Magazines #20: Magazine Sharity
It's time once again for you to thank me profusely and shower me with generous donations, because I've got more stuff to share. In all seriousness, this is some good stuff. My phone is chock full of old comics and mags; so, if you see a guy on a plane reading an old issue of Dynamite or Vampirella on his phone, tap him on the shoulder - it's probably me. Now you too can live in the past whilst waiting in line or during boring meetings. The first offering features Rerun on the cover, so it's a no brainer that you'll have to download this one.
Download: Right On! February 1977
The National Limelight is about as trashy and poorly written as any tabloid I've seen. It's tacky, sleazy (no nudity), paranoid, and just straight up dumb..... but a pure delight to read. Relish its badness, savor its illiteracy, and let its awfulness wash over you. It is sensationally bad.
"My wild party brought the house down.... for real"
"I need a wild man to keep me in line"
"I'm 10 times clumsier than Maxwell Smart"
Download - National Limelight, June 1966
If you want a taste of late seventies whitebread culture at its finest, look no further than Marvel's Pizzazz magazine. Every page a delicious treat of Suzanne Somers, Frampton, Leif, and a whole mess o' Gibbs.
Download: Pizzazz July 1978
And last but by no means least, is Rona Barrett's Gossip. I was actually surprised at this one. I thought it was going to be just another boring supermarket tabloid, but this thing delivered the goods. TMZ has got nothing on this rag.
Download: Rona Barrett's Gossip May 1974