University of Southampton
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