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  • Personal Narrative: The Fresh Beat Band

    Ever since I was a kid, I always found a rhythm on things. Whenever I heard the heartbeat from a toy heart that my teacher had in her classroom, in my head I always added an extra beat to it, always turned it into something musical. I always thought it was because I used to watch the Nickelodeon kids show called “The Fresh Beat Band” every single day when I got home from school, so I let slide. I knew that wasn’t the real reason because it didn’t feel like it was, but I never looked deep into my abilities, never did anything with it no matter how big it was and no matter how it would change my life. At that time I thought I was a waste of talent because whenever I realized I was good at something I never really did anything about it, until one day. It all began when I was in the first grade. I was in the middle of English class and keep in mind that at this time, I had just came from the Dominican…

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  • The 1950's: The Beat Generation

    and culture-enters the Beat Generation. The Beat Generation was a social and literary movement that was forming post World War II. The Beats were a group of writers that opposed conventional writing, spoke about issues regarding race, sex, and class, and rejected many cultural principles that was happening post war. The Origin of the Beats was in 1943, Allen Ginsberg meets Lucien Carr at Columbia University. Carr introduces Ginsberg to Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. From there, the Beat…

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  • The Beats: A Literary Analysis

    the night.”(Ginsberg, Allen: Howl). ‘Beats’ are characterized as individuals who desire to instigate change and deeply believe in their convictions. After World War 2 ideas of nationalism and the fabrication of the American dream was produced to be marked to the masses, which encroached upon as well as went against the Beats concept of freedom, lifestyle and manner of existence within society. The Beats did not want to break the system, within which society existed upon,…

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  • Subculture Analysis: The Beat Generation

    Essay Term 1: The Beat Generation A Subculture Analysed “The so-called Beat Generation was a whole bunch of people of all different nationalities who came to the conclusion that society sucked.” Amiri Baraka (The Source, 1999) Introduction In a hegemonic culture, subcultures are constantly resisting systems of beliefs imposed on society creating a constant struggle for hegemony (University of Washington,, no date). This…

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  • The Photographer In The Beat-Gangster Idiom George Cotkin Analysis

    My encounter with George Cotkin's text starts under a most unexpected premise: In his essay “The Photographer in the Beat-Hipster Idiom: Robert Frank's The Americans” , in which Cotkin carves out the connections between Robert Frank and the philosophies of the Beat movement artists, the most surprising statement appears quite at the beginning: Almost all theorists, says Cotkin, who have so far reviewed and analyzed Frank's work, have done so without paying closer attention to said link between…

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  • Café La Maze Concert Report

    It started with a soft and slow tempo that became more fast over time. The initial melody had syncopation that made you want to dance slowly side to side; it was quite a slow romantic song. The drums kept a steady soft 3/3 beat. After the initial melody, the vocalist started singing lyrics that incorporated the title of the song. His voice was a little hard to understand, at times it sounded as if he had a really thick accent or as if he was mumbling the lyrics. Even though it was difficult to…

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  • Ronin Chang Pros And Cons

    Too many wanna be Chiefs, and never enough Indians [3]. Unless of course, you mistake Indians in this statement, for Indians coming from out of India. I make the latter statement to ensure that my words do not get lost in translation. My “Indian” may not meet your interpretation of “Indian.” But back to the issue, and the relevancy here. My statement annoyed someone enough to comment: “Most enterprises that follow any "decent" framework should have an auto lockout policy.” There is nothing…

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  • Breaking The Mold: Jazz Music In The 1950's

    “was a very worldly person. Within his travels, he would go and hear other musicians and hear what they were doing, and he would incorporate that into his music.” (qtd. in Lamb.) “Blue Rondo a la Turk,” the song in 9/8 time, is one example of how he merged other styles into his compositions. A time signature in music refers to the fraction seen at the beginning of the staff. The most common time signature is 4/4. The number on the top, the numerator, shows how many beats there are in a single…

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  • The Girl Is Mine Analysis

    Track 2 (“Baby Be Mine”): This song starts with percussion and synthesizer sound effects. The lyrics begin at 0:20. I noticed that the percussion highlighted the second and fourth beats of the measure. The song was a legato sounding pop song that sounded like some of the songs on the top 40 radio stations. Background singers entered at about 0:58; they shocked me because I did not expect something like that in this song. About that time there was an interesting hollow sound that I enjoyed. I was…

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  • My Papa's Waltz Rhyme Scheme

    When the reader first analyzes the poem, it naturally comes of as harsh or scary. The first thought that comes to mind is that the drunken father is abusing the child. Although after further analysis of the poem it seems as though that is not the case. The poem doesn’t sound as though it was the happiest memory of the child’s life, but it wasn’t a memory he feared either. In the poem “My Papa’s Waltz” written by Theodore Roethke, the speaker’s experience seems to be a positive one based on the…

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