So I know this might be the most random thing.....and the second Jonas related post I’ll have. But this new music video irks me a little.
The 2010's were a roller coaster of a decade for music. Billboard charts have evolved from DJ infused bangers to indie inspired melodies. Amazingly, many artists dominating the streaming playlists of this time were females. Ten singers, in particular, have defined such a tumultuous decade. Let's celebrate them now!
The news was released today that my hero had died on Tuesday, after a battle with brain cancer. Neil Peart, arguably the most talented drummer, and lyricist to ever walk the earth in the entirety of human history succumbed to his illness. The news did not break until Jan 10th, which to the millions of his fans came as no surprise. He died in the way he lived, quietly, privately, and without the fanfare we would all like to give him. Despite his rather quiet nature, he did author 6 books that were a glimpse into his life, his process, his pain, and his deeply introspective nature.
1. Her full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell.
Elvis Presley was born on January 8th 1935, He passed away on August 26th 1977. Just like with the death of president John F Kennedy, most people can recall where they were or what they were doing when the news broke that Elvis had died. His loyal fans were in shock and disbelief, but have continued to keep his memory alive for forty four years after his untimely demise at age 42. Each year, on the dates of his birth and death there are special occasions to honor the singer. His faithful devotees find ways to express their love, and this year will be no different.
Russell “Russ” Vitale-one of the most underrated rappers in the media right now.. well in my opinion. Having recently just discovered him myself, I decided to do some digging and happened upon a couple of things that you may not have known about the Sicilian Rapper.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of Ozzy Osbourne's death have been greatly exaggerated.
Jeane Marie is an entertainer, actress, singer, and model of Lebanese/Brazilian descent. Standing at 5’11", Jeane Marie knows what it is to stand tall and be a beacon of empowerment and confidence for woman alike. At the age of 14, she became an outspoken advocate for women's empowerment and self-love, authoring the book Footsteps to Confidence. Jeane Marie has used her fluency in English, Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish to spread the power of self-esteem for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, Girl Scouts all over the US, and at-risk girls in a Miami prison-reform program. Jeane’s music is catchy, uplifting, and extremely successful. Take one listen and you’ll see why!
Lady Gaga. A name and a title at once, and two words that are probably synonymous with “meat dress”. It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge the infamous red-carpet dress and all its meaty glory in an essay about Lady Gaga, so I thought it would be best to get it over with as soon as possible. Though I have no doubt that Gaga’s fashion moments could constitute an entire essay alone, it will not be this one. Strip away the stage name, 11 inch Alexander McQueen heels and the oversized diamond encrusted sunglasses, and you’re left with Stefani Germanotta, a 5’2” Italian woman and creative juggernaut who ra-ra-ra-ed her way into the public consciousness, and my heart.