It’s the end of the blogosphere as we know it. And I feel fine.
Well, the AMS Annual Meeting is just around the corner, which means that Amusicology is having one last gasp — its own funeral! Come bury the hatchet with Drew and Ryan at 9pm on Thursday, November 7. It must be destiny that one of the highest yelp-ranked bars in the vicinity of the conference hotel is a martini joint – Olive or Twist.
Barely more than a month before we are all together.
Drew and Ryan emerge from the ashes, no worse for the wear.
After a long hiatus, Drew blogs.
Drew’s first set of liner notes, hot off the press from New World Records.
Drew sticks his head up to get really excited about Adès.
Amusicology is proud to announce that it now has a 100% Ph.D.-vetted editorial board! I think I speak for the whole amusicology community when I extend my congratulations to my friend and colleague, the inimitable Ryan Raul Bañagale, for receiving his Ph.D. from Harvard today.
Ryan’s dissertation is awesome. I can say that because I have actually read the whole thing! It raises issues of highbrow-vs-lowbrow, anxieties of influence, and canon formation in the larger orbit of Rhapsody in Blue. Also, it has some dazzlingly multicolored charts, so you shouldn’t settle for the monochromatic version you can download from UMI.
Ryan’s graduation also marks the beginning of national hegemony for Amusicology, as he prepares to move out to Colorado in the fall. This makes me sad, since amusicology planning meetings will now have to take place over skype, but happy to have offices in multiple time zones.
Drew takes a moment to proselytize about cloud computing.
Drew offers a review and a rumination on Venosa’s most notorious prince.