Reading for the Week:
Smalls, Shante, “The Rain Comes Down” http://abs.sagepub.com/content/55/1/86.abstract
Snorton, C. Riley, “Trapped in the Epistemological Closet” http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10999940902910115
Miller-Young, Mireille, “Hip-Hop Honeys and Da Hustlaz” http://www.jstor.org/stable/40338920
And have a look at this archive from the recent Queerness of Hip Hop conference: http://qohh.tumblr.com/
Peters & Seier “Home Dance” examples:
Missing from the archive/database:
JemessanEm Abba-dancing queen
Lily Kerrigan Every 1′s a winner
“teen remediation of Kiss” undocumented (because of its queerness?)
Wahlberg, YouTube Commemoration examples:
In lieu of the conversation we had last class, and in reading the Youtube Reader essays, I keep finding myself drawn to this music video (which probably many of you are familiar with).
I wonder how we might consider this video alongside the concept of mimesis? Also, what does it say about the (re)production of bodies, film, music? Will.i.am wears a chain of a camera around his neck, both Britney and Will.i.am are reproduced and mirrored throughout the video while walking along what can be read as a kind of assembly line, and the merging of old and new technologies seem to be part of the message of this video. (Check 1:07, 3:33, 3:35-3:37, etc.) Thought it might be interesting for us to think about this video in discussion tomorrow alongside last weeks conversation about the history of the MP3!
The default video stream is encoded in H.264/MPEG-4 AVC format, with stereo AAC audio.
Ryan James Yezak made this video/song in response to the recent debate regarding Azealia Banks calling Perez Hilton a “messy faggot” on Twitter. This will serve as my object of analysis up for consideration this week in Queer Music seminar. I will provide a more detailed discussion of the piece soon. For now, please listen to and watch the video in order to generate some initial thoughts before I suggest anything.
NB: For one example of a direction the analytical review assignment can take, feel free to check out my recent posting at Sounding Out blog.
The Germs live at the Whiskey A Go Go
The Other Newest One
Matmos, Germ Burn for Darby Crash (LP Version)
Germ Burn for Darby Crash (Live)
Matmos (live tonight Feb 11th) at LPR
Nietzsche, The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music available here or at any bookstore or library.
Sedgwick, Epistemology of the Closet excerpt here.
Recording of three songs composed by Nietzsche here (NYU login may be required).