was watching a Simpsons episode where Homer gets one and realised I had completely forgotten about it
Ha thats exactly what came to my mind when you posted. The 3 Rs (hmm wait no thats a diff episode)
it was the one where Lisa writes the essay and they go to Washington (surprisingly serious episode)
I have very vivid memories of reading old copies due to total boredom - I think one of my grandparents might have had a stack of them
Generally just “reading old random magazines out of boredom” is now a forgotten thing that I used to spend a lot of time doing
The freezeframe on that makes it look like an Aphex Twin video…
‘What magazines have they got at the doctors this month?! Such excitement!’ Now it’s all just phones, like one of those awful ‘satirical’ Uncle Facebook pictures
Whenever I visit my mate in Teesside I bring a few old NMEs to the pub so we can laugh like a drain. 9 times out of 10, these are articles by Mark Beaumont, and “at” rather than “with.”
Particular schadenfreude at a 2007 gig review where he effectively said “This band Foals will never make it, they’re just a crap load of noise”
Any comment, @schadenfreude ?
I’m being quoted out of context here, I’m sure that wasn’t the exact wording I used
Gone down a rabbit hole with this one.
Coca-Cola’s music download site Mycokemusic.com has reacted to the launch of Apple’s iTunes with claims it is still Europe’s biggest online store.
In November 2005 MyCokeMusic was in fourth place in the UK market just behind Wippit according to xtn Data. Two years ago, before the launch of the Apple music store it was in the number one spot.
Mycokemusic.com was one of the first corporate download sites to launch in the UK in 2004 and quickly gained a strong position. It dominated UK market share before the arrival of iTunes. A year after it launched, Mycokemusic.com had six per cent market share and held the number four market spot, after iTunes, Napster and Wippit.
Launched in 2001 by Paul Myers, Wippit first offered all-you-can-eat music via its legal P2P network for £30 per year - a paradigm that disappeared from view and has now come full circle with Qtrax having already launched the concept and Playlouder near to an ISP deal. Wippit later expanded to individual track retailing, picked up licenses from EMI and Warner, and garnered white label deals with easyJet, Taesco and Daily Star
immediately knew what you were linking to
17 years ago!!
redeeming those codes and downloading “What You Waiting For” “Hounds of Love” “California” on dial up internet, as was the style at the time
…ah, halcyon days
That’s news to me. Blimey.
Surprised there hasn’t already been a Netflix doc (stretched out to six hour long episodes) about this