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More Music Reflecting the 1980s

I wrote a previous blog about socially conscious music from the 1980s, and thought I’d make another blog about some of my favorite music from that era. I remember it as being a very politically charged time, with many musicians … Continue reading

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Some Music Reflecting the 1980s

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, so I thought I’d post some songs from my youth. Most people think of the 1980s as being a greedy materialistic time, but I remember a lot of political activism at that time. It was … Continue reading

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Public Enemy and the Plight of the Inner City

I’ve never really liked rap music much as a kid. I’d like the occassional song from Run D.M.C. and the Beastie Boys, but I had a hard time understanding the anger of the gangster rap that came during the late … Continue reading

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John Mellencamp, Scarecrow, and the American Farmer

Many people remember the presidency of Ronald Reagan fondly. They see the economy improved under his watch, and see the image he created as a strong and confident chief executive who wore his love of America proudly. At the time … Continue reading

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