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  • Steve in Gutiar Player, Chris in Bass Player. Printed copies. Does someone want them?

    Hi. I don't collect magazines anymore but I still keep my subscriptions going to 4 musicians magazines. And I wish I would have done this before I ditched my collection. I had a large selection of magazines with Yes members on the cover from the early 1970's on. Oh well. I had to start cleaning up somewhere.

    Anyway, if your interested, Last month's Bass Player had Chris on the cover and some nice articles on his gear and technique. Steve was on the cover of Guitar Player celebrating the 50th of Close to the Edge. The gist of this is the first person to pm me to get my address, and you send me $10 USD. CASH and your mailing address. I will put them in a legal size mailer and send them to you. As a bonus Fripp is on the cover of Guitar Player this month and if you can wait a couple of weeks until I finish it, then, I'll send you that one too! If not I will end up tossing them in the recycle bin.

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    Slightly off-topic for the thread, but probably not worth starting it's own thread:

    I'm a little bit surprised that none of these long-standing magazines seem to have stumbled on the idea of compiling every magazine cover, interview, album review, tour review, article, and pictorial they have for Yes and all of it's members from the last 50+ years, adding a cover from a never-used extra shot from their archives (Or a photo from the current band) along with a short new one-page introduction to the collection written by the editor or something, and putting it all out there for sale as a PDF. Such a collection could span everything from the first self-titled album to The Quest. Rinse and repeat with other bands.

    With the magazine industry struggling, ideas like that mostly just reuse existing material and have no printing or shipping and handling costs associated with them on the publisher's end are probably the sort of thing that would be helpful to business in at least a small way

    By doing it digitally, they would not only save costs, but also make it accessible to people who have cut down on or plan to cut down on their physical magazine collections and the like. A PDF format both provides a friendly medium for the picture elements and also, presuming that they don't try to add any DRM to it, something almost any device you have (With the possible exception of some dedicate specialty MP3 players and the like) can work with, and a formal ubiquitous enough that in the future when they switch to a different format, there will probably still be plenty of software that still allow you to view PDFs, and maybe convert them to said different format.

    From a fan perspective, it'd be nice to have something that can just be stored with my music collection on my devices that shows me the way things were at the time, when one defacto just tends to get retrospective remembrances online because of the nature of the Internet.

    Some publications almost get this right, but screw it up by putting it only in the cloud or requiring DRM that ensure you won't likely be able to view it in a few years to a decade, which is non-starter for me.
    Last edited by downbyariver; 08-20-2022, 01:48 PM.
    "A lot of the heavier conversations I was having with Chris toward the end were about his desire for this thing to go forward. He kept reiterating that to me. [...] He kept telling me, 'No matter what happens, Yes needs to continue moving forward and make great music. So promise me that that's something you want to do.'. And I have to keep making music. It's just what I do. [...] I'm a fan of the band and I want to see it thrive and that means new music." -Billy Sherwood


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      If I do not hear a response by Friday, 8/26 then the offer is recinded.