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Reviewing “Settle Down” by Kimbra

A lot of women my age (in their 20’s) start to think about their future as an adult and who they want to spend their time with, have children with. I’ve never heard of a song so direct, to the point. She wants to get married and have children and she’s telling him that to “Settle Down”. Usually we try to suppress this to not startle a man in his 20’s that feels like he has his whole life ahead of him as for women we feel like our time is running out. Continue reading Reviewing “Settle Down” by Kimbra

Pictured here is Adan Meza

The Electric Bass for beginners: Where it Fits, and Proper Technique

The Electric Bass for beginners: Where it Fits, Proper Technique, and First Lessons is guest written by Adan Meza. Introduction to The Electric Bass Hi there, my name is Adan and welcome to a beginner’s lesson to playing the bass. If you need a refresher on how notes work or on how to properly hold a bass, then please scroll down to resources and read … Continue reading The Electric Bass for beginners: Where it Fits, and Proper Technique

Soothing Anxiety; Music Review by Rachel Rabalais

Switching Styles’ Music Reviews | In today’s society, many people suffer from different mental illnesses. Everyone has their own way of helping themselves feel a little better about what they are battling day to day. Anxiety especially clinical anxiety is very hard to deal with. Scientists have said music can actually relax and calm you. When I get anxiety, I always listen to music, if I am able to. There are a couple of artists I like but my favourite song, which has helped me through so much is “You’ll be okay” by A Great Big World. Continue reading Soothing Anxiety; Music Review by Rachel Rabalais

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Unpacking Emotions; Personal Feature of Violeta Zamorano-Scott

I love music. But there isn’t much out there for me. See, I’m asexual. So that eliminates most songs. I am fine listening to them, but they don’t really speak to me. Second, I’m really into mental health. That has not been explored in music that much beyond the classic angsty and vague songs. They also tend to talk about the problem, not the solution. At some point I decided I wanted to change that. Continue reading Unpacking Emotions; Personal Feature of Violeta Zamorano-Scott

Headphones on Wooden Table

Music E-Waste

Modern technology has made listening to music easier than ever before. In 1982, the first CD player was released, followed by the first version of the iPod in 2001. In recent times, it has become a common practice to use smartphones to listen to the radio or a music service, something that 87% of 18 to 29 year olds in the United States were reported as having done in 2016 (Anderson, 2016). Continue reading Music E-Waste

The creator took inspiration from lip reading and the deaf community as he had to learn to read lips. His mother, a musician as well, went deaf in her 40's requiring her to become an expert lip reader out of necessity much to the amazement of her son. Unfortunately, when he started, BLR was terrible at lip reading, getting misread messages much like his bad lip reading videos.   Bad lip reading video is a comedic type performance taking the world by storm with over 991,823,564 views since 2011. The first Bad Lip Reading video released spoofing Rebecca Black's song "Friday", titled "Gang Fight".  One of them even had Mark Hamill as a guest star. 

What did you say? Bad Lip Reading

The creator took inspiration from lip reading and the deaf community as he had to learn to read lips. His mother, a musician as well, went deaf in her 40’s requiring her to become an expert lip reader out of necessity much to the amazement of her son. Unfortunately, when he started, BLR was terrible at lip reading, getting misread messages much like his bad lip reading videos.  

Bad lip reading video is a comedic type performance taking the world by storm with over 991,823,564 views since 2011. The first Bad Lip Reading video released spoofing Rebecca Black’s song “Friday”, titled “Gang Fight”.  One of them even had Mark Hamill as a guest star.  Continue reading What did you say? Bad Lip Reading

Switching Styles | Dylanna Fisher

May the Tunes be with you; A feature on Galactic Empire

Bringing you the orders from the empire itself with metal beauty, Galactic Empire is a metal band made up of Bass Commander (bass), Red Guard (guitar), Dark Vader (lead guitar), Kyle Ren (guitar), and Boba Sett (drums). Together they made a sound that’s out of this world. It all started in 2015 as a mere gag for an opening band. Over the past few years, it’s become much much more than a gag. Continue reading May the Tunes be with you; A feature on Galactic Empire

"Music festival Spain" by Marko Radosevic

Don’t Be Trashy at Music Festivals

In spite of the positive aspects of enjoying live artists and gathering with fellow music-lovers, there is a dark side that will undoubtedly cause major issues for the environment once festivals resume.  While wrapped up in the fun of an event, people may forget to be mindful of their negative effects on the environment.  This is a problem that must be addressed by environmentally-conscious individuals. Continue reading Don’t Be Trashy at Music Festivals

The Hands of Orlac; Halloween at the Winspear Centre | Switching Styles | Music | Online Publication |

The Hands of Orlac; Halloween at the Winspear Centre

When you consider a Winspear event, many think of a form of performance that’s passed its era. Although that may be the case, it’s not a genre that’s being ignored. Dennis James is not just an organist, he’s a historical music preservationist bringing the cultural and artists experience from a hundred years ago to the modern-day. Continue reading The Hands of Orlac; Halloween at the Winspear Centre