Hey cool cats, you may have heard by now that punk legend Mike Watt will be playing at Jack Rabbits this Thursday. In case you may have missed some of Watt’s back catalog, JPL has you covered with the below selections. We Jam Econo is a terrific documentary on the Minutemen. Post-Mersh (3 Volumes) collects much of the Minutemen’s early work. Double Nickels on the Dime has been heralded as one of the best albums from the 80s. Ball Hog or Tugboat? is Watt’s first solo album with back up from members of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Dinosaur Jr. and Sonic Youth. D.I.Y or Die is another documentary about zine and music culture and it features interview footage with Mike Watt. Get busy!
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Posted by Andrew Coulon on March 24, 2011
Posted by Matthew Moyer on March 9, 2011
It would be an excellent idea if you take a few minutes out of your busy Saturday afternoon and head down to the Five Points Theatre to say goodbye to a titan of poetry, self-publishing, chapbooks, zines, and spoken word in our fair city. You’d better believe that the Zine Committee will be there.
Where and When:
Five Points Theatre
1028 Park Street
This event is free of charge.
Posted by Matthew Moyer on February 28, 2011
Let’s try our best to shake off the winter blues with some new and inspiring reading material, courtesy of your Zine Collection. We’ve got a REALLY mixed bag of items this time around. Look closely, you might find some VERY pleasant surprises in there.
Al Burian Goes to Hell.
America Go Fly a Kite.
Bejeezus. Vol. 10
Blood Moon Rising. Vol. 18
Brainscan. Vol. 20: Irreconcilable Differences
Caboose. Vol. 5: The Improvement Issue
Caboose. Vol. 6: The Health and Recreation Issue
Croq. Vol. 5
Duplex Planet. Vol. 179
Funwater Awesome. Vol. 3
The Gay Utopia.
Gendrfailz. Vol. 1: The First Appointment
Greenblooded: An Introduction to Eco-Friendly Feminine Hygiene.
Helios Eye: Hey Hey Hey.
Humanbeing Lawnmower. Vol. 1
Ink Nineteen: December 1995
Ink Nineteen: January 1996
Ink Nineteen: February 1996
Ink Nineteen: March 1996
Ink Nineteen: April 1996
Inside Front. Vol. 12
Jaded Hipsters Dig Whiskey Sours: Short Stories by the Urban Hermitt.
Lissajou: Tsy Misy.
Maximum Rock n Roll. Vol. 204
Mishap. Vol. 28
Movement Magazine. Vol. 18.1
The National Science Fair of Amazing New Discoveries.
Papercutter. Vol. 11
Phase 7. Vol. 7
Rad Dad. Vol. 17
Razorcake. Vol. 57
Razorcake. Vol. 58
Skin deep: A Smile Hon, You’re in Baltimore! Production.
Smile Hon, You’re in Baltimore. Vol. 13
Syndicate Product. Vol. 12
Tenacious. Vol. 16: Art and Writings From Women in Prison
Tough Junkie: Grab What You Can.
You Know What They Say.
Zisk. Vol. 15
Posted by Matthew Moyer on February 15, 2011
We’re sad to report that friend of the Zine Collection and Jacksonville writer par excellence Alan Justiss passed away over the weekend. Though he created a vast body of work, mixed it up with the likes of Alan Ginsberg and Charles Bukowski, and had a huge influence on at least two generations of young Jacksonville writers and creatives–and much will no doubt be written about that–we remember him fondly for his work above and beyond the call of duty in promoting the first Much Ado About Zines event last spring. Though obviously in ill health, Alan, acting as the grand old man of Jacksonville zines, undertook a hectic two-day schedule promoting and participating in the event. He appeared on WJCT’s First Coast Connect radio show (listen to that episode here) talking about the history of zines and chapbooks, gamely attended the gala fundraiser for the event, adding some much needed grit to the champagne bubbles, got up bright and early to do a reading on the day, signed books and chatted with fans, and finally attended a lunch with all of the other zine writers. His performance, shunning a microphone and relying on the gravitas of his voice for amplification, was just electrifying and incantatory. He easily held his own against savvy wordsmiths like Patrick Hughes and Duncan Barlow. It was a great thrill to be able to gather such a diverse and talented group of zine writers; but at the end of the day, it was Alan Justiss who sat at the head of the table. He will be missed.
Posted by Josh Jubinsky on February 10, 2011
Call me biased, but librarians are awesome – whether it’s a public library or university. I ran into my friend Mr. Ross Martin at a show in Deleon Springs last week. He works as a librarian at Seminole State College. Apparently he was jumping the gun on some spring cleaning, and low and behold he had a giant plastic tub of zines to donation to our collection. It was amazing.
His donation has a lot of older punk zines in it that will really help fill out our collection. A lot of them are specific to Florida as well. Thanks so much again Ross!
Posted by Matthew Moyer on January 21, 2011
It’s happened to all of us, you finish reading a zine, and wonder what exactly the band that gave that great interview sounds like? Sure, you could trawl around iTunes, but where’s the fun in that? The Zine Collection has teamed up with the Popular Media department at the Main Library to offer you a selection of albums from bands featured in the pages of some of our finest, cutting-edge music zines. They’re displayed with the new zines on the first floor of the Main Library, and we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by some of the selections. As always, maximum volume yields maximum results.
Maximum Rock N’ Roll Vol. 288
Clockcleaner – “Babylon Rules”
Maximum Rock N’ Roll Vol. 278
The Fall – “Hex Induction Hour”
Maximum Rock N’ Roll Vol. 278
Thee Headcoats – “Knights of the Baskervilles”
Maximum Rock N’ Roll Vol. 308
The Cramps – “Live at Napa State Mental Hospital” (DVD)
Maximum Rock N’ Roll Vol. 283
Jay Reatard – “Singles 06-07″
Maximum Rock N’ Roll Vol. 191 AND Razorcake Vol. 4
Minor Threat – “Complete Discography”
Razorcake Vol. 48
Otis Redding – “The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul”
Maximum Rock N’ Roll Vol. 179
Boysetsfire – “After the Eulogy”
Maximum Rock N’ Roll Vol. 289
Southern Death Cult – “Southern Death Cult”
Tail Spins. Vol. 33
Melt Banana – “Cactuses Come in Flocks”
Tail Spins. Vol. 19
Sebadoah – “III”
Many more to come…
Posted by Matthew Moyer on August 27, 2010
Indie comix legend James Kochalka loves our zines! In fact, here he is, captured by an intrepid photographer this summer while enjoying an issue of King Cat from the JPL Zine Collection’s archives! Kochalka, the creator of critically-lauded comics like Monkey Vs. Robot, Johnny Boo, American Elf, and Pinky & Stinky, actually got his start in minicomics and zines, finding both a forum for his work, and a community of peers that could offer up criticism and advice. From there, he has branched out into music, graphic novels, children’s books, and even a feature film project. Thanks for reading, James!
Posted by Matthew Moyer on August 9, 2010
Stop the Presses! Here are some freshly minted zines available for your reading pleasure. More to follow in the next couple of weeks:
Abort! Vol. 22 : more tales from the land where every day is prom night
Abort! Vol. 23 : Summer 2010
Beer Frame. Vol. 6 : the journal of inconspicuous consumption
The Cheese Stands Alone. Vol. 1
Dig It! Vol. 18
Dropping Out (for students). Vol. 1
Figure 8. Vol. 2
Flipside. Vol. 120
Grindhouse Journal. Vol. 10
Hawaii (1778-1959) : from western discovery to statehood
Hermenaut. Vol. 14
iii zine. Vol. 2
Jock Itch. Vol. 3
Murder Can Be Fun : 1993 datebook
Murder Can Be Fun. Vol. 6 : along came (Typhoid) Mary
Murder Can Be Fun. Vol. 12 : the art of murder
Murder Can Be Fun. Vol. 13 : death at Disneyland
Not Sorry. Vol. 2
One Way Ticket. Vol. 2
Pajomo. Vol. 1
Pajomo. Vol. 2
Passive Lobotomy Press. Vol. 5
Popnausea. Vol. 3
Punk Planet. Vol. 32
Shrike. Vol. 2
Spying Upon Lunatics : an Investigations compilation
Tail Spins Magazine. Vol. 4.19
Ten Foot Rule : proliferation
Twentybus. Vol. 10
Posted by Andrew Coulon on June 11, 2010
We will be at the Riverside Arts Market on Saturday, June 12, from 10 am to 3 pm. Stop by and say hi, sign up for a library card, check out some music CDs and a bunc of the newest zines:
AC Dickson’s guide to Ebay powerselling
All the days are numbered so*
Attic vs basement : fiction vs nonfiction
Been meaning to keep a journal
Beer powered bicycle. Vol. 5
Burn Collector. Vol. 11
Couch tag. Vol. 1
Datacide. Vol. 1
Dear motorist… : the social ideology of the motorcar
(em) zine. Vol. 15
Erosion. Vol. 5
Fine Print. Vol. 2.4
Forced Exposure. Vol. 18
Gegory Zobel’s Mental Health Advisory. Vol. 2
Greenwoman. Vol. 6
I $ you
Impact press. Vol. 57
Ker-bloom! Vol. 51
Kissoff. Vol. 10
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 174
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 179
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 190
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 192
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 196
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 238
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 239
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 240
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 241
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 243
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 244
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 251
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 255
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 264
Maximum rock n roll. Vol. 286
Movement magazine. Vol. 10.1
Mr. stubbles. Vol. 13
ND. Vol. 18
Portland bicycle culture primer. Vol. 2
Potluck: A Cooking Compilation
Psionic plastic joy. Vol. 13
Second best zine ever!
Slingshot. Vol. 101
The juniper. Vol. 12 : small living
The spaz. Vol. 4
There are worms in my oatmeal!!
Touched by an anvil. Vol. 16
Truckstop magazine. Vol. 19
Try, Try Again
Xtra tuf. Vol. 5.5
Posted by Matthew Moyer on May 29, 2010
Largely due to last month’s auspicious release of 100 new zines into our collection, we’ve grown too big for our trusty display shelf by the Popular Reference Desk. So we’ve moved! But only a few feet! Here’s the deal, from now on the familiar “Zine Island” will be devoted to all of the new zines that we’ve added to the collection over the last couple of months.
Meanwhile, all of your old favorites will be right over your shoulder. The zines won a gunfight with Louis L’Amour and Zane Grey and claimed some of the erstwhile Western shelving as their own. More new titles to come!