Tag: KISS

  • 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 Metal

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ____ Though not really Metal – something I’ll try to define at some point – my first love for hard rock music came when I was in the third grade, in the form of the band KISS.  It was 1976, and KISS was perceived as edgy and dangerous and could be […]

  • 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 […]