Archive for July, 2008

Congratulations Music Spectator!

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

After that slow-moving trainwreck that was the Portland Music Awards, it was decided that we should probably cease making fun of Craig Marquardo and his narcissistic voyage into insanity (and bad musical choices), Music Spectator magazine (“The Magazine for the Portland Music Scene”).

Now that the magazine has returned from its extended hiatus, Marquardo is back to releasing this absolutely baffling rag with regularity, even declaring it the “2nd largest magazine in Portland,” a statement which is most likely as truthful as his comments about his “oldest friend” Sting (“I plan to spend some time with my friend Sting… We have been friends for 20 years”). But when dealing with the Smashmouth-soundtracked nonstop spiral of delusion that is Music Spectator, it’s best not to question how a magazine with 5-6 ads (a few of which are most likely trades) can support a supposed 50,000 circulation.

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