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RIP for 3 years. One of my nightly pleasures until it got the chop. Anyone else here have fond memories of p340?
Them were the days.
Kinda miss having limited exposure to stuff, especially music. I wouldn't have discovered 90% of the stuff i like now were it not for the internet, but i'd gladly swap that for the simpler times of reading the odd review and having to physically go to buy records when they're released.
John Earls occasionally writes for When Saturday Comes now. Wrote quite a good article about playing Scrabble with Mick Harford recently.
I was a big 4Text fan. God knows how many hours i spend using it between about 1993 & 2000, mainly on Planet Sound, Bamboozle, and the teens pages which i've forgotten the name of. When i realised you could use the fastext buttons to cheat at Bamboozle, man, that was a great day.
535 alblums in 5 days? I hear you, son.
The DiS of my childhood
Could be an early prototype for KiK?
What's his opinion on Geri Halliwell?
all his letters by hand. sent them in the post. what a weirdo.
Often on the back of ready meal cartons. Tesco Finest usually, mind.
Classy fella was PP
indie bedwetter points off the scale?
when i woke up on a morning was read it
And I spent all day checking it because I thought he was planning to come back on that day and obviously it would come up on the news there straight away.
Wow, that looks a lot crazier written down.
moc moc a moc
I cuss you bad.
teletext. I remember that Friday evening well. Anyone know what happened to the writers of those pages?
First time I'd heard of him too...
PS advertised that Jarvis Cocker had recorded a Halloween ghost story which was available to download through DiS. I signed up, and never looked back!
one entry in either poll per band
earls used to write on the hope of the states boards under the name vamos, always assumed that vamos here was him
I think he lost a load of money setting up his label and sold most of his record collection as a result :(
I remember he was plugging WET Records during the final days of PS: it's a great shame that it didn't work out
after getting a blinding review on planet sound?
it's certainly where i first heard of them, and loads of other bands i'd never had been exposed to
he gave it 7/10
i was pleased!
I was Googling details of when my When Saturday Comes feature on Mick Harford was printed and this thread came up.
So, yes, I'm mainly freelancing for the tabloids these days. Bills to pay. But don't worry, I didn't sell off my collection because WET Records lost cash - I sold it off for reasons of space when I moved in with my girlfriend (now wife). I went year zero and digitised it all. I still have most of my C-J collection to go. WET lost me about £1,500 which, as it was a good laugh, I'll happily trade.
As well as the red-tops, I'm writing for When Saturday Comes and a lot for Classic Pop, which is a total blast as '80s pop stars don't give a fuck for staying on-message. Betty Boo last week was a particular joy.
Congratulations to John W for finding love on The Void, that is something I doubt Pitchfork has ever done for anyone.
However - Vamos? Not me. I was Vexed on the HOTS forums, not Vamos.
Anyway, thanks for making me feel nostalgic there.
That was a surprise!
Thanks for the good times, John
Why did you digitize your A-B and K-Z collection before C-J?
My minor OCD is twitching off the scale
K-Z CDs were in the bedroom of my old flat, nearest the laptop. Did them first, now working through A-J.
knew it was a v word
(still think you were wrong on jo boxers though)
Remember writing in to the Void once though and going crazy at Earls for slagging off a Cooper Temple Clause song (with hindsight, he was spot on, it was a pretty terrible song.)
Was it archived anywhere? Would love to read over, well, all of it.
and you always ran it. Cheers John!
so when we finally did get a TV that had Ceefax you couldn't get it anyway.
and people still talk to me about it.
Planet Sound and Digitiser (then Game Central which wasn't as good but was still better than most games mags at the time) were daily reading for me. Plus Bamboozle until I realised how to cheat and spoiled it!
Planet Sound was responsible for getting me into the likes of Hope of the States and The Shins at the time and the end of year countdown was always worth waiting for.
Always good to see how many people have fond memories of Teletext.
Just waiting for Andrew Collins to bump the Josie Long thread now
and for that he'll always be one of the first names on my wedding invite list.
as well as Polyphonic Spree, Eels, Flaming Lips, The National, Hope of the States, Rilo Kiley and so many other great bands. Big part of my musical education at a time all my friends were adamantly claiming Staind were the greatest band ever. Thanks, Earls!
And then John popped up and :)