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Q Magazine: how the mighty have fallen.

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Andy in Sig, 27 Aug 2007.

  1. Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    I spotted a copy of Q mag in Berlin main train station yesterday and had a quick flick through. What a feeble imitation of its former self! When that mag came out it seemed like for once that somebody was writing in an adult but entertaining way about rock/pop music and now it looks just like another crappy fanzine. Are there any good mags on the topic nowadays?
     
  2. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Used to buy MOJO and Uncut but both seem to be into 'classic' music nowadays...still, remember the Uncut CDs were pretty good for some music I wouldn't have heard otherwise - one of them had a track called 'Shiny, Shiny Pimpmobile by a band named 'East River Pipe'. That track was probably worth buying the magazine for six months!
     
  3. Tetedelacourse

    Tetedelacourse New Member

    Location:
    Rosyth
    Not my cup of tea. I buy Penthouse and Playboy as I'm into Jetskis and speedboats.
     
  4. Word magazine is usually pretty good, a good mix of classic (ie "old") and new music. The free CD's normally (but not always) worth a listen too.
    Q seems to have grown old and middle class with its readership, and is now more likely to carry an advert for a 5 series BMW than an article about interesting non mainstream music.
     
  5. yenrod

    yenrod Guest

    ;)


     
  6. redcogs

    redcogs New Member

    Location:
    Moray Firth
    Did you ever buy that new guitar ankev?
     
  7. starseven

    starseven Guest

    I have the first few copies of Q mag , they came with photo specials of bands in concert, your right it used to me a good mag. Dont what you can get nowadays though , I gave up years ago:sad: I get my music updates from radio two now!!!
     
  8. OP
    OP
    Andy in Sig

    Andy in Sig Vice President in Exile

    It's not exactly on the backburner but I do have to by some curtainy type things first (it's amazing how home ownership can make you plumb depths of bourgeois boringness which you never thought possible). Plus I'm working away from home for the next five weeks. My current plan is to give Christmas the finger (as usual) and treat myself. I've even gone so far as to download a few tabs of Rory Gallagher songs as there's no point in starting anywhere but at the top.

    Have you been on hols or something? I had noticed your absence.
     
  9. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

    If you want intelligent writing on music and entertainment may I suggest

    www.dbmagazine.com.au

    ;-)
     
  10. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    On the whole music intelligence on the radio Radcliffe and Maconie Mon-Thurs 8.00pm -10.00pm. Not a lot else kicking around these days where is Lamaar as In Mark the only one to rival the previous two with his eclectic taste.
     
  11. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    Does anyone else remember a short lived show on Radio 2 called 'Vinyl Classic's with Paul Weller choosing the tunes? It was on at 10pm on tuesdays, I think. It was top class, really good.
     
  12. Melvil

    Melvil Standard nerd

    But, having said that, Paul Weller didn't have a huge amount of charisma on the radio - "Yeh, I found this song down the market and think it's good so I'll just chuck it on".....(song plays)
     
  13. redcogs

    redcogs New Member

    Location:
    Moray Firth
    Our kids have been on their hols, so as a house parent, it fell to me to 'look after' them, which inhibited my routine somewhat. The darlings have gone back to school now, so i shall endeavor to restore a measure of sanity to the forum ;)

    We have also had a steady stream of visitors from the Colne Valley and elsewhere, which has been nice, but places a few additional demands on normal life - a consequence of deciding to 'bide' on the Moray.