craner

Beast of Burden
i read the NME religiously in the library as a teenager, so i guess mid 90s, they didnt have melody maker. it was all the stuff at the back i looked at most, the charts, singles reviews, cant say any of the articles stood out much. although i do remember jonny cigarettes, for the name it was mostly just if something was in there, it mattered?

In the end with MM, I used to look for the articles written by my favorite writers first, not the bands or artists.
 
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Corpsey

call me big papa
When i read it they were championing The Strokes/The Vines/The Hives/The Whatevers. I was a fan of some of those bands, so I sort of understand what it must have been like reading it when the bands were actually really good :crylarf: But in retrospect, the retro nature of all that music points to a music press trying to relive the glory days.

But i don't recall any writer sticking out from those issues. The only music writers I was aware of as a kid/teenager were Andrew Emery, Pete Cashmore, etc. who wrote for Hip Hop Connection. (I forgot that Pete Cashmore died last year, presumably suicide?)
 

craner

Beast of Burden
When i read it they were championing The Strokes/The Vines/The Hives/The Whatevers. I was a fan of some of those bands, so I sort of understand what it must have been like reading it when the bands were actually really good :crylarf: But in retrospect, the retro nature of all that music points to a music press trying to relive the glory days.

But i don't recall any writer sticking out from those issues. The only music writers I was aware of as a kid/teenager were Andrew Emery, Pete Cashmore, etc. who wrote for Hip Hop Connection. (I forgot that Pete Cashmore died last year, presumably suicide?)

I think all the good writers had left by 1998. Simon Price said he left the paper when the new editor Mark Sutherland issued an edict banning all negative comments about Oasis.
 

droid

Beast of Burden
this will no doubt cause blissblogger intense embarassment and awkwardness....

...sure we all have other important "influences"
but how many of those people deign to humour us?
bother to engage with us?

Well said. Apart from his own works which never fail to impress with their insight, his willingness to offer feedback and advice is humbling. Enduringly gracious & patient, full of generosity of spirit - not just with his acolytes but also his critics.

I always get a bit of a fright when when he appears on TV and I realise that this fella Ive been chatting to about random miscellania is actually a major cultural figure.
 

Leo

Well-known member
BACK TO SIMON (err, take the music book convo to a different thread, thx)...

he played a huge role in shaping my tastes and understanding of music, and beyond that is such a hugely enjoyable writer and decent guy. also 100% the reason I came to dissensus.
 

Corpsey

call me big papa
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catalog

Well-known member
Really? I'm not sure if i want to be 30 again. or 20. not saying i wanna be 50 either mind you, but it's all so exhausting
 

Woebot

Well-known member
I thought he had died for a second when I saw this :eek:

:crylarf:

well it's a shame people don't know these things when they're alive innit! there's not enough of that.

poor reynolds gonna be horrified ;)

but there you go innit.
 
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