Top Five Records (of 2013); And: Music Culture As Self-Identity

This is a list of the music I enjoyed this year. We (read: I) used to take music very, very seriously. In our youth we look for emotionally-charged ways to articulate abstract ideas about ourselves, our friends, and our role within culture. Often music becomes a proxy for self identity, and the culture of music … Continue reading Top Five Records (of 2013); And: Music Culture As Self-Identity

Reading List: The Winners History of Rock and Roll

Link: Reading List: The Winners History of Rock and Roll This is a great longform series on the history of rocknroll by Steven Hayden for Grantland. This series does a remarkably good job of touching the seminol moments in rock history, while avoiding typical cliches of rock criticism.  Hayden wrote a similar and immensely enjoyable series for … Continue reading Reading List: The Winners History of Rock and Roll

K’Naan Considering Suit Against Romney Campaign for Using “Waving Flag” as Victory Song

Link: K’Naan Considering Suit Against Romney Campaign for Using “Waving Flag” as Victory Song kopoint: Mitt Romney probably isn’t a hip-hop fan. If he were, the Presidential hopeful would have known that K’Naan wouldn’t be too keen on the idea that his song “Waving Flag” be adopted as the victory anthem for the potential GOP … Continue reading K’Naan Considering Suit Against Romney Campaign for Using “Waving Flag” as Victory Song

Pogues – Fairytale Of New York Feat Kirsty Maccoll

http://assets.tumblr.com/swf/audio_player.swf?audio_file=http://www.tumblr.com/audio_file/14674118023/tumblr_ldt05aZrZn1qzppji&color=FFFFFF “Fairytale of New York” – The Pogues featuring Kristy Maccoll Merry Christmas! I could have been someoneWell so could anyoneYou took my dreams from meWhen I first found youI kept them with me babeI put them with my ownCan’t make it all aloneI’ve built my dreams around you [Link]