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they keep the fucking food one.
*bookmarks thread for hubris*
Paper hats don't count, however I'm impressed by your ongoing pledge.
How about: If Alan Rusbridger is still editor by the end of next year I'll eat a rice-paper shaped hat, every Weds with the new weekly magazine.
sorry for the horrendous grammar.
John Mulholland edits the Observer.
it's alan rusbridger that's trying to cull the Observer and reformat it as a weekly magazine. He's also been pushing for gmg staffers to work on both, merging the papers together (however this change has taken place all over the gmg.
pretty sure it always got a bashing on here. felt like a worse Rolling Stone/Q school of wafer thing pop-journalism without the personality or passion to match the music. liked some of the columns tho.
is to blame.
I always used to flick through it and read perhaps three articles.
The sport was the best but I guess not a huge advertising market for it.
The food second best.
And there was another monthly which escapes me. Was it travel?
agree with the rest tho'
having said that, i read it nearly back to front eveyr month on the way home from work, so i'll miss it.
its better than one of the "big" music monthlys though.
I remember Simon Reynolds waxing lyrical about the Good, Bad and The Queen as a personal highlight. Also, Record Doctor was good before they changed the format and reduced the word-count. Finally, and no offense, but if The Culture music team put out a monthly supplement I don't think it would be any better.
they shoot very high brow and i can nearly guess what acts are going to be in there weeks in advance.
what mags do people like? i've not really got anything that i love.
but it doesn't do music
and it does do music.
The only reason I could knock magazines is because the best writers these days hardly ever work in-house.
You humour Paul Morley's contributions to OMM, and rightly so, but when the only bankable talent is straight out of NME glory years - take Andrew Collins for example, he was just an art boy there and he's managed to graft a career on the back of it - it's inevitable that there's not going to be a progressive force behind any major publication, because the publishers wont dish out on quality contemporary writers, especially when (they believe?)consumers are living in the past.
sometimes had some good stuff in it
Was never that keen on the monthly supplements. As long as the news bit, sports bit and review bit remain I'm fairly happy with it. The sports one could be alright but the music one wasn't so great.
Repeat ad infinitum.
OMM was so gash. I hate The Observer.
Which means I will get bored quicker, and become more annoying to everyone I know.
Observer: ruining the lives of people I know since a bit in the future.
It will be cheaper and better than reading the fucking Observer.
I'm going to buy the biggest book I can find and stove your skull in with it. You moaning tyke.
I quite liked reading those
the first ever uk press piece on Xenomania (a good 4 - 5 years ago) was fucking brilliant and an eye opener when no-one else anywhere gave a toss.
and the rest of the uk dailies' music coverage will suck so hard as usual.