Posts Tagged ‘postage scam’

12.10.1994

Dear Keren.

hey hey thanx for the nice letter. It was cool to hear from you again.

So you seemed to have some trouble with post office… strange stuff happened. (>they crossed your stamps with a pen so not sure you can re-use them)

Also I’m very sorry but I didn’t received any tape from you (except I get it the last 3 days while I was at my apartment…)

Anyway it’s too sad and I’m gonna make you a tape with some European stuff I just get + stuff from the festival…

Oh yeah also my Brother didn’t get any news from this man you know & he’s still waiting… could you check it out?

So everything seems to be nice for you… well here too! You’ve got some Revelation’s CD’s (which are great > I know/ have them!) I received some cool stuff like Remain CD (SXE band), Lifetime CD, 24 ideas shirt + some 7″ + waiting for more (propagandhi 10″‘ Naked Agg. CD… etc)

Your idea of Association seems really cool, that’s a good thing. I’m sure that’s exactly what the scene needs (collective, Asso, etc… support!)

As you I’m also gonna put out some compilation tapes…

Well here we finally won’t have a Shelter show so I hope your will be perfect! Let me know if you’re starting a distro ‘cos I could get you some cheap stuff (zines, 7″s, tapes, some cd’s…) lots of SXE in your collective… cool. About your trip to Poland, my friend still didn’t write so I’m gonna ask him some contacts/ addresses + if there’ll be shows or ‘Records Market’ and tell you then. Yeah I know the band ‘Terminus’ > HC “melodic” right? & no I don’t have any tattoo.

I started university this week (well really started) it is kinda cool right now- I’m gonna learn lots of things!

We had here in RENNES some HC shows which is unbelieviable! We had a BONESAW & BLACK TRAIN JACK show & last week a NRA show. BONESAW sounded really cool HC-SXE, slow, heavy, powerful but melodic & BTJ sounded like fugazi, cool, melodic with 2 members from Token entry (well ex-memb.) SXE Band. Only the atmosphere was bad ’cause if 2-3 punks macho& violent, they were trying to make everybody ‘dance’ by pushing & running all around but it just didn’t work!

After we had this NRA show (HC melodic, from holland) it was really cool, nice people, funny speech but quite nobody understood ’cause they were playing at the last minute in another place with a R’N’R french Band, so it was a R’N’R public… bad atmosphere again. They were only there for the R’N’R Band we were 3 for NRA me + A friend + my Brother! So as you can see it we still have a lot of work to do in our ‘scene’ & to change some people minds too… I just don’t know if it’ll be possible… Anyway

I have to go now… have to cook and work…

hope to hear from you very soon.

I’ll try to write + send the tape soon.

So take care ’til then.

Pierre.

> pls stamp Back as always – send flyers if you want. Also thanx for the sticker!

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12-09-94

>scalp stuff are mostly all in french… is it okay??

Dear Keren

Pierre here-

I received your letter a few days ago… it was really cool to hear from you again. Just a strange thing… your letter was dated 7-8-94 and I received it only now…

Perhaps the P.O messed up – Anyway I wouldn’t have been able to answer before now – I was always out.

Another thing that I don’t like at all is that I didn’t received your other letter/ tape… so I hope the p.o. didn’t steal it or it didn’t get lost.

If I receive it I’ll let you know. (don’t worry – I’ll send you a tape all the same when I be able to… my tape deck just Broke up… I hope I could buy a new one very quickly…)

Yes, YANN is my Brother (the older one). the message was transmitted!

Don’t worry about your “small” knowledge about the french scene… you seem to know much more than me about Israelian(?) scene

My holidays were really cool but also busy & tiring… always out & on the road – The Belgian festival was REALLY great… yes I saw Feeding the fire, it wasn’t my favourite band (sorry) but they were not that bad.

There was also Backdraft (with members from F.T.F) & a bunch of European Bands + 1 US Band (ICONOCLAST) > 17 bands playing there… Blindfold, Shortsight, REFUDES were my favourite (All SXE Bands) I’ll record stuff for you if you want. They were all really nice. We also met a lot of friends/ pen-pals/ cool people there & just made new friends (were were 10 from RENNES) – There was also Kosterd, ACME, Fabric, CONGRESS, SPAWN…

I have picture of F.T.F but it’s not developed now… hope it’ll be good. This band REFUSED played a song from MANLIFTINGBANNER. it sounds exactly the same – really great (with F.T.F singer!!)

I Agree with you Bands like seeinw red, MLB, are cool SE Band. Also Chokehold (sounds different but really cool loud/slow SXE & Political) if you don’t know them, I have some cool stuff (CD’s…) & Nations on Fire (from Belgium) they stopped in 94 (January) it was really cool SXE (Political, Positive, Powerful!) and they’re my friends.

I know that GERMAN labels have very good stuff (like x-mist, Lost&Found, We Bite) But they’re very expensive one’s… Too bad you didn’t get your stuff… you should write again & if you order anything there send registered letter only… We already had trouble with p.o… they stole our money!

So you go to Poland this year… I hope the dates will be okay ’cause I think it’s in KRAKOV, once a month there’s a big market organized by lots of distributors and you can find lots of cheap stuff (@, PK, HC, SXE…) I also have a friend there (he was with us at the festival!) he lives near KRAKOV I’ll write to him & ask him for more info about the market + other addresses of stores, people… and send them to you then… okay?

I’m starting in October my first year in the “English Section” at university so I now have my apartment in RENNES along with YANN (our house is near Rennes in the country side). I’ll give you my address then. The one you have is my permanent address (don’t worry) so I’ll also be travelling in US-England… one of these years (1-2). It’ll mostly depends on my financial situation…

I already have to buy a new tape deck + other Hi-Fi/ Stereo Equipments… Shit!

Okay I’ll finish my film with some picture of me so I’ll be able to send you some & get the last pictures of the festival (with F.T.F).

Okay I’m off.

Here’s your stamp (hey you didn’t put glue on it?) please send mine back.

Here are some “scalp” stuff. try to get more next time.

Take care,

Write back soon,

Pierre.

– peace – equality – fuck the army! (not really straight, I know)

Karen K,

We Found your ADDRESS IN MAX. ROCK-N-ROLL. How DO we Get A HOLD of tHAT HC/PUNK Comp? we’l be IN ISRAEL FROM JAN-MAY, 98. CAN you tell us WHere Any GOOD RecoRD stoRes ARe At, CoNceRts, etc?

JC X HC

CARlA and Hi-D

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Ohhh, I so wish I’d known these ladies in 2007, when we sought after contacts on Route 66. San Bernardino, the last segment of the route, the last bit of (by then relative) solitude before the endless traffic of L.A and the southern coastal line. Route 66 is many things but it’s more Woodie Guthrie and Will Rogers than Steve Albini and Darby Crash and I’d like to consider this as a punk blog, so let’s turn left from the business route and enter the main memory lane again.

Nov 23. I was back in England then, the last days of the Honeymoon period when I still believed that I was in Bradford to stay. Some weeks after my return I asked my parents and brother to mail me a bunch of tapes by Israeli bands and Californian bands that the boyfriend despised and add the letters that had been accumulating since I flew back to the Kingdom. I was going to say that I wrote them back because the stamp was torn from the envelope, but nowhere in the letter is there a stamp-back request. Maybe Carla and Hi-D just used a pretty stamp and I removed it for my collection or for collage-making? Maybe the stamp wasn’t canceled and I removed it for future scams without writing these women back? I hope they enjoyed Israel and found records and shows. I think the scene was pretty much dead then, with 3/4 of the people abroad, but it was a time when you could still score good stuff that was overlooked by the ignorant salespeople at the record stores. Ebay killed that too.

Hi there!

I have read about your compilation “PARVEROTTI” in BRAINDEATH #1 (a SWITZ zine) and there is stated that it could be a big surprise!

So it made me want to write you. I don’t know what is the cost of this comp. so I’m sending you $5 and hope it’ll be enough. If it isn’t please let me know and I could send you some more.

O.K. I will wait for this so please hurry up with reply. I’m also interest if there is some more tapes/ comp. in Israel so please write me if you know for some issues (or zines in english). Here it is very strong scene nowdays Many bands/ zines/ gigs.

friendly/ best wishes

from Robert.

P.S. please send back a stamp.

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Why didn’t I send him back the stamp? I knew all about postage scams by then. Weird. Cos I’m sure as hell sent a tape. I always did. Fair commerce was one thing, but Spreading The Word was even more important.