One Year Update
I hope this message finds you well. I write for a few reasons:
i) The fanzine has an address, found at http://thecribsfanzine.wordpress.com/
Martine runs the site from Amsterdam, and as with her work in the fanzine, puts a lot of effort and time on top of ‘harbour queen’ duties. Still in the early stages, and will slowly build up, but I am glad we have somewhere in the great ether of the internet. Also, the fanzine now has ‘assets’ in case of bankruptcy (inevitable) and can go to auction if any of you want to take up Kind Words from the Broken Hearted
one day. Moreover, it sounds like we have chosen to avoid tax law in the UK. Another positive.
ii) The fanzine has made a mockery out of grammar and the printing presses for one year now. Happy anniversary / birthday to us! I added up all the accounts (does that surprise any of you regarding ‘accounts’?!) recently and the bankruptcy referred to in (i) might come sooner than we think. I hope we can always verge on the abyss but still keep going! Makes everything seem cool for the hipster readers.
iii) The fanzine has a little mention within the discography section for the Cribs on Wikipedia
. Have a look, and see what you think: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cribs#Fanzine
A few people have asked whether anyone would like to help edit and change the Cribs page on the site, and will probably start a thread elsewhere on the forum to read views and ascertain interest. Vital in the modern climate, I suppose, and could act as a more informative read for casual Cribs fans, help generate more interest in the band, and act as an useful supplement (and advertisement…) for the ‘zine. Keep your eyes peeled on the forum.
iv) After five issues, people still seem interested to read! So ideas for a new edition (or perhaps two…) lie on the desk and accompany my thoughts on walks. I will not go into specifics, but I hoped to have one out by now, as delayed negotiations with another party to release a ‘split’ issue (yes, I pretend to release the issues similar to how my ideal band would!) have slowed things to a halt. However, things may pick up this week. Also, a prospective seventh has also started. All will become clear in due course, I promise!
v) Always on the look out for essays, reviews, poetry, verse, illustrations and interviews, so feel free to submit work to firstname.lastname@example.org
or contact @seenshysecrets on twitter.
Hopefully that makes sense to you all.
Keep the faith, up the workers and all that,
- Christopher x