Archive for the “Media” Category

Can we seriously just talk for a minute about how angry this article makes me?

Gar-Field: Graduation ceremony remembers late principal

If you didn’t read it, at least pull it up in another tab for reference.
Now. Look at the picture. Look at the title. How are these two things related, except for the event around which they are centered? Why is there a picture of a couple kissing for an article about commemorating the dead principal?

Now. The people who wrote this article presumably do not know the couple pictured. There’s mention of their names in the caption. I, however do know these people. I found this article because of a link on Angela’s facebook page. The people that are being linked to this article do not care about the content, just the fact that “Oh wow my friends’ picture was in the paper!”

From a photojournalistic standpoint. I used to be on the yearbook staff in my high school. The same high school featured in this article actually. What we learned was not to include photos of couples, since there’s no guarantee that they’ll still be together. Well….more that, if the pictures are used, they have to be ‘innocent’ photos and the caption says something along the lines of ‘friends.’
It’s high school. There is nothing saying this is a good solid relationship. What if the inclusion of this photo caused drama and messed things up?

Now. The rest of the article. Why does it jump around so much? One minute we’re reading about Dr. Aiken, the next we find out who the valedictorian and salutatorian were, and then we’re hearing advice from Tara Wheeler.

I’ll admit, I didn’t go to the ceremony this year. I’m kind of glad, being around all those red robes would have made me mad. They were blue for so long…-sigh-. As someone who didn’t go to the ceremony, I would have enjoyed at least being able to read proper coverage about it. Where is the cliche copy about how parents eyes were moist, friends ran off celebrating, basically all the stuff that I didn’t get to experience at mine? WHERE IS THIS SAPPY STUFF?

I’m so mad about this. I bet it’s probably not a big deal to anyone else in the world. Just me.

Comments 1 Comment »

This has quickly become a “blog” that is just me talking about good songs. It’s cool, I love music. Jamie O’Neal has this good song, but Universal Music Group doesn’t like having their media embedded for some reason. Here is a link to the video on youtube.
When I think about rain, I think about singing
When I think about singing, its a heavenly tune
When I think about Heaven, I think about angels
When I think about Angels, I think about you


For some reason, some google searches are attributing it to Leann Rimes. I did some more investigation and couldn’t find anything attributed to her, so I’m not really sure what that’s about. At any rate, there’s also been a Leann Rimes song stuck in my head all day, you can watch the video here.

I also found out that “When I Think About Angels” was the beta name for “Risque” by Cute is What We Aim For. I’m glad the name changed, because I’m not sure how I would deal with two completely different songs, both of which I love, having the same name. Here is a live version of Risque. Shaant tells a cute little story at the beginning.

Comments No Comments »

Once again I’m going to post a video that I really think you all should watch, and embed it, and hope it works. If you can see the video, you’ll notice that it’s Unstable Boy by Jay Brannan, and it’s a wonderfully written song, and that his voice is just amazing. If you can’t see the video, you should probably look up that song ;D

Comments No Comments »

This is a good video about happiness levels.
I <3 Ze Frank.

Comments No Comments »

I have two twitter accounts. With one of them, I follow upward of 700 people and use the account to share information and learn about the internet world. I don't check it everyday, and I certainly don't read every tweet.

On my other account, I follow my friends and other people who I actually want to keep in touch with and talk to on a regular basis, as well as organzations I care about or want to get constant updates from. I only have about 70 people that I follow from this account, and I read every single tweet as it comes to my phone.

One of my friends (@bigsamthompson) recommended a few people to follow because they have interesting updates, including @iamsh4wn and the musician @johncmayer. I followed these from my more personal account, since I wanted to actually get and enjoy their tweets.

While I do enjoy John Mayer's music, it's not my favorite. His music is not why I follow him. I follow him because his tweets are fun to read, and they make my day a little brighter/thoughtful/something. However, since he is a "famous musician," smaller bands piggyback off of his fame. I've had a few bands/singers/songwriters that I've never heard of start following me, and I'm not sure what to do about it. I've followed them back for now, and a couple of them have interesting things to say. However, they also mention their music a bit more than I'd like. Also, since I've followed a couple of them, even more have decided to add me. I'm not really sure how I feel about musicians on twitter trying to get more people interested in their work. I feel as though twitter should be a place to connect with your existing fanbase, or even people who don't really care about your music but think you're an interesting person.

Does anyone else have opinions on this matter?

Comments No Comments »