Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by Colin » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:50 pm

a fog of ideas wrote:it's such a brilliant fanzine- heartfelt and necessary- if anyone needs any convincing of why indietracks matters to people or why a love of indiepop isn't something to be ashamed of this solid gold artefact d'pop ought to be smacked 'round the back of their heads repeatedly until they understand

pete's created something truly special, a manifesto of sorts that's convinced a jaded old reprobate like me that 'it' (indiepop, life, the universe, you, me, them, everyone, everything, right now) matters and that it's worth it and yadda yadda yadda

the love letter to the deirdres toward the end is just about the most perfect thing

truly a thing of genuine beauty and fire
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The bit about Sophie Deirdre holding Pete's pinkie (sorry if that sounds rude) while she was reassuring him about their gig made me well up a bit.

Also, I think it's a mark of really good music writing if it makes you listen to a song you've heard a hundred times and hear something new in it. There's loads of examples of that for me in this zine.

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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by String Bean Jen » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:57 pm

Colin wrote: The bit about Sophie Deirdre holding Pete's pinkie (sorry if that sounds rude) while she was reassuring him about their gig made me well up a bit.
Aw, I remember him telling me that sweet story. I can't wait to get a hold of this!! What a fool for not acting first thing on Saturday.
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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by Outcognito » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:58 pm

What a brilliant zine. I love the fact that it's so personal from start to finish - the piece about Pete's mum and the everpresent Abba sadness. Knowing me Knowing You - sometimes, I just can't get through that whole song. Lyrically, It's overwhelming. The Apelphi feature is great and Marianthi's piece reaches the heart and soul of things. Oh - and the headlines are so apt! How Pete can cover the print/paper cost of these at 50p is quite beyond me.
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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by PurpleHippo » Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:55 am

I'd like a copy. How do I get one?
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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by humblebee » Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:36 am

*blushes profusely*

All this praise is nearly too much, even for an adulation junkie like me. Note the word 'nearly'.

PurpleHippo - when I've got more copies printed up you'll be able to order one from Caramel:
http://www.spiralscratchpop.com/caramel/

When that great moment is upon us I'll post here to let you know.

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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by humblebee » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:03 am

It appears that the lovely people at Caramel now have BBDB in stock and are accepting orders, so PurpleHippo and anyone else who wants one, get thee there.

The zine will also be available soon from the Fraction Discs mail-order shop in that Sweden. Wooo!

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Post by indiansummer » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:05 am

Oh cool... i'll be ordering one! Looking forward to seeing it!
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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by RITH » Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:23 pm

While sadly the first attempt at sending me this stranded somewhere in a post office, I got hold of this finally a couple of days ago (thanks M!). Very nicely put together, Pete, and sincerely pleasant-while-easily-on-the-right-side-of-not-throwaway reading material.

In other words, I enjoyed this very much.

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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by indiansummer » Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:58 am

humblebee wrote:If I were producing another issue of my zine
And you are, right?
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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by humblebee » Wed Jun 09, 2010 10:10 am

Hee!

Yeah, one day. I've got an album to finish first though!

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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by RITH » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:38 am

I read through this from start to finish again yesterday, and it seemed even more inspiring this time. And it looks so lovely, too.

Is that album finished now, so you can start on BBDB2?

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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by roundbitsofplastic » Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:45 pm

Funnily enough, I mentioned this zine to a friend of mine the day before yesterday. Think I might have already "loaned* my copy to someone :-/
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Re: Bye Bye, Duffel Boy

Post by humblebee » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:15 am

RITH wrote:I read through this from start to finish again yesterday, and it seemed even more inspiring this time. And it looks so lovely, too.

Is that album finished now, so you can start on BBDB2?
*hollow laughter*

Thanks, anyway. I wouldn't rule out doing another one, one day - I was pretty proud of issue 1. Must get myself a copy sometime - I don't think I have one left!

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