Blue Eyes and Blue Jeans
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|Title:||Blue Eyes and Blue Jeans|
|Publisher:||Idiot Triplets Press|
|Editor(s):||Linda McGee and Pat Massie|
|Fandom:||Starsky and Hutch|
|External Links:||Publisher's Website: 2008 -- S/H Zines from Idiot Triplets Press, Archived version |
SHareCon 2010: Idiot Triplets Press, Archived version
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Regarding the Title
The title of this zine is from a verse in Terry Gibb's song "Somebody's Knocking." Linda McGee explained: "My first introduction to Terry Gibb's "Somebody's Knockin' " was a songtape accompanied by that scene! Is it any wonder I wanted to name a zine after it?" 
- "Somebody's knockin', should I let him in?
- Lord, it's the devil, would you look at him?
- I heard about him, but I never dreamed
- He'd have blue eyes and blue jeans..."
Blue Eyes and Blue Jeans 1 was published in 1995 and has 183 pages/105,000 words. It has three full-page art pieces, one by Linda Cody and two by J. Jones. The zine won the STIFfie (Best zine – Misc. Category) at Media West in 1996 and the Huggy Award (Best SH Zine) at ZebraCon in 1997.
- Milestone by Emily Levin (1)
- Need, poem by Leah S. (16)
- Night Reflections by Linda Cody (17)
- Water and Flame by Lynne Dhenson, poem (28)
- When Gravity Fails by Linda McGee (winner of a 1995 STIFfie Award) (29)
- Everybody Hurts, poem by Michelle Christian (52)
- The Thin Blue Line, poem by Michelle Christian (53)
- Starsky and Hutchinson are Dead by MRK (54) (con skit)
- Best Friend by Theresa Kyle (61)
- The Rose, You by Lynne Dhenson (112)
- Uncharted Wilderness by Mary Millard (113)
- Question, poem by Emily Ross (126)
- Shadow Boxer by Jane (127)
- Golden Boy by Mary Louise Fisher (174) (part of The Golden Boy Series)
art from issue #1, J. Jones. This drawing accompanied the poem The Rose, You which takes place during the events of Sweet Revenge. The image is based on the scene where Hutch sits, distraught and tense, next to Starsky's hospital bed. Time stopped again today....Alone, my sorrow flows too well/And sets my mind adrift.... At the time of publication fan poetry was waning in popularity and only a few zine editors continued to publish it.
art from issue #1, J. Jones, this image was reused with some modifications for the cover of With a Little Help from My Friends. Jones's art was often repeated in multiple fanzines. See that page to learn how the addition of color and title text subtly changes the look and feel of the drawing.
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 1
See reactions and reviews for Golden Boy.
[Starsky and Hutchinson are Dead]: Why this must be read: For the new year, a silly little play that goes over the top and makes you appreciate the boys even more. This was originally published in ITP's Blue Eyes and Blue Jeans. If you've seen the show, the inside jokes will make you laugh. If you've never seen the show, this piece takes the little things and makes them that much bigger. Bay City may not be the most dangerous city in the world, but SH are certainly the most unlucky when it comes to crimes. Plagues, poisonings, shootings, and hitmen...they're all knocking on Starsky and Hutch's front door. 
[Uncharted Wilderness]: This story was originally published in the zine Blue Eyes and Blue Jeans (which is a really good zine). Hutch is taking Starsky on vacation in the wilderness. Starsky does not like the wilderness. You do the math;) This is set after Coffin for Starsky and Hutch thinks it's a good idea to get them away from the city for awhile, after Starsky's near-fatal run-in with the poison. Except, Starsky gets sick again and with the fever comes a break-down of his barriers. Whether it be delerium or truth coming out, the words are spoken and the body responds, forcing Hutch to deal with it. Which would be fine if the memories remained, but when the fever broke, so did Starsky's memories of the revelations he made. 
Blue Eyes and Blue Jeans 2 was published in 1996 and contains 193 pages. It has a color cover by Linda Cody. Interior art is by J.J. and Evelyn. It won the STIFfie (Best zine – Misc. Category) at Media West in 1997.
From the editorial: "The alternate universe principle -- Most SH writers respect the events of the series as canon when creating a story. The only difficulty with this approach arises when one wants to write a love story set anywhere prior to 'Sweet Revenge.' To most fans, the characters of S&H don't lend themselves to the premise that they shared a casual sexual relationship while continuing to date, yet the guys were competing over women right up until the end of the series. Options are to make all stories post-Sweet Revenge, or to be a little flexible when viewing a particular story as an entity separate from the series' time line. In this sense, while we have remained true to the series' events preceding the events of the tale, some of these stories might be considered alternate universe."
- The Last to Know by Telana Wells (1)
- Night and Day by Lynne Dhenson, poem (11)
- Pearls Beyond Price by Carolyn Bell (12)
- Waltz Me Again by Ginger Fitts (29)
- Insurance Noire by Eleanor Burke Marshall (33)
- Moment in the Greenhouse by Lynne Dhenson, poem (38)
- Happy Birthday to You by Flamingo (39)
- Triple XXX-tremity by Fee Folay (68)
- Midnight Ramblings and Morning Musings by Lari Clardy (77)
- Why I Live at the Best Western by Mary Louise Fisher (81) (part of The Golden Boy Series)
- Nuts by Linda Cody (97)
- Journal Entry by Telana Wells (100)
- Show and Tell by Isabel Ortiz (103)
- Presents Under the Tree by Telana Wells (121)
- Dream a Little Dream by Emily Levin (126)
- The Salt Point by Isabel Ortiz (133)
art from issue #2 by J.J. for the story Pearls Beyond Price. The artist has moved from her typical medium (pencil) in favor of pen and ink.
Reactions and Reviews: Issue 2
See reactions and reviews for Happy Birthday to You.
See reactions and reviews for Why I Live at the Best Western.
[The Salt Point]: This story hit a *lot* of my buttons. It begins at John Blaine's funeral and all the emotions and regrets and pain – and truth – that this event brings to Starsky, and to Hutch, as well. It's so very beautifully written, with language that for me, truly illustrated the emotions and feelings. Very sweet and thoughtful, with a lots of thinky thoughts on the parts of both our guys as separately they come to a shared realization, but at different times. The love and caring is so very evident, and the writing flows, carries you on a wave and makes you not want to put the story down to do mundane things like make breakfast for your family. :) 
[Triple XXX-tremity]: This is such a fun story. The guys have to go undercover in a triple XXX porn theater to try and catch a strangler. They are kind of new in their sexual relationship and this assignment is a little hard on Hutch. Starsky seems to be handling it just fine!LOL! 
[Happy Birthday to You]: "Happy Birthday to You" is one of Flamingo's lesser known stories. It is a little gem that I go back and read over and over again because it is so delightful. Flamingo can write drama, angst, hot love scenes and in this story she tackles humor with her usual flair for perfection. To me, writing humor and being able to pull it off successfully, shows the true talent of a writer. With this story, Flamingo has shown she can do all.
It has the usual cliches, Starsky and Hutch get drunk, they wind up in bed together, but she adds a twist. They go back, get drunk again and repeat the action with much laughter and hot sex! I will never go to another Mexican restaurant again without thinking of this story.So, grab a melon margarita, this story and sit back and enjoy.