A week older, a week wiser...I hope these posts do not become irritating or too familiar. I'm sure it breeds contempt or something similar.
Would love to read any submissions for the fanzine, open to short or long pieces. I thought I would review what I hold at the moment. There are short (fifty words) lyrics and poems, a few personal reflections on the band (300-400 words), and a long essay (3,000 words) all completed. Moreover, eight people are currently writing things, which I thoroughly look forward to reading, and will fill the pages with thoughtful and intelligent opinion on the band. With work and other commitments, "these things take time", and I am unsure when they will arrive. All in due time, I am certain, and there is no deadline or time limit. I would like to get something out over the summer, so fingers crossed.
On a similar note, thanks must go to Jade, who got in contact with Nick Scott, the designer, who has produced some excellent artwork for the Cribs amongst other bands. Jade pointed me in the direction of Nick, who I spoke with, where he offered advice from his own time editing a fanzine, and kind words on the idea of a physical 'forum' on the band.
Feel free to submit somehing through email or PM. I really would like to read any creative work, and discretion and anonymity can be kept if so desired.
One final thing, how would people feel about sending a stamped address envelope once the fanzine is complete? A bit premature, but it is a sticking point I thought about for a while. The actual thing will be A5, which is a feasible fit, and second class postage in the UK is about 50p at most. For the Continent, which relates to few people on here, I can look into that nearer the time.
Anyway, spiel over, would love to read and hear responses! According to the 'views' counter on this topic, more than one hundred and fifty looked at it in a week. There is interest - I think! - so post here or comment if you can!
Hope those who attended - and some even played! - Rockness, Get Loaded in the Park and Long Division had a great time...
- Christopher xxx