Savannah Record and ‘Zine Fair

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I’m really excited about the 2010 Savannah Record and ‘Zine Fair on Saturday April 10. It will be held at River Club from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. I went to the one last October and had a blast. I met some really cool people and bought some awesome records for cheap. Here’s the article I wrote on the ‘Zine Fair:

Vinyl, Mustaches, and Sean Connery at the 2009 Savannah Record and ‘Zine Fair

By Sarah

SCAD students and Savannah residents flocked to the Savannah Record and ‘Zine Fair on Saturday October 24, 2009 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. at the Oglethorpe House ballroom to browse the record and CD collections and to purchase ‘zines. The vendors at the fair included:

  • District
  • SCAD Radio
  • Loose Lucy’s
  • Cat’s Music and DVDs from Charleston
  • Jesse Lockman
  • Mustache Magazine
  • many other ‘zine self-publishers

Both doors to the ballroom were open and the cool, wet breeze was wafting through the ballroom. Filled with hipsters, sequential students, tattooed people, and average Joes, the room vibrated with the sounds of SCAD Radio broadcasting live.

Is vinyl really better?

“I love vinyl,” said Galen Hudson, district manager of Cat’s Music and DVDs. “I’ve always been a vinyl fanatic. I prefer vinyl to CDs and I definitely prefer it to mp3. The sound can’t be beat. The experience is better.”

Many vinyl enthusiasts maintain that the analog format of music is superior to digital because it provides a richer, warmer tone. Higher frequencies, such as vocals and cymbals, tend to sound thin and harsh on digital, while they sound more natural on vinyl.

Mustache Magazine

Olivia Accardo, a film major, and her roommate Genevieve Chasty, a photography major, are both first-year SCAD students from Hopatcong, N.J. They, along with Natalie Cutitta, a student at the University of New Jersey, self-publish Mustache Magazine, a zine devoted to underground music in New Jersey. They plan to focus the next edition of Mustache Magazine on the Savannah music scene.

Sean Connery’s out of T.P.

“The Everyday Sean Connery” is a zine published by Graham Abbott and Hannah Gregus, who are both fourth-year illustration majors. Abbott is from Buffalo, N.Y. and Gregus is from Charlotte, Mich. The first page of the zine shows Connery saying, “Wier aout of tchoilet peipa!” “He’s just one of us and, you know, he runs out of toilet paper too,” said Abbott.

Mustache Magazine

Genevieve Chasty (left) and Olivia Accardo (right) holding up editions of Mustache Magazine.

A quick hipster bash

After my Writing for the Web class, which should have essentially been called “Blog class,” I thought briefly about letting my blog die a slow and natural death.

I am the kind of person who, if not actually forced to do something for a grade, I tend not to do anything at all. It would be cute to say that updating my blog was my New Years’ resolution, but that’s not the case. Rather, I found something that made me audibly chuckle (ac: it’s the new lol because 0.001% of people actually laugh out loud when they write that). Because of my reaction, I thought that surely other people would enjoy it too:

“This blows. Let’s play Oregon Trail on the computer next time.”

The caption is obviously the best part. I found this image and the caption on a Web site called Look At This Fucking Hipster. It’s amazing. It’s a great site if you feel like wasting half an hour and–for some of you–laughing reflexively. I have to give credit to Lee Burbage, another writing major and author of The Pedicab Confessions, for pointing it out in class.

I’ve come to realize that my friends from back home have no idea what hipsters are and I find myself trying to explain it. While I could list some stereotypical attributes of hipsters, I’ll let this Craigslist post explain it to you in a much wittier way than I can.

The other day in class, Elyse Findley told a joke that I will never forget:

Q: How many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?

A: It’s a really obscure number, you’ve probably never heard of it.

So that concludes my re-entry into the blogosphere. Stay tuned for an upcoming post about everyone’s favorite game from elementary school: Oregon Trail!