2 years fuck me, we couldve robbed a bank, done our time & been out to spend the stash by now. Whod of thought? When we started this shit we were still living off the fresh young blood of a new wave (yet to be tarnished or soiled by the wilful hate of the industry). Those days are behind us now. Normal service has been resumed. Expect nothing it is the only way to avoid disappointment.
Issue 10 is something of a landmark to us here in the tMx bunker. They said it couldnt be done, they said it had all been done before worse than that, they said nobody cared anymore anyway. Well, my little 7 45s, they were FUCKING WELL WRONG. They rock - we listen/watch/write - you buy/attend/support: they stay afloat. Its not exactly rocket science is it?
When we started tMx the most frequently asked question was: why? These days that question has evolved to: why do you do all this for nothing? The answer remains resolutely the same: because we fucking want to. Our reward is in the next life. We can sleep at night. We dont need your blessing/permission/patronisation. We do this for love. Love of punk rock & roll.
tMx is a conduit use it well & it will serve you equally. Together, were fairly confident we can make this world a significantly better place to live in (alright, so thats a bit idealistic, but you know what we mean). You can help too if you want. Get up & get involved. The only way is up. Come on down.
Jean Aramis Encoule trakMARX.com - June 03