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=== History ===
=== History ===
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Alex co-wrote a short-lived scrappy [[Cut and Paste|cut'n'paste]] fanzine called [[Zineophobia]] in 2004 that ran for three issues. The first issue of Black Lesbian President was written during the summer of 2006, first available that August. Subsequent issues have been released approximately every six months since then.
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The first issue of Jerk Store was written during the summer of 2006, first available that August. Subsequent issues have been released approximately every six months since then.
=== Reviews ===
=== Reviews ===
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"The majority of this zine is the story of Alex’s trip from the U.K. to Florida for The Fest in Gainesville, as if he were on a journey to Mecca. It’s Alex’s first time on a vacation by himself and it’s his first time in the states. His logistical bumblings are endearing and he is in awe of palm trees. It’s sort of like a punk rock version of the movie Elf, because it gives you fresh perspective on the shit that feels commonplace. There are also interviews with Lemuria and Blackbeard, and a bunch of zine and record reviews." - Review of issue four taken from [[Razorcake]] #46
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"Formerly Black Lesbian President, this zine left quite an impression on me. It’s very uncommon for me to read an entire zine front to back, but I just couldn’t help it with this one. It featured interviews with bands I was familiar with (Party Garbage, Get Bent, Dear Landlord, Lucero) and some I wasn’t (Abortions, Cold Ones), but I still read them all. Even the interview that was done via email was edited so well that I felt like I was reading a conversation and not an email, which matters! It’s also great to read Jerk Store’s record reviews because he picks up a lot of badass records, so rather than giving a damn about every fifth record review, I was curious about his opinion on almost all of them. While some may think that this zine is laid out in a boring, artless manner, I believe the consistency, the placement of the images (as well as the no-frills but practical Photoshopping for photocopying), and directness of the content stands for more than a barbed wire border or ransom font title ever will. The only thing I can’t get over is that he got his hands on a copy of Career Suicide’s Cherry Beach 7”. When’s #6 coming out?"- Review of issue five taken from [[Razorcake]] #50
=== Issues ===
=== Issues ===

Current revision

Jerk Store is a punk rock music fanzine from Cardiff, South Wales in the UK.

For its first four issues, this fanzine was called Black Lesbian President.

Contents

History

The first issue of Jerk Store was written during the summer of 2006, first available that August. Subsequent issues have been released approximately every six months since then.

Reviews

"Formerly Black Lesbian President, this zine left quite an impression on me. It’s very uncommon for me to read an entire zine front to back, but I just couldn’t help it with this one. It featured interviews with bands I was familiar with (Party Garbage, Get Bent, Dear Landlord, Lucero) and some I wasn’t (Abortions, Cold Ones), but I still read them all. Even the interview that was done via email was edited so well that I felt like I was reading a conversation and not an email, which matters! It’s also great to read Jerk Store’s record reviews because he picks up a lot of badass records, so rather than giving a damn about every fifth record review, I was curious about his opinion on almost all of them. While some may think that this zine is laid out in a boring, artless manner, I believe the consistency, the placement of the images (as well as the no-frills but practical Photoshopping for photocopying), and directness of the content stands for more than a barbed wire border or ransom font title ever will. The only thing I can’t get over is that he got his hands on a copy of Career Suicide’s Cherry Beach 7”. When’s #6 coming out?"- Review of issue five taken from Razorcake #50

Issues

1 - Death Is Not Glamorous, Shook Ones, This Bike Is A Pipe Bomb, The King Blues and Ruin You. Plus Leatherface discussion, Heavens To Betsy profile, record/zine reviews etc.

2 - Defiance Ohio, State Run, You Me And The Atom Bomb, Four Dumb Kids and[Blanketarms. Plus Squirrel Bait profile, Helium and Nonmeansno]] articles, rants and record/zine reviews etc.

3 - Yo, Man, Go!, Gunrack, Mose Giganticus, End Of A Year, Quote/Unquote Records and Mika Miko. Plus Young Pioneers profile, lots of discussions and rants, record/zine reviews etc.

4 - Fest 6 Tour Report, Lemuria, Wayward Council (record shop) and Blackbeard. Plus rants, discussions and record/zine reviews etc.

5 - Party Garbage, Dear Landlord, Lucero, Get Bent, The Abortions and Cold Ones. Plus rants, record/zine reviews etc.

External Links

http://www.myspace.com/blpzine

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