Well Afterworders what was the last word you ‘looked up’. For me, it was’ languorous’.
Has anyone got a PDF of a copy old Word magazine squirrelled away from June or July 2009 (either the Iggy or Bono cover), I think.
It is the source of one of my proudest moments (almost as good walking in form making a cup of tea one morning from the kitchen, to hear Danny Baker reading out my Monkeys Dressed as Famous People, posted in the old place, on 5Live one morning -, which included Churchill, and Brian Blessed dressed as Vultan from Flash Gordon). There’d been some beef concerning Rod Liddle, and I had written a letter expressing some opinions on the matter.
I got an email from Mark Ellen saying that it was going to be published (with a little editing), but that when it had been received in the office, he’d read it aloud and it had received a standing ovation. That gave me a warm glow for a while, especially as Liddle went to school in my hometown of Middlesbrough (Nunthorpe School, as it happens). If you check the letters pages in question, you’ll be able to tell which one is mine…
My associate Kevin B is looking to clear some space. He has, looking for a hoime (or a recycling bin) The Word: 54 issues from Nov 2007 up to and including the final issue August 2012.
Anyone in need?
David Hepworth’s latest blog brings good news for those looking for the old Word podcasts in their longer form.
As some of you may remember I have created Spotify playlists of all the Word compilation CDs. This link is to the final 2012 one, not a full year because the magazine folded. I’ll repost the links to the others in the comments.
I’m sure a lot of us remember Kate Mossman’s Word article about her teenage obsession with Queen. She has used this as the basis for a documentary on obsessive fandom, to be shown on BBC4 at 9pm tonight. More details here http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2015/may/29/when-pop-ruled-my-life-preview