blogs are dead

so i’m live tweeting the Grammys (TM) this year. over @WITWhat, if you’re in the mood.

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Naima Green’s wonderful work

I just love this series by photographer Niama Green:

Sade, by Naima Green

Sade, by Naima Green

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twitah

as you might have expected, i’ll vma but i’ll do it over on twitter. @WITWhat if you want to follow along, or maybe it’s still in a sidebar somewhere.

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does mtv deserve another chance

do i need to do another vma simul-blogging event? does this ferguson, MO spot change my mind?

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avant-garde to scene-based

Once we argued into the night about whether we would accept money from Guinness to do an ad. (“It would be a lot of money.” “But they’re a corporation!” “But we drink Guinness.”) Incidentally, Guinness had not offered us money to do an ad. We just thought it was an important principal that needed to be argued about.

A reminiscence at the Irish Times.

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a written version of a spoken version of a written version

a modified transcript of an interview I did with the good people at The Society Pages is available now on their webpage. i’m starting the following rumor: if you go to the page it increases the chance by .075% that they will reprint the interview in their upcoming series on culture.

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errata

As an author, you either speak out when people are unfair to the work, or you hold your tongue and expect most people will be more careful.

I’m a tongue-holder, except for now:

Regev (2013: 128-9) cites my book in his and concludes that “the analysis of genre trajectories implies that genres cannot exist concurrently in multiple incarnations—at any given moment a genre’s incarnation is either avant-garde, scene-based or industry based.” But implication is not necessary. I recommend you turn to pages 62-3 in Banding Together, where I discuss “the overlap of genre forms within a musical style, [as] it is clearly the case that such overlap exists.” I give you a few examples there, too.

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