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Music, etc. by Eric D. Johnson

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Readings: Formats

Eric Weisbard, who teaches in the American Studies Department at The University of Alabama has a new book coming out, Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music, that … Continue reading

December 12, 2014 · Leave a comment

Preview: Jasmin Kaset and Birdcloud

I’m trying to make good on a commitment to bring this blog back to life through the revolutionary practice of blogging more often.  That’s going to mean doing things more … Continue reading

August 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Quick Thoughts on Performance Paths

Nothing too deep here, but something hopefully worth thinking about and expanding.  I should preface it with the caveat that Performance Studies is not my main gig and that I’m not … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Outkasted.

Awesome to run into such cool music/place/race/narrative scholarship from Memphis. Dr. Zandria F. Robinson and Regina N. Bradley talking it out.

April 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

I really really want to thank you for dancing to the end.

So, there are these three videos from Janelle Monae’s new record The Electric Lady that I keep watching, over and over.  They tie into, and are the latest episodes of … Continue reading

November 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Concrete Jungle

There was at least a solid two years in Fayetteville where it seemed like you could not go to a party or hangout or a show without hearing “Legend.” Usually … Continue reading

December 11, 2012 · 1 Comment

Cultural Exchange

Dave Bruceck has passed, and everywhere on the net, “Take 5” is playing.  That’s a wonderful thing, but here’s a lesser known bit of the Brubeck legacy, a musical written … Continue reading

December 6, 2012 · Leave a comment

Indeterminacy

is the currency of genre.

November 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Unpop

…is short for Unpopular Popular Music, which I wrote about in my recently completed dissertation for the University of Iowa Department of American Studies.  The term refers to music (folk … Continue reading

April 25, 2012 · 1 Comment
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