Yesterday, James, clever thing that he is, received a couple of old copies of the original Vintage Violence fanzine, along with a fabulous 2006 chapbook of poetry by VV's originator. One of the VV issues has got a truly fantastic section on Hell in it, including some of the more memorable pieces of prose about him I've ever read. As I sit here at work, the best I can remember, or attempt to reconstruct, was, 'He was the kind of jerk that dreams hinged on'. But I may be getting that wrong.
There's a largely incoherent interview with him (well, I haven't read it all yet, as time was limited), though part of that is the 'write it all in vernacular and onomotopoeic stylee' approach of the article. Anyway, the VV's are pretty terrific. Anyone else have any originals or recovered copies of these? Geraldine, you still out there, by the way? if so, maybe see you next Friday at the, um, what is it. The Enterprise I think. Would be a great big pleasure as always.