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Sounding Out! Podcast Episode #6: Spaces of Listening / The Record Shop

In honor of Record Store Day (4/21!!!!) our latest podcast investigates what it means to inhabit the most profound of listening spaces, the record store. While we have done some written investigation of this space–see Jacqueline Dowdell’s January post “The Specialty Record Shop”–this podcast is an aural collage/conversation between music lovers of many stripes: academics, record store owners and employees, and artists.  This is a discussion about analog space in a digital age, and all the broken jewel cases in-between. Themes of desire, consumption, community, and aesthetics drift amidst the respondents as they address the magical space of the record shop through their lived experience.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Spaces of Listening / The Record Shop


Respondents (in order of appearance):

Benjamin Gold is a freelance writer from New Jersey. His thoughts on music and movies haven’t been published in that many places, but Askmen.com and PLANET° seem to like his work.

Rebecca Berkowitz is a DJ at the 90.3 The Core (WVPH Piscataway). You can tune in to her show at thecore.fm between 8PM and 10PM on Mondays.

Eric Lott teaches American Studies in the English department at The University of Virginia.

Quinn Bishop is the owner and operator of Houston’s oldest and most active independent music store, Cactus Music.

Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman is co-founder, Editor-in-Chief and Guest Posts Editor for Sounding Out! She is also Assistant Professor of English at Binghamton University and a Fellow at the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University.

Miranda Taylor plays drums in a band called Black Wine, and is also the voice (and beat) behind Sounding Out!’s podcast introduction, which she recorded with her old band Hunchback.

Damien Keane teaches at the English department at SUNY Buffallo.

Andrew Leland  is co-editor of The Believer magazine. He speaks here with Dave Truesdell, who now staffs the Recorded Sound Collection at the University of Missouri’s Ellis Library, about Truesdell’s time working at various record stores in Columbia, Missouri.

Aaron Trammell is co-founder and multimedia editor of Sounding Out! He is also a Media Studies PhD candidate at Rutgers University.

Sounding Out! Podcast Episode #3: Awesome Sounds From A Future Boombox!

Sounding Out! microphoneDear Listeners,

We’re officially two years old, and here’s a mix to celebrate!

Awesome Sounds From A Future Boombox!

This year, instead of plotting our mix in a secret editorial lair, we crowd-sourced and asked our writers to groove to a theme: “Awesome Sounds From A Future Boombox.” Of course, we had several exciting conversations regarding what to keep and what to toss, but it was all worth it. This year’s mix will keep things moving for at least 365 more days.
Special thanks to everyone who contributed to this year’s mix! And, to Miranda Taylor (and the rest of Hunchback) for donating “feelingbetter.com,” which is officially our new podcast theme.
Here’s the track listing along with the guilty parties:
“SO! Intro / Feelingbetter.com” – Hunchback  (SO! Editorial Board)
“Girls (Remix)” – DJ Smurf  (Regina Bradley)
“Check The Rhyme” – A Tribe Called Quest  (Ben Gold)
“Eso Que Me Haces” – Davila 666  (Liana Silva)  
“Jolene” – Susanna and the Magical Orchestra  (Nina Sun Eidsheim)
“Holiday” – Roy Ayers  (Tara Rogers)
“PIMPS” – The Coup – (Priscilla Peña Ovalle)
“By the Time I Get to Arizona” – Public Enemy – (Dolores Inés Casillas)
“When the World is Running Down You Make the Best of What’s Still Around” – The Police – (Wanda Alarcón)
“ADD SUV” – Uffie ft. Pharrell  (Juan Sebastian Ferrada)
“Major Tom (Coming Home)” – Peter Schilling  (Karen Tongson)
“God Monkey Robot” – The Apparitions  (Andreas Duus Pape)
“Tonite”- The Go-Gos  (Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman)
“Still Alive” – Jonathan Coulton  (Aaron Trammell)
Please don’t forget to let us know what you think in our Blog-O-Versary survey!
Until next time!
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