In Media Res

I’ve mentioned the name of Ted Friedman on this blog before: Ted’s one of my oldest friends, and back in 1988, was my host on New Year’s Eve for a party where we watched (and taped) the MTV year-end countdown. He’s now a professor at Georgia State University in Atlanta (specifically, Associate Professor of Communication). This week, Ted’s curated a series of essays on the theme of pop music at the digital humanities journal In Media Res. I contributed a piece about that 1988 countdown: a close reading of the “Words” promo, expanding my thoughts from a commercial break last year. You can read my analysis here; the “Words” promo is now on YouTube here. If you like what you see, click here all week for more essays by friends and smart guys like James Hannaham, Ivan Kreilkamp, and Marc Weidenbaum, or look for the #IMR hashtag on Twitter.

posted 8 February 2011 in 1988, Outside. 2 comments

2 Comments on In Media Res

  1. Sam Pratt Says:

    It’s a virtual Nadine reunion.

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