Tag Archive: XTC


  1. (-) – Wire
  2. (-) – XTC
  3. (-) – Wishbone Ash
  4. (3) – Aaron Parker
  5. (1) – King Tubby
  6. (-) – Miles Davis
  7. (-) – Charlie Parker
  8. (-) – Franz Ferdinand
  9. (-) – Kevin Lyons
  10. (5) – Paper Route

Regards,

djp

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  1. (-) – Linval Thompson
  2. (-) – Neutral Milk Hotel
  3. (-) – Zero 7
  4. (-) – Manic Street Preachers
  5. (-) – Interpol
  6. (-) – Love
  7. (-) – Young Galaxy
  8. (-) – Jah Wobble
  9. (-) – XTC
  10. (-) – Bob Marley & The Wailers

Regards,

djp

I am cured…

I can’t remember the last time I bought a glossy music mag such as Q, Mojo or Uncut. Must be at least two and a half years, which is how long we’ve been in the new house.

Mrs. P bought me an annual subscription to Q years ago, and for a while it was fine, but as time went on, Q became less of a vital music mag and more of a celebration of the musical status quo (as against the “musical” Status Quo). Self-congratulatory annual awards ceremonies pointed to the beginning of the end of my relationship. When the subscription lapsed, I didn’t complain.

I always liked Mojo, as it concentrated more on the history of pop music than with either the  musical establishment or with the new “up-and-coming acts” – with the latter, I always suspected that they only appeared in Q after having spent heavily on PR, thereby ensuring their status as…y’know…

I also liked Uncut, as it tended to give greater attention to movies. And Allan Jones, who at one time edited UNCUT (if he isn’t still the editor…) was a fan of XTC, so that was alright then…

But I eventually got fed up with the sheer volume of magazines which were expensively bought and mostly only read once. I’d tried selling issues from time to time on eBay, but by the time I’d paid for the postage, I’d’ve lost money, so I gave it up as a bad job.

Glossy music mags are not exactly suitable for donating to GPs’ waiting rooms, so once we’d moved house and I finally got my act together, I put a whole load of them out for recycling, trying all the time not to calculate how much had been spent on the mags…

Fast forward to this morning. I went to Tesco to get some money out of the ATM. The ATM wasn’t working, but a sign said I could get “cashback” off my Laser card if I made a purchase. As the customer service desk is near the magazine section, I thought I’d have a look at what music mags were available, especially any that might have cover-mount CDs. I was not impressed by the selection – Mojo’s offering – a set of cover versions of the songs on The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine album – was particularly unappealing…

…so I passed and went and got a Mars bar instead – for that early morning sugar boost, y’know. Got my “cashback” – job done!

All of the above goes to prove that I’m cured of buying glossy music mags. Forever…

Regards,

djp