Witness: the birth pangs of the diy crafting/handmade everything movement. For a while, there was a ton of a certain type of screamy mid 90s hardcore band, usually from the midwest, who were all seemingly trying to outdo each other by seeing who could package their records in actual garbage. This one stands out to me because instead of having a cover made out of a crumpled paper bag with a thrift store photo glued on it or something like that, they just straight up drew on the plastic sleeve. I get it- I’m not going to pretend that I didn’t have a zine made out of 8 1/2 x 11 inch sheets folded LONGWAYS pretty much only because I didn’t think there were any other zines that did that. Try and think of something more punk than having an innovative zine shape- you can’t.
I mainly mention that so that it’s clear the tone of this blog is not purely mocking (it is mostly mocking though). I am also fully admitting to have been involved in this stuff for years and years- I tease because I love(d).
Anyway get a load of that insert, if you can make it all the way through. It gives me the same embarrassed feeling as the part of the opening credits of Blossom where she dances in her room. Relax, dudes! Have a snack or something, you’ll feel better.
I have probably heard this record, but I have no memory of it. I suspect it belonged to an old roommate who was very into “sincere” punk stuff. Do you remember when there were bands that like, fell down and cried? Haha, I just remembered that.
"Try and think of something more punk than having an innovative zine shape. You can’t."
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A Tiny Little Mouse
if a cow screams just because theres a tiny little mouse what do you think another cow would say to the scared little cow
”WHAT your scared of a little mouse? its smaller than you, your a coward
Ponytail: Day 4.
Office Sylist: “Are you wearing it like that to help your hair grow out?”
Me: “I don’t think it works like that, and no.”
OS: “Oh, but don’t girls usually want long hair instead of short?”
OS: “But you have short hair.
Me: “I do.”
OS: “I’m confused…”
Me: “I know.”
I love the ponytail diary.