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I'm picking out books for my rock class in the fall. One of the comments on student evaluations for the last was that they wished I'd done a lecture on new wave, so I'm going to assign this one. But I haven't read it since it came out, so I re-familiarizing myself. (The other books I'll be using, in case you're curious, are Dave Marsh's book on "Louie Louie," which I almost used this past year, and Alice Echols' Hot Stuff, on disco, which I've taught once before and want to try again.)
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:14pm
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I'm picking out books for my rock class in the fall. One of the comments on student evaluations for the last was that they wished I'd done a lecture on new wave, so I'm going to assign this one. But I haven't read it since it came out, so I re-familiarizing myself. (The other books I'll be using, in case you're curious, are Dave Marsh's book on "Louie Louie," which I almost used this past year, and Alice Echols' Hot Stuff, on disco, which I've taught once before and want to try again.)
I haven't read that one, but it looks good. I also like this one:
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JennyB wrote:
25 Jun 2020, 10:33am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
24 Jun 2020, 7:14pm
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I'm picking out books for my rock class in the fall. One of the comments on student evaluations for the last was that they wished I'd done a lecture on new wave, so I'm going to assign this one. But I haven't read it since it came out, so I re-familiarizing myself. (The other books I'll be using, in case you're curious, are Dave Marsh's book on "Louie Louie," which I almost used this past year, and Alice Echols' Hot Stuff, on disco, which I've taught once before and want to try again.)
I haven't read that one, but it looks good. I also like this one:
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I believe I have an ebook copy of that, but haven't looked at it.
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Happy Lottery day, Shirley Jackson fans.
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45) Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose - Tony Hseih. Paperback. 2010. My old manager asked me to read this and I got about half way through the thing when I was let go. I picked it back up when I started the round of interviews so I could have the positive business jargon flowing. Hseih seems a pleasant man who wants to do as much right in the world and do customer service but he can casually lay off 8% of his workforce in paragraphs between going to great raves and learning about what a community is and how it applies to managing a shoe shop online. He writes about how giving talks at different companies made him realise that he was changing the world for the better, which comes off as megalomaniacal. Cold shit masked by a smiley face.
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Happy Lottery day, Shirley Jackson fans.
It's been on my list forever but I haven't started it yet.
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Kory wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 1:17pm
Silent Majority wrote:
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Happy Lottery day, Shirley Jackson fans.
It's been on my list forever but I haven't started it yet.
There's no actual tips on how to win the lottery, Kory.
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Silent Majority wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 4:05pm
Kory wrote:
29 Jun 2020, 1:17pm
Silent Majority wrote:
27 Jun 2020, 10:00am
Happy Lottery day, Shirley Jackson fans.
It's been on my list forever but I haven't started it yet.
There's no actual tips on how to win the lottery, Kory.
Well, the procrastination that has kept me from earning my billions the hard-working American way has saved me the time I would have spent on the book, then.
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Bedtime reading:
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Started this last night. Highly recommended by my grad supervisor.

I've started more seriously reading for this punk seminar in January.
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I might snag a chapter or two out of this because much of it is not especially interesting interviews with early 21st c bands. I came away still unclear how the hell this can be punk other than challenging conventional views of masculinity, and that its origins do lie in punk scenes. I appreciate it for being confounding, but are incel anthems really punk?

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Started this yesterday. Read it when it came out two decades ago but haven't returned. But it seems quite promising for the kind of stuff I'm trying to do with this class. Why do some teenage girls become punks? More so, why do girls who seemingly successfully avoid the self-esteem loss that so many teenage girls do so by joining up with a pretty dang male subculture that often still marginalizes them? There's a weird tension there. One of things I liked about this is that it's an ethnography, so the emphasis is on the author's (a Montreal punk) relationship with a couple dozen young women.
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Oh, I want to check out that last book!
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JennyB wrote:
08 Jul 2020, 11:23am
Oh, I want to check out that last book!
Pretty sure I'm going to be using it. The one thing that stands out is that, despite doing her research in the early to mid-90s, there's barely any mention of Riot Grrrl. Now, I get that her interest here is on female punks who participate in a male punk subculture and how they have to resist twice over—conventional society and their punk scene—but to sort pretend that this significant alternative isn't taking place is odd. Maybe some classism in that, too, as RG was prominently middle class, whereas most of her subjects were working class.
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