CD'sAvailable Now! In anticipation of the Fourth Davey G and the Keyboard Cd, here is something to tide you over until then!!!
Davezines 1-12 (including 9.5!)
Low Level Bureaucrats 2: (Karl) Love Story. Karl Love attempts to bring legalized gambling to Beatown, the fictional town that I have loosely…okay, not so loosely…based on Baltimore (maybe with a little Portland thrown in). This story really seemed to write itself. Yes, get 11 and 12 together and you cannot go wrong!
All about my move to Portland, I had an amazing amount of bad experiences, which of course are always more interesting than the good ones. I think if you don’t actually know me personally, this is as close as it gets. I love this issue, and I hope you will, too.
A travel zine, a 25 day cross-country tour. The sheer urgency of this project is it’s major appeal. Lots and lots of pictures, I’m just glad I was able to see New Orleans before Katrina, and man if that Mt. Rushmore isn’t the scariest thing ever. I honestly think everyone needs to go cross-country in an automobile at least one time in their lives, it is one of the coolest, most fun, and amazing experiences you can ever have, and here are the details of my trip.
Contains what I feel is my oeuvre, my greatest work, the absolute pinnacle of the Davey G and the Davezine world (so far) : Little Bits of Heaven, the story of a man who tries to hand out chocolate on the school playground and can’t figure out why everybody avoids him. Bury me with this issue.
This one holds a special place in my heart, as I pour it out about the band I played drums for during the early part of the ‘90’s. This ’zine was the thickest to date (about 36 pages) and it taught me that if I write about something I care about, that passion is bound to connect with somebody. This also coincides with the beginning of Davey G and the Keyboard, and contains the conclusion to The Side Effect, rendering this zine a must-have for all fans.
Part 2 of The Side Effect, plus an interview with Adam Danger, and part two of a dark and moody story I began in “6” called The Institution.
Number 6 is my gem--I had purchased an old Macintosh and it completely revolutionized the zine-making process…not in any design oriented way, just in the fact that I was no longer at the mercy of my bad typing skills if I made a mistake. 6 contains the first part of The Side Effect, a three part story about a man whose impotency medication makes him retarded. There is also an interview with a kid I used to work with named Alvin. This was reviewed in Maximum Rock ‘N Roll.
A very Mad Magazine-inspired collection of back stories, this is actually something of a fan-favorite. There is a fairy tale story parody of Jack and the Beanstalk called Beans? and a neat little Vault of Horror style story called “We Eat Our Mistakes.” It’s probably the most “bathroom reader”-friendly book I have: very easy to get through but plenty of places to stop and look.
The conclusion to Fun and Games, and also the debut of the standard half-size format (cheaper to produce, duh), plus a quick-y called Two Old Men in a Coffee Shop, which I once used in a reading many years ago. Get 3 and 4 together. I serialized as an attempt to hook the reader into reading more Davezines, much like the professional crack dealer, ‘cause, you know, Davezine is like crack.
Part 1 of Fun and Games, a story about first love…sort of, plus Danny’s Job, told by a father whose son gets a job in a ghetto grocery store, much to his chagrin. Dave #3 was the beginning of any serious effort to get the zine out there. I even sent it in for review at the City Paper, and somewhere out there is a t-shirt with this image on it (though ironically I do not have one). Get this zine and then get number 4 for the conclusion to Fun and Games.
The follow-up, 4 short stories, including Dishwashing, Gun Toting, a farcical tale of a man who holds the kitchen staff of a restaurant hostage while he washes the dishes. Helpless is my first attempt at a serious story, and was written in one sitting after an incident on the bus. It’s pretty packed, typed on a 25 year old electric typewriter, as I looked to stretch my writing capabilities, just a bit.
Ahhh, here’s where it started, the Warren G. Harding cover and all. Issue 1 has Lobster For Hire, my first semi-Baltimore related story, plus a couple of other nuggets, all written on an old manual typewriter and photocopied, single-sided, very low-budget and immediate. A must!
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