Tuesday, September 19, 2006

assignment for wednesday, september, 20.
read pages 6 to 14 in Cook "Authenticity in Music"

vocab: oppress, porcine, artifice, viceral, derivative, aficionado, transgression, anachronistic, acumen, disparage, cynically, pandering, charismatic, capicious, conspicuous.

vocab is due thursday.

discussion questions:
is there a difference between groups like the spice girls, and milli vanilli?
how does the record industry promote authenticity?
why were people so outraged at ashlee simpson?
why do people assume what they are seeing is "real"?
can the term "hyperreality" be used to describe current pop music?
in the middle paragraph on p. 14, whose values are being stated?

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