Features my piece on DC go-go CD vendors, and some of the #Occupy stuff that the kids are into these days. Behind a paywall, but maybe in the spirit of giving, you’ll find it in your heart to send $6-8 to radical alternative media.
I’ve already spent a good portion of October staying busy and mobile, a trend that promises to continue. This weekend I will be in New York City, attending Jacobin Magazine’s first event, a debate on #occupywallst on Friday, Oct. 14. I’m looking forward to the discussion, and hope to have some more observations of the DC occupations — yes, we have more than one! — to contribute.
Next weekend, October 22, I’m presenting a paper at the 2011 meeting of the American Studies Society in Baltimore on go-go music, informal markets, and urban space. I’m joining by two people doing excellent work on Mid-Atlantic music: Natalie Hopkinson, who has literally written the book on go-go; and Al Shipley, who is literally writing the book on Baltimore club. We go on at 10 AM. Check out the full listing of music panels at the ASA.
You can find my essay on Salem and neoliberalism at Jacobin Magazine, along with many other interesting articles and interviews on politics and culture.