Swap! Zine started January of last year. Since then, we’ve produced 9 issues with a tenth on the way! I couldn’t have done it without your support. Thank you!
" I walked into the Sanitarium with my banjo on my back, my fiddle player in tow. I had heard about a magical place, a beautiful bed and breakfast-turned venue that welcomed in all sorts of local and traveling musicians. I had only played a few open mics before, and this place, the Sanitarium, seemed like the kind of venue where a greenhorn such as myself could make connections, play a few songs and maybe even feel at home…" — HT on her expectations of The Sanitarium, issue 9
" Rumors and whispers are all heard of the dogons… When I first laid eyes upon them i was blasted by primitive electric sex! Three monstrous tiki men strut the stage pounding out aggressive distorted rock forcing me to scream and stomp! These hairy, loincloth wearing, tiki masked men have won my fandom in less then ten seconds in to there act. The crowd around me surly felt the same. If I know there is a dogon show, I’ll be there!" — Curtis Campbel, Magazine Dirty on THE DOGONS
" Buried deep within a darkened tomb, hidden away from the psychotic violence and diseased fornication surrounding Grover Beach, Ca., lies Depths of Chaos. Guitarist/vocalist Darien Lohof, drummer Tom Hoopes, bassist Joey McDaniel, and guitarist Ty Richardson make up this merciless alliance. Together they have vowed to play death metal until an eternal darkness has covered the earth and slaughtered all of life.” Raymond Rudy Deleon on Depths of Chaos
"It’s not everyday a couple of retired superheroes agree to an exclusive sit down interview to discuss their life post crime-fighting, but that’s exactly what The People’s Champ and Extra-Ordinary Guy had agreed to do." - Julian Calvillo on We Were Superheros
"I got lucky because the cup was still kind of full with pee. I picked it up out of my pants and topped it off, then threw it on the car. I pulled up my pants and jumped into my friend’s car. She told me that I spelt like piss and made me hold my hands out the window. She said she’d take me to a bar to clean up"— Biba Pickles
The set ends in a blast of tube distortion and what sounds a lot like vocal chords experiencing their own private Chernobyl. There is scattered clapping around the room, the bandwives check their watches, and some asshole yells “play ‘Behind the Wall of Sleep.’””
— Nicky Jon, on The Dead Volts, issue 9
Slinging dope ain’t easy, but California’s State Law 420, (really stoners?) and Prop 215 make it legal for me to carry eight ounces of medical grade pot to qualified patients around SLO County.”
— Alex Hauschild of slocalifornia.com, Tales of a Dope Delivery Driver
"I love the neighborhood my box is in. They’re a lot of really bright colored houses by its location that seem to fit the bold colors of my box. While I was painting my box, I received a ton of compliments by residents that live nearby saying they were so excited that this particular box was the one they would pass by on a daily basis." — Artist Alister Dippner on his electrical box art, recently under fire
Biba Pickles Horoscope: Happy birthday, November babies!
Sagittarius (Nov 22nd – Dec 21st):
You are probably the most impulsive person out of anyone you know. That can be scary when you get drunk and the night winds down at a party. You end up just screaming at people “I’ll do it, I dare you to watch me do it” like you’re in some sort of hostage situation. This usually leads to you breaking a bottle over your head or fighting a man for his pants and underwear. The death match at parties is usually the death of the party. People get scared when some kind of injury may be imminent. Tone it down, and don’t get drunk at parties anymore. Your life is like a used tampon.
Read the latest issue of SWAP! here
The last time I saw next month’s cover artist, he was dancing on stage while Agent Orange played, waving a big, plastic “cock” he had either purchased/acquired from a San Miguel Mexican restaurant…As you know, every month, readers get a glimpse into the life of one local artist as they take over the cover of SWAP! ZIne In December, we’ve got Mr. Don McKee. And he’s a weird dude.
Neal Breton’s art is featured throughout the latest issue…I love the use of bunnies in this one. : )
Hey swappers! Issue no. 8 is out now! Find it at Kreuzberg, Dr. Cain’s Comics & Games, Boo Boo Records and Retrofit, as well as a handful of other cool local businesses. Also, read online at http://issuu.com/swap_zine/docs/oct_swap_for_print_final_super_fast/3