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is former deputy editor, Krissi Murison.
does she like The Twang?
what's wrong with her?
what is the POINT?
She's very knowledgeable and able. I think she'll do a good job of it.
I wouldnt eat chips out of its pages let alone consider purchasing that tabloid shit.
the editor's not in charge of the nme.
feel sort of sorry for her, indiekids' new punchbag.
Conor McNicholas managed to assert his authority and personal stance on a lot of bands and issues very publicly, through being editor of the NME, did he not?
I'm sure she'll make some sort of a difference. But it won't see the magazine changing their target market (13-16 year olds) and backing the token jazz act in the Barclaycard Prize, I doubt.
but not to the nme brand
The question is whether the money men will see this as an opportunity to (ewww..) “rebrand”. She might be Conor pt.2, but it’s a chance to start with a fresh public face, even though under the skin it’s the same rotten innards
..on the dunny at work....
..and is it just me or getting a lil' better. it's seems to be.....or maybe it's me arse speaking....
and is it just me or is it getting a lil' better
and it actually took me longer than my 40 minute train journey to read it all. Some good stuff in it.
...and she was just as narrow-minded and objectionable as he is.
she seems nice, nicer than mcnicky boy at least (who i have also met). That is all i really have to say.
I enjoyed the Marnie Stern article in today's NME.
I still wouldn't be seen dead with a copy of that filth. I'd rather read the sun.
.. but I do read the Sun occasionally
I think. Only because the Sun is light reading / a comic. One needs a laugh after reading real news.
Surprised me when I heard it, but in a good way.
It could have gone really wrong...
if she's the one i think she is.
but is she good looking?
who does the Sunday Times column every other week? in the Culture section. Surely she's better than the NME editor's job? Don't always agree with what she says - but clearly has a good writing style and should stick to writing rather than steering part of the ship that is the commercial side of IPC, which essentially is what the NME editor does.
No, that's Rebecca Nicholson, who used to write for DrownedInSound and TheLipster.
alongside me. the three of us alternate.
krissi's great and i'm really happy for her.
"oh, she's got quite good taste in music".
From knowing somebody who went for the job, I'm reasonably certain that there's fairly open acknowledgement that change is required, and that the new editor will be the person to provide it. I mean, quite clearly Conor enacted very identifiable changes (admittedly he was very helped by the - ahem - New Rock Revolution) and left a very identifiable stamp, I'm sure she'll be trying to break away from that.
It's definitely quite the task, it would be nice to think it could become a more substantial publication again, but I guess it's down to whether that sort of readership exists anymore. But if she stops vacillating between as many money-in-the-bank Oasis covers as it's physically possible to cram into a year and and teen-friendly hipster acts and just decides who the bloody thing is for then I think she'll have won me over already.
Looks a bit more mature and stuff. Sign of things to come?
this week they gave Wild Beasts' new record a full page review and a 9 out of 10 score.
... she'd moved to NYC to be the music editor for NYLON magazine. She must be coming back.
I think she's okay (she's also not a bad looking girl either, by any means)... I'll reserve judgment, but it'll take hell of a lot for me to be coaxed back into buying it again, to be honest.
...back in 2004, and she was a very very nice human being who seemed to know a lot about what she was talking about. And let's face it, the NME can only get better anyway, surely?
so why is it so much of an issue? I agree that the NME is utterly abysmal, but that's why there are alternatives.
just stating that it is.
its like all those threads being massively negative about rubbish bands with little or no media exposure
Reading his crawling review of Coldplay's 'Viva La Vida' made me reach for a bottle of bleach.
He walked like every indie twat I know: Knees together, feet pointing in, bizarre bounce. His face was eminently punchable, his voice annoying, his dress sense terrible. I'm glad he's dead.
... I think the torrents/zips/blogs/social networking points are valid, and so this appointment means absolutely nothing in reality. I'm not sure how many people are NME readers here - I've not bought an issue in about 12 years, but judging by the website and who they have championed then it seems like they are flogging a dead horse. I think it will be there with Melody Maker, Smash Hits et al soon enough.
after the terribleness of the Conor regime. But I doubt it will make much differnet the real problem with the NME, is the ownership issue.
of her 'reign' go on sale, if it hasn´t already?
Connor McFuckNut was the puppet editor of the publisher and suits at IPC who have a big say in the direction of the NME brand. the new ed who I will give the benefit of the doubt will I'm sure make some editorial suggestions about certain bands but don't expect the NME to abandon it's stance of being the favourite read for the Skins-generation...