Category Archives: Blogging

SHTF

It’s been a while since Jonathan and I got into a scrap on Dial M. I kind of missed it. Whatever else may be said about Jonathan, he’s a fighter, and I like that about him. A couple of people … Continue reading

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“Humane” Letters

Let’s get right at it, then.  Phil writes: “[Jonathan’s] post indulges in the same tough-guy posturing and eliminationist rhetoric as right-wing rage radio. It is the very opposite of whatever is meant by ‘humane letters,’ dehumanizing the people it deals with and … Continue reading

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No Better Than He Should Be

Those interested in contemporary concert and art performance may subscribe, for better or worse, to Norman Lebrecht’s blog Slipped Disc.  Lebrecht was a music journalist for a time, and has written plenty of books, fiction and non-fiction.  His first novel … Continue reading

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The American Musicological Society

Despite the fact that Debbie begs me not to post anything else on this topic, I’m going to venture an explanation of the American Musicological Society (including my involvement with it), an academic group (or Learned Society) that originated in … Continue reading

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Scholar Teaches Behind Bars; Is Sent To Woodshed

Some backstory: when Phil and I started Dial M in 2006 (that’s a decade ago, Phil!) we had previously volunteered to get involved with an American Musicological Society blog, but AMS was having difficulty figuring out precisely how much oversight … Continue reading

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Don’t be a poltroon

And finally, to bring my thoughts about blogging to some kind of temporary conclusion (and then I promise to shut up about it for a while), I will present you with a cartoon that sums up my feelings on the … Continue reading

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Blogging and the Van Meegeren Syndrome

It’s been a long time. I shouldn’t have left you. Without a strong rhyme to step to. Well, I’ve been teaching again after a semester’s sabbatical and working on a biggish piece of offline writing, so that’s been occupying my … Continue reading

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