A wonderfully rich fictional account of life and music in Storyville to check out is Louis Maistros’ novel, The Sound of Building Coffins. Jazz caught and spread rapidly up the Mississippi River to Memphis, St. Louis, and ultimately, Chicago. Ships and trains carried musicians all the way up the east coast to New York, as well. New Orleans musicians left Dixie behind them, but took their Dixieland Jazz along on the adventure. Some of them, like Edward “Kid” Ory, got all the way out to Los Angeles, where Hollywood got a taste of Dixieland.
Hip-hop has become an intricate part of American culture, such music can alter the minds of the listeners. Currently hip-hop instils improper beliefs that negatively influence American people. As reported by Susan Weber, a music therapist at MMB Music Inc., “if someone is rapping over and over again about killing cops, someone is more likely to kill cops because people are susceptible to suggestions” (Haynes, 2006). There is a tendency for violent gestures such as killing to be shown in rap. The advertisement of killing, makes the audience more prone to to thinking of killing.
The question in mind is; what was the effect of this forceful and aggressive regime set upon music? The large scale destruction and oppression of art has in some sense allowed for artistic creation to blossom. Pieces such as Messaien’s Quartet for the End of Time and Strauss’ Metamorphosen were created and inspired by great tragedy and frustration caused by Hitler’s Third Reich. In spite of this there is no denying the fact that many artists were silenced during this period, a numerous amount were killed along with the other 11 million victims during the Holocaust. Others despondently lived in fear, intimidated into not disobeying strict regimes.
Here the author is explaining how shocked Johnny was once he killed the Soc. Consequently with all that was going on at that moment, Johnny defended himself and Ponyboy who is one of the Greasers. Furthermore, Ponyboy responds saying, “‘You really killed him, huh, Johnny? ‘Yeah.’ His voice quivered slightly. ‘I had to.
Ever since the year of its composition in 1945, jazz musicians have been playing and recording covers of this iconic piece. From Bill Evans to Chick Corea, swing jazz to fusion, improvisers from all over the world have been taking cracks at this classic tune and each time, creating something new. Jazz has been referred to by free jazz innovator Ornette Coleman as being the “...only music in which the same note can be played night after night, but differently each time.” The act of spontaneous improvisation, feeling the music with one's instinct rather than thinking about the notes coming out of one’s instrument, forces the improviser to create different ideas every time. Since one’s stream of conscious and unconscious thought is never the same at any two points in time, there will never be a time where a soloist will play the same solo
Hate and violence both tend to spread like a disease. When hatred is introduced to an individual, he/she often cannot see past this burning motive - they yearn for revenge. Hatred and violence become a means of getting what someone wants. Author Samira Ahmed further elaborates on this topic: “In recent times, we’ve seen hate emerge out of the dark corners, torches blazing in the night. We’ve witnessed so-called leaders not merely against the forces of hate, but for equality and justice.
The Valley of Ashes is a run-down, forgotten land that symbolizes a place for people who are caught between the new era and the old culture. The “new era” of New York in the 1920’s was jazz music, increased popularity in black culture, new fashion senses, women drinking and smoking, and prohibition of most alcohol. Some of these new ideas made people uneasy
The imagery of the Guardia Civil “leaning against their rifles” suggests the normalization of violence in war, and thus by extension the detached and ritualistic nature of the executions. This initial violence clearly mirrors that of the Republican massacre, in that both acts began with a seemingly necessary act carried out in war. The Falangists then take over from the Guardia Civil, proceeding to “herd”16 all the women to a barbershop opposite the city hall. The Falangists, members of the Spanish Fascist political party, were known for their disorderliness, poor discipline and their street violence prior to the Civil War.17 Hence their taking over of the shooting mirrors the drunkards taking over the lines in the Ayuntaimento – in both cases, their taking over represents a descent into
In this story, Milligen describes in detail how victims were executed by the guillotine. As he describes the scenes and shares information, it is evident he has witnessed many executions. He is disgusted by how normal beheading is and that people go just to watch someone die. Death should not be a normal event in someone’s day because death by beheading should be appalling. The widening of concept of toleration is still going on today.
For with this new freedom to go anywhere they wanted to go it was, as the elders saw, when the younger generation rebelled against traditional prohibitions. Dancing became a popular outing for the young people while elder people were against the newly popular jazz music for they did not like its “vulgarity” and “moral corruption” it influenced. From out of the streets of New Orleans, New York and Chicago were filled with newly discovered jazz bands while radio stations and phonograph records brought the tunes across the nation to thousands of listeners. Jazz music was not only the way it influenced Americans but also through ways such as Jazz poetry. Jazz poetry was created when property and music were merged together.