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V.25 No.38 | 09/22/2016

The Daily Word in Drake, Arnold Palmer and kids in jail

The Daily Word

Tonight is the presidential debate between nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It should be quality entertainment, but it's unlikely the debate will actually change the outcome of the election.

The star pitcher for the Marlins, Jose Fernandez, was tragically killed in a boating accident over the weekend. He was 24.

Apparently, the form of the 'visual album' is the future of pop music. Earlier this morning, Drake released his Apple Music-exclusive short film Please Forgive Me, which provides visuals for several of the songs from his latest album Views.

Legendary golfer (and creator of the eponymous drink) Arnold Palmer died over the weekend. He was 87.

In Syracuse, NY, the Onondaga County Justice Center has come under fire for putting children in solitary confinement -- in the case of teenage Charnasha, for the crime of talking too loudly in public. This week, the New York Civil Liberties Union is filing suit against the Justice Center.

V.25 No.8 | 02/25/2016

The Daily Word in Environmental Disasters, the Patriarchy and Big Brother

The Daily Word

Two main oil pipelines in Peru have leaked over 3,000 barrels of crude oil in two rivers in the Amazon Rainforest.

There’re laws about police body cams?

Wanna boycott the Oscars? Here’s some ideas.

Listen to M. Ward’s newest album (for free and legally!).

Gaga supporting Kesha gives me hope.

Let’s talk about why women are killed every day.

Faceplace is tracking your emotions now.

How male pop stars are changing the game of ~attraction~

V.21 No.41 |

news

The Daily Word in veep debate, diamond planet and sassy Big Bird

The Daily Word

Supersonic human free fall has been rescheduled for Sunday due to weather.

Navajo Nation will put drone tech to good use by using an unmanned aircraft to monitor crops.

Soprano to take a Virgin Galactic flight into space and siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing.

A diamond planet bigger than Earth.

Anarchist Peter Rabbit.

13 obscure punctuation symbols you might like to use, such as the authority point and the snark mark.

Lots of people are going to be sassy Big Bird for Halloween.

Do you guys care about the veep throwdown? Guardian says it's crucial. And USA Today breaks it down. All the way down. "Joe just needs to be Joe," says the prez.

Advice from Miami stripper Skrawberry. (Warning: Kinda raw.)

America is not mostly Protestant anymore.

How to find truth on the Internet.

In today's so-obvious-maybe-it's-not-news news: NRA backs Heather Wilson.

Some pop stars to be naked on their album covers.

Gov. Martinez wants to evict the Mexican gray wolf pack.

And she's talking about driver's licenses some more.

V.19 No.40 | 10/7/2010
One (leather clad) corner of the world of rock classification
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Doogie Horner

Aural Fixation

The Taxonomy of Rock

In most fields of study there are systems of classification. Taxonomy, originally applied to organisms, helps differentiate between, say, an oak and a maple and an elm. Similar schemes can be applied to the humanities; hierarchies can be created within language, religion, movements in art, anything. This kind of classification is necessary because it helps those engaged in the study of a specialized area to communicate about that topic.

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