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:
Sounds Prohibited
Brain Machines

CD reviews:
Proffessor Undressor
Manitoba

Contact
m.t.brennan at stir.ac.uk
Links
Friends With Websites:
Dru (The Dominion)
Sylvia Nickerson
Inez Templeton
Inez: the blog
Clark Richards
Tara Wells
Max Liboiron
John Haney
Eva Bartlett

Musical Friends:
David Myles
Jamie (Near Earth Astronaut)
Jay (Proffessor Undressor)
Jim (Shotgun and Jaybird)
Jon (Rhume)
Kirk (Orchard Hill Road)
Mark, Mike (Barriomatic Trust)
Matt Johnston
Pat (Random Andy)
Troy (Pimp Tea)

Archives
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aural creativity (12)
books (1)
flicks (8)
inspiration (3)
mad science (4)
media theory (4)
music biz (10)
other (6)
personal (13)
powers that be (7)
travel (4)
visual creativity (9)
words (1)


By Month:
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January 2006 (3)
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May 2004 (6)
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March 2004 (8)
February 2004 (7)
January 2004 (11)
December 2003 (2)

June 2006

June 23, 2006

The Lost Marbles, Part 2

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My new band has just posted a couple of homemade demos up on myspace.com. If you're familiar with myspace, be sure to add us as a friend! We recorded the songs in a living room in Glasgow with one microphone cradled in a leather shoe, because we didn't have a mic stand. So we're not talking about high fidelity sound, we're talking about music made with soul (or sole?), like your mom's chocolate chip cookies. You can listen to our efforts here.

Posted by matt at 10:08 AM

June 09, 2006

Introducing The Lost Marbles

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I've been playing with some fun musicians these days, and we've just formed a little band and played our debut gig at the Liquid Ship in Glasgow last night. We're called The Lost Marbles. Between the three of us, we cover drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, viola, casio keyboard, laptop and fx, accordion, and vocals (times three).

Our second show will be at Gilmorehill on Friday, June 23, as part of the Glasgow West End Festival. We'll be sharing the bill with two other bands, Robbie and the Reluctants and The Lights. Tickets are 6. If you want tickets, get in touch with me via e-mail. Hope to see you there!

Introducing the band:

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The rough and tumble Michael John McCarthy and Matt Brennan.

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The rose between two thorns, Kim Moore.

Posted by matt at 07:30 PM