ONT ROAD #14: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, photocopied, 39 pgs.

Mar 04, 2011

Ont Road is a zine by a British bloke named Luke whose main influence is Kerouac. His main loves in life: traveling and punk. This is the I-went-there-and-did-this type of zine, which is not my favorite medium. However, Luke is a charming, humorous, life-loving young punk. He’s actually the perfect punk. One that isn’t afraid to offend, yet, doesn’t go out of his way to do the anti-PC thing. This definitely spices things up as he gives us his day-by-day rambling adventures. More importantly, he’s pretty loose about what he says about things he sees in America. Here’s a quote: “The majority of people on the street were Mexican, and there were many of them at the side of an intersection that seemed to be waiting for some work—the white man’s slave.” Boldly and spontaneously, with the innocence of a foreigner, he gives us truths that an American would be inhibited to say. I respect his not-sorry, blurting honesty. –Craven Rock (Ont Road Fanzine, 14 Hessle Mount, Leeds, LS6 1EP, UK, [email protected])

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