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Frets used to be my fave magazine, it had great articles about some of my favorite musicians and their recording techniques. Of course its gone now. I used to like Recording till they stopped any articles whatsoever about analog stuff, I'm a TapeOp devotee now. But Frets was briefly a great place to read conversations your personal heroes have about the process and biz, as well as their own personal observations and recollections. I still have every single issue, as well as about 2 years of Acoustic magazine, and several years worth of Recording before my aforementioned distaste of their disregard for equal time! :) I can only hope TapeOp and No Depression mags will be around for a long time, but history shows us that most go away after a while. Whats your faves from the days of yore?
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There was a magazine in the early 80's (I think) that I loved and cannot remember the name. Maybe someting with "Musician" or "Musical" in the name. The mag was oversized but not quite as big as the old Life magazines. The mag was geared to working musicians of all types. Each month there was a travel guid for a city listing music stores, restaurants, repair centers, places of interrest and anything else a traveling band or musician might find handy. It was a real "musicians" magazine. I think I may have a few copies stored somewhere. I'll try to dig them up this weekend and find a name. Robert
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Musician's Guide. They could be found in you local music store for FREE! About the size of a TV Guide but full of lots of How To info. They would go out and interview engineers on tour with major or minor bands. Also they usually had a fiction article that would be funny as hell but full of truth and info. This was in the days when PA systems were just starting to be more than a couple of Shure VocalMaster columns and a head. Thats where I first learned about EQ, Crossovers. Gates, Amps,etc. I sure miss that one. :cry: medford
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[quote]Originally posted by Cereal: [b]ummm I wish my complete sets of TOPS Baseball cards from 1965 through 1969 were still around. But having baseball cards was UNCOOL when I became a teenager so well you know the rest of the story.......... :cry: :mad: [/b][/quote]oooh. that's my era too!! I still have 'em but I never had complete sets. I feel your pain :( bob
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RE/P Escape Option Factsheet Five Rolling Stone (I'll second the vote...) -- Magazines that better not go kerplop!!! TapeOp The Wire Atlantic Monthly Craig Anderton's Sound, Studio, and Stage (it went kerplop with AOL -- here's hoping it won't go kerplop again. I know, not a magazine...) -- Most Improved!!! EQ (I like reading this now, but when it first began, I thought it was trite and boring -- maybe it should get a Blue Ribbon Award )
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[quote]Originally posted by Rabid: [b]There was a magazine in the early 80's (I think) that I loved and cannot remember the name. Maybe someting with "Musician" or "Musical" in the name. The mag was oversized but not quite as big as the old Life magazines. The mag was geared to working musicians of all types. Each month there was a travel guid for a city listing music stores, restaurants, repair centers, places of interrest and anything else a traveling band or musician might find handy. It was a real "musicians" magazine.[/b][/quote]Are you thinking of "The International Musician"? It was published by the AFM musician's union. You'd get it free with your union membership. I also miss Musician magazine. I always enjoyed Bob Doerschuk's (spelling?) writing when he was with Keyboard. I actually subscribed to Musician mostly because of his writing. Then they quietly disappeared. :( Peace all, Steve

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[quote]Originally posted by Bucktunes: [b] [quote]Originally posted by Rabid: [b]There was a magazine in the early 80's (I think) that I loved and cannot remember the name. Maybe someting with "Musician" or "Musical" in the name. The mag was oversized but not quite as big as the old Life magazines. The mag was geared to working musicians of all types. Each month there was a travel guid for a city listing music stores, restaurants, repair centers, places of interrest and anything else a traveling band or musician might find handy. It was a real "musicians" magazine.[/b][/quote]Are you thinking of "The International Musician"? It was published by the AFM musician's union. You'd get it free with your union membership. I also miss Musician magazine. I always enjoyed Bob Doerschuk's (spelling?) writing when he was with Keyboard. I actually subscribed to Musician mostly because of his writing. Then they quietly disappeared. :( Peace all, Steve[/b][/quote]yeah 'international musician' was a good 'un and 'musician' well, that was the bomb-i loved the layouts,photos,articles,info-i learned so much from the mag(i saved um all,i think). so does anybody know who dropped the ball on that publication? s
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Musician, without question. It contained some of the best interviews in the music industry. Every month there was a musician of a different genre on the cover. Whether it was someone you liked or not, it made for a compelling read. Where else could you read about musicians as diverse as James Blood Ulmer, Laurie Anderson, Charlie Haden, The Meters, Joe Jackson, etc.? Remember Rafi Zabor's "The Bear"? Great piece of fiction. Vic Garbarini (sp?), Chip Stern, and others...all excellent writers. The early issues had lessons from some top notch talent (IIRC, Jeff Berlin wrote the bass column). Was is Zappa that said "the music press is made up of people who can't write, for people who can't read"? Not the case with Musician.
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[quote]Originally posted by mzeger: [b]Musician, without question. It contained some of the best interviews in the music industry. Every month there was a musician of a different genre on the cover. Whether it was someone you liked or not, it made for a compelling read. Where else could you read about musicians as diverse as James Blood Ulmer, Laurie Anderson, Charlie Haden, The Meters, Joe Jackson, etc.? Remember Rafi Zabor's "The Bear"? Great piece of fiction. Vic Garbarini (sp?), Chip Stern, and others...all excellent writers. The early issues had lessons from some top notch talent (IIRC, Jeff Berlin wrote the bass column). Was is Zappa that said "the music press is made up of people who can't write, for people who can't read"? Not the case with Musician.[/b][/quote]I was wondering who's idea it was to 'off' Musician magazine too. It was a very diverse rag, with lots of insightful interviews and technical info too. Though I'm not a fan of music critics, I have to admit that 'Short Takes' by J.D. Considene was a guilty pleasure. The man had a way with witty, clever, one-line put downs.
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[quote]Originally posted by Geenard Skeenard: [QB]Frets used to be my fave magazine, it had great articles about some of my favorite musicians and their recording techniques. Of course its gone now. QB][/quote]The team at Guitar Player is bring back Frets now. First issue should be out soon. There is some good news for this thread. :) :cool: :)

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Musician! For sure. I had a subscription for three years. then one day they send me notice that they were folding an that if i wanted the remainder of my sub to be filled by GiG or some other Mag. It sucked.

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[quote]Originally posted by mcdonough@musicplayer.com:The team at Guitar Player is bring back Frets now. First issue should be out soon. There is some good news for this thread. :) :cool: :) [/QB][/quote]outstanding.....can't wait!
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I too really miss [i]Musician[/i], it was an excellent magazine. I remember the interview/story on the Mahavishnu Orchestra that apparently helped decide them to break up, I remember Robert Fripp's articles (an interview with John McLaughlin, and a piece on the reformation of King Crimson in the early eighties), lots of others over the years by terrific writers like Matt Resnicoff etc. [i]Gig[/i] did not replace it at all. There's still a void there.
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