Tag: pop music

  • 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 […]

  • Raging Pain as Musical Comic Book: Ramones

    by E. John Winner 1. Popular music has become a swamp, with sinkholes and tangled underbrush. Every musical form can now be considered a “niche” music – not a shading along a spectrum, but a patch in a crazy quilt of vaguely related or wholly unrelated sound and lyrical stylings. Strangely, it was once possible […]

  • Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll

    by Mark English The phrase “sex, drugs and rock and roll” came up on this site recently. People seemed to be generally in favor, as I recall. It’s just a jokey mantra, I know, but nonetheless it could be seen to express a certain view of the world. And to the extent that it does […]