Monday, April 13, 2009

King of Contrevorsy

Everyone knows it wouldn't be in true "Slim Shady" style to return to the spotlight without just a little bit of contrevorsy; And that is exactly what the mega-star is stirring. In his latest music video, We made You, Eminem takes a crack at hollywood's most talked about stars like Jessica Alba, Britney Spears, Bret Michaels and many other A-klisters.

Note everyone is "stoked" about the rappers return or his punch in the face new music video. In an MTV article, Bill O'Reily gives his opinion on the We made you music video.

"It's so crude what he does," O'Reilly elaborated. "Kids see it, not adults." He also claimed that "no one over 25 listens to him" (which may be news to some of the veteran rapper's older fans).

The article goes on to explain O'Reily's dissaproval with some lyrics of the song focused on Alaska Govenor Sarah Palin. The specific lyric makes a derrogatory reference about the Govenor. Here is what feminist Tommy Brute had to say.

"Eminem is obviously on an obscene rant about Sarah Palin, it's totally obscene, totally inappropriate."

I personally think this was an ok article. I think the writer did a good job at specifically showing the lyrics that O'Reily felt were offensive, but on the other side I don't think the article looked at both sides. I'm sure everyone is not offended by the fiasco and if I were to write this article I would at least dedicate a small part of the story to others who are fine with the Eminem's remarks. I don't disagree or agree with the article because I think it's O'Reily opinion which he is entitled to have.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Last night I watched "Deadliest Catch", a special on the Discovery Channel. This specific episode focused how on behind the scenes footage of the season's episodes. The program which regularly focuses on how fishermen endure bone-chilling ice, brutal waves, and other life risking aspects of life at sea.

During the program I specifically noticed these three aspects of the programs editing:

1. Cutting from wide shots to tight shots- going from a wide shot of the sea and boat to a specific person a wave

2. Natural Sound- The sound of the waves and the fishermen and crewman working out their plans

3. There was always movement in the shots-there was never a still moment where there was no movement within the story

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Anonymous Dorm Muscians....Revealed

My audio story focused on Towson University students who play the piano in their resident halls. The story centers around two residents in the Glen Towers who play the public piano, located in the dorms lounge area.

Why should you check it out?

The story really explains why some of the players play, what kind of piano experience they and much more. The story pretty much answers things that I think most students who pass by and overhear them playing wonder everyday. ( I know I did). You will really be surprised at some of the answers and the overall talent of these once anonymous musicians.

Click here to listen.

BTW...The music at the beginning of the blog is really Blackstone playing the sounds so good some could mistake it as the real thing, but its him....he's really good.