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I actually might if it has pieces by writers like Simon Reynolds. Will have to make sure to remove it from the coffee table upon reception of guests though. Good point in the article there about how with most magazines there's too heavy a focus on new artists, 'cause with the bloody internet nowadays it's likely they've already been hyped up pre-publication.
A quarterly thing, a bit like Creative Review (I don't actually remember how often that comes out) could work quite nicely with longform pieces. This is something you've dreamed about with DiS as well though isn't it?
I don't understand why any web based music site would go to print. In the early 90s when getting into music I'd cross reference various magazines to see which bands either from live or albums reviews were worth risking my money on. Now it's all internet/word of mouth. Does anyone buy music magazines from here or any magazines? I subscribe to BBC History magazine but can see five in their wrapper on my kitchen table at the moment.
and I will keep doing so for a long time. The writing is uniformly pretty great (if occasionally a little overly provocative/combative/florid) and the stuff they cover doesn't get airspace anywhere else, or if it does, it isn't done justice.
That is just full of cracking pieces of longform writing maybe
I'd be more inclined to think The Quietus is the sort of site to produce music journalism worthy of print.
but it is a good idea in general
but $20 seems really steep, unless it's absolutely stuffed with great writers/writing
is taking the piss
have so many emails with people coming up with ideas that have never happened.
some pieces just work so much better in print.
hopefully it'll be as good as this http://www.dgquarterly.com
then I'd get it. I'm not going to be averse to it just because it's Pitchfork, only if there's nothing interesting to read in it.
Also, music doesn't come and go so quickly that articles in a quarterly magazine would be outdated by the time they were published. Good writing wold do it justice if the subject matter only lasted 6 months - it would be a good keepsake of that moment in time.
That's the only one I'll actively subscribe to rather than just pick up when it looks interesting.
people read the articles?
proper journalism, proper layouts, proper paper
if you have any farmer mates
like most real music fans I never go on the pitchfork website, so I won't be buying their magazine.
the site is pretty good, it always has been, you just have to know what you're after.
I'm sure they'll have them floating around the office, I'll check it out.
oh wait subscription. no
but i can't imagine paying the premium for rest of world. ouch!
i can imagine picking up a copy or two if it wasn't super expensive in my local newstand if i did live in the ROW
just got that
paying close to $160NZ made me boak a little bit
subscription goes from $50 in the US to $128 for the UK.
Can't be that heavy can it? Postage isn't that much.
I as considering it, but not now.
would rather buy individual issues than fork out copious amounts for a UK sub. Will it be the sort of thing independent record shops might stock?
but otherwise yeah, I probably would have.
if I see a copy in a specialist retailer and it has some features that look interesting and/or writers I enjoy, I'd buy it.
'The first issue includes pieces about Van Morrison, Otis Redding, a career-spanning piece on Glenn Danzig, and a feature on the history of the jukebox. There is also a retrospective on the glory days of the U.K. weekly music press by veteran English critic Simon Reynolds'
most monthly mags are about 7-10 bucks. I'm gonna give it a whirl for the first year.
they are culture nazis
if it's like Loops, then yep.
...does anyone know where this will be sold in the UK? Or more specifically, London? Anyone seen a copy 'in the flesh'?
£15. 'Readily available', so I guess you would be able to walk in & pick it up. I've never seen a copy though so can't say whether it's worth it.
Yeah, £15 is a lot, but it is 200 pages and I suppose a lot of their readership will be used to forking out for expensive 'journals'.