Monday, May 30, 2016

10th Anniversary Isssssssue!

Greetings! Boy howdy, it's been a long time, but I missed you. Sorry I haven't been giving my own blog the time of day, but I'm back in the spaceship blogship, at least for now. I'm writing to inform you that I have released the 10th anniversary issue of Oh You! You can get it by emailing me or by stopping in at the Hanover Coop. Check out our Facebook page, too; you could message me there, if that's easiest for you.

It was a rough year, and it took me all year to finish the issue. I was down, and how can you laugh when you know I'm down? And I wasn't down like when you ask if I want to go to Pizza Hut, that's a different type of down. It was just really difficult to get myself to do what I want to do. You know when it's hard to justify finishing something; It's too late, or it's not good enough. Well, you know what? If you are a friend who makes art, it's never too late, and it's always good enough! And I'm a friend! And so are you! I'm saying this because if there's something you're working on that you're starting to think is dumb, well it's not dumb! It may not be elaborate, or exquisite perfection, but exquisite perfection is overrated, anyway. Besides, Beethoven thought his symphonies were dumb sometimes, did you ever think of that? I'll tell you, when you get back in the habit of creating on a regular basis, and you feel like most of it sucks, you will occasionally look back and find something that actually doesn't suck. That's a good feeling, and it can remind you as to why you make stuff in the first place.

But I digress. There are, should you care to want them, two very secret issues. They're mostly secret because virtually no one reads this blog. I don't have many copies left, but I made an issue for my friend Graham, and an issue for the Spring Fashion Show earlier this month. Drop me a line soon if you care to find them.

You're the best, you know that?

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Look what I found! It's an abandoned K Mart with the lights still on!

Monday, March 30, 2015

10th Anniversary! The King implores you!

Hello, glorious pals! Just wanted to let you know that this year is our 10th Anniversary. We are collecting recorded songs and drawings to try to compile a big issue. We will most likely try to make it in color, but black and white is fine too. My main thing with creating Oh You is making a magazine you can hand to anyone without reservation, and that's my criteria for submissions. Make something you can hand to your Niece or your Grammy or even your world weary adversary. You can send any contributions to or
Matt Mazur/Oh You
P.O. Box 204
Wilder, VT 05088

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Cohase 48 Hour Film Slam 2014!

This past month, we attended a 48 hour film slam. On a Friday evening, all teams were given the same line of dialogue, prop, and location to be included in their films. And each team drew a genre from a hat. They were then instructed to write, shoot, and edit a maximum 7 minute film that incorporated all of these elements in 48 hours.
Film slams are always at least mildly grueling, but that really makes the showing of the finished films so much more rewarding. The feeling of camaraderie that has developed between the teams over the past 5 years is one of the best parts of the whole event. We're a community working together, even though we're essentially in competition. Because, when it comes down to it, no one knows as well as a fellow filmmaker how much it takes to make a completed film in 48 flipping hours.
Operating at 2/3rds capacity, TEAM MALONE! put forth a tour de france, or a coup de grace, or perhaps just a certain je ne sais quoi. Needless to say, it was anything but laisse faire. TEAM MALONE! adhered to their genre of "foreign film with subtitles" with all of their collected might. Matt, who once studied French in an esteemed grade school, was able to tap into his multilingual knowledge base with the help of Katie (who had google translate.)  Drew Peberdy and Nick Zandstra gave towering side-by-side performances as Chercheur and L'Operateur. Katie's stunt driver experience came in handy during the prodiction, yielding dramatic results. The stark vision of this film came to life with Chico Eastridge's directing, lighting and cinematography. Summoning superhuman strength, and fueled by cereal, Chico was once again able to complete the editing in the nick of time.
But TEAM MALONE!'s story is only one of many. The following entries are the only ones I could find posted online. Each and every one is worth watching, and the entries from Full House productions, Blue Moon productions, and Team Walrus Dice are worth finding. Please let me know if you run across them out there in the cyber ether.

Journiuxuul Zup Amerikaskiski Cinemaaaski by Now Shooting
Love in the Time of Smart Phones by E & E Productions
Time Buzzer by Fairy House Productions
The Waltz by Fondue Pneumonia Party

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Issue 15 is out and about!

There we have it, issue 15 is done! I forgot to make a blogpost for it, but then I remembered finally. You can find our latest work at The Valley Flower Company and at Revolution Vintage, both in fabulous White River Junction, VT. You can also peruse it on our Facebook page.
This issue took much longer than the previous 4. I've had to develop some new work habits to get through the brick wall I had run up against, and hopefully they will help in the future. It wasn't that I wasn't creating things, but putting the finishing touches on everything was destroying me. That last 10%, right? Anyway, that's always been the battle; how can I put out more magazines in less time?
September 12th-14th is the Bradford Film Slam, and you can bet that TEAM MALONE! will be there with gold lamé on. Expect to see a post of our latest film, or come on down to Bradford on the 14th. Getting your tickets in advance is advised, and I will try to provide a link for that as the date draws nearer. Ta ta for now, and thanks for everything!

Friday, February 28, 2014

I'm coming out of hibernation...soon!

It's been a long fall and winter. I have been working very slowly. I tell myself "I'll put out a late fall issue" or "I'll put out a mid winter issue" but no. I haven't released an issue since last summer, and spring is almost upon us. As crumby as this makes me feel, I must look forward. So for those of you who look forward to installments of Oh You, you will not have waited in vain. Just give me a few more weeks, the spring issue will arrive.
March will also bring the fond return of Team Malone for another 48 hour film slam in Montpelier. That is all for now. Over and out, my cyberspace website-surfer pals.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Further Adventures of a Cybronaut (Movie)

Team MALONE has risen to the occasion and completed another 48 hour film slam! MALONE was one of 9 teams who assembled in Bradford, VT on Friday evening. Each were given the same prop (a crutch), location (The Brick Store in Bath, NH), and line of dialogue ("Shut up and give me your pants"). Each alsoteam randomly drew a genre out of a hat, with one chance to redraw. The genres were "heist film,""mistaken identity," "sci-fi fantasy," "mockumentary," and "superhero movie,"which was the one Team MALONE drew.
Beginning at 7:00pm on Friday night, each team had 48 hours to write, direct, edit, and render an entire 7 minute movie. It is a grueling task, and some members of our team got very little sleep. Chico got a grand total of 3 hours, I believe.

Here for your viewing pleasure is our latest effort:

The Further Adventures of a Cybronaut!

There are the other competing teams' submissions! (I will post them as they become available...)
Team Walrus Dice: "Robbery In Progress"
Team Now Shooting: "Dead Drop"
Team Fondue Pneumonia Party: "All the Wonders"
Fairy House Productions: "Miss Taken Identity"
E and E Productions: "Super Annoying"
Team 1215: "A Grave Heist"
Team Old Lady Dancers: "8th Dimension"