This blog’s purpose is to track my (Nathan Bobinchak’s) progress in Prof. Massanari’s Guerilla Media class.
We’re following the trends of DIY/mashup/punk culture, and how it relates to alternative media.
Of course, those trends can’t be fully understood without a framing of popular and mainstream culture, so expect those to make an appearance as well.
If you have any ideas of what we (or I) should look into, please comment!
I’m also addcited to mash-ups. If you haven’t noticed, I link to several every time I post (which has been every day, so far). I generally like the DJ Earworm “songwriting style,” but they all work. And they’ll all be showcased. If you click on this blog just to get to the music, that’s totally fine. In fact, they’re practically a bribe. Besides, what’s a little piracy between friends?
As a plus, all of the tracks I post can be downloaded right from the site. Right-click (or control+click on a Mac) and download the linked file.
I’m going to try to keep this focussed on media issues, but if I get political, don’t expect it to be unbiased. I do enough of that at my job at the Loyola Phoenix. If you threw up in your mouth a little when you saw the site, don’t worry, we’re actively refurbishing it. Anyway, any political statements will be far to the left. Be ye warned. Or excited. Or both.
I also have a habit of posting cool art that I find. Some days, I just don’t come across enough exhilarating alternative media to make a good post. That’s when the art comes in. Not that it’s supposed to be a sloppy-second– the art is often cooler than the actual issues I blog about.