Jayson Harsin
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Jayson is a scholar, music and film critic, blogger, Paris DJ, accordianist, third-rate poet, gummybear addict, and connoisseur of coconut cream pies. He is a professor of Global Communications at The American University of Paris, France. JaysonHarsin @ Twitter.

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Reviews // 24 Articles
Blogs // 6 Articles

SXSW 2010: But Can It Be Monetized? | 24 Mar 2010 // 5:00 PM

After five days of sun, beer, panel discussions and performances from sun up 'til sun up, what have we learned? Brand yourself, exploit social media, and make some music once in a while.

Let's Sing / Think About the Status Quo, But the Point Is to Change It | 25 Aug 2009 // 4:59 PM

Against Me! protests and documents. But they also ask questions, even about the usefulness of protest or of asking questions about the usefulness of protest.


Scott H. Biram: Bad Ingredients | 8 Dec 2011 // 4:00 PM

One rarely feels so much energy and solidarity in loneliness and despair than when one listens to Scott H. Biram's music, not the least in Bad Ingredients. His fourth album for Bloodshot Records is also one of the year's best.

Black Lips Arabia Mountain | 7 Jul 2011 // 5:00 PM

On their sixth studio album, produced by Mark Ronson, Black Lips demonstrate they can mature without growing up, and have made their best album to date.


SXSW Industry and Culture Dispatch: The Future of Online Music Videos | 21 Mar 2010 // 3:50 PM

Label reps and video distributor executives share their hopes about the potential of music videos, everywhere and anywhere: monetize, monetize, monetize.

//Mixed media

'The Chamber' Keeps the Drama and Suspense Going

// Short Ends and Leader

"The Chamber is the filmic equivalent of a fairground ride, the stimulation of emotion over ideas.

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