Welcome to the online site for our class this semester. Please feel free to add your comments on the two readings for this week at the bottom of this post. The readings for this week are Mitsui, "Sing Me a Song of Araby," and Kawabata, The Japanese record industry.
What do you think are the main points of the Mitsui article? What is your evaluation of the argumentation and evidence? Persuasive? Lacking? Why or why not? How about the Kawabata article?
Over the next few days I will be adding links to the songs we will be discussing next week. Before then please browse the music download menu and see if your computer allows you to connect to the music samples. We need to sort through compatibility problems as soon as possible. Please send me an e-mail and let me know if you were or were not able to get the music links to work with your computer. My e-mail address is: firstname.lastname@example.org