I guess that's why Radiohead have been getting blanket critical slatings for the past 15 years as well
― cup of tea & an orange.xls (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 9 January 2011 16:46 (2 years ago) Permalink
Thom Yorke is apparently quite high maintenance though isn't he? I mean, the guy from Travis seems like a lovely guy... worst mistake you can make I reckon. I bet him and Terrorvision are a great laugh down the pub.
― Cracker Flocka Flame (Doran), Sunday, 9 January 2011 16:52 (2 years ago) Permalink
Thom Yorke is paranoid and at times rather arrogant in his unwillingness to be a pop star. Those guys from Dodgy and Travis are just fairly cool guys, and less interesting to write about than, say, Oasis. Chris Martin has started to act a bit more like a pop star after he became one, and this may be the reason why the press hasn't tired of Coldplay to the same extent.
― You're Twistin' My Melody Man! (Geir Hongro), Monday, 10 January 2011 09:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
that nme cover is next level
― deejeuner sur l'herb (nakhchivan), Monday, 10 January 2011 09:44 (2 years ago) Permalink
Thom Yorke has, famously, wanted to be a pop star ever since he was born.
At the point where you achieve your *ambition*, you had better have some more reason or raison'detre than when you were three.
So, by then his "popstarness" is firmly established, and the ability to walk through walls is implicit, hey he can look as 'disinterested' and he knows it won't matter.
When he sang that song about "oh such a lovely garden, oh such a lovely house", i suspected he was a hypocrite as it would be fairly certain he'd have a huge house someplace, and fair enough. Eventually some article showed he did have a huge place, but it was fairly castle-crumbly and the garden hadn't been mowed for decades. Still, though.
― Mark G, Monday, 10 January 2011 09:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
^exterior life of Thom Yorke
― Prince wouldn't ‘woa’ (onimo), Monday, 10 January 2011 13:49 (2 years ago) Permalink
mark g prefers songwriters who have no idea what they're talking abt
― zvookster, Monday, 10 January 2011 15:30 (2 years ago) Permalink
blimey, I do!
― Mark G, Monday, 10 January 2011 15:31 (2 years ago) Permalink
It is so odd how Geir writes like he has stolen every line from an old copy of Q on whatever subject is bought up, like he is *schoolin'* us. No more, no less.
― "jobs" (a hoy hoy), Monday, 10 January 2011 15:46 (2 years ago) Permalink
― Shakey Moe Szyslak (Algerian Goalkeeper), Monday, 10 January 2011 15:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
The Music 1999 - 2011: Why They'll Be Missed
It came as a cruel irony today that midway through our first listen to the godforsaken new Brother record, news landed that The Music were splitting up.
― oppet, Friday, 1 April 2011 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink
RIP guys, heaven needed a ropey Verve knock-off.
― Neil S, Friday, 1 April 2011 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink
Ropey Verve probably the worst era to knock off.
― death, taxes and (onimo), Saturday, 2 April 2011 00:19 (2 years ago) Permalink
Has anyone read this:
Briefly skimmed through it at Waterstones to see if Mr S1nk3r late of this parish was in it and he wasn't or any mention of his U2 review being spiked. So if it's missing something as key as that, I wonder how thorough it is with the rest of the history.
― fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 17:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
That's this book btw.
― fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 17:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh ffs, just click the link instead http://www.amazon.co.uk/History-NME-Worlds-Famous-Magazine/dp/1907554483/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1331055546&sr=8-1
― fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 6 March 2012 17:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
I did suggest to mr S that there could be a fascinating book about the 'tribes' that inhabited NMEworld back in the day, and how they evolved/mutated. He seemed to srsly consider the idea, laffed even.
― Mark G, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 00:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
for those who, like me, didn't know the story:
U2/NME versus Sinker
is the full review anywhere online?
― ban this sick stunt (anagram), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 08:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
Pat Long was assistant editor at NME during the 2000s.
yyyyeeah, this doesn't sound more promising than re-reading the reminiscences in the 40th anniversary issue
― Θ ̨Θƪ (sic), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 13:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Pat is a cool dude and a good writer iircimho
I also only skimmed it in aforementioned book chain but unless I totally missed it there was next to no coverage of the last 10-15 years
― Sylv_ebanks (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
Don't think anyone cares or wants to read anecdotes from The Killers about the Conor McNicholas era, even taking into account declining relevance of print media etc etc. My guess is it ends post-Britpop?
― Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 14:22 (1 year ago) Permalink
I did suggest to mr S that there could be a fascinating book about the 'tribes' that inhabited NMEworld back in the day, and how they evolved/mutated. He seemed to srsly consider the idea, laffed even
I would definitely read that book.
I don't the NME has been relevant for a long time, so it makes sense that coverage would end about 10-15 years ago.
― Respectfully, Tyrese Gibson (Nicole), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
Pat's a sound guy, a great writer and I think it's reasonable to end the book at the start of the internet age.
There are severe problems with proofing, subbing though...
― Conan The Asshander (Doran), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 19:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
despite the fact i am no longer target audience, every time i have flicked through the nme recently have been impressed with the changes krissi has brought in :
of course, if an ilm'r steps up ..
― mark e, Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah she made a decent job of it, it seemed a much less blinkered and, well, condescending publication over the last few years. Conor McNicholas tended to treat his readership like idiots who could only focus on three bands at once.
― Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
Co-signed. Sadly McNicholas had already wrecked that ship by the time she took over.
― Scary Move 4 (dog latin), Thursday, 12 April 2012 11:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'd be perfectly happy to send in my CV but unfortunately I am at least twice the age of whoever they're looking for.
― Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Thursday, 12 April 2012 12:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
It's a decent paper once again, even if not for me thesedays, yes.
― Mark G, Friday, 13 April 2012 00:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh well looks like marcello, didn't get the job.
from CMJ mailout :
IPC yesterday announced the promotion of NME's Deputy Editor Mike Williams to the role of Editor. Williams, of course, replaces Krissi Murrison, who announced this year that she was moving on to become Features Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine.
Williams joined NME in 2010, prior to which he founded and was editor of Kruger magazine for six years. Initially freelancing for the music weekly, he then took on the role of Features Editor before moving up to become Murison's deputy.
Upon the announcement, Williams told CMU: "I'm super excited to be the new editor of NME. As far as dream positions go, it really doesn't get any better than this. Krissi Murison has done an amazing job as my predecessor, and I'm totally honoured to pick up the baton from her. My challenge is to make NME magazine and the wider NME brand even sharper, our message more coherent and to engage even more with NME's audience of passionate music fans. With the brilliant team we've got in place, I can't wait to get started!"
Meanwhile IPC's Publishing Director Emily Hutchings added: "After an extensive recruitment process, I am absolutely thrilled to announce Mike Williams as the next editor of NME. He brings with him a wealth of editorial experience as well as knowledge in managing multiplatform brand extensions. Mike demonstrated a clear strategic vision and passion for NME that will help take the brand on to even greater success".
The NME print publication, of course, is in terminal decline despite gallant efforts by Murison to overhaul the magazine, though the wider NME brand remains as strong as ever, with future potential almost certainly locked to online and digital innovations
― mark e, Friday, 1 June 2012 10:39 (11 months ago) Permalink
I've known the dude for years - nice guy - no real idea what he'll be like editing the NME but it's cool by me
― cissémanwhore (DJ Mencap), Friday, 1 June 2012 10:45 (11 months ago) Permalink
I didn't apply.
― Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Thursday, 7 June 2012 11:29 (11 months ago) Permalink