Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Paste follow up
What a response I've gotten to this whole Paste magazine debacle. Aside from hearing back from their editor again, I've also stumbled upon another battle waged against Paste Magazine through my buddy Sean Russell. Read it by clicking here.
The through line of it revolves around them not wanting to publish the advertisement I pasted above (get it, Paste, I pasted). What did Matador records have to say exactly?
"[W]e'd like to offer a shout-out (ie. "fuck you") to the cowards and thought-cops at the Ad Dept at Paste Magazine who have deemed our proposed advertisement for 'Face The Truth' to be beyond the bounds of "good taste." God forbid that anything might challenge the sensibilities of Paste's Yep Roc-loving, Starbucks-guzzling, Wes Anderson-worshipping readership. Seriously, if there's anything we or SM have done that is a poor fit with Paste's Ad Dept's narrow worldview, that is the highest compliment we've been paid since the last time Spin refused to run one of our ads."
wow. Paste...what's the deal?
Anyway, thought you all might enjoy this one! Have a wonderful day!