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I really liked their horoscopes page
but it's always sad to see music magazines go out of business. I hope Loud & Quiet are still doing OK.
Best of luck to them.
Take your shit trolling elsewhere.
Ah, what a jolly human you are. The grave hasn't even been dug and you're already pissing all over it.
I liked Stool Pigeon. It always had a few interesting bits to read on the way home from a gig, and some of my favourite writers wrote for it. It seemed like such a labour of love and the passion for music poured out of it, you can't really ask for more from a magazine.
and a bad publication dying is nothing to lament (obviously you're saying this one is a good one, but point stands).
I said it was sad. Fair enough if you guys liked it, I just couldn't get past the embarrassing stabs at politics (anti-Conservative slogans with big swastikas emblazoned all over the place) & Carles-style attempts at humour. Maybe the writing/coverage underneath that was good, I don't know.
I loved this http://www.thestoolpigeon.co.uk/features/interview-tyler-the-creator.html
I wouldn’t know where to start.
Cian Traynor’s Cee-Lo Green interview? http://www.thestoolpigeon.co.uk/features/cee-lo-green-interview.html
Or his David Lynch cover feature? (Not online.)
You could take any John Doran interview, although this Alan Moore cover feature stands out: http://www.thestoolpigeon.co.uk/features/alan-moore-interview.html
The Exquisite Corpse feature, opened by Mark E. Smith, closed by Robert Wyatt: http://www.thestoolpigeon.co.uk/features/exquisite-corpse-trapped-in-this.html
The stuff to be found in every issue of that paper was persistently superb, partly because Alex Denney is one of my favourite writers to read - and he wrote half of it - and partly because Phil is probably the most discerning and righteous editor I’ve answered to.
The comic strips were frequently hilarious. The design of the entire paper was beautiful. Whenever I wrote for them, I felt like I was making it worse. It’s a damn shame.
Scenes die, people get older and less inclined to pour their lives into making tatty fanzines, bands stop making good albums, and so on and so forth.
When The Next Big Thing turns up and a new generation gets excited about music then there'll be more fanzines (or equivalent), which may or may not be a lot better than the sodding Stool Pigeon.
Naturally I’m sad to see it go as I think it was the best music paper around. Better than any era of NME, in fact. Shit. Really gutted.
but I enjoyed reading it now and then, especially the reviews, and it's a shame to see a publication with all the right intentions go under while things like The Fly carry on going.
and there was no house style. I read a lot of music journalism, and the number of really great still-going British music writers who never wrote for the Pigeon can be counted in single digits.
“The Stool Pigeon is a team of three people doing everything, so some of these conflicts go on inside my own head. What to do if a writer emails in a scathing review of a record from a label I've just sold an ad to? Easy: run the review unedited and enjoy an excellent night's sleep. That advertiser will come back eventually, once they've realised that we hold no grudges against people who pull their ads in fury.”
I feel really sad, weird
I'm amazed at some of the negative comments. Of all the papers in venues The Stool Pigeon is I dunno The Guardian and the rest are The Metro at best. Son of Dave's articles were always genius and Miss Prudence Trog was truly the daughter of Melody Maker's Mr Abusing. My little heart filled with joy on reading so much of it and to think that it was free and obviously a labour of love for those who wrote it too. I thought in the last 6 months the editorial mellowed a bit, yer man probably got stung by slagging off all and sundry in the music business, which was a shame cos they need to be slagged off more in my opinion.
What are we left with though? Loud and Quiet is definitely the next best that I see, it is just so thin compared to The Stool Pigeon though. The sense of humour of the editor is the only thing that keeps The Fly going and This Is Fake DIY is truly the abortion's abortion. It's a very sad time.