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Chip R
10-14-2008, 10:49 AM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081014/ap_en_ot/shrinking_rolling_stone

westofyou
10-14-2008, 10:59 AM
The size reduction is in direct relation to the reduction of quality music articles the magazine produces these days.

nate
10-14-2008, 12:27 PM
The size reduction is in direct relation to the reduction of quality music articles the magazine produces these days.

If it were, one would need an electron microscope to read it.

MilotheMayor
10-14-2008, 01:48 PM
If it were, one would need an electron microscope to read it.:ughmamoru

Unassisted
10-14-2008, 02:04 PM
The size reduction is in direct relation to the reduction of quality music articles the magazine produces these days.I would have guessed it was due to the reduction of quality music these days. :D

westofyou
10-14-2008, 02:23 PM
If it were, one would need an electron microscope to read it.
So true... I spent many an hour in high school trolling through the schools backlog of RS (yes my Cincinnati school had RS!!) of course it was not even glossy then.

Back then it was beautiful
The boys were sweet and musical
The laser lights looked mystical
Messed up stuff felt magical
Girls didn't seem so difficult
Boys didn't seem so typical
It was warm and white and wonderful
We were all invincible

OldRightHander
10-14-2008, 02:31 PM
I would have guessed it was due to the reduction of quality music these days. :D

How true.

nate
10-14-2008, 02:38 PM
I would have guessed it was due to the reduction of quality music these days. :D

There's some interesting music and some interesting production out there.

But great songs and songwriters seem to be hot on the trail of the dodo.

Joseph
10-14-2008, 07:49 PM
I'm mid-thirties now, so I'm really starting to 'not get' so much of the music that is out today....but I wonder how much of some of our lament isn't the exact sort of thing people used to lament in the 70's, the 80's, the 90's....

GAC
10-14-2008, 08:00 PM
http://tbn0.google.com/images?q=tbn:3m25SyF3-MG_kM:http://kingbiscuit.com/images/Crawdaddy-promo.jpg

macro
10-14-2008, 11:18 PM
I'm mid-thirties now, so I'm really starting to 'not get' so much of the music that is out today....but I wonder how much of some of our lament isn't the exact sort of thing people used to lament in the 70's, the 80's, the 90's....

Very much. It's been going on for generations, and not just with music. It happens with movies, television, great athletes, great teams, etc. Whatever was the best or most popular when we were in our teens and twenties will forever remain the best in the judgment of many/most of us.

Caseyfan21
10-15-2008, 12:56 AM
I think Rolling Stone is in some trouble. I've been getting that magazine free for going on 3 years now and I barely read much of it other than music CD previews and the occasional story. Obviously, if they are giving that many free subscriptions away via CD's I've purchased online they must really be in need of more subscribers. It's tried to turn itself into a music/entertainment/politics magazine and it really doesn't work. I wish they would just stick to music and provide more in depth stories about musicians and music industry trends.

macro
10-15-2008, 08:16 AM
Would Dr. Hook be as passionate today as they were in 1972?

westofyou
10-15-2008, 09:33 AM
It's tried to turn itself into a music/entertainment/politics magazine and it really doesn't work. I wish they would just stick to music and provide more in depth stories about musicians and music industry trends.It's always been a music/politics magazine, becoming a entertainment lifestyle magazine detracts from the the backbone of the business and makes them have to take on more competition in more avenues.

But politics and music is why most went to the magazine in the first place, not for stories on movie stars or current teenny bopper sensations.

919191
10-15-2008, 10:03 AM
I worked as a cash register guy/delivery guy in a small town pharmacy in the mid 1970's. I loved RS back then, always reading it at work cover to cover.

I ordered this issue of this magazine Saturday. If I like it I'll subscribe.

http://www.lonestarmusicmag.com/images/current_issue.jpg

*BaseClogger*
10-15-2008, 01:02 PM
An interesting comment on Rolling Stone website's review of Tool's Lateralus:


slashgnfnr206, most of rollingstone editors are still from the journalism major background. They cannot comprehend anything from any other perspective. Thats why you can see them still pining for the days of Bob Dylan where political lyricism pertinent to their youths long since past reigned supreme. They cannot understand heavy music, and write it off as showing off and little else. It is unfortunate, because they were so good at seeing what was great with the old songwriter/musicians of the 60s, but so bad at seeing the good in other styles of music. The soul and passion of groups like tool, led zeppelin and other great heavy artists goes unnoticed or at least misunderstood.

Thats why you see 4 star ratings for masterpieces like this. You have essentially prose criticism for raw and exposed music like this and it just doesn't work.

bucksfan
10-15-2008, 01:20 PM
I worked as a cash register guy/delivery guy in a small town pharmacy in the mid 1970's. I loved RS back then, always reading it at work cover to cover.

I ordered this issue of this magazine Saturday. If I like it I'll subscribe.

http://www.lonestarmusicmag.com/images/current_issue.jpg


919191 - Have you downloaded the Peace Queer tracks yet?

My wife and I still enjoy RS for what it's worth. We subscribe/re-subscribe whenever some kids fundraiser (latest being ours!) offers the opportunity. It is starting to get us at least slightly back in touch with some current stuff going on. As with anything I read, I just try to sort through and see if I may possibly be entertained or somehow in some way informed by the content. We do enjoy the reviews most of all.

Caseyfan21
10-15-2008, 04:49 PM
It's always been a music/politics magazine, becoming a entertainment lifestyle magazine detracts from the the backbone of the business and makes them have to take on more competition in more avenues.

But politics and music is why most went to the magazine in the first place, not for stories on movie stars or current teenny bopper sensations.

That makes a lot more sense. To be honest, until I started getting the magazine free cause of some CD's I bought, I had never read it. I didn't know anything about it. I just assumed it was an "all-music" type of magazine. Then half of it ends up being about politics and doesn't really have any link to music and I didn't really care for that. I figured if I wanted to read that I would go buy a political magazine. But knowing that's how its always been really makes a lot more sense. I guess it's just not what I was looking for.

919191
10-16-2008, 01:31 AM
919191 - Have you downloaded the Peace Queer tracks yet?

My wife and I still enjoy RS for what it's worth. We subscribe/re-subscribe whenever some kids fundraiser (latest being ours!) offers the opportunity. It is starting to get us at least slightly back in touch with some current stuff going on. As with anything I read, I just try to sort through and see if I may possibly be entertained or somehow in some way informed by the content. We do enjoy the reviews most of all.

Yeah. I really liked it. I played it, and tried to burn it later, but the files were gone. I'm gonna buy it anyway...Ponce of the Flaming Peace Queer is just an instumental followed by usual intro about traveling around for 20 years making this stuff up like he always says. You probably have the links, but if not...http://www.facebook.com/pages/Todd-Snider/24348889238 and also http://www.toddsnider.net/.

Did you see that email from him about the show he was talking about doing with Jeff Austin? It still isn't showing up on any schedules.

bucksfan
10-19-2008, 10:41 PM
Yeah. I really liked it. I played it, and tried to burn it later, but the files were gone. I'm gonna buy it anyway...Ponce of the Flaming Peace Queer is just an instumental followed by usual intro about traveling around for 20 years making this stuff up like he always says. You probably have the links, but if not...http://www.facebook.com/pages/Todd-Snider/24348889238 and also http://www.toddsnider.net/.

Did you see that email from him about the show he was talking about doing with Jeff Austin? It still isn't showing up on any schedules.

Thanks. I downloaded them earlier but only listened once so far. I'll still get the CD anyway also. I had not heard about the show. Last (only) time I saw Todd live was in NY. I'd love to catch a show closer to home.

919191
10-22-2008, 09:10 AM
Thanks. I downloaded them earlier but only listened once so far. I'll still get the CD anyway also. I had not heard about the show. Last (only) time I saw Todd live was in NY. I'd love to catch a show closer to home.

Check this out- Todd was abducted. Here is his story.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbByWrP-MyU

EddieMilner
10-22-2008, 11:11 AM
I am worried that once Rolling Stone goes to a normal size magazine that it will only include advertisements and "preaching to the choir" political commentaries. However I will still read it for the reviews and continue to ignore them completely and listen to what I please.

If anyone is into Indie Rock there is a good magazine I've been reading for a while called Paste (http://www.pastemagazine.com/). Each issue comes with a CD with 15 songs on it that are lesser known bands. Each issue I definitely pick-up at least 2 new bands I've never heard of before.

Lastly, for those that say music is no good anymore, that is just not true. The issue is that Pop music and traditional rock music is no longer good. It does take more of an effort to discover good bands, but they are out their in abundance. On Sirius Satellite Radio check out Channel 26 Left of Center. You will find music that is pleasing to the ear and mind.

RichRed
10-22-2008, 01:16 PM
If anyone is into Indie Rock there is a good magazine I've been reading for a while called Paste (http://www.pastemagazine.com/). Each issue comes with a CD with 15 songs on it that are lesser known bands. Each issue I definitely pick-up at least 2 new bands I've never heard of before.


My wife and I subscribe to Paste - we love it.

camisadelgolf
10-22-2008, 01:41 PM
I am worried that once Rolling Stone goes to a normal size magazine that it will only include advertisements and "preaching to the choir" political commentaries. However I will still read it for the reviews and continue to ignore them completely and listen to what I please.

If anyone is into Indie Rock there is a good magazine I've been reading for a while called Paste (http://www.pastemagazine.com/). Each issue comes with a CD with 15 songs on it that are lesser known bands. Each issue I definitely pick-up at least 2 new bands I've never heard of before.

Lastly, for those that say music is no good anymore, that is just not true. The issue is that Pop music and traditional rock music is no longer good. It does take more of an effort to discover good bands, but they are out their in abundance. On Sirius Satellite Radio check out Channel 26 Left of Center. You will find music that is pleasing to the ear and mind.

This sums up what I want to say, too. By the way, Paste is featuring a video from local legends, Over the Rhine.

http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/paste_station?station_track=track_9593_1054&mode=standalone