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Woo-ha woo-ha! (Song of the Summer)

Water Fountain

by tUnE-yArDs

“Woo-ha woo-ha!” I heard on the radio back in May when tUnE-yArDs’ new song “Water Fountain” was released, introducing me not only to a very cool band but to a very… 191 more words


Dancer in the Dark (Lars von Trier, 2000)

Again, von Trier seems intent on punishing a women, although this is no secret to him or anyone else. But much more than Dogville or  309 more words


A Poem for A Broken Day

Some days I really wish I had just resolved to post other people’s poems instead of write my own. Today has been weird, and hard, for some reason, and I’m not feeling overly optimistic about tonight’s efforts. 475 more words

IASPM 2014: Representations of Scandinavian pop music...

United we stand? Representations of Scandinavian pop music and contradictions thereof.

Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen, University of Edinburgh

Our first example is Anna von Hausswolff and her video is briefly discussed, mainly for its ‘walking in the snow’ Nordic stereotype. 364 more words


IASPM 2014 - Dynamic Popular Music

Dynamic Popular Music – The First Stages of a New Art Form

Keith Hennigan, Trinity College Dublin

Keith begins with an entertainingly ‘sci-fi’ way of looking at musical creativity – that is, speculating about the opportunity to make different choices at various stages in the composition’s development (and in its playback timeline). 511 more words


Weird of the Day: Björk, "Mutual Core"

I’m sure every reader of this blog is quite familiar with Iceland’s most famous musical export, the elfin creature with the powerhouse voice called Björk. In fact, I think a substantial percentage of you folks out there in Readerland have decried our failure to include Ms.  198 more words