Category Archives: Music

Into the Great Wide Open

The title of this post refers to two things in my home office right now. First, I am currently listening to a song by this name by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. I’m currently on a massive Tom Petty kick … Continue reading

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Gonorrhea on a Gravel Road

Have you ever thought about song lyrics that people mishear?  Have you ever wondered about what such accidental reinterpretations might say?  Have you ever had one of these occasions become an inside joke or other bonding experience? The title of … Continue reading

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Exploring the Meaning(s) of Record Store Day

Right now, I’m sitting on my porch sipping a cup of coffee and listening to the latest release from Brandy Clark – Live from Los Angeles.  I’m especially happy to be doing this because this record is one of the 8 … Continue reading

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Teaching Sociology with Music…Some Examples

A few months back, I spoke on a conference panel about using music in the classroom.  Both before and after that talk, I chatted with a handful of people interested in examples I used in classes to cover various concepts.  … Continue reading

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The best albums of 2016 in my opinion

With the new year approaching, I look forward to many new posts concerning the intersection of music and society on this blog.  At the same time, I wanted to close out the year by simply doing what almost every other … Continue reading

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Event Specific Playlists

In recent weeks, I have enjoyed a series of posts people have made in various corner of the internet sharing playlists they have created for processing the results of the recent U.S. Presidential election.  Roaming around online, I have seen … Continue reading

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Writing Fuel

A few years ago, I had a nice conversation about writing habits with a colleague who cares very little for music except when she is writing. While she almost never listened to music at any other time, she noted how … Continue reading

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