Sunday, March 11, 2007

Gullible/Blurt Split Makes A Splash On The Internet

As reviewed by James McQuiston, Editor, NeuFutur magazine.

Reviewed 10 March 2007

The split is about traveling and drinking. I am familiar with the work
of Lew (Blurt!), but I have not familiarized myself with Chris
(Gullible). Chris is linked more with the whole band dynamic, where Lew
comes off as an individual that has been afflicted with wanderlust. I
must say that I am jealous at all the places that both individuals go.
As someone that collects 40 ounce bottles, I'm sure Lew has tapped
through a few I don't have. Anyways, each author has their own style.
While the split is set up so that 24 pages are one zine and the other
twenty-four pages (accessed by flipping over the zine) are the other,
there seems to be a lot of unity between the two writers. While a
number of splits seem to be working at different levels, Chris and
Lew's work during this split show that splits can work. While the drink-heavy of prose written by Lew can get a little tiring, eir
writing during this issue has some of the funniest lines that I've read
in zinedom this year. For example, there is just a page of things that
individuals said to eir in order to make Lew remember what had happened
during the last night. On the other hand, there is another high point
of the zine in Chris' side of the split, where ey points out a tip list
for those individuals going out on the road (which I believe was reprinted
in another zine, but the readership I believe is different between the
two). Get a copy.