Can you imagine a bunch of nearly-identical young men prancing around on the court at an NBA game wearing tight, tiny shorts reading “(X City) is a Sisterhood” on their asses? The antiquated-but-pleasant phrase “Boston is a Brotherhood” is tolerably benign given that I respect the place of capitalism to some limited degree. I . . . → Read More: The Feminist Sports Fan: On Cheerleaders, By Cory Davis
From: cory davis
To: Kipp, Thomas J
Subject: Curious what you think of this, TK?!?
Kevin Durant sometimes doesn’t want to chuck heaves at the buzzer to protect his percentages, despite his coach’s wishes.
HI . . . → Read More: Kevin Durant Too Basketball “Sabermetric” for His Own Good, By Cory Davis and Tom Kipp
I’m having a bit of an identity crisis. The older I get, the more I like *some* sappy ’70s love ballads like this one. There are aspects of this recording I would surely change, given my ‘druthers (though it’s slightly less silly than the studio version), but fuck it, it’s a well-composed song. Having . . . → Read More: Paul Davis – I Go Crazy, By Cory Davis
From: cory davis Sent: Monday, August 20, 2012 9:56 AM To: Kipp, Thomas J Subject: Mock Rock?
Hi TK. What would you recommend for anyone who likes Weird Al? What’s out there that’s better? What’s the name of that one group that was two guys just sorta spewing . . . → Read More: Here’s the Lowdown re: Mock Rock (aka Novelty, Parody, Comedy, or Joke Rock)! By Cory Davis, Tom Kipp, Joe Mabel, Andy Cohen, Joel RL Phelps and Ched Stanisic
Isaiah Thomas, former University of Washington star basketball guard and the only final-pick in the history of the NBA draft to go on to win Rookie of the Month (twice!) and whose lovely father I’ve chatted with while cheering Isaiah on together at summer-league games here in Seattle, is in grave danger of losing . . . → Read More: The Feminist Sports Fan: Isaiah Thomas, Why the Sexist Generalizations? By Cory Davis
B’shoot was exhausting, not to mention rather slight in the big names/next big things department. At this point I shouldn’t need to rely on Old Soul Artists (Mavis Staples, Dennis Coffey, Charles Bradley, hell, even Hall & Oates!) to provide my hardcore jollies at a big Seattle music festival, but I guess it’s come . . . → Read More: Bumbershoot Was Exhausting, Not to Mention Rather Slight in the Big Names/Next Big Things Department, By Tom Kipp and Cory Davis
I’m now a cheerleader for Google+ for the simple reason that I think it’s significantly superior to Facebook. I suspect Facebook will survive, much like how broadcast TV has survived cable TV. Then again, look at the massive rise and fall of MySpace.
. . . → Read More: Beta vs. VHS, Facebook vs. Google +, and the Consequences of Corporate Format Wars in General! By Matt Crowley, Tom Kipp and Cory Davis
For the purposes of this list, I will refer to one’s position on the diagram of monogamy vs. various types of non-monogamy (polyamory, open marriage, swinging, religious polygyny, etc.) as simply “relationship orientation”.
Note that for the purposes of this list, “relationship orientation” does NOT refer to one’s sexual orientation re: the Kinsey scale . . . → Read More: Monogamous Privilege Checklist, by Cory Davis
Much enjoyment was had by all re: the festivities! This was my second Pop Conference – I attended sparsely last year as I had work conflicts throughout the weekend, unfortunately. We saw some great speakers this year, especially (in my opinion) Robert Christgau, David Ritz, and even an exceptional grad student or two! I . . . → Read More: Pop Conference 2011: “Music and Money”! [UCLA, Friday 2/25 to Sunday, 2/27] by Cory Davis and Tom Kipp
Beavis & Butthead are BACK!
Hey Fartknocker, Welcome to the New Millennium
By Nina Shen Rastogi
After months of chatter, MTV confirmed yesterday that Beavis and Butt-Head, those 1990s arbiters of suckage, will return to television this summer, well rested and presumably prepped to deconstruct a whole new generation of music . . . → Read More: Beavis and Butthead Are Back and the Critic’s Roundtable Seeks Your Input, by Cory Davis and Tom Kipp