Many people the world over, myself included, consider British Indie Rock band Arctic Monkeys to be the greatest of our time. I speak for myself, but also, I’m sure for many others when I say that Arctic Monkeys got me through many dark times in my life with their music, their live shows, and the relationship I have with their fandom both online and occasionally in person. Through my 23 years on this earth I have seen and learned of music’s ability to both unite and divide people of all nationalities, gender and race. It occupies a special place on the high table of human connection, joined only perhaps by one other entity equally as powerful. That is of course: food.
Tishien’s shift is about to end on this average, gloomy Thursday evening. It would’ve ended ten minutes ago, but the nurse she’s waiting to handover to is running late. She drives home, removes her pure white clothes for a shower, then dressed up in long striped pants, big boots, and tank top; the night has begun.
Many have seen the rise of One Direction in the glory days of the X-Factor. They all started out as solo singers looking for a big break. The judges deemed them decent but not good enough to win on their own.
I don’t even know where to start when I think about this band. Despite the fact my English was not at its best with 13, I took every word to heart and tried to memorize all of their songs.
No, this is not a review of a new science movie I just caught on Netflix, though it could have been, a few years ago, before the explosion in video technology and savvy which has created on whole new genre of music video now lighting up YouTube. Covers have been a staple of YouTube since it came into our lives in 2006, but now they're being done, of Beatles and Beachboy songs and records by slightly lesser known artists, by just one person, singing all the parts and sometimes even playing all the instruments. They're all always fun to see and listen to, but Anne Reburn's, with what she refers to as her "clones," are in a class by themselves. The handful that I've seen so far are just fabulous, on all kinds of levels.
Disclaimer: this list is just for entertainment purposes. With this list SIC does not intend to demean or make less of any of the members talent or charisma. This list is just an opinion and an opinion is not a fact. Everyone is entitled to have their own opinion about beauty standards and they differ between where we were raised or culture. Since ITZY has just released a new music video, what a better way to celebrate it than with updating this list. Any of the actions or beliefs of JYP Entertainment or ITZY, do not reflect the beliefs or comments of SIC.
Sheesh, being birthed in 1997 made it super hard for me to find a future celebrity husband. I grew up admiring acts like B2K, Jodeci, Blackstreet, Tyrese, B5, Lloyd, D4L, Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Andre 3000, Usher, and so many more. Each of these talented acts have contributed mere greatness to Hip-Hop and R&B. Even those who paved the way were fine. I mean, have y'all seen the Jackson 5 in their prime? If I was a 60s girl I know Eddie Kendricks from the The Temptations would've had me wrapped around his fingers. One thing about my imagination, it never allowed me to settle for unrealistic thoughts. I've always wanted to create scenarios in my head about meeting my celebrity man crush backstage and eventually marrying him, but it didn't feel right with any of these artists who came before my time because when I finally arrived at the fangirl age age, these folks were married, divorced, or had children my age. No thanks.
This is getting heavy... Can you hear the awards swoon? I'm ready.
Disclaimer:this is not a hate video of BTS. They are very talented and experienced. This video is just to blur a laugh in case you are having a bad day. Remember that BTS have a good sense of humor and why not laugh a little at how their faces would look if we didn’t receive the quality videos BTS and Big Hit Labels deliver to us. This distorted version of music videos of music show performances have become really popular among fans.
One of the more beautiful things to be seen from this Pandemic is the Facebook Watch Documentaries "Unfiltered" featuring Paris Jackson and Gabriel Glenn, a musical Indie/Folk duo known as The Sound Flowers, as they embark on their first tour. Just from their music alone, you hear a sense of musical peace and tranquility, and immense spiritual growth. Of course, this growth, can't be discussed completely and with any accuracy, without bringing up the shadow this duo falls under. So, here we go.
I thought I'd tell you about The Petersens, a piece of sunshine in music, always welcome, but especially so in these deeply dangerous times.
Ah the random great finds you stumble upon looking in bandcamp.com here are a few I think you might dig!