Year: 2013

Do We Like Sad Music?

As reported in the New York Times, a researcher with the Okanoya Emotional Information Project of the Japan Science and Technology Agency thinks we do. The study tested people’s reactions to different types of music. The researchers learned that we respond

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This post is really just to test sharing a Spotify playlist. In spite of the fact that only Don was born in Kentucky and for the most part both Don and Phil were raised in Chicago and Shenandoah, Iowa, the

Posted in Country Music, Country Music Brother Duos, Everly Brothers

Digital Collections of Sheet Music

I’m writing a review on digital collections of sheet music. One frustrating aspect has been simply locating these collections. The Sheet Music Consortium lists the collections from which they harvest metatdata (i.e., collections that you can search using their tools),

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Here We Are Again

This seems like a good post now that I have retired some of my older blogs and websites and begun to consolidate the information stored there into this new site. Don and Phil Everly began writing songs as teenagers. Their

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Things Go Better with Coke

According to Mark Pendergrast in For God, Country, and Coca Cola: The Definitive History of the Great American Soft Drink and the Company That Makes It (Basic Books, 2000), the “Things Go Better with Coke” advertising campaign began in 1963. The

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Writer’s Constipation

For anyone who was following my old blog, you know that I committed to chronicling my writing progress, documenting the triumphs and tragedies. I made a glorious plan, set up a schedule, publicly announced it and immediately failed at it.

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New Media

I am excited about the panel my colleague and friend Jess and I are putting together for the 2014 annual meeting of the Society for American Music. Here’s our call for papers: Teaching with New Media New Media is an

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Wherever You Go, There You Are

And sometimes you are in two places at once. I am in the process of consolidating my old site from the Boston University server and my old blog into this site. In the process I am culling out the less-than-useful

Posted in Writing