Senegalese Mega-Star Youssou N’Dour (extra credit blog post)

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For my blog entry on world popular music, I decided to focus on Youssou N’Dour. Although he is virtually unknown in the states, he is somewhat of a mega star in Africa. I… Continue reading

Chinese Rock and Sub-Rock Genres (extra credit post)

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Although rock and heavy metal music are not often talked about when China is the topic of conversation, there has been a prominent music scene in these genres for quite some time now.… Continue reading

Reality TV

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I have watched my fair share of reality television, particularly in regards to the lives of ordinary people dubbed “celebrities” – Mob Wives, all wives of all prominent cities…among several others that I… Continue reading

Where The Girls Are – Quote

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“This imagery infantilized women and exhorted us to embrace, more than ever, the desire to attractive and gazed upon favorably by men. Implied in this definition was that women in the streets, whether… Continue reading

very me(me)

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I present to you a disturbingly precise and pathetic meme that, in some measure, does mirror my shortcomings and fragile character. I thought about meaning and depth and all that jazz but nothing inspired me… Continue reading

Post-Punk

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Post-Punk was a response to the, unbeknownst to me, tame sensibilities of Punk Rock. Those who experienced dissatisfaction with punk rock found it too conservative in musical structure and banal in ethos. While still… Continue reading

Ukrainian Folk Music (extra credit blog)

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Ukrainian folk music is the traditional music of an Eastern European country, one that my entire family is from. The culture of this country, as I have witnessed in all the times that… Continue reading

The Bee Gees

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        The first time I saw or heard anything connected to the Bee Gees was watching an episode of Saturday Night Live, that the group wasn’t even on.  In 2003,… Continue reading

Blog Post#3: Bob Marley and the Wailers

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Bob Marley is a Jamaican singer, musician, and songwriter who introduced reggae music to the world. He was the biggest contributor who made reggae music popular among the world. He sold more than… Continue reading

Krautrock: Germany’s Contribution to the Rock Canon

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In September of 1967, when The Velvet Underground went into the studio of Verve Records to record the last song for their second record, little did they know that they would help influence… Continue reading