The Topshop 214 zine arrived today, and inside this fine and dandy publication you will find the 'In The Know' section, edited by yours truly, along with 'The Sounds of the Season' a few pages in, which is a run-down of the latest, greatest audio offerings with which you should be filling your ears. It's time to can Crystal Castles! Mute Morrissey! X The xx! Here are 8 musak types you need to be listening to right now. At least, so that when one of your friends turns to you in a month's time and says 'you know, I just love Alex Winston, don't you?', you don't have to do a Simon from the Inbetweeners and say 'oh yeah, I just love his music!' when in fact he is indeed a her. See, I'm offering a helpful public service here.
What's more, this lovely magazine will cost you zero pennies, which in this day and age, is always a bonus. There was a flurry of re-tweet action the other day when I observed an informative yet apologetic sign up at my local newsagent, informing shoppers that Monster Munch was regrettably now 25p more expensive. That's a lot of p. Some people just don't have that much extra p to throw around, no matter how much they crave some salty, food-colouring infused pickled onion flavour goodness. Mmm, goodness. But I digress. If, in the next week, you are going to be visiting a Topshop retail building, purchasing something from their Web Site or indeed just window shopping said url, do me a flavour and make sure you pick up a copy.
It seems significant (or at least, relevant to my leetle world, even if it has no bearing on the greater universe) that this is my 200th post, which is marked by the publication of my first words on music in an actual magazine that you can actually hold in your actual hands. I'm sure the NME are frantically trying to get hold of me as we indeed speak, however if that is not the case then I will continue flinging my writing all over the Internet.
If you have a spare five minutes, click over to Le Blow - I'm part of their gang now too.
In the meantime, here's a shockingly amateurish video I made of the magazine, just to whet your appetite. Enjoy!