Sunday, March 7, 2010

My Apologies

I have a lot going on in my life right now. There a number issues that I want to write about, but I haven't had the time to make any posts. I promise I will be get back to posting the music and news you love as soon as I can.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Although this holiday is rooted in capitalism, I still  think it's valuable because it celebrates love. Valentine's Day provides you the opportunity to show your significant other that you love him or her in an extravagant way. I am a firm believer that you should treat your partner like royalty everyday, but I understand that some people think otherwise. The day's events shouldn't be limited to couples though. I bought my mother a dozen roses and some chocolates for Valentine's Day two years ago. She cried tears of joy. I take the love people give me for granted sometimes. I need to do a better job of letting my loved ones know that I appreciate them.

I hope all you lovers out there are using annual leave on Monday. I would hate for you to cut your V-Day festivities short over a little thing like work :) 

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Scholar Ladies (Get An A On It)

This video brightened my day. I am glad that Milwaukee's HOPE Christian School is finding innovative ways to make school fun. The K-12 system in our country is in bad shape. Schools are underfunded, teachers are overworked, and more often than not the curriculum is antiquated. Videos like this make me cautiously optimistic that there is hope for the next generation of students. Hopefully, this video will inspire administrators in other school districts to think of better ways to reach the kids. 

Friday, February 12, 2010

No More "Music" in MTV

The logo change is new, but the MTV programmers decided years ago that they would move away from the network's initial purpose. MTV was founded in an effort to promote well known and underground artists from a variety of genres. The network helped catapult the importance of the music video and it gave musicians a platform to perform their craft. Nowadays, this pioneering station is more likely to show two drunk guys fighting over a bowl of cereal than actual musical programming. 

MTV2 is following in MTV's wake by showing re-runs of the same crap MTV puts out there. I hope another network is created to give aspiring musicians and music lovers a chance to hear and see what they love.