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The History of Punk Radio Show #29

2015/04/27

Here’s the History of Punk Playlist on CJSR from 27 April, when Professor David Mills visited the show!

“The Boomers

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Playlist

1. The Who (London) – “My Generation”
2. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “All My Loving”
3. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “She Loves You”
4. Chuck Berry (St. Louis) – “Roll Over Beethoven”
5. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “Roll Over Beethoven”
6. Buddy Holly (Lubbock) – “Words of Love”
7. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “Words of Love”
8. The Beatles (Liverpool) – “Got To Get You Into My Life”
9. The Stitch in Tyme (Toronto) – “Got To Get You Into My Life”
10. Spencer Davis Group (Birmingham) – “Somebody Help Me”
11. The British Modbeats (St Catharines) – “Somebody Help Me”
12. The King Beezz (Edmonton) – “Gloria”

Readings

“Transatlantic Blues”
“America meets the Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show”

“You Stop Listening to New Music at 33”

“Buzzz a while with…The King Beezz”
“The Unfinished Business of the Modbeats”
“The Stitch in Tyme”
“The Beatles Were Punks”

Books

Jon Savage, Teenage
Elijah Wild, How the Beatles Destroyed Rock ‘n’ Roll
John Blaney, Beatles for Sale
Bob Spitz, The Beatles
Marc Fisher, Something in the Air: Radio, Rock and the Revolution that Shaped a Generation

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“Kony 2012:” Our Generation’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit?” Or is that still around the corner?

2012/03/08

Yesterday afternoon, I watched a 30 minute video. You’ve probably heard of it. It was slick, pressed all necessary emotional buttons, focused on an important topic, and carried a clear message. Since it also utilized all the right social media innovations, it was clear the video was going to go viral. It even said it would. Participation in the video event was based simply upon sharing it. By nightfall, it seemed like everyone with a computer had watched and passed it along. By morning, debate had polarized over what its popularity showed about an entire generation.

I’m not going to add anything to that discussion here, but what I am going to bring up is the other thing that is clearly on everyone’s mind: the music industry.

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