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MTV and its Effect on American History

- MTV and its Effect on American History In 1954, the release of "Rock around the clock", known as the original white Rock n' Roll song and becoming number one on the pop charts, marked a turning point in the history of popular music and it's success in the future. In the late 70s, early 80s, Reagan was president, then Senator Al Gore's wife led the crusade against inappropriate rock lyrics and founded the Parents' Music Resource Center(PMRC). The hippies became yuppies and began to devote their time to raising well mannered, preppie children....   [tags: Papers]

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Nightlife In The South Of France

- Even though it may seem that a quiet town in the South of France would tend to be a little dull for those more interested in the fast-paced nightlife, visiting Antibes might prove to be quite an enjoyable experience in itself just yet. Located along the French Riviera, Antibes sits directly on the water and is positioned in between the familiar French cities of Nice and Cannes. As much beautiful scenery as there is to see throughout town during the daylight hours, there are just as many things to keep you entertained at dark....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Exploring Different Styles of Popular Music

- Exploring Different Styles of Popular Music In this project, I aim to explore the different styles of popular music that have been successful from the 1960s to the present in Spain, why they have been popular, where they originated from, their history and what the music is actually like. To find out a type of music's origins, it is sometimes helpful to know where the country is to find out where influences could have come from, and even a certain amount about the country's history....   [tags: Papers]

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Single Slit Diffraction Pattern of Light

- Missing Figures SINGLE SLIT DIFFRACTION PATTERN OF LIGHT The diffraction pattern observed with light and a small slit comes up in about every high school and first year university general physics class. The intention of this paper is to explain this pattern at the academic level mentioned above. Light is interesting and mysterious because it consists of both a beam of particles, and of waves in motion. WAVE PARTICLE DUALITY: All carriers of energy and momentum, such as light and electrons, propagate like a wave and exchange energy like a particle....   [tags: Mathematics Math]

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Why The Banjo Makes America Great

- Do you know what a banjo is. In case you don't, a banjo is a four to six stringed instrument with a drum for a head. You probably know that is it played in country and bluegrass bands and might be seen in hillbilly movies. Unfortunately, you might also believe that it's an annoying instrument and has no place in music today. This just may change your mind. It was invented in the early 1800's by African slaves imitating instruments from their own country. The instrument most likely imitated was the banjar which was commonly made from a hollowed out gourd....   [tags: Music Banjo Musical Instrument]

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The Samples - No Room

- The Samples - No Room The cold January air sent chills down my spine as my sister Susan and I hustled down the streets of New Haven, Connecticut. Our destination was a small club called Toads' Place. When we finally arrived at the club I was relieved to feel the warm air inside begin to restore the numbness that had taken over my body. We made our way in to find that the club was virtually empty. This was to be expected, considering we arrived forty-five minutes before the opening band was scheduled to play....   [tags: Music]

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Drugs In The Music Industry

- Drugs in the Music Industry The Music World-glamorous, fast paced, and a world most of us will never be part of. But if we knew what it entailed, would we still want to be. The whole world seems to be building itself around drugs more and more every day, and music industry isn't immune. In fact, music is one of the most influential art forms of today's society, and drugs, especially to today's youth, just add to the attractiveness of it all. In the last two or three years, drugs, especially heroin, have risen in use dramatically....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Music In The United States

- With the start of the 20th century music began to play a huge part in the rapidly maturing United States. The music of the 20th century was not only there to entertain the people but it was more. It was used now to influence and manipulate the listeners, the artists had a goal to entertain and to enlighten the listener so that they could get their messages heard. Music is one of the best ways to advertise and to expand ideas, and many artists knew this. Music rapidly influenced every Americans life....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Today's Social Culture and Rock

- When studying a particular culture, many cultural practices can be observed such as language. One cultural practice that should be very significant is music. Music like language can pass down culture to generations. Cultures often organize the practice of music into groups. In America today's popular form of music would include a rock band. The same socialization processes of any other group within a society are incorporated into forming this band. The author happens to be involved in this form of group and has experienced the socialization process of forming and maintaining a band....   [tags: Sociology]

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Popular Culture of the 1960's

- Popular Culture of the 1960's Popular culture changed a lot during the end of the fifties and the beginning of the sixties as during the fifties the average weekly wage of an employed adult doubled. This meant that people had more money in there pocket for leisure spending. More people had cars and could take day trips to the coast and the doubled wages meant people could take week or two week holidays during the year. The invention of the television was an overnight success. As the average amount of time spent watching television was five hours in the winter and three hours in the summer a day....   [tags: Papers]

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Kid Rock, Fuel, and Buckcherry

- Kid Rock, Fuel, and Buckcherry For my first critical essay, I have chosen to review my attendance and experience at a rock concert. On Thursday January 18, at the Scottenstein Center in Columbus, I attended the concert of the controversial Kid Rock. Other performers at the show included rock bands Fuel and Buckcherry. Although there were only three bands that preformed that night, I found another source of entertainment within the crowd of people; the wild antics of the die hard fans. In my essay I will try and attempt to describe as realistically as possible, my experience....   [tags: Papers]

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The Study of SEN pupils

- The Study of SEN pupils What is the most valuable piece of information a teacher can have about a SEN pupil in order to meet the pupil’s learning needs. The aim of this assignment is to find out what information is available in schools about SEN pupils, and how this data is used to help teachers to understand SEN pupils’ learning needs. I am going to look at what qualitative data and quantitative data they have on SEN pupils and try to decide which piece of information is the most useful for meeting the statutory learning needs or to provide a statutory inclusive education....   [tags: Papers]

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Kansas City Jazz: Influential Persons

- Kansas City Jazz: Influential Persons What is jazz music. A single definition cannot be found. Many writers have attempted to define jazz music only to regress to trying to define what it does. Even this approach is difficult. Writers have only been able to find broad areas to agree up, such as agreeing that jazz is music. But alas, even this is a shortcoming in the eyes of some. Jazz has been so many things throughout it long and illustrious history that it's even hard to point out its origins, which stem from many places, many styles of music, and many people....   [tags: Jazz Influence Kansas City]

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Lyrical Content in Music

- Lyrical Content in Music With lyrical content in music becoming more graphical it is being blamed for behaviour of impressionable teenagers. I am interested in this because I play in a band and listen to a wide range of music. In 1999 the Woodstock festival highlighted this. The festival was originally about peace but as the bands got heavier throughout the night the crowd got worse. By the end of the night there was fires and people stealing everything insight. The bands were accused of inciting riots by the nature of their music....   [tags: Papers]

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Biography of Eric Clapton

- Biography of Eric Clapton Eric Clapton was born on March 30, 1945 in Ripley, Surrey, England. He was born the illegitimate child of Patricia Molly Clapton, who could not afford to raise him at the time. He spent his life being raised by his grandparents, Rose and Jack Clapp, who, until he was nine, shielded him from the fact that he was illegitimate. They pretended they were his parents, while his real mother claimed to be his sister. Even after Clapton knew that he was, in fact, a bastard, he would still visit his mother, and she would still pretend to be his sister....   [tags: Papers]

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The History of Metallica

- The History of Metallica As the nineteen seventies came to a close so did many of the musical styles of that decade. While some faced what seemed to be extinction others went through a sort of evolutionary process. The bands that were at the top of the heavy metal ladder during this time were such acts as Motorhead, Iron Maiden, and Tygers of Pan Tang. These groups would be just some of what the new crop of heavy metal bands would consider inspirational. This style, which is typically referred to as "The New Wave of British Heavy Metal," would fuel and empower many acts to stardom....   [tags: Papers]

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Napster Problem or Solution

- Napster Problem or Solution In mid-1999, 19 year old Northeastern University student Shawn Fanning designed a computer program that allowed one to log on to a central server, and be able to download mp3 music files from another computer at lightning speed, with great ease. He called this program Napster, after his old high school nickname. Since it's inception, Napster has sparked court cases involving every major record company in North America, and created a worldwide debate about copyright infringement and it's effects on the music industry....   [tags: Papers]

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Emo Subculture

- Report In EALD Ways of life (Emo subculture) Table of contents 1. Introduction…………………………………….1 2. Emo subculture…………………………………….1 3. History……………………………..1 4. Music ……………………………………..1 5. Fashion……………………………………….2 4.1 Clothing 4.2 Hairstyle 4.3 Make-ups and accessories 6. Lifestyle …………………………………….3 5.1 What do they believe in. 5.2 What do they do. 7. Values and attitude…………………………………..3 6.1 Viewpoint in life 6.2 Behaviour 6.3 What’s the reason behind all these. 8....   [tags: Subculture]

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Album Reviews

- Album Reviews There is a time to be concise and a juncture to be descriptive. Technology allows downloads to be purchased track by track or the whole album if the user wishes. Music is a physical reaction and in turn whatever one experiences in their gut can be felt by a listener who the composer never meets. When you listen to new music with previously unheard titled tracks from your preferred artist you naturally want to hope for the best. Regrettably, even your favorite bands can sell out posing for cameras that will launch them onto a magazine cover instead of covering the content which previously propelled the ensemble to the top of the charts....   [tags: Music Review]

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Planter Fasciitis

- Planter Fasciitis Introduction Plantar fasciitis is the most ordinary source of heel pain. The plantar fascia (plantar aponeurosis) runs the length of the sole and is a broad flat band of dense connective tissue (ligament) that connects proximally to the medial surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) (Prentice 586). Additionally, the planter fascia fans out distally with fibers and their various small branches attaching to the metatarsophalangeal articulations, which are the joints between the metatarsal bones of the foot and the proximal bones (proximal phalanges) of the toes, and merging into the capsular ligaments (Prentice 586)....   [tags: Heel Bone, Night Splinting]

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The 1960s

- The 1960s may look like any average decade to the random person. But when looked at, it is evident that the 1960s was driven by fulfillment. This fulfillment was crucial in Americas history and looked back even today. All progress is created with a vision which has been seen throughout history. America and its heroic figures all has a vision to strive for the best. That is what America is known for striving to be the best as can be in every way possible. No matter if in the arts, politics, war, or whatever all have moved America to a better place....   [tags: social issues, hispanics, african americans]

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Comanche Indians

- COMANCHE INDIANS The Comanches, exceptional horsemen who dominated the Southern Plains, played a prominent role in Texas frontier history throughout much of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Anthropological evidence indicates that they were originally a mountain tribe, a branch of the Northern Shoshones, who roamed the Great Basin region of the western United States as crudely equipped hunters and gatherers. Both cultural and linguistic similarities confirm the Comanches' Shoshone origins....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Stan Kenton

- Stan Kenton: Progressive Concepts in Jazz Stanley Newcomb Kenton is one of the most influential figures to be found in all of jazz history, even being called "the most significant figure of the Modern Jazz age" by Frank Sinatra (Agostinelli, 6). Kenton's progressive concepts of how music is written and performed greatly affected the genre of jazz, and created something new and unique. Always under controversy, Kenton and his band always strove to do something different, never settling into a niche for long periods of time....   [tags: Jazz Music Biography Bio]

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The Apache Indians

- The Apaches, like most Native Americans, have no written history other than that written by white men. But the story of the Apaches did not begin in the American Southwest but in the northwestern corner of North America, the western Subarctic region of Alaska and Canada. The Apache Indians belong to the southern branch of the Athabascan group, whose languages constitute a large family, with speakers in Alaska, western Canada, and American Southwest. The fact that the Apaches originated in the western mountainous Subarctic region makes their nomadic behavior after the arrival in the American Southwest more comprehensible; the tribes of the Southwest were highly mobile and moved from place to...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Censorship in Music

- “Wanna copy me and do exactly like I did. Try 'cid and get f***ed up worse that my life is. My brain's dead weight, I'm tryin to get my head straight, but I can't figure out which Spice Girl I want to impregnate.”- Eminem “Tight hip huggers (low for sure) Shake a little somethin' (on the floor) I need that, uh, to get me off- Sweat until my clothes come off”- Christina Aguilara “I said, its gettin hot in here (so hot), So take off all your clothes… I am gettin so hot, I wanna take my clothes off”- Nelly Lyrics such as these have flooded the radio stations and MTV since before my time....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Different Music Publications

- Different Music Publications Smash Hits: This publication is aimed at 10-14 year old girls as it contains the types of music that they like such as Steps and Westlife. This type of publication contains interviews, reviews, competitions, charts and the latest pop 'gossip'. They would also give away 'freebies' to help entice the youngsters. Top of the Pops: This type of publication is aimed at a range of people, from 10 year olds to 14 year olds as it contains the types of artists are in to, for instance, from Britney Spears to Gareth Gates....   [tags: Papers]

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The Ojibway Culture

- The Ojibway Culture "The Ojibways affirm that long before they became aware of the white man's presence on this continent, their coming was prophesied by one of their old men, whose great sanctity and oft-repeated fasts enabled him to commune with spirits and see far into the future. He prophesied that the white spirits would come in numbers like sand on the lake shore, and would sweep the red race from the hunting grounds which the Great Spirit had given them as an inheritance. It was phrophesied that the consequences of the white man's appearance would be, to the Anishinabeg, an ending of the world." Ojibway Spear Fishing Ojibway spear fishing was done at night...   [tags: Papers]

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The Bad Touch

- The Bad Touch By listening to the beat, and analyzing the lyrics of the song “The Bad Touch”, can the song be placed into a particular musical genre. There are many different artifacts that I could have pick to write a paper about, but this particular artifact fell into my lap very unrepentantly. After leaving class I got into my truck and turned on the radio, I quickly recognized a particular song that I find very amusing. The song is called “The Bad Touch”, and is performed by a group called the Bloodhound Gang....   [tags: Papers]

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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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The First Amendment

- The First Amendment The foundation of today's society rests upon the words of our forefathers. The Constitution claims that "the people" shape their own government. Who are "the people"to which this document refers. Americans have long struggled with defining "the people". Blacks, women, and homosexuals all deal with this issue, b ut today youth emerge as a challenged group. Students are often a censored body, thus not enjoying protection under the First Amendment. Schools profess they are protecting the rights of the majority, but in actuality, they are violating the rights of the individual through the denial of their First Amendment rights....   [tags: Papers]

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Rock and Roll

- Rock and Roll Rock and Roll is an economic thing," says "pop" singer Jo Stafford, quoted in Billboard, October 13, 1958. "Today's nine-to fourteen year old group is the first generation with enough money given to them by their parents to buy records in sufficent quanities to influence the market. In my youth if I asked my father for 45 cents to buy a record, he'd have thought seriously about having me committed." A teenager growing up in the prior to the end of WW II was forced to take life fairly seriously....   [tags: Papers]

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Music throughout Society

- Music throughout Society We've been talking a lot about social rituals. Well, just what exactly is a social ritual. Social rituals are, basically, traditions or customs that a society has followed for many years. For example, in America, most people follow the custom of dating. In Israel, they tend to follow the tradition of arranged marriages. Yet, in some countries, they use courtship. Even though all three of these approaches to finding a mate are different, they all are very similar because they are all Social Mating Rituals....   [tags: Papers]

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Ancient American Civilizations

- Ancient American Civilizations Cultural development can be separated into three categories of increasing intellect and complexity. Tribal is the lowest form of civilization, Chiefdom the intermediate level, and finally the state level, which represents the highest form of civilization in Ancient America. The tribal band represented the basic primitive level of civilization. In Ancient America, the tribal level was a loose association of bands or villages. The ties between these villages represented a “tribe.” Many of these early groups sustained life in difficult environments, in which climate extremes were usually always present....   [tags: Papers]

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Genealogy of Alfalfa

- Genealogy of Alfalfa In this paper on the genealogy of alfalfa I will begin by telling you about the background and history of alfalfa in the United States. Secondly, I will tell you about the different sources of alfalfa germplasm. Next, I will talk about different studies and experiments that have been done to diversify the breeds of alfalfa. Finally, I will tell you about the genetic makeup of alfalfa and what distinguishes it from other popular plants. Alfalfa otherwise known today as the “Queen of Forage” is thought to have originated in Iran over 2,400 years ago....   [tags: Plants Environment Planting History Essays]

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Physics of Semiconductors

- Semiconductors were being studied in laboratories as early as the 1830's. The materials were usually poor conductors if heated and often carried photoelectric properties. (Electrical production by shining light on the material.) Soon, this property of changing conductivity would become of vital importance to the world of electronics and communications. (Micron) Common semiconductors include silicon, zinc and germanium; however, silicon is by far the most widely implemented due to its abundance. Also, its reasonable speed, simple processing, and useful temperature range make it a good choice among other semiconductors....   [tags: physics conductor semiconductor]

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Beach Boys

- I'm gettin' bugged driving up and down the same old strip, I gotta finda new place where the kids are hip, My buddies and me are getting real well known, Yeah, the bad guys know us and they leave us alone. I Get Around was a number on hit in May of 1964. This was the first of many Beach Boys number of hits. Brian, Carl, and Dennis Wilson were the original founders of the Beach Boys, with them were Mike Love, one of their cousins, and Al Jardine, who was one of Brians’ friends. When the Beach Boys started in 1961, no one expected their music to leave its hometown, Hawthorne, California....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Senior Citizens

- Activity: Chapter 9 After spending an afternoon interviewing my elderly neighbours I gained insight into how they perceive the aging process and its impact on the quality if their lives. First, and foremost they viewed aging in a very positive and healthy manner. The believed that a positive attitude assists in accepting physical and psychosocial changes. They enjoyed the fact that they were both physically fit and cognitively alert. They both felt confident that with the advances made in health care that the quality of their lives would continue to empowering....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Popular Radio

- Popular Radio These days you get into your car, flip on the radio, and what do you hear. A barrage of fake music. Lets name just a few to familiarize you with what I am speaking of: Back Street Boys, N' Sync, Brittany Spears, 98 Degrees, Christina Agulera, Jessica Simpson, the list goes on and on. Where did this surge of teenybopper music come from. Well, it has always been around, yet I don't think it has played such a role in popular music like it does today. Groups like New Kids on the Block and Minueto were some of the first "boy bands" and Paula Abdul and Madonna were among the first "female teen superstars" in the music modern music world....   [tags: Papers]

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Rock

- Rock Later styles of heavy rock music in the 1990s, such as grunge (the typical example being Seattle's Nirvana), show influences of heavy metal but are typically not labelled sub-genres of heavy metal, as opposed to thrash metal and hair metal. The general absence of virtuosic guitar solos is perhaps one reason grunge bands haven't been considered heavy metal bands. Another key artist during this time was Megadeth, which combined the relentless, speedy thrash metal riffs with the fancy guitar soloing of speed metal ala Judas Priest....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Media Effects

- Media Effects The Effects of Media on the Public's Opinion Mass media - have you ever taken the time to consider two articles about the same thing. Some may be more bias against a group or idea, while others keep a strict, non bias view. The way the media portrays events may change or even corrupt people's thoughts on certain public matters. This paper will dissect four articles on the Woodstock riots and show the relationships and differences between them. On a Sunday night, near the closing song of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, there were a few bonfires were reported....   [tags: miscellaneous]

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Grunge Culture

- Grunge Culture Skaters. They are the typical representation of the grunge culture of the ‘90s. Extremely wide pants, pockets that go to the back of their knees, extravagant piercings, intricate tattoos, and twenty-fourth century hair dos are just part of the looks that these so called “grungy people” are made of. Or at least they were when the grunge phenomenon started. With the death of Kurt Cobain, lead singer of Nirvana, the grunge movement seems to have slowed down and even—as some say—disappeared from the main stream pop culture....   [tags: Cultural Skater Grungy Essays]

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Appalachian Music

- Appalachian Music Appalachee - people on the other side Folk music - What is folk music. Traditional songs existing in countries. Handed down through generations. Passes on by word of mouth, not written in musical notation. Don't know who wrote it. Melody and lyrics change as they are passed on. Folk Music is History in song: Tells about daily lives. Tells about Special events - often tragedies, themes of romance, battle, adventure, and history. Purpose of folk music: Entertainment, recreation, socializing, dancing, games....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Gustafsen Lake

- Gustafsen Lake. For centuries, the natives of Canada have been suffering damages through their land and themselves. Events such as Oka, Ipperwash, Lubican, and Gustafsen trails the racism and cruelty to the aboriginals. Land being usurped over for the use of natural supplies or accommodations, being killed and jailed for protecting their rights given bygone ago. Gustafsen Lake shows these attributes when the Secwepemc (Shuswap) was being raided by more than one-hundred RCMP officers for carrying out an ancient ritual that the sun dancers have done for more than a century....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Modern Music

- In an age of error the most influential thing in a child and or a teenagers life is music. Whether it be Reggae, Hip Hop, Gangster Rap, R&B, Oldies Rock, Latin, or Heavy Metal it still has a way to overpower a persons mind no matter how old they are. Right now pretty much everybody that I talk to when I am on the Internet like Rap. I don’t understand how people could listen to non-stop cursing and fast-paced lyrics. Even though my opinion of the music isn’t so great the singers have to get some credit for being able to recite poetry in such a manner....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Catapult Investigations

- Catapult Investigations Planning: Aim - This project involves testing a catapult by using a rubber band to catapult a mass using various forces. Our aim is to choose and investigate variables of our choice and its effects using a simple catapult. Preliminary method - 1. Using a tripod, a rubber band and a long sheet of paper set a catapult. 2. Test it and observe which variables you will keep constant and which you will change. 3. Record the preliminary results into a table....   [tags: Papers]

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Short Changed

- Short Changed They say that the finer things in life are those, which are peaceful. Peaceful, shmeaceful. When it comes to music, nothing can get under your skin and infect your blood stream like the rawness of a good old-fashioned punk rock album from Short Changed. Even though they threw the whole thing together in a day, it sold out within two months. For their first ever five-track album, I could tell they needed a producer because of the quality of the album. But other than that, it was musically and lyrically exceptional....   [tags: Papers]

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Frank Stellar

- Frank Stella An American Artist Frank Stella is an American painter who remains poplar after almost four decades of work. He was born in 1936 and studied at the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts under Patrick Morgan and at Princeton University under William Seitz and Stephen Greene. After 1958 he lived in New York. He came to the fore in the 1960s as one of the most inventive of the new school of Post-Painterly Abstraction, a reaction against Abstract Expressionism. He was then exhibited widely in New York, Los Angeles, and elsewhere....   [tags: Biography]

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Free Companies

- Free Companies In 1337 hostilities erupted between France and England that would continue, with brief times of peace, until 1453. This war, which lasted for over a century, would latter be known as The Hundred Years' War. One of the terms that originated during this war were bands of mercenaries formed in France called Free Companies. To understand Free Companies fully one must first look at the Hundred Years War for explanation. "The Hundred Years War was the last great medieval war." (http://www.cfcsc.dnd.ca/links/milhist/100.html) Not only was this war between kings, but lesser nobles too were fighting for their own interests, while they fought for their country....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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frank sinatra

- Sinatra, Frank (1915-1998), American singer and motion-picture actor, one of the most famous American singers of his generation. Born Francis Albert Sinatra in Hoboken, New Jersey, he sang with the big bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey in the 1930s.Influenced by American singers Bing Crosby and Billie Holiday, Sinatra anticipated the decline of big-band instrumental jazz music and helped establish an enthusiastic climate for popular singers. In the 1940s Sinatra embarked on a solo career and became the idol of so-called bobby-soxers, teenage girls who swooned over his crooning, soft-voiced singing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Isengard Biography

- ISENGARD Biography Isengard was formed during October 2002 by the two guitarists Ramy Sidky and Wael Sameh …Their aim was to create and develop artful and innovative melodic music . After a short period of time , the bassist Abdalla , who had been jamming with the guitarist Ramy Sidky for a long time , joined the band . Then an intensive seek for a drummer and a vocalist took place by the band members until the drummer Ahmed Abdelsalam joined the band . Knowing that power metal vocalists are rare species....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Grunge

- Grunge In the isolated city of Seattle during the mid 1980's a new sound and attitude was developing. Although it didn't yet have a coined term it would later become know as Grunge, "originally a tounge-in cheek term for the pungent guitar noise propagated by the cultish independent label Sub Pop" ("Grunge"). This mix of 70's metal and early 80's punk blasted into mainstream America and brought the hard rock sound of the 70's back to life, but the sudden, unexpected and to some unwanted, fame and popularity would prove to much for it and like so many pop culture movements before, it would fade away under the pressure("History")....   [tags: Papers]

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90s

- Music in the nineties can be simply described as diverse. Diverse meaning that music has been segregated into hundreds of groups. This report will refer in detail to three genres of music: Alternative Country, Rap, Alternative Rock. It will also cover certain aspects indicative of the 90's. Alternative Country Music In 1990, a band called Uncle Tupelo from Belleville, Illinois, released their debut album. Titled No Depression, it featured a rough mixture of punk-rock songs, but it also added something different: several toned-down, acoustic ballads that had a distinct country flavor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Radar Detector

- Radar Detector Every person has a tendency to speed while they are driving. But most people still drive slowly because nobody wants to get a speeding ticket. But now, during the development of technology, people invented something called the radar detector, which can avoid you from getting caught while you are driving over speed. In this paper, I want to talk about the Passport 8500 X50 comparing to the Valentine One and Bel 985, which is known as the world’s best radar detector. Before trying to discuss this detector; it is important to know either the history of the radar detector or the difference of the police signals....   [tags: Speeding Driving Technology Essays]

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Electronic Music

- Electronic Music Lets go back to 1916 where Hugo Balle, Tristan Tzara, Marcel Janco, and Richard Hue- Isenbeck are finding the Dada artistic movement. These guys are a bunch of anarchists living in Zurich, Switzerland. The Dada movement preaches the “essence of spirit” the freedom of expression, hatred to “the great war” (or what we later called World War 1) , with a want to preserve the middle class, while humankind was degrading morally, with little or no hopes for a bright future. This goes in context with this CS3 course in how before world war 1, man thought so much was to come....   [tags: Art]

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Latin Jazz

- Latin Jazz Last Sunday I went to jazz bar in Manhattan and I listened “Latin Jazz?E Latin jazz is “a fusion of African and indigenous rhythms from the entire Latin American Diaspora with the language of jazz?E It was first known as coop, but you are now familiar with it as afro-Cuban. When talking about afro-Cuban jazz, it is difficult to not mention certain turning points in history that made this music possible. The roots of much, of the music might be traced back to African Cuban slaves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Abenaki

- INTRODUCTION Abenaki The Abenaki Indians lived in the northern part of New England and the southern part of the Canadian Maritimes. The Abenaki were divided into eastern, western, and maritime divisions. The eastern Abenaki were located in modern day Maine, to the east of New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The southern boundaries of the Abenaki homeland were near the present northern border of Massachusetts. The western Abenaki lived on the eastern shores of Lake Champlain. The Maritime Abenaki were found on the border between what is now Maine and New Brunswick....   [tags: essays research papers]

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british punk

- Punk This is Peter Inskip coming to you live from triple j, with this week’s segment in our ‘Music and Society’ series. For the next half hour we’ll be looking at the punk music scene starting in the mid-seventies. Punk was born in the early 70’s in New York, and is still evolving. No other style in the history of rock, has been so uncompromising, or made such a dramatic impression as Punk Rock. The two versions of punk, the original American and its British descendent, were very different. British punk was aggressive and angry....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kurt Cobain

- Kurt Cobain The number one cause of death in teens is suicide. Looking back to one of the most commonly known and most devistating suicides, of Kurt Cobain lead singer of the former band Nirvana. In his time of music he had the world in his hands. He used personal turmoil as fuel for great music. Suprisingly, he seemed unusually tortured by success. The author of Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana said, "He was a very bright, sweet, generous, and caring person, perhaps a little too sweet and sensitive for the business he was in." One of Cobain's biggest worries was that his band had sold out....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Louis Armstrong

- Louis Armstrong Heroes are needed in the world to give people something to look up to, someone to be like. Louis Armstrong over came such adversities as poverty, a lack of good education, and racism to become one of the greatest jazz player not just of the 1920s but of the 20th century. Armstrong was one of the creators of Jazz and was one of the most popular entertainers from the 1920s. Starting out at a young age he never knew that one day he would be such a popular jazz player and also not knowing that one day he might even be called a hero....   [tags: Jazz Player Music Musician Biography Essays]

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The Ramones

- The Ramones The splitting up of the Ramones gives us the opportunity to draw a definitive profile and to give some kind of sense to the frenetical life lived by one of the greatest bands of the rock history. Some might say that we're exaggerating. How can we consider a group that never changed anything since its start as "big". What credibility these old rockers dressed in black leather have at the beginning of the new millenium. These are the two criticisms that are usually made concerning the four "Big Apple Men", and that are denied by irrefutable facts: more than 2.000 concerts; about 20 albums of great quality, 3 of which are part of the rock history; thousands of...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Woodstock 1969

- Many large concerts have occurred in the United States, but none have been as symbolic as the three-day music and art fest that touted the slogans of peace and love. This event was identified as such as a result of the peace movement and the emergence of the flower children. Woodstock Music Festival took place near Woodstock New York on August 15, 16, and 17, 1969, and became a symbol of the 1960s American counterculture. Woodstock began with the following four partners: Michael Lang, the manager of a rock band, Artie Kronfeld, an executive at Capitol Records, and two capitalists, John Roberts and Joel Rosenman who supplied most of the money and the original idea....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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New Nightclub

- New Nightclub Introduction ============ My business idea is a new nightclub based in Tenby, Pembrokeshire. The nightclub will initially serve the music and social entertainment market, promoting bands and music acts from all over Wales, and also playing music that the customers want to hear. The genres of music played and performed will depend on the results of my forthcoming questionnaire. I expect there will be a demand for this service as the only competition in or around the Tenby area is The Night Owl and The Sands, neither have live music....   [tags: Papers]

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Punk Music

- Punk Music Introduction: Often when people think of punk music they still think of the eighties “down with government beat the hell out of your neighbor get wasted” stereotype. It oges without saying that punk music has earned it’s reputation for being high impact, loud, energetic and intense. However people often associate the message of all punk music as containing nothing more then violent anti-government statements and messages of alienation. Many people share the view that it has nothing to say and has offered nothing but a continued sentiment of hostility towards it’s fans....   [tags: Papers]

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Frank Sinatra

- Frank Sinatra Francis Albert Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken , New Jersey . He began singing in amateur shows in 1933 and formed a musical group called the Hoboken Four . Bandleader Harry James discovered Sinatra's act at the Rustic Cabin in New Jersey in 1939 . Their best recording together , "All or Nothing at All ", did not become a hit until after the singer's solo career took off four years later . Then during the early 40's Frank Sinatra was getting involved in the jazz nightlife , his jazzy style developed with trombonist Tommy Dorsey's band ....   [tags: Papers]

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Native Sovereignty

- Native Sovereignty In the following assignment, I will discuss the issue of native sovereignty in Canada, and address the question; "Can native sovereignty coexist with Canadian sovereignty?" To answer this question I will summarize two articles that discuss the issue. The first by John A. Olthius and Roger Townshend entitled "The Case for Native Sovereignty", and the second, by Thomas Flanagan, entitled "Native Sovereignty: Does Anyone Really want an Aboriginal Archipelago?" I will be taking the position against the coexistence of native sovereignty with Canadian sovereignty....   [tags: Papers]

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Avenged Sevenfold

- There are two ways to live life, for instance you can live as if nothing is a miracle, or you can live as if everything is a miracle. Be thankful for everything you have and realize the importance of spending as much time as possible with a loved one. There are some things that must be understood about life. For instance there are some things in life that you do not want to happen but no matter how hard you try it still happens. It is tough to get everything you want. You can’t rely on the future because you never know what is coming....   [tags: Music]

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Anasazi Culture

- Long before the coming of the so-called "civilized" Europeans, North America was inhabited by traveling bands of ancient people. Nomadic tribes, these early ancestors of Southwest Native Americans traveled the land in search of food from the thriving herds of large animals. But possibly as early as A.D. 900, as the wandering herds began to diminish, these people began to settle down and developed societies and cultures around what is called the Four Corners area of the southwest, in southern Utah and Colorado, and northern Arizona and New Mexico....   [tags: Native American Indians]

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Woodstock 69

- Woodstock 69 The Sixties were an exciting revolutionary period with great cultural change. Some people called it the "decade of discontent" due to the race riots in Detroit and LA, and the demonstrations against the Vietnam War. Other people called it the decade of "Peace, Love, and Harmony". The sixties were about assassination, unforgettable fashion, new styles of music, civil rights, gay and women's liberation, Vietnam, Neil Armstrong landing on the moon, peace marches, sexual freedom, drug experimentation, and Woodstock (Woodstock 1)....   [tags: Music History Woodstock Festival]

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Jazz

- Early Jazz The earliest easily available jazz recordings are from the 1920's and early 1930's. Trumpet player and vocalist Louis Armstrong ("Pops", "Satchmo") was by far the most important figure of this period. He played with groups called the Hot Five and the Hot Seven; any recordings you can find of these groups are recommended. The style of these groups, and many others of the period, is often referred to as New Orleans jazz or Dixieland. It is characterized by collective improvisation, in which all performers simultaneously play improvised melodic lines within the harmonic structure of the tune....   [tags: essays research papers]

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MP3

- What is the hottest buzzword around the Internet today. What topic has replaced ‘sex’ as the most searched for term on the web. The answer to both of these questions is MP3 audio. MP3 stands for MPEG 1 Layer 3 Audio, which is a digital audio compression format developed by the Moving Picture Experts Group. It takes a CD audio file and gets rid of all the frequencies on the song that can’t be heard by the human ear, thus ridding the data file of much wasted space. With compression, the files turn out to be around four times smaller than the original with the same, near CD quality audio....   [tags: essays research papers]

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- Kelley - guitar Scooter - vocals/guitar Jeremy - bass Sam - drums Terry - guitar After the dawn of Alternative Rock, dozens of bands began focusing their negative energy to create spiteful songs that resonated with crashing guitars and howling, pain-stricken vocals. Depression and frustration became the emotional conditions of the hour, and the music scene became glutted with groups that either feigned despair, or were so bleak they became inextricably tangled in their own gloom. Today, in an era where angst and volume have become passe, there are still a handful of bands that choose to internalize anguish and regurgitate it as a visceral, deeply moving melody....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ragtime

- Ragtime was a very influential part of the development of jazz. Ragtime became very popular in the late 1800’s. Ragtime’s distinct style set it apart from the other genres. Syncopation is what defines this art form. This is when the loud accents fall in between the beats. Anything that is syncopated is basically ragtime. One of the most important ragtime composers was Scott Joplin. Like all great artists, Joplin did not restrict himself to this favored art form. Both before the advent of ragtime and after, Joplin composed marches and waltzes, including the syncopated waltzes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rock

- The music genre of Rock, thought by some to be the devil’s music, to me is an inspiration and it helps me deal with situations going on in my life. If you listen to Rock you know what I’m saying, but by most people who do not, they are so put in there ways of believing that anybody even listening to it is a devil worshipper, or some drug addict and is out casted because of what they listen to. That is totally arrogance and I for one am really serious about music and couldn’t see living without it....   [tags: essays research papers]

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korn

- Born in Bakersfield, California, Korn has become one of the most popular new bands of the nineties. They have revolutionized heavy-metal music as we know it (or used to know it), by injecting several different musical influences into traditional rock, from hip-hop and rap, to 70's funk music. This strange blend gives Korn a sound of its own. It is because of them that we coined the phrase: “hardcore metal”. Korn’s first single “Blind” opened up the doors for hardcore music in 1994. The song introduced lightning fast drum arrangements, frightening guitar riffs, hammer style bass lines, and scratchy, screaming vocals....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jazz

- Jazz Jazz is a very intriguing musical style. Jazz music gives the musician space to improve his/her ideas to the world by using their knowledge of swinging rhythms, scales and chords. I believe that musicians only play jazz for the love of it. Not all jazz musicians become millionaires. Listening to the radio today makes me feel sick to my stomach because I can never hear any new rock band or rap group come up with new and original songs. They either sing about their girlfriend dumping them or they sing about life in the ghetto....   [tags: Music Musical Papers]

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Subculture

- Subculture There is something about the ideology of a subculture that sparks an interest in me. Maybe it is intriguing due to its members’ originality, courage to stand up for beliefs, or freely expressing their own self- identity. A subculture forms by individuals taking a risk, separating themselves from the mainstream, and forming their own distinctive norms, not caring what the “normal” members of the mainstream society think of them. Or do they care. Maybe that is the exact statement a subculture is making....   [tags: Punk Subcultures England Essays]

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Percussion

- Drums are among the oldest musical instruments. The best known of percussion instruments, they are found throughout the world and in a great variety of shapes and sizes. A drum normally consists of a skin or other membrane, called a head, which is stretched over an enclosed space or over one or both ends of a hollow vessel. Exceptions include the African slit drum, made from a hollowed-out tree trunk, and the Caribbean steel drum, made from a metal barrel. Drums are usually played by the hands or by one or two sticks....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Electronica

- Electronica Electronica is a term coined to describe a relatively new genre of music. This type of music generally revolves around maniplating music in a digital and analog sense. Over time, as technology has improved, the growth of computers and other electronic musical instruments, such as synthesizers, and drum machines has greatly increased the capabilities of electronica. The very first instances of "electronica" were created by the ancient Greeks, who with their intrinsic ingenuity created machines for this very purpose....   [tags: Music Musical History Essays]

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Uranus

- Uranus 2,870,990,000 km (19.218 AU) from the Sun, Uranus hangs on the wall of space as a mysterious blue green planet. With a mass of 8.683e25 kg and a diameter of 51,118 km at the equator, Uranus is the third largest planet in our solar system. It has been described as a planet that was slugged a few billion years ago by a large onrushing object, knocked down (never to get up), and now proceeds to roll around an 84-year orbit on its belly. As the strangest of the Jovian planets, the description is accurate....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Harrison

- Harrison "Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut is a short story and a film that portrays numerous facets of human psychology linked with themes that portray a bleak future for the human species. Among these themes is the importance of individuality, the need for knowledge of one’s history, and the stunning effect that one individual can produce through his vision of the truth. The government in this futuristic world of 2053 has manipulated human intelligence to the point where all persons are required to wear bands that rest on their temples....   [tags: essays papers]

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