in the classroom

Elena Espinoza ([email protected])
Thu, 23 Jul 1998 15:51:53 -0500 (CDT)

we are semiotically analyzing pop and political music
this week, defining the political, defining the popular,
reading pertinent texts. i'll skip the theory part
(john storey), but the practical part is this: i had them
listen to "sbsunday," "please," and "nasotriver," and they
did a beautiful job of it, asking questions, offering
interpretations, suggesting meanings. ah, and one or two
even raised their eyes at me, not quite prepared to admit
discovery but anxious to find out more. we discussed the
personal and political, the private and public (you gotta
love those handy dichotomies). no legitimation necessary,
ladies and gentlement, just one classroom, three songs, and
the truth.

So love is big, it's bigger than us
But love is not what you're thinking of

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