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Postcards from a PhD

Kraftwerk’s Nostalgia for the Past Futures

Having read quite a lot of theory on nostalgia recently which has tended to draw on case studies either from television or fashion I was pleased to come across an … Continue reading

October 28, 2015

Mood, Modes, and Media Recycling

I started today with a little bit of PhD admin and finally managed to pay the first instalment of my fees. It’s the latest in a succession of painful reminders … Continue reading

October 28, 2015

The Modalities of Nostalgia

I had my first supervision meeting on Wednesday and it seemed to go quite well, in the sense that I managed to get to the right place (eventually) and I … Continue reading

October 25, 2015

Sounds Heard

I spent much of the weekend at Recon Festival, a celebration of pioneering music and arts, experiencing a bewildering array of electronica and an equally expansive selection of craft ale. … Continue reading

October 18, 2015

Listening through the noise

Despite missing half of my PGR induction due to a ‘bridge bash’ somewhere between Manchester and Liverpool, still not being able to work out how to pay my fees and … Continue reading

October 14, 2015

Nuclear Transmissions

For me late September and early October have been a period of tying up loose ends before studying properly begins. For the most part this has involved finishing a soundwork … Continue reading

October 6, 2015

Listening to difficult music

‘Listening to “difficult albums”: specialist music fans and the popular avant-garde’ was written by Chris Atton and appeared in Popular Music back in October 2012. It’s an examination of the … Continue reading

September 26, 2015