Posts from 7th February 2001

Feb 01

Fantasy Pop League

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Fantasy Pop League: official launch! You’ve read the NYLPM hype, you’ve groaned at the awful manager names, you’ve wondered (possibly) what it was actually going to be – now your questions are answered and all that remains is the slow ache of disappointment. The cultural mavens at FT tell you who is hot and who is not in pop, every fortnight. Meanwhile managers can check out how they are faring on the manager league.

The pressures of fame

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The pressures of fame: Carsmile Steve reports on a shocking False Tom who infiltrated the Belle And Sebastian list under my name and proceeded to post the whole of the Indie Kids piece (thoughtfully including copyright!). Now I am a peaceable man, but I was not the sole author of the piece, there were others, and believe me you do not want to get those two angry.

No, hold on, dammit, I’m not a peaceable man! This was blatantly nothing short of an assassination attempt, the culprit thinking that a horde of enraged B & S fans would murderise me. When I add this outrage to a recent attempt by Another Zine Editor to poach one of my better (albeit infreqent) writers, it becomes clear that OFFENCE is the best DEFENCE. In the words of the poet, come round here I’ll kick your ass in.