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Monday, 7 June 2010

New Dirty Kid On The Block

Scarlett and Simo, the leading lights and driving force behind Dirty Bobbers have decided to take a great leap of faith and publish, on real paper, a lifestyle magazine devoted to old shit. I'll let Scarlett explain what it's all about;

We at DB central are aware of the frustrations the modern world throws at the average Old Shitter. You can't easily carry DB around in your back pocket to the shed / pub, use it to mop up oil spills or put your tea down on it. We understand that the species is at its most relaxed when perched on a worn wooden bench between the lump hammer and the grinder, big mug of tea smeared with greasy fingerprints in one hand, a recently scored rusty bargain in front of him, and something entertaining and informative to read, printed on actual paper.

So, after a couple of years of talking ourselves into it, then out of it again, Simo and I have finally decided that we are going to throw ourselves into the heady world of publishing!

The Dirty Magazine will be dedicated to the love and appreciation of old shit, from slot machines, hot rods and cafés to guitars, vintage fairgrounds, motorcycles, music and clothing – as well as people who have learnt and practice old skills in the modern world, for instance corsetry, blacksmithing, signwriting, maintaining old machinery etc...

The first issue is due out in July and (amongst regular features like album / book reviews, how-to's, how-nots etc) it will feature guitars made from tin, the art of corsetry, stock car racing in the 60s, Indianscot's 2 Face, the story of Chicken Snake and Jerry Teel, a handsome Model A, Gypsy Tours in the 1930s, and a bit of pinball wizardry thrown in for good measure.

The Dirty Mag will be quarterly and will be available through the DB shop - we'll keep you informed of developments!

It's a pretty brave step in today's world, so if you can, get a copy or two, Cheers.

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