Category Archives: Research

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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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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The Theoretical Intersection of Science and Music – An Abstract

In this post, Dr. Joseph Kotarba shares the abstract from a recent keynote talk he gave in Bulgaria at the Seventh Annual Conference of the ESSSI and will elaborate on as well at the upcoming SSSI annual meetings.   The … Continue reading

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Genres Revisited

About a year ago, I wrote a post on this blog exploring the meanings and nuances embedded within musical genres and categorizations. After discussing examples of variations and debates concerning different types of music and the meanings people attach to … Continue reading

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Released…via Chicago

When I woke up this morning, I was greeted by the Chicago skyline I have enjoyed staring at so many times before.  As is always the case when I come to this city for whatever reason, I find myself thinking … Continue reading

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Investigating Musical Aesthetics

Earlier this week, I spent some time reading an interesting new article (available now on early view) about the aesthetics of everyday life in relation to beauty, art, and fashion.  As I read about the various ways the respondents interpreted … Continue reading

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Comparative Study: Aging Rock ‘n’ Roll Fans in Sweden and the U.S. #sssi

Dr. Vessela Misheva, Professor of Sociology at Uppsala University in Sweden, and I are conducting a comparative international study of aging rock ‘n’ roll fans. This study is an extension of my original work on baby boomer rock ‘n’ roll … Continue reading

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