RE: My opinion
Posted by: Dave ()
Date: August 03, 2000 01:14AM

I think we're slightly straying away from the point. Bruce is looking for opinion not particularly on the state of AOR but more on the fact that the comments expressed by are directly questioning his and Now And Then's involvement in 'Fireworks' magazine.
Ian has some fair points, but let's also remember that Now And Then was launched as a natural progression from the always informative 'Boulevard' fanzine.
Whilst I would also question whether there is a conflict of interests between running a record label and a magazine, Bruce and Co know exactly who they are aiming this magazine at and aren't exactly going into this project blind.
I've actually been looking forward to the launch of this publication because if anyone can deliver a quality melodic rock mag with the opportunity to cover those bands in much greater depth that a publication like 'Classic Rock' is not yet able to due to the direction and market it is aimed at, then it's someone with the passion that Bruce has. And he has never been slow to speak his mind, as some of his previous posts to this board testify.
There is,of course, the danger of favouritism in terms of which bands are covered, but, let's face it, EVERY magazine suffers this problem. Do you not think major record labels have never had any influence over the content of much, much bigger magazines over the years?!
The only problem I can really forsee is when certain individuals start throwing their toys out of the pram when something doesn't exactly find favour. It could blow up into the war of all wars if that happens.
Still, all power to you Bruce. Good luck.

SubjectViewsWritten ByPosted
I'd like other's people's opinions on this post 327BLM08/02/2000 08:59AM
RE: My opinion 249John Q08/02/2000 12:18PM
Stop, you're getting me all depressed...;-( 243Peter M. Bietenholz08/02/2000 10:04PM
RE: Stop 305John Q08/03/2000 07:05AM
RE: Stop 260Dave08/03/2000 07:19AM
Futureal 649Surfpunk08/03/2000 08:10AM
3 Doors Down 224EVE608/04/2000 12:37AM
HOUSE OF LORDS 216Mark Ashton08/04/2000 08:00PM
RE: HOUSE OF LORDS 265John Q08/05/2000 02:59PM
The "Empires" cd fiasco.... 239 Kevin 08/06/2000 04:27PM
RE: My opinion 196 ChrisD 08/02/2000 10:45PM
RE: My opinion266Dave08/03/2000 01:14AM
RE: My opinion 278John Q08/03/2000 06:39AM
contradictory post award 200Pete08/03/2000 12:51AM
RE: contradictory post award..ooops 241Pete08/03/2000 01:25AM
Down with John Q! 225Surfpunk08/03/2000 04:48AM
Classic Rock magazine 266Steve, Denmark08/06/2000 11:47PM

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