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Aug.24.2011
Here's a piece I wrote recently on confronting my own racism over time.   http://sjdfd.blogspot.com/2011/08/confront-his-racist-assumptions-and.html
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Dec.14.2010
This is for anyone struggling who needs it.   It took a long time to realize I am someone Let alone to translate it into words When the whole world seems to tell you you're wrong You grow up thinking your life is absurd   Well, trust me, even if you've never been able to trust anyone The...
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Jul.12.2010
I'm now blogging a bit more frequently at Blogger, but I thought I'd post an essay I wrote for my (more informal) blog: http://accentonjosh.blogspot.com/2010/06/overlapping-oppressions-and-gay...
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Feb.26.2010
http://stuffwhitepeopledo.blogspot.com/2010/02/perpetuate-idea-that-gay-or-lesbian_25.html
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Feb.19.2010
I posted an opinion article I wrote for my college newspaper on consumerism and hypocrisy among campus activists. http://www.redroom.com/articlestory/on-pseudo-activist-hypocrisy
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Dec.28.2009
This paper tests theories of African-American music's characteristics by applying them to music commonly identified as African-American. The examples are by jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald. I use this music as a litmus test for how various theories do or do not verify their music as African-American...
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Oct.07.2009
“A Guide to Selected Essays on African-American Music, Part One.” by Josh Friedberg Not yet having devoted a whole column entry to readings on music, I thought this would be a fantastic place to start. I chose to write about essays rather than books, mostly because essays are more concise but are...
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Aug.08.2009
Music geek’s encyclopedia presents divas by Josh Friedberg For this edition of Music Geek’s Encyclopedia, I am focusing on two brilliant talents who are unlimited by genre and deserve a greater contemporary audience — two versatile divas with talent and attitude. The first recorded everything from...
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Jul.26.2009
Music geek’s encycplopedia: the best of country by Josh Friedberg Country music has a bad rap. Today, radio confections have more pop polish than twang, creating a skewed image of the genre. But, of course, bubblegum country describes only one part of the music’s history. Since the first country...
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Jul.07.2009
Hey, and welcome to my blog. I plan to post several types of work on this site, and I'll be interested in the feedback I receive. Below is an entry in a music column I wrote for my college newspaper: Music geek’s encyclopedia: Three great live albums by Josh Friedberg The three live albums reviewed...
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