Pop flotsam, or why I started this blog

August 21, 2008

I’m starting a blog for my non-academic musings on popular music.  While I spend most of my time thinking and writing about music, very few people care to read dense, academic prose, and, quite frankly, I don’t blame them.  So, in order to share my wisdom (ha!), or at least my thoughts on Rick-rolling, great albums that never got the audience they deserved, and the weird encounters that I have every day with pop music, I’ve started this blog.  Because while I consistently *want* to mention that early one morning I saw a middle-aged African-American man rolling down Fordham Road in a blue minivan and singing at the top of his lungs to a remix of “Never Gonna Give You Up,” I just can’t find a place for live-action Rick-rolling in my academic work.

There’s no guarantee that this blog will find a wider audience than an academic paper does at a conference, but now I have a place for the things I think about throughout the day.


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