Against all expectation we’ve managed to secure a new room with better media equipment. Our new classroom is in HUM 286. We’ll meet there on Tuesday. Pass the word along if you see anyone from class.
Also, I’d like you to submit a youtube clip of a track that you think constitutes an example of life narrative to the comments section of this post. Paula and Monica have already done so. Paula’s choice reminds me of my grandfather, who had an old 8-track cassette with this song on it:
“A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein, the author of The Giving Tree, and recorded by Johnny Cash at a concert at San Quentin Prison.
Monica sent Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Tuesday’s Gone”:
The name of the band, of course, comes from a PE teacher– a notorious hard-ass named Leonard Skinner– at their high school. It seems difficult to separate LS’s songs from the fate of the band who wrote and performed them. The “real,” objective world they lived in– and the plane crash that killed Ronnie VanZandt and Steve Gains– tend to intrude into the recorded music, influencing its significance.