Growing up, my parents always had music playing throughout our house. My mom played her 80s rock, and my dad played popular songs from the 1950s and 60s. I always favored my dad’s music and still listen to it to this day. Something about how pure the singer’s voices were, and the sound of the instruments made me very calm and happy. Comparing music from the 50s and 2000s shows how the music industry has changed throughout the years. In the 50s and 60s, people sang about genuine love, and pressing issues in the world. They didn’t have the technology to auto tune someone’s voice, which made the artists genuinely talented singers. Today, the topic of love is still in music, but has taken a turn and mainly focuses on sex and body standards. Along with sex, music today often talks about parties and drugs. As the music industry grows, the quality and meaningfulness dies. So here are a few songs that are timeless and pure. Continue reading Playlist from the 50s and 60s
It’s easy to call something “postmodern” without understanding the term. Anyone who’s not acquainted with the term will see something that messes with the fourth wall and carries a cynical sense of either the modern day or future and slap “postmodern” onto it.
But if that were true, postmodernism would be achieved as easily as making a character self-aware of their fictional context and throwing in a bunch of metaphors for how the common folk are exploited by their leaders left and right. Continue reading David O’Reilly
100 Years Of Beauty by WatchCut is one of my favorite youtube series, I waste countless hours watching all of them. I’ve decided to compare and look further into 100 years of American beauty, comparing black women, white women, black men, and white men, all together in each decade.
I’ve been playing violin since I was six and while I’m certainly not the best or most dedicated musician in the world it’s taught me a lot about hard work and how I learn. The core of mastering any skill is practice and dedication and while people usually seem to know this there are some prevalent myths about how to practice correctly. So I thought I’d share a little bit about how I personally like to practice violin. Continue reading How I Practice
- a person who has or affects to have a special appreciation of art and beauty.
Have you ever been best friends with a pink azalea? I have. My best friend is a little pink berry, an absolute ray of sunshine. It’s so important to have such pure friendships in your life, to surround yourself with positive people while at the same time emanating positivity. Continue reading An Aesthete’s Friendship
In light of the second season of director Baz Luhrmann’s hit musical drama The Get Down premiering April 7th, I thought it would be a good idea to review and call attention to the (in my opinion) best and most underrated Netflix original show to date. Continue reading THE GET DOWN REVIEW!
I recently spent 3 days up there at my best friend’s house which is very close to klahanie but it’s on the outskirts, close to Beaver Lake middle school.
She lives fairly close to a park/forest. For the 3 days I was there we would go hiking, and we went on the zipline her neighbors owned.
We saw deer, we saw all types of animals such as frogs and rabbits. Honestly it was such a nice break from the city life. It was nice to just relax and unwind from all the stress of everything. One thing that is stuck in my mind is the sweet aroma of the forest, the smell of moss, the faint petrichor wafting through the trees. I also remember the aching in my feet after hiking for so long. Honestly I recommend going up there and exploring the trails of snake hill . There are many trails to go off on an adventure on. Continue reading Review on Issaquah
Soundtracks and music made for and made from movies are a very important part of the storytelling process.
Most of the popular songs are from genres like animation, fantasy and adventure movies and shows. most of those types of movies and shows are more fast paced and exciting so I’m not that surprised that a lot of people’s favorite songs are from those genres. Continue reading Soundtracks
Love is one of the most cliched topics in the our world. Most of the music, movies, books, and tv have some sort of romantic relationships in them. Even media designed for little kids have a romantic relationship hidden somewhere in the plot. This material brainwashes many people into thinking that romantic love is the number one most important thing to acquire. You can easily see this in the many women talking about crying into half full wine glasses on valentine’s day, or the countless scripted dating shows featuring a nearly all-white cast. Continue reading Me Without You
For the most part the United States have kept boots off the ground in the Syrian Civil War, however earlier this month the Pentagon announced that 400 additional US troops are being sent to conduct in-country combat operations. Continue reading Boots on the Ground in Syria