by carl wilson

Jive Talkin': Doing it live

We could be talking about Jody's defence of Mariah Carey or whether blogs really break bands or how it is finally really, really, really time to declare an all-out Ticketmaster boycott, at least until the governments get off they's asses and go full-on combines-investigation on them. But we're not because I have been too busy.

For two things, I've been preparing a talk that I'm giving on Saturday for the International Association for the Study of Popular Music (Canada) conference - if you're in St. Catharines at Brock University around 2:15 pm, I'll be airing some not-fully-cooked proposals on the subject, "Can You Talk a Few Bars of That? Music Vs. Words in Pop Criticism."

Then there's Monday's edition of the Trampoline Hall Lecture Series in Toronto, when for the first time in (oh my god) six-and-a-half-years of working behind the scenes and at the door, I will be giving a lecture. The show is curated by the brilliant and hilarious Becky Johnson, and its theme is her family. I am going to be talking about her mom, with some digressions on radio love-doctor programs and compulsive hoarding syndrome. The other lectures will be about her dad and her brother. They all live in British Columbia. It's a family that could be your own, except that it's Becky's. The host, as ever, will be Misha Glouberman, whom I hope will be gentle with me. (Tickets are now on sale at Soundscapes.)

Via Toronto | Posted by zoilus on Thursday, May 08 at 3:23 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (8)

 

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That's the plan, Matt - coming soon.

Posted by zoilus on May 13, 2008 5:10 PM

 

 

I want to be in this thread, too!


Posted by Misha on May 11, 2008 8:06 PM

 

 

Damn!

Posted by Dixon on May 10, 2008 2:44 PM

 

 

I have to see this.

Posted by Dixon on May 10, 2008 2:41 PM

 

 

I have to see this.

Posted by Dixon on May 10, 2008 2:41 PM

 

 

I have to see this.

Posted by Dixon on May 10, 2008 2:41 PM

 

 

I have to see this.

Posted by Dixon on May 10, 2008 2:41 PM

 

 

brilliant and hilarious? i'm not going to lie to you, i'm having a weaker moment and am very pleased with your kindness.

also, your lecture is going to be great. and if misha's mean to you, i will punch his face. i take my curatorial duties very seriously. but i also can't seem him giving you a hard time. especially with me and my family to give hard times to.

Posted by Becky on May 10, 2008 12:00 AM

 

 

 

Zoilus by Carl Wilson