Tag Archives: I’m Not there

CONFIDENCE MEN:Masquerade, Myth and Art

For the confidence man to find a comfortable home in the heart of American culture, he needed a mask. And humor has often become an intricate part of the disguise. From the Al Jolson and ¬†Eddie Cantor in blackface which … Continue reading

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Dylan & Rimbaud: Whose Not There?

Should Bob Dylan be considered a songwriter or a poet? Dylan was asked that very question at a press conference in 1965, when he famously said, “I think of myself more as a song-and-dance man.” It is indisputable, though, that … Continue reading

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Dylan Not There, Yet Everywhere

The theories and opinions of the German philosopher Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno (1903-1969) on popular music and the culture industry are still highly influential in the domain of media studies. His thoughts about these subjects were very critical, pessimistic even. Adorno … Continue reading

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