Jon Stewart is Senior Academic Lecturer at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music on the BA (Hons) Professional Musicianship (validated and awarded by University of Sussex) and an MPhil/PhD Music candidate at University of Southampton. He was founder, guitarist and co-songwriter for UK BPI gold- and platinum-selling Britpop band Sleeper 1993-1998 (BMG/RCA Records, Sony ATV Music Publishing).
FeatureIntroduction This paper offers a survey of familiar popular music performers and songwriters who reference coffee in their work. It examines three areas of discourse: the psychoactive effects of caffeine, coffee and courtship rituals, and the politics of coffee consumption. I claim that coffee carries a cultural and...Read more