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To the victims of welfare, we living in hell here hell yeah

The Scottish parliament, for some unknown reason, has decided to spunk £230,000 of taxpayers’ money on a large grant for Clash Magazine.

For the rest of us who can’t remember which one was Clash, which one was Playmusic, which one was Bang, and which one was X-Ray: Clash is the one that is, for some reason, still going.

Still, £230,000 would actually buy them clapped-out football management chucklehead Ian Holloway, but instead they’ll be using the money on “18 jobs for journalists and reviewers”. Because to me, having 18 different journalists on a full-time paid retainer sounds like a winning strategy for any music magazine, and one that’ll surely see them grab a major investment on their grant.

Still, even Ian Holloway would be unable to drop knowledge like Colm Larkin of Clash did on MIA’s “Paper Planes”:

 Her genius lies in making essentially meaningless lyrics about visas and borders seem like grand proclamations. But this doesn’t make the song shallow. When the music is this profound she doesn’t need to make sense.

And when a magazine can just rely on state handouts instead of going out there and making a profit through, y’know, actually selling copies, presumably it doesn’t need to make sense either.

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  1. September 9, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Errr …

    1) It’s not *exactly* a “government grant”. It’s an RSA award from Scottish Enterprise. So fair play to Clash, really: if there’s money there, why not submit an application?

    2) What’s more, if you read this SE press release:

    http://snipurl.com/calmdownson

    you’ll see there are enough caveats attached — and this is just the press release! — to suggest they might actually be lucky to end up with £100 and a bag of Quavers.

    3) I’d never even heard of Clash magazine until I read this.

  2. Dom Passantino
    September 9, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    “Clash feature a wide variety of music artists from …McCartney to Oasis”

    I apologise for questioning Scottish legal procedure Simon. In penance, I will look for some Chewing The Fat clips on Youtube.

  3. Joe
    September 19, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    Do I detect some Drownedinjealousy.com?

  4. September 19, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    You still working for Drowned in its own pish?

  1. September 22, 2008 at 10:00 pm

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