(issues 2 through next-to-last)
New! New! New! Zzaj PODCAST!
INTERVIEW - we're honored to have bassist Mimi Jones as our interviewee!!!
Zzaj-rant on "LIVE show reviews" (Cara Clarke, Sour Owl & Jillian Fate)
Evermore exciting MUSIC reviews (over 20 splendid new reviews)
Announcement about Don Campau's "Living Archive" (unique perspectives on the whole "home-taper" phenomenon in the '80's & '90's) project in our HAPPENINGS section - plus see the announcement below!
In Issue # 94 (& later):
More fine interviews & music reviews with today's INDIE "shakers & movers"
NOTE: We are now back in our home at 5308 65th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98513 - so, please send ALL materiel for review to the Lacey address - that's Zzaj Productions, c/o Dick Metcalf, 5308 65th Avenue SE, Lacey, WA 98513! I still don't have COMCAST available yet, so please use firstname.lastname@example.org until I'm able to get high-speed in the house again!
We don't take poetry submissions by snail; please e-mail poetry submissions to email@example.com - but DO email us anything you have you would like published - we are sorely in need of more poetry, as some of our previous submissions got "lost" when my HD crashed last month.
An artist is "nothing" if they don't remember "where they came from"... though nearly all the products in our catalog are now digital, every single one of them came from a TAPE! That's how I got "jump-started", by the way, with the HOME-TAPER network. There is a BRAND-NEW site dedicated to keeping track of many aspects of the music produced in those early, early days, called The Living Archive - from one of the DJ's who helped MAKE it all HAPPEN! I've been talking a lot with Don about his site/project & expect to be involved with it in the coming months! Hope YOU will too!
Long-time reader and musician Dave Fuglewicz: I.N. was one of the first 'zines to respond to my work. It was a great 'zine way back then and has maintained the highest of standards every step of the way. 'Zines have come and gone, some with great fanfare, some with quiet aplomb, but few can match the Zzaj for the dedication and fortitude it takes to keep cranking it out. Diversity and ... originality are recognized and applauded, that, in my opinion has always been one of I.N.'s greatest "traits". Number 93 brings us all ever closer to the magical 100th issue. I highly recommend a visit and a read. Y'all get there now. :-)
Music promoter Ann Braithwaite's followon to Dave's comment: Couldn't agree with you more, Dave. And have you heard Dick's music? Great!!