Feedback Press

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Feedback Press is an independent publisher that provides a home for new writing about music, along with fiction and other reflections on culture. Feedback’s titles will be available in print and electronic editions.

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Intense Encounters: Young Men and Transwomen in Music Videos
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Intense Encounters focuses on a series of videos that portray erotically-charged encounters between seemingly-straight men and trans-women. This paper takes a closer look at the following music videos: “Pass This On” by The Knife (2003); “Sing Me Spanish Techno” by The New Pornographers (2005), and Kai Stänicke’s /Tin [A] Din’s “Cold Star” (2010).
Well Down Freedom Highway: The Staple Singers' 1965 Masterpiece
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,150. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Well Down Freedom Highway discusses the 1965 Epic LP Freedom Highway by the Chicago-based gospel family act the Staple Singers. The Staples are best-known today for their string of hits for Stax in the ’70s. But in the early to mid 1960s, they were basically the house band for the Civil Rights movement (at the same time that they were the best-selling gospel act in the country).
Just Like a Woman: The Rock Criticism of Ellen Willis
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The 1960s, Ellen Willis said, were a time when magazines saw that “there was this thing called youth culture, and they were interested in getting authentic young people to write about it.” Willis was one of these. Right out of the box, her rock criticism was as unsentimental as it was passionate, with the publication of a 1967 essay in Commentary about Bob Dylan that was personal journalism at it.
Endlessly Horny for Wonder and Magic: How Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell Perfectly Captured the Pre-Pubescent American Id (and Nearly Ruined Me for Life)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Endlessly Horny for Wonder and Magic argues Bat Out of Hell writer Jim Steinman’s ability to speak directly to America’s inner twelve-year old is exactly why the album wound up selling over 30 million copies. As an actual twelve-year old when the album came out, the author honors the record he played endlessly that awkward, awful year.
The Season Came To An End: Freestyle Brings Loneliness To a Crowded Dance Floor
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The Season Came To An End discusses why freestyle, despite its continued presence at parties around the New York area, is at its core a genre defined by loneliness, and why—as a wise man once told the author—Stevie B could be considered one of the more unlikely godfathers of emo.

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