Posts tagged ‘popular music’

The Video that is not Little Richard as a Child Performer, or, How to Unfail Musicology One Post at a Time

Ryan Raul Bañagale responds to an intriguing email he received and current AMS discussions about the “failure” of musicology.

Continue Reading June 9, 2011 at 8:04 pm 33 comments

Brian Wilson Reimagines Rhapsody in Blue

Ryan Banagale offers some thoughts on the recently released _Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin_ album. Surprise, surprise: The conversation quickly turns towards _Rhapsody in Blue_.

Continue Reading August 23, 2010 at 10:12 pm 5 comments

Paul McCartney’s Library of Congress Gershwin Prize Concert

Ryan Raul Bañagale blogs on the Library of Congress’s 2010 Gershwin Prize winner Paul McCartney, the concert in his honor, and the un-honored collaborative process that made his most beloved songs possible.

Continue Reading July 30, 2010 at 8:10 am 4 comments

Guest Blog by Lincoln Ballard: Review of the 2010 Pop Conference at Experience Music Project

Reporting from his hometown of Seattle, guest blogger, Lincoln Ballard, reviews the 2010 Pop Conference at Experience Music Project. This year’s theme was “The Pop Machine: Music + Technology.”

Continue Reading April 26, 2010 at 7:38 am 6 comments

Sonic Doom: Decay, Disease & Destruction in Music – 2010 Echo Conference Call For Papers

This conference at UCLA looks great! But would you really expect otherwise?!?

Continue Reading March 5, 2010 at 10:08 am 2 comments

Guest Post by Lincoln Ballard: And Your Pope Can Sing

Guest Blogger Lincoln Ballard shares his thoughts on the Vatican’s recently announced choices for the ten best albums in pop music history.

Continue Reading February 27, 2010 at 9:46 am

Michael Jackson

Ryan blogs about the passing of an international super star as he watches music videos on MTV.

Continue Reading June 25, 2009 at 8:13 pm 3 comments

The Gershwin Prize(s)

Ryan Raul Bañagale blogs about Stevie Wonder receiving the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song last week. Its neither the first award in the name of Gershwin nor the first time that such a prize has resulted in the premiere of new music.

Continue Reading March 1, 2009 at 4:25 pm 2 comments


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