Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix

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  • Michael Jackson Metaphors

    The world mourned in 2009 when the King of Pop tragically died. Michael Jackson left a lasting legacy and has inspired millions around the globe. With iconic hits such as “Thriller” and “Billie Jean”, his musical repertoire contains feats that no other artists have accomplished. While he was beloved by many, his career was filled with controversies. He was under constant scrutiny from the media and his eccentric behavior only further alienated him from mainstream society. Two songs that he released for his 1997 remix album, Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix, are different versions of one another – Is it Scary and Ghosts. Is It Scary, originally composed in 1993 to be a part of the movie Adam’s Family Values but was excluded of the controversies surrounding Jackson, was reworked for this mix tape and turned into a lyrical paraphrase of Ghosts (). The songs reminiscent of Jackson’s “Thriller” era, share a gothic-pop/rock vibe with Jackson’s vocal timbre prominent. Both of the songs use ghosts as metaphors in two different ways to convey how his fame had negatively affected him. Is It Scary is about five minutes and thirty seconds long featuring Jackson’s voice and the piano prominently with background vocals and drum sets present in some parts. The song opens up with soft piano playing followed by an alto saxophone for the first 17 seconds, falsely giving the…

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  • The Ottoman Turks

    Describe the rise of the Aztecs and their religious beliefs. How did they represent a continuation of previous cultures and what were their unique contributions? Over 1,000 different gods were worshipped by the Aztecs and they believed in 13 heavens and 9 hells. The Aztecs also believed that the gods controlled all life from the moment you were born until you died. Because of this belief they had to always please the gods. In order to please the gods they would conquer lands and use the people…

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  • Kadazan Festivals

    Festivals Festival can be defined as any occasion for celebration, especially one which commemorates an anniversary or other significant event, and normally the festival celebrated give people so much to remember until it becomes a memory. Different countries have different festivals, history, culture, values, beliefs, languages and religions. Therefore, this rules apply to the Kadazans too. There are several festivals celebrated by the Kadazans, and is still practiced until now. The Harvest…

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  • Criminals In Pulp Fiction

    The subject of this assignment is Pulp Fiction, a 1994 gangster American comedy about blood, guts, violence, strange sex, drugs, fixed fights and a dead body disposal written and directed by the Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino. One of the most influential films of the 1990s, a delirious post-modern mix of neo-noir thrills, pitch-black humour and pop-culture touchstones. Gangster Films are developed around the sinister actions of criminals or gangsters, particularly bank robbers, underworld…

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  • Israel Zangwills Make A Melting Pot

    The term mosaic gained form in the work of John Murray Gibbons by the name of Canadian Mosaic (1938) whereas the term melting pot emerged as a result of Israel Zangwills’ play The Melting Pot (1908). Both the terms have achieved historic importance as they carry a belief and describe a national ideology. Therefore for the situations in Canada it is called the ‘cultural mosaic’ and for America it is said to be the ‘melting pot’ both are considered as the elements of multiculturalism. Mosaic is a…

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  • Quaker Oats: Branding Challenges: Quaker Oats

    involved in marketing 10 types of entities: goods, services, experiences, events, persons, places, properties, organizations, information, and ideas. Goods. Physical goods constitute the bulk of most countries’ production and marketing effort. The United States produces and markets billions of physical goods, from eggs to steel to hair dryers. In developing nations, goods— particularly food, commodities, clothing, and housing—are the mainstay of the economy. Services. As economies advance,…

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  • How To Win Friends And Influence People Analysis

    Neither Dale Carnegie nor the publishers, Simon and Schuster, anticipated more than this modest sale. To their amazement, the book became an overnight sensation, and edition after edition rolled off the presses to keep up with the increasing public demand. Now to Win Friends and InfEuence People took its place in publishing history as one of the all-time international best-sellers. It touched a nerve and filled a human need that was more than a faddish phenomenon of post-Depression days, as…

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