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|Submitted by uttara on Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - 17:11 |
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|Submitted by uttara on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 14:37 |
The video I chose to talk about is called twizzlers and it is a very short but to the point video. It is basically about nothing, but the premise is a guy trying to stick twizzlers up his nose or on his teeth. Not only is he doing this on camera, but he seems to be doing it in the classroom. He is sitting with fellow students and seems that there is no teacher anywhere to be found to stop their stupidity. Even though the video is very short, it more than proves the point that American culture is definitely going "down the tubes." It is not the fact that the kid in the video was trying so hard to put the twizzlers up his nose, or the fact that he kept laughing as his friend video taped it, but the fact that these times of videos are the ones most prominent on YouTube and other websites.
|Submitted by uttara on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 - 03:03 |
I have not yet decided for sure what I want my subject to be. I have decided to use Psycho as well as The Birds by Hitchcock in my comparison. The use of sound is important in both films, and the suspense created in the Birds simply by the musical score (which in essence involves no music at all) is worth noting. Pyscho in itself is one of the first films that ever used sound to build up the thrill and notably the scene in the shower uses sound effects with each stab of the knife to really depict the urgency of the film.
Score: the musical component of a movie soundtrack. This is notable in Hitchcock's two films because they do not use music necesarrilyk, but more so sound to make these movies thrillers.
|Submitted by uttara on Friday, March 24, 2006 - 06:37 |
Playlist Entry, including links to iTunes and lyrics. The playlist is entitled The Stages in a Relationship It tells a story about the stages of a relationship and I think it taught me a lot about how music can actually tell stories. Music is a form of literature that I never really thought about until I had this assignment. It really does involve words and feelings, just as a novel or story might. I have always loved music, but until now I never realized its impact as a story or because of its words.
|Submitted by uttara on Saturday, March 11, 2006 - 15:50 |
This is my photoessay, I totally forgot to post it earlier. Some of the pictures are missing because i accidentally added pictures that are not in the public html folder. Most of it is basically how I want it to be however.
|Submitted by uttara on Wednesday, March 1, 2006 - 16:52 |
Well I have narrowed down the topics that i will do for my photo essay. I am not sure which I will pick yet. I am trying to choose between how media has helped to make cigarette smoking decrease over the years and include media images of this, or I was going to do something about the European Union and its current effects on the world. Does anyone have any suggestions on which one seems more interesting?
|Submitted by uttara on Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 20:33 |
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But after reading this article, it made me realize more than ever how magazines and celebrities influence people today. For the most part, the image of perfection is solely depicted by people we see in magazines -- magazines in which they aren't even portrayed as the person they really are. Moreso than the beauty issue, this article made me realize the lengths people go through to separate girls and boys. All the preconceived notions about girls and boys are held together through all these articles and images which are supposed to portray what a girl or boy should look like or want.
|Submitted by uttara on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 02:58||playlist |
My playlist is on relationships. Moreso, it represents the stages in a relationship which are for the most part inevitable. It seems to take a sightly cynical outlook on relationships because it represents the kind of relationship that does not necessarily work out. When it comes to a love relationship, there aren't many that work out. Most end, whether it is multiple times or for good. There is supposed to be only one relationship that doesn't end, the one that ends in marriage. Even in this relationship, the basic stages seem to be the same. There is always the beginning excitement, then love appears and it becomes serious, then it tends to either end happily or get complicated. Often, the wishes of both people aren't the same, so they strive to keep their relationships or retain their independence. There are links to a sample of each song available as well as the complete lyrics in another link.
1. Zero 7 - In the Waiting Line
*This song was featured in the Garden State soundtrack at an appropriate moment which displayed a time when the main character (Andrew Largeman) was feeling alone. He was at a party and basically watching everyone like a wall flower. Before a relationship can truly begin, there is a stage of lonliness in which there is a "waiting line." It is a place we all must wait until the right person comes along. Relationships usually only come to people at inopportune moments and times in their lives they never would expect to meet someone. This song represents the humdrum world of everyday life which we all experience until we find someone who can fill the space.
Zero 7 lyrics - In the Waiting Line
2. Keith Urban - Somebody like You
* This song represents the beginning of a relationship. Through the title and lyrics, it is obvious that the person singing the song is infatuated with someone and is ready to love someone like them. The song says such things as "I wanna love somebody, love somebody like you." It shows the desperation one might have for love and the person they are desperately in love with.
Keith Urban lyrics - Somebody Like You
|Submitted by uttara on Thursday, January 19, 2006 - 17:10 |
|Submitted by uttara on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 - 02:14 |
Hmm, i'm not quite sure how to go about this whole thing, but I suppose I will start out by saying I am a huge fan of music as a whole. It
sparks a lot of emotion amongst many people and i think it is probably
the most important artform out there. I think that most songs only pick
out a small portion of someone's life, day, even week to describe.
Therefore, there are few songs that really involve a great deal of
narrative in the song itself. Most songs seem to take out small
portions to describe in detail. There
is one song that I personally
like that I feel tells a story. Its a country song because I am from
the country and I also feel country music usually does a lot of story
telling. "Don't Take the Girl" by Tim Mcgraw is a song that shows the
tribulations of a girl and a boy from the time they meet as children,
going through their teenagers, and when she meets her tragic end during
child birth. It is a very sad song that really can make anyone cry. The
boy in the song pleads to the people in his life about the girl,
showing how much he truly does care about her. This song is different
than most songs because it tells an entire story within the song
itself, while most other songs tell a portion of a story. I think
country music often does this because country singers often depict the
lives of other people through their music. Country singers often look at their own lives for inspiration and intern tell their stories through song.
So much depends upon. . . .
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