Music Geek-Out #10: The Breeders “Cannonball”

When I was a teenage girl growing up in John Boehner’s congressional district halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton, OH, Kim Deal was the ish. She was from where I was from, but she managed to escape post-Mapplethorpe crazy Republican land…

Music Geek-Out #6

The next track on my dinner playlist is one of my favorite songs in this group. It’s the Afghan Whigs “Rebirth of the Cool”. This was a remix of their song “Milez is Ded” (and the title thus a play…

Music Geek-Out #4

[This is a series on my setlist from philoSOPHIA 2012.] From “My City Was Gone” to Siouxie’s “Cities in Dust”.    In a way, these are both about rust belts–Hynde is talking about the US Midwest, and Siouxie is referring to…

Music Geek-Out #3

[This is part of the series where I blog about my setlist from philoSOPHIA 2012.] Second is The Pretenders’ “My City Was Gone,” which I only recently learned is not titled “Back to Ohio”: The Prestenders’ lead singer, Chrissy Hynde,…

Friday Music Geek-Out #1

So, I haven’t been able to teach music-focused courses for a few years (budget cuts). This means that I haven’t been forced to set time aside to listen to and think about music as music, music for its own sake,…

If you hate Justin Bieber, patriarchy wins

I just want to remind Charlotteans that you can come hear my talk–and 11 other great talks–Tuesday at Ignite Charlotte 4. For those of you who aren’t local, they are taping the talks, and I’ll post a link to the…

Come Hear My Talk at Ignite Charlotte

Come Hear My Talk at Ignite Charlotte

I’ve been selected as one of the speakers at Ignite Charlotte! You can find the full schedule and details here. My 5-minute talk is titled “If You Hate Justin Bieber, Patriarchy Wins.” I’ve blogged about this topic before, but this…

Race and Queer Time

This week in my feminist theory class we’re reading Jack Halberstam’s new book The Queer Art of Failure. This book builds on Halberstam’s earlier work, In A Queer Time and Place. Both texts argue that discourses and models of “maturity”…

Artistic Know-How, Aesthetics, and (Anti-)Humanism: Some Thoughts on Alexis Shotwell’s Knowing Otherwise

I’m making my way through Alexis Shotwell’s really well-written Knowing Otherwise, and I must say I generally agree with the project: in addition to being extremely well-written (it easily passes my “Can I read it on an airplane?” test), I…

Come to my talk in Charlotte on Tuesday November 8th!

Come to my talk in Charlotte on Tuesday November 8th!

Tuesday November 8th I’ll be giving a talk about my book, The Conjectural Body: Gender, Race, and the Philosophy of Music, as part of UNC Charlotte’s  “Personally Speaking” series. It will take place at the new Uptown Campus at 9th…