The Shield Around the K
2013-12-13 09:16 pm (UTC)
Hah, he actually goes on about zines a bit in the video and basically says, "In this day and age NO ONE should be making a zine." I don't know if he's talking very specifically about music zines or about zines in general, but I don't think I need to tell you that I think zines still have a part to play in the way people share information and experiences with each other. Even if bands come and go (and even if they're going more quickly than they're coming), I think there's something to be said for the physicality of zines and the experience of being able to hold something in your hands and carry it with you and know "this is/was real." (Which is not to suggest that the internet isn't real or portable, just that different mediums carry different weight with individuals and are evocative of different experiences.
to sneer at everyone who might have to...
And in some ways, it's just just people who "have to," but people who "want to." If someone wants to make the choice to make a living as a freelance writer, I don't think someone like Chris Ott is in a position to say that certain types of labor deserve to be compensated and others don't and that people who choose to make a living in one way are making the "wrong" choice.
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