So Shaka Zine #4 is out. I rushed it, to be there at the party last week. My haste shows to me. I already found quite a few errors. I even forgot we were on our third print issue, and jumped from #2 to #4. Poor Shaka Zine. Yet I got some okay response from a critical cutie, so you might not hate it. I'm always too hard-on myself. How come I had to skip #3 for? Third time's a charm! While you're online, ditch Shaka Zine and spend some time at Contrast Magazine. They got them a team of heavy hitters over there. So weird when you know your friends for like 10 years, and then start to see them with lusty eyes 'cause they're so kick-ass and not 15 anymore. Photos and articles, de rigeur blog, artist interviews plus even Contrast TV. And we apparently have the same taste in men. I better not be sleeping on the print mag.
There's some other zines I found layin'round. Can't find 'em no more, so I won't make upp contact info. A couple of 'em didn't have none if I remember correctly.
I picked upp a copy of Abduct at 39 Hotel. My friends were just complaining how there's no zines, and in that same club I find one. It's got a lotta pleas and pics of Pilipinos people who've been 'disappeared'. There's statistics and bios about missing people, but no suggestions or solutions. I think the only contact info is their bibliography of places like Amnesty International and some other do-goodniks.
So Nails magazine makes me nostalgic. Every "underground scene" era has it's how-to manual, and this is Honolulu's Version 2.008 with rants about vital issues like how all hardcore shows should be "all ages" since it's the keikis who've kept the scene alive; or that there's too many post umpteenth-wave ska bands in the islands. The same things generations of punk-zine dorks were complaining about years ago...because it's still fuckin' true! Try look for them where they stay at myspace.com/sonailshawaii
Urban Advertisement also reminded me of some old zines, like HK (Hawaiian Knights) and Mungen (currently DBA Flying Coffin). Basically just an interview with a local graffiti artist about his art, growing upp in Hawaii, and how things have changed both in Hawaii and graff in general. I'm so gay I forget his name. Shit I gotta find my copy. I got it at Prototype, but I didn't see none last time I was there. If you see Lofa, try ask him about it. He knows all.