1. avatar SweetDickWilly
    Anybody else a fan of the Channel 4 teletext music page (pg 340)? It's been running since 1997 and now it (along with numerous other teletext features) is closing on the 14th December. It had many freelance journalists contributing to its pages. Editor John Earls is going on to start his own record label, Wet. It was/is very well written and updated regularly. It has interviewed loads of artists, reviewed thousands of singles/albums/live shows. Most importantly, in its 10 years it has brought a lot of music I'd never heard (Cat Power, Queens Of The Stoneage, Bonnie Prince Billy, Godspeed You! Black Emperor and many more...) to my attention. I'm sad to hear of its demise as it'll mean there's one less place for good music to be promoted by people who know what they're talking about. Check it out while you still can. :-(
  2. avatar whipchorus
    I remember sending in a load of messages onto Void, circa 1999. Rebecca Nahid, she had a screw loose.

    A shame, although dubious reviews at times, seemed to give any 'The' band/Britpop hangover band a by-ball, which was curious.
  3. avatar xfirefishx
    I used to absolutely love the Teletext music pages - and many of the other ones besides especially the quiz. And there were letters pages, penpals, fanzines, everything. It was really great.

    The internet has replaced all of that, which is a bit of a pity. It makes things handier. I can't imagine checking it all religiously as an adult. As a pre-teen/teenager desperate to absorb whatever I could of music, and when every CD, every interview meant a thousand times more than it does now, having things like Planet Sound was so important.
  4. avatar greensleevesisgod
    What about Mega-zine? Gay giraffes and monkeys!
  5. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    [quote:6892152f34="greensleevesisgod"]What about Mega-zine? Gay giraffes and monkeys![/quote:6892152f34]

    That was a very strange section - full of 14 year old kids spouting nonsense!

    GameCentral and Planet Sound are part of my daily routine. I am anticipating having to explain Teletext to the younguns.

    Dial up internet was hard enough!
  6. avatar Crackity_jones
    [quote:684fb79615="whipchorus"]I remember sending in a load of messages onto Void, circa 1999. Rebecca Nahid, she had a screw loose.[/quote:684fb79615]

    Ha! And Peter Pinsent, the Geri Halliwell obsessive. My mate got a few things printed (screened?) as Gaz Pacho.

    Yeah I used to love all that stuff - Planet Sound especially, but not exclusively - it was my after-school (or morning, during holidays) routine every day. Also including Ask Nick when parents were out of the room. Some juicy stuff there!
  7. avatar DuncanDisorderly
    Pinsent was a MANIAC - either that or a joke gone too far. Once he compared Geri Halliwell's single output to that of The Beatles. I got a page one, whole page letter on stating that Supergrass' Road to Rouen was unfairly reviewed. Yep, I am a nerd.
  8. avatar SweetDickWilly
    Peter Pinsent kinda reminds me of someone on here ;-)
    Megazine and Ask Nick? I remember that stuff, none of my friends were into it so it's nice to know there were some people into it somewhere out there.
  9. avatar Deestroyer
    [quote:8b61aa3435="SweetDickWilly"]Peter Pinsent kinda reminds me of someone on here ;-)
    Megazine and Ask Nick? I remember that stuff, none of my friends were into it so it's nice to know there were some people into it somewhere out there.[/quote:8b61aa3435]Are you saying you were Peter Pinsent?
  10. avatar my-angel-rocks
    [quote:2e9106ae7d="xfirefishx"]The internet has replaced all of that[/quote:2e9106ae7d]

    Its replaced what?

    http://www.teletext.co.uk/planetsound/
  11. avatar Steven Dedalus
    I was single of the week twice on Planet Sound with two different bands!

    And I got interviewed.

    It was all downhill from there, though...
  12. avatar greensleevesisgod
    [quote:9a1b05d4c1="DuncanDisorderly"][quote:9a1b05d4c1="greensleevesisgod"]What about Mega-zine? Gay giraffes and monkeys![/quote:9a1b05d4c1]

    That was a very strange section - full of 14 year old kids spouting nonsense![/quote:9a1b05d4c1]

    Haha! True, but to a 12 year old in 96 it seemed oh so mystical and very very funny.

    Teletext was used religiously. I miss it!
  13. avatar SweetDickWilly
    [quote:030e181dee="Deestroyer"][quote:030e181dee="SweetDickWilly"]Peter Pinsent kinda reminds me of someone on here ;-)
    Megazine and Ask Nick? I remember that stuff, none of my friends were into it so it's nice to know there were some people into it somewhere out there.[/quote:030e181dee]Are you saying you were Peter Pinsent?[/quote:030e181dee]

    No I'm Sweetdickwilly.

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