LIVERPOOL author Paul Du Noyer, who I admire greatly and have written about often, did an event at Beatnik Records in Altrincham on Friday.
Paul constantly challenges and entertains with his extraordinary body of work and peerless eye for the culture of popular music.
Have a listen and share wide and far.
A tribute to the fine art of writing captions for music magazines: Arise the subs on The Word and Q magazines
THE gradual death of the hard copy music magazine is something that is mourned by people of my generation, but not by our very cool 12-year-old daughter’s generation. They get their information straight from the artists without needing the gatekeepers of the inkies and the glossies.
As a result many magazines are disappearing or their cultures are changing as they move online to adapt to the modern environment.
However, one thing I will miss when it is gone, is the fine art of caption writing.
Ordinarily, in newspapers or online outlets, the caption is merely a distillation of journalism’s five Ws: who, what, why, where and when.
However, in music magazines, particularly in Q and the late lamented The Word, the caption is a brilliant opportunity for punning word play, mickey taking and maintaining the highest principles of sixth form humour.
Here’s a few that jumped from the pop culture archive that is our toilet.
THIS IS the audio of the ‘My Favourite Three’ interview I did with Radio Merseyside’s Introducing programme.
As noted below the final three were Van Morrison, Frank Wilson and Public Enemy.
Many thanks to the show’s producer Kat MacDonald for the audio.
Download or listen to the audio here.