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  • Censorship In Music - 1,455 words
    Censorship in music has been a major problem plaguing America since the early nineteen forties. It came to a head during the nineteen sixties with the Vietnam War and the hippie movement. During the nineteen seventies and eighties heavy metal and hard rock were getting the brunt of the censorship heat. Now in the nineteen nineties the major focus of censorship is rap; primarily gangster rap. Some of the main factors of music in general that cause legal ramifications are sexual content, suggestive violence and obscene language. Censorship is an attack against our first amendment right guaranteeing the freedom of speech. However if a song or album is deemed obscene the first amendment does not ...
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  • The Three Most Influencial Bands Of The 60s - 2,010 words
    ... ms with the authorities and the media. The first real bad thing they did was probably the worst. They were really getting hot across the country and they were invited to the Ed Sullivan Show. They were to play Light My Fire. The network executives wanted them to not use their own lyrics because they were too sexual. Little did they know that Morrison would not only say, Light My Fire but turn to the camera and yell it. They were basically finished on TV after this stunt. Other than that, they would often have problems with police at their shows, where Jim would purposely mock them. During the late 1960s, the bands often sang of peace and love, while people were tripping on acid. The Door ...
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  • Metallica - 1,663 words
    Metallica has not always been the talented group of rock musicians that they are today. It took many years and many albums to bring the band to its current standing as the kings of rock. Metallica has undergone changes in its lineup and its musical writing style. Comparing and contrasting the musical and lyrical content of each Metallica album shows exactly how much they have changed from the early 1980s to 2000. Metallica was founded in the early 1980s when a young man from Denmark named Lars Ulrich was looking to start a band in the Los Angeles area. The musical style labeled The New Wave of British Heavy Metal captivated Lars. The New Wave of British Heavy Metal started in England in late ...
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  • Go Napster - 1,052 words
    Shawn Fanning, a freshman in college, launched Napster in the beginning of 1999.Napster allows Internet users to share and download MP3 (music) files directly from any computer connected to the Napster network, which could be hundreds of thousands of people.You can use Napster by downloading the software from the Internet site, and then connecting to the network using this software, which allows the sharing of all your MP3 files with anyone else on the network.Unlike many other file sharing networks, Napster limits their users to only download MP3 files.The advantage of these files are that they can be very close to CD quality and are one-tenth the size of a wave file.This is the main reason ...
    Related: napster, current state, recording industry, college campuses, fanning
  • Rap Cenorship - 4,953 words
    Our society today largely views censorship as a method that has disappeared from liberal cultures since the enlightenment with the exception of restrictions in time of war. The enlightenment served to cripple the intolerance of incisive religious and government leaders, but did not obliterate censorship altogether. Instead, the job of expurgating unacceptable ideas has simply fallen into new hands using new tactics. Censors now assume the guise of capitalist retailers and distributors, special-interest groups, and less influential but still passionate religious and government authorities. Their new techniques are market-censorship (dominating the marketplace), constituitive censorship (the c ...
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  • Rap Cenorship - 4,714 words
    ... g. The Technical Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography stated: ...efforts to restrict or censor have the psychological effect of increasing the desirability of the material. Increasing the difficulty of obtaining erotic materials, harassing and punishing pornographers and purveyors of pornography, setting minimum age limits for the purchase of these materials, and so on, may have the unwanted effect of increasing interest in the materials, rendering them more desirable, and producing a greater impact on the recipients, than if none of these measures were utilized (Broch 1971). When a piece of literature or art is censored, people have a natural curiosity in the offensive ...
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  • Violence In Movies - 1,194 words
    I go to gross movies and listen to heavy metal and rap music and I haven't killed anybody," a teenager said on a call-in radio show devoted to the tragic murders in Littleton. This young woman completely missed the point. These things provoke anger, temper, and crummy attitudes. Gross visuals and music dull sensitivities. They teach the wrong way to handle problems. Make no mistake about this. No matter what this girl or other defenders of this junk may say, violent movies, video games, and gross music have consequences that include more arguing, hitting, abuse, and other violent behavior; sometimes even killings like happened in Littleton. However, instead of focusing on the real problem, m ...
    Related: school violence, violent behavior, rap music, places of worship, guns
  • Those People - 1,020 words
    Oh, so youre one of those people, she inquires, in a tone consisting of disdain and surprise, after telling her Im going to the Mudvayne and Ultraspank concert. She continues, so you get all dressed in leather and put in your nose ring to get ready, huh? I laugh, looking over my rather plain appearance of a Black Label Society t-shirt and jeans, wondering how many laughs I would get wearing leather and give a clearly sarcastic yeah answer. She looks clearly offended by my nature and explains that she thought thats what us metal people wore. How we should have rings piercing every available piece of flesh on our heads and that we all wear black, even in summer. She goes on further explaining ...
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  • Jfk: The Death Of A Conspiracy - 1,736 words
    There is a plethora of conspiracy theories regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. They range from the incumbent of the former Soviet Union to organized crime. Pro-conspiracy groups are in agreement with one theory; the United States government covered up the truth of the assassination. The premise of a government conspiracy to cover up of the assassination is laden with insufficient evidence and unproved theories. The truth of the matter is President Kennedy was assassinated by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. On November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m., President Kennedy was shot as his motorcade drove through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. He was rushed to Parkland Memorial H ...
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  • Provide Evidence In A Prosecution Case - 983 words
    Experiments to Provide Evidence in a Prosecution Case with the Pervis Vinegar Company on Unknown Toxins The aim of this experiment is to preform tests on two samples of vinegar, one that is commercially safe and the other not (from the Pervis Company) to determine the unknown toxin contained in the Pervis Vinegar. Materials: * Numerous Beakers/Conical Flasks * Phenolphthalein Indicator * Burette * Numerous Test Tubes * Sticky Tape * Test Tube Rack * Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) * Calculator * Sample of Commercially Safe Vinegar * 2 Surgical Swabs (large cotton bud) * Sample of Pervis Vinegar (Toxic) * 2 Agar Gel Plates * Universal Indicator * Incubator Oven * Incubator * Bunsen Burner * Water * 2 ...
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  • Music Censorship - 1,284 words
    Healthy debates have been caused by today's music. Generally, foul language has rapidly increased within modern popular song lyrics, especially among rap and heavy metal artists' songs. An increase in explicit violence and misogyny in popular music lyrics has been recorded. These lyrics have been judged to be inspirations for violent, suicidal, and criminal acts. For example, Mr. Raymond Kuntz referred to his son's incident. ''When his wife went to wake their son for school, they found him dead of a gunshot wound, still wearing his headphones with Marilyn Manson's Anti-Christ Superstar CD still in the player. The boy's favorite song was ''The Reflecting God (Nina Crowley, ''Senate Hearings o ...
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  • Once Were Warriors - 2,206 words
    Filmic technique plays a vital role in the way an audience looks at a character or society in a whole. Lee Tamahori's film "Once were warriors" uses filmic technique in the crafting of the characters, the roles they adopt and the society they live in. Filmic Technique helps to exhibit the Heke family as trapped in society, with a vicious cycle of alcohol, violence, male domination, unemployment and pointless parties. In order to try and free themselves from the vicious cycle or to just find peace and happiness; each character has a way of escaping the harsh reality of the society they live in. The choice to escape is theirs, and the route they take can be looked at as either real or fantasy. ...
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  • The History Of Censorship In Literature And Music - 1,892 words
    What is censorship? An encyclopedia defines censorship as "the control of what people may say or hear, write or read, or see or do1." There are many reasons why people censor entertainment such as literature and music. Many governments or groups try to preserve their standards of morality by preventing people from learning about or following other standards2, commonly found in the two previously mentioned mediums. There are different ways to censor things. It can be on a local level, such as libraries refusing to carry a controversial book. It can also be on an entirely larger scale. In the 1770s, French author Beaumarchais had two of his plays, The Barber of Seville and The Marriage of Figa ...
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  • Modern Music - 1,151 words
    In an age of error the most influential thing in a child and or a teenagers life is music. Whether it be Reggae, Hip Hop, Gangster Rap, R&B, Oldies Rock, Latin, or Heavy Metal it still has a way to overpower a persons mind no matter how old they are. Right now pretty much everybody that I talk to when I am on the Internet like Rap. I dont understand how people could listen to non-stop cursing and fast-paced lyrics. Even though my opinion of the music isnt so great the singers have to get some credit for being able to recite poetry in such a manner. I prefer the heavier stuff like Slipknot, KoRn, or Kittie because I enjoy talented people who play their own instruments, and personally I like v ...
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  • Huanted House - 1,093 words
    I could not sleep that night, for I was not given the chance to. For numerous times I had been yelling at my cousin to lower down the volume of the Compact Disc player. He insisted on testing out every single disc of my brothers heavy-metal music collection at a certain volume that made my heart jump too fast or choke my mind with angry thoughts. My tired eyes shifted to the alarm clock, which stood, on my computer. Eleven, another hour to a brand new day. The next day, I will be bringing my cousin to have a view of the things we have in stall for him in the small neighborhood of mine, but before that can be possible, I will require my beauty sleep! Hey, you moron! Are you finished with thos ...
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  • Music Today : Just A Bunch Of Garbage? - 285 words
    It's 4:00 pm and you just got home from school. You turn on the radio only to hear some media generated stuff banded together by some lame drum beats. This is unfortunetly, the music of today. Along with pop music and boy bands, alternative and rock music has , essentially gone to the pits. There's truly no other way to put it. The media has been spoonfeeding us talentless garbage and sell out's for years but it is only now manifesting it's intensity on MTV and the radio. Sure, pop music and boy bands "make" great music to dance to, but there's no talent there. Indoctrinating girls as young as eight years old, bands like NSYNC and the Backstreet boys have already started to mold the minds of ...
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  • Kurt Cobain & Jim Morrison - Poets Of A Generation - 1,101 words
    ... ost passionately identified, and it was to their standard he aspired. To be a poet, to be an artist, meant more than writing or painting or singing; it meant having a vision and courage to see that vision through, despite any opposition. What didn't kill you made you stronger, and if you had what it took you were rare and wondrous, and if you didn't it couldn't be faked. (p.xiii) Kurt once said "That's what music is entertainment. The more you put yourself into it, the more of you comes out in it."(www.downer.com quotes) Danny Sugarman explained that one of Jim's tricks was ...the use of pauses during performances- sometimes between songs, sometimes between lines, sometimes between sylla ...
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  • Techno Schmechno: A Postmodern Approach To Electronica - 1,716 words
    ol> In searching for a properly post-modern style of music, it may be better to look at the electronic music scene, which began with house music in the early to middle 80s, rather than at hip-hop. It is true that the hip-hop artist generally disappears into the narrative of the music to the extent that many of their lives are a direct reflection of what they sing about: gang violence, drugs, racism, alienation in the US, etc. but here already we encounter two problems. One is the existential choice of reading: if we do read these lives as reflected, or as ghostly risings out of formal lyrical narratives called rap and hip-hop, which lend to the narratives distinct anthropological and sociolo ...
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  • 950's - 1,984 words
    The 1950's were quite radical in fact, this is the decade that began rock n' roll, the civil rights movement, better family living, advances in technology, Fashion, medical research, other wonderful things this country was not used to seeing or hearing. The 1950's were looked at more as a state of mind or a way of living rather than just another decade or time era in American history. Everything was peaceful now, which looking back on the two world wars and the great depression this country was not used to at all. Nobody worried about war, nobody worried about how they were going to feed their children and keep a roof over their heads because everyone had jobs and the economy was doing great ...
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  • Why Is America A Country Of Violence - 1,211 words
    Why is America A Country of Violence Many people might ask themselves, Why is America a country of violence and hate? There are several factors that contribute to making the United States one of the most violent and highly crime rated countrys in the world, such as the history of war, and poor gun control. But there is one reason that stands out from the rest and that is, the media. The media has an enormous impact, and influence on todays children and young teens. There have been several reports of kids getting hurt and even killed from emulating the violent behavior that they see on television shows. The violence on cartoons, movies, music, and videogames submerges kids into an unrealistic ...
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