Author Archives: Debbie

Response to “Across an Invisible Line: A Conversation about Music and Torture” By Suzanne G. Cusick and Branden W. Joseph

I found this article difficult to read, and at first it wasn’t catching my attention. By then Cusick said, “Detainees were not asked questions while subjected to music; they were subjected to music and then sent back to their cells … Continue reading


Michael Bull’s “The Audio-Visual iPod” Response

I think Bull’s article is very interesting because he speaks of iPod users trying to aestheticise their everyday routine and I never really thought about it that way. There are even memes that many people can relate to that have … Continue reading


Moving Beyond Pain by Bell Hooks Response

I really enjoyed this blog post and it’s discussion of Lemonade as something more than an album about Jay-Z being unfaithful. All I ever heard about Lemonade when it was released was “Oo Jay-Z better watch out” “Bey’s going in … Continue reading


“Solidarity Is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of Her VMA Performance” Response

I completely agree with the article, except for the implication that Miley did it on purpose. I’m not saying she did not explicitly say “I wanted my album to sound black,” what I’m saying is that it has a lot … Continue reading

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Project Pitch: Riot Grrrl in the 1990’s-Present

As a woman in a twee-punk band trying to make it in today’s NYC Riot Grrrl scene, I wanted to base my project on Riot Grrrl in the 1990’s. Riot Grrrl was ignited through years of watching the male-dominated rock … Continue reading

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