The pilot issue of Blitzed Magazine is out on the 4th of November 2021.
It has been an amazing experience, and a privilege to have been asked to compile this magazine from scratch.
The concept of Blitzed Magazine started as a music publication. Music they played at Billy’s and the Blitz Club, bands who met there and artists who continue to be inspired by the club. As well as the people who went (or wished they had!)
As things have progressed the team who helped me to bring together the magazine realised that the ‘cult with no name’ means so much more. It inspired fashion and lifestyle, helped to promote a more inclusive society sexually and produced some of the icons of the last 40 years.
This pilot issue was very much the beginning of a homage, a love affair, a lexicon of memories to inspire and remind people of its wide-ranging and important effect on many different industries and lifestyles.
I am very proud of the pilot issue of the magazine, and the idea behind it, especially when this was my very first foray into music journalism; the sort of writing I’d not done before. I have learnt so much from the experience, made some new lifelong friends, and had the opportunity to interview fascinating people, I have long since admired from my teens, but now that I have helped set the magazine up, it’s time to let someone else take over as chief-editor for Blitzed. Sadly, I will not be producing the next issue. This is no fault of the excellent team I had around me or Silverback Publishing Ltd.
Silverback publishing will be continuing with the magazine, and I wish them, and the team they put in place my very best wishes. I want to say thank you to the team, (you know who you are) for your contributions and support since you joined Blitzed, but I want to concentrate on my research and my History PhD, as well as writing my history (fiction and non-fiction) books, and of course, teaching.