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Pop Culture 101 : With Mike Peters

Music Analysis

Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’: Media Ploy?

Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’: Media Ploy?

When Radiohead released In Rainbows in 2007, the band made the decision to distribute the album through download for whatever price the consumer decided upon. It was a decision that rocked a music industry already ravaged by the onslaught of digital downloading. Was Radiohead constructing a new method of how music was to be received in the [...]

January 16, 2015 mikepeters Music, Music Analysis Comments Off on Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’: Media Ploy?

Radiohead: Fact or Fiction?

Radiohead: Fact or Fiction?

When does intuitive creativity trespass into the realm of self-indulgent pretentiousness? A very thin line separates these two ideas, so how is anyone ever able to fully discern between the nature of the two? In other words, how is one to discern whether a piece of art decrees for it to be defined as progressive/genius [...]

January 15, 2013 mikepeters Blog, Music, Music Analysis Comments Off on Radiohead: Fact or Fiction?

Your Favourite Song Never Existed!

Your Favourite Song Never Existed!

I can clearly admit that I am a ‘what if’ type of person. What if’s are a fun and intriguing way of looking at the world had different choices been made in contrast to the ones that did. Lately, a ‘what if’ has been fermenting within the boundaries of my brain that has intrigued me [...]

June 5, 2012 mikepeters Music, Music Analysis Comments Off on Your Favourite Song Never Existed!

My Life, Music, and the 90s-The High School Years-Side A

My Life, Music, and the 90s-The High School Years-Side A

  The power of music is defined in its’ ability to help relocate faded memories once thought to have been forgotten (whether we like it or not). There have been countless moments in my life that would have remained adrift had it not been for the existence of a particular song that helped to define [...]

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My Life, Music, and the 90s-The High School Years-Side B

My Life, Music, and the 90s-The High School Years-Side B

  I can fearlessly proclaim that 1995 was the year that music had the greatest impact on my self-awareness as a developing adult. A particular musical movement began to arise in 94/95 that struck me like a thief in the night. It was a movement that established my musical tastes, and forever changed my musical [...]

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My Life, Music, and the 90s-The Junior High Years

My Life, Music, and the 90s-The Junior High Years

  Lately, I have become downright obsessed with the 1990s. I mean, I have driven down nostalgia lane so many times in the past little while that I sometimes find myself losing track of the present. If I were Lot’s wife, I wouldn’t be writing this; I would already be a grain of salt.   [...]

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The Rock n’ Roll Star-A Life Defined by the Fantastic

The Rock n’ Roll Star-A Life Defined by the Fantastic

  I have always desired to live the life of a rocker as I have always been intrigued with the reckless lifestyle associated with the job. I want to be believe in the stories, videos, and interviews that have come to define the very meaning of what rock n’ roll is about. Here are my [...]

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Kurt Cobain-What If…?

Kurt Cobain-What If…?

  On April 8, 1994, the musical world was brought to a standstill. As I arrived home from my last year of Junior High School, I was shocked to learn that Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain, had taken his own life. Now, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I was the biggest [...]

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The Death of Grunge

The Death of Grunge

  I get music. I do. The music industry, though capable of becoming a complex system, does not baffle me in the slightest. I understand its intricacies.   In my estimation, a band’s popularity exists within a 3-5 year span (there are exceptions). For most musical groups, that popularity typically arises as a result of [...]

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The Social Importance of Music (As Depicted In ‘Almost Famous’)

The Social Importance of Music (As Depicted In ‘Almost Famous’)

  An unknown author once remarked that “music is what feelings sound like”. This is a very abstract but telling truth about music. Music and lyrics can literally be identified as a pathway into the soul of the musician. Many may say that music is capable of freeing the soul, and as a result has [...]

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