She says, “if we have neglected the development of the spirit for the sake of the material, we have the time now to think again about what it means to be alive, to be full of life, to love all of life, to be full of God. These can be the years when our spirits soar beyond any old injuries, above all the old pettiness, overcome all the ingrained prejudices that have kept us from enriching our lives with friends who are black and brown and yellow and red and white” (Chittester, 2008). This message is compelling to me because I often tell myself that there is always tomorrow. There will be more time to make connections. There will be more time to do more good.
Music has always been a part of my life. In definition, it is “vocal or instrumental sounds combined in such a way as to produce beauty of form, harmony, and expression of emotion.” Ever since I was a young child, I have loved music. The strong, steady beats, the entrancing melodies, and the lyrics that vary between heartwarming and heart-wrenching have always had an unexplainable effect on my life. Music seems to have the ability to change certain aspects of my world. Even with my moods, whether it is sad or mad, music will help me get through it.
This is the story and background of Selena Quintanilla-Perez.Selena learned about music from a young age. Her father was part of a group called The Dinos. He has always loved music and wanted to be in that band forever. One day while Selena was playing with her siblings and some of the neighborhood kids she heard her dad playing the guitar. She stopped playing the game and went over to her dad.
Jon Blistein from the Rolling Stones article states that "Macklemore and Kesha reminisce in their powerful new hip-hop balled, 'Good Old Days. '" Macklemore and Kesha refer to themselves when they were younger. The lyrics explain that as one gets older, people often reminisce about the good memories that they had and never really the bad. Macklemore also sings, “Wish I would have gotten out of my shell.” He is saying that even though there have been good moments, he wished that he had known that those would be special moments and that he would have created more special moments at the time. This song is very memorable to Macklemore because it speaks of his past, a past that many people can relate to as a teenager or a young adult.
I chose to do a rhetorical analysis on the music video “You Belong With Me” By Taylor Swift. This song is about Taylor Swift have a crush on this boy who is her best friend when she’s in high school. The boy she likes has this girlfriend who is nasty to him and doesn’t understand him like she does. Given away from the song title, Swift believe that her friend belongs with her. This music video uses both kairos and pathos throughout the music video to convey the song’s message.
She shared her thoughts. "Yeah all the time! Leslie from “Manson’s Lost Girls” is probably the one that left the biggest impression. That was an interesting role because Leslie as a person, from my research, was a very loving hippie — she was a prom princess at her high school and was sweet and nice — she just happened to stumble upon a very charismatic monster. So getting to play that and knowing that that can happen — that people that are good can be influenced to do such evil things — it really stuck with me."
All of this put together brings attention to the importance, the happiness, that real and live music has on people’s lives. Which happens a lot in real life, since people usually have a special connection to music especially when it is from someone they used to admire. Also since A Mighty Wind is a satire to real documentaries the director makes it a point to mimic real documentaries, so by mainly using diegetic sound they can make this film truer to the structure of an actual documentary. Thus achieving a better film that follows guidelines to make the film easier to understand and keep up
Her favorite songs are “100 Years” and “Let It Go” from the Disney Frozen movie. During observations Alondra even sang and danced for me demonstrating her bold personality. Alondra expressed to me that her favorite activity to do is to use her tablet. While speaking with Alondra she would often get out of her seat. I would tell her to take a seat while speaking to me because she would lose focus quickly.
Since I am more mature, I search for changes. I have developed to expect them. My grandparents will soon be gone, yet the recollections of the area they live on and I experienced childhood with will dependably be with me. Indeed, even as the world keeps on changing, the opportunities in nature my grandparents have imparted to me will never show signs of change. They taught me to take a gander at my reality, to listen to its music, and to fortune what is before me.
I feel as if a life lived in overindulgence could potentially be the most fulfilling life one could live unless you overindulge yourself in an activity that suffocates and prevents other life experiences from happening. “Drunken with what” is the question that needs to be addressed when deciding whether overindulging is problematic. Devoting your life to music and spending every hour drunken with the love of music over a lifetime would be a positive example of overindulgence. While, spending a lifetime obsessing over work and chasing the all-mighty dollar could rob you of opportunities of finding the true passions of life.
The difficult tasks in my life can start to consume my happiness and my time. I picked Anchors as another important symbol because there is things I do, that do not have too much productivity to them, but they make me happy. An example of this is my artwork that I like spending my free time on. Thirdly, I chose The Shift as a vital symbol that I can connect with for the reason that I feel like I will have a shift in the future. It may not be big or last for long, but it motivates me to try harder and do
I can now play notes higher than I ever could before the musical, leaving me with a hunger for more challenging music. I taught myself to play at fast tempos with little time to think about what I am playing. The latter musical lesson can be applied to life as well. Performing in the musical helped me learn to make decisions quickly. It was stressful at first, but with plenty of practice and not backing down, I was able to achieve my goal and be a part of a great show.
Music has always been an enormous part of me with a smile on my face when I’m alone in my truck I sing along with whatever is on the radio station. Particularly, she said “What is your number one song of all time?” With this in mind nevertheless, there is one song that always tugs at my heart furthermore captures my deepest thought of my mother and even now when that song begins my emotions flood like that of a fierce hurricane. The song is “Simple man” by Lynard Skynard so yes that would be my song choice and how about you “What is your song?” Correspondingly she told me her favorite song would be the “Rose” by Bette Midler” She told me her story and why it was special to
The Philosopher Plato once said "Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.". I remember the first time that music had begun to resonate within me; i was four years old and my mother had bought me a book and attached to that book was a little toy piano. I loved that book. It had so many songs in it that i could learn starting with the classic "Old McDonald Had A Farm".
This was hard for me to take, and I am still adjusting to life in band without her. Despite these occurrences, I am extremely optimistic about what is to come. We gained an incredible group of freshmen who want to learn and improve and overall be a part of something great by contributing everything they have to offer. They have inspired me, as I hope to inspire them. I want to leave a lasting impact on this band and I think that my cards are lined up perfectly to do just that.