Zounds. A hearty welcome to the internet blog thing that we set up for our zine distro. It's called hoojemaflap because we're simply amazing at um, like naming ... stuff yeah?

Monday, 28 December 2009

southampton fotos

Fashionably late, here's some fotos from the Southampton Zine and Craft Fayre, which was actually awesome. I got completely drenched TWICE in one weekend, met nice new people, drank real ale in real pubs, went to a punk show in a conservatory and managed to pick up some bargains at John Dyas. And we sold some zines. And Unity FM focken rocks!

Emma wrote a report - http://www.facebook.com/notes/emma-jane-falconer/southampton-zine-craft-fair/181613491546

Here's some fotos....

1 The event itself (context is everything so they say):

2 This is the money shot. Trouser rubbing tastic zine action. Oooh just look at all those lovely zines etc etc

3 Ja ja das ist ein funky pattern

4 Emma doing a good job of being completely soaked at an early stage in the proceedings

5 In the pub. That's them Vampire Sushi people on the right. And big Steve Lamond (Southampton's finest) on the left.

6 Ellie being hungover in a broken fonebox. There's probably something metaphorical going on.

7 Apparently they know how to party in Southampton

8 Wahey! I stole this one from Emma's facebook coz it's a classic!

Saturday, 26 December 2009

the current plan for brighton zinefest 2010

Thursday 18th February:

Zine and craft trading evening (cash-free), acoustic music, beer, cakes.
Coachwerks art space, 7-11pm, free

Friday 19th February:

Gig! The Arteries, Social Club, Rooftops, This Business Is Closed, Sauna Youth. Putting the fun in fundraiser.
Cowley Club, 12 London Road. £5/donations. 7.30pm till late

Saturday 20th February:

Zine Fayre, workshops, talks, snacks.
Hanover Community Centre.1.30-5.30pm, free

Vegan dinner and a show. BYOB. Westhill Community Hall 7.30-11pm

Sunday 21st February:

Vegan Sunday roast and film showings.
Cowley Club, 12 London Road, 11am onwards

Friday, 25 December 2009

new for 2010

yay new stuff ...

transgender liberation - leslie feinberg - £1
using space four - £1
rolling dumpster - strangers in a tangled wilderness - FREE
the necrosocial - civic life, social death and the university of california - FREE
why she doesn't give a fuck about your insurrection- FREE

plus lots of other good stuff still in stock

ellie reckons we should do mail order, what do you think?

Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Brighton Zine Fest lot got invited down to the Penthouse (bar above the Freebutt) last SUnday to join the Felt-Up craft club kids for an afternoon of knitting, reading, drawing and tea. Emma from the zine fest collective did a little how to makea zine workshop which was nice and we took the distro down for people to havea look through. I fink we sold one thing too but can't remember what it is. Anyway Rachael from Felt-Up was lovely and I recommend you check out the felt-up things. I think they might be changing it to Tuesday evenings.

The Penthouse has got really nice now too and their ciders is WELL cheap its like £2.40 or something which meant I could have 2 pints instead or my intended one. Megan who put on the Southampton Zine and Craft Fair knows the people who do the Penthouse now and they're lovely. We were thinking bout having a zine social night. Shebang zine do some kind of music night there too.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

inventory of the other half

a rift? never! it will be beautiful to be reunited at the weekend anyways. i might weep. in southampton of all places..

in my half of the distro, i currently have lots of random and anarchist zines (plus a few random anarchist zines, but, weirdly enuff, no anarchist random ones) which are on sale for "just" one pound sterling.

i also stock (for £1 unless mentioned):

- the drift book (£5)
- holidarity - the printers said " taking time out from ‘normal’ life to spend time in a beautiful location while engaging in politically useful activity with a community in struggle. Holidarity Zine is a really gorgeous, 140 cm2 booklet. Back to basics, the graphics were done by hand, and the designer scanned in fabrics to create wonderfully different background textures, which came out beautifully on the riso"
- jane - documents from chicago's underground abortion service 1968-1973
- going to places that scare me - chris crass (50p)
- postscript on societies of control - deleuze (50p)
- cellphones suck (50p)
- perform-a-zine - maggie
- visions of utopia - mujinga
- freedom machine
- claptraps 2,3 and 4 - bradford crew
- activist security
- transgender liberation - feinberg

plus lots of nice free stuff!

and using space 4 coming soon(ish)

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Inventory Schmentory

Well at least for my half of the distro.
A rift has come between us.

Loserdom #17 & #18 - £3 & £1.50 respectively
Mujinga #9 #10 #11 - £1 each
WWHRD (What Would Henry Rollins Do?) #3 - £1.50
Mild Peril #14 & #15 - £1 each
I Am on a Mission But, - 50p
The New Wave of Cut and Paste #4 & #5 - £1 each
If I Had a Hammer...Decommissioning the War Machine (Smash EDO zine) - £1.50
Twisted Wrongs and Crooked Rights #3 & #4 - £2 & £2.50 respectively
Artcore #26 - £4
I Live in a Fukt Up Society #3 - 50p
Squatters Handbook (13th Edition) - £1.50
The State by Randolph Bourne - 50p
Radical Routes 2009 Directory of Member Co-ops - £1
Intellectuals & Power - 50p
Everlong #10 & #11 - £1 each
Gadgie #24 - £1
Itchy Feet - £1 (I think)
Imaginary Uncles #1 - ??? probably 50p or £1
Rum Lad #4 - £1

There we go, that's what happens when you get a computer in your room, you spend half an hour typing out this crap. I'm going to watch the Wire.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Distro at actual gig shock!

After a rather long break from taking zines to shows I finally overcame the laziness last night to go to Social Circkle at the Greenhouse Effect in Hove. It was actually a really good show, I'd never been to the venue before but it was a nice dingy little basement affair with reasonably good sound, the only downside was the utterly ridiculouse bar prices, £3.30 for a pint of Strongbow! Social Circkle were pretty awesome and I would have liked to get a record but had spent all my money on a No Hope For The Kids record before said awesomeness was established. The support bands were Nowhere Fast, The Hard Way and the Teen Sheikhs who were all really good. I'm going to have to track down the Nowhere Fast 7" online I think.

The zine distro went ok, I was sharing a table with the Nowhere Fast guys but had enough room to spread out some zines and put the box on a stool for people to browse. Had a good few people flick through zines but only sold 3 inclusing the last copy of Ploppypants #8. Also sold one of our new additions, the Squatters Handbook 13th edition:

I'm feeling kind of motivated to take the distro to more gigs now. The next thing we've got lined up though (I think) is the Southampton zine fair 21st/22nd November:

Monday, 12 October 2009

october zine social

Well the October zine social went quite well yesterday - we cooked a roast and all got real stuffed. It featured Emma's cake-like yorkshire puddings, Mujinga's home-grown potatoes and some not quite cooked carrots. The peas were good. And gravy actually! That was grand.

I gave Ellie a rocket plant which we planted. I don't hold out much hope for it though coz instead of watering it, she sprinkled it liberally with lamp oil....

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

is you zine friendly?

We will most likely be reprazenting at dis .. yo yo yo .. etcetera ...

Thurs November 12

Alternative Press are hosting another awesome evening of Zines, comix, book arts and poetry at our second Zine Friendly event at the foundry, in order to promote our new project, the Zine Friendly Blog! A resource for Self Publishers far and wide, we will be listing venues, promoters, stockists and events that are all “Zine Friendly”!

To celebrate this we are inviting small pressers everywhere to come down and promote their own work. For free! All we are asking is that people donate what they can, even a zine or two, to help Alternative Press to keep promoting the scene.

There will be communal tables with lots of space for self publishers to sell their work. Also, printmakers or those with large work are encouraged to use the walls as a spontaneous temporary free arts space where you can stick up your work DIY style! BYOB (Bring Your Own Blu-tak!) Also, we are inviting some zine distributors to represent as much of what is going on in the scene as we can.

We’ll be having a cake sale with free tea, Knitting circle, CD compilation lucky dip (just bring a cd of your own favourite music and take your pick!), free blank zines for you to use and a poetry workshop followed by some performances and a short open mic…

Things will kick off at 7pm until around 11pm.

Look forward to seeing you all there!

86 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3JL


Monday, 14 September 2009

fotos from sept 11 zine social

zinesters hard at work

zines were available for sale and trade

collaging action

matilde trying to be social, bless her

Friday, 4 September 2009

So last night was the Arteries gig at the Hobgoblin, we took the distro down. When we got there the bands were setting up and we managed to nab a good size table next to the other merch people and laid out a selection of zines. We were sat next to a fellow zine distro man called Will who had a little box of vegan/freegan/anarchy zines, I got one about CCTV for free, and picked up some kick ass patches from Microscosm for a quid each:

I didn't manage to chat to Will but it was great to see other zines out at gigs. We sold quite a few, we're almost out of Ploppy Pants and the Zonked/Suspect Device split zine. There was an unfortunate incident with curry being spilt on a copy of Loserdom but it only suffered minimal smearing damage and the chap who was responsible paid for it (I think he was the guitarist from the Arteries actually!).

All the bands were really good as well, enjoyed Serf Combat and Apologies I Have None a lot. The dutch band Sweet Empire were staying at my house after the gig so I hung around with them and stayed up way too late drinking. Their touring driver/merch guy Daniel does a zine called Twisted Rights and Crooked Wrongs so it was cool to meet him and trade some zines. I even grabbed some of issues 3 and 4 off him to stock up the distro with.

Wicked night in all, makes me all enthusiastic about doing this distro lark more! Now for a busy weekend prancing around London!

teaser flyer out for brighton zinefest 2010

september11 zine social...

this weekend...

this distro will or has been at three events!!

starting off thursday at the hobgoblin

The New Wave of Cut & Paste presents...

The Arteries - myspace.com/thearteries
Householdname Record's finest. Welsh punk rock attack for fans of RKL, AC/DC or Lagwagon

Sweet Empire - http://www.myspace.com/sweetempiremusic
Netherlands punk rock ala Dag Nasty/Descendents

The Rabbit Theory - http://www.myspace.com/rabbittheory
Swiss emo/punk ala Rites of Spring/Husker Du - only Southern UK date!

Apologies I Have None - myspace.com/apologiesihavenone
London's worst kept secret, fucking incredible passionate punk rock that will be bigger than Michael Jackson this time next year

Serf Combat - myspace.com/serfcombat
Samiam via The Replacements indie tinged punk rock

then friday at hidden in london for a gabber party...

followed by a saturday outing to reclaim your future... yeah!


Monday, 17 August 2009

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

meet the team

mujinga makes zines which you can buy at etsy

ellie drinks cider and hence is often hungover (see foto).

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

next distro outing... sunday 16 augustus

Bangers/BTH release show! Spraynard farewell show! Chris White's birthday!


hectors house, brighton

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Gadgie #24 just in and online skatezines a-go-go

Rightyo, guess I'd better make some sort of first post attempt. What better way to start off though, than with the arrival in post of the new issue of Gadgie!

It's issue 24 from Marv (and oh! Debbie Harry is on the front cover) and his enthusiasm for punk rock and the Boston (UK of course) punk scene shows no sign of waning despite his advanced years. In an attempt to chronicle the punk rock history of Boston (this is part II) there's an interview with Aston from Boss Tuneage who's formative gig experiences took place there, and some recollections of the late Jas Toomer and associated mischief.
The rest of the zine is mainly Marv's personal writing about topics as varied as going on holiday to Scotland with his family, his first encounter with a twat using a handsfree phone, misheard song lyrics, and an account of Marv's newest football injury (which isn't half as boring as it sounds thanks to the great writing).
Then there's the usual zine and music reviews tucked away in the back, refreshingly it's not just pages of Marv writing about stuff he's been sent but doesn't like, which is nice because not only do I read all the reviews I also will be getting a hold of at least 2 or the records he recommends. Get it innit.
(mrgadgie @ hotmail.com)

I've been recently thinking about getting back into skateboarding now its summer again so I've spent a lot of my day at work discreetly watching skate videos on the computer. Also been checking out online skate zines, my favourite so far is http://www.ironxhanger.blogspot.com/ which I guess is technically a blog but it's really nicely done and better than the more magaziney type Lowcard (http://lowcardmag.com/) and Tweaker zine (http://www.tweakerzine.com/). Then there is, of course, Thrasher's online home (http://www.thrashermagazine.com/) which, obviously, has more stuff than the other sites but I still get peed off with the juvenile boy masculinity focus.

If anyone knows any good web or UK print zines out there that are about skating, tell me please. Or, probably rarer still, any zines or video archives or whatever that are by, for, or about female skaters. That would make me very happy.