Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
This is one of me and my mom's favorite movies. So I was very excited when I found out we were going to watch it. The beginning of the movie is devastating, and makes johnny and his families life much more difficult than it already was. He took after his mom at an early age with a love for church hymnals, and he always hoped to accompany June Carter on stage at the Ryman. I know Johnny's heart was in the right place when he married Vivian because he thought he was in love with her. The truth is there was no way for their marriage to work after he broke into the music industry. He was on the go non-stop, getting into narcotics, and straying from the good values he learned as a child. It is kind of unbelievalbe that so many stars end up going down the wrong road. When are they going to wake up and see all the people before them that were killed by this stuff. Luckily forJohnny he still had June when everyone else had given up on him. I think that is why this movie is one of my favorites because it has a happy ending. She helped him find his way back to reality and it was so exciting when June finally said yes to marrying him. This story is different in that they might have went off the right path for a while, but in the end they found their way back and lived a very happy life.
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Even though MTV isn't known for showing music videos anymore at one point that's all they did. When I do occasionally catch them showing one it's crazy how I find myself stopping and watching the whole thing. Then after reading this I really do realize how much affect they can have on a person. I can become sad, happy, or even pumped up after watching one. The funny thing is I would have been feeling none of that before I watched it. So I probably didn't get the full affect of this article, but I do feel I have a better view of how music videos influence individuals.
Saturday, July 4, 2009
I really enjoyed this 'musical journey' as the members of U2 would describe what the purpose of filming was. I would have to say you can't go into this movie with your mind made up that your going to hate it because you are not a huge fan of U2. You have to watch it with a very open mind and in doing that you get a lot more out of watching it.
I have never really listened to the U2's music, but I really enjoyed this film. I found it so interesting to watch these upcoming musicians and their journey to fame. I mean when am I ever going to know what the ride to fame is like. The band members seemed like they had their priorities in order and becoming famous didn't fill their heads. They wanted to play their music and share whats important to them, and I didn't see anything wrong with that. I actually became very fond of how passionate they were about the cause they were promoting.
Even though the band was from Ireland they were able to show how much they loved America by their lyrics. Then at the same time writing songs about the hurt their home was experiencing during the war, and how much compassion they had for them. I thought this film gave a real look on a band that loves to make music and support something that meant something to them, more power to them!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
At the beginning I thought William's mother was very biased on how she really didn't agree with anything his sister was into, like rock music. Then she completely changed when William said something about going to a rock-n-roll concert and let him do whatever he wanted. She really does show favoritism toward him, and I really do feel sorry for his sister. In the end the family does come back together and you get the happy ending you do in most movies.
Kate Hudson was an outstanding actress in this film. She was such an unusual character, but was very kind to everyone. I did think it was unfortunate that she was the love interest of Russel and William. William really saw her true potential and in the end showed her she had been living in a fairy tail world. Russel was my favorite band member, beside the gay drummer ha. He came off to me as a honest man who really did just love the music, and not in it for only the fame. I hate how he let Kate's character get away from him, and he realized his true feelings for her when it was too late.
When the band's airplane was about to crash I think it was great how they all started confessing their deepest darkest secrets, and in the end I think it was for the best because they weren't all living lies anymore. Overall the movie was really great and in the end everyone ends up doing the right things.
Well starting with the facts piracy can "rob the authors of their profit", but it can help as well. If authors could take a step back and look at how they could use this to their advantage they may be making more profit than they were before. Authors could use the type C file sharing and give out free samples, which could lead to their sales increasing because individuals might really enjoy what they hear or see.
I'm not going to lie I was apart of the huge proportion of Americans that have tasted file-sharing technology. It's kind of hard to not use it when its at your fingertips. I mean whats better than free music at the press of a button, but then I started thinking about the people's work I was stealing and how I would feel if it was mine. It made me see how piracy is stealing and why it would cause such a big controversy in America. The programs also put viruses on my computer and making it run slow. I decided I would quit taking things through file sharing a while back. I know I might just be one person, but just me choosing to stop could influence so many others.
Monday, June 29, 2009
There was also the pop hit Christina Aguilera, who made me believe I was destine to become a pop singer when I grew up. I used to carry around my little microphone and turn "I'm a Genie in a Bottle" up on my stereo, and sing it over and over. Thank goodness I came to my senses.