Putting two songs on aspirational success released a decade apart into conversation 26 years later.
The personal is political and sometimes – as in the case of abortion – the political is personal.
Tony Orlando & Dawn’s “Knock Three Times” vs. Suzanne Vega’s “Luka” in the soundscape of urban living.
Defamiliarizing gender to highlight its constructedness.
Dialogics represent the rejection of a finality of meaning. It moves back and forth like a crossfade.
Songs that explore the more complex reality inherent in the tension between the intensity of romantic feelings and the experience of serialized monogamy.
Rock n’ roll songs about rock n’ roll disillusionment.
I prefer a song that explores our conflicted relationship to “nature.”
The very act of singing what he is singing is the woman’s work he sings about.
Hip Hop and homage as critique