Exhibitionist comments at large
Hello Nat. We really must stop conversing like this.
The following is not a new thought, nor is it masquerading as a cure-all for Perth's cultural ills, but as a small way of DOing something & getting all those artistic party thoughts out to others so that they may start to talk about said party, thereby making it at least a verbal reality, is anyone interested in starting a magazine? I have little to no (read: no) experience of any variety of publishing, but upon my return to Perth I'll doubtless be deposited unceremoniously into a drained Olympic pool of spare time, so I'd be happy to do the shit-shovelling while I absorb everyone else's glowing wealth of experience. As hinted in previous posts I am better qualified than most to pack others' administrative faeces into self-seal envelopes.
Even within this website is an impressive collection of the skills desirable & necessary to fill an at least quarterly slim volume; I know I've seen enthusing musings to that effect on here before, has anyone taken any such steps?
What is the Perth independent mag situation like at the moment? Being a complete dilettante (pej.) with pretensions to more noble pursuits, I've been mentally rolling naked in the plethora of independent art/fashion/creative writing/sociopolitical-commentary type get-ups available in some discerning book shops here. It makes a welcome change from the dominant glossy gas filling most newsagency shelves, and I can't really imagine being able to put together a more likely group of people to kick something similar off in Perth & about Perth than those who puddle along in & around these pages. Interest & willingness always being, of course, important factors.
So, while I'm still holding this shovel, is anyone up for some printy printy fun?
And while you're looking, let me point you here and..... here. And if your mouse ball isn't getting sore, here.
And, then, there's The Believer & McSweeney's, but I shan't presume to direct you all where you've been already.
'comments' in the title used nominally, not verbally