The third issue of my Hard Fifty Farm zine series is up for pre-order today!

The first two Hard Fifty zines were great, and I imagine this one is too. Preordering when I get paid.

jessie-duke:

The third issue of my Hard Fifty Farm zine series is up for pre-order today!

The first two Hard Fifty zines were great, and I imagine this one is too. Preordering when I get paid.

9.15.14. hard fifty farm,Jessie duke,punch drunk press,zine,zines,

21

alexwrekk:

Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY Resource for zines and zine culture (5th Edition) Kickstarter giveaway!

Since 2002 Stolen Sharpie Revolution has been the go-to resource for zines and zine culture. With over 21,000 copies in print, this book is poised to break the quarter-hundred-thousand copy barrier at least BUT I NEED YOUR HELP!

In celebration of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution I’m having a giveaway! Here’s the deal.

There will be 3 winners!

Here’s what 3 lucky people will get:

  • 1 copy of the 5th edition of Stolen Sharpie Revolution: a DIY resource for zines and zine culture
  • 1 Stolen Sharpie Revolution printed Sharpie marker (similar to the photo above)
  • 1 red Stolen Sharpie Revolution t-shirt.
  • Stolen Sharpie Revolution stickers, button, postcard, and bookmark.

Most of that you can get for $50 reward level with the kickstarter so here’s what we are going to add for the tumblr giveaway:

  • 1 Copy Scams - Copy & Destroy 10” record with zine and digital download code that includes the album plus a live recording from Leeds, UK. Copy Scams are an all zine themed pop-punk band with members from 3 different countries.
  • a bunch of the most recent issues of my zine, Brainscan: 29, 30, 31, and my 24 hour zine about traveling cheaply
  • $30 gift certificate to the Portland Button Works website, brick and mortar shop, or Etsy site! The gift certificate is good for zines, books, cards, button designs from our catalog or custom items from button to magnets to bottle openers.
  • probably some other stuff I have around here.

So, here’s what you gotta do:

  • Like and reblog this post
  • You don’t need to be following me or stolensharpierevolution, but it would be nice.
  • Have your ask box open
  • No giveaway blogs!
  • And for the love of everything good, please make, read, or be interested in zines. It would make me very annoyed to send all this good stuff to someone who just wanted to get something free, ok? So, let the zine kids have some fun.


THREE WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE STOLEN SHARPIE REVOLUTION KICKSTARER MEETS IT’S $6,000 GOAL!

The kickstarter is scheduled to end on September 30th, but we project to reach our goal before then. The three winners will be contacted and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.

  • Q: Who is this giveaway open to? I don’t live in this US can I still enter?
  • A: Absolutely!
  • Q: I’ve backed or plan on backing your Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstater, why should I enter this contest?
  • A: By entering this contest you can get more cool stuff than with the kickstarter! Plus, you will have two copies of Stolen Sharpie Revolution so maybe you can trick a friend into starting their own zine. Also, you’ll be doing a little promo for me and I’d appreciate it.
  • Q: Why should I back the Stolen Sharpie Revolution Kickstarter if I can just reblog this post?
  • A: Are you going to leave this up to a random number generator? Really? Don’t you want to be on the first to get a copy of the new SSR? Otherwise you are just going to have to wait until November to get a copy.
  • Q: What’s a zine?
  • A: A zine is a physically printed and independently made publication. They can be about anything you would like: travel stories, photos, personal stories, fiction, political ideologies, music reviews, gardening tips, comics, and more! Not only are zines physically printed items, they are part of a whole community of people that celebrates the tangible written word.

Help fund this kickstarter by pre-ordering a book or, get yourself a fun reward.

G O O D   L U C K!

I have a copy of SSR2, and it’s pretty cool.  Back this Kickstarter if you’ve got some spare $$$.

9.15.14. stolen sharpie revolution,zine,zines,alex wrekk,copy scams,

375
In case you haven’t heard, Surge is back!  …kind of.
As of now, you can buy a 12 pack of Surge tallboys for $14 exclusively on Amazon.  It’s already sold out multiple times within the first hours of being available.
That being said, it seems pretty likely that Surge will be re-launching nationwide eventually.  One article reports, "According to a Coca-Cola spokesperson, the soda could be back for good, but it all depends on the popularity of the comeback. ‘This is the ultimate test… we’re leaving it in the hands of SURGE fans,’ said Racquel Mason, associate vice president of sparkling flavors, Coca-Cola North America.”

In case you haven’t heard, Surge is back!  …kind of.

As of now, you can buy a 12 pack of Surge tallboys for $14 exclusively on Amazon.  It’s already sold out multiple times within the first hours of being available.

That being said, it seems pretty likely that Surge will be re-launching nationwide eventually.  One article reports, "According to a Coca-Cola spokesperson, the soda could be back for good, but it all depends on the popularity of the comeback. ‘This is the ultimate test… we’re leaving it in the hands of SURGE fans,’ said Racquel Mason, associate vice president of sparkling flavors, Coca-Cola North America.”

9.15.14. surge,soda,surge soda,

11
Owen - I Woke Up Today

Owen

I Woke Up Today

Daytrotter Session

Owen - I Woke Up Today

I woke up today and felt my age for the first time, in both my mind and body.  And my thoughts are less of fitting in and more of being a better man.  And my overbite is getting worse, and my whole fucking face hurts. I woke up today with the whimper not the bang of a schoolboy or a father. It seems those fifteen pounds I’ve lost since you left were the part of me that you loved most and knew best.  Well I woke up today feeling my age and the sum of everything I’ve ever done, and either I just got kicked in the teeth, or time has changed me.

(Source: boesthius)

9.14.14. owen,i woke up today,daytrotter,daytrotter session,mike kinsella,

183
chrisclavin:

So, despite slowing down (not quitting) on releasing physical music. Plan-it-x will be releasing one LP comp each year (at least). This comp will be filled to the edges with cool bands (see below) that I really like and hopefully that you have never heard of (and probably a few ‘cool’ bands to help it get out there). 

Each comp (the working title is IT CAME FROM PLAN-IT-X) will be really nice and come in a nice gatefold jacket. I’m gonna get different cool artist to do the covers and insert work (this one, the first one will be done by Emily Buckwheat) There will be a ‘zine that goes along with the LP too. Bands on the comp will each do one page, and there should be some other stuff in there too. The comps will come with some trading cards and a new designed vinyl sticker (probably a comp sticker)They will come with download codes of course, and the download code will include a ton of bonus material (including the runners up that didn’t make the comp). BANDS CONFIRMED SO FAR: YOUR HEART BREAKS (animated queer indy pop from WA)FREE CAKE FOR EVERY CREATURE (magical pop from Philly/NY)GHOST MICE (folk punk)LOOMING (pop punk with looming undertones)GARRETT WALTERS (queer folk from bloomington)EMPEROR X (experimental electronic traditional folk music)SUPER FAMICOM (only H.P. Lovecraft could explain this band)SPOONBOY (political folk from DC)MARTHA (pop punk’s playing pop from the UK)SPOOK SCHOOL (jangly indy pop from the UK)COTTONTAIL (NC poppy folk members of Ramshackle Glory)ROMAN CANDLES (solo peace core punk from CA)BOOGDISH (sharp-comedy-to-true-punk from Bloomington)DOGBREATH (pop music made by punks from AZ)
+6 more TBA!Get in on the kickstarter if you want to help out! or just wait!https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/942533263/it-came-from-plan-it-x-20-band-lp-comp-2014


Remember back in the early 2000s when compilations were in vogue?  Me too.  Sometimes I miss it.  Help Chris put out a compilation full of cool people’s music!

chrisclavin:

So, despite slowing down (not quitting) on releasing physical music. Plan-it-x will be releasing one LP comp each year (at least). This comp will be filled to the edges with cool bands (see below) that I really like and hopefully that you have never heard of (and probably a few ‘cool’ bands to help it get out there). 


Each comp (the working title is IT CAME FROM PLAN-IT-X) will be really nice and come in a nice gatefold jacket. I’m gonna get different cool artist to do the covers and insert work (this one, the first one will be done by Emily Buckwheat) There will be a ‘zine that goes along with the LP too. Bands on the comp will each do one page, and there should be some other stuff in there too. The comps will come with some trading cards and a new designed vinyl sticker (probably a comp sticker)

They will come with download codes of course, and the download code will include a ton of bonus material (including the runners up that didn’t make the comp). 

BANDS CONFIRMED SO FAR: 
YOUR HEART BREAKS (animated queer indy pop from WA)
FREE CAKE FOR EVERY CREATURE (magical pop from Philly/NY)
GHOST MICE (folk punk)
LOOMING (pop punk with looming undertones)
GARRETT WALTERS (queer folk from bloomington)
EMPEROR X (experimental electronic traditional folk music)
SUPER FAMICOM (only H.P. Lovecraft could explain this band)
SPOONBOY (political folk from DC)
MARTHA (pop punk’s playing pop from the UK)
SPOOK SCHOOL (jangly indy pop from the UK)
COTTONTAIL (NC poppy folk members of Ramshackle Glory)
ROMAN CANDLES (solo peace core punk from CA)
BOOGDISH (sharp-comedy-to-true-punk from Bloomington)
DOGBREATH (pop music made by punks from AZ)

+6 more TBA!

Get in on the kickstarter if you want to help out! or just wait!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/942533263/it-came-from-plan-it-x-20-band-lp-comp-2014

Remember back in the early 2000s when compilations were in vogue?  Me too.  Sometimes I miss it.  Help Chris put out a compilation full of cool people’s music!

9.14.14. plan-it-x,it came from plan-it-x,pix,plan-it-x records,

80
Found this tasty looking soda today. Hope it’s good!

Found this tasty looking soda today. Hope it’s good!

9.13.14. soda,pumpkin soda,orca beverage,pumpkin spice tonic,pumpkin,fall,fall soda,

5
This is important to remember.

This is important to remember.

(Source: selfdistractive, via dakotafloyd)

9.11.14. cometbus,aaron cometbus,quote,zine,zines,

14