Tag Archives: music

End of the Mass Media and Pop Culture?

It’s been nearly a month, but here, finally, is a wrap-up of the last discussion, with my own recent thoughts on the subject intertwined… How will musicians and writers, and other artists and tradesmen whose work is now primarily digital, make a living now that their product can be so easily and freely acquired? Jeremy […]

links for wednesday night

Some good links to check out before Wednesday night: CaptainCrawl is THE music blog index, type in an artist name and check out what comes up, you should be able to find links to blogs with full albums to download. Radiobutt was the best music blog around, dude put up all the newest indie albums, […]

Evolution of the music industry

Read this essay on the state of the music industry this morning and thought I’d post about it. It speaks to a lot of the issues that are discussed on another blog a friend runs on music where I post a lot. The biggest thing in 2009 for me musically was that I get my […]

Letter to Harper’s on Zorn

Our colleague’s piece in Harper’s concerning John Zorn elicited a reader’s letter to the editor. The reader said Cohen’s articles was “appropriately polymathic” but that his history of music was “curiously garbled.” The full text is freely available at Harpers.org, though you need to scroll to the bottom of the page – it’s the fourth […]

Avant-Garde Wrap-Up

Last week was the most successful Junta to date. Ten or so people showed up and turned the back of the bar from a damp and sticky foosball room into an underground outpost of intellectual enlightenment.  Josh’s presentation on the development of the New York downtown avant-garde art scene was well researched and provoked a […]

December 10th: B-Side Bar

The December 10th meeting of the Junta, on New York’s Avant Garde, will convene at 7:30pm. B-Side X This listing has been sent X Send this listing as a text message to a cell phone. TO: – – Add Note FROM: Name OR email address (required) NOTE: Add Note Presented By   I accept Terms and Conditions […]

December 10th: New York’s Avant-Garde

The upcoming meeting of the Junta looks like it will be one of our best yet. The date is set for December 10, although the venue is not yet confirmed. Our featured presenter is Joshua Cohen, who has kindly penned the following introduction and included a list of references: I’m currently writing a compressed history […]