Dusty One-Shot

Dusty One-Shot / Free / Fourth-Sized / 8 Pages / mandypoet@hotmail.com / 

One of the zines that just focuses on the lyrics for one song, just like my rendering of “Texas On My Mind” by Pat Green, albeit with a lot less in the way of backgrounds. This zine is fairly Spartan, with clip art adorning the pages along with a line or two from Dusty Springfield’s “Wishin’ and Hopin’”, probably the most famous of eir’s songs. While the clip-art is interesting, the last page of the zine is one that really makes it for me. For example, the last page has a picture of Dusty, as well as an excerpt from a piece about her, that discusses the sexuality of Dusty, and eir’s desire to mainly follow the company of women. While I was not aware of this, I really want to know more about eir’s relationships, and maybe some more in the way of quotes would make this magazine better. However, with these clip art insertions and some minor work with stamped-out letters, the zine actually is a fun little ready, and I know that I can hear the lyrics from the original song as I see the lyrics. Fun. The only other thing that I would ask about the zine would be to not use quite as much in the way of paper, as only half the pages have material on them. I’m guessing that the editor wasn’t able to get double-siding printing, but all and all, this is a minor complaint.

Rating: 5.6/10

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Ph.D. in Political Science, Kent State University. I have been the editor at NeuFutur / neufutur.com since I was 15. Looking for new staff members all the time; email me if you are interested. Thanks!

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  1. I received a copy of Texas On My Mind that was donated to the Special Collections at the UWM Library in Milwaukee. There is no date and that info would be a great help in adding to the catalog. If you could email this to me that would be wonderful. Thanks!

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