Author Archives: Luisa

Beyonce’s Lemonade: She Dreams in Both Worlds

Oh boy.  The Lemonade visual album itself is a lot to take in so it was also a lot to take in all of the different comments made by the authors.  There are so many different things that you can … Continue reading

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Girls and Subculture by Angela McRobbie and Jenny Garber

There was a lot about this reading that rubbed me the wrong way but I think the thing that bothered me the most was when they talked about the “Motor Bike Girl”. They describe a motor-bike girl to have “matte … Continue reading

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Night Club Royal by Josh Eells

This was an interesting read.  I wasn’t aware of how much money nightclubs spend on DJs.  All of these people described in the article, like Afrojack and Waits, have so much money that they can spend on anything.  Afrojack was … Continue reading

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Michael Coyle’s “Hijacked Hits and Antic Authenticity: Cover Songs, Race, and Postwar Marketing

In this article, Michael Coyle talks about a few different things.  One of the things he discusses is the concept of “hi-jacking” a hit, which he says is different from a cover.  He said that at the time, the music … 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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Project Pitch

I want to do my research project on the Parafamily, which is the what the Paramore fandom call themselves.  Paramore is an American rock band from Franklin, Tennessee, formed in 2004.  They have 4 studio albums and are currently working … Continue reading

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Response to Paris is Burning

I really enjoyed this documentary.  The subculture of drag balls in nyc in the mid to late 1980’s is something I didn’t even know existed.  I really liked how it explain everything in the terminology used within the subculture.  Like … Continue reading

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