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08-09-2007, 04:39 PM
We'll today I received my first issue of Outside Magazine. I rarely read magazines, and I didn't this one. As I leafed through the pages I noticed really no articles, but instead advertisement after advertisement. I know this is how they make money, but I really cannot relate with this trendy script. I hope in the future some music related magazine gets involved with Wakarusa and gives out subscriptions. My rant for the day! No hard feelings, I'll put it in the rack by the ****ter! :lol: :lol: :lol:
08-09-2007, 05:15 PM
I received a free subscription to Relix from the first or second Waka....
That should happend again....even though I just paid for a 2-year subscription...
The Relix subscription is still worth the price.
Honest Tune still has a good magazine as well ( though I read it online).
08-10-2007, 12:51 PM
I guess it could have been worse they could have hooked us up with Backdoor magazine!
08-13-2007, 04:47 PM
Outside was pretty cool about 10 years ago, but they have progressively turned more and more into a massive brochure for Columbia and North Face with stubbly-faced rugged models hanging from vertical cliff faces on every other page.
08-13-2007, 06:51 PM
08-14-2007, 12:54 AM
I talked to a cat at Wakarusa from Hittin' The Note, I enjoyed his review of this years festie! I really dig that online mag. It really pushes allman brothers and mule! I'll remember his name tomorrow I'm sure!
08-15-2007, 08:28 AM
I have received Outside for about 14 years since I was in high school. Bog is right on. Used to be an excellent magazine. Cahill, Quammen, Krakauer, Junger, tons other great writers. About, I dunno, maybe 5-6 years ago it basically became Men's Fitness with North Face ads. I still subscribe out of habit. It still has some good articles, but it sucks fighting through ad upon ad upon ad to get to articles. That, and they stick eleventy hundred subscribtion post cards in each issue.
09-09-2007, 07:46 PM
I was stoked to see Ben Harper on the this month's cover. Unfortunately there was only like a two paragraph caption. I'm convinced this is a corporate money laundering front because the cost of the magazine in the US is $4.95 and there are over 300 ads. Who in there right mind would purchase this rag? Hell, there are 11 ads prior to the features section.
09-13-2007, 05:23 PM
What is up with the 10 pages of child pornography? They have like the top ten super rad future Xgamers like half naked in every pic?
11-17-2007, 08:48 AM
I've read this thread since it's inception and one thing that I would like to note is that Wakarusa implies sustainability and such (greening link on home page, vendor policies, etc) but I feel whacking down trees for a few good stories- if your lucky, and 3/4 corporate advertising is ridiculous. It seems like all magazines any more are actually catalogues with a few articles. I think the planners may want to re evaluate their relationship with Outside and maybe find an alternative that would maybe be a little greener. I'm not sure what the carbon expenditure comparisons are for magazines vs dvd's, but I think they could come up with something much more creative and of better value, both environmentally and from a \"perk\" perspective. :idea:
12-07-2007, 03:58 PM
Page 84 this month! LOL....they picked Bonnaroo and Burning Man as the got to be at festivals with no mention of WAKA! Ut....oh......cancel my subscription!
12-07-2007, 04:57 PM
The issues I've read were pretty good. thanks for the free subscription. It did take until october to get my first issue. They should cover Wakarusa since so many Waka people are getting issues now.
12-10-2007, 05:52 AM
[quote:c88375ced3=\"kgbnfx\"]We'll today I received my first issue of Outside Magazine. I rarely read magazines, and I didn't this one. As I leafed through the pages I noticed really no articles, but instead advertisement after advertisement. I know this is how they make money, but I really cannot relate with this trendy script. I hope in the future some music related magazine gets involved with Wakarusa and gives out subscriptions. My rant for the day! No hard feelings, I'll put it in the rack by the ****ter! :lol: :lol: :lol:[/quote:c88375ced3]
oh, I see you just really have a thingabout ads dontcha?
nice or unusual magazines about music, but not yet mentioned here:
Harp Magazine www.harpmagazine.com/
Lonestar Magazine (Tx & Ok music) www.lonestarmusicmag.com/
Elmore Magazine www.elmoremagazine.com/
Paste Magazine www.pastemagazine.com/
Offbeat (NOLA) www.offbeat.com
the Weekly Freak www.weeklyfreak.com (yeah Timmy!)
12-10-2007, 09:33 AM
Ads allow you to receive that magazine for free. And it's not ALL ads, get real. It sounds like the FREE subscription should be optional.
The magazine should be contacted about some Waka coverage. Afterall, it's an awesome OUTDOOR festival, and it's way better that Tonn-o-Poo.
....I am a believer in SAVE THE TREES, read newspapers and magazines online! Trees are the ones who can really save us from global warming.
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