Abandoned Love: Adventures in Popular Music

Abandoned Love: Adventures in Popular Music

The greatest artists are consumed by their art. If one wants to go about finding Shakespeare, they have no choice but to look for him in his plays, and must then realize that what they have discovered is their own self and not Shakespeare’s. A college student is quoted in Harold C. Goddard’s The Meaning […]

Chimes of Freedom: Adventures in Popular Music

The following is the first of many essays on the history of popular music that uses specific songs to illustrate the rich history of modern popular music. These essays are presented here in serialized form. The first one uses the song "Chimes of Freedom" as the basis of an introduction to the series.

Chimes of Freedom: Adventures in Popular Music

Except for once when I was ten years old, I cannot remember traveling to New York City and failing to visit Trinity Church and its adjacent cemetery, located on Broadway in lower Manhattan and a stone’s throw from both the former site of the World Trade Center and the New York Stock Exchange. This Episcopal […]