Behind the scenes of “American Dream” by Switchfoot is a longing to be different. The point is that everyone is society is fighting to have the same image. This image is a purposeless life filled with “success”. Success that does
I can’t believe no one has talked about this yet, and why not, this an amazing album. Sure it only has six tracks, but most of them are longer than ten minutes so it’s over an hour long. The track
OK, so these are a compilation of five songs coming from separate albums and also talk about how drummer Mike Portnoy got ride of his Alcoholism disease, and I think it is encouraging for other people with this problem. Consisting
The pop singer, Katy Perry recently released her sophomore album entitled “Teenage Dream”. To recall a bit of her history, she had her first break into the music business was with her single that took a stab at a self-absorbed
“Daydream” is the long-awaited follow-up to the smash “Merry Christmas.” This is Mariah’s sixth album in five years. That’s pretty amazing for someone who hasn’t even turned 30 yet. “Daydream” contains the smash single “Fantasy” which debuted on the Billboard
The first successful album from the gods of progressive metal music. Yet it is their second album. Well, anyways, Dream Theater is a progressive metal band out of New York which always features at least five people in each album.
Ever since Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy left in December of 2010, i can’t exactly say the band has been their best. This is evident in A Dramatic Turn Of Events and their most recent album. Their self titled album is
The City Harmonic has recently taken the music world by storm with their EP, “Introducing.” Now they’re ready to do it again with their debut, full-length album, I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home). This album is uplifting, song
It was a cold, chilly Saturday night in New York City. At Madison Square Garden,LCD Soundsystem slowly emerged onto the stage as the lights came on to the repetitive beat of “Dance Yrself Clean” and the crowd roared in applause.
In 1985, at Berklee College of Music in Massachusetts, an incredible thing happened: three young undergraduates, Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, and John Myung decided to form a “progressive metal” band. Subsequently, after dropping out of college to focus on the
Do you remember the days when boy bands ruled? No, I don’t mean the Jonas Brothers or Allstar Weekend – I’m talking about the dancing/lip-syncing boy bands with corny rhymes and meaningless lyrics. You know, Backstreet Boys, ‘N Sync, and
Many would think of heavy metal groups as no-talent braggarts who sing raucous melodies about death, sex, and devil-worship. Now, alternative music is mainstream, which has pushed not only the “no-talent braggarts,” but the truly talented heavy metal bands underground.
“Less cute and more sexy” than her previous albums, claimed pop star Katy Perry before the release of her new album, “Teenage Dream.” It contains the hits “Teenage Dream” and the Teen Choice award-winning single “California Gurls” (featuring Snoop Dogg),
My third Dream Theater review thus far. Well, I think it’s high time to talk about their 2007 album for once. This album has 8 tracks much like Octavarium and has the second longest epic In the Presence of Enemies,
“Siamese Dream,” the sophomore effort from the alternative band Smashing Pumpkins, is considered by many to be one of the defining albums of the early ?s. Often obscured by its successors, the epic “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness,” this
Once upon a time. Those four simple words can charm children into being quiet and sitting around a person eager to hear the telling of a story. They can make the sweet and romantic heart of a young woman swoon
Ronald Regan once professed, “The American dream is that every man must be free to become whatever God intends him to become.” Under this idea of the American dream, opportunities prove boundless. Every American has the freedom to explore any
Let’s take a trip through time. Take yourself back to the year 2001 and envision yourself as a seven year old. You’ve just started first grade and the teacher is trying to learn more about you. By asking questions about
I’ll be honest with you. In my life I’ve faced few truly major problems; few roadblocks I couldn’t handle, either alone or with the help of my family. I tried scanning my mind for an autobiographical tear-jerker, and realized once
The question “want to come help me practice?” is so imbedded in my head that I couldn’t forget it even if I wanted to. My step brother Bobby, used to ask me this question every day after school. Every day
When I was 13, life was good, life seemed easy. My parents were living the American Dream after coming from Poland as immigrants. After a lifetime of hard work and sacrifice, things finally started coming into place. For me, bad
Napoleon Hill, an author in the 1900’s once wrote, “A goal is a dream with a deadline.” This seems to prove true for almost all goals. There are a lot of step that we must take to reach our goal.
Dreams and nightmares we all have them, we experience them. Dreams are what we would want to happen in our futures, hopes and goal. Our motivation to make come true. Nightmares are what most of us are afraid of, they
As I sat in my chair I started sweating, thinking to myself, I can’t mess this up now. Two seconds later I had finally done it. I had been working hours on building a rocket that would take my brave
A five-year-old girl stands alone in a room. There’s silence; no one is watching her but me. She climbs atop a bar stool that towers over her head. There’s no one to halt her curiosity or tell her to get
While sleeping in Jackson, Wyoming I found my passion for environmentalism. I first traveled to Jackson in 2008 with my seventh grade class on a two week long camping trip. I immediately felt at peace when I arrived surrounded by
As I sit here and attempt to piece together an answer for the question on this college application, I can’t seem to think of any openings that aren’t utterly cliche. Maybe even this opening is cliche, but it is giving
“Oh! Hi Ananya!” this is the general routine daily followed by us to greet each other! Don’t think that I look as if some angel fallen from the sky (what would I not do to look like that!) because Ana
If I could build my dream house it would be amazing.I would like it to be on the Hawaiian island of Maui.Also my house would sit on the beautiful,white,sandy beaches.My dream house would include a beautiful bedroom,lugubrious bathroom,and an exciting
Driving up to Rolling Hills Ranch in my mom’s champagne colored jeep we pull onto a street with horse crossing signs, something one does not see everyday in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania. Aside form that, we know we have arrived when the