This touches on so many things for us it’s ridiculous. From Whitmire’s connection of rap as today’s folk music today in class to the conversation post-Monday’s speaker to Dylan’s unpacking of his world to the argument that I have been making (ala Egginton) that your knowledge is “pre-determined” by the knowledge before and around you.
This is why ToK matters – not to help you understand the article but to get you to think like Rodney Carmichael (he gets an A) – when you encounter a tweet, what questions do you ask? do you question the assumptions that are made? how do you respond to those assumptions? what are the “rules” of engagement for that discipline/subject?
Read, ponder, and turn it up.
via Why Questloves 201-Song Playlist For Keith Olbermann Is Bigger Than Hip-Hop : The Record : NPR
Given our recent classroom discussions, I thought that this article made a nice pairing with them. It looks at exactly what we have been talking about in examining how a culture’s sensibilities shaped one person’s experiences which in turn shaped many others. This is a good example of that feedback that it is easy to get lost in without asking questions, such as “How is art constructed?”
via The Gay Architects of Classic Rock – The New York Times
Ever so briefly discussed this in 3A today and will be returning to it next week. If you have time, it is a great read especially for how “knowledge” gets made. we’ll look into this next week.
via Should Women Make Their Own Pop Music Canon? – The New York Times
I’m going to be in those Turrell pieces a-looonnnggg time.
via MASS MoCA: It’s a Site for All Eyes – The New York Times
For what is coming, you are going to need this article. Need as in you will need to do things with it for a grade so bookmark it, listen to it, explore it, and come to class to find out.
via 25 Songs That Tell Us Where Music Is Going – The New York Times
This is for all of you that feel that I give pop culture the shrift. Plus it’s just kind of fun to think about (hint: avoid judgement).
And finally, double-plus, it’s about one of the greatest and most influential bands that has ever played – not to mention one of my personal favorites. Every smart person should spend a little time with the Velvet Underground – it could change your life.
via 800 Copies: Meet The World’s Most Obsessive Fan Of ‘The Velvet Underground and Nico’ : The Record : NPR