That's right -- today is Record Store Day. And though I'll be in the recording studio with Ryan Sinn, making new music that will hopefully find its way to vinyl one day, I thought I'd take the opportunity to revisit a past labor of love of mine, which I intend to develop in the future.
This project is my Master's Thesis (for the MALAS program at San Diego State University), entitled Wax Without Honey: The LP as Post-WWII American Zeitgeist. In some 70 odd pages, I explore Mid Century American technology, military history, gender and ethnic identity, ideas of copy vs. original, the concept of "hi-fidelity", and more. And while the work does include obligatory grad school nods to the likes Deleuze and Baudrillard, I think I have succeeded in keeping the thesis rooted in real-world applications in a meaningful way. Here is the abstract: http://www.andersmlarsson.com/writing/#/wax-without-honey-the-lp-as-post-wwii-american-zeitgeist/
Over the next year, I plan on making additions and revisions, and releasing the entire work. More details to come as this evolves, and -- as always -- thanks for staying tuned in!