Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Karen Zoid

I'm a member of a wonderful yarn craft online community, Ravelry, and recently someone on one of the boards I read was looking for suggestions for girl-power songs. I posted Karen's "Do What You Do" from her most recent album, and it was quite a hit! And in the process I discovered that Terms and Conditions is finally available on iTunes and
Also, there are a couple of new articles about Karen that I wanted to link to here. I think I may soon also start a separate "regularly updated" post to put everything about her in one place.
Article from the Saturday Star
Karen is on the Front Page of The Big Issue

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Disharmonious Honking of the Vuvuzelas: Homogenization and Difference in the Production and Promotion of the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa

My Soccer and Society article is finally out! I'm not certain exactly when it came out, which is a bit unusual, but It's out, and can be purchased (or accessed through a university library with a Taylor and Francis subscription) from this website. Or you can see the whole issue here. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the issue!

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Publishing online

There was a fairly active discussion recently on the Society for Ethnomusicology List-serv about online publication, specifically of dissertations and theses. I wrote a lot when I first started this blog about why I think online publishing and open access are a good idea, and I still feel quite strongly that that is preferable for most of the work we as academics do (I think there are exceptions to that). I'm also reviving some of that for an article I'm working on about online research.
In this post, though, I wanted to link to Victor Grauer's new book, Sounding the Depths: Tradition and the Voices of History which he is publishing as a blog. I'm really looking forward to seeing how this unfolds, and in particular what interactions he gets.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Lady Gaga not quite covers

I taught a class on the music of New York over the summer, and had so many requests for a class on Lady Gaga that I just had to oblige. It was a very funny class. But these spoof videos are funnier. I'm posting the original before each of the spoofs, just in case you haven't seen it before.