Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I may still occasionally post on this blog, but it'd probably be better to follow what I'm up to on Tumblr. nkperkins.tumblr.com

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Miserable Enough

I just finished a little zine called Miserable Enough, which has three short stories, three poems and three comics. It's a small run: only ten copies, but I've got a couple left so if you want a copy send me an email at perkins.nate@gmail.com.

Unlike all the MTDS zines, I laid this one out by hand. It's the first zine I've done this way since the stupid poetry zine I put out when I was 19. The cover image comes from a little collage that Brendan Wells sent me a couple years ago. I found it while I was organizing my desk drawers and thought I'd throw it on. I didn't ask his permission to use it, and as I was flipping through some zines a few days later I found this page in the These Needles/Super Sonic Piss 2010 Tour Zine:


Oops.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Cute Baby Animals

Here´s an article about the Jaguar Rescue Center in the Tico Times. It´s a fine establishment and worth reading about, at least.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Kepi Ghoulie review in SLUG

I haven't been writing much for SLUG since I've been traveling, but here's a review I managed to do for the January 2012 issue:

Kepi Ghoulie

I Bleed Rock N Roll

Asian Man

Street: 11.22.11

Kepi Ghoulie = A fine-tuned mishmash of exactly what keeps America decent

Since California pop-punkers The Groovie Ghoulies dissolved in 2007, Kepi, the group’s prolific former frontman, has been keeping himself busy with his own folk punk/punk rock solo project. I Bleed Rock N Roll is an unexpected departure from his previous sound into the world of straight, uncut rock n’ roll. The album opens with “Rock N Roll Shark,” a song in which Mr. Ghoulie compares himself to the sharp-toothed killers of the sea, who, it is rumored, have to keep swimming to stay alive. If he doesn’t keep consuming vast amounts of rock n’ roll, he explains, he will surely die. “Part Time Romeo” and “The Fever” are catchy standouts, and in addition to his 12 original numbers, Kepi tosses a delightful Johnny Thunders cover into the mix. The heartfelt way in which Kepi bares his rock n’ roll stigmata is akin to listening to the Rolling Stones’ “It’s Only rock ‘n roll (But I Like it)” on repeat. He’s right, you know. What the world needs now is rock 'n' roll. - Nate Perkins

The rest of the issue is worth flipping through too.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Panamooky


I hardly post anymore, but that doesn't mean that I'm not writing. It just means that I'm not publishing very much, which is a drag.

This is a travel story about Panama that I wrote for The Tico Times. My wife Kia took one of the photos for the article which officially makes her a published photographer. The vast majority of photogs are too ridiculous to exist. This means that Kia is especially cool because she got something published without even caring about photography at all. I've never seen her wear a scarf, and she doesn't drone on for hours talking about online media or pine to "find a good story," whatever that means.

All you zealous photogs that take yourselves too seriously ought to read "Calderon's War," Cecilia Balli's piece about drugs in Ciudad Juarez, in this month's issue of Harper's. The photos are great, sure, but the writing is more powerful than the images ever could be. Words are the most important thing in the world.