Jocks Magazine was launched in 1986 as a companion of sorts to Record Mirror with a focus on the DJ market. It is still running to this day, although it changed it’s name in 1991 to DJ Magazine. Below are a number of pages from the May 1988 issue, in particular the charts from that month.

Tony Blackburn’s Column, with a rather hairy Chris Tarrant. He never did go to Radio 1.
James Hamilton’s wibbly wobbly, thuddery slo-mo blinking descriptions present and correct. Quite a few of these tracks are featured in the mixes I created back in April/May.
The top 100 Dance Chart for May 1988 (although this is likely based on returns for March/April), with regional breakdowns.
Radio airplay chart, May 1988.

Starship Titanic is an adventure game developed by Douglas Adams’ Digital Village organisation in 1998/1998.

For some time it was lost to old system specifications and DOS boxes and forgotten incantations like SB=220, but it seems to be playable again nowadays. Anyway, as part of the original release there was an “in flight” magazine written by long term friends / collaborators of Douglas Michael Bywater & Neil Richards. I guess it might have been planned to have held some hints for the game, but as it is it’s a weird artefact and I’m not even sure it’s all that relevant to the game. The accompanying novel ended up speed written by Terry Jones, supposedly in the nude.

I’ve noticed some folk are trying to sell their copies for a few quid which seems a bit rich for a 16 page not even a Novella. So, anyway, please find below.

(I can’t believe that website is still there, but on deeper digging I’m not entirely surprised…)

Had posted these to twitter a while ago, but in the interest of having them somewhere that isn’t the worst thing ever I present the first 6 parts of Grant Morrison’s Captain Clyde, covering the first arc as such. Originally serialised in the Govan Press weekly newspaper from November 1979, this ran for about 2 1/2 years (although not necessarily every week).

The End

Finally picked up a bunch of old mags that were at my parent’s place, so more content to come soon. This is the rather lowkey way in which Record Mirror announced it’s demise in 1991. Juxtapositioned against the subscription offer it’s a weirdly sad death of the paper which had lasted for years. Sounds folded in the same week when the parent organisation was sold off and they quickly got out of this sector of the music press. My Wednesday morning reading material was suddenly halved.