Category: Music


RANDOM UNDISCOVERED MUSICAL TALENT:

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If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I’d go to Antarctica… No joke!

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IT’S BEEN TOO LONG! I’m sorry to all my die-hard fans, fans of the movie Die Hard that is. I will never fail you again. So in repayment, I present you with the sixth edition of: Random Day, Random Things.
 

RANDOM CLASSIC AMERICAN MOVIE SCENE:

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P.S. This will most likely be foreshadowing a future post.

RANDOM SWEET COMMERCIAL WITH THE AFOREMENTIONED SONG:

RANDOM, YET EXTREMELY RELEVANT QUESTION:

Random Day, Random Things 4

Check out these random things:

I’m glad they finally moved this game (below) into a new time period! I like the historical aspect and change of scenery in the game. I’ve played AC I and II but not Brotherhood or Revelations… did they just re-release the 2nd game and call it something else?

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Random Day, Random Things 3

It’s about time for the third installment of Random Day, Random Things, hopefully everyone’s enjoying it! I’ve started posting my articles on StumbleUpon and these Random posts seem to be the most popular… so I’m gonna keep them coming!

RANDOM SUPER AWESOME, COOL YOUTUBE VIDEO:

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Bold Statements 2

Time for another round of  bold statements. It’s where I make a number of strongly-opinionated statements for your viewing pleasure… or displeasure. Feel free to comment and let me know what you agree completely with, or where you think I’m way off!

  • The Discovery Channel makes for the best TV marathons.
  • Wu Tang Clan is the best rap group of all time. . . just ask Ben.
  • The Pacific-Northwest is the most beautiful part of the US.
  • The all-time best James Bond film is Casino Royale.
  • Lil Wayne is one of the worst rappers of all-time.
  • The Knicks won’t win with Carmelo Anthony.
  • Ed Helms  is not funny on the Office. (Keyword is not was.)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia has consistently been the funniest show on TV since it’s 2005 debut.
  • The best sports town in the US is Philadelphia.
  • Bering Sea Gold is an awesome show.
  • Just like music, most people enjoy terrible movies.
  • Christopher Nolan is the best writer/director of our time.
  • Although, David Fincher is a better pure director.
  • Grizzly Bear’s third album, due out this year, will be just as good as Veckatimest and Yellow House.
  • ESPN needs to cover more soccer, I mean, they cover NASCAR for heaven sakes.
  • Mexican food is the best kind of food.
  • Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close is one of the worst movies to ever be nominated for Best Picture… nice job Academy.
  • The Reader wasn’t much better. (same director ^^)

Random Day, Random Things 2

So I liked this “Random Things” post a lot, even though not a lot of people saw it, I’m going to continue to do it a lot… I like the phrase a lot. So without any further ado…

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Bon Iver

The Grammys’ effect on Bon Iver

Above ^^^^ is the link to my article on TheCelebrityCafe.

I talk about how people didn’t know who Bon Iver was (Bonny Bear), and how they’re all going crazy about it because of the Grammys.

There’s some hilarious Tweets in my article, which show the different spellings of Bon Iver. It goes to show just how people don’t know good music.

Basically, in uniform with my Why I’m not watching the Grammys article, Justin Vernon says it all. His acceptance speech is awesome, and basically tells the Grammys that he doesn’t care about the award, because it doesn’t honor real musicians… That’s what I’m screaming!

Either way, check out my article, and stay tuned for more Bon Iver posts. I might write a review of one, possibly both of their (his) albums!

P.S. I have a hard time believing Bon Iver is more than Justin Vernon!

P.P.S. Listen to “Michicant,” my favorite song from Bon Iver.

Music Reviews

So I realized I haven’t talked a lot about music in my blog thus far. Music is a big part of my life and I’ve decided I need to talk more about it!

My other blog, that I attempted to keep up with a couple years ago and didn’t, had about half of it’s articles on album reviews. I decided I’m gonna start writing them more. My Bold Statements article and my article on Why I’m not watching the Grammys have been my only two involving music, but stay tuned for more!

For TheCelebrityCafe, I had to write up a review from an album, which I picked from a list they sent out. I picked Here We Go Again: Celebrating the Genius of Ray Charles by Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis. For the full review, go HERE.

Meanwhile, stay tuned for more music!

Why I’m not watching the Grammys

DISCLAIMER: This article was written rather quickly and in rage, it may not be the best written article, look at the ideas!

I’m one of those people that judges everyone by their musical taste. I feel like I have great taste and most of America doesn’t. So for years and years I have boycotted the Grammys. I hear about the good performances and all the stars and how spectacular it is, but it doesn’t do anything for me, and for a number of reasons.

Before I start, I like Lady Gaga, Rhianna, Katy Perry, Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco, David Guetta. They have some great upbeat, entertaining songs, yet they just don’t have a ton of talent. And I guarantee most of them haven’t written all of there songs. Instruments have defined music for CENTURIES, yet none of them play instruments, that’s a little odd?

1. The Grammys do not take the awards seriously.

Is it just me or is this the only award show that doesn’t award talent? Blockbusters come out in the summer and on a whole they aren’t good movies. the Academy Awards happens in February, after most nominated movies come out starting in November. There is award season in the Film industry, not in the music industry. Most of the nominated bands are bands that constantly play on the radio and that make money. The Grammys award the Blockbuster acts, there is no prestige. It’d be like if the last three Best Picture movies were: Transformers 2, The Happening, and New Moon (I know chronologically that couldn’t have happened, but I’m making a point!).

2. Any good performance I can watch the next day.

Even if there is an amazing performance, such as Bob Dylan and Mumford and Sons, it’s rare, and it’ll be all over the internet the next day! I don’t wanna sit through Bruno Mars, Lil Wayne, Jason Aldean, Katy Perry, and Kelly Clarkson just to watch these rare good performances.

3. There are far too many awards for single songs.

Now don’t get me wrong, I listen to playlists and songs just as much as anyone else, but shouldn’t the award be about the whole product? There are like 3-4 awards at the Academy Awards for shorts, and no one ever nominates scenes from a movie. For example, there are a bunch of sweet scenes, in mediocre movies, but they never get any credit. Albums are made as a whole and should be nominated like such.

4. It’s a popularity contest.

I HATE seeing status about the Grammys. I LOVE KELLY CLAKSON! JASON ALDEAN <333, WEEZY BABY. Most people like bad music, and this just proves it, we cheer for people not music.

Furthermore, the indie movement that’s happening in the grammys, is valiant and a step in the right direction, yet it’s still the popular indie musicians. Bon Iver, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, all good, great bands, but all bands that people kind of like because they’ve heard of them. I love Bon Iver’s newest self-titled albums, it’s top 10 of the year for me, yet so is Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues and there’s no mention of them anywhere. Grizzly Bear, Modest Mouse, Animal Collective, War on Drugs, TV on the Radio are all great indie bands that have come no where near a grammy, the latter two have had albums out this year. PLUS when Arcade Fire won best album last year Twitter exploded with: these people suck, who are they?! no one’s ever heard of them, they shouldn’t win a Grammy!! you can’t win a Grammy if no one has ever heard of you!!

And I guarantee you that will happen again if Bon Iver wins.

5. Songs and Artists get nominated years after they come out/are recognized.

Songs seem to get nominated based on when they are singles rather than when they come out, which is when they’re popular.

Mumford and Sons is nominated for “The Cave” this year… it came out in 2009. We should have nominated Troll 2, Toy Story 1 & 2, and Batman Begins for Academy Awards in the recent years. They were more popular then, than when they came out!

The same thing goes for Best New Artists. Case and point this year, Bon Iver is nominated for best NEW artists this year. Ever hear of From Emma, Forever Ago? Probably not if you’re watching the Grammys.

6. The best part of the awards are not shown on TV.

All the Jazz, Instrumental, Classical, etc. categories, AKA real music, are no part of the Grammy show. They all happen before the actually show and are pushed underground. Bela Fleck has won a Grammy in more categories than anyone else in history, ever heard of him?

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Meryl Streep, most Best Actress awards.

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With all that said, the Grammys are getting better, but they represent the awful view of music we have in America. It’s about making money and if you make money you get nominated for a Grammy. I’m sure that half of the people nominated for best artist/record didn’t even write there own songs. Basically, if you really like music, enjoy listening to different genres, and seeking out new bands, THE GRAMMYS SUCK.

On a side note, at least Skrillex got nominated for his groundbreaking electronic music… NO THANK YOU. Dubstep BLOWS.