In “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” there are many theories as to who Arnold Friend is and what his role. The story does not introduce Arnold till the middle and end of the story when Arnold Friend and Ellie Oscar, his friend, decides to pull up to Connie’s house trying to be gentle, but threatening at the same time. The tone sets the mood of the story, the way he talks is suave, so he doesn’t scare her as much but you could sense a little of annoyance in his voice when she refuses. He asks her to come ride with him, but then starts to threaten her family so she would get out the house and be with him. Many would argue he portrays Satan or Connie’s karma for her misbehavior. Throughout the story, there are references that relates to the bible that relates to the title. Arnold’s friend, Ellie plays the quiet, menacing creep who seems like he is trying to help Connie when he offers to let her
“I want to reach the point where people hear my name and immediately think of real country music (“George Strait Quotes,” 2018).” George Strait made this happen too, with hard work and persistence. Being turned down by multiple record companies was very hard on Strait. He kept working though, and it paid off. George won many awards, was inducted in the Hall of Fame, and kept old country alive when the “urban country” era started, making him one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century.
David Leonhardt’s “Chance and Circumstance” is an intriguing story about Malcolm Gladwell and his outstanding achievements in the field of journalism. He goes further into Gladwells childhood, being raised by some accomplished parents. “His mother was a psychotherapist, and his father was a mathematician.” (Leonhardt 579). Leonhardt imposes this certain idea to the reader, the idea known as “chance”. Considering how gladwell had successful parents influenced his way to becoming a successful journalist was evidently by chance. He also continues on this topic, stating that, “he is instead a talented person who took advantage of singular opportunities” (Leonhardt579). I see myself similar to Malcolm Gladwell not in a journalistic point of view, but in the art of music. Music has
With a honeyed Sam Cooke worthy croon and a slicked style reminiscent of the Dapper Rebels, Leon Bridges is in all aspects a rarity.
The book entitles Johnny Cash: The Autobiography written by Johnny Cash. This book is about Johnny Cash who is also called as the Man in Black, Country music Legend. This book has five parts, entitled Cinnamon Hill, The Road, Port Richey, Bon Aqua and The Road Again. He talks about the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the people who shaped him to become one of the music legends.
Throughout the song “Live Like You Were Dying” it 's expressing how everyone should appreciate their life and actually get out and do things. The artists is talking about a young man who’s just found out he was dying, he spent the next few days talking about the :sweet time” and how he was gonna spend his last days. This man did not let the news of dying get to him though, once he let everything set in he really started living, he did things he probably never would have done if he hadn’t found out he didn’t have much time left in his life. He vocalizes repeatedly through the song “ someday I hope you get the chance to live like you were dying” because most people live the same life don’t really do anything
Lorraine Hansberry Broadway play A Raisin In The Sun illustrates how African American families struggled throughout life for justice and civil rights. Hansberry being an African American, was underrated an extraordinary writer. Many decades have passed and changed has occurred regarding race and discrimination. However in Today’s society we continue to face and see discrimination still takes place with injustice for African Americans and other minorities. Dreams and aspirations is what keeps the Younger family motivated regardless of race and injustice. In the film A Class Divided, a white women said “white is right”, meaning to the color of your skin, I wonder if this is true? We currently live in the United States of America, a great nation, many travel the world to find freedom, seek justice and obtain civil rights.
Ritchie Valens was born as Richard Steven Valenzuela on May 13, 1941. He was born and raised in Pacoima, California, an area in Los Angeles. Ritchie’s parents were Concepcion (Connie) Reyes and Joseph Steven Valenzuela. He was the second of five siblings. His parents divorced when he was three years old and he lived with his father.
In his poem, Aunt Ida Pieces a Quilt, Melvin Dixon presents the protagonist Aunt Ida experiencing an internal as well an external dialogue with her family members. Initially, the poem starts off the mother of Junie (the departed) handing all the clothes to Aunt Ida. Automatically, the presence of disconsolate, nostalgic, and agonizing are the feelings that build up the atmosphere of the poem. However, as the poem continues the purpose to why Aunt Ida was handed down the clothes of Junie is because from the clothes of the decease she will make a quilt. As she starts to quilt the atmosphere of the poem transition to a more unifying and commemorations feelings towards the families that have had a family member die from AIDS and to Junie too. Indeed,
A song that truly inspires me is one by Dierks Bentley called “Riser”. Dierks Bentley is a country music artist who was more popular in the early 2000’s, but recently has become popular again. He is one of my favorite artists. I was actually supposed to see him in concert this summer, however found out in June that I would have to have surgery two days before he was to arrive in concert in Virginia.
Tom Petty is a talented man who has achieved immense success due to the events that occurred in his early years. He experienced barriers that taught him determination to push through difficulties, and triumphs that drove him further. Likewise, he had friends and family that kept him grounded. Everything that Petty went through shaped him and the music that he and his friends made. Tom Petty’s early life impacted his music and career.
Growing up I was consumed by an interesting assortment of music. Musical influences were thrown at me from all directions. Whether it was the rock and roll and punk rock music my dad listened to, or the country and pop music my mom listened to, my ears were always full of different arrays of music. Having my grandma blasting gospel music and my older sister jamming Disney, music became a very influential part of my childhood.
Bakersfield California. Home to the most talented high school pitcher in almost a decade. James Fuller is the nation 's top prospect and likely to be the number one overall pick in the draft. He is on one of the top teams in the state and in his first game he is pitching a gem. 6 ⅔ of innings in, he gets the sign, sets up, fires the pitch, strike three. But immediately after he fired the pitch his shoulder and mid arm flares with pain, and he knows it’s bad.
What are ya doing, Alvin? I 'm doodling. Polly Wolly Doodling. Polly Wolly Doodling? Yes. See here, a grasshopper sitting on a railroad track. And a chicken with a whooping cough. Wait a minute, I don 't understand. It 's a special kind of magic doodling. Watch. I 'll tell ya all about it. HE SINGS You see, it 's as simple as that. Hey, Alvin, that was great. Yeah! Will ya do it again? But this time, draw us in too! Okay! HE SINGS #Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day HE SINGS #Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day HE SINGS #Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day THEY SING #Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day THEY SING #Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day THEY SING #Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day THEY SING #Sing Polly Wolly Doodle all the day
Everybody has different musical taste and reasons of why they like it and even though, all songs are very different from each other, what they all have in common is that they make people feel something. The reason for this is the significance we give to the lyrics or the memories they hold for us. Occasionally, songs tend to have a much deeper meaning than it might seem and this song is not the exception. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra is my favorite song because of its theme, the lyrics, and what it means to me.