Welcome! I am Jason Nguyen, a graduate student in ethnomusicology at Indiana University, Bloomington, and this blog is where I make observations about music, culture, and academic life.

A Twitter experiment

My usual Twitter account is linked to the right on this site, but I’ve been playing with another account @twobars, where I randomly create two random bars of rhyming verse in 140 characters or less!  It’s a throwback to when I was seriously into freestyling…  Check it out!

Some samples:

one-forty is the count, […]

Inherited burdens: A brief reflection on reflexivity

I was re-reading some notes I had taken on Geertz’s Works and Lives tonight while working on a paper for my fieldwork class.  I appended the following bit to my reflection/summary of the work:

[…]We share a genealogy with those scholars who had transitioned into that post-modern moment, but the traits have been remixed […]