Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I filled the whole front page with the catchiest words I could find

Hey look! It's the relaunch of Kitschykoo! Subcultural Lifestyle Magazine.

What was once a glossy little art magazine is now an anti-gloss and decidedly subversive looking little publication. Perfect for the newsprint aficionados amongst us.

I particularly like the disclaimer
hand-stamped on each copy, proudly declaring "NO COLOUR EVER!"

Congratulations to K for pulling off the rebirth of this magazine. And it's now free, yo.

And because it's rare for me not to stoop to shameless self-promotion, I won't keep you in suspense, since you knew it was coming anyway. If you like, you can download my article entitled And the Blogosphere Will Still Respect Him in the Morning which appears in this
issue of Kitschykoo.

Sled Island is fast approaching and I still haven't done anything about getting tickets yet. With the Resident Offspring's final exams sort of getting jumbled up amongst the festival, I don't want to be a bad mom and buy tickets for the Wednesday night Final Fantasy show when somebody should be studying for bio. And I am still working on convincing people that they want to stay downtown Friday night for an 11:30 pm Jon-Rae Fletcher show.

I really should get grabbing those tickets for Friday afternoon at Olympic Plaza, though (Malajaube, Holy Fuck, Liars, and the Breeders) and for Saturday night at the Warehouse (Sub-Linguals, WOMEN, Githead, HEALTH, and Holy Fuck).

Gotta get those while they can still be got.


bloody awful poetry said...

Wow. Sacrificing a Final Fantasy (OWEN! OWEN!) gig so your kid can study is a magnitude of sacrificialness that I can never fathom, let alone consider doing. Until I have my own little Residents Offsprings I suppose.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It is slightly easier when you have seen him several times before in concert, but it will still be painful, BAP. I did end up buying 4-day passes, so if the studying is progressing well, we still have the option to go. Thankfully the RO is one smart cookie.

~Jen~ said...

wonder if they are looking for a columnist by chance?! haha

justrun said...

You are so much cooler than me. And if you ever need to use that as a reference, feel free.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Who isn't,Jen?

I am revamping my cv as we speak, Justrun. Thanks, I expect this to land me a dream job.


Wow what a cool magazine! I'd hazard a guess that the publisher of that amazing newspaper comes from superior genetic stock. ;)

word verification: breastro

and because I'm still snickering at it proves in reality I'm 8 years old

Will said...

I've been reading a book about the history of "indie" culture so there has been a lot about zines and the roll they played in punk rock. With so many magazines shutting down, I wonder if we may see a renaissance of the cooler, subversive magazines that have a real personality behind them. While I think the closure of music magazines is part of music's natural evolution, I still love magazines as a medium. I love holding them in my hands and reading them. Here's to great magazines we can get behind!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Here's to the 8-year-old boy in all of us, Urban Blonde!
I do believe that the publisher of said magazine has an impressive pedigree. How did you know?

Amen to that, Will! I doubt that we need more zines that simply cite upcoming shows and review cds (although cd reviews are fun to read and either nod or shake your head at). But yes, something a little more subversive, something with some teeth and a slightly askew viewpoint, there's hope in that.

Allison said...

Four-day passes, smart planning. What a tremendous line-up. I hope you're able to take in some great shows.

Great article. The indie music world, is much like the film one, without a DIY approach, you're certain to fall quite easily. I feel that way with smaller museums too, its interesting to see how things get produced on both levels.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can imagine that small museums have to be a little more progressive, a little more unconventional, to survive, Al. Interesting connection to make, proving yet again that creative types have to keep upping the creativity.