Next is ‘culture training,’ in which trainees memorize...– “My Summer at an Indian Call Center.”
The total audience for “Breaking Bad” is only... →
Anonymous asked: I feel like you seem pretty well-read when it comes to books about (pop/rock) music. I've been looking for some reading on the subject, so do you have any suggestions? I don't mean like 'How to Make It In the Pop Music Industry!' but more like biographies or just histories, etc. Whatever your favorite books on music are, I'm curious to know!
When the cycle concluded, Jay opened the floor to a conversation, as he has...– “Anatomy of a Listening Event: Jay-Z and Kanye West’s Watch the Throne.”
The band’s robust three-decade relationship with its fans hit bottom on...– Sigh. You had to remind me.
15 New Tracks from 2011 Not Covered by My Other...
Beyonce “Love on Top” Bodies of Water “One Hand Loves the Other” Cities Aviv “Coastin’” Cliffie Swan “Yes I Love You” CyHi the Prince f. Big Sean “Woopty Doo” Eleanor Friedberger “My Mistakes” Lloyd f. Andre 3000, Lil Wayne “Dedication to My Ex (Miss That)” Mark Morrison f. Trina “BDay” ...
When I was in high school, you’d have to be a megalomaniac or the most popular...– From NYMag’s “Say Everything.” boyd (all lower case) is right about “invisible audiences,” though her coinage is really just a new way of saying “public,” which we’ve been theorizing for decades now as some assemblage of strangers united through some...
‘I always enjoyed the idea that krautrock was considered highbrow, yet New...– Andy Beta, “A New Age for New Age Music.”
One time we were talking when Oprah had—I guess she got sued by the beef...– It went well. I had no idea the origin was so weirdly unrelated, though! Read this interview with Tom Scharpling, whose Best Show phone calls with Jon Wurster are some of the most hilarious long-form comedy you’ll ever hear. If you’re cool.
R.I.P. Jane Scott, one of the first rock writers. What a life: Her first day at The Plain Dealer was March 24, 1952, three days after the world’s first rock concert — Alan Freed’s Moondog Coronation Ball at the old Cleveland Arena. Scott started out at as a society writer. She soon worked both ends of the demographic spectrum, writing columns for teens and senior ...