Robert Johnson - 1,449 words
... nxiety, feelings borne from a life of oppression and hardship, to fuel some of the most moving, emotion filled music ever heard. "His guitar seemed to talk- repeat and say words like no one else in the world could," recalls one of Roberts former friends. "This sound affected most women in a way I could never understand. One time in St. Louis me and Johnson were playing a party. When we had quit, I noticed no one was saying anything. Then I realized they were crying both women and men" (Finn 208) Robert Johnson could touch a crowd like none other, disciple like men began to follow him around, amazed at his guitar skills. Robert secured several places along his travels (homes of various gi ...
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Federal Express - 1,315 words
... are compacted into the cargo hold of a jet the they become pressurized and susceptible to explosion. Therefore, a shipper caught sending items such as these can expect large fines exceeding $200,000 and most likely a lengthy jail sentence. One of the outstanding qualities of FedEx is their commitment to human life. FedEx maintains an alliance with the American Red Cross, combining the effectiveness of FedExs overnight delivery with the Red Cross strength in emergency relief. FedEx holds world acclaim for their role in shipping vital life saving materials, such as organs for transplant recipients (Kinney, 33). In fact, Nancy Lacy, a FedEX customer service agent in Texas stated, "Every pa ...
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Argument Paperbest Guitarist - 1,200 words
The best guitarist, who is it? This is an argument that has been amongst many musicians for many years. But who is the hands down best guitarist? From my viewpoint the answer is obvious. Joe Satriani without a doubt is the best guitarist alive today and perhaps the best guitarist ever. I can already hear the responses from the crowd. What about Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen, or perhaps Steve Vai and Eric Johnson? All of these players are good guitarists, but they are not the best. Compare each guitar player to Joe Satriani, and you will clearly see who is the best. First off, one of the biggest misconceptions among guitarists is that Jimi Hendrix is the best guitari ...
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Bordom - 563 words
It's 1990 and many people say punk is dead. Others say punk is still dying. Still others say the story of rock and roll is nearly over. Such people have at least learned one thing from punk: they have adopted the same blind pessimism that caused so many bands to burn out so quickly. Many believers of this theory often see only the superficial qualities of the subculture made visible through the mass media. The fashion and the well-publicized scandals of Sid Vicious and friends were as far as most people saw from outside the subculture. In Facing The Music edited by Simon Frith, Mary Harron reduced the meaning of punk to "the spectacle of middle-class children dressing up in a fantasy of prol ...
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Class Of 2000 - 646 words
We were born in 1981/1982. People were still getting over Vietnam and Disco country. Dolly Parton had a song called Jolene, yes those big black Frisbees that were five The Muppets were our heros, and Atari was the invaded our heads and our parents pockets. We had had the handle on the top and you could sit The Reagan administration came around, but cared about were our mini-wheels. Snack time Kindergarten was cool and the opposite sex had cooties. We liked to play Candyland and us. Star Wars and their cheap knock-off, the Ewoks, were imitated all over the nation, ET us afraid to go into the bathroom. Girls over My Little Ponies, Barbies, and Cabbage Kids. Boys were more into Transformers, an ...
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Patti Smith - 1,883 words
Born in Chicago and raised in Woodbury, New Jersey, just across the state line from Philadelphia, Patti's mother, Beverly, was a jazz singer cum waitress. Her father, Grant, worked at the Honeywell plant; she was the oldest of four siblings: her sisters Linda and Kimberly (the latter plays mandolin on Gone Again's "Ravens,"), and brother Todd. Unable to find her place in high school society, she took refuge in the images of Rimbaud, Bob Dylan, James Brown, and the Rolling Stones. Dropping out of Glassboro State Teacher's College, she headed for the bright -lights-big-city of New York. When she arrived in town, she met an art student named Robert Mapplethorpe and they moved in together. Patti ...
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Music - 1,605 words
Rock n roll is, and will always be, here to stay. The frontier spirit of rock n roll is an attitude that is common among American Pioneers and includes style, originality, and a willingness to push the limits. From Elvis to the Beatles and Buddy Holly to The Doors; bands have been astounding us with new and inventive sounds of rock n roll. But rock n roll wasnt always around, so how did it start? Ever since the 20s, and the introduction of Jazz, young people became interested in different types of music. A different type of music came around in the 50s, rock n roll. A new style of music for a new generation. The style of rock n roll was a mix of two older forms of music, Jazz and Blues. A ty ...
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Drugs In The Music Industry - 1,277 words
... usic. In the mid-sixties Jimi Hendrix wrote a song called Purple Haze it was also known as an archetypal psychedelic drug song of the sixties. Jimi was questioned about this song, and he said that the song was only about a dream that he had, had. The song was really about drugs, but if he admitted that, it would have been banned from the radio, and that would have been a major down fall for him. Jimi took a lot of drugs, he took some so that he could stay awake, some to fall asleep, some so that he would not be bored, some to wind him down, there was a variety of drugs that were taken in the sixties for different purposes. Jimi felt that he had to be stoned to keep in touch with the audi ...
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Dave - 442 words
Dave Matthews was born outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, on January 9, 1967. As a child he moved around a lot with his family to various parts of the world. And of an early age his mother taught him the evils of racism. When he was ten years old his father died of lung cancer, which later impacted his singing style. During the late 1980's and early 1990's Dave worked as a bartender at Miller's, a small club where the area bands would come and play. There Dave would sit and dream of playing in his own band. The bar's owner heard him playing one afternoon and arranged for some of the area's top jazz musicians to join him. There he found his drummer, Carter Beauford, saxophonist, LeRoi Moo ...
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Napster - 1,281 words
For many years music has changed the lives of every generation and in fact helped them develop into their own individuals. As we are reading this right now there is a battle over the way the next generation will get their music and what they will be allowed to listen to. As far back as the early 1900s parents have been telling their children to turn down that awful noise, and as each generation turns to the next, the music always changes making the parent and child lose touch on each others style of music. From personal experience my father will be turning 50 in February and listens to music like The Who and The Beatles. I have been blessed with the ears that actually enjoy this type of musi ...
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Photography - 1,319 words
Many photographers in the past have had dynamic careers that have influenced many up and coming photographers and will for years to come. Because their work at the time has been preserved in inspirational and innovative images of their eras rock legends and cultural icons, similarities yet progressions can been seen through a comparison of photographers such as David Bailey, Anne Liebovitz and Rankin one of today's most talked about photographers. David Baileys career was at a high between the years of 1957 and 1969 and was most famous for his striking black and white images of icons including John lennon and Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Jean Shrimpton and the Kray Twins. At this time Bailey ...
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Chart - 555 words
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Spears Review - 804 words
omigod. Oh. My. God. Got your new album. Love it! Seriously, it just rawwwwwks, you know? After your first one, I was like, no way she can top this. Ever, ever, ever. No way. WELL, WAY! Oops . . . I Did It Again is sooo amazing. Where do I begin? I love how the album is basically the same beat, the whole way through. You could Tae Bo to this thing and never miss a punch. On most albums, the beats are all mixed up slow song, fast song, mid-tempo song. Its confusing! With Oops its like your drum machine got stuck or something, but in a cool way. And the album sounds a lot like your first one, Baby One More Time, so theres nothing tricky to learn. And you look faboo on the cover. You were so r ...
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About The 70s - 486 words
Tonight I will be speaking about one of the most controversial eras of our time. The 70s. When terms like Pardy Hardy!" Goin' Cruizin' "Right On!" "ROCK ON!!" and "Shake your Booty" were getting used in everyday conversation. Guys wore their hair long and in afros. Pet rocks were a kids best friend, and mood rings let you know if someone was feeling down. 8 tracks had came and gone, with cassette tapes taking over in a hurry. For the weekend fun, disco clubs were the place to be. If you didnt feel like dancing, cruising the highway while on your CB radio was the alternative, that was if the gas shortage wasnt to bad. You wouldnt have been alarmed if you saw a crazed naked guy running down th ...
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Heavy Metal - 1,008 words
Heavy Metal's popularity is and has been on the rise due to its many bands and increased guitar technology. Since the mid 1960's, when heavy metal spread to the U.S. from England, it has grown in popularity. Many of the first bands that came from Europe came with two intentions; to spread heavy metal to other parts of the world, and to make it grow in popularity. (Ragland 1). Heavy metal is a form of rock 'n' roll music played on electric guitars and amplified to unnatural volume levels. Such effects as feedback, distortion, reverb, and Wah Wah pedals are commonly added to the music. These effects create completely new sounds, exploiting the possibilities of electric guitars. Most heavy meta ...
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Jimi Hendrix: Rock 'n' Roll Legend - 1,151 words
The extraordinary performances, recording, and lyrics of James Marshall Hendrix have made him impossible to forget. This American rock music guitarist made a legendary mark not only in the history of rock 'n' roll but also on the pop culture as a whole (Ross 32). With unique techniques never seen before and blatant sex-related performances on stage, he became one of the most influential music figures of the 60s (Kamin). Hendrix was not born into stardom nor was it given to him by any means. He strived all throughout his life to be the very best. Johnny Allen Hendrix was born on November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington to Al and Lucille Hendrix, and not until four years later did his father c ...
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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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Music Origin - 785 words
Introduction: For centuries people had dreamed of capturing the sounds and music from the environment. Many had attempted it but no one had succeeded until Thomas Alva Edison discovered a method of recording and playing back sound. What had started out as an apparatus intended as part of an improved telephone led to the development of an instrument which would change the world, making it a happier, even a better, place to live. Revolutions: (Case of Mp3 sharing software development) A revolution in the music industry has surfaced In 1999, Shawn Fanning, a Northeastern University undergraduate, wrote a small MP3-sharing software application known as Napster. Originally designed for the exchan ...
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Bob Marley - 1,292 words
Bob Marley was a promoter of peace and believed in the union of all people. He used his music as a channel to get his opinions and thoughts out into the world. Me only have one ambition, yknow. I really have only one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together-black, white, Chinese, everyone-thats all. Robert Nesta Marley was born February 6th, 1945 in the small ghetto of Nine Miles, in the parish of St. Anne, Jamaica. His father was a white British Naval officer named Narval Marley, and his mother was a young, poor Jamaican girl named Cedalla Brooker. The well-to-do Marley family did not approve of Narval and Cedallas relationship(Clark). Despite marrying Cedalla, ...
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Unique Photographers: Their Lives And Their Art - 1,934 words
From 1979 to present there have been many famous photographers, but there are three who really stick out: Jerry Uelsmann, Freeman Patterson, and Annie Slivovitz. These three photographers had very distinct photography and viewed photography as more than pictures but as pigments of emotions and feelings. These photographers are very famous for their pictures and one photographer is known for her help in third world countries. The first photographer that I would like to mention in my research paper will be Jerry Uelsmann. Uelsmann was born in Detroit on June 11th, 1934. Uelsmann acquired school degrees and actually went on to teach classes. He was an intelligent man, who knew exactly what he w ...
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