Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Jigsaw #2: Letters Section

Jigsaw #2: Letters Section

Dear Tobi,
Thanks for the great fanzine. It was fun to read--especially the note about the band DORIS and Donna's thing about being a woman bassist. It's encouraging for me to see zines done by women--seems like there's a few now, when for the last 15 years that I've been reading about music there was one, if that...I don't know how long BITCH has been around, but that's worth checking out if you've not read it. Anyway, I'm glad you're starting--keep it up, you definitely have a distinctive voice in the world of fanzines.
Best Wishes,
Terri Sutton

Hello Tobi,
Al Larsen sent me a copy of ish#1 of Jigsaw. Wow, cool zine!!! I put out a zine called Vicious Hippies from Panda Hell. Anyway, keep up the good work & please let me know when #2 comes out! Thanks!

Hi Tobi,
You don't know me (I don't think so anyway) but I'm Rockin' Rod of Rockin' Rod and the Strychnines. I got a copy of JIgsaw at the Scrawl show a few weeks ago and I liked it, especially the interview with Shawn Wolfe. His philosophies on the rock-n-roll world hit everything right on the nail. I'm glad you printed the interview section of the BEAT HAPPENING show from last year when they appeared live on your show. I recorded the band's performance but not the interview.
I never got a chance to hear Doris. I'd love to have a copy of a Doris tape. What do you think of Calamity Jane?
As for the Strychnines, I made two solo cassettes under the name, but knew I needed a real band to perform my songs with live. My band was originally going to consist of me on guitar, this girl Mary on bass and Ian Dickson on the drums. But Mary got a job and quit before we could even have our first practice. Kurt Flansburg of Dangermouse wasn't doing anything so he decided to fill the ranks. We're wondering if you are going to write about us in your fanzine.
Waiting for issue Two,
Rockin' Rod

Tobi, Hi there. Me and Matt S. were just wondering about you the other day. We're both at our homes in New Jersey for X-mas. I got a letter from Calvin that said the Go Team was no more, and I wondered if you were still living in Olympia. What are you doing? School is going alright, but I don't now if I will stay for long. I'm in a band with my friend Zoe, who's from Brooklyn. We're called PRUNELLA. We might get a bass player but our sound is loud and nasty how we like it so we might stay a duo.
And hey Tobi, I saw LUNACHICKS in Boston and then in New York and EGAD!!! They're good. All-girl band doing it right! The singer Theo is Zoe's sister and I told her about Jigsaw and you should interview them...she said that would be cool.
Zoe and I are hoping to go on tour...maybe this summer if Zoe's grandma gives her a car...It's a little car though and Zoe's got big hair.
See you some time,
Beth F.

note: i'm tired of typing I will finish this in a little while...


  1. Hey Tobi. Somehow in all my travels, I still have a copy of Jigsaw #2 and #3. The Prunella band photo, via photocopy machine, is actually Zoe's head taped on top of Johnny Winters body and me cut and paste behind a drumset because we had no band photos....
    Anyway, it's still good stuff those Jigsaws,
    the real cut and paste

  2. Hi Beth--Thanks for the trivia re: Prunella band photos! that will come in handy once I get to the next issue. Also thanks for being supportive over the years and it's very cool that you still have your copies of Jigsaw #2 & #3. I also remember that you sent me a copy of Gunk when it first came out, or maybe you showed Dasha Jigsaw and she sent me one. It's been fun to dig all this stuff out of stroage. Hope you are doing great!