WASTED OPPORTUNITIES #9: $4, 5 ½” x 8 ½ “, copied, 29 pgs.

Jul 27, 2015

Wasted Opportunities #9 is a great voyeuristic look into a foreign nation’s growing social dysfunctional tendencies. Written by a native Australian, we are given a glimpse into a country that has a natural progression of following in the United States’ trail of gloom and doom otherwise referred to as expectionalism. That’s just a portion of the commentary packed into this modest zine. There is also an impressive selection of record reviews, a great interview with Needles/Pins, and—what I find to be the most interesting—is a critical review of Fest 13. Being a fellow organizer of a large annual DIY fest, hearing about another fest’s good/bad qualities is like porn to me. It’s not cheap to ship anything from Australia, but this one is worth it. Maybe order in bulk or something. –Simon Sotelo (Justin W.O., GPO Box 2712, Brisbane QLD 4001, Australia)