STAMPS and METAL!
Some of you might
remember how we used to glue stamps few years ago!
the appearance of the web, an underground metaller had to send many
old school letters to try being decently informed about the underground
stuffs, and it cost quite a lot of money, especially for those who
used to run a zine or a band! At this time, trades were something
very usual, as almost every band or zine traded his own releases
with other activists... it was THE ONLY WAY to get your stuffs circulating!
So some passionated maniacs had the good idea to glue the costy
stamps of our rip off postal services!
Then the deal was the
following: the pen-pal had to send back the stamps to the guy who
initially sent the package. Then the glueing motherfucker had to
clean the used stamps with precivions from their glue with some
water (and preferably hears washing tubes). It could take some hours,
and some stamps occured to be damaged, or not usable anymore...
but the great deal was there: it was possible to save back almost
50% of its postal costs!
Of corpse our biggest ennemies in this
glue-game were the postal services and the stamp-collectors! Glueing
stamps was forbidden since it obviously decreased the benefits of
the rippage services, and some meticulous postmans were there to
detect which stamps seemed correct or not! (I didn't happen to pay
taxes, but sometimes a friend received a package on which it was
written something like "You were caught cheating with stamps".
I heard about guys who had to pay real taxes and were menaced by
the law, but never figured if it was something real or pure imagination).
second biggest ennemies were the stamp collectors! I guess there
have never been that much peoples collecting little pieces of paper
in the metal scene, since it seems to be something of a really small
importance (especially when you have only few hours each day to
drink a pack of beer and listen to many albums), but some guys strangely
happened to never send back the stamps! What the fuck was it? South
American guys collecting the gay looking French stamps? Uh!
of the current metallers probably don't know nor don't give a fuck
about what a real stamped enveloppe is, since it's quite some job
to send many packages and letters and the metalheads are commonly
known for being lazy bastards... but this article was a little unexpected
comeback in a good and full of atmosphere past! Now, you can go
back evil-clicking on your ultra informative sterile webzines, motherfuckers!
You'll never know how it feels to have your hands full of ink and
glue after clicking as fuck on your titless mouse! Ah Ah!