Johnny Cash: “This is an impersonation of a rock n roll singer impersonating Elvis, is what this really is.”
Brooklyn gang at Coney Island, 1959, by Bruce Davidson
Ad for Television’s first show at CBGB, 40 years ago today.
Seminar: Punk and the City, American Comparative Literature Association, 21-23 March 2014, New York University
Organizers: Patrick Deer, New York University; Sukhdev Sandhu, New York University
Day 1: Friday 3/21, 11:00am - 12:50pm, Silver 401
Cristina Garrigos, University of Leon, “Punk Women in Spanish Cities: the Reconfiguration of Female Space”
Leif Sorensen, Colorado State University, “Sounds of the Post-Dictatorial Cities: Punk Mappings of Buenos Aires, Montevideo and São Paulo”
Maria Van Liew, West Chester University, “Catalunya’s Anti-Constitutional Punk Attitude:Agricultural Rock, Bourgeois Barcelona & Catalan Nationalism”
Stuart Schrader, New York University, “New Wave vs. Black Lung?!”: Punk Rock and the 1978 Miners’ Strike
Day 2: Saturday 3/22, 11:00am - 12:50pm, Silver 401
Eliot Borenstein, New York University, “Pussy Riot: Speaking Punk to Power”
Jessica Schwartz, Columbia University, “Listening Beyond City Limits: Analyzing Punk’s Musical Genealogies of Suburban Planning and Subcultural Aesthetics”
John Melillo, University of Arizona, “Punk and the Circulation of Noise”
Respondent: Elizabeth Benninger, New York University
Day 3: Sunday 3/23, 11:00am - 12:50pm, Silver 401
Michael Gallope, University of Minnesota, “The Poetic Anxiety of Punk, c. 1977”
Stephanie Chin, Independent Scholar, “From the Pit to the Archive: in consideration of the materiality of the Riot Grrrl movement”
Bryan Waterman, NYU Abu Dhabi, “the frustrated energy of the ordinary American teenage male”: how early punk theorists covered up punk’s queer roots
Marvin Taylor, New York University, “Punk Archives: The Downtown Collection at NYU’s Fales LIbrary”
Registration rates for the full ACLA conference (20-23 March, over 3000 participants and attendees):
$120 for faculty members,
$85 for independent scholars,
$60 for graduate students,
$35 for undergraduate students
It’s cheesy, but damn if this doesn’t sound good. Almost anticipating Orange Juice. Al Stewart on OGWT, 1976.
A surprisingly poignant WTC cameo in this 3-2-1 Contact episode on gravity.
"please don’t tell what train I’m on, they won’t know what route I’ve gone"
Elizabeth Cotten - “Freight Train”