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Sick To Move

Sick To Move began in 1994. I was working in journalism at the time and had the opportunity to interview numerous interesting people. However, due to space constraints in papers and magazines, I couldn't print the transcript, which meant that insightful comments were frequently left out.

This was my way of fighting back.

I never could have imagined what would happen.

Sick To Move went international with the first issue. The zine went to Canada, England, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Japan and who knows where else. People asked for copies, took them apart and made more. When a distributor in Australia was selling the zine, two people emailed me within a day to let me know what was going on, and within two days, he had taken the price tags off and refunded the money. STM was always free - the ideas were more important than breaking even.

Along the way, I had the chance to interview people who made some of the music that has influenced me most in my life. I had the chance to interview people who I looked up to when I was a kid, and respect as an adult. I am proud to call some of them friends.

There were adventures - road trips for shows, a lawsuit, interzine squabbling - and there were moments I'll never forget, like talking to Dave Quinn on a street corner at 3 a.m. about Colorado sunrises.

This is the legacy of Sick To Move - interviews, an expanding collection of reviews, essays and the reflective jottings I've called closers. I hope you enjoy it.

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Last modified on Wednesday, March 26, 2008