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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 09:49 AM
Change sometimes sucks!
 
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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 09:50 AM
Won't affect me. I quit reading RS years ago.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 09:52 AM
ditto.....HITTIN' THE NOTE BABY !!!!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 10:02 AM
Hittin the Note makes Rolling Stone look like a teenage fashion magazine with a couple of random music ads...

oh wait...

that's what Rolling Stone is..

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 10:03 AM
Because MUSIC matters.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 10:05 AM
I miss the days when RS was a newspaper....

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 10:12 AM
I miss the days when Rolling Stone actually gave a **** about music. That magazine sucks now anyway.....smaller size just means less units of suck.....this is a good thing.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 10:16 AM
Rolling Stone shrunk? I guess I'll have to buy canary cage paper now.

From a great magazine about music ... to what amounts to a "poor mans GQ". Like Dylan said, "things have changed".

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 10:17 AM
I like "Classic Rock" magazine more than any of 'em....

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 10:24 AM
I began reading it in 1969 or so and gave up who knows when.

The story of the time went that Jann Wenner started the magazine to give him better access to rock stars and so on. His cofounder was music critic Ralph Gleason (all you need to know about him is in Miles Davis' demand when RG died: "Give me back my friend!"). It was fun, informative, and counterculture -- what more could anyone ask for?

Who helped fund it at its inception? John Lennon.



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It's a far cry from what it was in those days, and so am I. I liked it, but now find it useful mainly for training puppies and lining bird cages.

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 10:36 AM
There are still some good music writers for Rolling Stone. I don't think it went downhill quite the extent many have said, related to their music writing.

But, their political agenda has become so over the top negative about one party and I' ready throw up they are so in love with the other, that it'd been impossible to stomach.

Read the Eagles article at the book store a few months ago but haven't bought one at all this year. I'll also read individual album reviews like their most recent one of Ryan Adams, but doubt I would ever subscribe again.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 10:37 AM
There is about 50% crap/50% decent material. Not too bad.

There have been some good interviews and featues lately.

Have not seen the new one and I don't think I'll be too happy to with the shrinkage.


 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 10:43 AM
There have been some good interviews in that magazine and I still enjoy reading the reviews, but I really cannot tolerte the frequent glossy advertisements. I know the ads keep it going, but it is way too much. I enjoy reading Guitar Player Magazine the most.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 10:53 AM
maybe it shrunk because it's colder out.


I noticed also, I got a free subscription from some internet music dealer.

I read the articles about some
of the bands I like but mostly its for starting fires in one of my fireplaces.

IT was a good mag back when HST was on the national desk

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 11:12 AM
I'm also not sure why I have a free subscription to it but if I get a bill for it I'm not going to pay for it.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 11:17 AM
maybe it shrunk because it's colder out.

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 11:26 AM
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There are still some good music writers for Rolling Stone. I don't think it went downhill quite the extent many have said, related to their music writing.


This is absolutely true. I got a free subscription when I bought their Rolling Stone Cover To Cover DVD-ROM set, and have been actually quite pleased with their recent output. The music they've been covering has been swaying back to real music...the Radiohead cover story was one of the better features I've read in a while.

It definitely went south a few years back and few people have picked it back up since then...if they did, they'd be shocked.

Yes, their politics writers are severely, severely slanted to the left (which I'm personally fine with) but that really should come as no shock.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 11:44 AM
I too find the ratio of political crap to music content sickening ( I would feel the same way if it were slanted the other way too) but there are noteworthy nuggets in there, buried deep under the agenda

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 11:47 AM
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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 11:57 AM
I actually happened to randomly get a few RS issues in the mail last month and it really wasn't as bad as everything thinks it is. If anything, I thought it looked to the past a little too much. There was a nice Jerry Wexler article, a Chryssie Hynde article, a decent article on John McCain. Even an article on the 10th anniversary of the Big Lebowski. I don't think RS was ever that great, Gregg didn't make the cover until he was dating Cher and the ABB was falling apart, they've always covered what was the most popular.

I will say I'm glad it will be smaller. It sat a little too precariously on the top of my toilet unlike most mags.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 12:02 PM
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I too find the ratio of political crap to music content sickening ( I would feel the same way if it were slanted the other way too) but there are noteworthy nuggets in there, buried deep under the agenda
That's when I fell out of love with it. I got tired of reading all the Reagan bashing. I subscribed to read about MUSIC. It's got too much politics and fashion in it for me now. Hittin' The Note is a much more music friendly publication.

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 12:04 PM
well, i know you have to sell ads to publish, but how many are there before any real music info is published ?

that is why i stopped reading it, about 6 months ago

 

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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 12:05 PM
Thanks so much for all the kind comments about Hittin' the Note! We always strive to present quality music in an informative, in-depth manner, something that is rare these days.

Here is the website, for those who aren't already subscribers and want to check it out..

www.hittinthenote.com

Thanks for your support!

 
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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 12:07 PM
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Hittin the Note makes Rolling Stone look like a teenage fashion magazine with a couple of random music ads...

oh wait...

that's what Rolling Stone is..


I agree. If you have the chance to pick up Blues Revue - it's also a decent mag. Just my .02



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  posted on 10/22/2008 at 12:09 PM
It is a bit to political but I never got it for political purposes. I guess I get it still because I signed up for it in college when I got my 1st credit card and never bothered to cancel. I do find there are some worthwhile articles or new music tidbits that I look for.
 
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