Gotdrums! I'm impressed with your MD collection! I have complete sets from about 1985-1992, plus many other incomplete sets. I have all those vinyl "sound supplement" records, too! I really enjoy printed media!I still have every MD magazine ever printed. Starting with Jan. 1977. All issues are in plastic magazine bags too. I think that stems back to my comic book days of collecting. The only magazine subscription I still do.
Very good insight to the demise... it can be too easy to just blame iPads/Nook/Kindle and whatever electronic reader.... One of the reasons magazines are disappearing is the existence of forums like this which do just as good a job (or better?) of supplying information on specific interests. And much faster response than writing letters to the editor.
Absolutely agree about Rhythm magazine. While I liked Drum, it did not compare to Rhythm, which’s n my opinion was the best of the bunch. I do have subscriptions to Modern Drummer and Drumhead though, so I hope they are able to stay afloat.With the passing of the U.K.'s excellent Rhythm Magazine earlier this year, what's left out there for those of us who continue to enjoy tree-based media?
Sigh, I'll miss Drum, and I continue to desire one of the cool beanie hats they promised for new subscribers (but then told me they'd run out of their promised perk).
I was right there with ya until 2013 when I finally bailed - it was onesy-twosey after that. Tossed most of them in 2015 when we were getting ready to move. I loved MD in the mid-80s; downhill after that.I still have every MD magazine ever printed. Starting with Jan. 1977. All issues are in plastic magazine bags too. I think that stems back to my comic book days of collecting. The only magazine subscription I still do.