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    is a day worth living and life is worth it. Phil Ochs (1940-1976) Phil Ochs’ journalism background is what makes his songs so unique for this era. It is interesting to think that the criticism and negativity within the lyrics was played as entertainment. In his songs, he criticizes the war in Vietnam and the American culture, but also voices the concerns of the younger generation. Through his “journalistic” style lyrics and simple instrumentals, the thoughts and discontentment of Ochs are clearly shown. In regards to the Vietnam War, Ochs is not in favor of sending troops over to fight. In his song “The War is Over”, he says that serving in the war is helping “serve your country in her suicide”. Because of the guerilla warfare fighting tactics of the Vietnamese, the war is one that can’t be won, and it will lead to a large amount of American fatalities. In this song, he also states that it would be better to commit treason than to fight in Vietnam. Another important comment he makes in regards to the war is that “It’s always the old to lead us to the war; It’s always the young to fall” (lyrics from “I Ain’t Marchin’ Anymore”). The government officials and military leaders that decide the war routes and fighting tactics have nothing invested in their decisions because they are not the ones that go to war. They are comfortable in their big mansions, eating their nice food, deciding how the troops are going to fight. Ochs also criticizes the American culture in his…

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    has been used to protest events going on in the world. One of the most notable events that musicians had protested through music is the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. Phil Ochs was one of many protest singers of the era, his song “Draft Dodger Rag” protested the draft that occurred during the war. In 1965, the United States started to send soldiers to fight in the Vietnam War. To make the army larger, the U.S. used what is called the draft. This required young men born in range of…

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    moved in with her father after her pregnancy miscarriage. Her father was a strict man and had Oprah under tight rules, these rules helped shape her into the woman she is today.Freshly graduated from high school Oprah accepted a part time job as a radio show host in Nashville. Entering her second year of college at Tennessee state, Oprah decided to dropout and accept a job as an anchor for WTVF-TV in Nashville. She was the first ever African American to hold that position as a woman. Oprah had a…

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    The issue of cyberbullying has been a prevalent topic that has been at the forefront of many discussions since the birth of the internet. Multiple media sources have covered it and attempted to help troubled parents protect their children’s online experience. “It’s Time to Stop the Cyberbullying Epidemic” by Dr. Phil McGraw and “Confronting Cyberbullying” by Peter Levy are some examples. In his article for The Huffington Post, Dr. Phil attempts to empathize with parents in order to convey his…

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    Coaching is a very common thing that lots of people want to do. The occupation is mainly built around experience the more experience an individual has the more opportunity an individual will have. The three main levels of basketball coaching are high school, college and NBA these three levels are similar but have some differences. I will go into details about each of these levels and give general information of them. The high school/middle school level of coaching is the first step of…

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    The Impact of Phil Spector in Music Industry. In 1951, a young boy moved from the thriving musical city of New York to Los Angeles after his father died. Having a perfect musical training background gave him an opportunity to become a member of the Teddy Bears. This young boy wrote "To Know Him is To Love Him" when he was a teenager. His song reached the No.1 hit song on the Billboard chart in 1958 (O'Hare 48). His name is Phil Spector, a talented producer, songwriter, and musician. In later…

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    Music is usually something that everyone can relate to. Music has conformed over many years and will continue too many years to come. The numerous genres of music have made it possible to touch many different lives, because not everyone likes the same music. Music is something that is different to everyone. Some may use music to help lift their spirit, and then someone else may use it to calm down their self. No matter how you use music in your own individual way, it is something that our world…

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    No matter where you live or where you are from, people of the earth believe music to be extraordinary and an evocative fixation. People of all walks appreciate hearing and listening to their favorite tunes. Music can generate feelings within a listener whether it has a singular meaning or one of extraordinary sensation. How do songs achieve this? Music is more intricate than most can comprehend. There are numerous characteristics such as melody, texture, tempo, rhythm and dynamics, to be…

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    was born in Vinita, Oklahoma and spent most of his childhood in Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Texas. Dr. Phil is a public figure because he is, “Part showman, part psychologist, [and] McGraw drew six million daily viewers to his program, where he urged people to ‘get real’ about their lives. His self-help books were also popular, topping the New York Times' best-seller list” (Newsmakers). His inspiration being his father, he also studied psychology at the University of North Texas. Yet, in…

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    John Didion Research Paper

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    Django sat in his dressing room, combing his abnormally large afro. He knew people were onto him. You see, Django was a secret member of a band, not just any band though, The Beatles. Django was the real guitarist of the group, but due to race issues the band members decided to keep it a secret and have John Lennon pretend to be the one on the guitar. Tonight shouldn’t be any different, except it was. There was this reporter, John Didion, who has been on Django’s case for months now, determined…

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