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Taking the dogs for a walk with a camera attached to the side of my head

Bought a Sony HDR-AS30 “action” camera the other day. Paid a little over $200 for the device plus the headset accessory at Best Buy.

The fully-charged battery only gives you about one hour’s worth of recording time, though you could likely save battery life by disabling the Wi-Fi, GPS, and USB options.

Maximum Rocknroll reviews Koogmo #7

Getting a mention in the venerable punk zine, Maximum Rocknroll, is about as punk as I get these days. Hardcore, bitches! Check it out:


And while you’re at it, order a copy of their mag. I love their columns and letters to the editor written by and about crazed, drunken maniacs living the punk rock life. I’m too old for doing a lot of that crap myself but fun to read vicariously nonetheless:

Broken Pencil’s Cam Gordon reviews Koogmo #3

Koogmo #3 got a nice, candid write-up from Broken Pencil’s Cam Gordon:

Abelaye writes in an honest, pretense-free manner that captures a universal ennui in addition to his own thoughts, hopes and dreams. Voyeuristic in scope and scale, Koogmo is a good read for those looking for a random slice-of-life from a life that you didn’t know existed. It’s a micro-focused zine that relies on self-examination in a big, big way and never aims to be something it isn’t.

Also: Another thumbs-down for the stapled-in-the-upper-lefthand-corner format. Apologies to the aesthetes and zine purists out there, but I think I’ll be sticking with this format for the time being. It’s just easier and more efficient doing things this way. (I wonder if people would still cry foul if I started calling it a newsletter instead of a zine?)

Anyway….read the rest of Cam’s review here.

Xerography Debt reviews Koogmo #1

The reviews and orders continue to trickle in. I usually send out a few review copies each issue and then promptly forget about it. Months…in some cases years…go by before it’s brought to my attention that someone actually wrote up a review. In this sort of roundabout way someone sent me a dollar and told me they read about Koogmo #1 in a copy of Xerography Debt #30. Cool!

One of the reasons I changed the name from “Whuddafug” is because people kept misspelling it — “WHADDAfug”….”WhuddaFAG”. (No…no, that’s not how you spell it at all….argh! Ah, well…)

A larger, more important reason behind the name-change, though, is that in the back of mind I’ve been planning to open up a brick-and-mortar shop and somehow tie it in with this zine and website. Koogmo seems like a better name to go with — Koogmo Books…Koogmo Thrift & Junk. Or something like that.