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who appear to have nothing better to do than comment upon the 'state' of Drowned in Sound.
I remember when I was editor here they ran a story claiming that DiS was part-owned by Clear Channel and how it had sold out.
I care slightly less now I no longer work for DiS but I still think it's utterly hilarious how their journalistic talents stretch as far as listing some threads on this board. My feeling is that they've just realised nobody is reading, so they'd better start whipping up some controversy - and quickly!
some of the thread titles sound silly, but most of them still turned into interesting discussions. or were at least amusing rather than just 'things said by thickies' as they seem to be trying to imply.
Diskant? More like Dick-scant!!!
with them being silly!
"Bitter cunts" - because of two stories in around five years that mention Drowned in Sound? I say well done you chaps for having enough profile to merit being of interest to people. You shouldn't be so precious.
I'm closely involved with diskant and it's true that traffic and interest in the site is down on what it's used to be. The internet has changed since the site launched many many years ago, but because diskant is a totally spare-time operation maintained by a couple of people with day jobs it's been hard to keep up. That's why we are planning a relaunch of sorts in the new year.
As for the journalistic talents on show, the writers on diskant are free to post whatever they like on the site. I know that the poster of the 'Genuine messages on DiS' message frequents this board so he can back himself up if he feels it's necessary. I would imagine it was very much tongue in cheek, though.
DiS and DiS users shouldn't fall into the easy position of thinking that because their site is currently riding high in popularity, it represents the pinnacle of journalistic talent and reasoned commentary. That would be a real shame.
isn't taking the piss of the journalism, they're taking the piss of the users of the site, and thus trying to imply DiS is for thickies.
is what Jon means.
and a subsequent clear-up/retraction:
really though, isn't it?
It says unequivocally that a claim made was in fact incorrect.
I think the lesson is actually don't publish unfounded rumours you heard from a source seemingly not reputable enough to be named.
Anyway, I'm going to go and be inane somewhere
Unfounded rumours get published all the time. The comment you quote is nothing to do with that, it's based on Dave Stockwell's opinions about what to draw from the story.
as the pinnacle of journalistic talent anymore, my output has gone way down...
It's not really saying anything at all.
titles for discussion and join us!!
The big brain am winning!
I can't remember the exact quote...maybe I'll just wheel out some Zap Brannigan instead
and I'm going to need an attendant...Oh I'm sorry, you're crying, like a woman"
I stick by all of them...
They didn't even use my more ludicrous ones ("Anyone wanna help me start a musical revolution" for example...)
but I do think the list is an amusing read and also shows the sheer inventiveness of DiS members! I do actually like the diskant site although it's not updated very much but they link to some interesting stuff.
i did Run DMC in the style of Morrissey. is that who you mean?
Either way, you are a contender.
they're right, it really is tricky to rap and rhyme all right on time or whatever. especially when you've had four cans of strongbow and a lot of peache schnappes.
I think about life
And I think about death
And neither one particularly appeals to me
It's tricky! It's tricky tricky tricky!
as wishpig said, they could have used threads from the social board.
Spot on with J Newsome though!
warned people many times about dull threads.
but then you still continue posting them :-(
- to be fair, we all do.
problem with any of those thread titles. Some are a bit, well, teenager-sounding, but what's wrong with that?
Having skimmed the blog, all I'm seeing on there is relentless self-promotion for the writers' band and ventures anyway. What's it supposed to be?
to post about? I don't get what their problem is.
seriously though; thurston, wheres the hip-hop?
someone already said dat..
there's not really anything wrong with most of those thread titles as they do usually promote interesting discussions.
this will fall hardly make any impact and will of been forgotten about in 5 minutes.
I think its funny
so their plan failed.
back to viral marketing school for me :D