Noise in My Head: Voices from the Ugly Australian Underground by Jimi Kritzler (Hozac Books) $55.95 - The Ugly Australian Underground documents the music, songwriting, aesthetics and struggles of fifty of Australia’s most innovative and significant bands and artists currently at the creative peak …
by Kelly Froh
Kelly's grandparents are crazy cheapskates, actually to the point bordering on seriously unethical. Her grandpa steals from community gardens and her grandma uninvites chubby family members from holiday meals. Those parts are a real screwed-up penny-pinching riot, but the book has endearing bits too about the thrifty-lazy bad crafts that get made -like a reflecting ball lawn ornament that's a bowling ball left in the bird bath or a Snoopy dog made out of milk jugs. -EF
16p, b&w, 4.25"x5.5"