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Shakeytown Radio: Claremont Zinefest 2014 (43 mins)
Brodie returns to Claremont for the second annual Claremont Zinefest! Interviews with Tori Holder, xGRRRLx Zine, Yumi Sakugawa, Raymond Duran, Rusty Jordan, Jen and Aria from Skinned Knees, Suemi Guerra, and more!
Hey friends I am featured with all these cool zinesters from the Claremont Zine Fest. I sound very animated..
Leon and I always feel very lucky when we embark in these fun adventures to table at events. The Claremont Zine fest was a great day trip to leave LA and venture off to a new county. I packed all my zines nicely in my green suitcase and my brother was sweet enough to go with me and I wrapped Leon’s glass fish tank in bubble wrap.
It was literally our first trip on the Metrolink so we had no idea that there was an actual real time schedule to catch a train. When we arrived to Union Station we didn’t know where to purchase our tickets so we asked a lady who was sitting in the front desk and she told us that on weekends you can’t purchase your ticket in the window that we had to use the machine. While we were trying to figure out were the ticket machine was located. I happened to notice that there was an actual departure time schedule which was at 10:35 a.m. We managed to find the machine and time was golden because we had only 10 minutes to buy our ticket and figure out which terminal to go too. But it wasn’t going to be easy there was a line of people waiting to purchase their tickets and one of the machines was out of service only two were working. I did not dare to check my phone for the time I just stood patiently waiting to purchase my tickets. When this man with his suitcase said, “I need to cut in front of this line, because my train is about to leave.” Then this lady with jet black hair that was behind me tells him we are all waiting to take that same train to San Bernardino.” The man had to go to the back of the line. Finally it was our turn to purchase our tickets and I quickly pushed the buttons and bought two day passes to travel on the train. My brother and I rushed to find the terminal but we were walking in the wrong direction towards Amtrak and then I asked someone they didn’t know which way was terminal 6 to Metrolink. Then my brother said let’s go through the tunnel (I did not have time to take pictures or feel like I was in Pharrell’s Happy Video the one he shot at Union Station) Sorry I sometimes get side track when telling stories. We finally find terminal 6A and 6B we were not sure which way to go left or right and lucky for us the lady with the jet black hair was running towards us and I asked her and she said terminal 6B so we ran fast up the stairs and I just remember looking at this huge train staring back at me as we ran inside. My heart was beating fast and my brother and I found two seats. We both laughed, because we couldn’t believe that we made it just in time then the conductor announced on the loud speaker that we would be departing shortly and my brother tells me “You are lucky that we made it.” The cool thing is that we made it on time to the Claremont Zine Fest to set up at 12:00 p.m.
I have way too many ideas written in journals. Many times they are bunch of thumbnail sketches of possible art projects. I dream about making, but today I decided to put together a photo zine. The six pictures I selected for “Hello Hello” made my heart smile with joy, because they are pictures that I took when I went for a walk.
I am getting ready for Claremont Zine Fest. There is only a limited edition of colorful “Suicidal Goldfish” packages and of “A Substitute for Love.” It is pretty fun spending my days of Spring Break being crafty.
Friends I want to let you guys know that I also have a Facebook page…https://www.facebook.com/suicidalgoldfish
My favorite poet Marisela Norte sent me this beautiful postcard with a sweet message: “Wishing you a creative weekend..”
Made my day…:)
Waiting to cross the street,
the hot sun beaming waiting for the light to turn green
you look so perfect standing so tall across the street in your black skinny jeans and your hair filled with gel
Your skin was very pale that you reminded me
I thought we were just going to pass each other across the street, but we both ended next to each other putting money on our tab cards to get on the train
All I can take from this moment is that you were wearing a t-shirt that had the letters PSM across your chest.
HOTT MT - Blue Dream
“Blue Dream” is the b-side track to the “Never Hate Again” 7” vinyl.