Tag Archives: genre

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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Music, Communities, and Connections

In this guest post, Xan Nowakowski reflects on connections and communities fostered by live music, and the ways such experiences may impact us individually and bind us to others in predictable and unexpected ways.   Recently I’ve spent a lot … Continue reading

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Listing Subjectivity

One of my hobbies involves following, reading, and thinking about various writing about music in magazines, newspapers, and other publication records. As anyone else who does this – even once upon a time or only occasionally – likely knows, a … 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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The Difference a Plug Makes

While I was in Chicago recently, I purchased a used copy of REM’s recently released MTV Unplugged concerts on compact disc. As has always been my experience with REM, I did not really know what to expect at the time … Continue reading

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Covered in Meaning

Earlier this week, news broke that Ryan Adams will be covering the entirety of Taylor Swift’s latest record – 1989. Amidst the joyful, shocked, and unhappy reactions I read all over the Internet in the days following, I began to … Continue reading

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Counting Selves via Crows

Last week on Write Where It Hurts, I wrote about some of my experiences managing chronic health conditions in the academy. At the same time on this blog, I talked about an experience at a coffee shop with a stranger … Continue reading

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Dramaturgical Guitars

Having both begun playing guitar about this time last year, in this post Xan Nowakowski and J. Sumerau collaboratively reflect on some ways people interpret and use guitars in ways that signify meaning about themselves, music, and the wider social world. … 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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Didn’t We Meet: The Many Masks of Alice Cooper

Dr. Xan Nowakowski is research faculty at the Florida State University College of Medicine, and adjunct faculty in Sociology. Their research and teaching focus on the experience and management of chronic health conditions, their causes, and their consequences. In this … Continue reading

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Interpreting Record Store Content and Experience

As I noted in my first blog post, one of my favorite things to do is roam around and dig through the shelves and bins of record stores.  In this regard, I am quite lucky to have many such places … Continue reading

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What’s in a genre?

When I was a child, I had a friend who took every opportunity to tell anyone who would listen that Cat Stevens was the greatest country singer of all time. Although I disagreed with this assertion (my vote went to … Continue reading

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