Jacob Smith

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Introduction I've played music in Midwestern rock bands like the Mysteries of Life and the Vulgar Boatmen. Now I teach and write about media and performance at Northwestern University. To read more of my work, see my books, VOCAL TRACKS: PERFORMANCE AND SOUND MEDIA (University of California Press 2008) and SPOKEN WORD: POSTWAR AMERICAN PHONOGRAPH CULTURES (University of California Press 2011).