04/3/12

Music Review: Reali+ivi+y

I saw a link to this CD on twitter. I clicked the link and took a listen. I wasn’t sure what I would expect from a CD with no label. It’s a new era and dropping a folder of your CD on filesharing sites is the new way to go. It may not get you tons of recognition or fame but hopefully whoever does download it, will tell their friends and a chain reaction of curious listeners will follow suit. Sooner or later, your mix tape will be in the hands of some famed rapper and an east coast/west coast war will start all because you released a mix tape on twitter.┬áDon’t release mix tapes on twitter. That’s how Biggie died. Do you want to be known as the guy that killed Biggie and/or people like him?

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12/20/10

Christmas Music

Being Christmas, I feel it’s only appropriate to doing something about it. I am graced with the opportunity to listen to Christmas music all day at work. I do find it strange that we play this music. It’s not just us. It’s everywhere. For being a country that is so afraid of upsetting anyone, we go around and wish people “Happy Holidays”. You can’t say “Merry Christmas”. It’s not right. You don’t want to upset anyone with another belief. But it’s okay to blare music about Santa and Jesus throughout the stores these people shop at. I’ve had a few people wish me a Merry Christmas and I have had others with me Happy Holidays. Either way, it doesn’t bother me. Maybe because I am Catholic and celebrate the season. It’s hard to say how I would react if I wasn’t. Would I get upset if I were Jewish and people wished me a Merry Christmas? I can’t say. But it just doesn’t seem kosher.

I don’t like the music playing the day after I cram a turkey down my throat. I like listening to it the night of Christmas Eve. There is something about driving around that night and listening to the holiday songs. Toss in some snow and the magic of the holiday is perfect. Apart from my rant, I like to share with everyone a few Christmas songs I love and do enjoy during the holiday. I did skip over the more rock and roll style songs. They are fun to listen to but to really feel the spirit of Christmas, these are 5 songs that do it.

1. O Holy Night

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ-8jYpa1-o

2. Little Drummer Boy

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1NYT768yls

3. Happy Christmas (War is Over)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hb2YSAVHmIE

4. Silent Night

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-2Tnp9whDU

5. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPHh3nMMu-I

11/6/10

The Michael Wong Show: Part VI

After the first episode aired, there were numerous complaints from the old and young alike. Not everyone loved the show. There were groups of people who despised him and everything he did. It was a shock to many that the next day before they were to rehearse episode two, a line of protesters stood outside. They shouted about hate speech, and his lack of judgment. One woman was quoted as calling him, ‘a stain on the human race’.

Even with the hoards of protesters, Michael and his staff ignored their boos and hisses, and walked in the studio to complete what would be their last episode of the short-lived talk show.

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10/10/10

The Michael Wong Show: Part V

If you missed the first part of episode one, click here. You can watch the other parts of the series here, here, and here. It’s hard to decide which episode was better. Though I haven’t posted the second last episode yet, it will be hard for you to judge at the moment. Hopefully, I will have the rest up online within the next few days. After “Special Education Boy” left the stage, Michael Wong took a commercial break. It is hard to believe that a show such as this had many sponsors that actually wanted to be associated with the show.

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