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Simon Reynolds At The Guardian

One of my favourite music writers ever, Simon Reynolds, is now blogging regularly for the web end of the Guardian newspaper here in Britain. This is his first piece:

In the age of Blogger, Live Journal and other online formats for non-professional music commentary, the fanzine ought be on its last legs, a relic of another era, as antiquated as an electric typewriter. Yet strangely zines are holding their ground. People still make them. And it’s not just die-hard veterans from the golden age of the fanzine (approximately 1977 to 1994, punk rock to riot grrl) but younger people who’ve never known a world without email and the web. Although it’s hard to quantify, it feels like the fanzine is making a resurgence in the face of digital culture…

Which I find particularly interesting in light of recent thoughts about Papernet.

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  1. Vegas Vegas

    WOAH, this is freaky. I JUST started writing the first issue of my zine today. I thought I was being original… :(

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