Category Archives: Politics

  1. Chart Review: Billboard Top 40, 11/23/63

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    November 23, 2013 by sw00ds

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    In one of his usual Friday song roundups, Steven Rubio posted the top 10 songs in Billboard for the week …
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  2. Nixon & Elvis

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    January 23, 2013 by sw00ds

    Nixon adds Presley joke to repertoire (Sarasota Journal, Oct. 1956). Full article.

  3. Sub-Question of the Week: What has been your own experience with…

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    October 24, 2011 by sw00ds

    protest marches, acts of civil disobedience, sit-ins, and other forms of social activism? (Feel free to stretch the definition of …
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  4. Occupy Rock Criticism (ORC), II

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    October 21, 2011 by sw00ds

    Ann Powers, 21st Century Protest Music: Will There Be Another Dylan? Should There Be?: “Mostly, though, the music of Occupy …
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  5. Occupy Rock Criticism (ORC), I

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    October 20, 2011 by sw00ds

    Various rock critics grappling with the “Occupy” protests and/or the state of political/economic life in general. Frank Kogan, Getting people …
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  6. I came across a cache of old photos…

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    July 22, 2011 by sw00ds

    I don’t even recall what this was in regards to exactly, but I’m glad I saved it — funniest Drudge …
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  7. Pop Music References in Sarah Palin’s ‘Going Rogue’

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    July 17, 2011 by sw00ds

    A year-and-a-half ago, Tom Smucker provided a list of musical references in Sarah Palin’s Going Rogue. [Scroll down.] (Smucker’s archives …
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  8. SPIN SPUN?

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    June 20, 2011 by sw00ds

    Spin Magazine Fires Publisher and Editor (Ben Sisario, New York Times)

  9. Russian Rock Critic Targeted In Slander Suits

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    June 8, 2011 by sw00ds

    In Russia, rock critics actually continue to matter — sometimes to potentially devastating personal consequences. Still, for all the weighty …
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