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Carrying A Torch for ‘TI Jean’

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...We were talking about Bob Dylan getting the Nobel Prize for Literature last week and ole Jack Kerouac having received nothing in his life by way of awards and prizes, and so my friend and I went to the famous gravesite in Edson Cemetery...

2nd Chorus: Blues: Jack Kerouac

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...There are writers who achieve equally at poetry and prose, like Johann von Goethe and Boris Pasternak, but it’s easier to tag a writer as a master at one of these forms and ignore their work in the other, then hide this expedience behind...

Prelude: City Scale

Sarah Hill

Dr Sarah Hill is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Music, Cardiff University, UK and Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. She has published work on Welsh-language popular music and cultural identity, progressive rock, and female vocality. A native of Oakland, California and a fluent Welsh speaker, Sarah is also Co-ordinating Editor of Popular Music. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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San Francisco and the Long 60s

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Whether we dig Instant Theater or not doesn’t really matter. What matters is that San Francisco, with its Mime Troupe, Tape Music Center, Contemporary Dancers and far-out Happenings, is becoming...

“Folklore, Fakelore, and Fucklore”: Metamorphosis According to Emma Bull and Will Shetterly

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Will Shetterly and Emma Bull are proof that art defines the world. In their case, this is quite literal. They have introduced a writers’ “shared universe,” Liavek, in which they and an impressive range of writers have set fiction: Jane...

The tour bus and the road

Music and the road : Essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...I got on the bus at night time, with all the impressions of Los Angeles in my head . . . And the next morning I woke up but when I looked out the window I saw a completely different landscape. Green as far as the eye could see! I was really...

“Sometimes I Get Political, Sometimes I Get Offensive”: Pushing Back According to Dallas Wayne

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...“Just jump in and grab it,” Dallas Wayne told me in an effort to summarize how to write country music that speaks to social realities. Wayne’s music “grabs it” so well that despite his frequent engagement of serious content, his songs...

Interview 2: David Amram

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...David Amram (born in 1933) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist (piano and French horn amongst others). He wrote and recorded the scores for such classic films as Splendor in the Grass and The Manchurian Candidate. He is best known...

Power Up: Persona and Anonymity Trouble the American Wow

Robert Loss

Robert Loss is an assistant professor in Writing, Literature, and Philosophy at Columbus College of Art and Design, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nothing Has Been Done Before : Seeking the New in 21st-Century American Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Building a City, or Rebuilding Metropolis They will take your name, she said. I’m telling you, they’ll take your name, face, body, and put them to use. You’ll need more than one of each. How do you work the trap? Show them only what you...

The Pharcyde's Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde

Andrew Barker

Andrew Barker is a Senior Features Writer for Variety. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...As immediately believable as they were cartoonish, as much an inner city cipher as a suburban boys gang, the foursome that made up the Pharcyde were the most relatable MCs to ever pass the mic. On their debut and magnum opus Bizarre Ride II...

Imperial whiteness meets hip hop blackness: A spiritual phenomenology of the hegemonic body in twenty-first century USA

Religion in Hip Hop: Mapping the New Terrain in the US

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...The other of our society is in that sense no longer nature at all, as it was in precapitalist societies, but something else which we must now identify. I am anxious that this other thing not overhastily be grasped as technology per se...