Tag Archives: culture

Improvisation versus Familiarity

This past week, my life partner and I went to see the Counting Crows perform live. It was not the first time we saw the band live, and unless they retire, it won’t be the last. This time, however, I … 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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Does anybody care about the Grammys?

A few weeks ago, I surprised a student by both not realizing the Grammy nominations were coming soon and by not caring about them at all. The student was very excited about the Grammy awards show that airs on television … Continue reading

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Bonus Tracks

Earlier this week, I came across a group of people talking about an interesting aspect of collecting music that I had never given much thought. As I took a seat at a table next to this group, one of them … Continue reading

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Cassette Store Day

This past weekend, people in a handful of countries celebrated the third annual Cassette Store Day. Inspired by the format and success of Record Store Day, Cassette Store Day is an annual event set aside to celebrate compact cassette tapes, … Continue reading

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1989

Just over two weeks ago, Ryan Adams released his cover version of Taylor Swift’s 1989 record. As I noted on this blog prior to the release, I was delighted by even the idea of this project and spent quite a … Continue reading

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What makes a classic?

The Title of this post is a question I have been wrestling with for a while now.  As noted in a previous post, I often use music in my classes to illustrate points, demonstrate the transmission of ideas and practices … Continue reading

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