Friday, April 30, 2010

When it's the Last Minute

I don’t do well under pressure
I crack like a side walk
I’m not strong enough
As I thought I was
Can’t do much right
But I’m trying to hold on tight
When something goes wrong
Everything doesn’t turn out right
But you got to keep your head up
‘Cus it’s out there somewhere
But this you don’t go looking for
Because chances are
If it was your choice
It would have already happened
It’s the one looking for you

Monday, March 29, 2010

Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds Analysis

The Beatles, some could say, were the most commercially successful rock band of all times. Saught out from Liverpool, England in 1960, four men built their reputation through a new type of psychedelic rock/pop movement. Throughout theircareer, Elvis Presley, Little Richard and Chuck Berry were just some of their early influences, whose songs they covered more often than any other artist's in performances. In their album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonley Hearts Club Band of 1967, the song, Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds was released. The Beatles exploit the use of imagery providentially throughout the song.
The first verse starts with the line, "Picture yourself on a boat in a river with tangerine trees and marmalade skies." Here, Lennon and McCartney are actually telling the listeners to imagine what they are seeing. The Beatles actually allude to the definition of imagery here. The third line, that starts off with the lyrics, "Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly a girl with kaleidoscope eyes," tells you not only what you see, but what you hear as well. This depiction of sound reveals The Beatles' use of a variety of imagery.
Some of the lyrics The Beatles sing arn't quite as easy to picture like the rest. As the song continues, some of the lyrics make it seem that Lennon and McCartney try too hard to portray imagery. When listening to the song, at some points you don't necessarilly know what to think of the lyrics. The line, "With plasticine porters with looking glass ties suddenly someone is there at the turnstile," has the potential to create a cluster of nonsense images that do not make sense.

summer of '08

Across the field with cups of butter
Next to the music filled sky
That's where we'd go every summer
And we still hold the memories that passed us bye

Where we are now, is getting hotter
Behind the yellow tree bark
So we break the glass on top of the water
All the way into the nightly dark

But first, when the sky has paint spilt all over
That's when you hear the most beautiful sounds
That we drink to untill were sober
With our faces stuck with an upside-down frown

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Theme/Genre Decloration

I chose Imagery in Rock as my Theme/Genre. The reason for my choice of genre is because I really like rock music. When I started to think of what to do for a theme/genre I first chose inspiration but didn't know what genre would best fit. I looked into rock music and then I remembered The Beatles. I love most of The Beatles songs and I knew that I wanted to pick something that could include The Beatles. I looked over most of their lyrics and thought imagery would be best. I wanted to do something different for the genre like imagery in 60's music but thought I would have a more variety and more knowledge of the genre by choosing Rock.