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Joseph M. Turrini, "‘Well I Don’t Care About History’: Oral History and the Making of Collective Memory in Punk Rock,Notes 70, no. 1 (September 2013): 59-77.

The Ramones, the quintessential first-generation American punk band, proudly proclaimed their disdain for history in the 1979 movie musical, Rock 'n' Roll High School. The Ramones lead singer, Joey Ramone, blurted loudly in the movie's rambunctious title track: "I don't care about history ... cause that's not where I wanna be." The movie is "the ultimate musical tribute to teenage rebellion," as opposed to being a defining document on the punk generation...


Donald Byrd, "Written Vs. Sounding Pitch,Notes 66, no. 1 (September 2009): 36-51.

It is generally believed that converting written pitch to sounding pitch in conventional Western music notation is always straightforward, if not trivial. This is not true. In fact, in some instances it is impossible to convert written pitch to sounding pitch with confidence, even for an expert...


D. W. Krummel, "Notes: A Sixtieth Birthday Retrospective,Notes 61, no. 1 (September 2004): 9-23.

Forty years ago, the late Frank Campbell, editor of Notes, needed an essay celebrating the journal's first twenty years. These were dark days for both the association and its journal: funds were short, and the vision was strong but not confident. Implicit in my assignment was the case for the journal to continue. My sequel twenty years later reflected a happier time: the journal was still highly respected, but the crisis that lay behind the 1962 essay had passed...


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