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The Great Bob Marley - If someone was asked to name the first famous reggae artist that came to mind, the majority of people would say one name, Bob Marley. Robert Nesta Marley, commonly known as Bob Marley, is undoubtedly the most famous reggae artist of all time. Additionally, he is responsible for bringing reggae to the masses, and he did this through his unique style, raspy voice, guitar playing and drumming. Bob Marley is known around the world for not only his music, but also his greater message of peace. Furthermore, Marley became a cultural icon, as he encouraged others to rebel against racism and violence in the world....   [tags: Bob Marley Essays]
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The Biography of Bob Marley - "I love the development of our music, that's what I really dig about the whole thing. How we've tried to develop, y'know. It grows. That's why every day people come forward with new songs. Music goes on forever." --Bob Marley, August 1979 We remember the brilliant and evocative music Bob Marley gave the world; music that stretches back over nearly two decades and still remains timeless and universal. Marley has been called "the first Third World superstar," "Rasta Prophet," "visionary," and" "revolutionary artist." These accolades were not mere hyperbole....   [tags: Bob Marley Music Biographical Essays] 1187 words
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Bob Marley: His Music, His Words, His Legacy - The 70's - musically, culturally, and politically - was a transitional phase, and a emotional link between two very infamous periods. This decade was also the recess from reality, in which people used music to escape from the real world leaving behind all their worries. People were consumed by appetites, addicted to their guilty pleasures, and soon there would be a price to pay. During the late 60's and early 70‘s, reggae music was created by combining the characteristics of the North American rock and African Jamaican music....   [tags: Bob Marley] 1523 words
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The Influence of Bob Marley's Absent, White Father - “My fadda was a guy yunno, from England here, yunno. Him was like…like you can read it yunno, it’s one o’dem slave stories: white guy get the black woman and breed her. He’s a English guy…I t’ink. Cos me see him one time yunno. My mother. My Mother African.” (Bob Marley, 1978) The psychological aftermath of being an abandoned child of a biracial marriage was something that heavily influenced reggae superstar Bob Marley for his entire career. Many of Marley’s most loyal fans and the vast majority of reggae enthusiasts are unaware that he was, indeed, born to a white father, Captain Norval Marely, and a black mother, Cedella Booker....   [tags: Bob Marley Essays]
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Bob Marley's Life and Music - Bob Marley also known as Tuff Gong was and still is a famous Jamaican reggae singer –songwriter musician guitarist. He started in 1962 and ended 1981. Bob Marley was born in February 6 1945. He was born in a farm in nine mile Saint Ann parish Jamaica. His father was Jamaican and his mother was a black teenager. The father was named Norval and he died in 1955. He just saw his son once .Marley started his career in 1963 in Livingston with a group named the wailers. Bob Marley’s music is famous for being a great hit in reggae in America....   [tags: reggae, tuff gong, jamaican singer] 883 words
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The Life of Bob Marley - Bob Marley is the most well-known Reggae musician. He did many great things throughout his life. Bob Marley had messages in his song lyrics and did whatever it took for them to be heard. He also helped and inspired many of his fans, as well as his family. He was also one of the few people that helped start a new genre of music and a new band that sang it. Bob’s songs, and the story behind them, is what effected society. Bob Marley had a tough life but he still managed to become one of the most famous musicians ever....   [tags: Music, Biography, Biographical] 1641 words
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Dancehall: Bob Marley and The Wailers - Dancehall In 1807, slavery was abolished; however, Jamaica did not gain its full independence until 1962; and the days of slavery had taken its toll on the inhabitants of the island, resulting in anger and resentment. Even today, the remnants of racial, economic and social inequalities still remain. Instead of a rebellion, the poor fought authority through music. Music was one outlet in which this anger and resentment was expressed. Through this very music dancehall emerged (Hebdige, 26). Dancehall has many pseudonyms depending upon who is describing or researching it....   [tags: non violent revolution, reggae music]
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Bob Marley's Redemption Song - “Won't you help to sing, these songs of freedom 'cause all I ever have, redemption songs” (Bob Marley, 1980) Marley was born into Jamaica’s poverty and it is where he developed a strong love of reggae and became a Rastafari. Reggae, evolved from another musical style called Ska in the late 1960’s, is considered the voice of the ‘oppressed’ peoples. Many reggae lyrics are politicalised and centre on themes of freedom and fighting for it. (Cooper, 2014) Rastafari is a theology based upon the writings of Marcus Garvey a Jamaican social activist....   [tags: reggae legends, lyrics analysis]
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A Brief Look at Bob Marley and the Wailers - ... A lot of record labels and producers were wondering who these two men were, and they wanted them to be a part of their labels. At that time, Bob and Neville wanted to go to different record labels so they both decided they would go their separate ways and see what worked best for them. They both agreed they would not stop working on their music together, and continue to grow whether they were together or separated. While Bob was working on his music, he met a man named Desmond Dekker who was a Jamaican ska, reggae singer, songwriter, and musician....   [tags: reggae legends] 2968 words
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Bob Marley: His Music and Spirituality - ... Joe Higgs developed Marley’s musical skills. He mentored Bob about the music, and more importantly developed his vocal skills. Marley composed songs on other promoter’s label. He was unsuccessful, but was determined to pursue his love for music and singing. Bob’s inspiration for the love of music came from his geographical location, the people, and the integration of the music era during the 1960s. He pursued his love for the music based on his determination and hard work. His association with Joe Higgs opened opportunity to meet other talented Reggae artists such as Bunny Wailer, Peter Tosh, and Junior Braithwaite....   [tags: reggae, issue, hope, entertainment] 1402 words
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Bob Marley - Bob Marley Of the many genres of music, reggae is one that displays a positive message to its listeners. A prominent artist who clearly expressed this was Robert Nesta Marley, more commonly known as Bob Marley. Marley connected with his audience on a variety of levels. While he worked to unite the people of his country, Jamaica, he proclaimed his message across the world. Bob Marley persuades his audience to accept the message of ethnic unity through his message presentation, social interactions, lifestyle and musical lyrics....   [tags: Singer Biography Marley Music Musician Essays]
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The Life of Bob Marley - The Life of Bob Marley While reading Catch a Fire I discovered many things about Bob Marley and his spiritual influence on the world. Not only just making records, Marley spoke to his people through his songs and took advantage of the opportunities given to him as a musician. Born on February 6, 1945, Robert Nesta Marley grew up in a small village in Jamaica called Nine Miles, where he would shape his personality and early beliefs. His father Norval Marley, a white Jamaican and a Captain in the Army, would also become inspirational to young Bob....   [tags: Papers] 495 words
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Parallels between the Prose of Bob Marley and Friedrich Nietzsche - In 1645, British imperialists established colonial rule over Jamaica and exploited enslaved African to capitalize on the islands’ rich resources. An estimated 700,000 descendants of Africa were subjugated to slavery and shipped to Jamaica over the course of the following two centuries. Additionally, civilizations of indigenous people were destroyed, pre-Columbian economies were eliminated, and New World ideologies, particularly racial stratification, were established. Transatlantic slave trade was discontinued by Britain in 1807, yet, slavery continued to thrive in Jamaica until August 1, 1834 when Parliament sanctioned an indenture system that required all slaves over the age of six years t...   [tags: philosophical analysis] 1446 words
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Bob marley :Light a Fire - Light a Fire "The reservoir of music he has left behind is like an encyclopedia," says Judy Mowatt of the I-Threes (Bob Marley’s backup singers). "When you need to refer to a certain situation or crisis, their will always be a Bob Marley song that will relate to it. Bob was a musical prophet.” (bobmarley.com). To most people in this world Bob Marley was just a singer from the tiny island of Jamaica, but to any person who has felt the true soul of his music they know that he was no musician, but a spiritual messenger through music....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Life Of Bob Marley - The Life Of Bob Marley Bob Marley was born on 6th February 1945, in the hills of Jamaica by the Parish of St. Annes. His mother came from a very respectable black family called the Malcolms. They were farmers and known well to be hardworking and clean people. When she told her father that she was pregnant, he was furious and he felt even worse when she told him that the father of her child was Captain Norval Marley of the English East Indian Regiment. The Marleys were white Jamaicans who were well known to hate blacks, but the worst thing was that she was 18 when he was nearly 50....   [tags: Papers] 621 words
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Bob Marley and Reggae - Bob Marley and Reggae Bob Marley was a Jamaican singer, guitarist and songwriter who achieved international stardom. What are the origins of Reggae. The origins of Reggae start with African music as the people of Jamaica are descendants of the African slaves who were brought to the island. African music is based around rhythm patterns, and rhythm and beat are the most important features of Reggae. Also there is the influence of other Caribbean music such as Calypso and the associated instruments such as steel drums which can be heard on Bob Marley songs such as 'One Love.' When did Reggae begin....   [tags: Papers] 607 words
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Bob Marley - One of the most renown musicians of all time composed some of the greatest songs such as ³No woman, no cry², ³I shot the sheriff² and ³Buffalo soldier.² Bob Marley achieved success after growing up in the poor rural rural roots of Trenchtown, Jamaica. He would ultimately become a platinum-selling musician and reggae¹s biggest star. Marley was coveted and respected by many people. An anonymous internet article titled ³Bob Marley¹s bibliography² says: He has become a semi-religous icon whose work in promoting peace, justice and brotherhood nearly outweighed the brilliance of his wonderful music.I feel Bob Marley is a great man who was not appreciated enough for all of his work in making...   [tags: essays research papers fc] 361 words
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Bob Marley - Bob Marley is a name most people know but his accomplishments and dedication to music is often overlooked. Bob was more than just a reggae artist, he was an inspiration to the country of Jamaica. He was a role model to the poverty stricken island and gave hope to many people. Bob was born on February 6, 1945 in his grandfather's house. He was the son of a poor farm girl and a British naval Captain. Soon after his birth Bob's father, Norval Marley, left his mother. He remained responsible and provided financial support and occasionally came back to see them....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1906 words
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Bob Marley - Thesis Statement: Bob Marley’s life affected his writing and contributed to the development of his poetry. Bob Marley is without a doubt the greatest musician a third world country ever produced. Through Rastafari ideas, he influenced many others with songs that touched the lives of millions with his constant message of unity. His wisdom through experience helped him achieve a grand distinction over other artists. In the year 1944, Captain Norvol Marley, a middle-aged white marine officer, married a young Jamaican girl named Cedilla Booker....   [tags: Rastafari Reggae Music]
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Bob Marley - Bob Marley Clemson University There are hundreds of thousands of people screaming for you on stage. The Prime Minister and leader of the opposition sit in the arena. Many thought this was a sight that would never be seen, but it was just the sight Bob Marley had in front of him at the One Love Peace Concert in Kingston Jamaica (April, 1978). This was his first appearance back in Jamaica in 14 years, an amazing show culminating with Bob joining the hands of opposing political figures onstage, and holding them firmly together....   [tags: Art]
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Bob Marley - Bob Marley Bob Marley was a promoter of peace and believed in the union of all people. He used his music as a channel to get his opinions and thoughts out into the world. “Me only have one ambition, y’know. I really have only one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together-black, white, Chinese, everyone-that’s all.” Robert Nesta Marley was born February 6th, 1945 in the small ghetto of Nine Miles, in the parish of St. Anne, Jamaica. His father was a white British Naval officer named Narval Marley, and his mother was a young, poor Jamaican girl named Cedalla Brooker....   [tags: Music Musician Biography Essays]
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Bob Marley - Bob Marley “Bob walked on to the stage in what I would later recognize as his inimitable saunter. It was awesome to watch him immediately memorize the crowd with his presence. His guitar slung over his shoulder, his Rasta locks flowing in unrestricted freedom, he generated a raw power of personality that overwhelmed his worshipers. Sounding his opening refrain “Hail Jah Rastafari!” and without another word he immediately launched into his opening song, “Concrete Jungle,” which immediately brought the crowd to its feet.” Robert Nesta Marley, was born on February 6, 1945....   [tags: Papers] 1233 words
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Bob Marley - Bob Marley Bob marley was born February 6th 1945. He was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, and songwriter, a pioneer of Jamaican reggae music. Probaly Considered one of the greatest artists of the genre, he was the first Jamaican reggae performer to achieve significant international stardom. He was born in Rhoden Hall, Saint Ann Parish, Jamaica . Marley was learning the welding trade in Kingston when he formed his first band group, the Rudeboys, in 1961. The group later became known as the Wailers....   [tags: biographies bio biography musician] 623 words
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Bob Marley: Legend - The question isn't how long are we going to live on this earth; it is how much are we going to live on this earth. In his 36 short years, Bob Marley achieved more than most who live to a so-called ripe old age. Bob once said, "My life is only important if mi cyan help plenty people. My life is for people. That's who mi is." He lived on earth but thought the thougthts of heaven. In his song "Rastaman Vibration" Marley implores us to look out for each other. "Why not help one another along the way and make it much easier." Funkmaster George Clinton once said that Bob Marley "was one of those people who wasn't on anybody's side in particular....   [tags: essays research papers] 541 words
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The Story of Bob Marley, Women and their Children - The Story of Bob Marley, Women and their Children Introduction The music genre of reggae has become indelibly linked with artist Bob Marley. To this day, nearly two decades after his death from cancer, Bob's legacy lives on in his popular songs of oppression, racial strife and resistance. Yet, his heritage is also carried on by the people who he touched. Like any rock star, famed musician or celebrity, women surrounded him wherever he went. "That Bob was not a one woman man was common knowledge," says Don Taylor, though Bob had been married to Rita Anderson throughout his climb to the top rungs of the musical ladder (Taylor)....   [tags: essays papers]
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Musical Influence: Bob Marley and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Gradually music has evolved over the generations starting from Mozart all the way to what we listen to today. Some people call music a way of life and how they can’t live without it, that just shows how much music impacts people’s life.. The Red Hot Chili Peppers made their songs to be off there lives or past experiences. While Bob Marley sang about love and peace in the world. Songs from bands or people mostly talk about their experiences. For people they can relate to the music they hear on the radio, pandora, ipods etc.....   [tags: evolution of music over generations]
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One Love A Look into the Life of Bob Marley - One Love A Look into the Life of Bob Marley One Love Bob Marley is a name most people know but his accomplishments and dedication to music is often overlooked. Bob was more than just a reggae artist he was an inspiration to country of Jamaica. He was role model to the poverty stricken island and gave hope to many people. He was a god. His influence spread around the world. His dreams are still alive and will live on in the hearts of his people. Bob Marley was born on February 6, 1945 in his grandfather’s house....   [tags: Essays Papers] 685 words
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The Jamaican Hero - He is an iconic figure and an inspiration to millions of people around the world. His name is Bob Marley. Marley had a profound impact on the world’s culture that still has a lasting impression today. His music inspired people everywhere to maintain a sense of calmness, and enticed the Jamaican people to keep peace during the country’s tough political and economic times. Marley also inspired many of the future reggae musicians, and his legacy still stands to this day. His songs become well-known for its messages of universal love and Biblical prophecies, and inspired people across the world to spread the message of peace and harmony....   [tags: Biography, Bob Marley] 1180 words
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Jamaican Music: Reggae - ... He commenced record engenderment starting with recording 13 musical compositions for his incipient label Wild Bells. This one of the things that transmuted the Jamaican music history. While he was recording his musical compositions Buster invented something incipient which melded the rhythm of traditional mento music coalescing it with R&B. Buster main goal was delectating the crowd in front of his sound system with his incipient beats. He didn't ken that he would be an immensely colossal factor in transmuting the history of Jamaican music....   [tags: bob marley, history] 1908 words
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The Story of Island Records - Island Records is one of the most influential pop music record labels of all time. Mixing cultures and influences from reggae to pop, hip hop, and even punk, Island has shaken up ideas and introduced new genres to mainstream music, bringing cultures into the musical spotlight halfway across the world. Still alive and thriving today, Island has produced some of the music industry’s biggest names and groups including Jimmy Buffet, The B-52s, U2, and Bob Marley. But like all companies, Island too started out as a hobby before it was even a small business; and the story is incredible....   [tags: music industry, record labels, bob marley]
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One of the Largest Islands in the Caribbean: Jamaica - ... Also, Bauxite and alumina are some of the biggest mining resources. Over 12 million tons of Bauxite and 3 million tons of alumina are produced annually. Some of the other minerals mined include copper, limestone, lead, zinc, and iron. Tourism is another big money maker for Jamaica with over 1 million visitors each year. Jamaica’s currency is known as the Jamaican dollar. Up to the late 1960's, the Jamaican dollar was worth more than the US dollar. However this is not the case today, it takes about 109 Jamaican dollars to equal one US dollar....   [tags: history, culture, Sean Paul, Bob Marley]
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Book Review “Marley & Me” - I have never considered that a book about a dog could be so appealing and full of deep thoughts. But I changed my viewpoint after reading the autobiographical novel “Marley & Me” written by John Grogan which depicts an astonishing story about the neurotic and loyal, clumsy and loving dog named Marley. In fact, as the author mentioned in some interviews, he intended to write the “dog story”, but soon after he realized that it was impossible to do so without including the family life [2]. That is why the title “Marley & Me” encapsulates the main topic of the book such as the relationship between a human and a pet....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Robert Nesta Marley: A Brief Biography - Robert (Bob) Nesta Marley Robert Nesta Marley was born Feb 6, 1945 in the small village Nine Miles, St. Ann Jamaica. He was raised by his mother, an eighteen-year-old black Jamaican native name Cedella Booker. His father, Captain Norval Marley, was a 50-year-old white quartermaster attached to the British West Indian Regiment. Although Captain Marley never saw his family, and was often criticized and ridiculed because of it, he financially supported Cedella and Bob. Bob biracial ethnicity caused him to grow up feeling like an outcast in Jamaica....   [tags: notorious musicians, reggae music greats]
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Nesta Robert Marley - Nesta Robert Marley "…No woman no cry, cause I remember when we used to sit, in a government yard in Trenchtown, observing the hypocrites…" Those are lyrics from "No Woman, No Cry" sung by Bob Marley during a two-night sold-out show at the Lyceum Ballroom in London in July of 1975. This is where Bob Marley and the Wailers recorded their famous Live. album (Thirdfield.com). The following year, Rastaman Vibration was released....   [tags: Papers] 1691 words
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Literary Analysis of Israel Horovitz´s The Christmas Carol: Scrooge and Marley - ... Scrooge denies and asks if the prisons and workhouses are full, and refuses to give anything. Later on Christmas Eve, three spirits sent by Marley attempt to change Scrooge’s ways. The first ghost, the Ghost of Christmas Past, shows him how miserable he was as a child and how he became a grumpy old man. The reason he is the way his is today is his lost love left him for him loving money more than lovingnher. “Another Idol has displaced me. A golden one,” (689) she says to him. Finally, she releases him and goes to find another man as she says, “May you be happy in the life that you chosen for yourself ....   [tags: ghosts, guilt, characters, journey] 651 words
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The Church of Bob - There’s no way to define Bob Dylan. His persona has changed with such frequency that his personal life has become shrouded in mystery. One thing can be certain; his music inspired revolutions and it provoked a sea change in the hearts and minds of a generation. Musicians, college students, politicians, civil rights leaders, varying shades of skin, and collars of blue and white were all bound together by the music of Bob Dylan. The Beatles may have brought sophisticated chords into pop music but it was Dylan who brought poetry into the mainstream....   [tags: Bob Dylan, Musician] 739 words
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Review of Bob Deits's Life After Loss - When it comes to required academic reading, I can be a rather fussy reviewer. After all, I don’t get to choose the books that I read – they’re required. However, Life after Loss is a purposeful and very well thought-out book. Author Bob Deits paints a picture of grief in a very honest, if not blunt, manner that seldom repeats itself. The anecdotes used (even if he used the annoying tactic of making them up) were engaging and inspiring. Each chapter was concise, uncluttered, and easy to read, and bullet points were used sparingly and to good effect....   [tags: Bob Deits, grief, free of guilt] 1171 words
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Jamaica: Trench Town Neighbourhood - Trench town is a neighbourhood located in the capital city of Jamaica, Kingston. It is commonly known as the ‘Hollywood’ of Jamaica. Trench Town is the birthplace of rocksteady and reggae music, as well as the home of reggae and Rastafari ambassador Bob Marley. People who lived in Trench town were completely hopeless, poor and very little had jobs. Political tensions were at an all time high in Trench Town in the 1970’s. Along with the increase of crime came feelings of worthlessness and despair....   [tags: rocksteady and reggae music] 1300 words
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Michael Manley and Rastafarianism - Michael Manley and Rastafarianism Jamaica and it’s people have been involved in a constant struggle for prosperity. After gaining independence from Britain on August 6, 1962, Jamaica attempted to flourish under a democratic system of their own. The formation of the People’s National Party and the Jamaica Labor Party marked the beginning of this movement. During this time of exploration, Rastafarians residing in Jamaica were faced with little political support. Government objectives and reform were generally not concerned with the plight of the Rastafarians, and they were treated as a group of vigilantes....   [tags: essays papers]
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Bob Geldof and Nick Rodes - It was a bright sunny day. Bob Geldof had a basement full of Kool-Aid. Nobody knew exactly why, but it just was there. A few years ago he splurged and bought a lifetime supply of koolaid after getting a paycheck for 10,000 pounds. He loved Kool-Aid. He wanted to do watersports with it, but he couldn’t. It was Kool-Aid. So he got rid of that fantasy about 3 days ago. He’d honestly never even drank the Kool-Aid. It was just sitting in his large basement since he bought it in 1978. One day a friend had came over, he thought it would be funny to show him the Kool-Aid....   [tags: short story] 1404 words
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The Bob Ross Painting Method - Bob Ross and his happy little friends have introduced millions of PBS viewers to the world of art. Bob may be gone but his gentle legacy of painting technique continues to charm and instruct. Not only are there books and DVDs available, but a full line of Bob Ross painting supplies are sold on-line and in select venues. There are also over 3000 certified Bob Ross instructors nationwide and internationally. How Does He Do That. The Bob Ross painting method is the wet-in-wet technique. Artists have used this method for hundreds of years, and for the oil painter is the fastest method to use....   [tags: artist, oil paints, wet-in-wet technique] 996 words
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Bob Dylan and Popular Music - “the man who did to popular music what Einstein did to physics,” while initially sounding like hyperbole, really isn’t (Gates, cited in Detmarr, 2009,p.20) Why is Highway 61 revisited such a culturally important album. The year is1965, 8 years into the Vietnam war and 2 years in the shadow of a presidential assassination, marked the inception of an artistic vision, cut to Vinyl. Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 revisited is a testament to the state of America in the 1960s, using poetic devices, and engaging rock and roll music to capture the imagination of a breadth of people, unwittingly, it would seem, brought change to the minds of Americans....   [tags: imagery, life style, cuban missile crisis] 3157 words
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A Folk Legend: Bob Dylan - “The answer my friend is blowin' in the wind the answer is blowin' in the wind.” These famous lyrics are what gave the Civil Rights Movement support through a music stand point. Bob Dylan helped with the progression of the civil rights movements through many different ways. He wrote songs about deaths of public figures and strikes during the civil rights movement, and he stood as a public figure in support of it. Bob Dylan was born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota. He was born with the name Robert Allen Zimmerman and later acquired the pseudonym Bob Dylan while performing folk songs in local coffee shops on his University of Minnesota campus.(Bio) He was asked for his name by the Ten O’...   [tags: influential song wirters, Civil Rights movement]
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A Journey of Cultural and Spiritual Significance - Good friends we have, Oh, good friends we have lost, Along the way. In this great future, you can't forget your past, so dry your tears I say…..No women No cry.” That’s a reggae song from the most well-known reggae singer, Bob Marley, mentioned in Alice Walker narrative essay called “Journey to Nine Miles”. Walker is an African-American writer who tells about her journey to the Jamaican gravesite of the reggae legend Bob Marley. Walker praised Marley of being true loving soul of Jamaica, for having political shrewdness, spiritual power and sexual wildness....   [tags: Culture ] 1593 words
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Marley and Me Was Based on a True Loving Family - ... The complication then starts to unravel, the first day Marley was brought home he was left home alone in the garage so he wouldn’t destroy the house, but John had no idea what the little puppy was capable of. A major thunder storm appeared out of nowhere and Marley was terrified. When John arrived with Jenny they open the garage excited to see Marley. They were both shocked when they saw the mess he made, everything was on the floor chewed up and dry wall had a massive hole from being chewed on it was a disaster....   [tags: dog, euthanize, laborador]
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Bob Dylan Revolutionary Songs - Today, the 1960s represents a decade of liberation for the arts, public opinion, and the shackles of prejudice whether against color or gender. The decade's tumultuous forces and events that shaped the minds of so many, also fostered some of the greatest musical artists of all time—one in particular, Bob Dylan. Responding to the historical events of the time and addressing the same ennui and dissatisfaction with the conventional pursuit of the so-called “American Dream,” Bob Dylan created music that intended to inspire and evoke change both in the public and private spheres....   [tags: 80's music, folk music, baby boom]
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Bob Fosse's 1972 Cabaret - ... Sally Bowles is living during a time of economical and politically suffrage. She performs nightly at the Kit-Kat-Club while her friend, Brain, a scholar, teaches English to over-privileged Germans. Generally, Cabaret is an example of the dark musical genre during the German Expressionist movement. Cabaret has theatrical devices that show the German Expressionism. For example, Sally creates an exaggerated idealized version of herself built on half-truths about an ambassador for a father in her makeup and costumes....   [tags: German expressionism in film] 801 words
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Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin¹ Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin¹ Bob Dylan When I was growing up, Bob Dylan was more of a name on paper to me than a person. I knew Peter, Paul & Mary's covers of his songs better than I knew his. My parents listen to a lot of folk music--Peter, Paul and Mary, Simon and Garfunkel, the Weavers, Pete Seeger, Woody and Arlo Guthrie--but somehow Bob Dylan never entered the mix. Even after it somehow filtered into my consciousness that he'd written these songs I'd known all my life, that he was a performer, he remained mysterious....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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What About Bob - ... Marvin. Bob’s attachment to his therapist is very stressful for the therapist. This is scene throughout the film while Dr. Marvin nears breaking down. It is also evident when Bob’s old therapist is leaving his practice. It is obvious that Bob was the cause of that. Bob is dependent on Dr. Marvin. This is seen as he tries to desperately call him after only about a day after Dr. Marvin goes on vacation, and then even fakes his own suicide to find out where the doctor was. Dr. Marvin's disorder in the movie is Paranoid Personality Disorder....   [tags: movie, film analysis, psychological problems] 585 words
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Bob Dylan’s 'The Times They Are A-Changin' - ... The short concise verses and the way they build up is what really makes the song timeless. “If your time to you is worth savin’, Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone, For the times they are a-changin’”(Dylan). Its clear that Bob Dylan had a message that he felt was important to get across to the masses. His goal was for more than a few people to like the song but for the whole country at the time to open their eyes and become an instrument for the change that he said was coming....   [tags: historical analysis]
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Langston Hughes And Bob Dylan - Literature and Composition Langston Hughes and Bob Dylan Langston Hughes and Bob Dylan are two poets from different eras in modern American poetry. Although Bob Dylan is more characterized as a songwriter, I see much of his work as poetry. In this essay, I will discuss Hughes’ poem “Harlem [1]” and Dylan’s “Times They Are A-Changin”’ as commentaries on are culture, but from different backgrounds. Both poets use social protest to make their points. Langston is talking of times that were not particularly good in any way for African Americans....   [tags: essays research papers] 963 words
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