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Hipster Olympics!

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Alternative Subcultures

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Yay, it’s indie music week! This is what I’ve been waiting for – to be able to talk about my favorite genre. Basically, I’m an indie music aficionado. It always satisfied me in such a way that no other genre could quite manage. It’s oddly satisfying – as a celebration of weirdness, indie music gives […]

Savage, Young, Ferris, Hebdige

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Tricia Henry Young wrote an academic article about the Sex Pistols. There are worse ways one can spend their time than reading about the most notable punk band of the 1970s. The Sex Pistols were the “punkiest” punks and “baddest” bad boys on the scene, to the point of extreme. They represent the misfit, nonconformist […]

Miller 308-312, chap. 15, 17, Dyer, Lawrence

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Pages 308-312 in Miller tell the story of how punk rock was actually a revolt against the studio-engineered sound of disco. Prior to coming to this class, I thought I knew a bit about the general histories of my favorite genres of music, but I was clearly mistaken because I have been learning so many […]

.::Research Proposal::.

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Music marketing practices, past, present and future. Mass music marketing began with the rise of the middle class, towards the end of the 18th century, when a mass market appeared. In the modern age, Internet marketing has overtaken promotional practices. My paper will analyze and discuss marketing techniques developed and employed by specific artists (including The […]

Millard 10, p. 285-295, Porter

Friday, October 15th, 2010

The 1930s brought technological improvement. Among these improvements was the loudspeaker. The three-way speaker was launched in 1931, dividing sound into three frequencies, with each band sent to three transducers, each individual transducer intended to work best with high, medium and low frequencies. Soon, this system was used all over the world. Today, we have […]

.::”She’s Leaving Home” – The Beatles – Musical Analysis::.

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010 The diamond in the crown of the 1960’s musical British Invasion would largely be considered to be The Beatles, an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960. Before The Beatles, rock music was rather rigid, wooden and almost formal, as was the world’s atmosphere at the time of the 1950’s. The Beatles brought […]

Vincent, Millard 5-7

Friday, September 17th, 2010

Ted Vincent, who has published several articles about the social aspects of the Jazz Age, writes about the Chicago community that played a large role in forming the Jazz Age. The South Side of Chicago housed the cabarets and dance halls where jazz and blues stars became famous, but the article specifically notes that the […]

Albini, Millard 1-4

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Steve Albini, most known for producing Nirvana’s In Utero, has written an essay about how kids hoping to hit it big are virtually forced to sell their souls to the music industry for mere pittance. The industry lackeys sent to represent the industry are young, hip, and have indie cred. They are present in order […]


Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Hi there! I’m a music lover and Media Studies major from Long Island. Some of my favorite artists are The Libertines,  The Strokes, Pink Martini, Regina Spektor, The Beatles, The Kinks, M83, Edith Piaf,  and zillions of others. There is a continuous soundtrack playing in my head. I have been playing the piano for thirteen years […]

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