'Born & Raised'is John Mayer's Fifth studio album which was released in May last year.This album is so captivating, with its artful song-writting & souful simplicity. I must say, I LOVE IT!!! so i prepared my review of my favorite songs featured in this album;
'Whiskey Whiskey Whiskey' - This is by far my favorite song from the album. The simplicity, the emotion, the whiskey...can't find a single flaw.seriously though,I love Whiskey..
'A Face to call Home' - This song has a cheesy intro.If you listen to it repeatedly,it grows on you. The first time I heard it i wasn't able to get through the whole song but the clever wordplay and meaningful lyrics changed my opinion.Also when i finally listened to the whole song I realized there is an amazing breakdown around midway through..
'The Age of Worry' - The first time i listened to this song,I thought this song was surprisingly powerful. The lone acoustic guitar at the beginning gave me the impression it was going to be more of a but i was wrong.The booming drums & commanding vocals really take this song to another level.
'Fool to Love You' - This two-Minute song closes the album. May be it's just mebut when i listen to it,it seems like the chorus is a bit of a backhanded compliment. "It takes a fool to love you, and i'm just the fool for you".But one thuing is for sure, The laid back vibe of this song provides a nice, relaxed sense of closure for listeners
So there you have it,A review of my best songs in the album.i believe this album features songs that will stand the test of time.the only negative thing i can say about it is that more gutsy guitar playing But All in All,This is an Amazing Album.
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A few days ago i got the pleasure of being nominated for the Liebster award by the adorable Jenn on her blog hello-gutentag.. Her blog is amazing by the way...you can check it out.Honestly i didn't know it existed but i was humbled that she choose my blog on her nomination list.
So....the rules for this award are;
You must post 11 things about yourself
Answer the questions the nominator set for you
Create 11 questions for the people you nominate
Choose 11 new blogs & link them in your blog post
Please leave me a comment on this post with the URL to your Liebster award so i can learn more about you
Random Facts about Me
I am a huge fan of cartoons I share the same Birthday with Samuel.L.Jackson (December 21st) I love reading Cosmopolitan, Glamour & True love magazines I want a "LG Optimus L7" phone I love adventure I bite my nails when am nervous or when am under pressure Blue is my favorite colour Am a sucker for sugary foods (especially chocolate cake) Self-Confessed Music-Addict (I Love Music) I am not girly (am a tom-boy) Am short-tempered
Questions Jenn Set for Me
Do you like to do your nails, If so what colours do you mainly use? Yes i do,I normally use red,blue,green & black
Are you studying anything at the moment? No
Do you play any Sport? I play Rugby
On a lazy day what is your favorite thing to do? Watch cartoons
What is your favorite smell? Lavender
What kind of a cell phone do you have,would you change it? LG L5, i want to change it to LG optimus L7
Night or day person? Night
Coke or Pepsi? coke
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? My Nose,i think its a bit big if i could change it i would make it more slimmer:)
Dogs or cats? cats Are you a hockey fan? if so what are your thoughts on the NHL lock out Sadly, am not a hockey fan My Question
How long have you beenblogging?
What's your favorite sport?
If you were given a chance to be a celebrity for a day,who would it be?
Hugs or kisses?
What's your favorite meal?
Do you use sarcasm alot?
Do you have any special talent?
What's the first thing you notice about people when you meet them?
Facebook or twitter?
If you were to choose a different career from what you're doing now,which one would you choose & why?
"HAPPY NEW YEAR FAM;" I know its a bit too late to say this but am so excited about this new year. I thank God for letting me see 2013 & am so happy to post my very first blog post for 2013:D . When a new year begins, thoughts usually turn into resolutions so I've decided in 2013, am turning over a new leaf.am expanding my music collection: I want to do something different,i have decided to create new play lists of 'Golden' songs from the 60's 70's & 80's. that are now sampled into "modern-day" hits:-)
In music, sampling is the act of taking a part of one song & puttingit in another song as a background track with some alteration.A song can be sampled into another song if that song has not been used or if it is significantly altered from it's original sound.This idea began with rappers in the eighties and has continued until today.For a long time this has been a respected practise of the music world but it has since become a problem. Record labels who hold the rights to the songs being used are suing those who have sampled siting copyright infringement. This has stood in some cases & seems as though it is becoming the status quo. There are some defences however, there is no specific amount of measures, words or notes that say you have illegally sampled music. Rap icon Kanye west has sampled over 334 classic songs into famous hip hop hits.The fact that he samples music doesn't speak to whether he is or isn't a talented artiste,he has sold millions of records,won grammys & he's made millions of dollars out of it. However G.O.O.D sampled music has been to him,it has also bought its fair share of problems; a New york label "TufAmerica" sued kanye west for illegally sampling music for his album "My Beautiful Twisted Fantasy"
Artistes also can get permission to sample music or break copyright laws. People arrange pieces of music everyday,The difference is that ask permission to alter the music and/or they give the original author credit for their work. Cameroonian singer Manu Dibango sued Michael Jackson & Rihanna for 500,000 euros for sampling his song without permission. Apparently Manu & Michael had reached an agreement upon michael used part of Manu's 1972 track "soul makossa" for Michael's 1983 hit single "wanna be startin' something" but apparently Manu was upset when Rihanna borrowed the same portion of the song & only asked for michael's permission without bothering to contact him,the original owner
So thereare other questions that eventuallycome to mind like when is music legally in the public domain & legal to sample.That doesn't happen til a minimum of ninety after the death of the copyright ownerso maybe the next question should be if that is too long for people to make money off of a song. Honestly,in my opinion i think that is way too long.i don't think any artiste should hold a copy more than about his/her life,I believe when they die their music should go to the public domain so that their fans can appreciate & Honor their death without having to pay for it.
So basically,I think music sampling is a new style & a new way to show songs and therefore,it should be legal to take parts of the songs & use them in any genre of music provided it doesn't hurt the original song...
Its only one day before christmas day & I must say the 'holiday rush' is catching up with me......waaaaaaah! times files,it feels like it was just the other day we were celebrating New year 2012 and now it's that time of the year again;The festive season is here I made a list of my all time favorite christmas songs,they always get me in the 'christmas spirit'
These are my favorite classic christmas songs; 'The christmas shoes ' song is very touching,i almost cried when i heard this songon the radio & 'Grown up christmas list' is a great song too,whenever i listen to this song,it always makes me want to write my own 'christmas wish list' sadly after the song ends,i never follow through.....:p
my other favorites include;
Hope you enjoy: May this chrismas be a delight Merry Christmas & A happy New year:-)
I was watching CNN one morning & they were doing a feature on how musicians are topping charts & making some serious paper on depressing songs.so in the feature,they wanted to know why artistes have decided to do more depressing and sad music? songs like mad worldby tears to fears, i'm alive by next to normal, loose yourself by eminempeople singin along to the lyrics of these songs but its pretty dark if you look at each of these songs more in depth for what they mean other than just entertainment
Russian Roulette by Rihanna. how much more clear can it get. Thissong is clearly about the game of putting a revolver to your head and firing. can there be more of a depressing song and yet this song ruled the charts & was really well liked when it came out.
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. I don't know how long ago this song came out but its still one of the most popular songs on the radio. The title tells you all you need to know that this song is not happy in meaning. having a bad romance is not a positive thing if you ask me although this song is strange and sounds happy if you listen to it,its not quite easy to tell that this song is not happy
And these are just a few examples, most popular songs have negative themes. they aren't all as sad as rihanna's or as blunt as gaga's but they are there & we seem to enjoy them which raises the big question:why?
There are obvious answers. I think that we are at a time when the lyrics in the songs mean less and less. Think of Rap music,most people love rap because of the beats & rhythm of the music but they don't really care what the artiste is saying. And pop music is similar, if the tune is catchy & the words are easy to learn it doesn't really matter what they are. But there aren't songs without words that are popular right now so maybe we just want simple lyrics that don't make us think to figure them out Or is it that the world is in depression & we want people that relate to us? The global economy as a whole is falling to pieces, terrorism is on the rise and we are still at war and have been for years. With so much heavy stuff weighing the world down, its no wonder that artistes write their feelings into songs would be writing about sad topics.
But not every song on the radio is sad. When people aren't happy they two things; understanding & uplifting. That constitutes the other part of popular songs
Time for miraclesby Adam Lambert. This song is a bit sad but it gives people hope & determination as he says he ain't giving up on love. This is what everyone wants, even in the worst of times they want to believe that they should keep faith & hope alive and since people look at celebrities for models they are positively influenced by the messages in songs like this one.
And then there's Nickleback.Nickleback's 6th studio album Dark Horse was one of their best top-selling albums. Dark Horse features hit singles like 'Never gonna be alone' 'Gotta be somebody' & 'If today was your last day'. Strange as this sounds, these songs are inspirational even though they're rock songs. they aren't kind about how they sound but they have great messages in their lyrics.
So maybe the world is a little down right now. Maybe it is affecting our media but some of us have taken charge to help uplift our spirits,give us hope and maybe someday most songs will be about joy & happiness, and we will all believe it.....
I've heard this song countless times on the radio & every time i hear it,it always gets me thinking about what it would be like to live forever young. As 2012 comes to an end,I realized most of my 'new year resolutions' are not complete and there isn't nearly enough time achieve all of them let alone doing things i want to do. If i had more time,there are tons of things i wish i could be doing.There are different ways to look at this theory, would it be better to live forever or just to make the most of what little life you have? I think there are pros & cons of each
If you live forever, you don't have to worry about the amount of time you have but everyone else still does. The problem would be having to watch your friends grow old & die when you never will. Personally i would hate to lose everyone i loved even if i would get an eternity to do whatever i wished. It is the same idea as the story Tuck Everlasting; in the novelNatalie Babbittwrites about the Tuck family who found a lake where, if you drink from it, you live forever young.. It is a cursed miracle & not as good as the alternative
Since no one can leave forever, we just have to try our best to do everything we can before we can't anymore. what that is really depends on you. I just think that everyone should do what they want so they have no regrets about it when they die.so before this year ends,i want to achieve all my 'new year resolutions' If i can't well..................at least i tired