Monthly Archives: November 2012

Some underground music genres, probably

Stuckpop Stuckpop emerged in the late 2000s in Melbourne and parts of London.  The style relies on very light distortion and euphorically steady rhythmic patterns. The sound is inherently melodramatic with pianos typically at the helm.  Stuckpop is an apology … Continue reading

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Accidental identity politics on screen

Two of my favorite things over this past month were, like much of the population, Argo and Homeland. What these two excellent examples of cinema share is a common antagonist: Muslims in the Middle East.  As Pouya Alimagham of the Huffington … Continue reading

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The things we boycotted pt. 1

I’m more interested in things people don’t like than the other way around.  I find its easier represent yourself by explaining the things that are opposite of you than something that is suppose to define you. In that vein, here … Continue reading

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The official “not going home for Thanksgiving” playlist

I sit here very actively not going home for Thanksgiving.  As my classmates flock back to their respective cribs, I sit immobilized by the high price of airline tickets and Thai food.  And yet, there is still a playlist to … Continue reading

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Don’t give music recommendations to people voting for Romney

Last Monday I finally figured out everything I had been trying to say about this election.  It’s an idea I had been struggling with.  I couldn’t articulate just what I wanted to say.  In an instant, it came to me. … Continue reading

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