Who were only there because the People's Republic of Slobodan were thrown out by the "international community" as part of the softening-up black op* would be happy to be corrected on this, natch; i was 12 in '92 and mainly paying attention to the Danish football team at the time.
Kof kof *Wire* Kof kof...There aren't any music mags still being produced that are worth a shit.
If you want to get really into good metal via physical means, you'd probably be better off checking out the 'zines and the like.I used to buy Wonderland, V, A Magazine, Dazed and Confused, ID, Inventory, Wound, Muse, Fantastic Man etc.... but now I only buy Purple Fashion - for me it's head and shoulders the best fashion focused publication out there. Some/things also looks good and i'm looking forward to getting there stuff soon. 032c is also pretty cool, if you dig red covers...uhhh. I 'copped' it for a slick owenz article a while back. I actually quite like monocle too, I don't know why, it just feels rounded... Like Inventory Magazine and The Economist rolled into one with nice photos of cheese boards and trinkets too.
dd528 - uggghhhh LaChappelle!?!?! Horrendous! I can increase the colour saturation all by myself dave....
On the metal music tip - I bought Zero Tolerance a while ago solely for the free CD it came with containing a new Wolves in the Throne room track. It's ok but really very 'metal' - when what im looking for is the more droney artsy side of metal and none of the speed or thrash type stuff. Maybe i'll just stick with the Wire in the faith that they will highlight any decent releases?
I concur. Buy Port mag when it comes around every few monthsPhotos look waaay better in magazines than on a screen.
this is very true. they also made a mistake by filling it with bloggers some of whom had readable blogs but none of whom were remotely interested in music. or were interested in music but dull writers. also and ive said this before th standard of photography at the wire is utterly unacceptable. its clearly nepotism because they are so bad gawky and apologetic. that magazine is wasting its potential.I quite like Wire, but with no competition it could be less dour and ghetto-ised
I think this is my favourite Dissensus post ever. If I click on the links to your blogs, will I find more of this ilk?Someone suggested to me recently that Tina Brown is getting all of her (good) ideas from her husband, Harold Evans. This reminded me of the days when some people used to claim that Damon Albarn wrote all of Elastica's songs, or Kurt Cobain gave Hole their riffs. (Probably wrong, but who gives a shit?)
Prospect has got better under Bronwen Maddox -- it really has -- but in terms of editorial ingenuity and creativity and scope, Standpoint retains the edge.
Don't get me wrong, I quite like Wire, but with no competition it could be less dour and ghetto-ised; it could be bolder, more colourful. It could run many more Reynolds and Penman pieces, for a start.
I will disclose here that my aunt is a friend of Geoffrey Robinson, and on this basis I was sent for a meeting with Christina Odone in 2004 to jam me onto the New Statesman -- the whole thing was comical, as I discussed with her the misjudgement of Paul Wolfowitz and the importance of Yemen (having just been to a garden party with some exiled Yemini royals).
During this conversation she quite rightly looked at me like I was insane. Geoffrey, in despair, sent me to meet Mark Leonard, who just wanted to talk about the EU, which I knew little about. I just wanted to talk about Paul Wolfowitz and Yemen, two things he knew little about. It was like an episode of Made In Chelsea directed by Larry David, and ended about as well as an average episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
My brief moment of contact with the NS included a "hello" with Peter Wilby, then its editor, who Christina was desperatly trying to prevent from running a front page expose of the Jews running Whitehall (I am not making this up!) -- an idea he was full of enthusiasm for after returning from an exceptionally long, booze-fuelled lunch. I thought that was very Old School. Odone is a bit of a Catholic airhead, but I retain some affection for her after this brief episode.
I have a lot of these kind of stories, by the way. I'm still waiting to hear news of my, um, "associate" Moussa Ibrahim.