FLUKE #7: $3, 5 ½” x 8 ½”, glossy, 40 pgs.

Black and white glossy zine, loaded with columns and interviews (including one with Mike Watt). One column is sort of like Larry King’s old USA Today column: a lot of inconsequential recollections and observations in the form of non sequiturs. I wasn’t too interested in that one. I preferred the interview with a dude from the old East Bay/Gilman scene who’s now in the U.S. Army and stationed in Iraq. I thought it fairly interesting and nice to see a member of the armed services acknowledge that the sectarian violence there now is essentially a result of our removing Saddam Hussein from power, thereby creating a vacuum that has allowed for extremist groups to take root, where before they could have never existed. (Fluke Fanzine, PO Box 41931, Tucson, AZ85717)