I’m an ethnographer/blogger.

My thesis research examines the social and melodic existences of American stone artists of Asian drop. From one viewpoint, I follow the customary techniques for member perception as I travel to ‘field locales’ like clubs, bars, and cafés to observe live exhibitions and spend time with performers. Then again, I take an interest in the non mainstream music scene by publishing content to a blog (on yellowbuzz.org) about my field research encounters. My online cooperation, anyway immaterial and virtual, is critical because of the centrality of client delivered or free media in the non mainstream exciting music scenes. Generally, these examination strategies take on two particular lives. Some of the time they meet and yield fascinating outcomes.


Ethnographic work on performing expressions can in some cases be strategically difficult in our seriously interceded universes. Commonly I convey various chronicle gadgets including a computerized SLR camera, a smaller than usual DV recorder, a handheld advanced sound recorder, a PC, a note pad. This rundown can be broadened or abbreviated relying upon the idea of exercises (interviews versus live exhibitions). Some of the time it is dependent upon whether I hope to make music during my visits.

Early this fall, I went on a progression of field research outings to New York City. On one of these excursions, I multiplied (indeed, really significantly increased) my personality: field analyst, performer, and researcher. I was welcome to perform and talk with understudies at Wheaton School in Norton, Massachusetts. I took the risk to go for seconds this visit by planning a few meetings and making arrangements to go to shows in New York. So I had a four-sack framework: a knapsack (my PC, note pad, show flyers, The Town Voice, other paper items), a lightweight bag (general media recording gadgets and garments), an electric guitar case, and a guitar pedalboard (arranged guitar impact pedals).

After the smaller than usual residency at Wheaton School, I took the Amtrak to New York City. Quick version, my instance of guitar impact pedals (worth $1500!) got taken on the train a couple of stops north of New York Penn Station. I hysterically documented a report with the Amtrak Police. No recuperation won. Freeloaded out as I was, I hauled myself to a midtown bar for a meeting with Johnnie Wang of the band A Dark China. After I informed Johnnie regarding my disasters, he offered to get me a brew. That was the start of our companionship. We reinforced over being artists first, at that point being Americans of Taiwanese/Asian legacy.

My gathering with Johnnie empowered me and helped me to remember the reason for my thesis research. I went to a show the next night in New Jersey and had a meeting with Joe Kim of Kite Tasks just before my trip back to Charlottesville, with one sack short.


It took me some time to sort out the instructive qualities and maybe the hypothetical productivity of this experience. This experience can be found considering a couple of issues: methodological ways to deal with innovation, compassion (and relationship) with sources, and specialist’s ‘field character.’ Things being what they are, does innovation improve or thwart field research? To be perfectly honest, I didn’t wind up utilizing the vast majority of my account gadgets on this excursion. During interviews and different trades, my sources and I talked away while I took mental notes. My field-note-assuming took position solely after the gatherings finished.

Yet, strangely, (the deficiency of) innovation carried me nearer to my sources. The tale of losing my guitar gear created a feeling of sympathy from my witnesses. I share with them a close commitment with music-production innovation. They over and over again travel with gear for both music-production and recording purposes and some have experienced encounters, by and by or vicariously, with gear issues. From multiple points of view, it’s not weird at all that I convey such a lot of stuff with me. The physical and social connection to innovation is a focal piece of being and moving around in this media-impacted world. For this situation, innovative stuff enhances me as a tech-media canny scientist and blogger. This sort of ‘computerized believability’ has assisted me with procuring admittance to, yet additionally sympathy and regard from my field witnesses.

Overabundance innovative gadgets can overload clients. Be that as it may, this isn’t just a scholastic concern explicit to handle research techniques, as it is a more unavoidable issue in the computerized age. My duty is to sort out the best calculated and hypothetical ways to deal with both on the web and disconnected associations in my field research. I’m actually chipping away at it.