Monthly Archives: August 2013

Queensryche: Mindcrime documentary

Given the surprising lack of scholarly attention afforded to Operation:Mindcrime (an album that i will be investigating in a case study for my thesis), i feel lucky to have access to this video on YouTube. It is an analytical appraisal … Continue reading

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Uneven Structure – second installment

This post is in continuation from my previous entry, where I explained how I would use this week to look into different ways of structuring my case studies and the flow of my thesis. I have always seemed to crumble … Continue reading

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Uneven structure

On the whole, it has been a productive few days for me in Honours land. I endured a productive full-day study slog in the lab on Saturday with Steve, which saw each of us muster up word tallys to be … Continue reading

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Geared towards the Average AND the Exceptional?

Early in Side B of Jethro Tull’s 1972 concept album Thick as a Brick, a faint voice, that of bassist Jeffrey Hammond Hammond, can be heard uttering the words: “we will be geared toward the average rather than the exceptional”. … Continue reading

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Vinyl’s comeback

I am realising more and more just how significant the vinyl record is within my discussion of ‘concept albums’, and how certain concept albums released in the 60s, 70s and 80s utilised the vinyl’s extra-musical properties (such as the large … Continue reading

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Writing time

The task of writing a thesis is certainly proving to be one of deep involvement and immersion.. Thankfully, my passion for music is being integrated in my studies of the concept album. I’m finding that i can’t go for a … Continue reading

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Scrivener labels

Following on from my previous post, i have included a screenshot here of the sidebar from my scrivener project. I feel that while this organisational process has been useful for keeping organised and managing my material, it is certainly no … Continue reading

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