Category Archives: McKinlay Musings

5 Reasons Why NME’s Rebranding Won’t Work

Britain’s oldest weekly magazine has undergone a recent facelift, but what are the results? So far uninspiring. Coffee table-chic won’t work   Much to the despair of accountants and magazine owners everywhere, music is very rarely something you can delve … Continue reading

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Do Bands Get To Pick Their Fans ?

Johnny Marr hates David Cameron. Morrissey hates David Cameron. I hope even David Cameron hates David Cameron. But does that mean that he shouldn’t be allowed to listen to The Smiths? The Prime Minister’s supposed love of the band attracted … Continue reading

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D.I.Y Festivals – are they the future ?

Ever fancied the music of a festival without the hassle ? The sounds without the sunburn ? Being able to dance in footwear other than wellies ? Well then it sounds like a D.I.Y festival is for you. The idea … Continue reading

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So, Blur’s new songs…weren’t really that great were they ?

Damon Albarn could have an offshore tax account and get away with it. He could have missed a penalty at the Euros and gotten away with it. But one thing he won’t get away with is tarnishing the reputation of … Continue reading

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Facebook Charging Bands For Posts – Well That’ll Be That Then

Mark, what’s happened ? I thought you just wanted to make friends ? Apparently not. Revelations have emerged over the last few weeks that bands now have to either pay to post their status updates on Facebook or only 10% … Continue reading

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5 Things You Never Want To Hear At A Party

Apoligies in advance for sounding like the Grinch. 1) Marvin Gaye – ‘Let’s Get It On’ I actually quite like this song but it’s an absolute death knell for a party. As a warning to any females, when this starts … Continue reading

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What to do about a problem like Pete Doherty ?

Whilst flicking through the papers last week (yeah, people do still read them) I came across this little nugget of a picture. Just to confirm, he’s not wearing any make up or anything, this is actually how ill Pete Doherty, … Continue reading

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