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Questions about magazines

Postby pcqgod » 09 Mar 2018, 17:58

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?
Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?
Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones?
What is the oldest magazine in your collection?
Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy/humor, hobby, historical, travel, ones with centerfolds?
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Re: Questions about magazines

Postby Toby » 09 Mar 2018, 18:22

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?

- The latest issue of the Spectator.

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?

-Yep, the Spectator, The Blizzard (a quarterly magazine devoted to esoteric journalism on Soccer) and History Today.

Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones?

- I've got all of the Blizzard issues as they're quite collectable but other than that I bin the others as I've got digital access.

What is the oldest magazine in your collection?

- Nothing of any real interest. I might have the odd NME issue somewhere.

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy, hobby, historical, ones with centerfolds?

- Historical & Hobby. Music journalism has mostly gravitated to the web, I'm not interested in Cinema anymore. I think the last wank mag I bought was in Australia back in about 1997.

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Re: Questions about magazines

Postby Positive Passion » 09 Mar 2018, 18:35

I used to subscribe to Sight and Sound, but eventually it was just a boring read.

I bought the first 10 or so issues of Loaded, which was a brilliant mag at that stage - for men who should know better, indeed. After about a year though some of the writers changed (so I understand) and instead of being tongue in cheek it became crass.

The best mag I get these days is Dispatches, which is the regular MSF update.

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Re: Questions about magazines

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Mar 2018, 18:38

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read? Most recent "The Week" if allowed, if not "Gridiron" magazine.
Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?Yes. Q & Mojo in days of old. Tight But Loose (Zep fanzine), Gridiron & Cornwall Living - all current.
Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones? Yes mostly old Mojo's & q's... dealing with Zep, Kate, Bowie, Crowded House etc.
What is the oldest magazine in your collection? November 1956 National Geographic (the one that inspired the "Presence" cover) * see below
Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy, hobby, historical, ones with centerfolds? Nearly always music.

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Re: Questions about magazines

Postby sneelock » 09 Mar 2018, 19:10

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What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?
we're talking actual, physical magazines made out of trees? right? the last one I purchased was probably a MAD Magazine with a Star Wars parody or something. the last time I got my hair cut I read Wired & Time and some CAR magazine.

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine? goodness gracious, what a question to ask a pathetic oldster such as myself. dozens! "The Nation","SPY" "The Week" "NatLamp" "Film Comment" "Option" "Foreign Affairs", the beat goes on...
Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones? I had to get rid of all my vinyl back in the late 90's. that was rough but I lived. I've since made an effort to "de-fetishize" certain things - magazines among them. I might still have the odd "MOJO" or "Film Comment" in the garage somewhere. there's bound to be couple of Screenwriting magazines and some geeky "Starlost" sci-fi fan type stuff but not very much. Most of what's piling up are magazines with recipes or "how to organize your closet" articles in them.
What is the oldest magazine in your collection? I might have a couple of "Heavy Metal"s I think I still have some old "OP"s (before it became "Option") and probably some FX magazine with a "ghostbusters" pictoral.
Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy, hobby, historical, ones with centerfolds I'm a sucker for magazines. just yesterday I described the internet to a fellow old person as "the world's largest magazine stand". I don't much care for sports but I'll pick up a sports magazine. I might flip through it in record time but it's worth a look.

I'd like to add that I think that magazines is one of the things my "Tablet" does well. I'll miss "real" magazines but I'm certainly making my peace with what they are becoming.
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Re: Questions about magazines

Postby pcqgod » 09 Mar 2018, 19:31

Sneelock wrote: we're talking actual, physical magazines made out of trees?



I was talking about old-school print magazines, but we can expand the discussion to ones viewed on a tablet or other device.
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Re: Questions about magazines

Postby Samoan » 09 Mar 2018, 19:32

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read? - Which (february issue)

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine? - Which, The New Statesman, The Garden, The BFI/NFT one that went with the cinema membership subscription, Nursing Times, Trauma.

Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? - Yup. Which ones? - Definitely, The Garden.

What is the oldest magazine in your collection?
- Who knows ? I haven't delved to the bottom recently

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy, hobby, historical, ones with centrefolds - I like the one with impressive photos and professional updates, some of which bewilder me such as how new trees take root and develop best in a square hole rather than a round hole.
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Re: Questions about magazines

Postby hippopotamus » 10 Mar 2018, 01:35

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?

The New Yorker yesterday, given to me by a friend


Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?
Only the economist for a year. I liked the illustrations.

Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines?
No. But in college I made a huge mural of cut-outs and for a while I carried pieces of magazine around.


What is the oldest magazine in your collection
I have a very very small collection of old film "magazines"
And some theatre ones. I think 1932 is probably the oldest.

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy/humor, hobby, historical, travel, ones with centerfolds?

I really liked Fast Company for a while... a design and marketing one. That s not even the question. Film, I guess?
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Re: Questions about magazines

Postby Copehead » 10 Mar 2018, 05:24

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?

Q and Private Eye

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?

Q now, previously EVO and the one that the that former Smash Hits OGWT guy used to run, which I rather liked, and once upon a time Mojo.
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Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones?

No I chuck them out

What is the oldest magazine in your collection?

No collection but I have some old Time Crisis mags around somewhere for some reason

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy/humor, hobby, historical, travel, ones with centerfolds?

Music, cars, Politics, sport.
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Re: Questions about magazines

Postby Nikki Gradual » 10 Mar 2018, 09:40

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?
Octane magazine. It's about cars and is an amazing read.

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?
I get sent lots for free at work, but the ones that I have shelled out my own money for in the past for years on end are Mojo, Record Collector and Private Eye. I might subscribe to The Week if I didn't get it gratis.

Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones?
Yes. All motoring mags, the others get recycled

What is the oldest magazine in your collection?
I used to have Motor Sport going back to the 1950s with occasional pre-war issues, but now I guess it is probably some time in the early 1980s.

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy/humor, hobby, historical, travel, ones with centerfolds?
Classic car mags (especially Octane, which is by far the best), then Private Eye, then music.
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Postby never/ever » 10 Mar 2018, 10:24

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?

PROG Magazine- at Sydney Airport last month.

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?

Yes, as a child several comics, then a science mag (KIJK), then the Dutch music mag OOR. I bought lots of German and English music mags in the 80s and 90s, I virtually bought every NME and MM between 1991 and 1999. Also loved Sounds, Q (depending who was on the cover) and the Dutch indie Vinyl.

Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines?
Which ones?

Collected year compendiums of Eppo and Kuifje (Tintin magazine, Belgium) so they are all bundled in book format. I kept a lot of the NMEs and Melody Makers I bought weekly as well but when I migrated I turfed the lot.

What is the oldest magazine in your collection?

My Kuifje-collection dates back to December 1974.

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy/humor, hobby, historical, travel, ones with centerfolds?

Music and comics.
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Re: Questions about magazines

Postby Pansy Puff » 10 Mar 2018, 11:41

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?
Yesterday's New Statesman. Not read it yet.

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?
I am subscribed to the New statesman.
And the Marvel Star Wars comics

Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones?
I have a big box of DC comics from the 60s (they were my dad's). I keep comics but not magazines.

What is the oldest magazine in your collection?
Only comics again. A 1961 copy of The Flash. (It's a bit tatty)

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy/humor, hobby, historical, travel, ones with centerfolds?
Politics and music, I guess.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 11 Mar 2018, 22:12

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?

Bloody hell. Probably any number of Bowie -fronted magazines after he died, pulled off checkout shelves while standing bawling and sniffling, not really knowing if they were going to be of any quality.

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?

Yes. Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, Skin Two.

Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones?

I think I got rid of most of them when I moved to the US other than the things that were completely sentimental.

What is the oldest magazine in your collection?

I still haven't unpacked properly since moving here. When I find it I'll tell you.

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy/humor, hobby, historical, travel, ones with centerfolds?

I don't know the answer to this. I like magazines that look attractive and have good writing, the subject is less important.
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Postby toomanyhatz » 11 Mar 2018, 23:21

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?

I'm afraid it's Mojo.

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?

Yes. I used to get those discounted rate subscriptions to things then cancel when they went up to full price. I think Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, Cat Fancy, maybe one or two others.

Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones?

I have all the ones I wrote for, plus a decent collection of Mojos and Southern Rag/Folk Roots/FRoots (I did actually write for them, but only once).

What is the oldest magazine in your collection?

Probably some baseball thing from the 70s.

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy/humor, hobby, historical, travel, ones with centerfolds?

The first three, probably. I still buy music and baseball magazines and occasionally film ones (more a function of the lack of good ones in the last case. God, I miss American Film magazine!
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 12 Mar 2018, 09:05

I used to read The NME, Melody Maker, and Kerrang!, about 20-25 years ago. I've subscribed to The Wire for years and years. That's it as far as magazines go.
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What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?

Some Texas music magazine I saw in a supermarket rack near the checkout. It had articles about St. Vincent, Johnny Ace, Whitney Rose, and Kenny Dorham. I think it was called 'Texas Music.'

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?

No. I was getting a former tenant's subscription to Maxim for a while.

Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones?

Mainly music mags from the 70's to early 90's era -- CREEM, Option, Spin, The Bob, etc. plus a bunch of Cracked mazagines.

What is the oldest magazine in your collection?

I think I still have a really old National Geographic somewhere. Other than that, an early Cracked from the late 50's.

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy/humor, hobby, historical, travel, ones with centerfolds?

I pick up the occasional sports or film/movie mag, but it's mainly music for me.
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Postby sloopjohnc » 13 Mar 2018, 15:43

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?

The new Mojo just came. I subscribed again.

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?

Geez, tons: Premiere (no longer around), The New Yorker (hard to keep up with every week so not anymore), Vanity Fair, Harper's, Sports Illustrated, The Sporting News, Ring magazine, Mojo, Q, Shindig, Wax Poetics, Ugly Things, Acoustic Guitar, National Lampoon

Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones?

I keep the Ugly Things because it's limited run and their value rises pretty quickly.

What is the oldest magazine in your collection?

No idea.

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy/humor, hobby, historical, travel, ones with centerfolds?

I can find all the sports stuff I want online now at ESPN, Bleacher Report, Deadspin, the Athletic, the Undefeated, Players' Tribune, etc., so music. If a choice between either, it's pretty up for grabs.
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Re: Questions about magazines

Postby WG Kaspar » 13 Mar 2018, 18:13

What is the latest magazine you purchased or read?
Probably The Economist or New Statesman. I only buy them at airports.

Have you ever had a subscription to a magazine?
Back in Greece I had a subscription to a science magazine whose name completely escapes me, for about a year when I was at school.

Do you have stacks or boxes full of old magazines? Which ones?
I still have whatever magazines my dad kept, some History magazine from the late 60's to mid 70's. The take quite a bit of space in the library.

What is the oldest magazine in your collection?
See above

Favorite of these: music, sports, film/television, comedy/humor, hobby, historical, travel, ones with centerfolds?
History and politics. I'm burnt out on music magazines these and I always found car and sports magazines useless.
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