Slow by Design

The “change” that (trade) publishing as an industry needs is coming along more slowly than many observers and commentators thought. As policy, platforms and technology continue to zip through iteration after iteration with mesmerizing speed, the cultural issues with parts of the industry seem to keep dragging, with the odd exception. The deeper structural problems,Continue reading “Slow by Design”

“It Couldn’t Last Without The Hurt”

A new Manics album, then, and the metronomic tick of time. It brings with it not so much an album as a set of memories and touchstones, a gallery of images, slogan-daubed jeans and beery gigs, of making it my own way, finding out what that way was, who was part of it. I haven’tContinue reading ““It Couldn’t Last Without The Hurt””