On negotiations between the pop/rock singer, a media-savvy audience, corporations, and meaning itself. Entranced by media, we turn everything into media; beholden to commerce, we turn life into a commodity.
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The Petraeus sex scandal, liberal ‘naming and shaming’ of young racists and Rihanna’s new single share a common theme: popular culture as survelliance. We all seem to be minding one another’s business and keeping a watchful eye on one another.
The record release schedule might go on holiday break during December, but there are some eagerly anticipated albums that aren’t deluxe boxsets. And things heat up quickly in January.
For Americans who are trying to piece together the path that led us to this sad economic place, A Nation of Deadbeats is a must read.
Music Historian Matthew Guerrieri traces the origins and influence of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, weaving a fascinating piece of musical detective work.