November 25th, 2008

¡ Casi Aquí !

The Duke U Press catalog for Spring 2009 is already out. Why should you be excited? See pg 1 —


  • 1. Nina  |  November 26th, 2008 at 10:16 am


  • 2. giessel  |  November 26th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    good lookin out! gratz

  • 3. The Incredible Kid  |  November 27th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Finally! As a worker at the world’s-largest used and new bookstore ( and a fan of reggaeton since a trip to Central American in 1999, I have been waiting forever to see a book, any book, released dealing with reggaeton. The fact that the first book to do so is going to be a critical, analytical book with such great contributors (as opposed to something like a quickie Daddy Yankee bio, which I thought might be the first book release associated with the genre) means I actually have something meaty to dig into when this releases. Yes, reggaeton has been referenced in other books dealing with broader topics, but I have been waiting for a book-length treatment of the subject for nearly a decade. Congratulations and much respect to all involved.


  • 4. Iván  |  November 28th, 2008 at 9:15 am

    And when will we be able to buy this???!!!!

  • 5. Birdseed  |  November 28th, 2008 at 9:37 am

    Awesome. There’s something about the book form seemingly which seems to prevent people from writing music books about what’s going on NOW. Possibly it’s fear of future embarassment or the feeling that books are permanent and grown-up, but it’s a bit ridiculous that nearly every music book has to “end” five years or so before the publication date, and write less and less about new developments as time progresses.

  • 6. wayneandwax  |  November 28th, 2008 at 9:43 am

    Funny you should mention that, Birdseed. I quite agree, which is one reason why I blog. If we had our druthers, the book would have come out a year ago. (We delivered the manuscript in summer 07!) But it takes some time for things to go through the press process. I still think our study will seem relatively up-to-the-minute, but there is a basic paradox in writing old media about new media.

    Iván, good question. I don’t know yet. But trust that I will post a link here as soon as one is ready.

    Thanks to all for the good words. I’m really excited about this too!

  • 7. Gabriel  |  December 3rd, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Great, looking forward to reading this…


I'm a techno-musicologist, internet annotator, imagined community organizer.

I left my <3 in the digital global, but I reside in Cambridge, MA, where I'm from.

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wayne at wayneandwax dot com

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