May 31, 2009

I just wrote a 5 page paper about 6 songs. Woot. I feel very accomplished. I was feelin' the project so much, in fact, that I made a COVER PAGE for the damn thing. AND printed out all the lyrics to the songs. AND made a pretty cover for the CD that goes with the paper (as per request of my teacher). Sometimes, I really think I can do anything if I put my mind to it.

If you were wondering, the project was basically to analyze 6 songs from 2 consecutive decades (so 3 songs each). They had to be decades we studied in history, and they had to be post WWII, so I picked the 70s and 80s. I know, there was a LOT of crappy music at that time, but there were also some gems. It was hard picking songs to write about, though, 'cause I had to weed out all the relationship songs and the songs about nothing and such... I came up with these 6. (Please note, I don't necessarily like all of these songs, but they were interesting to read/write about.)

1) War by Edwin Starr
2) American Pie by Don McLean
3) Let It Be by The Beatles

1) Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder (kind of an lol)
2) Dancing in the Street (covered) by David Bowie and Mick Jagger
3) 99 Luftballons by Nena (English version called 99 Red Balloons, even though that's not the right translation, as "Luftballoons" just means air balloons or simply balloons... not to nitpick)

So there are my songs. I analyzed them and wrote about them and blah blah blah. American Pie had to be the most interesting one. 99 Luftballons was probably the most confusing/difficult to explain in actual words, haha.

ANYWAY... well really, there is no anyway. I haven't done ANYTHING today. I started reading up on songs at about noon today and just finished printing and putting everything in a folder about 15 minutes ago. I think that my writing was crap, but I don't care because it was so interesting to read about all those songs (and lots of other ones... do YOU know what the song Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood is about? I do! ;) I'll think twice about buying a "Frankie says Relax" shirt from now on and will laugh at those who wear them).

Not much else to say. LEAVE ME COMMENTS. Ok not really. Do what you want. :D

Peace. ♥


  1. I spent weeks listening to "99 Luftballoons" because it was in one of the GTA games for PSP and the way to unlock things was to like actually pop 99 red ballons hidden throughout the game.

    And "Relax" just reminds of Zoolander. I refuse to think about anything else but Zoolander when that song plays.

  2. AHAHA SAME HERE! I actually knew that song from Zoolander and just read about it yesterday. Such a fun movie.