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Dr. Demento Live in Portland, OR
Once again this year Dr. Demento will be giving three programs at Reed College, in Portland, OR. The programs are happening January 21 through 23.
Thursday, January 21 - We’re All Americans Now – Diversity and Integration in American Music:
a survey of the many different types of music that have been brought to America through the years...music originating in Africa, continental Europe, Asia, the Pacific Islands, Latin America, and more...and how they influence what we hear today...and how the changes in the music reflect the relationships between the different peoples of America. With numerous audio examples.
Friday, January 22 - The Life and Music of Frank Zappa:
The colorful story of rock music’s most brilliant satirist, and one of its great composers. With excerpts from my own interviews with Zappa, and many other audio and video examples.
Saturday, January 23- Punk Rock from the Beginning:
From the Ramones, the Sex Pistols and the Clash through the Dead Kennedys, Nirvana, Misfits, Meat Puppets, Bikini Kill and many more, into the 21st century. With audio and video examples. (Dr. Demento gave a talk on punk music at Reed in 1976, quite possibly the first lecture ever given on punk rock at any college campus).
All programs are in Vollum Lecture Hall, near the main entrance to the campus on S.E. Woodstock Blvd. Admission for the general public is $5.
Live in Portland
Good idea John!
Recorded and/or broadcast
Any chance these lectures will be recorded and/or available online? They all look really interesting.