Saturday, February 23, 2008
Interesting reading (Music edition)
  • David Menconi of The News & Observer, on the challenges of narrowly focused music magazines in the age of the Internet.
  • Jon Wilde of The Guardian, on how the covers of music magazines aren't as good as they used to be.
  • The Black Crowes, on Maxim magazine's review of the band's new album, apparently written without the benefit of actually hearing it.
UPDATE: Maxim apologizes. Read some reaction here.
posted by Andy Bechtel at 11:12 AM | Permalink |


  • At 3:27 PM, Blogger Phillip

    A representative for the magazine would not confirm or deny to The Associated Press whether the writer actually listened to the album. Instead, Maxim released this statement in response: “Maxim will continue to provide our readers with information that is important to them, whether it is about fashion, lifestyle, technology, music, movies and more.”

    *** Maxim may have issued the "statement in response," but that doesn't mean we have to run it. How often do we waste everyone's time by running irrelevant "statements" that do not answer the questions asked? ***