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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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Music and the Social Conscience

Whenever we think of socially conscious music, the folk music of the 1960s instantly comes to mind for many people. Along with Pete Seeger and Joan Baez, the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary participated in many civil rights martches … Continue reading

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