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Wednesday, October 26 2011

The iPod’s impact: ‘Wonderful and terrible’


Sunday, August 7 2011

‘Retromania’: You’d Throw It Against the Wall If You Weren’t So Immersed in It

Retromania is about the anxiety of influence; how our present moment is feeding into it, how it emerged framed as a historical inevitability, and how its necrotic collateral is any futurism that may have the audacity to disregard the past.


Tuesday, November 9 2010

R.I.P. Sony Walkman or, My Mixtape Confession

If you remember mixed tapes you received without the slightest pang of remorse, enthrallment or unforced sentimentality, either the relationship or the tape sucked.


Monday, July 12 2010

Play It Again, Please: Grappling with Repeated Album Listens in the iPod Age

An album is purchased (via in a store or online) and is quickly ripped to your iPod. Does this practice make it harder for an album to grow on a listener? Or is the iPod just forcing us to become more disciplined listeners?


Wednesday, May 12 2010

Paranoid Android: Is Music the Opiate of the iPod-Owning Masses?

Wherein our curmudgeonly record shop owner realizes that his store with its bins full of vinyl was his own personal iPod long before the iPod was ever invented.


Sunday, March 14 2010

Bone Flutes, Pianos, and iPods: Notes on Music, Technology, and Embodiment

From Paleolithic flutes, to pianos, to iPods, a central point emerges: just as the mind isn't free from the body, music isn't free from its material base.


Sunday, October 18 2009

For music buffs, Zune HD strikes right tune


Thursday, October 1 2009

New Microsoft Zune HD is lovely, but not perfect


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