Saturday, March 14, 2009

Q almost sunk by U2 interview

A spy at Emap tells me that the issue of Q that carried a mega-interview with U2 a couple of months back was the worst-selling in the magazine's history. Time for the Christ in shades to take off the perma-Red Nose.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I thought I was the only one who felt this way about Bozo. I usually get horrible guilt feelings when my instincts trigger loud sirens of distrust about some one that makes all that noise about making the world a better place and it doesn’t help any when they are later confirmed (I’m not saying they have been confirmed about his efforts).

Clair said...

I'd not really blame U2, much as I'd like to. I think Q has had its day - or had it a few years back...

Five-Centres said...

It's no longer Emap, Madame, it's Bauer, and has been for over a year. Tsk.

Madame Arcati said...

Thank you for your correction poppet, but I'll keep saying Emap for nostalgic reasons. Inaccuracy is an important type of satire, ask the gods of Private Eye, and I find too many facts tiresome and often a Trojan for all sorts of fibs.

Can you confirm that the U2 issue was Q's poorest ever selling issue?

I never could read Q myself, it resembles a brick and copies are best laid one on top of each other with grouting supplied from Jamie Oliver dough.

Five-Centres said...

Can't confirm I'm afraid, Madame, but I find Q a tiresome browse these days. When things move off their original remit they are always doomed. The Word is far better.

Anonymous said...

maybe people have just seen that tax-evading, self righteous, self important hypocrite for what he really is...

Adam Macqueen said...

Bring back Tom Hibbert I say...

Your story helps confirm my suspicion that the BBC's fawning over-promotion of U2, Morrisey et al is down to executives of a certain age wanting to have their photo taken with their heroes than what their audience are actually interested in...

yours godishly

xx

Madame Arcati said...

Tim Hibbert, now that rings a bell. Is he still alive or has he been buried alive in some little read newspaper telling us how many stools he's plopped that morning? Honestly, a rescue org should be set up to save these poor souls. How's William Leith, the poppet?

Anonymous said...

Timing is everything and they have been out of the spotlight too long. Q should have held it and put a pop tart on the cover. The rolling Stone issue release 3/17/09sold out most newstands and stores.

Anonymous said...

you're a bunch of losers. good thing Q didn't interview any of you.