My name is Elise Jessica and this is my music blog.
This blog is devoted to my thoughts on music. Most of the content will be about rock music, because that is what I am into right now. I need a place to write down my opinions on whatever I would like to talk about.
My first post says it all. I am academically trained, if you will, in popular culture, studying Media and Cultural Studies at Eugene Lang College, The New School for Liberal Arts. There, I chose to write a lot of my papers on music topics, mainly punk and “emo,” but also Jews in popular culture and local music. My senior work paper was on live music, fandom and subculture. In my last semester at Lang, I interned at KROCK radio, which turned into 92.3 NOW to compete with Z100. As a result of the switch, I started to write for the websites of both stations (KROCK still lives on the internet and HD radio).
Expect a lot of Green Day, as they are my favorite band. I am also parshel to Weezer, The Offspring, Everclear, Eve 6, Joey Cape (Lagwagon, Bad Astronaut), Me First and the Gimme Gimmes (also including Cape), The Salads, The Season, Ludo, Garbage, Say Anything and The Specials (there may be others that I can’t think of at the moment). I like to find new music, rediscover music and learn about music. I am also an advocate of live music.
I now write for Examiner.com as a NY Rock Music Scene Examiner. You can find my articles here.
Enjoy my writing!