The first song is a major musical motif in Baz Lurhmann’s 2013 Great Gatsby, and the title is “Young and Beautiful”, sung by the amazingly talented Lana Del Ray. The lyrical development of the song helped to ground it in the world of the film. Lana chose a very clever way of wrapping universal pop lyrics around universal themes, but somehow her lyrics fall in beautifully with the themes of the film. Musically, I think it’s an unusual song, because on the one hand, it has romance and tells a love story, but at the same time, it’s filled with real yearning and melancholy, which I think is at the heart of the story, whether you’re looking at it from Gatsby’s or Daisy’s point of view. There’s a real sadness in the story, and that’s reflected beautifully in this song.
Music that I associate with adolescence is definitely Rap and R&B. It was a way to fit in and my mother approved so it was not a way to rebel. “Rap and hip-hop today give clear indication that people are just as attracted to the hypnotic effect of steady rhythms as their ancestors were” (Janero,2012). If you didn’t listen to this type of music then you were not cool. I remember when all we had were cassette players and I use to listen to the radio all the time so when I heard my favorite song come on and I would hit record and then be able to play it again and again.
However, the only difference between these two chapters is how she organized the material. She drives the reader from the beginning to the end through one coherent story. Finlay did not divided the chapter “The Paintbox” in multiple stories as she did in her chapter “White”, but she kept the material in one compact story. Another similarity between these two chapters is the topic Victoria Finlay discusses. She emphasizes in both texts how important is for the artists the using of the right color on their palette.
Without even watching and just listening to the video one can get a sense of Nicki Minaj's speaking or rather, “singing”, style. It is very fascinating to listen to a song only to find that the singer is speaking the song rather than singing it. Perhaps she does this so she can differ her music style from any other artist, if this is the case than it most
Initially, music from the eighties and nineties was considered “real”. According to Deejay, music back then had meaning to it. I listen to a lot of songs classified as “Old School” and I learned from the songs different ways to overcome certain situations or to stay lifted up. Even though the music was secular it had positive meaning. The artists in the eighties and nineties worked hard for their fans appreciation.
Whether it was her loving support, physical labors, or the smiles she would give me which could outshine the moon. She would always know what I needed and would move mountains to make sure I had it. Her affection was so strong that it ultimately caused her passing. After being told I had perished in a mining incident she become so distressed that her heart could not handle the news that I was still alive. She had always had complications with that immense heart of hers, it was her Achilles heel.
A Lesson in Mastering Loss Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “One Art” is about loss. In it she mentions many of the small losses in life that we may experience but she is clearly talking about losing a love. Who she is speaking to in this poem is unclear but there is evidence to show that she and she alone is her own audience for this poem. She expresses denial, anger, blame, regret, humor and in the end she exclaims “Write it!”, which looks to be directed from the speaker to herself, either way it can be construed as acceptance. In the poem she goes through increasingly bigger losses that she quickly dismisses in a sarcastic manner until she reaches the loss of her lover.
I remember listening to Dave Matthews Band album, Crush, and believing everything would be okay. Listening to that album brought me and my mother together because we both felt lost and the positive lyrics gave us a sense of hope. I feel it is my duty and calling to bring the power of music to others. I believe it contains hidden potentials like altering our moods and bonding us with others. Everyone has the ability to connect to music, but some don't have the understanding of that passion or the acknowledged drive to fulfill it.
Love marriages are great; Love marriages offer more freedom and independence in the context of choosing who you are with and what you do. Well, that’s what my perception was before I started to write the essay, but then thanks to the research done AND THE AUTHORS INTRODUCTION .I think arranged marriages are good practices because they are more stable than love marriages in terms of love and happiness. A marriage is termed as arranged when it is arranged by people other than those getting married, like they say in India “ first comes marriage and then comes love” with various religions and caste system prevailing in India. It has helped arranged marriages to come a long way, though the couples seldom have love affairs. Marriages in India are more of a family affair, and as youngsters see the way their parent lives, they are more likely to understand that the output given is more stable and successful due to much lower divorce.
Music has been called 'The International Language' - a very simple thought with much meaning behind it. Even if you can't speak the language of a country, you can move, sway, dance and most of all, enjoy the music of the country. We may not understand the words of a musical selection but we do understand the beauty.Have you ever heard the saying, 'Music soothes the savage beast?' It's true. Music can calm and revitalize us in ways even a lengthy nap can't.