Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Got It Bad (Meaning Bad)

It’s touch and go. Uh oh oh.

OK. I know it’s not nice to kick something when it’s down. But show me somebody who likes the SF Bay Guardian’s redesign and I’ll show you an employee contract. This week’s cover looks especially nostalgic, with the cliched Pop Art and the new wave typeface. All future cover subjects may be required to wear pink-and-black-checkers with a white skinny tie.

Look, there wasn’t an alt-weekly in the country more in need of a makeover. Yes, compared to the website, it’s a step forward. In fact, now that you have competing aesthetics–the 1967 Haight-Ashbury-for-kids-from-Concord/Gay-Pride-at-half-mast-color-bar-overkill lingers like a wine-cooler-induced hangover–the online thing is a complete mess.

But even though The Cars first album is one of my favorite covers (and favorite albums) of all time, what looked good in 1978…

Ah well, you get what you pay for.


posted by @ 9:58 pm | 1 Comment

One Response to “Got It Bad (Meaning Bad)”

  1. Robin Dylan Jones says:

    Hi Jeff, I’ve wanted to try to contact you since I finished the book a few weeks ago and this seems the only port of communication to you. I’m currently working on a dissertation titled “Political rap helped “Fight the power”: Did Gangster Rap help the power fight back?” It would be great if you would be willing to answer some questions about some of the surrounding issues.
    Let me know at

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