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Return of Q

Postby Muskrat » 27 Feb 2021, 03:51

Just saw this today.

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/feb/25/new-cue-former-q-editors-join-newsletter-publishing-boom

The former editors of Q magazine, the British music monthly that folded in July 2020 owing to the pressures of publishing during the pandemic, have joined the growing newsletter revolution.

The New Cue, a weekly publication edited by erstwhile Q editor Ted Kessler and staff members Chris Catchpole and Niall Doherty, launches on 26 February with new interviews from artists including St Vincent, Arlo Parks and Tony Visconti, along with playlists and recommendations.

“What’s exciting to me is being able to deliver a music publication directly to the reader,” said Kessler in an interview.
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Re: Return of Q

Postby robertff » 27 Feb 2021, 07:54

I stopped buying Q years ago because it mutated into Q beyond and then I stopped buying Mojo because it mutated into Q. I won't be investigating but thanks for the info nevertheless.


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Postby Muskrat » 27 Feb 2021, 22:44

robertff wrote:I stopped buying Q years ago because it mutated into Q beyond and then I stopped buying Mojo because it mutated into Q. I won't be investigating but thanks for the info nevertheless..


This very board was started by a bunch of malcontents and music lovers who were fed up with the Q board.
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Re: Return of Q

Postby Jimbly » 28 Feb 2021, 12:29

Muskrat wrote:
robertff wrote:I stopped buying Q years ago because it mutated into Q beyond and then I stopped buying Mojo because it mutated into Q. I won't be investigating but thanks for the info nevertheless..


This very board was started by a bunch of malcontents and music lovers who were fed up with the Q board.


Mojo not Q. Mojo website was suffering from zlib compression issues.
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Postby LMG » 28 Feb 2021, 15:24

Jimbly wrote:
Muskrat wrote:
robertff wrote:I stopped buying Q years ago because it mutated into Q beyond and then I stopped buying Mojo because it mutated into Q. I won't be investigating but thanks for the info nevertheless..


This very board was started by a bunch of malcontents and music lovers who were fed up with the Q board.


Mojo not Q. Mojo website was suffering from zlib compression issues.


I get that on cold mornings.

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The poor, poor man. Medical science has a lot to answer for. Oh, they can pump us all full of their vaccine-and-tracker-chip cocktail in record time, but you try saying 'Doctor, it's my zlib, it's squashed dreadfully these chill mornings, oh I am suffering something chronic' and they don't want to know.

Try and offer you Mindfulness sessions on Zoom just to get you out the door. It's no use bothering.
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Re: Return of Q

Postby LMG » 28 Feb 2021, 15:32

And while you've got me onto the subject of Q magazines, an email direct to my inbox is no good to me at all. Back in the day, Q was good value because of the quality paper, we used to line the cat's litter tray with it, which had the added perk that you could see what George Michael would look like with all cat poo all over him.

But not these days, that's not what's on offer at all.
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Postby modharper » 28 Feb 2021, 18:27

I’d like to throw my tuppence in here and say that, while Q was published by a major publishing house, a lot of its content was directed under a certain mandate, and didn’t necessarily always reflect the tastes or ideas of those who put it together. This newsletter is the brainchild of three good and respected music writers who lost their jobs when the powers that be decided to close Q. The content here is personally curated by these three, and is - imho - a good representation of the contemporary music landscape. You might not always like their choices, but please don’t write it off before checking it out and basing your opinions on the Q legacy...
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Postby 50 Shades Of Blue » 28 Feb 2021, 21:08

modharper wrote:I’d like to throw my tuppence in here and say that, while Q was published by a major publishing house, a lot of its content was directed under a certain mandate, and didn’t necessarily always reflect the tastes or ideas of those who put it together. This newsletter is the brainchild of three good and respected music writers who lost their jobs when the powers that be decided to close Q. The content here is personally curated by these three, and is - imho - a good representation of the contemporary music landscape. You might not always like their choices, but please don’t write it off before checking it out and basing your opinions on the Q legacy...


That's a very good point.
Q and Mojo turned into crap due to being targetted and blanded out so without that agenda these guys might be able to produce something interesting
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Postby Muskrat » 28 Feb 2021, 23:27

Jimbly wrote:
Muskrat wrote:
robertff wrote:I stopped buying Q years ago because it mutated into Q beyond and then I stopped buying Mojo because it mutated into Q. I won't be investigating but thanks for the info nevertheless..


This very board was started by a bunch of malcontents and music lovers who were fed up with the Q board.


Mojo not Q. Mojo website was suffering from zlib compression issues.


I'll take your word for it, but that doesn't sound right. On the other hand, I'm old and can barely remember my name.
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Re: Return of Q

Postby Jimbly » 01 Mar 2021, 09:04

Muskrat wrote:
Jimbly wrote:
Muskrat wrote:
This very board was started by a bunch of malcontents and music lovers who were fed up with the Q board.


Mojo not Q. Mojo website was suffering from zlib compression issues.


I'll take your word for it, but that doesn't sound right. On the other hand, I'm old and can barely remember my name.


there was a migration from Q to here but initially bcb was set up by Jethro due to issues with the Mojo board.
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Postby Rorschach » 01 Mar 2021, 12:03

Muskrat wrote:
Jimbly wrote:
Muskrat wrote:
This very board was started by a bunch of malcontents and music lovers who were fed up with the Q board.


Mojo not Q. Mojo website was suffering from zlib compression issues.


I'll take your word for it, but that doesn't sound right. On the other hand, I'm old and can barely remember my name.


As a genuine doyen, I can assure you Jimbly speaks the truth.
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Re: Return of Q

Postby robertff » 01 Mar 2021, 15:27

Rorschach wrote:
Muskrat wrote:
Jimbly wrote:
Mojo not Q. Mojo website was suffering from zlib compression issues.


I'll take your word for it, but that doesn't sound right. On the other hand, I'm old and can barely remember my name.


As a genuine doyen, I can assure you Jimbly speaks the truth.




Seconded, thirded whatever........



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Re: Return of Q

Postby The Modernist » 01 Mar 2021, 20:50

Q was crap from the very start.

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Postby jimboo » 01 Mar 2021, 21:28

It was Smash Hits for middle aged pot bellied men in Queen t-shirts.
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Postby der Freiherr » 01 Mar 2021, 23:11

jimboo wrote:It was Smash Hits for middle aged pot bellied men in Queen t-shirts.


What, then, was Mojo?
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Postby der Freiherr » 01 Mar 2021, 23:12

Anyway, we got a fair few stellar people from the Q Boards, that’s all I know about it.
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Postby jimboo » 02 Mar 2021, 07:23

Dr. Baron wrote:
jimboo wrote:It was Smash Hits for middle aged pot bellied men in Queen t-shirts.


What, then, was Mojo?


Rolling Stone for pot bellied men in Allman Bros t-shirts

Uncut (before you ask) was for pot bellied men in Damned/Ramones t-shirts.
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Postby Darkness_Fish » 02 Mar 2021, 13:47

Jimbly wrote:Mojo website was suffering from zlib compression issues.

Who'd have thought Mojo would have a problem with modernity?
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Re: Return of Q

Postby cheifwhat » 21 Apr 2021, 20:42

robertff wrote:
Rorschach wrote:
Muskrat wrote:
I'll take your word for it, but that doesn't sound right. On the other hand, I'm old and can barely remember my name.


As a genuine doyen, I can assure you Jimbly speaks the truth.




Seconded, thirded whatever........



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Re: Return of Q

Postby Your Friendly Neighbourhood Postman » 21 Apr 2021, 21:00

robertff wrote:I stopped buying Q years ago because it mutated into Q beyond and then I stopped buying Mojo because it mutated into Q. I won't be investigating but thanks for the info nevertheless.


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Sums it up nicely.

MOJO lost it for me when they began doing those '10,000 best rock/reggae/gamelan/zydeco/sufi/sitar/Bulgarian Female Choir albums of All Time' every month.

Talk about inflation in neoliberal times.
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