CLOCK TOWER 9 #13, $3, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, 28 pgs.

Most of the zine features Danny’s road trip from Cleveland to Portland. He buddies up with his friend Hannah, who’s moving out there. They stop to read in strange places, seek out bars with bikes locked out front (a good sign for deals), and wake up in the car to a 6 AM sun. I love a good road trip read, and it’s a bonus when there’s no grand mission, just a couple of friends rolling along. This zine made me want to jump in a dump on wheels with only a journal, some stamps, a shitty paperback, and all my old friend’s addresses.  Other parts of Clock Tower 9: a couple dudes write about what record they couldn’t part with, Danny pulls a few items from his list of 1,000,000 things learned from postcards (items 76-91), and we also get a recipe for prison-made pizza. It calls for crushed saltines, ramen noodles, and “City Cow” cheese (pretty sure this is what Sarpino’s uses, too). –Jim Joyce (Danny c/o Spin Cycle, 321 Broadway East, Seattle, WA 98102)