Pay Your Rates at Rolling Stone by K A Laity

How many Fall references can I fit into an unrelated post? Many.

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My practicality consists in this: in the knowledge that if you beat your head against the wall it is your head which breaks and not the wall … that is my strength, my only strength.

~Antonio Gramsci

Had a beard which was weird

Some time ago

Heard Ramones in ‘81

Has a Spanish guitar

~The Fall, ‘Mere Pseud Mag. Ed.’

The Rolling Stonehas reached its logical conclusion: leveraging its accumulated prestige as an advertising billboard for those who can afford to pay its rates. They are seeking ‘Thought Leaders’ to shell out $2000 for the honour of gracing their glossy pages. This of course overlooks the fact that true ‘thought leaders’ seldom have that kind of dosh on hand because they are ahead of the curve.

The magazine’s first fame came from surfing the edge of that curve: catching the trends and milking them for every last bit of…

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