some thoughts around fandom



What are the acts that you associate with fans?

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What’s on Donald Trump’s iPod?



Ramones – The KKK Took My Baby Away
Donald may not know who the Klan are, but his dad certainly did. He was arrested at a KKK rally in 1927. Read the rest of this entry »

a few notes on various functions of music criticism



What do we mean by music journalism?

“A music critic can be enthusiast, communicator, discoverer of new bands, dry academic trying to theorise about everything, conduit between musician and public, complainer about the state of music, agent provocateur, diarist, revolutionary, lightening rod of great ideas, drunken fool, failed musician, aural guerrilla or a combination of all of those” – John Robb, Louder Than War

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