Always interesting to see what the consensus throws up. These choices were made in groups of two, three and four – and so needed to be treated as such. A couple of groups of students agreed that they couldn’t agree. THURSDAY 3PM 1. Led Zeppelin – Heartbreaker Hard rocking guitar, you can sense the frustration […]
Music played in week 2 of KMB003 (Sex Drugs Rock’N’Roll) – key concept IDENTITY Click on the song titles for the links. INTRODUCTION MUSIC Monks – Monk Chant / Cuckoo The Monks, proto-krautrock garage punkers formed by a gang of American GIs stationed in Germany who legendarily sported tonsures and nooses on stage. (The return […]
Music played in week 1 of KMB003. This was for the general introductory lecture + tutorial. Most of the quotes below are mine. Click on the song title for the link. 1. Destiny’s Child – Survivor (ft. Da Brat) Never even knew this song till I saw Beyoncé perform it last year, surrounded by clouds […]
Too much autotune, bad lyrics, bad video, derogatory towards women, general douchebag | music unloved by KMB003 students
It’s a dependable icebreaker. Gather together a room of students, break them into groups of three and four, and ask them which music they HATE. Rebecca Black, for the sixth semester running, REPRASENT! THURSDAY 3pm 1. Li’l Wayne – Lollipop Too much autotune, bad lyrics, bad video, derogatory towards women, general douchebag 2. Chainsmokers – Selfie No […]
Does my desire for Beyoncé’s music come from my desire for Beyoncé, or does my desire for Beyoncé come from my desire for Beyoncé’s music? And does it matter anyway?
For the tutorials this week, I asked groups of students to come up with examples of music they detested.
This week’s theme: AUTHENTICITY.
no one can play guitar like a woman
This was for the lecture on The Groove, The Hook and The Sound (musicological analysis).