CREATIOACTIVITY by Guenther & Anderson, $10, 8½” x 7”, perfect bound.

Sep 29, 2020

This is a sweet set of interviews with fourteen folks who were on a tour starting in Philly and ending in Minneapolis. The interviews largely focus on songwriting and coming to it. It’s cool to see so many different takes on the same story—a story many of us are quite familiar with—and have it be so personal and touching. The process of becoming a musician is crucial to punk, yet often experienced alone. This zine gets at some of the isolation that breeds musicians in this way, but also the beauty in someone handing you a guitar and telling you that you can do it, it’s easy. I like the comparisons and contrasts that a forced collection like this—that is, all people who are on the same tour—rather than a curated group, chosen perhaps for specific similarities, can offer. Creatioactivity is also nicely produced: glossy and perfect-bound, they did it right on this one. –jimmy cooper (Creatioactivity, 2008 Ivy St. Chattanooga, TN 37404, @roldie_fingers or @jackieblue1385 on Instagram)