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.
Geri Halliwell released her third album Passion on this day (June 6) back in 2005. Passion is a far more cohesive album than any of Geri's previous records in the sense that there are no dramatic swings in genre and style. Instead the album offers a pleasant mix of upbeat numbers and lush tender ballads. There is nothing as mad or over the top on this effort as ''Shake Your Bootie Cutie'' or ''It's Heaven Or Hell (Being Geri Halliwell)'' - both taken from Geri's last album Scream If You Wanna Go Faster.
Attending the Jitterbugs 1920's party seems like it was so long ago, though it felt like an ageless time in history. This is a flash back of a photo of me home after getting dressed to go to a party. Prior to the party, i researched the clothing i should have worn for the party. Once i picked out my outfit took a snap shot of myself in my nineteen twenties apparel. Then i went to the jazziest parties i have ever been to.
Being followed around my East Bay neighborhood, questioned if I live here, and getting the dirty looks from the entitled oppressors has become my new norm. I bought a brand new home in this nice area and to raise a family and start a new life yet still can never feel too comfortable with all that’s going on in the world today. As I do my morning jog I look over my shoulder and see a cop car slowly trailing me and looking at me like I don’t belong in this rich white neighborhood. Is it because of my hoodie and beanie? Or is it the mask (bandana) I now wear due to the Covid-19 requirements making me look like a burglar or gangbanger? I don’t really care what I look like to them, one should never judge a book by its cover. So after all the black men killed by police in America, whether jogging while black (Ahmed Arbery), or simply walking with a hoodie on (Trayvonn Martin), when will America stop hiring these fearful racist officers, that use aggressive force towards blacks they automatically think are criminals? When will these fearful entitled stop stereotyping us as being up to no good crooks that don’t belong in their neighborhood? Now I don’t want to generalize all of one race, I friends and loved one of all races, but this racism against blacks that still exists in 2020 is unbelievable. This latest George Floyd incident got my blood boiling yet it gives me a feeling of deja vu, like this is the norm when I know it shouldn’t be. So what can we do to force change? I put together my 5 steps to get us on the right course. Now these are my opinions and I am up to debate and take constructive criticism, but we all should at least agree that something needs to be done to create change.
K-pop. What is it? A world of wonders? Depends? A place that sucks you in like a black-hole and you can most likely can't get out of once you're in? Most likely. You'll end up in a place where fanwars happen and learn about sasaeng fans.
The Endgame has always been sex or some form of sexual favours at the end of production from male producers in the music industry as if being a female artist isn’t challenging enough. Though not all producers are the same the social trend has still seemed to stay constant with a large number of male producers, especially with those that work with young and upcoming female artists.
It's been a while since I last uploaded an album review, but I am back! (Clearly, I have nothing else to do...)