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  • Veronica Traggiai
    Published about 16 hours ago
    Kpop Review: Hwasa's "Maria"

    Kpop Review: Hwasa's "Maria"

    Mamamoo's powerful maknae is back with her signature sultry sound in her new single, "Maria."
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Oh Can't You SeeThe Morning After

    Oh Can't You SeeThe Morning After

    This morning I decided on a new anthem to get me through to the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic. It's Maureen McGovern's 1973 hit, "The Morning After." This song was written by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn for the 1972 blockbuster movie "The Poseidon Adventure." McGovern recorded her version of the tune in 1974 and it quickly went to number one on the pop charts. For those who have never seen the movie, it is about a luxury liner that capsizes and there was a tremendous loss of life. There were numerous perils within the upsidedown vessel for those who initially escaped death. During the course of the film, however, some of those who believed they would make it out alive perished along the way. The rest continued to endure great trials as they sought to survive. At the movie's end, only a few of the ship's passengers emerged alive and well. They stood, gazing upon the sun shining on the morning after, as the song was playing.
  • Adam Wallace
    Published about 20 hours ago
    An Upbeat Playlist for Downbeat Times

    An Upbeat Playlist for Downbeat Times

    Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings, and, man, the world needs some right now.
  • mySound Music
    Published about 21 hours ago
    The Wondrous Voice of Sassy Vee

    The Wondrous Voice of Sassy Vee

    I have had the pleasure to discover, listen and promote some very talented musicians over the last several years. Sassy Vee is an extremely talented, singer-songwriter that I recently had the pleasure to introduce to my music followers.
  • Mr. Eriq
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Summertime Realness

    Summertime Realness

    How would you describe your ideal summer? I would imagine barbeques with record-breaking heatwaves by the beach, warm summer nights with friends, and an ice-cold drink in hand. This seems to be the best description for a perfect summer. Throw in a party and parade in June and you have the makings for an excellent LGBTQ+ Pride season. One common denominator between the two will have to be a soundtrack full of hits to set the mood and start the party. Sadly, this year, we traded beach trips with doctor’s visits. Lines outside of bars are replaced with lines around the corner for the grocery store. Block parties and Pride marches became protests and marches for worthy causes. With everything going on in the world, one has to ask will there be a song of the summer this year?
  • Mr. Eriq
    Published a day ago
    Cafecito y Salsa

    Cafecito y Salsa

    Let’s face it: There are a few things that you can expect in every Latinx home on weekends. A pot of something bubbling away on the stove. The smell of strong coffee mixing with the perfume of that bottle of purple Fabuloso multi-purpose cleaner we all know too well and the queen of salsa playing like a bugle call for everyone in the house (and neighborhood for that matter) to wake up and get ready for a day full of dancing, cleaning, and eating. Even today, the first few seconds of Muñeca del Cha Cha Cha takes me back to my childhood games that my mother later confessed were ploys to get us to help clean the house.
Staff Picks
  • Adam Wallace
    Published about 20 hours ago
    An Upbeat Playlist for Downbeat Times

    An Upbeat Playlist for Downbeat Times

    Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings, and, man, the world needs some right now.
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 5 days ago
    To the Beat: June 2020

    To the Beat: June 2020

    We're excited to kick off summer with a new To the Beat playlist featuring all the songs and artists you loved this month. Whether you are celebrating pride, protesting for BLM, or showing your support from home, this month's collection has something for you. This roundup highlights music from every decade. Creators shared everything from Lady Gaga's dance-pop hits to Jimi Hendrix's psychedelic rock. Craving Fleetwood Mac's moody tunes? Check. How about Sam Cooke's soulful ballads? Double check.
  • Leigh Hooper
    Published 5 days ago
    THE NEW GROOVE: Black Female Artists

    THE NEW GROOVE: Black Female Artists

    The New Groove is an easy-read article that helps you discover new music every single month! This is the first instalment of this series, and given the current situation of the Black Lives Matter movement, and the power behind it that we cannot let die, I’m kicking off this series with introducing to you a few of my favourite black female musicians, highlighting new musicians that you need to look out for, and educating you on why the Black Lives Matter movement is so important, especially within the black music industry.
  • Siân Roche
    Published 6 days ago
    Beyoncé is Coming

    Beyoncé is Coming

    In an Instagram video shared with her 149 million followers, Beyoncé dropped the news we've all been waiting for: she is releasing a new project. 'Black is King', a visual album which is written, directed and produced by the star, will drop exclusively on Disney+ on July 31st.
  • Sammi Curran
    Published 7 days ago
    BTS wants you to 'Stay Gold'

    BTS wants you to 'Stay Gold'

    I’ve realized at this point in my life that BTS’s music will rarely disappoint me. Recently, BTS released a Japanese single, “Stay Gold”. I had high expectations for this one going in. Though BTS is a South Korean group, their Japanese originals are some of my favorite songs they’ve done. “Don’t Leave Me”, “Let Go”, and my personal favorite “Crystal Snow” are incredible tracks. Seeing that BTS has done another Japanese song feels like a treat during the stressful times we’re in right now.
  • Cheryl E Preston
    Published 10 days ago
    "Dixie Chicks" change their name to "Chicks"

    "Dixie Chicks" change their name to "Chicks"

    "The Dixie Chicks" announced on Thursday June 25, tht they have changed their name to "Chicks." Like the former Lady Antebellum, the country trio no longer desire to be associated with a pre-Civil War south where black people were enslaved. For many people, the word Dixie simply indicates the south. Since the murders of Ahmaud Aubrey and George Floyd, an increasing number of Amerians are rethinking things that they have been doing for years. There will no doubt be a backlash from fans because old habits die hard. NASCAR received a lot of hate when they decided to remove all Confederate flags and Christian singer Natalie Grant said she and her spouse lost over 1,000 social media followers because they spoke out against racial injustice.
Featured Collections
Album Reviews
  • The Sinister Pen
    Published 2 days ago
    Layzie Bone Dead of Alive Album Review best rap albums of 2020

    Layzie Bone Dead of Alive Album Review best rap albums of 2020

    Layzie Bone Dead of Alive Shows the world that real rap is not yet dead. In rap game where mostly only the same nonsense lyrics are mumbled by talent less rappers. It is so good to see Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs N Harmony bring a real album that has touched thee people.
  • George Gomez
    Published 3 days ago
    Late Review: "Violet Street"

    Late Review: "Violet Street"

    In the ever growing music industry, it is often hard to find a specific genre or "sound" that you can really attach yourself to. Record labels, management agencies, and even artists themselves are often doing all they can to stand out from the crowd. Whether it is rappers trying to gain "clout" or lo-fi indie acts trying to make it big, some artists can seem to be attention seeking fiends. With things like antics to political stances bogging down musical artists, a listener can feel overwhelmed.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 5 days ago
    Zico - ‘RANDOM BOX’ EP Review

    Zico - ‘RANDOM BOX’ EP Review

    Last year saw Zico go introspective. His genre-bending Thinking LP, an amalgamation of two stellar extended plays which showed the artist at his most vulnerable, was firmly rooted in both obvious, and subtle, self-reflection. Shifting from mid-tempo acoustics (“Balloon”), to striking piano melodies (“The language of flowers”), all the way to abrasive, cocky trap-infused hip-hop (“another level”), the 27-year-old offered a masterclass in musicality throughout the album’s 36-minute runtime, triumphing in his attempts to show a fresher, more self-effacing side to himself. Despite its minimal mainstream popularity, Thinking undoubtedly cemented Zico’s long-term sustainability as part of Korea’s musical backbone, and further proved that he was more than just a surface-level hit-maker.
Art
  • Babu Rahman
    Published 2 months ago
    Different Genres Of Tamil Music
  • Grace Guzman
    Published 4 months ago
    Hamilton: the Musical
  • Narada Owens
    Published 4 months ago
    Emoji of a Wave

    Emoji of a Wave

    My song of choice for this challenge is entitled "Emoji of a Wave" and it is written by John Mayer. Off of his 2017 album "In Search of Everything", Emoji of a Wave is personal to me because I could definitely relate to this album that had full on breakup feels. I was along for the ride of the rollercoaster of emotions, having recently come out of a painful breakup myself. This song came into my life at a time that was serendipitous to my circumstances, and served as the cathartic outlet that changed my life that summer.
Bands
  • Veronica Traggiai
    Published 2 days ago
    Kpop Review: 3YE's "Yessir"

    Kpop Review: 3YE's "Yessir"

    This powerful, yet underrated trio is back with their first mini album to show everyone who's boss! A rookie group that's quickly gaining traction, 3YE is definitely a group to look out for.
  • Shandi Pace
    Published 4 days ago
    The Cultural Impact of the Beatles - The Albums

    The Cultural Impact of the Beatles - The Albums

    Is there any other band in the world that has a music catalogue as extensive and diverse as the Beatles? Discovering that Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (the White Album), and Abbey Road all came from the same band not only shows off their versatility as songwriters and musicians, but the longevity of their popularity.
  • Style Idol Closet
    Published 7 days ago
    Top 4 Most Handsome MONSTA X Members

    Top 4 Most Handsome MONSTA X Members

    Disclaimer: this list is for entertainment purposes only and with it SIC does not intend to demean or make less of the talent or charisma of any of the members. Beauty is subjective and it differs by country and culture. This is just SIC's opinion and an opinion is not fact. I included all music videos even those release in a language other thank Korean as long as the version of the music video was different. If SIC missed any music video, we guarantee we will work harder next time and work on a part two to bring you updated information. The actions or beliefs of Starship Entertainmnet or MONSTA X, do not reflect the beliefs or opinions of SIC.
Celebrities
  • Quality Impact
    Published 3 days ago
    ShayeStackzz Is A Young Artist To Lookout For

    ShayeStackzz Is A Young Artist To Lookout For

    My name is Yukeisha Nashaye Harris better known as ShayeStackzz . I’m 27 years of age and I’m from Georgetown, GA . I’ve been working on music on and off for 8 years, and finally released my first EP “Can’t Love Em” on all major platforms in May 2020, which was a major accomplishment for me . Growing up in one of the smallest cities in Georgia stands me out from a lot of artists, and causes me to work extra hard on accomplishing goals I have set forth, but I will not let that affect me or stop my grind for what I want . Giving up will never be an option for me . Challenging challenges only pushes and motivates me to go harder and harder at what I do . I was kind of skeptical at first about rapping because I don’t know how to freestyle at all, but the more I wrote the better I got . My first time actually rapping was at school in the cafeteria with my friends just joking around, and we all actually ended up making a whole song out of nothing lol . I wrote and recorded my very first song in 2012 called “Trap House”, but I never released it, just performed it a couple of times . Besides taking care of my son and working my 9-5 I’m writing and rapping throughout the house . My love for music truly turned into a passion I’ll never get rid of . I don’t care how old I get I’ll never retire from making music til I’m taken off the face of this earth . “You have to start out local before going global” is the phrase I keep in the back of my mind and use towards my goals everyday . All the love and local support my people show is so real that words can’t even explain it, and I thank and appreciate them for it everyday . Yeah I know it’s not easy to get in the music industry, and I’m just fine with that . Getting signed would be a major plus, but all I’m really aiming for is to be heard . I’ve been investing in myself and will continue to invest in myself no matter what . In my industry my biggest influences are Tupac, NWA, Nipsey Hussle, Master P, Dr. Dre etc. because of the vibes they give through their music is what enhances me to keep writing and keep striving for the best because in the end I know it’ll all pay off . In the next 5 years I see myself progressing with my music, giving back to charity cause I’ll never forget where I came from, and most of all investing in myself . Meanwhile I’ve started working on my second EP called “Street Love” so make sure y’all stay tuned for it . As of right now my top 5 favorite artists that I adore and look up to are Lil Baby, Da Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, Trina, and Youngboy . Opening up shows for either one or all of them would be sooooo bomb . Or even having them pop up on me at one of my performances would be nice . One of the best experiences I’ve had so far while being an artist was performing at coast 2 coast live in Atlanta, GA . The crowd rocked out with me without even knowing me, the judges were real and upfront, the DJ was super turnt, and overall the atmosphere was lit . The vibes in the building that night was everything . I definitely look forward to doing it again . For everyone that has a dream of going big including myself never give up, never quit, if you fail get up and try again . The sky is the limit. Be blessed
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 5 days ago
    Princess Long Long Gets Around the World with Her Many Talents

    Princess Long Long Gets Around the World with Her Many Talents

    Princess Long Long is a multi-talented singing star and personality who performs in off-Broadway venues, television and movies and A-List Venues on the national and international stage. So she definitely gets around. This has had her recently singing during the opening ceremony at Cannes, winning the Monaco Royal Voice competition at the Monte Carlo Country Club in 2017 and swooning souls as a Blue Carpet VIP at Harrah’s Elvis Presley’s Heartbreak Hotel in Concert. Obviously Princess Long Long’s voice puts her on a globe trot that few can match. But her real secret may be that she’s never in anyone’s sights look enough to pin her down to a single look or perspective.
  • Legend Gilchrist
    Published 9 days ago
    The Rocking Life: DJ Mighty Iris

    The Rocking Life: DJ Mighty Iris

    DJ Mighty Iris: DJ for rock radio 93.7 KCLB in Palm Springs, California
Concert
  • Legend Gilchrist
    Published 19 days ago
    The Rockin' Life

    The Rockin' Life

    The Prophetess
  • Talitha Martin-Khan
    Published 30 days ago
    Julia Michaels’ Inner Monologue Tour: Review

    Julia Michaels’ Inner Monologue Tour: Review

    The Tivoli, Brisbane Australia. September 7, 2019
  • Lisa Ikin
    Published about a month ago
    Highway to Hell

    Highway to Hell

    Bon Scott, born Ronald Belford Scott, is one of Perth’s claims to fame. He was by all accounts a raucous party animal with the reputation of being “socially maladjusted.” Australians love a tragic hero. The iconic lead singer of AC/DC who died in 1980, is buried in the Fremantle Cemetery. The place of his memorial has been listed as being of historical significance in the National Trust of Australian (WA) register. Over the years people have made the pilgrimage to his place of rest in their droves.
Fact Or Fiction
  • manuela myrtle
    Published about a month ago
    Will Today's Hits Be "Classics" by 2100?

    Will Today's Hits Be "Classics" by 2100?

    Still, since we rarely are exceptionally well-heeled or 'upper dog', we've drawn out more things to brag of. We've, thus, often got proud of the bizarre music genres we're into, the unheard-of facts we learn elsewhere on the internet, the weird, exotic games we play or some closed groups we accidentally got admitted to.
  • Ashley Beatty-Pernetti
    Published 2 months ago
    You're a Hypocrite When You Say "Country Music Has to Go"

    You're a Hypocrite When You Say "Country Music Has to Go"

    I recently came across an article titled "Music Diversity is Great, but Country Has Got to Go," and the whole thing truly irked me. It's a well-known fact that every genre isn't everyone's cup of tea and we all have the ability to publicly share those opinions. I'm not usually one to address a specific piece of writing by writing my own counterargument, but this one struck a little nerve. I'm sitting here chuckling to myself as I write this because I feel like the person who wrote this country-hating article is slightly hypocritical. And here's why.
  • Phill Ross
    Published 2 months ago
    Online music competitions

    Online music competitions

    If you are a musician or wanting to learn to play an instrument, or even perhaps a collector of musical equipment, one of the many ways of acquiring gear that we would normally have to save up for, or in some cases never be able to afford, is to enter an online competition.
Feature
  • Andy Potts
    Published 13 days ago
    Durham's beautiful launderette

    Durham's beautiful launderette

    By day, the soundtrack is the throb of dryers and the roar of the spin cycle, at night, the Old Cinema Launderette dances to a different beat. The distinctive Durham venue has created a special niche for itself as one of the best bijou concert halls in the country. Quirky and intimate, it’s invited an impressive array of artists – from folksters to punks – to put on a show in front of the tumble dryers, earning rave write-ups in the national press along the way.
  • Victoria Keeley
    Published 23 days ago
    Million Dollar Quartet hits the stage!

    Million Dollar Quartet hits the stage!

    Right, another smash hit musical that graced the stage on the Norwegian Getaway. I was completely blown away with the talent this contract. Both casts were phenomenal, from Burn to this show. I couldn't catch my breathe. For this show it is inspired by the famous recording session that brought together the famed rock and roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.
  • Zoe Nauman
    Published 3 months ago
    'The orchestra will never die': Why one composer says we need live music now more than ever

    'The orchestra will never die': Why one composer says we need live music now more than ever

    They say music feeds the soul. And now more than ever it's something humankind craves and needs. As the world copes with the enforced incarceration thanks to the coronavirus epidemic, thankfully, composers are still out there being creative and making music. And while a lot of the entertainment industry has come to a grinding halt, some are lucky enough to still be working and making money.
History
  • Kathryn Milewski
    Published 2 days ago
    Jimi Hendrix & a New National Anthem

    Jimi Hendrix & a New National Anthem

    I write this article the day before my country's birthday. With everything happening within our fifty states, I find it difficult to plan for tomorrow. Thinking about sparklers, frankfurters, fireworks and cheer makes me feel like I'm ignoring many elephants in the room. The 4th is the best holiday to celebrate outside, yet this year we need to stay home. Additionally, anti-racist protests demonstrate that while the Declaration calls for "certain unalienable rights," not everyone in this country enjoys those rights equally. How can we celebrate freedom in America when not everyone is truly free? I don't know about you, but it feels hypocritical to me.
  • Tsuki Aslanian
    Published 7 days ago
    Grime Music Heritage

    Grime Music Heritage

    UK grime is a relatively new genre that emerged in the 2000s, taking inspiration from UK garage, hip-hop, dancehall and jungle. Grime tracks will often run at 140 BPM without surpassing this number too much, followed with a strong bassline and lyrics that usually represents those with an urban lifestyle. The genre name (first unofficially called 8 bar or sublow) was made by journalists to differentiate it from traditional garage tracks and describing its sound as ‘grimy’. In an interview with Hot 97 FM, Dave further explained, “Grime MCs usually have radio sets where they rap and switch instrumentals, when the beat changes they have to catch the drops in. If I’m rapping, there’ll be a beat underneath me, then they’ll change it and I’ll have to catch the drop”. Arising from East London and growing out to other British cities including Birmingham and Manchester, grime has been a platform for rappers of colour to voice their experiences of suppression, protest and culture.
  • M J Steel Collins
    Published 13 days ago
    "They Can Get Tired Of Records"

    "They Can Get Tired Of Records"

    Mention the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and you will elicit a wide range of strong emotions. Growing up in Scotland, I can recall being scared and confused by the regular reports on it from a very early age, the horror remaining with me as I came to understand what the Troubles were. As a teenager, we had a short holiday in Ireland, which involved catching the ferry to Belfast. Things were supposed to be more settled at that point, with the Good Friday Agreement being on the cards, but I was unsettled at the sight of armed soldiers walking about when we drove from the ferry terminal. However, that is of course small fry next to living through it.
How To
  • Kyle Stinson
    Published 4 days ago
    Elevate Your Audio Experience

    Elevate Your Audio Experience

    One of the most difficult parts of buying a subwoofer box is finding the perfect one. But the best way to go about it is to check your subwoofers owners manual before going shopping. I cannot count how many times I've seen people using boxes that were not maximizing their subwoofers potential. The box is a huge part of your set up, and cheaping out on a small box is only going to frustrate you.
  • Kari Oakley
    Published 5 days ago
    5 Signs That a Career in Music Is in Your Future

    5 Signs That a Career in Music Is in Your Future

    When trying to decide what way your life path should take, you need to consider many factors. The first should be considering what it is that you are passionate about. While some people enjoy the sciences, others may find themselves drawn to a career in the arts. Music is often known as the universal language. It crosses language and cultural barriers to touch people in various ways. If you grew up practicing music, you might decide that a career in music fits your personal and professional aspirations.
  • Anna klawitter
    Published 6 days ago
    How To Multitask Efficiently

    How To Multitask Efficiently

    My fingers fly across the keys effortlessly. It’s as if my hands already know what comes next and are trying to outdo each other. The stress from my day flows into the music; relieving the tension in my shoulders.
Instruments
List
  • Emily Bright
    Published 6 days ago
    Top Songs To Describe Your Quarantine Mood

    Top Songs To Describe Your Quarantine Mood

    Many, many months have passed, and you’ve gone through every type of emotion possible. Some days you wake up feeling like you can take on the world and some days you just want to curl up in a bed and never get up. We all need a reliable coping mechanism. Thankfully, the one thing that is always accessible is music (shoutout to Spotify for being the greatest platform invented.) Music is the way I have dealt with quarantine stress, whether it’s learning new songs on the piano or just listening to my favorite Spotify playlists. I’ve compiled some of my favorite songs for each of my quarantine moods.
  • Nicole "ChaseThePen" Sanchez
    Published 6 days ago
    Protest Music

    Protest Music

    This Saturday marks the 244th anniversary of our declaration of independence from England. In light of the protests still raging across our country, I thought I would put together an appropriate playlist for such a time that I hope captures the political mood of today while also hearkening back to some classic topics.
  • Josephine B
    Published 13 days ago
    Other Great K-Pop Boy Groups, Besides BTS

    Other Great K-Pop Boy Groups, Besides BTS

    Don't get me wrong, I have loved BTS since 2018 and they are an amazing group who have paved the way for a lot of groups in the industry to make waves in the West, particularly the US. But I thought I'd talk about some of the other groups out there that do amazing work that you might not have considered listening to.
Playlist
  • Adam Wallace
    Published about 20 hours ago
    An Upbeat Playlist for Downbeat Times

    An Upbeat Playlist for Downbeat Times

    Hello, and welcome back to Silver Linings, and, man, the world needs some right now.
  • Vocal Curation Team
    Published 5 days ago
    To the Beat: June 2020

    To the Beat: June 2020

    We're excited to kick off summer with a new To the Beat playlist featuring all the songs and artists you loved this month. Whether you are celebrating pride, protesting for BLM, or showing your support from home, this month's collection has something for you. This roundup highlights music from every decade. Creators shared everything from Lady Gaga's dance-pop hits to Jimi Hendrix's psychedelic rock. Craving Fleetwood Mac's moody tunes? Check. How about Sam Cooke's soulful ballads? Double check.
  • Samantha Parrish
    Published 20 days ago
    A Writing playlist for specific scenes & character development

    A Writing playlist for specific scenes & character development

    I've always had a habit of making specific playlists for any occasions. Road trips, walks in the forests, songs for my soul, running, etc.
Pop Culture
  • Mr. Eriq
    Published about 22 hours ago
    Summertime Realness

    Summertime Realness

    How would you describe your ideal summer? I would imagine barbeques with record-breaking heatwaves by the beach, warm summer nights with friends, and an ice-cold drink in hand. This seems to be the best description for a perfect summer. Throw in a party and parade in June and you have the makings for an excellent LGBTQ+ Pride season. One common denominator between the two will have to be a soundtrack full of hits to set the mood and start the party. Sadly, this year, we traded beach trips with doctor’s visits. Lines outside of bars are replaced with lines around the corner for the grocery store. Block parties and Pride marches became protests and marches for worthy causes. With everything going on in the world, one has to ask will there be a song of the summer this year?
  • Siân Roche
    Published 5 days ago
    Kanye West's 'Wash Us In The Blood'

    Kanye West's 'Wash Us In The Blood'

    The ever-controversial, often genius (depending who you ask) Kanye West has dropped a new single 'Wash Us In the Blood'. This is the first new music from the musician since Christmas, and acts as a potential teaser for his newly-promised forthcoming album, 'God's Country'.
  • Gravio Biz
    Published 5 days ago
    Is this the end for night clubs

    Is this the end for night clubs

    The sound of the bass, the roar of the crowd, the DJ lifts his finger to the air. The beat drops, the crowd goes wild... but could this be a thing of the past?
Vintage
  • Mr. Eriq
    Published a day ago
    Cafecito y Salsa

    Cafecito y Salsa

    Let’s face it: There are a few things that you can expect in every Latinx home on weekends. A pot of something bubbling away on the stove. The smell of strong coffee mixing with the perfume of that bottle of purple Fabuloso multi-purpose cleaner we all know too well and the queen of salsa playing like a bugle call for everyone in the house (and neighborhood for that matter) to wake up and get ready for a day full of dancing, cleaning, and eating. Even today, the first few seconds of Muñeca del Cha Cha Cha takes me back to my childhood games that my mother later confessed were ploys to get us to help clean the house.
  • Omie H
    Published about a month ago
    Woodstock and the Vietnam War

    Woodstock and the Vietnam War

    On August 15th, 1969, four hundred thousand Americans gathered around Max Yasgur’s dairy farm in White Lake, New York. Fashioned to familiarize the concepts of free love, radical hippie movements, and drug culture, America presented one of the most inspiring and liberating music festivals of its time, Woodstock. The festival brought a great deal of noted musical artists to take part in the counterculture’s strategy in putting an end to the Vietnam War. The festival was able to flock together the American youths who had opposed views towards war. Woodstock furnished an alternative community for those who promoted peace and free-love known as the “hippie” community. With the Vietnam War happening half the world away, people’s stress towards the loss of great numbers of soldiers in the war grew and found no reason in their country’s inclusion in the mishap, especially the youths of the era due to their rebellious ideologies. This investigation will answer the question “How and to what extent did Woodstock influence the anti-war movement in the United States particularly during the Vietnam War between 1969 and 1975?” Society was slowly becoming segregated between people who supported it and those who opposed it. This gave Americans an initiative to bring the anti-war movement to light by taking control over mass media and altering people’s views regarding the Vietnam War. Throughout its development, Woodstock was argued to be just a group of people listening to music and did not create any effect in aiding the countercultural anti-war movement. Tom Wells states that the countercultural movement would have been more efficient and succeeded in ways more than one if it hadn’t focused so much on developing an attractive media-driven coating to attract youth.
  • Kevin Plumb
    Published 5 months ago
    Five Perfect Songs for a Smoky Gin Joint

    Five Perfect Songs for a Smoky Gin Joint

    As a Mystery author, I like that late night, smoke hanging in the air, gin-soaked jazz club feeling. Something about that noir atmosphere always intrigued me.