MOJO SONG WARS NEWS!
MOJO SONG WARS INTERVIEW AND 2 NEW SONGS!
Well, I say songs, they’re more like extended jingles that I did for the music magazine Mojo after their deputy editor Andrew Male came and interviewed us for their website a few weeks back.
Read the short Song Wars interview here.
I love Mojo mag. I read a lot of music and film mags and Mojo is the only one that I have never thrown across the room in disgust. I am one of those men of an uncertain age who has piles of back issues in the attic and occasionally I’ll get a few random numbers down (we call them ‘numbers’ in the sad-mag-man universe) and read a few articles I skipped the first time round or maybe re-read some reviews of albums I’ve grown to love to see if our opinions tally. It’s also interesting to see how the tone of the mag has changed over years. Hey, it’s a party round my way, I tell you!
The other day I was thumbing a number from 2000 and was shocked to find how negative bits of the mag were then. I forgot they used to have an anonymous gossip section called The Walrus that made silly catty remarks about various bands as if someone working at Mojo felt they needed to get a slice of the Pop Bitch cake or something. I’m glad they’ve dropped that. Fuck anonymous gossip sections! Not that I’m in favour of blanket toadying, but I’ve always preferred publications that supply me with dispassionate information rather than ready made carping as if I’m not able to catch my own carp. The day I finally agree to write a bitchy opinion piece for some mag or website is the day you’ll know the vaults of the Banco de Buckles have got very bare indeed (which may be sometime towards the end of this year).
Anyway, as an expression of my ongoing affection for Mojo I came up with these extended jingholes in the style of Beck (circa Odelay) and The Fall (with M.E.Smith’s more recent growling vocal style, although I can’t pretend the music is too similar). They’re on the Mojo website but I thought I’d make them keep-able here.
love Adam 16th September 2008