About Me
I'm a Canadian PhD student living in Scotland, where I study music, media, and culture at Stirling University.


My Work
Current:
Curriculum Vitae
PhD Abstract

Peer-reviewed articles:
The rough guide to critics: musicians discuss the role of the music press (Popular Music 25:2, 2006)

Conference papers:
Comparing the shaming of jazz and rhythm and blues in music criticism (Experience Music Project 2006)

Was Newport 1969 the Altamont of Jazz? The role of music festivals in shaping the jazz-rock fusion debate (Leeds International Jazz Conference 2006)

Down Beat vs. Rolling Stone: the battle for authority in the American music press, 1967-1970 (IASPM Biennial Conference 2005)

Web articles:
Race, Rock and Soul
Sounds Prohibited
Brain Machines

CD reviews:
Proffessor Undressor
Manitoba

Current musical projects:
Zoey Van Goey
Maritime Rock Opera Club

Contact
m.t.brennan at stir.ac.uk
Links
Web Reading: The Dominion

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Dru Jay
Sylvia Nickerson
Inez Templeton
Inez: the blog
Clark Richards
Tara Wells
Max Liboiron
John Haney
Eva Bartlett
Catherine Brodigan Adam Behr
Szu-Wei Chen
Pedro Nunes

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David Myles
Jamie (Near Earth Astronaut)
Jay (Proffessor Undressor)
Jim (Shotgun and Jaybird)
Jon (Rhume)
Kirk (Orchard Hill Road)
Michael John McCarthy
Matt Johnston
Pat Brennan (The Angelshakes)
Troy Neilson (Brockway Biggs)

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November 22, 2004

Moving to Canada - Part 2

This is kind of scary. Check out a map of the US presidential election results. The blue states went for Kerry and the red ones went for Bush:

now_map_small.jpg

Now compare it with a pre-civil war map of free states versus slave states. The green states are free, and the red and beige states are either slave states or territories open to slavery.

then_map_small.jpg

Finally, check out this fantasy map of "Canada, Version 2.0" for disheartened Americans:

canada20_sma.jpg

Posted by matt at November 22, 2004 11:21 AM