Monthly Archives: October 2016

Response to “DIY Democracy: The Direct Action Politics of US Punk” Response

Dawson Barrett’s article “DIY Democracy: The Direct Acton Politics of U.S Punk Collectives explains how the values of the punk market transcended over into politics. Barrett explains that those on the punk subculture aim to set themselves apart from the … Continue reading

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In Defense of Disco by Richard Dyer

Richard Dyer speaks about gay culture and the disco community.  He explains that there are three important characteristics of disco.  The three important characteristics of disco are eroticism, romanticism and materialism. He makes an argument that all types of music has some … Continue reading

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Response to In Defense of Disco by Richard Dyer

This was a strange article to read through because Dyer was extremely forceful of his opinions.   I can understand that people at the time saw disco as a capitalist thing.  I can also assume that disco was seen as a … Continue reading

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Response to America On Record: A History of Recorded Sound by Andre Millard

I think the two biggest things that I took away from this article is that, African American musicians were not treated fairly.  They did not get the royalties that they deserved for the songs they had created.  The African American … Continue reading

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Response to “DIY Democracy: The Direct Action Politics of US Punk”

I knew that punk was a lot against the government and the emphasis on individuality among youth. I never realized how politically driven punk was until this article, which was surprising and interesting to read. Punk has this stereotype imagine of … Continue reading

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“In Defense of Disco” and “Discophobia: Antigay Prejudice and the 1979 Backlash Against Disco”

The 1979 backlash against disco because it was thought of as music for the gay culture was both interesting and also saddening to read. This also gave some really important background information for “In Defense of Disco” and why Dryer … Continue reading

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Richard Dyer: In Defense Of Disco RESPONSE

Dyer makes some interesting points as he mentions that Disco is very capitalist since it was made and performed by with expensive equipment and also made merely just for profit. He also says that an unforeseen importance that came out of … Continue reading

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