Why the increase of Backstreet Boys songs on all those serious radio stations? It has to do with a finished dissertation….
Is visiting a boyband concert old & embarrassing? Or is it a moment in which we face and negotiate aging?
Music fans aren’t good listeners – just one of the arguments presented at Popular Music fandom & the Public Sphere.
What is it like, to be in a boy band for 20(some) years? ‘It’s manufactured, like Pinocchio, but even he turned into a real boy’ – we hear Nick Carter say in Show ‘m what your made of, the documentary that takes us along on a trip that shows how the Backstreet Boys turned into real boys.
Simon Reynolds longs for and mesmerizes (romanticizes too) the ‘era’ in which music magazines ‘mattered’ – in an essay he wrote for Pitchfork. They still matter, but after reading Reynolds piece (and knowing a lot of them have to shut down – recently even including a magazine I worked for in the past) I’m not sure what…
Creative mind Ali Jardz put a great mash-up on YouTube: FanGirlPlanet.
The Internet is buzzing with pictures of an awkward meet & greet experience: Avril Lavigne & her Brazilian fans. Reportedly, the fans paid 215 pounds to ‘meet’ Avril. Greeting her was out of question. As most pictures reveal, standing next to her or embracing her were not an option. Now, I’m all for treating the celebrity not…