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Christos Tsiolkas's Loaded as Grunge Writing

- Christos Tsiolkas's Loaded as Grunge Writing Grunge writing as described in Ian Sysons lecture and article Smells Like Market Spirit is to be a fad or marketing ploy to cash in on the grunge scene and to have the same properties and appeal as grunge music, which emerged from Seattle’s underground just before the emergence of grunge writing in Australia. The properties of grunge music are raw sound, distorted guitars, contrasting song dynamics, focus on music, rejection of theatrics, inspired by metal/indie/rock/punk, angst filled lyrics, and an appeal towards the disgruntled youth of generation X....   [tags: Tsiolka Loaded Grunge Writing]

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Musical Soundscape Lead to Grunge

- During the early 1990s, the musical soundscape of Seattle gave an insight into how modern America demolishes its ever-changing trends. Grunge was one of the best well-known punk rock genre music trends that started out in the Northwest. From guitar playing of Jimi Hendrix to the manic riffs first struck by Kurt Cobain, music from Seattle has established to be both ageless and influential from the Northwest. The Pacific Northwest is a very diverse and music loving cultural area. While the main culture comes from Anglo-Americans and Canadians, there are many other ethnicity influences as well, which make the Northwest so diverse....   [tags: pacific northwest, bands, billboard ]

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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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Grunge: The Musical Revolution that Changed America

- ... Front-man Kurt Cobain still holds a place as a music icon, and it is the general opinion that his demise in 1994 was also the demise of grunge music. Grunge was extremely different from the other genres of music that were popular in the 1980s and 1990s, both musically and thematically. Grunge possessed a strong melodic quality, despite its slightly distorted sound. Unlike other forms of rock during that time, it did not seem to center on guitar solos. It also did not share the same lyrical themes as punk and metal....   [tags: Seattle music scene, fashion]

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Comparison Between Metal and Grunge Music

- The musical genres for metal and grunge are often mistaken for the same genre. Many people make this mistake because the two are often loud, and the person listening to it does not give the music a chance to show its differences. Nevertheless, the two genres of music have some similarities, but also several important differences. One similarity that the two genres share is their guitar tones. Both of these genres use extreme amounts of distortion in their guitar playing. Both also have the high settings on their amps set to a higher level than their mids, to give the guitar tone a crisp crunchy sound....   [tags: Music]

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- 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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The Nirvana Rebellion: Impact on Rock 'n' Roll

- ... Though commercial success established Nirvana as one of the most successful bands of all time, it was also their cultural significance that made Nirvana a true game-changer of the music industry. As mentioned before, commercial success was not the only factor that makes Nirvana a catalyst of change. Their cultural impact was significant, and it still lasts today; it can be seen through various other musicians and bands that emerged after Nirvana. Having a rabid and devoted group of supporters, Kurt Cobain himself was not just an icon of rock music, but also a spiritual idol for a generation of teenagers....   [tags: the grunge revolution, Seattle sound]

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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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David Carson - The Father of Grunge

- INTRODUCTION David Carson is a person, who broke the mold of traditional design, without having a proper graphic design education, not knowing the rules of design. He forced typography to change and inspired many creators to redefine what design is. David had an interesting way of creative development, through his design career which he started in 80’s. He commenced his activity as an editorial designer for a very limited audience, and then took his career further, and became highly demanded in more conventional areas of design....   [tags: design subculture, designer]

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Nirvana’s Effect on American Culture and Society

- The American rock band Nirvana impacted American culture and society by paving the way for the punk rock subculture into mainstream corporate America. Punk rock music stems from the rock genre but has its own agenda. The crux of punk rock is that it is a movement of the counterculture against the norms of society. Punk rock in itself is made up of a subculture of people who rejected the tameness of rock and roll music during the 1970s. (Masar, 2006, p. 8). The music stresses anti-establishment and anti-authoritarian ideas in its lyrics as well as scorns political idealism in American society....   [tags: rock'n roll bands, grunge genre]

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Why Is Nineties Alternative Rock the Best Music Ever?

- The nineties were an exceptional decade for music which, unfortunately, has not been reprised to this day. The formerly mentioned decade witnessed the emergence of alternative rock music as an outlet for those who were saturated by the excesses that characterized the eighties and the lack of substance of some of its music. Accordingly, during the nineties, music audiences began to value talent over appearance, catchy rhythms, meaningless lyrics, and flashy choreographies. Moreover, throughout this time, music was conceived as a means to inspire and move listeners, rather than a mere tool for product placement....   [tags: grunge, music generes]

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Comparison of Thrusscross Grange and Wuthering Heights

- Comparison of Thrusscross Grange and Wuthering Heights Never have two more opposing places existed than Thrusscross Grange and Wuthering Heights. Wuthering Heights is a dwelling characterized by fiery emotions, primal passions, bitter vengeance, and blatant evil. Thrushcross Grange is a peaceful, beautiful abode which epitomizes all that is good and lovely. Emily Bronte includes these two places in the Romantic novel, Wuthering Heights, to create a contrast which furthers the overall theme of good vs....   [tags: Wuthering Heights Thrusscross Grange Essays]

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The Grudge

- The Grudge The Grudge is a magnificent horror film based in Japan. Many years ago a family of three lived in that house- Kayoto, her husband and their little son, Toshio. Kayoto fell in love with Peter, her lecturer and wrote about him a lot in her diary. When Toshio’s father found out, he killed Kayoto and Toshio, and then hanged himself. When they die the curse is on the house and whoever enters the house will get cursed and eventually die. During the credits the background is bright red which symbolizes blood plus the fonts of the credits are dark blooded letters....   [tags: Film Review]

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The Grudge

- Lesson Four: Capstone Review (The Grudge) The film I recently watched was The Grudge. The film was filmed entirely in Tokyo where Japanese director Takaghi Shimizu brought the popular Japanese horror stories to the American movie viewers. I went into The Grudge expecting a horror film based on the previews I had seen. When I watched the movie I found it to be quite a bit scary than what the previews had made it to be. So the film held up to its previews, however it was scary I would not rank it very high....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Grudge Between the Whigs and the Jacksonians

- Since the founding of the nation, opposing opinions have slowed the decisions of the United States government. The two party system would eventually come to dominate the political world of Congress and had fully come of age by 1840 after both originating out of the Democratic - Republican Party of the early 1800’s. During the 1830’s and the 1840’s, the rivalling parties of the Whigs and the Jacksonian democrats would create a grudge match within the government. Matters regarding the political issues of the extension of western boundaries and the power the government held as well as the economic issues regarding the bank and tariffs would strengthen the rivalry between the two parties....   [tags: politics, parties, territiory]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' The Grudge '

- AIn the movie, The Grudge (2004), a woman is used to play the four big roles, which are the main character, supporting character, victim who dies early, and the evil creature, which is the dead mother who is now a ghost. The main character, Karen Davis, is an exchange student who works at the same place as one of the supporting characters as a care-worker. Throughout the movie, she learns about the events that brought the ghost into existence, while simultaneously being followed by the ghost. In the end, she attempts to kill the ghost, but it survives and continues to follow her....   [tags: Gender role, Gender, Woman, Femininity]

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The La Grange Fire Department

- General: The Rules and Regulations of the La Grange Fire Department are a guide to the prudent action of employees of the Department, its career firefighters, and administrative personnel. Definitions: Employee – Shall refer to career officers and firefighters, and clerical staff. Fire Department Property – Shall refer to the building, equipment, grounds and vehicles occupied all or in part, by the La Grange Fire Department regardless of location. Village Property – Shall refer to all Village owned or occupied space and/or equipment....   [tags: Collective bargaining, Employment, Firefighting]

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Peace Here At The Grange

- Peace is so hard to find. Too often it is out of reach. No just my own, but of itself. If one person’s peace does not give another peace how then can that peace exist. Catherine was never at peace here at the Grange. Happy, perhaps somewhat, but definitely not peaceful. Her heart longed for the fire and the passion that was so far out of reach. A fire that lied elsewhere; in a place where home is not a where, but a who. She longed for Heathcliff in a way she never longed for me. So it burned me with a rage I had never experienced before, to see him so close to her in her final, most intimate moments....   [tags: Debut albums, English-language films]

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The Fatal Grudge

- “For I have decided to send Ad Patres[Spanish for “to the fathers”] the feminists who have ruined my life.” -Marc Lepine, suicide note. It was the early evening of December 6, 1989; just nineteen day’s before Christmas. The students of Montreal’s Ecole Polytechnique were just finishing their classes when a stranger walked into the engineering building. Like a sadistic Santa he carried a Sturm Ruger Mini-14 automatic rifle, knives and bandoleers of ammunition. The stranger was Marc Lepine. At the end of the day he would be dead along with 14 women; leaving a suicide note blaming feminists for his actions....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Analysis Of The Story ' Thrushcross Grange ' And ' Wuthering Heights '

- The story begins from the point of view of an outsider, who temporarily resides in Yorkshire Moor, Northern England in 1801. The actual event concerns itself with two families who live in Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights, each four miles apart, in 1778. Thrushcross Grange is two miles within Thrushcross Park. Gimmerton is the nearest town that provides residence for minor characters. Penistone Crags is a desolate, but beautiful rocky landscape that is a mile and a half away from the Heights that becomes a symbol of freedom, youth, and carefreeness; this is especially true for Catherine Linton....   [tags: Wuthering Heights, Catherine Earnshaw]

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The Relationship between Grange and Ruth in Third Life of Grange Copeland

- "The Third Life of Grange Copeland" An unconventional relationship between a grandfather and granddaughter linked with murder, deep strung emotions and change, only briefly describes the different happenings of the book The Third Life of Grange Copeland, by Alice Walker. The novel reads like a soap opera moving from one violent dysfunctional generation of a family to the next. The book comes to show the development of a relationship between Grange Copeland and his granddaughter, Ruth. Through the growth of their relationship it can be seen that people have the ability to change and that they can break free from social constraints....   [tags: American Literature]

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Importance of Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange

- In the novel Wuthering Heights, a story about love that has turned into obsession, Emily Bronte manipulates the desolate setting and dynamic characters to examine the self-destructive pain of compulsion. Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is a novel about lives that are intertwined with one another. All the characters in this novel are commingled in their relationships with Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange. The setting used throughout the novel Wuthering Heights helps to set the mood to describe the characters....   [tags: Wuthering Heights Essays]

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Wuthering Heights versus Thrushcross Grange

- In Emil Brontë's novel "Wuthering Heights" the two main residences, Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange, are both grand, wealthy houses lying near the wild, Yorkshire moors, "completely removed from the stir of society" (pg1). Besides these similarities though, they are almost exact opposites. Wuthering Heights is associated with passion, nature and the elemental whereas Thrushcross Grange epitomises civilisation, peace and order. The characteristics of both abodes are also evident in their respective residents....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Analysis Of Emily Bronte 's Wuthering Heights And Thrushcross Grange

- With great power comes great responsibility; one could flip this statement around and say that with great responsibility comes great power. Often times those who have the most responsibility, although they also have the most power, go greatly unnoticed. Emily Bronte uses the character Ellen “Nelly” Dean to show that the many complex roles of a servant, no matter how minute, have great power and control that hides under their responsibilities and tasks. Despite the social placement of the characters they all trust Nelly and her friendship, which gives her a great deal of control over any events that occur in Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange....   [tags: Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff, Catherine Earnshaw]

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The Salem Witch Trials in The Crucible by Arthur Miller

- ... When Reverend Hale arrives at Salem, he goes to see what is wrong with Betty. Quickly, Hale concludes that witchcraftery is likely the cause of Betty’s sickness, but he is not officially sure. While Hale was inspecting Betty, Giles Corey, an old landowner, asked Hale a question. Giles was curious about why his wife was reading strange books at night and how it had interrupted his prayers. Later on Hale asks Abigail if they were conjuring spirits, she then says that it was all Tituba's doing....   [tags: hysteria, grudge, foes, trials]

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How the Houses in Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights Compare

- How the Houses in Thrushcross Grange and Wuthering Heights Compare Wuthering Heights and Thrushcross Grange are two exact opposites separated by the neutral territory of the moors, a dreamlike place thought of as heaven by Heathcliff and Catherine. Although both estates are wealthy, there is a definite difference in class between them and this bears greatly on the characters from both estates ability to socialise with each other. The two different buildings have their own strengths and weaknesses and the characters reflect their features....   [tags: Emily Bronte Literature Essays]

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Lessons Learned the Hard Way

- Life is filled with lessons, and often times there are little reminders to keep those lessons in our minds for later use. Sometimes lessons learned in life are learned the hard way, like in Cole’s instance. One of the lessons Cole learned is in order to heal he must first right his wrongs; stop blaming those around him for his problems, and to forgive. To Cole, these were just cliché sayings repeated on and on by others around him who didn’t trust. He always brushed these words aside thinking he could do everything on his own and life only revolved around him....   [tags: blaming, forgive, grudge, spirit, bear]

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A Report Into Rubbish, Waste and Recycling Services Provided by Newcastle City Council

- ... 3.2.4 The survey questionnaire also gives us information about the level of satisfaction that they have from the rubbish, waste and recycle bin collection service provided by city council. On average people are somewhat satisfied or neutral towards the service provided. There are also a few people who are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with services provided by the local council. 3.2.5 According to the survey questionnaire more people are recycling their waste. Some of the residents are still recycling their waste same as before....   [tags: waste management, Tudor Grange, Kingston Park]

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Not "Just Another Name" by Lifehouse

- “Yesterday, she was just a little girl pretending she was queen. She didn't know it would change her world, didn't know what this would mean. Which mask will you wear today. How about the one with the pretty smile. To you it's just another day in a life you haven't lived in quite a while. Everybody knows your name, but they don't know who you are. But to them it's just a game, and I think it's gone too far.” In these lyrics from Lifehouse’s “Just Another Name,” the viewers can easily see the heart of Lifehouse....   [tags: music, genre, radio track]

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Development And Demise of The Seattle Sound

- The “Seattle sound”, a phrase coined for music created by Alternative-style rock bands based in Seattle, is said to contain three (3) basic elements: it is loud, it is honest, and it is borne of musicians that have experienced a degree of difficulty in achieving recognition. The “Seattle sound”, often times referred to as “grunge”, is notorious for being performed at exceedingly high volume. It has been defined as honest music because it is performed in a raw and unrefined manner, without the aid of electronic polishing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Moral Panics: A Social Problem

- Any person over the age of 12 would have no problem recalling the panic of the H1N1 virus in the United States in 2009. An acute sniffle. The only possibly explanation is Swine Flu. When in reality, during the prime of this epidemic, only about 12,000 fatalities occurred. Now we look back and find these “panics” merely an overreaction. Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a panic as “a situation that causes many people to become afraid and to rush to do something.” However in class, it was discussed that a moral panic is a social problem that is largely unsubstantiated....   [tags: Fear, Nationwide, Teens]

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Alternative Rock: Shedown The Band

- The band I picked to write about is Shinedown, and I think that their style is Alternative Rock that is rooted from hard rock and a little bit of a grunge sound with it also in vocals on a few of their songs. Most of their songs cover the hard rock beats and instruments in them. They don’t use a lot of electronic sounds or experimental sounds, but they do use guitar, bass, and drums. Brent Smith, the lead vocalist, has a strong voice, and his lyrics are somewhat poetic sometimes. They don’t have “concept albums,” for they usually have albums full of singles....   [tags: music, electronic sound, album]

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A Brief History of Heavy Metal

- Many people view heavy metal as loud, obnoxious music played by people with no talent and listened to by a bunch of head banging punks who do not like listening to “real music”. But many people do not know anything about heavy metal or its history. Heavy metal is a term widely characterizing a style of music that is loud, aggressive, and extremely popular. Heavy metal is extremely diverse and has many sub genres which is why not all heavy metal bands sound the same. Many different heavy metal bands and sub genres originate from all over the world....   [tags: Music]

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the Writing on the Walls

- Graffiti is known as a system of altering or decorating walls, buildings, and numerous other types of abundantly available and widely seen landmarks found in large cities. The term graffiti, derived from the singular graffito, is a term that originates from Italy. These days our basic idea of graffiti as an art form has drastically changed since the origin on the expression. According to the Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, graffito formerly was the title of an artistic approach to adding different designs against a canvas of sorts....   [tags: Political Advertisement, Visually Enhanced]

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The History of Rock

- The History of Rock As one of the most popular music genres, rock music has grown and expanded to incorporate many styles throughout the years. A rock band usually consists of a vocalist, an acoustic drum kit played with a strong beat, usually a back beat, and features electric and acoustic guitars. From its beginnings in the late 1950s and early 1960s until the present day, rock has changed styles seemingly every decade as new bands become popular because of their unique style of music. Throughout the years rock has influenced our culture and helped shape the world we live in today....   [tags: Music Musical Historical Essays]

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Despite the Trends in Fashion, Teenagers Should Dress Appropriately

- Fashion is in demand for all walks of life, young and old, male or female, and rich or poor. Fashion is a way to express one’s self and also a way of showing off. Fashion is being who you are. For most teens, image is important. Despite the provocativeness of much of today's fashion, it is possible for teen's to dress appropriately while keeping up with the latest trends. In 1970's the latest fashion trends included, disco look, tie dye shirt, and fringe. The Disco look was one of the fashion styles in 1970’s because of the disco music station was introduced on New York radio....   [tags: self-image, self-expression]

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The Rise Of Drugs And The Aids Crisis

- Through the 1990s, America continued to deal with the prevalence of drugs and the AIDS crisis. Significant advances in technology led to replicating digital media through “CD Burners”. MTV had launched the first reality show filming young women and men of different backgrounds living in a house together coined “The Real World”. Conversely, many things were brewing beyond the countries’ borders. The Gulf War had started along with conflicts in Bosnia. Many eyes were on South Africa as the fight against apartheid raged on....   [tags: Generation Y, Generation X, Alanis Morissette]

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Rock Music through the Ages

- From clubs in Britain, to the garages in the United States, rock music is and has been taking the world head on for 60 years. It has always been the rebel in the music world, breaking all the rules and always making unexpected turns. With this said, let’s go back to where it all started, back to the 1950’s… Around the mid 1950’s, a new type of music began to rise in the Southern United States. This music was like no other, for it wasn’t defined as just one type of music, but it had elements of many different genres all combined into one, this is music was called rock....   [tags: history of rock 'n' roll, musical genres]

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The Musical Sound Transporting Audiences

- The Musical Sound Transporting Audiences Though Time and space at Downtown Disney On the evening of October the 28th, I had the privilege of experiencing the rock band Failure and opening guest Local H and …You will Know us by the Trail of the Dead at the House of blues in Anaheim. While all of the bands have roots in hard and or grunge rock, they have developed a mature sound. What starts out like a strong shot of whisky also has the complexities and notes of a full-bodied merlot. The venue is located in the center Downtown Disney, providing opportunities to enjoy Cajun influenced flavors of New Orleans as well as nearby shopping and entertainment....   [tags: Rock music, Heavy metal music, Depeche Mode]

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1991: An Amazing Year!

- History is replete with examples of the rise and fall of once great empires. December 1991 saw the end of a two super power world with the fall of the Soviet Union. In December, “as the world watched in amazement, the Soviet Union disintegrated into fifteen separate countries” (Cold War Museum). The United States was overjoyed as its enemy was, “brought to its knees, thereby ending the Cold War which had hovered over these two superpowers since the end of World War II” (Cold War Museum)....   [tags: The Year 1991]

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What Defines Alternative Rock

- Rock music is a term that should be familiar. Originally dubbed “rock and roll” in the 1940’s and 1950’s, rock and roll is almost always fronted by an electrical guitar and heavily influenced by blues, R&B, and even country music. By the late 1960’s and early 1970’s rock and roll began to be shortened to just “rock music”, and the entire style starting branching out into other sub-genres such as punk rock, heavy metal, garage rock, hard rock, among others. The sub-genre in question however is Alternative Rock, which is generally defined as despite following the fundamentals of rock music, it strays away from what is considered “mainstream” at the time by using concepts such as extensive...   [tags: music genres]

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Nirvana - Nevermind

- History of Rock and Roll There possibly isn't an album in history that is as genre defining as Nirvana's Nevermind. Released in 1991, it single handedly was responsible for the birth of what became to be known as grunge and has gone on to sell over 10 million copies in the United States alone (Stuessy, Joe). It reached number 1 in 1991 and was the first album to bring Seattle grunge to the mainstream audience (Stuessy, Joe). Nevermind is a mix of slow, dark songs and fast paced grunge rock songs....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Kurt Cobain’s Nirvana: A New Voice for the People

- “We’re just musically and rhythmically retarded. We play so hard that we can’t tune our guitars fast enough. People can relate to that.” Kurt Cobain’s thoughts on why his band, Nirvana was such a massive success in an unexpected way. A heroin shooting, guitar strumming musician who sang the barely audible lyrics which spoke so loudly for the angst ridden youth of America had such an important influence on our culture that over twenty years later, the details around his suicide are still heatedly debated....   [tags: music, guitar, musician]

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Reflective Report of How the Idea for This Book Cover Came About

- INTRODUCTION This is a reflective report of how the idea for this book cover emerged. It became a thing of real interest after going through some eBooks, to be able to design a book cover that pictured information to the reader. With information from online resources including eBooks and articles, the ambition on the theme of the book cover design was equipped. THEME The theme for the book cover is titled “Jerome’s Journal”; this instantly became a book cover idea when I got this coursework because Jerome had a journal which he treated like he was writing a book but he never really thought about a cover for it....   [tags: Jerome's Journal]

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The Man In Front of Generation X's Rebellion

- Adolescents and young adults have been disregarding the rules of the older generation and sparking up arguments since time could tell. One of the forerunners for this teen-angst filled defiance was none other than the king of outcasts, Kurt Cobain, lead singer and songwriter for Nirvana. Cobain was a trailblazer ready to defy the Baby Boomers and all that the tired generation saw to be important; Cobain pushed against many traditional structures but few more relevant than sexism and the mainstream music industry....   [tags: Kurt Cobain, nirvana, social topics]

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Alternative Bands

- Throughout the years there have been many rock-style bands that did not quite fit on rock radio. These bands soon came to be played on "alternative" radio, such as college, community, and pirate stations. Hence the alternative rock moniker stuck for these uniquely different rock bands. Some of my favorite alternative bands from the early 1990's include Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Alice in Chains, and Radiohead. The Smashing Pumpkins follow their lead singer's, Billy Corgan, theory that, "Great music completely obliterates any conceptions of genre." The Smashing Pumpkins took their local Chicago sound of metal, alt-rock, psychedelic dream pop, and shared it with the world....   [tags: Music]

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Counterculture is a Fraud

- For nearly half of a century, fragments of our society have continually made outward attempts to create and popularize movements that try to ‘go against’, ‘take over’ or ‘change’ popular culture; in even more far-fetched examples, ‘change’ society as a whole. This idea, as referred to by Roszak in the 1960’s, is commonly known as “counterculture”. A counterculture movement takes one or multiple social norms from established culture that it is in opposition to, and fights said norms. This idea of “culture jamming”, a term coined by the San Franciso area band Negativland, is built on a hope that a counterculture movement can reshape the norms it tries to destroy, into ones which suit its’ need...   [tags: American Culture, Consumerism]

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Punk as a Subculture

- I am dating myself, but…here goes…I was a punk, no, I am a punk. Punk has played such a significant role in my life, then as a teenager now as a not teenager. My politics, my interactions, the way I view the world; have all been shaped by punk. It was the late 70’s; I was a teenager who just didn’t feel like I fit in. There was a group of us who couldn’t look at the world around us with optimism. We hung out together, discovering music, books, fashion and ourselves. We shopped at thrift stores and dyed our hair in an effort to recognize each other....   [tags: popular culture movements]

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Who Is David Carson?

- Who Is David Carson. In the graphic communications world, David Carson is known as the “American graphic designer, whose unconventional style revolutionized visual communication forever” (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013). He is famous for his experimental typography, and his never-thought-to-be-done-before magazine designs (David Carson, 2013). But in the beginning, he was just a regular person. On September 8, 1955, David Carson was born in Corpus Christi, Texas (The Editors of Encyclopedia Britannica, 2013)....   [tags: Graphic design, Design, Typography]

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Kurt Cobain’s Shocking Suicide

- Kurt Cobain’s Shocking Suicide Kurt Cobain was citied in the Seattle area with a shotgun. Days later on the fifth of April, Kurt Cobain went into the small room above his garage in his Seattle home and ended it all. Fans across the world were stunned by the news of Kurt Cobain’s sudden and shocking suicide. Kurt was the leader of the multiplatinum grunge band Nirvana, and was widely hailed as the “ John Lennon of his generation.” He was a gifted song writer and erratic performer....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The History of "America’s Musical Landscape" by Jean Ferris

- In the text book America’s Musical Landscape by Jean Ferris, the book takes us through the history of the evolution of American music. The book delves into the different time periods of America’s music beginning with early North American music all the way to today’s modern music. Additionally, the book also explains how music, theater and film intertwine to provide some spectacular art. Jean Ferris finishes the book by exploring America’s concert music. Let us now take a closer look into the different time periods brought out in the book....   [tags: America’s Musical Landscape, Jean Ferris, ]

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The Portrayal of Industrialization in London by William Blake

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Generation Music X

- Generation Music X I love driving my truck. When I drive I like to play my music as loud as it can go. Often times, I think this tends to offend older people. This makes me wonder what is offensive to them, the fact that my music is so loud that the whole block can hear it, or the fact that my music is something that they cannot (or will not) comprehend. It is probably a combination of the two, but this brings up a question: Why can older generations never understand the music of the generation before them....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Leadership in Mr. Manager

- As I would walk into work on a Friday night I would be dreading a night of running around from table to table, the impatient customers, and the long list of side work that I’d have to do after my shift, but as I opened the door to Ruby Tuesday I would still have a smile on my face. Why. Because I knew that I would be laughing all night, alongside my coworkers and especially around my manager, Matt Ferguson. Matt, as he chose to be called rather than Mr. Ferguson, or Mr. Manager or any other stuffy, better-than-you kind of title, was a happy, yet efficient manager....   [tags: team, work, power, attitude]

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The Fallen Messiah of Generation X

- The Fallen Messiah of Generation X On April 5, 1994, the lead singer and songwriter of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, silently placed the end barrell of a shotgun into his mouth and pulled the trigger. And so ended the life of so much promise. But why did it have to come to this. Perhaps the reasons will never be known, but there were a few things that haunted Cobain throughout his life that he just couldn't seem to get away from. Cobain's parents were seperated when he was nine years old, and according to friends and family, the divorce that would shortly follow thereafter proved itself to be somewhat of a turning point in the way Cobain viewed himself and others....   [tags: History]

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Listening Report ? Nirvana: In Utero

- This is probably one of my favourite CD’s of all time. It has so many of Nirvana’s greatest hits. I think (and I’m probably the only one) that Nirvana is a lot like Marilyn Manson in many ways. They completely created a new genre, and have the largest modern cult followings. Nirvana totally brought grunge to the world, and Manson brought us Alternative Music. Real ALTERNATIVE, as in the other choice. Anyways. On with the listening report. This was the second last CD that Nirvana released before Kurt Cobain (the lead singer, and one of my idols) O.D.’d on a LOT of crack and shot himself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Government Censorship of Music Misguided

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Kurt Cobain was Murdered

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Creating a Music Questionnaire

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A Study of How Branding Drives the Interior Design of Retail Stores

- With quote on the importance of Interior Design within retail environments ever increasing, the question of what drives design in this instance is often the branding of individual stores. In order to confirm this hypothesis, I will conduct a literature review of recent collaborations within interior design and retail companies, before undertaking a critical case study of high end store Anthropologie, recording photos, observations, and customer and staff opinions to explore the effect of branding on the interior design of their stores....   [tags: retail, design, environment]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' The Love Song Of J. Alfred Prufrock

- In the modernist poem, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock, T.S. Eliot chooses to criticize society’s deterioration as a result of industrial advancements, while exploring the idea that habitual acts, although unnoticed throughout most of life, may well end up being all there is to show for it when old age presents itself. Throughout the poem, Eliot pioneers themes which a hundred years later still remain greatly present in works of literature and art, Charlie Kaufman’s Synecdoche New York being a prime example....   [tags: T. S. Eliot, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock]

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Spring Reawakened: The Mind and Matter of Rock and Rebellion

- What constitutes a rebellion against conformity. Is the desire for revolution a matter of action or simply a state of mind. In the 1990s, America’s counterculture was founded on the alternative, grunge, and punk rock movements that embodied the spirit of intrapersonal tension and social upheaval. The ideas emphasized through this counterculture have utilized and influenced many art forms, including theatre. Steven Sater’s Spring Awakening exudes the same unruly spirit of the ‘90s, but the musical’s setting, 19th century Germany, does little to connect contemporary audiences to the themes....   [tags: story, restructure, rebellion, spirit]

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How Herman Melville and Mrs. Hausman Influenced My Story

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Rap Music And Its Impact On Today 's Youth

- All music is very powerful. It can change the way you think, the way you act, or even who you are as a whole. Throughout modern time, different genres were popular among adolescents. For example, disco music in the 1970’s, or grunge music in the 1990’s. However, no matter the difference in people, music brings one another together; for better or for worse. As trends move forward, people tend to follow their favourite and most popular artists, thus leaving these music stars a heavy bearing as a role model towards teenagers of each generation....   [tags: Hip hop music, Tupac Shakur, Rapping]

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The, The Pillow Soft, And The Contra ÂŹ Diction

- Take this exact moment, for example. She is laying on the floor, the hard wood conflicting with her tailbone, her head propped on a throw pillow she was sure she 'd never use but couldn 't bring herself to ever throw away. The sky is bluer and more perfect than she can remember anything being in her entire life, and the sun so present she thinks for a brief, but passing, moment that she should be outside, squarely in its wash. But the floor is hard, the pillow soft, and the contra¬diction is comforting to her....   [tags: Sun, Sky, Cigarette, PASS]

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The Issue Of Texting Is Not Making People Illiterate

- It’s easy to point fingers and blame one aspect of a generation for all of the misdeeds in the world. The 1970’s condemned sex and rock and roll, the 1990’s opposed grunge and punk, and now, texting. Poor literacy scores are coming back and people are quick to jump the gun on this topic instead of focusing at the real issue at hand. Texting is used as a scapegoat to hide the fact that poor literacy has always been this way and is not making people illiterate. Contrary to what some might think, this is not a generational issue....   [tags: Education, Linguistics, English language]

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Nirvana a Rock Band Formed by Kurt Cobain

- ... This album was more open than the previous ones. The songs presented his struggles (Scentless Apprentice) or chaotic marriage (All apologies and Heart Shaped Box for example). The band has sold over 75 million records worldwide. This proves that they were one of the best-selling music artists in history and since the band’s breakup, they are often considered as one of the greatest artists of all time. Two live and two studio albums have also reached the number one place on the Billboard 200 chart....   [tags: music, popularity, seatle]

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The Media 's Influence On The American Culture

- “In his right hand Cobain held 1,000 American dollars. In his left hand was a suicide note, ‘Like Hamlet, I have to choose between life and death,’ it read. ‘I choose death’” (Brannigan 227). Over the years, the media has developed in many ways. People know that Kurt Cobain was a drug addict for many years because of the media. They have portrayed the lives of celebrities through different social networks. This has become an influence on the lives of many individuals. The media has encouraged drug use in people for years through movies, music, and television....   [tags: Heroin, Drug addiction, Kurt Cobain, Nirvana]

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Peer Power : Clique Dynamics Among School Children

- Culture is the language, beliefs, values, and behaviors that are passed from one generation to another. Inside one large culture, there are smaller subcultures and even smaller cliques. A Subculture is a group whose beliefs or interests are not the same as those of the larger culture. Subcultures and cliques are present as young as primary school age. In our culture, subcultures exist and affect us in different stages of life. We know about subcultures in high school like the goth, grunge, and preps....   [tags: High school, College, Primary school]

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Ben J. Pierce 's ' Little Game '

- “Little Game” by Benny or better known as Ben J. Pierce uses elements to represent society’s perception of gender roles such as boys wearing the color blue and girls wearing the color pink. Furthermore, in the music video ladies are supposed to apply make-up and monitor their weight; while men are supposed to reach for toy trucks and sports equipment. However, one of the boys reaches out to get the pink Barbie doll on the ground and is instantly attacked by the other males in the group; while one of the ladies decides to open a book and start reading instead of using the book to work on her posture, the lady is then attacked by the other females in the group....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Gender role]

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Making It: Success in the Music Industry

- Many people have dreams of being a part of the music industry and becoming successful musicians, but do not seem to do the research necessary to make the dream come true. The music industry is a branch of the entertainment industry and is where music, whether it is recordings or performances, is distributed and sold to the public. One of the problems is that people do not realize the risks that come with being a part of the music industry and being a musician. There are many factors that come into play when deciding to pursue a career in the music industry....   [tags: Music ]

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One Man's Trash is Another's Guilty Pleasure

- I enjoy music, but I do not have much musical talent. I have taken ten years' worth of lessons on the violin (the instrument I have most appreciated throughout my life), but performing has never truly made me happy. Gustav Holst, one of the most prominent composers in my music collection wrote to a friend that “Music, being identical with heaven, isn't a thing of momentary thrills, or even hourly ones. It's a condition of eternity.” If one thing has made me happy and always will, it's been listening to music....   [tags: Music]

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Mass Media And Media Influence On Society

- First of all, media psychology, communication theory and sociology refer media effects as the theories about the ways in which mass media and media culture affect how their audiences think and behave. Media nowadays is considered a window for learning and is also considered to be our main window to the world. Many popular magazines tell individual to focus on their physical attributes such as; body shape, muscle tone, bone structure, hair, makeup, clothing, and rarely mention the importance of being smart, sophisticated, or other positive attributes that have nothing to do with physical attributes....   [tags: Marshall McLuhan, Mass media, Body image]

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Social Media And Its Impact On Society

- Almost anything can become a symbol and can be given significant value. For a lot of countries, flags are a symbol and considered very valuable due to the meaning behind them. While symbolism can be very powerful and positive, it can also be very dangerous and cause disputes and separation. Danah Boyd in her article “Implications of User Choice: The Cultural Logic of ‘Myspace or Facebook?’” recognizes that social media has been used to symbolize differences in “race, socio-economic status, education, and lifestyle” (Boyd 412)....   [tags: Social status, Sociology, Social groups]

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The Genius and Beauty of Evanescence

- Evanescence, a gothic-rock band originating from Little Rock, Arkansas shows that in the deepest, most private recesses of our minds, a sinister beauty elegantly glides among the darkness of our most horrifying nightmares. By drawing upon the intense pain of tragedy and loss in her life, lead singer Amy Lynn Hartzler (formerly known as Amy Lynn Lee) effortlessly creates a shoot of morbid curiosity in the minds of her aficionados that quickly blossoms into a majestic stream of flowing lyrics. For some, the exquisiteness of such grim poetic genius entices and enthralls by generating powerfully moving feelings within....   [tags: Music]

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The Development and Changers of Fashion

- Fashion is usually put into the same category as clothes and/or accessories. But it really is more than that. It is all about how it was made and the actual work that goes into it. Sometimes, the type of clothes you wear can help you express your inner beauty and personality. A long time ago, when people wore nothing at all, the idea that you should put something on your body to cover it up was crazy. So basically, fashion was invented much as everything else. There is no easy way to determine when clothing was first esablished....   [tags: clothing, designers, chanel]

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The Music Of Rock And Roll

- The music we know as rock and roll emerged in the mid-1950s, although its advent had been on the horizon for at least a decade. A quarter of the American population moved during World War II, and that brought southern, rural, sacred and secular traditions into new contact with urban based music and audiences. The product of many regional musical scenes and independent record labels, rock and roll emerged in Memphis, Los Angeles, Shreveport, New York, Detroit, Baltimore, and dozens of other cities....   [tags: Rock music, Elvis Presley, Rock and roll]

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The Trade Agreement ( Nafta )

- In the recent years, we have witnessed several changes in the world. There have been many changes experience, in North America, there has been the change in trade operation. The changes have brought a significant impact on the manufacturing industries. There have also been changes in music and fashion; where by comparing the lifestyle in the 80s and 90s in much different to the current one. The way people dress is different, and also, the taste of music has been altered respectively. Additionally, due to economic constrain and bilateral relationship the manufacturing industries, especially in the America, has been faced with globalization and outsourcing of jobs....   [tags: International trade]

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Why We Still Need Affirmative Action

- In his editorial, “Why We Still Need Affirmative Action,” Touré explains the need for affirmative action. Touré claims affirmative action allows more diversity within colleges and prevents a major population of just one race. Affirmative action worked for Touré (a minority himself) it in the 1970s, where racism was evident in the United and got accepted into a public education, he implicitly states, anybody can use affirmative action as a way to get accepted into college present day. Touré’s purpose is to inform and persuade readers that the use of affirmative action is needed in the application process when applying to an educational institution....   [tags: Racism, Black people, Minority rights, Education]

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Marilyn Manson And The Shock Rock

- Marilyn Manson and The Shock Rock Effect on America Marilyn Manson is a shock rock and industrial rock band known for their gothic stage shows and controversial music during the 1990s and the 2000s. Discovered by Nine Inch Nails producer Trent Reznor, Marilyn Manson produced extremely gothic industrial metal albums aimed towards young people who enjoyed trash metal, death metal, industrial rock, and grunge. This enabled the band to gain a cult following that eventually broke into the mainstream, getting major hits and Grammy nominations....   [tags: Heavy metal music, Rock music, Nine Inch Nails]

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