mongrel | yes more rumours

Remember Aoife’s informant? They weren’t wrong. Just off by a month or so. The editorial in the new issue tells us Mongrel, the sassy pop-culture mag, is indeed leaving the streets. (No phonecalls this time, I’m mourning the loss of the King of Karaoke.)

So who/what is to take up it’s place? What is going to keep the masses entertained now??
Here’s a list of potential alternatives:

I found a copy in Tower last week - a slapstick comic with a message (that is a little too obvious), but comes complete with some brilliantly clever lines. The illustrations are simple enough. The highlight has to be the back cover - a detailed cityscape facing out and some hilarious classifieds on the reverse. Including the one for a new religion, going cheap.

Limerick Now
Expertly described as ‘a new version of the Limerick Post with the Republican Sinn Fein press statements taken away.‘ Read it backwards and it is an insightful, serious literary commentary on modern Irish society. No, really.

Analogue or State magazine
Two different music mags but with the same goal. Spreading the word, musically. Analogue carries Radiohead on the cover - amongst others. And State is landing in our laps on 6 March. (Timely, huh??)

Hot Press
No. I’m kidding there.

Other popular choices include: The Ticket. Cosmo Junior. Totally Dublin. DRB (not to be confused with the Dublin Review).

11 Responses to “mongrel | yes more rumours”

  1. 1 Bren

    All going well Analogue could be hitting the streets in a much bigger capacity during the summer…and most importantly will remain free.

  2. 2 david.

    Hi Bren - great to hear Analogue is growing, the market is definitely there. (Interesting vote on the site today - changes afoot on the website too??)

  3. 3 Bren

    Yep, the blog awards kind of got us thinking. We were up for best group blog but only the section of the website entitled “blog”. I know that might sense but the whole site is in essence a blog. It’s all run on a wordpress platform and you can subscribe to all the different parts. So we were thinking it might need a redesign so it’s easier to read.

  4. 4 emordino

    Man, I got your potential alternative right here.

    (I’m implying it’s in my pants.)

  5. 5 david.

    @ Bren - Looking forward to the new look.

    @ Colm - I’m not not reading your pants. Fool me once, shame on me.
    (I’m implying I’ve already seen inside your pants)

  6. 6 aoife mc

    Yep turns out my friend’s cousin’s dog was right about Mongrel. Shame though. The reviews in the last issue are v good though. V good!

  7. 7 King of Karaoke

    Apologies for misleading you that day David. We wanted to make the announcement ourselves in the last issue. You will notice though that i didn’t actually technically lie to you. Just didn’t tell the whole truth. Anyway, cheers for your support.

  8. 8 david.

    Hi Eoin - I went back and read the comment this morning and realised that you hadn’t denied the rumour. Shoddy detective work on my part.

    Sorry to hear that the rumours are true though. Can I ask why?

  9. 9 aoife mc

    King of Karaoke - I’m sorry if I ruined the surprise a little bit. I forget that people actually read my blog sometimes. Best of luck to you and all the rest at Mongrel.

    David - hope to see you later this evening!

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