CATCHER’S HAND: PARLOR CITY YEARS #2: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, 14 pgs.

A punk writes about his younger days in the Bingham, New York scene from 1998 to 2006. As dull as that might sound, Tom’s a good writer. He keeps it simple and short. He has pieces on a few bands that were super important to him: The Macaulay Culprits and I Farm. He also talks about how sexist his scene was, realizing in hindsight that women were marginalized and objectified. When a longtime female figure in the scene was sexually assaulted, she called out her attacker, a male member of the scene. She was laughed at and called crazy instead of getting support. Rather than pass the buck or chalk it up to the folly of youth, he attempts to analyze what laid the ground for this kind of rape culture in the scene he grew up in and loved. –Craven Rock (Tom, 205 Garden Ln. 2W, Vestal, NY 13850)