Today marks the one-week anniversary of the Wren’s Nest Publishing Company’s annual tour of Paste, a music and culture magazine of international renown.
As always, the editors in our high school literary journal program said (over and over) it was the best thing ever. As always, I agreed.
Josh Jackson, editor-in-chief at Paste, showed us around and answered the (truly outstanding) questions he received from our high school editors. Turns out he knows a thing or two about the magazine he created.
Throughout the tour, the editors were reminded that Josh would neither bite nor scratch.
Nevertheless, they kept their distance — just to play it safe — as you can see above. I think this is hilarious.
Our editors got the chance to meet Paste’s professional, real-life editors and ask more questions.
Later, our editors enviously applauded the Paste’s staff’s ability to do work with their feet up while eating cookies. Now they all want internships. Go figure.
Josh showed us Paste’s CD and DVD room, which is… a room full of CDs and DVDs they receive at the magazine. There were also bins of “garbage CDs” just outside of the picture, but those seemed too sad to show. Though don’t let me keep you from taking a moment to use your imagination.
In the recording studio Josh dropped a major bomb — Paste is featured in Guitar Hero 3. This was not taken lightly. The ladies above made eager vows to play and confirm upon returning home.
Just outside the recording studio there’s a wall with signatures from artists who have visited. The editors spent not a small amount of time poring over the signatures.
Here our editors take delight in all of the awards Paste has won. They’re real team players. If you look closely, you can see that Paste was in Atlanta Magazine’s Best of Atlanta for 2007, just like The Wren’s Nest.
In the end, after an amazing tour and approximately 1,100 questions, it was time to leave. I think you can tell from our editors’ faces what an awful time they had.
Thanks again, Josh! And thanks to Rachael for helping us set it up — you guys can tour our (one room) office anytime.