Friday, July 2, 2010
Ont Road #12
It's perhaps fitting that the first zine I review while traveling through Europe (I'm in Copenhagen right now!), is this collection of writing about Luke's trips to various places.
This one's a bit different from the last issue as Luke goes on a bunch of trips that I can't imagine going on. I mean, I guess I understand that the only reason he went to St. Kitts and Nevis was because his mum was getting married, but I guess I can't imagine either of my parents doing that. (Though I suppose that's true for pretty much everyone.) Still, reading about him meeting the Prime Minister was kind of neat.
Also the trip to Portugal just to get drunk for a stag party is weird. Why spend all that money going somewhere else just to drink?
But, of course, there are the more usual type of travels: a tour with some punk bands around the UK and Ireland, and touring with another band around Germany and going to some big festival in the Czech Republic. There is also an article on the Manic Street Preachers, a review of a "travel pussy" by a guy from a Finnish punk band, and a load of record and zine reviews.
Luke has a distinct writing style, and while I do enjoy it, I desperately wish that he edited this a bit more, the spelling mistakes and errors frustrate me to no end, but I guess I am just obsessed with that sort of thing. Still, if you like reading about someone else's travel adventures this is worth checking out.