Blurt #4 / Gullible #27 / $1 ($2PPD) / 48M / Lew Houston, 135 Wapwallopen Rd, Nescopeck, PA 18635 /
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, Iâ€™m sure Lew has tapped through a few I donâ€™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 Lewâ€™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 Iâ€™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 Chrisâ€™ 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.