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A Brief Musical History in Video

Here’s a collection of videos to take you through the early days of rock ‘n’ roll along with a few other choice bits of music. Young Elvis Presley doing a live version of “Lawdy, Miss Clawdy” possibly from 1956. Chuck … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day Pre-Class Video – Crowded House playing Either Side of the World

A great music video for Valentine’s Day.  Crowded House doing their song Either Side of the World from their album The Intriguer.

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Pre-Class Video: Pete Seeger at Farm Aid 2013

Pete Seeger at Farm Aid 2013 with John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews and Neil Young.

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Remembering Pete Seeger – Singing all the verses all the time

American folk singer and activist (but I repeat myself) Pete Seeger died yesterday at the ripe old age of 94. I never got the chance to see Pete in person, but I did see so many of the people he … Continue reading

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Pre-Class Video: Joe Jackson, “Different For Girls”

Joe Jackson playing his classic “Different for Girls.”    

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Pre-class video: They Might Be Giant performing “You’re On Fire”

My pre-class video for today is a music video from the awesome band They Might Be Giants.

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Cover versions can transform songs: Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend”

I had not heard of the pop singer Robyn until recently when podcaster Brian Ibbott did an episode of Coverville devoted to her.  I enjoyed the show back when it streamed in mid-September, but I was reminded of it when … Continue reading

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Questions Worth Asking (Maybe)

Is Blockbuster Dead or Canadian? Mostly dead, at least when it comes to physical media.  Who knew it was still even alive? (Don’t remember the great category Dead or Canadian from MTV’s old game show Remote Control? Why can’t the … Continue reading

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Reposting: Girl Talk & Girl Walk Links

Had a request from one of my students to repost this: Here are links to posts talking about mashup artist Gregg Gillis’s performances as Girl Talk, and of the great dance film Girl Walk // All Day. Link Ch. 7 … Continue reading

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Media News Roundup

The Rise and Fall of the Internet-Predecessor ARPANET A cool animated GIF that shows how the original wide-sale host-to-host network grew and eventually declined.  Fascinating pre-history of the Internet.  Miley Loses Vogue Cover Over Twerking at VMAs You have to … Continue reading

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