One of the most intriguing and influential images included in Citizen by Claudia Rankine is the image entitled Blue Black Boy. Blue Black Boy is a visual work of art created by Carrie Mae Weems in 1990’s; Weems is a very successful female African American artist. Through a close reading of the image, I was able to derive meaning out of the various aspects that work together to create such an eloquent work of art.
Countless people around the world listen to various styles of music. Despite the genre, whether it be country or hip hop, these songs deliver a message onto it’s listeners daily. Same songs could have a different meaning to different people depending on the experiences that they go through or the tribulations that one is currently facing. Spotless Minds by Jhene Aiko offers a message about love and how although love could be a blessing, it can also act as a curse. This song should not be viewed as merely a song, but more like a lesson that is teached using only a few lyrics. The deeper the context, the more meaning the song will have on particular people. The art in the way these lyrics are carefully composed, when sung, conveys a bittersweet message that reminds listeners of the joys and miseries of love as well as the experiences that Jhene went through. The lyrics, the deeper meanings hidden behind stanzas, and the relatability of this song are reasons why Spotless Minds is an interesting yet harsh reality that love isn’t how people see it in the movies. This song carries in it a meaning of true love that yearns to be heard around the world. Whether heard by a married couple or a high school relationship that is still blossoming, this song speaks to all who are willing to listen.
The lyrics really spoke to me. Every word coming out of his mouth was not only musically pleasing but gave me a sense of belonging. That was a reoccurring feeling in Jason’s concert, which was the feeling of belonging because he was singing about topics that I saw happen first-hand in my life. This song also has a strong rock influence like many of Jason’s other songs. Without knowing the lyrics completely his music is still easy to pick up on and to sing along to making for an even better concert
To start off, I really enjoy the beat that Bryce uses on this track. This song features an upbeat rhythm, and the lyrics compliment the beat. The entire song is supposed to deliver a nostalgic feel to the listener. Throughout the song, He incorporates popular themes from his childhood into the lyrics, and the music video features these themes throughout. For me, I think the nostalgic theme works well with this song. It provides a happy, carefree feeling to the listener. When I listen to this song, it personally brings back feeling and memories from the summer I was shown it. Because of this, I believe the nostalgic theme of the song is a good fit. Another reason this is good music is because of the lyrics. These lyrics break away from the typical stereotype that is expected from rap/hip-hop music. It seems that recently, few popular songs have lyrics with meaning. Most feature lyrics that will appeal to the masses to sell the most records. This is where Bryce Vine differentiates himself from these artists. His lyrics share stories and experiences from his life, and are very personalized for the listener. I recently went to one of his concerts he had in East Lansing, and when he performed Sour Patch Kids, the entire crowd was singing along, and was brought together. This experience exemplifies what Bryce Vine’s music is all about; connecting people and delivering quality
The Spanish-American war of 1898, although short in duration, effected policy in the United States for years to come. As part of the Treaty of Paris, the United States acquired Puerto Rico and the Pacific island of Guam while Spain granted independence to Cuba (Divine 694). The United States demanded the Philippines as a condition of peace and quickly attempted to annex the islands (Pearson 19). This led to the Philippine-American War which lasted three years and claimed many lives on both sides.
However, the listener is brought back to reality after understanding the portrayal of the character’s confusion, from the lyrics “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?”. Then, the character’s emotion changes to being nonchalant, with the lyrics “Because I’m easy come, easy go, Little high, little low, Any way the wind blows doesn’t really matter to me, to me”. The emotion next changes to realization, as the character registers what they have done (“Mama just killed a man, Put a gun against his head, pulled my trigger, now he’s dead”). After the character’s realization, the listener can perceive that the character is then washed over with regret and guilt for what they have committed. This is shown through the lyrics “Mama, life had just begun, But now I’ve gone and thrown it all away”. The incredible guitar solo that occurs afterward only further emphasizes the character’s remorse, for the sounds of the guitar resembles that of someone who is
Ross instantly sung the exact words to the song, almost identical to the singer's. "Not to hard to see that a Cali girl is what I need." A tint of pink flowered my cheeks. He's not singing about you or to you, he's singing at you prove a point. I shook myself out of it.
The beautiful magic wands of the Egyptian past are a great example of the how the Ancient Egyptians revered their gods, but more importantly, they glorified their living and sanctified their dead. The appearance during the Middle Kingdom of the magic wands in tombs tell a story of a culture that struggled with surviving childbirth. In order to protect their laboring mothers, in this life and the next, the Egyptians evoked deities from their pantheon and spellbound them to a piece of hippo bone. In the magic wands found scattered about Egypt, all possess carvings of knife wielding deities, some were three dimensional and even the material it has made from held great significance.
Education is not everywhere, but it is here in Berwyn. Do kids in Berwyn, take their education seriously, Yeah they do. As kids get older, they tempt to take their education more seriously because they tend to get an idea of what's ahead of them, college, jobs, and independence. In Berwyn, I’ve noticed this, many kids would separate their classmates into groups. Although it's informal it's a good way to explain things. There would be groups or section such as class clowns, bad kids, goodie goodies or smart kids, and the kids that make it seem like they don’t care. Now, as the end of seventh grade approaches you’ll notice that now our classmates fit into three sections: the ones that do want to learn, the ones that don’t, and the ones that
And, like, ever since you fell for your Winter Ball date a couple weeks ago, this song has been screaming from every open locker vent and car radio. It’s like being a kid again, but also, like, becoming an adult too.
New York, NY - Wow! It's been nearly 2 years since we were last introduced to the women of T.T.Y.L (The Talented Young Ladies)! JoJo, Rone' & Chelsea have arrived with a brand new anthem, "I Can", a sassy high energy tune that begs for an encore! The single is slowly making its way coast to coast, leaving a lasting impression on program directors and new fans, alike. With the co-sign of their founder, the Legendary Coko from the hit group SWV, T.T.Y.L. is ready to make a major imprint on the World.
This song was introduced in 2006 by Gnarls Barkley, Everyone loved this song so as heard it in many bars around the world. For melodies and rhythms, it is really distinct and you will like the song a soonest it