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Unformatted text preview: Music 101 Study Questions Week 9 Informational: • What stylistic markers tell us that Buck Owen’s “Excuse Me (I Think I’ve Got a Heartache),” Ricky Skaggs’s “Don’t Get Above Your Raisin’,” and The Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready To Make Nice” all “belong” to Country & Western? What aspects of these songs argue against such an inclusion? • How was Malcolm McLaren significant in the rise of punk? Conceptual: • Consider Walter Benjamin’s discussion of “aura” and “authenticity”, below: The presence of the original is the prerequisite to the concept of authenticity. […] Even the most perfect reproduction of a work of art is lacking in one element: its presence in time and space, its unique existence at the place where it happens to be. […] One might subsume the eliminated element in the term “aura” and go on to say: that which withers in the age of mechanical reproduction is the aura of the work of art. […] This leads] to a in the age of mechanical reproduction is the aura of the work of art....
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- Spring '08
- Reproduction, Black-and-white films, Punk rock, New Wave music, The Cars, Blondie