Author Archives: Megan

The Audio Visual IPod

I can completely relate to the feeling of having music change the world as you see it. When you listen to music while outside, you suddenly feel like you’re transported into your own movie or whatever, depending on what you’re … Continue reading


Interactivity and Video Games

Karen Collins brings up some good points about interactivity of video games, especially between the creator and consumer. While in other mediums the creator simply creates something and the consumer merely experiences it, with video games the creator creates and … Continue reading


Marketing Music Videos

Reading about the marketing of gangnam style makes a lot of sense in terms of how certain things become popular on the internet. The internet judges subjects on how much of a meme they can become. Memes are an element of … Continue reading


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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Cover Song Analysis: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

In the past, it was not uncommon for a single song to be done by several different artists, all wanting to cash in on the revenue and claim credit for themselves. Nowadays, however, it is much more difficult to get … Continue reading

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Project Pitch

For my project I want to discuss the subculture of retro video game music and how it branched off into other kinds of music. Retro video games use chiptunes, which were introduced during the golden age of arcade video games … Continue reading


Paris is Burning and the Appropriation of Vogue

Paris is Burning is a documentary that gives the audience a look into the subculture of the African-American, Latino, gay, and transgender communities in the 1990s. During the 1990s, the LGBTQ community was a shunned culture and many had to … Continue reading