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Top 30 Favorite Songs of All Time: #12 “Good Life” by Kanye West feat. T-Pain

Ah, ‘Ye’s second appearance on this list. I remember my ‘cousin’ Ira always saying “summertime Chi” whenever he could, and I never fully understood where he was getting that until I heard this autotuned monstrosity.

I’m not saying I don’t like this song by calling it a monstrosity. In fact, I mean that in the most complimentary way possible, if any. Seriously. T-Pain’s autotuned voice just makes the song for me.

The video makes the song that much better. I don’t know if you know, but I do want to go to an art school to pursue graphic design and illustration, and the graphics in the video just blew my mind. The kind of stuff done in it is intense, man. Also, I’ve really been trying to up my wardrobe, clothing and fashion design/style has become a rather intriguing area for me lately. Kanye is usually seen wearing outrageous outfits, but his clothes in the video are so clean and subtle. I’m a fan of subtle.

 

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I dislike schoolwork, but I’m looking at schools.

I apologize to any of you and all of you who are readers of my posts, specifically. Due to my load of schoolwork from AP classes, I have not had a chance to fulfill my duties as a contributing co-editor. I’ve been keeping updated with the blog, but need to make some edits on grammatical/spelling errors, not like anyone cares. I love you all.

Anyway, the point of this post was to inform people of the colleges I wish to attend and to pose a question, which will be asked at the end of the post and to be answered by you, the readers, in the comment section below.

I’m really looking towards two schools, both in the New York City area.
— School of Visual Arts (SVA),  Manhattan
— Pratt Institute, Brooklyn (with locations in Manhattan and Utica)

another college I may consider is the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I might consider FIT, but that’s a very slim possibility.

The question(s) I wish to ask is(are)… Should I be following my dreams to become a graphic designer?

Moving on with the world.

Technology runs rampant, but schools refuse to accept it for the pure old-school opinion that electronic devices are distractors.

However, think about it. You can do your homework on Microsoft Word or maybe Google Docs and have it immediately ready on your smartphone.

Music assists many with concentration. Artists are an example of students that really rely on music for the inspiration.

I see how people can be distracted, but completely removing them from the environment? That’s just wrong!

The world is advancing, and schools need to get with the times. Let kids have their fun.

Back to school. Ugh.

It’s that time of year again here in good ole NY State. Probably most of the US, but… Well… Yeah. So.
Back to school time. Really not my favorite time of the year. It’s stressful. All the parents are rushing to Staples to grab the supplies, clogging the highways to finally rid their houses of their college-bound sons and/or daughters. Meanwhile, the non-veteran students are frantically jogging to class, trying to make a good first impression.
What shocks me about this time of year is that many high school freshmen don’t realize that it is a chance to reinvent themselves. Change your image for the better. Forget the peer pressure and be you. And high school is the perfect place to express yourself! There are bound to be at least tens of kids with the same interest. If you don’t mix in well with a group of kids, who cares? Be that universal guy. Attack all sides of life, people.
I’ve never been a normal kid. I’ve always been weirder and more unusual than most. I’m one of those universal guys. I can mix in with the likes of anyone. There’s no reason to be afraid of tackling new horizons.
Oh, you’re not afraid of making friends? You’re terrified of the workload? Trust me, everyone is. I’m taking a college level course this year. It hasn’t even been a whole week of school yet, and I’m already feeling overwhelmed by the curriculum. But it isn’t a reason to not accept the challenge. It’s a way to better yourself.
Do you have your own thoughts on back to school season? Do you have any advice for the incoming freshies and new students? Leave some comments down below and make sure to like this post!

Earworm: School week special-“…Baby One More Time” Britney Spears

Continuing with our Earworm school week special, is a song I endlessly listened to while I was in college.  At first I didn’t know who the hell Britney Spears was, and I didn’t really care much for the song whenever I heard it on the radio.  But then, while getting ready for a late day class, I had on MTV, (or was it MTV2?) and they played the music video for …Baby One More Time.  I was pretty much mesmerized from there on in, and my love affair (yes, I am confessing that I was a huge fan of Ms. Spears) for Britney Spears started.  Can you blame me though? I mean the video starts off with her dressed up as a catholic school girl.  I was a closet fan, always turning down the radio in the car whenever one of her songs came on, or just never really paying attention in public.  Now, I really don’t care, even my co-worker Marky Mark admits to it, and we both were singing this very song when it came on SiriusXM’s 90’s on 9 station.  She’s hot, and I am a man, do the math. LoL

Anyhow, this song really reminds me of my early days in college, sitting in my accounting classes, which was long and drawn out, and, well, thoughts of her and this song, and this video made some of those classes go by quicker.

By the way, my favorite part comes at around the 2:47 to 2:52.  Those hip gyrations still melt me to this day. =)

School’s coming in soon.

It’s a bit of a disappointment, to me. I haven’t done anything productive this summer.

Hmm… Let’s have a run through of what I’ve done this summer.

  • Nothing…
  • Still thinking of nothing…
  • Blanks are the only things being pulled right now…
  • Nope.
  • I’ve done absolutely nothing.

Maybe being “employed” to contribute to this blog counts?

Anyway, I hope that everyone out there has had a more successful and more productive summer vacation.