HERE, YOU THROW THIS AWAY: A ZINE ABOUT FLYERING, $5, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, 35 pgs.

A zine about flyering; I think we can all get down with that on some level. The author, Tyler, comes at it from a sort of dual perspective. He’s played in some bands, understands the strange beauty of Raymond Pettibon’s Black Flag flyer art, but it seems like he’s doing more stand-up comedy these days, and he mostly flyers for those events. On the whole, I didn’t learn a lot that I didn’t already know from being a flyer creep myself. But he did make me want to buy a used staple gun. That’s one of his tips. Another tip was to ask for permission when posting flyers in independently owned shops, and don’t post anything plain old racist or sexist. That makes sense. Oddly, he does gripe about one proprietor’s objection to have a poster for a comedy group called “Reformed Whores” displayed in their store. Tyler says that this owner was uptight. But if pressed, I think Tyler would agree that there are plenty of ways to be edgy or ridiculous in your flyers and band names without using Seth McFarlane type denigrating humor. Or maybe I just think the word “whores” is sad because I have younger sisters. Gripes aside, Here, You Throw This Away is a funny read. Tyler is passionate about flyers, and it’s neat to hear him freak out about this or that topic, such as his feelings about flyers that are all text: “Whenever I see a flyer typed up in Microsoft Word, I want to fucking light it on fire.” And who can’t get behind his main argument—“FLYERS: BECAUSE THEY’RE NOT THE INTERNET.” Amen. –Jim Joyce (Tyler Sonic, tywilliamson@gmail.com, tylersonic.com)