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Author Archive: James Robinson
James Robinson is a university dropout turned journalist who likes to pretend he has an honours degree. Turn ons include soup, scarfs, a hot bath and some FM-smooth Kenny G-esque instrumental jazz. Turn offs include student politicians, the homeless, and people who pronounce it
Where do you go when you’ve already been told that you’ve saved rock ‘n’ roll? The Strokes don’t care anymore (and by not caring I mean the sort of not caring where they probably care way too much behind their facade of nonchalance) and they’ve given up on impressing you. Is This It and Room […]
SALIENT Editor James Robinson chews the fat with a psychic to get the lowdown on the year ahead.
“I would not live forever, because we should not live forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever.” Miss Alabama, Miss USA Contest, 1994
I just found this, and we’ve just sen the magazine off, and it was supposed to go in. It was a letter to the editor, submitted on time, and I screwed up
It’s been a great year. I’ve just read the last page, and done up a table of contents. I don’t like doing that, so I’m glad that’s over. Soon, I’ll spend a couple of hours making corrections on the Master file, and it’ll get shipped up to Tauranga and then I would have delivered number […]
2006 ASPA Awards were held in the weekend. Salient did some ass-kicking of our own, but we failed to regain the best picture gong. Oh, I mean best publication. Damn Oscar fantasies. Better go see my therapist.
A slightly irritating girl asked me the other day, “why don’t you write an editorial about me?” Now see, I’m no Clive James, but I’ve heard that one a lot. When I declined, the reply was surprising. “Well you’re always complaining in your editorials about having nothing to write about.” Stupid smarty-pants.
With his days in the magazine coming to a close, SALIENT Editor James Robinson looks into the letters pages, and tries to get a gauge on reaction, relevance, and the personalities behind the letters pages.