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Dream Whip: No. 14by Bill Brown
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Bill Brown's Dream Whip zine is a raw little chunk of America full of darkened crop-fields and desert moonlight and sad, empty diners. Now in its 14th issue, Dream Whip is a zine with some history behind it. "I was skateboarding one night, back in early '90s," Bill explains over email. "It was late, and it was cold. I hit a rock and, suddenly, I was lying on my back and the sky was full of shooting stars. I was dizzy for a year. I started doing a zine to take my mind off my broken head. I finally got better, more or less, but the zine kept going." The long-running Dream Whip is an informed, articulate, patient piece of existential storytelling. In a tone that's half Ira Glass, half Cometbus, Bill's 344-page pocket-size 14th issue gives us stories of biblical theme parks and border-crossers, of Dutch punks and haunted houses. His is a wide-spanning, optimistic, Technicolored America, more Woody Allen than Kerouac, but always on the road. As says Bill, "Dream Whip is a bad country song full of open roads and achy hearts and ratty motel rooms where I take stock of how many miles I've gone and how many I've still got to go."
In the latest installment of the Dream Whip zine there are stories of biblical theme parks, border-crossers, Dutch punks, and haunted houses. It depicts a wide-spanning, optimistic, Technicolor America, more Woody Allen than Kerouac, but always on the road.
Microcosm Publishing has sent out 5,000
postcards for the book to bookstores and individuals.
Author is a known filmmaker who has received grants from Creative Capital and the Rockefeller Foundation
Author continually tours around the globe promoting his work.
About the Author
Bill Brown lives in Detroit, MI where he teaches film production. He has been publishing his zine Dream Whip since the mid 1990s. Bill has made several short documentary films that have screened around the world at venues including the New York Underground, Ann Arbor and Sundance Film Festivals.
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