Notes From The Flip Side: 09.09.2001
So the contest is over. A BUNCH of people entered (honestly, more than I thought would) but only five could win. So, congrats to Justin, Andrea, Elizabeth, Matt and Jill. Let me know if anything goes awry with the prize package.
I'm also trying to assemble an STM/PRA email list so I can inform you about updates to the site, let you know when a new issue of the zine is out and let you know when merch is available (and merch is coming soon). It would probably mean one extra email per month in your inbox. Since I hate spam, you can be sure that this list will NEVER be used for anything not directly related to PRA or STM. So here's the deal - if you email puckett at punkrockacademy dot com by 09.29.2001 to add your name to the list, I'll enter you in a drawing to win one of five copies of CrimethInc's Days Of War, Nights Of Love. It's simply one of the most inspiring and provocative books that I've read in recent years. Again, I'll be pulling names out of a hat. Please include a mailing address.
As a final note, I spent a little over a week on the road with tiltWheel and The Urchin. I got to see Dillinger Four four times in three days and realize that they are truly princes amongst men. I saw Toys That Kill repeatedly and thought that their rock was great. I saw a band called Rivethead do a few songs in Iowa City (I got to First Avenue too late to see them in Minneapolis) and they just killed me - then we all went back to the Country Inn where we snuck into the pool at 2 a.m. and went nuts. I got to see a really great band - and nice bunch of guys - called Laymen Terms in Denver and Colorado Springs. I met Denise, Jerrod, Jenny, Mark, Stefan and Christian. It was weird to be sitting in Fort Collins and talking about Hakim Bey with Christian, but I'll take conversations like that where I find them. I got to see Nichol, Todd, Yoichi, Big, Masa and Kio again. Times like these are days that I'll never forget.
A tour diary is on the way, but I've been sick since I got back so you'll have to wait for that one.
Fairweather, "If they move ... kill them"; Reach The Sky, "Friends, Lies And The End Of The World"; Sunday's Best, "Poised To Break"; American Nightmare, "Background Music"; Jimmy Eat World, "Bleed American"
Wallace Stegner, "Joe Hill"; Howard Zinn, "On History"; Jeroen de Valk, "Chet Baker: His Life And Music"; Steven Heller and Georgette Ballance, eds., "Graphic Design History"; Mary Ann Caws, ed., "Manifesto: A Century Of Isms"