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Pre-Class Video – In Spite of Ourselves

This is a somewhat rude, but very old-fashioned song about a really dysfunctional relationship sung by John Prine and Iris DeMent.  But a great way to introduce students to the witty songwriting of John Prine.

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Pre-class video: Elvis Costello Anne Sofie Von Otter – For the Stars

My list of favorite Elvis Costello recordings is likely somewhat different from yours: Here’s “From the Stars” from an album of covers he did with classical singer Anne Sofie Von Otter.  

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Pre-Class Video: Rosanne Cash sings Pancho & Lefty

Today’s pre-class video is the great Rosanne Cash singing the Townes Van Zandt classic “Pancho & Lefty” at the Kennedy Center Honors Willie Nelson concert. (Townes, of course, wrote the song, but Willie is among the many people who made … Continue reading

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Back To Pre-Class Video: One Last Time from Hamilton

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve spent the last semester on a productive and refreshing sabbatical, but I’m now back in the classroom and making use of pre-class videos for students to watch as they come in. I started things off … Continue reading

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Pre-class Video – Mr. Rogers Remix

Because I can….

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Everyone’s Gone To The Movies….

Here are a some of the videos we either will be or have been watching as part of our discussion of the development of the movie industry. Here are links to the silent movies examples we watched earlier this week, … Continue reading

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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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Talking and Watching Mash-ups

We’re going to be talking about musical mash-ups in class today, so here are several videos were going to be using in conjunction with this. Here’s the opening sequence from the film Girl Walk // All Day, based on Girl … Continue reading


Pre-class video: Joe Jackson singing “Sunday Papers”

Here’s Joe Jackson making a visit from the 1980s with his song “Sunday Papers.” Because we’re talking about newspapers today.

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Talking About Media & Body Image

This morning in class we’re going to be talking about the connection between body image and how our media portray beauty. I asked my students to take a look at some of my earlier posts about media and body image, … Continue reading

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