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Uh, do you even HAVE an editor? [Nov. 17th, 2004|12:37 pm]
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I know that in news "getting it fast" can be more important than "getting it right," but surely the breaking news of Rolling Stone Magazine naming the top 500 rock songs ever wasn't a story of such serious competition as to merit this paragraph:

Rounding out the top ten are "Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, "Johnny B. Goode" by Chuck Berry (news), the Beatles' "Hey June," Nivana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit," and Ray Charles' "What'd I Say."

That's "GOOD Vibrations," "Hey, JUDE" and NiRvana, dude....

With a little luck, by the time you have a chance to look at the article they will have fixed it - that is one major advantage of the Internet over print newspapers, after all.

From: appleblossomtru
2004-11-17 06:04 pm (UTC)
I used to subscribe to a knitting machine magazine out of Oregon. The lack of editing of any kind was so bad that I had to go through and copy edit everything before I could even begin to *read* the articles (one of the advantages of having been in that line of work is the ability to scan for typos, errors in grammar and sentence structure, punctuation, etc. without actually having to read for comprehension--that was someone else's job). The last three copies made me so ill that after I blue-pencilled the issues, I mailed them back to the editor-in-chief. I was half-hoping they'd offer me an editing job.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-11-17 06:42 pm (UTC)
Thank heavens!
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From: flcodemonkey
2004-11-17 09:16 pm (UTC)
Any 'Greatest' list that goes down to 'More Than a Feeling' is WAY too long.
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[User Picture]From: kimmaline
2004-11-18 03:54 am (UTC)
It kinda makes you wonder what 501 would have been...
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[User Picture]From: rev_tobias
2004-11-18 01:10 am (UTC)
John Lennon's "Imagine"?
I thought this was supposed to be about rock songs...
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2004-11-18 03:05 am (UTC)

No one asked me to vote....
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From: ex_leopardp
2004-11-18 04:36 am (UTC)
Ye gods. Someone's getting reamed out in the bosses' office tonight! LOL
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[User Picture]From: batshua
2004-11-18 02:29 pm (UTC)
Totally unrelated and unsolicited advice:

My dad used to be a lawyer. He suggested you file a formal complaint with insurance (which I believe you've done) and file a motion in court to force the insurance to schedule the surgery and stick to it. Apparently it's a reasonably simple thing to do, and you're in law school, right?

I don't know if you've thought of this yet or not, (I've not really been here the past few days) but I figured if you hadn't, this might be of use.
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[User Picture]From: tormentedartist
2004-11-18 03:34 pm (UTC)
Rolling Stone has totally lost touch anyway, when they had there 100 best guitarist of all time it was a total travesty. Such a travesty that Guitar World had to rip them apart in an editorial. I wish I had some examples but it was awhile ago.

So I'm not surprised.
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From: trixey
2004-11-19 10:44 pm (UTC)
actually, I quite like the sound of "Hey June". Jude always had that religious undertone...
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From: torridvampire
2004-12-02 10:18 pm (UTC)
That's on par with the Mayor of New York expressing his like for Tom McGraw and Crooks & Dunn.

...you gotta wonder if someone actually looks at his speeches and 3X5 cards before he goes and speaks. Hmm. Tricky.
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