Hi everyone, have already tweeted this, put it on Facebook and even put it on my ‘Hot retro Word magazine action’ thread…but some people have suggested a separate thread for it, so here goes. David was very honest about his time with Word magazine and it seems to have been the best of times and the worst of times for him. In the interview we discuss the genesis and end of the magazine, the podcasts, the Massive, his ‘1971’ book and a few other things beside.
Here’s something you may have missed. David Hepworth and Mark Ellen have done five episodes of The Essay on Radio 3. “The Earl Grey Whistle Test.”
No idea what it’s like, haven’t listened yet, but The Essay is a quiet wee gem of a programme and it’s definately of interest round these parts…
Before the big purge of 2006, I had every issue of Q magazine to date, every single one of them. From the first issue in October 1986, running right through past the birth of Mojo in 1993 and on into the new millennium, I had them all neatly shelved in meticulous and correct order of release. Even after all the bands worth reading about had migrated to sister magazine Mojo and Q had become home to the Spice Girls, Robbie Williams, Oasis and other horrors I still kept on buying it, mainly for the Q Charts and the quality writing of Tom Hibbert.
Then one day, after realising I would probably never read that Rory Gallagher or John Martyn interview again (let alone be able to find it, even if the mood took me) I ditched the lot, freeing up acres of shelf space and feeling enormously liberated in the process
But today I found around 20 early copies of Q which had somehow escaped the expulsion. The earliest of these is issue #7 from January 1987 and what a keyhole into the (recent) past it is. This morning I read it almost from cover to cover, just so you » Continue Reading.
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just in case anybody missed last night’s Johnnie Walker’s Long Player, it featured The Dan & Toto. with added comments from David Hepworth, it focused on Pretzel Logic and I found it to be an interesting sixty mins. it’s on the i-player for the next month, i believe