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