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The Weekly Roundup

24 Nov

First full week of the blog existence and it was an exiting one, we quickly went from two members to a hell of a lot more than two, so to try and summarise it all for you here goes
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Welcome IV?!

16 Nov

Howdy Ho, Neighbor, Ashley/Bono212 here.  Is it becoming obvious that we all know each other because of U2?  Anyways, about me…well, I’m a Film/Television major at TCU in Fort Worth, TX, though I’m a native of Indiana.  My goal in life is…not actually thought out yet at all, we’ll see where life takes me.  For now, I want to work in Sports Broadcasting, I’m a bit of a sports nut, but not to the extent that I obsess about stats and players, I just love to watch (creep).

Music! How about we talk about music?  I love it, do you?  That’s good, I mean, I’m assuming your answer was yes, or what are you doing on a music blog?  I’m going to get the stereotypical “I like all music” out there right now, and then amend it, mmkay?  I could go on and on listing top artists, top songs, top albums (I like to make lists, perhaps I’ll share those another time), but your best bet on a glimpse into my musical likes/dislikes is probably going to be last.fm.  I scrobble obsessively, and now that my phone has scrobbling capabilities, I’ll be more powerful than you could possibly imagine! Oh, I probably should’ve warned you about that in advance, I uh, I quote things a lot.  All things, it matters not from whence it came.
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Welcome – III

16 Nov

Hi. I’m Reggo, as of this writing, the only girl and the only American posting in this blog. Not that any of that matters.

What is there to say? My musical tastes are mostly punk rock, classic rock, and whatever pigeon hole you like to put U2 into. Here’s a list of some of my favourite bands.

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Welcome, II

16 Nov

Hi, I’m Axver. I thought I would just quickly introduce myself, as an addendum to John’s welcome post.

I am a New Zealand historian, primarily but not exclusively focusing on the 19th century. My research interests are the nature of socio-political allegiances, the development of statehood, infrastructure as a tool of governance, first wave feminism/the campaign for women’s enfranchisement, and the role and demise of religion as a social phenomenon. I also take a considerable interest in political and theological topics well beyond New Zealand’s shores.

What, you ask, does this have to do with music? Music is one of the most important factors in my life. I could not write history without music to stimulate my imagination. Music is a central component of cultures worldwide, and it both creates shared experiences between cultures and links us to cultural pasts. It lives and evolves, drawing upon the past, synthesising it, responding to it – much, in fact, like the writing of history. No wonder I find it so much easier to create my historical works with musical accompaniment.
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Welcome

16 Nov

So this is our first entry of what we hope will be many, right now the blog is just being run by myself (John) and Axver but we’re hoping to get a few more people to help us out with it soon, whether they be permanent or just part-time contributors the more the better.

So you’re probably wondering why we set this all up, well it’s simply because we’re both massive music fans (not always of the same stuff so expect a lot of contrasting opinions in future) who naturally want to inform people of what we love (and hate).  If you want to know more about what type of music we’re into well here’s a couple of links for you

John: last.fm and rateyourmusic
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