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Music Geography 101: R.E.M.- "Cuyahoga"

I recently assigned the students in my Geography 101 course a writing project whereby they select a song with geographically-oriented content and report on all of that song’s inherent regionalisms. 350 more words

Music Geography

"Weird Al" Yankovic--Live at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center (Bethlehem, PA, June 16, 2015)

[ATTENDED: June 16, 2015] WEIRD AL YANKOVIC-Live at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center.

This is my sixth “Weird Al” concert, and this was the best one yet.  1,974 more words

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Five Years Chronicling the Teaches of Peaches: Photos From Her New Book

“Sucking on my titties like you wanted me/ Calling me, all the time like Blondie/ Check out my Chrissie be-Hynde/ It’s fine, all of the time.” 1,030 more words


Being For the Benefit of Mr. Stipe!

Back in the 1980’s I listened to a good deal of R. E. M., the alt band from Georgia (see their official site here… 2,130 more words


1996: The Year R.E.M. and Pearl Jam Committed Suicide

The year was 1996—almost 20 years ago, kids—and the alternative revolution was in its dead-ender stage. Kurt Cobain was gone, the Smashing Pumpkins ruled with a cross-breed of Rush and Journey (before it was cool), and the ska and swing revivals were just around the corner. 1,255 more words