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  • Anti Vietnam War Song
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    History Music Project Two of the most memorable of events of the 60's were the Vietnam War and Woodstock. Joe McDonald, was a part of both. The song which I was randomly assigned was Fixin To Die Rag by Country Joe McDonald. However, this is only the song's pop-culture name. The song's full name is I Feel Like I m Fixin To Die Rag. Also, Joe McDonald started a band, called The Fish, which he belonged to. But, in Fixin To Die Rag, Country Joe performs alone, strumming his guitar and singing his l...
  • Written After Eddie's Conversion To A Vampire
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    Eddie Vedder Is A Vampire Although at first he may seem to be just your average angst ridden lead man for a popular rock and roll band, Eddie Vedder, the vocalist and lyricist for Pearl Jam, may very well be a vampire. Although it is impossible to tell, everything points to his being an immortal. An in depth analysis of his lyrics shows that Pearl Jam's second album, "Versus", has been used by Vedder as sounding boards for the complex emotions and change of perspective that come with one's trans...
  • Justin 6 Albums
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    I'll say straight up that I'm not nor ever was an N'sync fan. The 80's are over and so is the mandate for me to listen to and love pop... I like a bit more substance to my music. But even still, some albums or songs are so catchy, with great beats that even as pop or r&b records they make you run out to the store and purchase them. I thought this was the case w / Timberlake, as the first single from his Justified had me bop pin' my head and tapping my toes. No doubt about it, Justin has soul and...
  • Jump And Ya
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    Bullet in the Head This time the bullet cold rocked yaA yellow ribbon instead of a swastikaNothin' proper about ya propaganda Fools follow rules when the set commands ya Said it was blue When ya blood was red That's how ya got a bullet blasted through ya head Blasted through ya head Blasted through ya head give a shout out to the living dead Who stood and watched as the feds cold centralized So serene on the screen, You was mesmerized Cellular phones soundin' a death tone Corporations cold Turn ...
  • Rap Song And Country Music
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    Over the Rhine It is a rare occurrence in today's over-amplified, bass-kicking sound world to leave a concert feeling as if you actually heard the music. Over the Rhine provided one of those concerts on Thursday October 2nd at Birdys Bar and Grill in Indianapolis. My personal congratulations to the sound guy, who's mixing allowed the audience to really hear all the different layers of music and different instrumentation really being played. Another rare occurrence; real songwriters and musicians...
  • Most Memorable And Timeless Songs In History
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    A Songwriting Analysis There is one thing that is vital to every musician and that is songwriting. Whether they right the songs or not they must have something original to sing and play before they can even try to be a success. Songwriting is a craft that almost anyone who really enjoys music has tried his or her hand at. Songs have the power to inspire, unite, and comfort a person unlike any other form of media. Record companies are always on the lookout for the next number one single and while...
  • Example Of McCain's View On Life
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    As you sit back and listen to Edwin McCain's first album, Honor Among The ives, McCain's incorporation of all kinds of music such as rock, pop, jazz, and blues will surely amaze you. This is consistant with his second album Misguided Roses, which incorporates the same standards. These two albums provide a great mix of acoustic rock with a hint of jazz and blues. McCain was successful with his first album which included the hit song "Solitude". He was even more successful with his more recent alb...
  • Medieval Ballads And Lyrics
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    Recently, the term 'ballad' can be associated with everything from Solomon's Song to an Aerosmith song. The dictionary defines it as a traditional story in song or a simple song. However, the medieval ballad is something of a different nature than that of the popular musical ballads of today. The definition of ballad in the medieval context is a narrative poem. The authors usually remain anonymous and the ballad is more often than not accompanied by dance (Gummere). This is not surprising consid...
  • Douglas Narrative The Slave Songs
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    Essay #1 (A) The lyrics of songs inspire people to think and do many things. Today, songs expressing the quality of being beautiful and important in society can be found. Songs encouraging love and taking chances within oneself and others are listened to. None the less, there exists songs expressing hatred, anger, sorrow, and feelings of desolation. Lyrics are limitless, they simply express that of the person's internal emotions. Songs can convey a misunderstanding or an unclear interpretation. ...
  • World Through Their Songs
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    When people are feeling down or there is something wrong with them they tend to disconnect from the world and go into one of their own. In this place they find comfort and safety and it is somewhere that no one can bother them for the time being. I myself find comfort just lying in my bed staring at the ceiling and drifting off in thought. For artists though, they are able to find this comforting place in music. Blink 182, Linkin Park, and NAS are some of the famous artists that are able to disc...
  • Mayer's Song
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    Often, lyrics are created for people to relate to them. It is common for many individuals to feel as though they found a "common ground" with the artist who wrote the lyrics. In John Mayer's song. "Split Screen Sadness", it is very easy to relate to. The music to the song is very influential in setting the mood for the lyrics. Violins and other string instruments add to the sad tone of the song. The theme of this song is that the speaker is explaining how he broke up with his girlfriend ("And I ...
  • Temptation Songs
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    The Legends In Life An Artist or group's talent can be defined by the way the listener is pulled into the music. Writing about fundamental emotions to a compound condition that happened in the past, the artist must grasp the listener and wrap them into a nostalgic trance from the lyrics. The type of lyrics that can convey the reader into the past, present, or future time. The Temptations has mastered this talent. From their time to the present day, the Temptation's music can still be looked upon...
  • Last Song Before The Band
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    CONCERT REPORT #2 Beatles Z 320 For my second concert report I thought that I would write about my only experience hearing songs of the Beatles live. The Rib America Festival was hosted by The Beatles Live Repertoire. The group dressed exactly like the Beatles, even had the same names, John, Paul, George, and Ringo. I had never heard any Beatles songs live before, so that was enough to get me off my butt. Not to mention, it was free entertainment, not a bad time at all. So the show starts, and I...
  • Collaboration Between Jay Z And Panjabi Mc
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    English meets Punjabi In recent years pop and rap musicians have been collaborating with many artists that have different musical backgrounds like rock and metal. The new trend nowadays has been an influence from the Middle East with many songs having belly dancing beats in the background. The song I have chosen to discuss is a collaboration between Jay Z and Panjabi MC, the single is called "Beware of the boys" and it features a mixture of bhang ra beats and a sample from the '80's hit televisi...
  • Typical Metal Song
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    "Anarchists of Good Taste" What do you think of when I say this for a band name, Dog Fashion Disco You never heard of them, have you There a Five piece band from Washington DC, who are signed with Spitfire Records. Their lineup consists of Jeff Siegel / keyboards, Stephen Mears / bass, Tod Smith / vocals /guitar, John Ensminger / drums, and Greg Combs / guitar. Their new CD, "Anarchist of Good Taste", was produced by Drew Manzurek and was released on March 6, 2001. Their type music is a genre of...
  • Lyric Poet After The Troubadours
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    Courtly Love, code of behavior that defined the relationship between aristocratic lovers in Western Europe during the Middle Ages. The Idea of courtly love developed among the higher classes of Europe during the late-1100's. The idea of courtly love was that a man passionately devoted himself to a lady who was married or engaged to another man. Because medieval marriages were made up of little more than business contracts, courtly love was dube d as the only true romance in the lives of many Eur...
  • Pink's Song The Speaker
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    "Family Portrait" by Pink and "I'm okay" by Christina Aguilera express being hurt by family. The idea is to understand why these two songs are so much alike yet they are different. The lyrics are very emotional because the artists describe the hurt inflicted on them by family. The songs are belted out in such a powerful manner that the audience can only imagine what really went on. While Christina depends on her mother to survive, Pink believes her father can make things well again. Each artist ...
  • John's Song
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    Flip through the radio dial today and you will hear all kinds of music. From classical to country and hard rock to oldies, the all have something a little different to offer the listener. Any music in popular culture today serves as a medium for self-expression. Hip Hop artist Eminem (aka Marshall Mathers) is notorious for sharing his views on murder, drugs, and sexuality through his lyrics. Many people can relate to him through his songs, but others take offense, calling his music "repulsive an...
  • Slug And Sage Francis
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    Some styles or techniques used by Hip-hop emcees, or rappers, may be shared by more than one person. Each emcee uses these styles or techniques in their own inimitable way. The difference in two prominent rappers, Slug and Sage Francis, is remarkable. Each uses his personal "twist" of rhyming to bring music to a microphone. Slug and Sage Francis are most notably different from each other in their voice, flow, and lyrics. A Hip-hop emcee, Slug, has a voice, flow, and lyrics identical to no other....
  • Ohio National Guard
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    This country has Ohio OHIO This country has had many riots throughout its history. The mid-sixties till the early seventies were a popular time for these riots. Many people were experimenting with drugs and the overall environment was such a way that will never be felt again. From all these riots, one in particular at Kent State left four people dead. This event was so influential that Neil Young (At this time a part of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young) wrote a song called Ohio. Before someone can...

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