Justified & Ancient
- Jul 1, 2012
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Presents! Got mine today, good timing for a birthday present! Contents looking good so far.
Thanks Dave, and titch!Ha! No FT for me but I've just taken delivery of some Ceylon Kenilworth and Chelsea Breakfast from Whittards.
No you’re not imagining it, the paper stock did change giving a noticeably different feel and thickness to the magazine.Arrived this morning. Funny thing is: I've been digging out and re-reading archived back copies. I have FT260 (dated July 2010) near me as I speak. So I unpacked 394, and something felt not quite right: the magazine felt thinner, skimpier, not as substantial. I went to FT260 - no mistake, this definitely felt thicker and more substantial. First thought - have they reduced the number of pages? so i checked. no: page numbers end at 78 in both copies: the next-to-last page with Phenomenomix on it doesn't carry a number and then you're at the back cover - so totals 82 actual pages. In both the 2010 and the 2020 copy. But FT394 with the same number of pages still feels distinctly lighter and skimpier. No inserts in the 2010 copy that could explain the sensation of "this is thicker". .
So the only thing I can think of is that the quality and type of paper used to print the mag might be thinner, the change, if any, has occured here. Has anyone else noticed this or am I imagining things?
The version you didn't recognize is the version I remember (and I listened to Blood On The Tracks a lot starting with its initial release).Mondegreens could be a specialised sub-set of the mandela effect. A day or two ago, for instance, I was politely requested to check out the last verse of Bob Dylan's Tangled Up In Blue . I've been listening to this song for thirty-odd years. And that last verse has always quite clearly been ...
The thing is - when did it change? Who changed that line? Speaking as an old waster, this version makes as much sense and maybe more. Did the "We always did feel the same" line drop in from a parellel universe somewhere? My Dylan experience has been Mandela'd here.
I'm in the U.S., so I called IMS, the folks who handle U.S. subs, a couple of weeks ago. I thought I hadn't gotten an issue in a while because I renewed my subscription late (it was to expire with 390) but apparently not so. They said they'd send me a copy of 391, which arrived just a few days after my regular copy of 391 did. They said they didn't have any copies of 392 yet.Have you spoken to HQ about the delay?
Took rather longer than I expected but here's some quant evidence: