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Clash Magazine: still worth every penny of the taxpayers’ money

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Those of you with a long memory, or just a love of classic IchLugeBullets filler material, will remember our delight last year when the Scottish parliament decided to hand £230,000 to mediocre go-nowhere magazine and website Clash Magazine.

Of course, in the interim, the Scottish parliament has been busy playing cosplay at being a real country by releasing a terrorist for shits and giggles, so I’m unaware of whether or not they’re still getting this coin or whether saner heads have prevailed. Still, who can put a cost on journalism like this?

idk whether or not we need Luke Haines to make a comeback being as we now have the Bob Mills-lookin’ boy from The Indelicates instead, but whatever, he releases his new album, “21st Century Man”, at the arse-end of 2009. Now let’s see what Clash’s Robin Murray has to say about the man’s career:

Nominated for the Mercury Music Prize, The Auteurs seemed destined for chart success – yet cruelly, this never came. After the band split Luke Haines went on to form Black Box Recorder, who main claim to fame is acting as the launching pad for Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

Now some Youtube videos:

“The Facts of Life” by Black Box Recorder, a late 90s project helmed by anti-Britpop indie outsider Luke Haines based around the sex appeal and vocals of Sarah Nixey, who later went on to advertise some brand of absinthe or other.

“A Pessimist Is Never Disappointed” by theaudience, a late 90s project helmed by anti-Britpop indie outsider Billy Reeves based around the sex appeal and vocals of Sophie Ellis Bextor, who later went on to suck the dick of one of The Feeling.

Good work all round. I doubt any Libyans are gonna be waving flags around for Robin Murray, though.

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    August 26, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Take pity on the guy. He’s writing approx 100000 unnecessary words for the Clash website every day. It’s no wonder he slips up sometimes.

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