At last it seems, Forward has hit the shelves. The free publication is written by students, for the students; and after being bored with the previous editions, I decided (persuaded) the Marketing Team to let us create a Music Edition. As I offered creative input (read: hijacked the paper); I set out to make something that students may actually enjoy reading.
Hence; I reviewed four albums/EP's, crashed Just Carnage's band practice to ask them about their plans for a flash-mob music video, reviewed a music showcase at the college, pitched an interview with Anavae (without asking them first-a risky move that paid off), and recalled my experiences of 'fangirling' to Sparkly Touch and A Guidance From Colour at Twin Atlantic's Bristol Academy gig for the Live Review feature. To top it all off, I got to write the Editor's Letter, inviting the Lower Sixth to get involved with the publication in future.
I had a thoroughly enjoyable time working on Forward Magazine's Music Issue; and it's safe to say that Music Journalism would be a career path I would love. However, if Matt Flyzik or Barry McKenna want to throw in the towel, I'd happily take over. (I'm good with clipboards, not quite so good with the guitar yet. Here's hoping...)