Kieran James (Fiji): Working-Class Consciousness in the Work of SoCal Punk Band Rancid. Kieran James (Fiji), Susan P. Briggs (South Australia), and Bligh Grant (New England): “A Little Lower than the Angels”: Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, and the Corporate Kiss Machine. Colin McGuire writes in defense of boycotting the corporate concert industry. Gospel’s many ancestors: Chuck McCutcheon on how Yale professor Willie Ruff documents the ancient origins of religious singing — and causes a debate over the roots of gospel. The introduction to Reflections on the Musical Mind: An Evolutionary Perspective by Jay Schulkin. Why do people like listening to sad music when they're feeling down? John Vanderslice adores digital technology — except when it comes to audio. Mozart vs. the Beatles: We may say, “You can’t argue about taste”, but when it comes to art we care about, we almost always do. Jan Swafford on the most beautiful melody in the world: You know it when you hear it. The introduction to <em style="font-size: 10pt;">Shaping Jazz: Cities, Labels, and the Global Emergence of an Art Form</em> by Damon J. Phillips. Tom Jacobs on why we evolved to love music. Chris Kjorness on how Latin music is American music. James Parker on Joe Strummer and Punk Self-Reinvention: How a privately educated British schoolboy named John Mellor became The Clash's iconic front man. Lydia DePillis on how Ticketmaster ruined the concertgoing experience, and how it might be saved.