Injustice Acoustics 2 – Music Event

I like Justice (understatement of the century) and part of my work with young people is about finding ways to engage them in issues of justice in the local community. Now this is not easy at all, not because the young people are not willing (they are majorly up for justice) but its finding safe ways to do it! Last year a friend and myself realised we could use music and coffee to take peoples money and give homeless people beds…so thats what we did…and we are doing it again! 

May 28th 2011 @ Starbucks Park St, Bristol we are holding an entry by ticket only event where all the money raised, will be given to the Julian Trust. Simple. Buy a ticket, a coffee and enjoy music from talented young people and as you have fun we can change lives. Sweet. 

Rebecca Black’s diary reflections on her weekend

A little reflection on current music culture. Rebecca Black has had 72,444,525 views to date and although she has  had 90% dislikes this song is worrying. The phrase ‘polishing a turd’ seems very relevant. What is this song, nothing against the girl, she’s young, but seriously, who produced this? who thought this would be a good thing for the world…

I tried to imagine how this song came about, here’s a snippet from her diary (that I made up).

Dear Diary,

So today was Friday and I had a lot of fun. so much fun. Fun fun fun!

The day started early as I had to get up as 7am to make sure I had adequate time to get my bowl and have some cereal. Everybody was rushing today, probably because its friday and they are looking forward to the weekend. The weekend is fun fun fun. I like fun.

Anyway so after making sure I had eaten my cereal I went to get the bus, but then my friends drove past in a flash car, I was a little concerned as we are only 16 years old and cannot legally be allowed to drive, but to be honest I was far more concerned about whether I should sit in the front seat or kick it in the back seat. After a quick analysis I realized that I didn’t really need to think about it to much because there was only one free seat, and that was in the back. So I jumped in and we all sang about how much we enjoyed the weekends, it really was fun fun fun, I like singing…

The day went pretty fast and before I knew it we were back in my friends parents car going to a party. Oh it was so much fun fun fun, we were partying partying partying yeh, so much fun with my friends, especially the friend that stuck to my right side for most of the night, I thought that was a bit odd, but hey she had fun and I had someone to hold my drink…

We then jumped back into the car and went for a ride. After a while we realized we were driving really fast and as none of us have a license we pulled over to the nearest beach, there was a party there too! So we joined in and I got so crazy, I must have drunk so much because I started trying to explain to everyone how the weekdays work. Looking back I was a bit patronizing, but people needed to know that before Friday there is Thursday and after Friday is Saturday; but most importantly then comes Sunday and that is the structure of the weekend.

I cannot wait till next weekend,

Love Rebecca x

 

What do you think about this song?

Is it a joke or a serious attempt by ARK MUSIC FACTORY to destroy the music industry?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD2LRROpph0

POP my face off

Wow.

I actually like a couple of songs in the charts that could only be described as POP. Normally the chart is full of tosh that lyrically are very weak and based on the same old subject, which just shows that the music industry…is a little tarded…Whats most frustrating about all the weak music out there is that the tunes aren’t that bad, I love tunes that are catchy, simple and in some cases can be sampled by a 11 year old using garageband but seriously, the lyrics…there is only so many ways you can describe having sex on the dance floor and ‘climax’ the venture in the bed…it really does get old.

And whats worse is many young people are dancing and singing along to these lyrics! It still makes me laugh when I think about a group of young people who were dancing and singing the lyrics to that classic Soulja Boy tune ‘Superman that ho’…can you picture it..they might as well have been singing ‘treat me like crap, it would be a great way to end our evening’.

Idiots.

However there is hope. I want to suggest to you 2 songs that you should have on your play list that sound just like most of these POP songs but the lyrics are actually quite nice:

Labrinth – Let the Sun shine.

I feel a cold flush going through my hair and hey you know what i dont even care
the time has passed me by, its gone with the wind its only cus the sun shined once again
now the party’s on.

everybody’s there, and if you dont know anyone
you’ll still meet some new friends, that’s the way it is,
when i have myself a drink, its only cus the sun shines once again
let the sun shine
let the sun shine baby
let it all go
let it all go baby

so turn the lights off aint no one afraid
when the night comes it’ll be just like the day
and without the day i am glowing from within
only cus the sun shined once again
so play that sweet tune
play it through the air

Great song. Fun to listen to and the lyrics are actually pretty great, simple..

The second song is:

Bruno Mars – Just the way you are

Oh her eyes, her eyes
Make the stars look like they’re not shining
Her hair, her hair
Falls perfectly without her trying

She’s so beautiful
And I tell her every day

Yeah I know, I know
When I compliment her
She wont believe me
And its so, its so
Sad to think she don’t see what I see, But every time she asks me do I look okay I say

When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you’re amazing
Just the way you are

Her nails, her nails
I could kiss them all day if she’d let me
Her laugh, her laugh
She hates but I think its so sexy

She’s so beautiful
And I tell her every day

Oh you know, you know, you know
Id never ask you to change
If perfect is what you’re searching for
Then just stay the same

So don’t even bother asking
If you look okay
You know I say

The way you are
The way you are
Girl you’re amazing
Just the way you are

This song is epic. Maybe if some of these rude boys would sing more of these songs to women, the standard of women they pull would improve…on saying that, maybe keep the nice girls for the nice boys…maybe the divorce rate would drop…probably shouldn’t say that…to late.

I know what your thinking: these guys will clearly sing other songs that contradict these ones and devalue people and basically be crap lyrically…but at least these ones are good and we can enjoy them more cause they actually mean well!

So thats my rant for today, take it or leave it.

Peace