Saturday, April 25, 2009

another zine going online only


i guess i'd rather have one of my favorite magazines transition to the web than outright die.   but it's still a sad day when you can no longer grab that zine and stuff it in yr shoulder bag to read where ever.

according to tiny mix tapes, skyscraper is doing just that.  the spring 2009 installment on the shelves on yr local bookstore/record shop will be the last.  skyscrapermagazine.com will get an overhaul and be the new home for one of the best sources for indie rock interviews and reviews.  damn i always loved the day when the new issue came in the revolver order.  i guess i'll just have to bookmark them with the rest of the music sites.

the lesson here is that you have to continue to support yr favorite magazine, otherwise they will keep dying.  it just doesn't have to be this way...........


(postscript, arthur magazine already went online only awhile back, rolling stone shrunk its format, and punk planet died,  who's next?)


2 comments:

2die4 said...

Who are the assholes who wouldn't pay for an online subscription? Those of us who bought Punk Planet and Skyscraper would shell out $25 for an online edition - lower overheads for the magazine and environmentally superior as well. Plus, the 'advertizing' in those rags were simply record labels that told us about upcoming releases-not annoying at all.

What the deal?

j. amadeus markley said...

exactly. as long as i get the same content i'm happy. but i'm tired of no one paying for any cultural content whatsoever and thus all the indie cultural outlets are dying off. touch and go, skyscraper, punk planet and just about every record store. somebody needs to buy something..........

i buy as many records, books and magazines as i can afford, and sometimes more.........