Tag: Grunge

  • Growing Up Metal and Grunge

    by Daniel Kaufman & Kevin Currie-Knight ____ EA’s own Kevin Currie-Knight and I discuss our respective essays, Growing up Metal and Growing up Grunge. We talk about the appeal of heavy music and different conceptions of masculinity, the differences between early and late Gen Xers, growing up in the 1970’s and ’80’s, authenticity, and much…

  • Growing Up Grunge

    by Kevin Currie-Knight ____ My most grunge moment happened in what is arguably the most grunge place: a coffeehouse. And I was there to do a most grunge thing: play an acoustic set with my garage band. Whether it was before or after our set, my bandmates and I were sitting and chatting with fellow…

  • I Want My MTV!

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ Jay Jeffers (The Partially Examined Life) and I discuss the beginnings of MTV and our recollections of it, on this 40th anniversary of the music channel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to-EsZZQcSk&ab_channel=ElectricAgora 3:40 – Aug 1 marks the 40th Anniversary of the launching of MTV in its “original iteration.” 6:20 – How Jay and Dan…