Al Flipside and I co-owned and published Flipside Fanzine from to I include here a general timeline of early staph members, shit workers on the zine. These are the major players or crew that came to the Flipside house and put their time in. We did not pay them. They got lots of free records galore and got into shows for free.

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Al Flipside and I co-owned and published Flipside Fanzine from to I include here a general timeline of early staph members, shit workers on the zine. These are the major players or crew that came to the Flipside house and put their time in. We did not pay them. They got lots of free records galore and got into shows for free.

Al and I took them out to lunch and took them to shows. In some cases, they lived with us for a short time. The punk rock scene was very generous to those that helped promote it.

I say again and again at that time we all shared in a symbiotic relationship with the bands, record labels, radio programs, public access programs, fanzines and most importantly the fans. We were the behind the scene punks. Before and after is for some other Flipside staph to document or move forward with … good luck.

There were many contributors to Flipside Fanzine over the years. Some more than others, I want to thank all of you because we had a lot of fun. I do not wish to exclude anyone. The characters outlined here are friends that Al and I worked very closely with at that time.

We had some great times documenting the punk scene as it grew. It all went by so fast. There were so many things to do and we learned as we went. We were all kids really but Al was full of all the energy and intelligence to do it. He would not make anyone do anything. He taught me how to make surf boards and we learned as we ran and published a fanzine together.

Hard work! We had fun and met some amazing characters along the way!! Always around causing a scene! During the last few years while getting the word out about the history of Flipside Fanzine, Pat has supported me all the way… just like he did back in the day with the fanzine…. I want to thank Jill for taking in wild things.

Like me. As a young punk on the streets she let me stay in her apartment. I was so alone, and the world was wild, and I was swallowed up in it.

Thank you, Jill!! These punk chicks were the heart of the scene. They loved it, loved the music, and knew all the key players.

We had a great time!! This song is for you!! I do too!! This photo is of the alley behind the Masque at night. Sitting on left is X-8, Paul is in the middle and Nate Flipside on the right. The guy standing was a bass player friend of X We were trying to form a band to be called the Jetters. Photo by Al Flipside. There has been some controversy about this gal. I guess when I saw her website I was a bit taken back because it excluded a few staph members.

I being one. So that was quite a few years ago. I hold no grudges now. Her scene reports splash the pages of Flipside Fanzine so the proof is in the pudding.

What more could we ask for!! Him all wait for, him all yield up to, his word is decisive and final, him they accept, in him lave, in him perceive themselves as amid light, Him they immerse and he immerses them.

She has an amazing character that challenges me to this day! She grew up in Fullerton California and later ended up living in Whittier.

She came from the kind of family that sat around the dinner table and talked. Her mother and father expected the children to give a speech about their day. Helen was a few years older than the average punk during the s punk scene. When she asked us to include this interview with Allen Ginsberg we teased her. It is a good thing she persisted. Helen weaved together important elements in her short interview with Allen Ginsberg with what was happening at that time in punk rock history.

It is an excellent read. One can study the history and literary accomplishments of Whitman, Ginsberg and Kerouac but it is the link, the alignment, the spiritual rebellious thread that pulls me always! Ironic ya think? David wrote reviews for Flipside Fanzine in the early 80s, He followed Helen Jewel to us, We had fun… Beers, jokes and solving puzzles from beer caps. He then called us and came by excessively, Becoming critical and argumentative, While insulting our friends.

Once he called at 8 pm, I pulled the phone plug, We got back at 2 am, I put the phone plug back in, He was still calling us, ring ring, ring ring….

Then there was the dog we buried near the Whittier dam on the Rio Honda River, Helen, Al and me… Dave hung the white long hair mutt on our front porch, A poor dog he just got from the animal shelter.

A few years raced by… we never saw him. The only person to see him was a friend Mr Joe Hudson, He saw him down town at a horror film festival…. One day our friends Paul and Kori Found an article in their local paper Dave was a serial killer… Caught in a love triangle, He killed two women, With a gun, And rolled their bodies in two separate carpets, And left them at the Beach, He is serving two life sentences….

She was known to dance with us round the wild circle in our living room at Halloween parties, and we did the same at her Otis College dorm. I think it was when I first met Joy. She was at a rather small punk gathering. She had a camera and very long hair. Hanging at the punk scene is always a great way to meet other punkers.

We talked and grew to enjoy her company. I remember the gifts she gave me. One was a blue masque she made in art class with blue feathers. Very Maude Gra! I really did not know what to do with it. I was embarrassed. I took it and kept it for many years. It is a large art piece that I have framed. It now hangs in my bedroom. I enjoy it immensely. It is an encaustic painting on a silk material. It seemed to work.

Joy worked her way into the Flipside house and became a punk woman of integrity. I did not ask her about her family but she told us stories. She volunteered her time with us so I figured as long as she attended college her expenses were all paid for.

She was not the struggling artist and she was not guilty or shy. Her parents received yearly health-screenings because they moved to California after the war. My dad is a purple-heart veteran that served in WWII.

He bombed Japan. It was not easy making it into the ranks of the Flipside house. We had our tests. Joy passed them all and I am proud to call her my friend. The Seminary of Praying Mantis is about the written word, the esoteric, punk rock and at times extramundane and oxymoronic!

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Flipside 31 (1982)

Flipside , originally known as Los Angeles Flip Side, was a punk zine published in Whittier and Pasadena , California from to In addition to publication of the magazine, the magazine was associated with its own record label , Flipside Records, releasing vinyl records and compact discs beginning in As one of the first and longest running U. Known for its highly opinionated cast of writers, [ citation needed ] Flipside evolved from a photocopied fanzine to a magazine produced by web offset printing and featuring glossy covers. From until , the fanzine was co-owned and co-edited by Hudley "Hud" Flipside, a pseudonym of Holly Duval Cornell. By the magazine's sixth anniversary in the summer of , the press run had grown to 6, for America, with an additional printing in Germany for European distribution.


Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine Staph: Those who worked on Los Angeles Flipside Fanzine 1979 to 1989.


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