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Video Tonfa / Feedback #7 (split zine)

Video Tonfa / Feedback #7 (split zine)

Product Review (submitted on August 12, 2012):
These zines have interesting concepts: In FEEDBACK, John reviews punk shows in comic format. Tim reviews movies in VIDEO TONFA by illustrating the DVD/VHS box and adding his commentary. I’m not much of a connoisseur of punk, so I wasn’t familiar with any of the bands that were reviewed, but I liked the short, 4-panel summation of each show. Sometimes it wasn’t much about the bands as about the experience of being at the show, who he went with, or what happened afterwards. My favorite line, “Thrones gave me a deep tissue massage by manipulating rumbling waves of bass frequencies with a foot pedal.” I’ve never heard of Thrones, but I’ve been to shows like that! The movies Tim reviews are a random assortment, including District 9, Buckaroo Banzai, Neighbors, the Dead Zone, Dragnet, and more. His commentary on the movies is conversational and slangy. He has some film knowledge, but is clearly not here to beat you over the head with pretentious bullshit.