Last week we started music presentations in class. I looked at the handout given to us and noticed that I didn’t know many of the bands people chose to present on. I was excited to learn about these bands and listen to some songs. I don’t think I’ve actually listened to hardcore music before but maybe I have. It does sound similar to other songs I’ve listened to. I think because the music gets real heavy and the singer will yell or scream. I’ve never heard of the band Tribe Called Quest. The genre was very interesting. Of course I have heard of Guns N’ Roses before. For some reason I always want to mix them up with other bands like ACDC which is very odd. I think he has a very unique and high voice. I’ve also heard of Whiney Houston, Alice in Chains, Celine Dion, Destiny’s Child, Snoop Dog, Nirvana, Jay Z, Lee Ann Womack, and Falling in Reverse. Wow, I’m surprised I knew that many. Going back to Whitney, I know a couple of her really famous songs and I know how she can belt out notes! I also knew her from an old Disney movie, Cinderella. She was the singing fairy godmother. I never listened to Alice in Chains all that much. Man in the Box is the song that sticks out to me when I hear their name. I heard of them from listening to my favorite band, Three Days Grace cover some of their songs. I listened to some Celine Dion songs when I was younger along with other female artists popular in that time. It is kind of hard to explain her voice. It’s very throaty and she can hit high notes. Her songs are pretty catchy. I learned a lot about Destiny’s Child because I always thought it was just three girls. Beyoncé was always known and everyone else wonders “who are those other two girls??”I was never into Snoop Dogs music but I’ve heard of some of them. It was really interesting to see how he transitioned back and forth to many names and styles. Nirvana, how could you not hear about Nirvana?? I love a lot of their songs. I would listen to them a long time ago with my little step brother around. He ended up saying all the time, “Hey, wait, I got a new complaint.” Since I’m not extremely into rap I really don’t know any Jay Z songs. Not that long ago one of his songs featuring Justin Timberlake was playing all the time on the radio, so I know that one. I know he is married to Beyoncé too. Lee Ann Womack, how do I know her? Hmmm I think it is from her song I Hope You Dance. I must see her on television or somewhere a lot because I definitely know what she looks like. The video showed to us in class surprised me because it didn’t seem like her style. It was really different from I Hope You Dance. I didn’t understand why all the snakes kept appearing. I’m guessing it’s about struggling with hard times and trying to get over it. When talking about Falling in Reverse I find that either people really don’t like the lead singer or they really don’t like the lead singer of Escape the Fate, which is the old band he was in. I think that they both have good voices and I like their music. A while ago there was a huge controversy (probably more than one) about Ronnie (the lead singer). I can’t remember what he did or said but it made me not like him as much. Like it was mentioned in class, he did change their style and incorporated rap. I didn’t like the sound at all but I do like some of their other songs. Jumping back to the artists I didn’t know, Selena, Steam-Powered Giraffe, and Bonobo. I thought they all brought something different and interesting to the table. I can say that I’ve never heard or seen anything quite like them before. I enjoyed watching everyone’s presentations. They were all so different and I learned a lot from it.

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