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I Am A South African Rap / Rave Group

- Disclaimer: My boyfriend dragged me to this concert, and because of that I did not get to see Flume who I was really looking forward to seeing. On October 7th at Austin City Limits I watched a South African rap/rave group perform. It was very interesting to say the least. I honestly was not a huge fan and would not necessarily recommend them to anyone. I thought it would be interesting to write a review on them, even though they are not my style personally. Die Antwoord consists of rappers “Ninja” and “¥O-LANDI VI$$ER” and their DJ/Producer, “God.” The only song I knew/liked by them prior to their concert was “Strunk”, which they did not play at their show unfortunately....   [tags: Performance, Music, Sound, Debut albums]

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Photographer of 1970's Stars and Legends, Mick Rock

- Mick Rock was a really cool photographer. Mick Rock was born in London, England in 1948. He went to Cambridge Arts College. He first became interested in photography during college. He is well known for photographing people like David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Queen, The Ramones, Syd Barett, Joan Jett, Motley Crue, The Talking Heads, Crossfade, and Blondie. He was important to the creation of a lot of other rock images, including album covers for Queen’s “Queen II” and “Sheer Heart Attack”, Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock’n’Roll”, Iggy and the Stooges’ “Raw Power”, Syd Barett’s “The Madcap Laughs”, the Ramones “End of the Century”, and Lou Reed’s “Transformer”....   [tags: era, culture, memorable]

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Photograph From The Dockweiler 's Personal Family Photo

- Besides the story that the photo is telling, a closer observation of the photo is also crucial in deciphering what the photographer was trying to create. One minute before the photograph was captured, I can envision Gay measuring out the camera to make sure that the horizon would be level to create an illusion that the photo was a single entity and not poorly stitched as six different photos. To conclude on this photo, although it is not a direct story of a person, the images itself allows me to vision my own interpretation on what Gay was trying to accomplish....   [tags: Photography, Photograph, Camera, Subject]

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Close Your Eyes And Picture The Grand Canyon

- Close your eyes and picture the Grand Canyon. What did you see. Most likely the natural beauty and vastness of the canyon with the blue backdrop of a cloudless sky. What I’m guessing you didn’t picture was the reality of thousands of tourists swarming nearby with their cameras at the ready to capture the perfect image. Susan Sontag believed that taking pictures as a tourist on a trip will ruin the moment and that instead you should just experience it in the present. While I agree that incessantly taking picture to try and get the perfect one can detract from the moment at hand, over all, taking photos on a trip is a great way to preserve a memory, allowing you to relive it and feel a warm se...   [tags: Photography, Image, Grand Canyon, Camera]

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Illegal Downloading of Music on the Internet

- Let’s flashback to the early years of childhood when artists would announce when their album would be released and us kids would get all excited and couldn’t wait to get into the store to buy it. We would save up all of our money for that day, beg our parents to drive us to the store, then would put the CD in our little CD players and listen to it on repeat. Nothing made us happier than buying that new CD from our favorite artists. Now let’s flash forward back to present day when all that doesn’t happen anymore....   [tags: a form of piracy]

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Nirvana, a Brief Summary of their Story

- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pays tribute to artists that have made a difference in the music industry. These bands include Nirvana, who is apart of grunge. Grunge has to do with electric guitars, contrasting song dynamics and lyrics filled with agony. Nirvana is an important group that will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because they started a new era of grunge. Nirvana includes Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic and Dave Grohl. Kurt Donald Cobain was born on February 20, 1967. Kurt’s family started out in a rental home in nearby Hoquiam, Washington, then moved to Aberdeen when Kurt was 6 years old (Azerrad 13)....   [tags: Grunge, Kurt Cobain]

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The Most Controversial Albums By Paul Simon

- Graceland was one of the most controversial albums by Paul Simon because of its connection to the apartheid. The apartheid is a policy on segregation or discrimination based on race. The album was censored from the South African government because they believed that Simon was supporting the regime. He took influence from the South African music and American Rock n’ Roll to create the Grammy award-winning album. Simon worked alongside many South African singers bringing out their heritage, traditions, and history....   [tags: Black people, South Africa, White people, Slavery]

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Comparison of Madonna and Lady Gaga

- Music is an inspirational outlet that can be used to convey a message to other people who relate to that message. Music can become even stronger when the person who is performing it is an inspirational source as well. For the past 30 years Madonna has become a well-known artist, actress, and role model to the people who support her. All artists know that they are only number one until someone else comes along and replaces them with more intriguing work to offer. Lady Gaga has been said to be the new Madonna of our generation and is quite often compared to her in many ways by her musical and styling choices....   [tags: Musical Analysis ]

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Elvis Presley: The King of Rock'n'Roll

- January 8, 1935 two children are born to Vernon and Gladys Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi. Sadly though the first born named Jessie Garon is born a stillborn, meaning born dead. The second is born alive and healthier than ever and he is named Elvis Aaron. Growing up Elvis had no siblings but on the bright side he grew up within a close-knit family. There is little money in his family but like what a lot of parents do Vernon and Gladys do all they can possibly do to provide for their son the light of their lives....   [tags: music legends]

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Canadian Musical Artist Michael Steven Bublé

- Canadian Musical Artist Michael Steven Bublé Michael Bublé was born in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada on September 9, 1975. He is a multiple talented artist because he can sing, write songs, and act, and he is considered a modern day crooner (Bublé, 2013). His unique vocals and musical talent helped him become a successful Canadian artist. Michael Bublé can perform in different genres, has an attractive charisma which attracts the audience to him. After performing for the prime minister and his daughter, he achieved enormous amounts of recognition from all around the world, which advanced his career into the next level....   [tags: singers biography briefs]

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A Great Big World Band Analysis

- A Great Big World made its second appearance at the World Cafe Philly on 1/29. They have had quite a run since they were here last year. A record contract with Epic , a recording of “Say Something” with Christine Aguilera, an appearance on the American Music Awards and Victoria Secret Fashion Show are among the exciting things A Great Big World experienced this past year. Additionally, they have appeared on the Tonight Show and Live with Kelly & Michael. They just released their frist album, Is There Anybody Out There....   [tags: band, music, country rock, pop]

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Hugh Laurie, Acting the Blues Genre

- Many people may know Hugh Laurie from the popular American TV show "House M.D.." In the show "House M.D.", Laurie plays a sarcastic doctor that treats patients who have difficult health problems which have not been able to be treated by other doctors. The TV show "House M.D." was at one time the most popular TV show in the world (Green 2). Despite Laurie’s enormous fame in the area of his acting career, there is another area in which Laurie has made a great contribution to that is not as widely known....   [tags: house m.d., music, singer ]

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Rap Music : The Golden Era

- Rap music from the 1990’s to the year 2000 is known in hip hop as “the golden era”. This era is all about individuality and innovation of creating music in one of the newest musical art forms. Rap music started out as the expression of young black youths in the inner city of New York. Rap music is rhymed storytelling accompanied by highly rhythmic, electronically based music. It began in the mid-1970s in the South Bronx in New York City as a part of hip hop, composed of graffiti, breakdancing, and rap music....   [tags: Hip hop music, Rapping, Hip hop, Rakim]

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The Parent Music Research Center

- Since the time of the broadcasting of Elvis Presley during the 1950’s, there has been a notion to censor material on media outlets that were deemed inappropriate because of the potential suggestive message it could present. With the efforts of the Federal Communications Commissions, media outlets have to follow a strict guideline in order to be in compliance with the FCC’s standards, or else they will be faced with a hefty fine. Although music artists are not federally regulated like their visual counterparts, a group of concerned individuals wanted to do everything that they could in order to keep the explicit content out of the reach of children and have a certain censorship in their works...   [tags: Music]

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Lil Wayne: Theories of Personality

- Raised as an only child, Dwayne Micheal Carter Jr or more commonly referred to as Lil Wayne, was born September 27th, 1982, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Carter’s mother was only 19 years old when he was first born. He was being raised by both his mother and father until his father abandoned them while Dwayne Jr. was only two years old. After being abandoned by his biological father, his mother was forced to take care of him on her own and survive in the crime infested community of Holly grove, New Orleans....   [tags: Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., rap, hip hop]

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Mick Rock: A Brief Biography

- Mick Rock was a really cool photographer. Mick Rock was born in London, England in 1948. He went to Cambridge Arts College. He first became interested in photography during college. He is well known for photographing people like David Bowie, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Queen, The Ramones, Syd Barett, Joan Jett, Motley Crue, The Talking Heads, Crossfade, and Blondie. He was important to the creation of a lot of other rock images, including album covers for Queen’s “Queen II” and “Sheer Heart Attack”, Joan Jett’s “I Love Rock’n’Roll”, Iggy and the Stooges’ “Raw Power”, Syd Barett’s “The Madcap Laughs”, the Ramones “End of the Century”, and Lou Reed’s “Transformer”....   [tags: cool and notorious photographers]

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Old Time Rock N' Roll

- To be completely honest I have heard of most of the Rock n Roll bands but know nothing more than a couple of their songs. I did not know anything about what era they were during or where they began. I simply heard their songs and though I enjoyed their music I did not know their background. Their background helps to understand their music. I found a couple of Rock n’ Roll bands that interested me. The Beatles were originally from Liverpool, England. When I first saw Liverpool, I was thinking about the town here in the United States right next to Alvin....   [tags: music, albums, background]

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Hip Hop And Rap Hop

- Everyone has listen to some sort of hip hop music. Not everyone loves it, not everyone hates it. Hip-Hop/Rap is probably one of the newest forms of music, and through it recent year it has taken the world by storm. From the 70s through the 2000s Hip-Hop/Rap has changed it style of tone from political and social point of view, to just trying to tell a story about where they come from. It might say it in the best way but neither are the lives that they live. Hip-Hop or Rhythm and Poetry also know to the world as RAP is a music genre consisting of stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rapping, a rhythmic and rhyming speech that is chanted....   [tags: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Hip hop, Rapping]

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The Hook Of The Song

- In the hook of the song, Kendrick reveals the contrast between the past and present of African-American life. In the past, black people have gone from being whipped by slave masters to owning “whips”, which are luxurious and flashy cars, and from slaves being put “inna chains, cah’ we black” to “imagine now, big gold chains full of rocks” as he is alluding to owning expensive jewelry made of diamond and gold. Whips and chains were tools of domination and oppression used against slaves, but Lamar highlights the certainty of the other meaning as now they represent something else- tools of a different kind of oppression....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race, Racism]

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Ozzy Osbourne

- The Prince of Darkness and Black Sabbath On December 3rd, 1948, John Michael Osbourne was born in Birmingham, England. This child would suffer many hardships throughout his life, but somehow would force himself to overcome them. This man that came to be known as Ozzy fronted the most famous classic metal bad of all time, Black Sabbath. After trying work, Ozzy moved to petty theft, and then ended up in jail. Ozzy decided to try music as a career. He began to look for bands to join and soon found one named Music Machine....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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What Compact Disc Would I Take to a Desert Island?

- What Compact Disc Would I Take to a Desert Island. Tough question. What else to take. Easy Enough. I would bring as many bags of Utz Salt n’ Vinegar potato chips as possible, one copy of Earnest Hemmingway’s The Old Man and the Sea, and I figure just about any woman would suit me. Denied these things, the choice of a Desert Island Disc is made much more complicated. With nothing else to occupy my mind I need that one great disc. Much like Nick Tosches’ choice of Sticky Fingers I find this decision extremely difficult: "But Sticky Fingers is a choice as mysterious and as difficult to explain to myself as anyone else."(Tosches 4) The choices are numerous and I’m pulled and so many different di...   [tags: Music]

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Rivers Cuomo: Ten Years of Musical Bliss

- Today's music scene is slowly growing, and differentiating in styles. One of the newest styles of music that has broken out is a generally unrecognized genre of music called "Geek Rock." By taking the meaningful lyrics of Emo, the heavy guitar riffs of Grunge, and the do-it-yourself attitude of Indie rock, this genre forms a new-wave approach to music. Many new artists have been categorized under this label, including Ben Kweller, Ozma, and Rooney. Rivers Cuomo, front man and lyricist of Weezer, is predominantly responsible for this underground rock movement....   [tags: Music]

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Politics in the Music of Green Day

- Politics in Music Every day we live our lives exercising the right of freedom of expression. In our country, everyone is entitled to his/her own opinions and are allowed to express those opinions freely and openly except in different circumstances where the state determines when (if) a limitation of this freedom is necessary. What happens when this threshold is breached. How has the freedom of expression affected the music industry. How has this all affected society. Green Day is punk rock musical trio from California that features Billie Joe Armstrong on guitar and lead vocals, Mike Dirnt on bass guitar and backing vocals, and Tré Cool on the drums....   [tags: Political Music Essays Papers]

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Madonna: Successfully Incorporating Sexuality Into Music

- Madonna Madonna has been a very influential female "popstar" over the last 20 years: to sell her music she has publicised herself through the media, and through this media she has stuck to the concept that "sex does sell". Madonna was born on the 16th of August 1958 as Louise Veronica Ciccone, in Bay City, Michigan. She began her journey into the most influential industry and medium by moving to New York to become a ballerina. From this young age she was very aware of the human body and the way it is perceived....   [tags: sex does sell, sex and music]

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The Twang Gang

- How has rhythm and blues influenced country music. Rhythm and blues is responsible for revolutionizing country music in that it helped create a new “twang” sound. Through research we found that rhythm and blues may have even saved country music from extinction. Because the soulful sounds made by rhythm and blues artists are constantly changing, attracting newer and younger audiences is not an issue the rhythm and blues industry has. Therefore modern country music is attempting to diversify by incorporating rhythm and blues elements into its traditional mix so that the sounds will stay fresh, the music can reach a broader audience, and so that people can understand the similarities the two ge...   [tags: Music]

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Canadian Content Rules

- Back to the early 1970s, people from CRTC (Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission) felt anxious and threatened when they became aware of American Cultural imperialism had a big influence on Canadian Cultural Identity which made the latter to diminish. To solve this crisis, CRTC adopted Canadian content rules (CanCon) to govern the percentage of the music with Canadian content should be played from radio stations until now. Theoretically, this regulation could cause Canadian talents to rise and support the Canadian music industry....   [tags: Influence, Radio Stations, Canadian Artists]

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Michael Jackson Biography

- Michael Joseph Jackson, or as most people know him The King of Pop, was a very talented and successful music artist. He performed many hit songs including “Thriller”, “Smooth Criminal”, “Beat it” just to name a few. He was born August 29, 1958 in Gary, IN, and died June 25, 2009 in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, CA, due to drug overdose. It was later revealed that Michael’s personal physician had wrongly dosed Jackson and was sentenced to jail time for involuntary manslaughter. Michael Jackson was very fortunate in life but there were social, economic, and cultural influences on him which affected his lifetime achievements....   [tags: Michael Jackson, The Jackson 5, Rebbie Jackson]

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Why JT Rocks!

- I'll say straight up that I'm not nor ever was an N'sync fan. The 80's are over and so is the mandate for me to listen to and love pop..I like a bit more substance to my music. But even still, some albums or songs are so catchy, with great beats that even as pop or r&b records they make you run out to the store and purchase them. I thought this was the case w/ Timberlake, as the first single from his Justified had me boppin' my head and tapping my toes. No doubt about it, Justin has soul and can sing, so I figured with this new album he would let the whole world know who he is....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Images of Roots, Rock, Reggae…

- Images of Roots, Rock, Reggae… "This small space became my canvas and window to introduce reggae visually to the world." -Neville Garrick, a reggae album cover artist. In my opinion (and what I’ve learned from this class), is that art is a great means of self-expression. To me, art is a visual stimulator, an educator, and the source of a deeper meaning that the artist only truly knows. Artists such as Picasso, Monet, and Van Goh have provided us with masterpieces to interpret and enjoy, although, as I’ve also learned, you don’t have to be a renowned artist in order to make a statement....   [tags: essays papers]

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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]

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Demi Lovato's Inspirational Life

- ... It has even been certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Now skipping ahead a little. In 2009, Demi played one of the lead roles in Disney movie 'Princess Protection Program'. Playing Princess Rosalinda/Rosie Gonzalez. In the same year, Demi got her own t.v show on Disney Channel, ‘Sonny With A Chance’. And in the same year, she released her second studio album ‘Here We Go Again’, and it also became her first to top the U.S. Billboard 200. As a way to promote both albums Don't Forget and Here We Go Again, Demi went on her first headlining tour....   [tags: career, treatment, albums]

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Jekyll And Mr. Hyde

- Horror has always been filled with monsters and the people they prey on. Ever wonder what inspired the things that raises the hair on the back of your neck. Well, people can give all the gratitude to Gothic literature. Gothic Literature is a mixture of fiction, death and sometimes romance. Many writers and their work has become well known in Gothic literature, such as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The most influential Gothic literature writer would be Edgar Allan Poe....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Raven]

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Downloading and Streaming: An Obstacle for Recording Companies

- The act of downloading and streaming music is creating an obstacle for major recording companies to recruit and develop new talent; whether the talent is songwriting, composing, engineering, or being the upcoming new artist. Most would think that having free access to music any time they wanted would be the answer to music consumers’ prayers, all while not thinking about the millions of dollars major recording companies are losing each year do to the fact that consumers no longer have to kick out a few bucks to hear their favorite songs over and over again....   [tags: Record, Labels, Profit]

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Blank Space And Bad Blood By Taylor Swift

- For my final project I have chosen to analyze Blank Space and Bad Blood by Taylor Swift, which are singles from her album 1989 that was released in 2014. I selected these pieces primarily because I really like Taylor Swift and her music. I like really upbeat song, with very distinct and strong rhythm that are very catch, which is what a lot of her songs are. I also chose these songs because I feel like they are representative of modern popular music, at least to an extent. I initially wanted to look at the entire album but that would be way too many songs to focus on the elements of them individually so instead I just decided on these two songs partly because they are among my favorite songs...   [tags: Music, Musical instrument, Baroque music]

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Marshall Mathers

- Is rap poetry. Are we able to call rappers poets. The real question is what a poet is. A poet is a person who has the gift of poetic thought, imagination, and creation. So yes in the eyes of many rap is poetry and the many different rappers are considered poets in their own fields. One of the most renowned yet controversial rappers is Marshall Mathers or Eminem as many know him. Eminem has gone from an unknown youth on the streets of Detroit’s to a rapper that can jerk tears from anyone, but also make you laugh for days....   [tags: Biography ]

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Michael Jackson: The King Of Pop

- In the documentary “The Michael Jackson Story (1985-2009) BBC Documentary” it explains the life of Michael Jackson as a famous artist. Michael Jackson was born on August 29th 1958 and he is now a world known artist. He is also known as the “King of Pop”. From his early ages as a child to the day of his death, June 15th, 2009, he has inspired many other artists with ideas for music videos, music styles and even dance styles. During his lifetime, he faced many obstacles. Michael’s path towards fame was not very easy from the start....   [tags: Musicians]

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Ella Fitzgerald - The Gold Collection

- Ella Fitzgerald - The Gold Collection The overall illusion of Ella Fitzgerald’s The Gold Collection album is a reflection of the trials and tribulations of love. The collection consists of many tracks that have passionate lyrical value, that the words instantly relate to those moments in life when you are struggling with devotion for a significant other. The album is arranged in a precise manner, where those melancholy and heartrending songs are preceded by upbeat, catchy tunes, that even with the gloomy lyrics, make you want to return to your childhood, where everything was simple and uncomplicated....   [tags: Music]

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The Role of Media in the Music Industry

- The Role of Media in the Music Industry When musicians produce albums, they want people to listen to the albums. There is not one specific way for a band or single musician to gain an audience and promote their music. Musicians use many different kinds of media to promote their music. They use visual media as well as strictly listening media. The radio, television, and the internet are all different types of media musicians use to promote their music. The radio is the oldest use of media for music....   [tags: Television Media TV Essays]

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The Band, Queen

- The Band, Queen In early 1970 the band Queen was formed. Freddie Mercury on vocals, Brian May on guitar, Roger Taylor on drums and Mike Gross on bass. They had known each other for years. All living in the town of Kensington in Britain, sometimes even living together. Brian and Roger belonged to a band called Smile, and Freddie was a very talented vocalsit playing for the band Ibex. They decided to join forces, to better themselves, and their chances of obtaining fame and fortune. After a few months with only a few gigs Mike Gross left the band....   [tags: Papers]

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Music - Bono's Path Towards Spiritual Enlightenment

- Bono's Path Towards Spiritual Enlightenment While most celebrities keep their religious beliefs private, the music of the Irish rock group U2, with lyrics written by lead singer Bono, contains many religious references and ideas. A closer analysis of the song lyrics shows an evolution of the religious ideas contained within. The changing and development of these ideas corresponds to many psychological and sociological theories of faith evolution, including those of Alfred Adler and James Fowler....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Review of Maroon by the Barenaked Ladies

- Review of Maroon by the Barenaked Ladies Maroon by the Barenaked Ladies Reprise Records, a Time Warner Company. Produced by Dan Was. Songs: Too Little Too Late, Never Do Anything, Pinch Me, Go Home, Falling For The First Time, Conventioneers, Sell Sell Sell, The Humor Of The Situation, Baby Seat, Off The Hook, Helicopters, Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel. Personnel: Jim Creeggan: electric bass, vocals, double bass, and viola. Kevin Hearn: piano, symth, vocals, and guitar. Steven Page: Vocals....   [tags: Papers]

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Travis Tritt

- Travis Tritt Travis Tritt was born on February 9, 1963 to Georgia and James Tritt. Travis fell in love with music as a young boy. By the age of eight he had already taught himself how to play the guitar and by the age of 14 he was beginning to write his own songs. When Travis was younger his parents did not want him to follow his instincts; his mother wanted him to sing in the church, but he wanted to sing and write country music. Travis worked various jobs after he was 18, but he still wanted to play music....   [tags: Country Music, Biography]

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Freedom of Expression and Rap Music

- Many issues have come up regarding what rights and actions are protected under the First Amendment. Rap music should not be restricted on the television despite much controversy over the idea. Bok says that some acts cause debates, although people may disagree with it doesn't mean it should be taken away. There should be no restrictions held against playing of rap music. Music that we listen to constructs the sound track of our lives. The number one killer in creative speech is censorship....   [tags: Music Censorship]

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The Grateful Dead: The Epitome of Improvisation and the Ultimate Cult Band of Their Time

- They are widely known as the psychedelic pioneers in all of rock music. They have played more than 2,000 live concerts and, although selling only 250,000 copies of their records, they created the jam band movement that featured bands playing a variety of genres, paving the way for other cult bands. The Grateful Dead is regarded as one of the most famous free-form bands of their time. As famous as the band itself were the bands’ connection with hallucinogenic drugs and their groupies of Deadheads....   [tags: Grateful Dead, music, ]

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Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone: One of the Most Influential American Icons in the 21st Century

- Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (aka Madonna) is one of the most influential American Icons in the 21st century. She uses her sexuality and feminine characteristics to convey her beliefs to the public. She started a trend among youngster “wannabes” during the mid 80s (Cengage, 2003). These youngsters adopted Madonna’s messy hairdo and bold wardrobe such as lacy undergarments fully expresses the female sexuality and seductiveness. In this report, we will analyze Madonna’s career as an entertainer from the perspective of the Product life cycle and evaluate Madonna as a brand....   [tags: Advertising]

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A Concert Review On One Of My Favorite Artist Lana Del Rey

- Lana Del Rey in Concert For this assignment I have chosen to write a concert review on one of my favorite artist Lana Del Rey. I went to see her in late June in Charlotte at the PNC Music Pavilion. She was on her first headlining American tour called The Endless Summer Tour promoting her album Ultraviolence. I have followed Lana Del Rey for several years now and having the opportunity to see her live was an exhilarating experience. Classified as an alternative artist she offers many sides of her music with a sound that varies from and contemporary, pop, to folk....   [tags: Performance, Music, Performing arts]

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Paratextual Features and Functions: Mapping Amorphis Tales from the Thousand Lakes

- The notion of paratexts as “thresholds”, as thought by literary theorist Gerard Genette, was initially intended for analysing books. However, researchers have recently applied that knowledge to a variety of mediums. Birke and Christ (2013) investigate how paratexts function in DVD cases and digital literature. They propose that paratexts serve three main functions: interpretative, commercial and navigational. In this chapter I will draw on Birke and Christ’s functions to explore paratextual features present in the booklet of the album Tales From the Thousand Lakes, by Finnish folk metal band Amorphis....   [tags: characteristics, technology, theorist]

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Analysis Of The Article ' The Defense Of Cover Songs '

- In the article, “In Defense of Cover Songs,” Cusic feels that artists who don’t write their own songs should be given a fair shot at a record deal because the world could be missing out on a good history lesson that cover songs present. Don Cusic is an innovator in the Music Business education. Cusic has taught courses in the music business since 1982. Cusic is a very well known scholar and writer. Cusic is also one of the foremost historians of country music. Since Cusic has begun writing he has published over 500 articles....   [tags: Music industry, Record label, Frank Sinatra]

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The Bravery: Evolving In a Picky Musical World

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The Influence on the Beatles on American Culture

- The Beatles were more than their music. They influenced the lives of millions of people unlike any musicians before them. They were the first and most popular band in one of the most important music movements in American history, the British Invasion. The year 1964 was the year both the British Invasion and “Beatlemania” came to America and forever changed the landscape of music in the United States by introducing the genre of pop, as it is today. The Beatles changed the rules of music....   [tags: The British Invasion]

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Branding: How Important Can a Symbol Really Be?

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Intertextuality in Writing and Composition

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