Selection: "Mr. Score and His Coat
of Love," by Dan Sutherland (page 108)
Recent review (from Zine World): "Not
just a nostalgia kick or anti-technology ranter; this is more
than a one-note joke."
Sample issue: 8-Track Mind is no longer
published, but back issues (#91-#94, #96-#99)are available for
$3 each and and #100 (with 84-minute video) for $15 from 23145
Melrose, Eastpointe, MI 48021 (checks: Russel Forster). Russ
also has copies of So Wrong They're Right for $25.
When did you launch your zine? What inspired you to do so?
I jumped aboard
in 1990, inspired by a group of like-minded friends and an eccentric
named Gordon Van Gelder. I had realized on several trips around
the U.S. that groups of 8-track fanatics exist in many cities,
and I saw the magazine as a tool to bring these pockets of individuals
into a larger community. I thought it might last four issuesnow
we're on our 20th.
Why publish a zine?
To create alternative communities
2. To force your jaundiced views upon others
3. The mainstream media has become boring and unnecessary
4. It's fun and friendly
Do you publish any other zines?
Nothing that I
would ever talk about. Check my FBI file.
Any general tips for aspiring zinesters?
Don't expect to
make money, but expect to have a lot of fun and meet a lot of
What's your favorite part of doing a zine?
Reading the great
articles and letters which come to my post office box completely
unsolicited. It's always a pleasant surprise!
In my other life, I'm a:
The Kerchunk (29K)
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