The Electric Say What has existed online, in some form or another, since 1995. Back when I first launched it on the web, it was on Geocities (776 West Bank, Paris to be exact), a very popular free hosting service in those early days of the web. It was a way in which I could put excerpts of my zine, Say What, out into the world.
Say What was a zine I started in 1993- I had a lot of writing and graphics that I wanted to share- particularly in Bancroft, the small town I’ve lived in and around for most of my life. Each time I did a “print run” (ie. had access to a photocopier or cash to run off a bunch of copies) I did an equal number of copies of all the issues up to that point, as such, issue #1 was the most widely circulated.
I’ve received a lot of feedback on it over the years, mostly positive. 😉 Recently, a young man in Maynooth told me how much it opened his mind and broadened his perspective on life!
It also received a rather favourable review in Broken Pencil– the issue they reviewed is issue #4.
Be forewarned, the subject matter and language in these publications may not be suitable and/or may offend some readers…
That said, on with the show!
I have scanned all 6 issues and put them in my image gallery-
Or download in comic (cbr) format here-
Much of the writing from Say What has been drawn into the music I have made. I have embedded songs into pages that have words weaving through- the Personal Abstractions section has songs on every page and Flailing Ourselves has a number of songs drawing from it.
Given the tools for self-expression,
the throat stops,
the mouth gapes,
and the mind reels,
AND SAY WHAT ?!?!?…
- A psychedelic journey on the edge of insanity.
Reality Hacking with the Silicon Kid
- A couple of cyber tales that will give you something to think about.
- A journey through the process of revealing my personal self.
Claiming the Male Body
- Some thoughts and information about male sexuality.
The Back Page
- Here’s where I release some of the tension of living in this accelerated age.
- From the darkest corners of my subconscious comes these strange words making obscure senses, reeling, undoing, revealing …speaking tongues.