Joseph Fisher holds a Ph.D. in English from The Geroge Washington University, where he currently works as a Learning Specialist in the Office of Disability Support Services and as an Instructor of English. Joe also teaches composition at Northern Virginia Community College.
Humble PopMatters Readers, we are interrupting the internet's End-of-2013-Yeezus-Coverage for an important announcement: Swervedriver will be releasing their first new material in over 15 years.
06 Dec 2013
Walter White as aged teacher and Jesse Pinkman as retired student grow to be somewhat of a family for each other, but the way in which Jesse learns and applies himself shows that Breaking Bad's theme of learning goes deeper than one might initially think.
25 Aug 2013
Joseph Fisher examines the controversy over Rolling Stone's Dzhokhar Tsarnaev cover issue, as well as the lack of response from the indie music publishing world.
08 Aug 2013
The music industry seems to be aggressively reactive, either spurning technology with a kind of evangelical vehemence or taking far too long to figure out how to use technology to the advantage of all involved. Is it possible that the music business could learn something from the porn business?
27 Nov 2012
This week's List This celebrates ten shoegaze tracks that were not always celebrated by the scene itself.
12 Sep 2012
Really, do we need another article posted on the Internet that ponders the paradigm-shifting possibilities posed by that very same Internet? Right now, I’m just not sure that we do.
21 Jun 2012
Boston's Constants have teased their new album Pasiflora by offering a cover of Catherine Wheel's "Strange Fruit".
04 May 2012
Cro-Magnon mating music, Martian childcare, hellbound murderers, and the serene pleasure of speed -- sounds like Swervedriver.
22 Mar 2012
What has come to be known as indie music cannot be recorded and released in places where people are absolutely independent. We need to start thinking -- really, seriously thinking -- about how something that is supposed to be inherently independent can be so dependent on so much else.
13 Feb 2012
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