This is a page devoted to the various zines and self-made objects that I’ve created. I accept PayPal through the site, cash and U.S. money order. If you prefer the latter two options, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for details and my mailing address. I ship by USPS media mail with delivery confirmation (i.e., a tracking number). The shipping cost is included for all U.S. locations. Please email me if shipment will go to a non-U.S. site, and we’ll figure out the cheapest method.
Melophobe Months: 2012 Music Reviews (Afronaut #6, February 2013).
Collected 50-word music reviews that I wrote for melophobe, a now-defunct magazine based in Portland, OR. Includes pieces on Bob Mould, Corin Tucker, Japandroids, Twin Shadow, Bear in Heaven, Killer Mike, El-P, Bruce Springsteen, and lots more. Also includes a tortured, longwinded essay on my evolving relationship with pop music. FREE. (Download it.)
Demo Tapes: Essays, 2005-2010 (Afronaut #4 & 5, May 2011).
A bound double-issue, this one collects my best work over the last five years. Includes essays from the blog, Salon, The Baseball Chronicle, PopMatters, Jackson Free Press, and more. Organized into sections on books, food, movies, memoir, music, and politics, this is the biggest and most ambitious Afronaut to date. Two 5.5″ x 8.5″ zines, 140 pages total, 5o copies. $5.00.
A Tribute to Whitney Balliett (Afronaut #3, December 2010).
My collected blog essays on New Yorker jazz critic Whitney Balliett, with commentary on Jim Hall, Bill Frisell, a jazz documentary, and personal meanderings. Includes a brief new intro. 20 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, 45 copies. $3.00.
The Patter of Raindrops: The Wonderful Worlds of Hayao Miyazaki (Afronaut #2, February 2010)
My collected blog essays on Hayao Miyazaki’s movies, from May 2006. This zine features an introduction, and two non-blog essays, on Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea and Whisper of the Heart. 40 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″, cover illustration by gorjus. 50 copies. $3.00.
Letters to Mr. Konigsberg (Afronaut #1, October 2009)
My collected open letters to Woody Allen from the blog, updated and corrected, plus a few items available only in this form: 1) a long introduction; 2) a letter about Vicky Cristina Barcelona; and 3) a postscript on Woody’s clarinet playing and jazz love. 52 pages, 5.5″ x 8.5″. 75 copies. $3.00.