Thursday, October 30, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Canzine is organized by Broken Pencil, a zine of indie zines. "Over 150 zines from across Canada on display and for sale! The heart of the event, indie publishers both in print and online come from across the country and the continent to show their waters! Be amazed at the creativity, ingenuity, and sheer weirdness."
One of the rooms was dedicated to the entertainment of the High Heels Lo Fi, a hot-saucy group of girls, a bunch of babes, wanton wits, plucking strings attached in the chord of F U in FUN. It reminded me of the opening stanza of The Shooting of Dan McGrew:
A bunch of babes were whooping it up in the Malamute saloon;
The kid that handles the music-box was hitting a rag-time tune;
Back of the bar, in a solo game, sat Dangerous Dan McGrew,
And watching his luck was his light-o'-love, the lady that’s known as Lou.
Their music is a "cocktail of poetry and blues, with garnishs of glam, rock, cheese, booze, and hilarity - with pink accessories." The audience for their performances grew as the day lengthened, proving that pinko is not just a watered down communist.
I was still nervous when the minders of Steel Bananas posed with their FREE SPEECH cards. They had bought 300 bananas for the occasion, from Price Chopper. So they exercised FREE SPEECH by handing out bananas bearing their website url. She selected a banana, held it towards me, "Here's a big one for you." What a flirt.