40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

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40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by linus » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:31 am

I'm planning a fanzine for indietracks from the perspective of indiepop fans (and movers and shakers) who happen to be over 40 (years old)...

yes

it's a good idea

given that many an indiepop icon is now advancing in years and that the dreaded eighties (for those that were earning a wage or not- bloody thatcher!- at the time) are seen as something of a golden age by people who were only five at the time (or not even born) I felt a fanzine from the perspective of the old folk might be in order

yes

it's a good idea

so I'm looking for contributions/polemic/rambling reminiscences/refreshingly enthusiastic 'today is better than ever'-type lies/werther's originals, etc from anyone who's willing to 'fess up to being that old

and then we can be sniggered at by young people with discernible ribs and knees that bend without creaking

come on, it's an exercise in public humiliation

like running for the bus or attempting to dance to dubstep at your age

come on!

either join my merrie band here or pm me

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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:54 am

sounds like it will be an interesting read!
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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by linus » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:56 am

don't ramp up people's expectations too high, cara, let's just say, 'it will have words in that people might read', and then people won't be disappointed

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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by tonieee » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:28 am

Yay! I qualify as a young un!

Whether I still will or not by the time Indietracks comes around is immaterial...

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Post by Trev » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:29 am

I will be 40 a few days after indietracks..... so maybe I could write something. Not sure what, mind.
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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by MJHibbett » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:54 am

I think this is the kind of thing that will be an excellent resource for Correct Opinions, but which will not be appreciated by young people, because they are idiots.

I would like to write an article called "If you don't want to be asked to move, don't stand in the doorway, you young idiots. And pull your trousers up." Would that be the sort of thing you're after?

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Post by linus » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:56 am

it's the sort of thing I expect from the likes of you, mark

yes, please!

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Post by philjunebride » Wed Mar 24, 2010 2:46 pm

Can Mark, Rocker and I model some lovely cardigans whilst pipe-smoking for the cover? :-)

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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by linus » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:14 pm

I was hoping to have a picture of one of you chaps on a sit-down mower

doing some sitting, obviously

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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by MJHibbett » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:35 pm

I don't know if this'll work, as it's on Facebook, but SURELY this is it:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pi ... 1554856841

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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by indiansummer » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:50 pm

i may start one in response/retaliation called 'WHIPPERSNAPPER', for the know-it-all who didn't see any of it.
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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by linus » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:09 pm

perhaps it's not such a brilliant idea but I intend to perservere... I'm not looking forward to sending that first email to whichever indiepop notable I approach, an opening gambit of 'you're old, so am I, I'm writing a fanzine about old people in indiepop... why haven't we grown out of it? why won't we? what do you mean you're not old? do you remember spangles?' might not garner too fruitful a response

well, I might get a rather fruity response but... did I ever tell you about the time I wrestled a pony on the stage of the london palladium during a bombing raid by mrs mills and her boogie woogie piano greats?

'it's like the oldie but indie'

this'll end in tears and self-recrimination, I'm sure

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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by indiansummer » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:19 pm

i think it'll be interesting to read... different perspectives are fun to read

i'm looking forward to it anyway
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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by MJHibbett » Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:28 pm

fogofideas wrote:perhaps it's not such a brilliant idea but I intend to perservere...

'it's like the oldie but indie'
a) it's a GRATE idea
b) it has the BEST slogan
c) at least you'll be guaranteed coverage on 6Music!

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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by linus » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:38 pm

MJHibbett wrote:I don't know if this'll work, as it's on Facebook, but SURELY this is it:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?pi ... 1554856841
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Post by a layer of chips » Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:45 pm

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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by Klove » Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:04 pm

This is the best idea for a fanzine ever. As an oldarse, I wish I had seen it sooner.

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Re: 40+ fanzine: 'it wasn't like this in my day'

Post by linus » Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:11 pm

it died on it's arse, really, I got four interviews, two of which appear in issue two of my overpriced undersold fan's magazine 'a fog of ideas' (they were with dick from armitage shanks and pete from horowitz) and the other two with messrs mark hibbett and phil wilson appear at my widely ignored blog also called 'a fog of ideas'

these interviews are steeped in wit- borne of experience- and wisdom- norman- and anyone feeling a bit drab and old should read them because they're a tonic, I intend to read them myself once I've posted this

as for those that didn't reply to my request to be at the receiving end of an 'in the psychiatrist's chair' style probing... I think most people I contacted didn't want to 'fess up to being 40+ or were unsettled by my use of the word 'probing' and the way I had my hands on my aggressively thrust-forward hips when I yelled that word at them

or else assumed I was having a mid-life crisis and didn't want to join in

more fool them, my mid-life crisis isn't due until next year

it's going to be spectacular

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