Friday, October 1, 2010

Loserdom #19

By lots of people!

I always think it's fun to read travel stories about places you've been or lived. You get to critque what the author did: "Why didn't they go there? Of course that's awesome! Hah, you fool, you should have known better." and wonder if you ever walked passed them when you were in approximately the same place.

So it was with some joy that I opened up this issue of a (quite thick) Irish punk zine to discover an account of a trip to Vancouver that one of the authors went on a few years ago. I was a little disappointed that it didn't mention more places I had been to (or even exciting new places I hadn't heard of), but I was at least vindicated in my belief that the thrift stores there are a billion times better than the ones over here. If only the creators had a copy of my zine guide to Vancouver though!

Also included here is an article on urban foxes, a good interview with someone who works for the Irish Refugee Council (a group that helps refugees arriving in Ireland, as opposed to helping Irish people become refugees), a comic about how awesome cycling is, and the standard band interviews and zine reviews.

Still, there's a lot of good content here, and it's presented in an attractive package featuring a lino-printed cover!

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