Thursday, August 26, 2010

Music is life...literally

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved listening to music, sitting in the car with my mother and singing along to artists like Bon Jovi, Leanne Rimes, Vanessa Carlton, and an assortment of 80s and 90s music. I had never really actually listened to the lyrics and the deep and sometimes powerful meaning behind them.

Songs like "A Thousand Miles" (Vanessa Carlton) talks about the distance between two lovers and doing everything in the young protaginist's power to go back to her dearly beloved.

"Love Drunk" (Boys Like Girls) expresses the resentment of an ex and the lack of attention of the relationship which led to major heartbreak-issues we as teenagers seem to deal with a lot.

I personally have never appreciated the life lessons these songs seem to provide us with until just a few years ago when I was really down in the dumps, and then I realized that all the answers I wanted were right in my Ipod.

Wether you're dealing with heartbreak, being incredibly angry with the world, feeling rather lonely, or just want to jam to something fun, music is incorporated to each and everyone of our lives every single day.

Friday, August 13, 2010


Here is yet another blog relating to the new popular series, Twilight. A lot of people seem to be freaking out about this and I personally don't see the big deal. I've never read the books I've only seen the movies, but people are really over reacting about this series. Don't get me wrong I have nothing against the author. It is a very creative story, and the fact that it became a series of feature length is quite impressive. Its almost genius if you think about it. What I'm complaining about is the fans.
I'm a horror fan and I've seen tons of movies involving the good old fashion vampires. The ones that would attack there victims and make them their undead servants, or burn to dust when they step out of the sun. Now because of the fans, I'm afraid that sparkling "Edward Cullen" will replace Dracula or Nosfetratu.
I recall a time when I went to the DVD release of Twilight, because some how my friends (who were female), some how convinced me to come with them. Lines of these obsessive fans reached all the way to the parking lot. I kept asking myself, "This is all for a DVD!?" I feared my safety due to all the "teams". Actually these "teams" are more like "gangs". I was waiting for gun fire to break out due to an argument between Edward and Jacob.
Another main issue I have a problem with is the fan's attitudes toward the actors. It appears to me that most of the people only learned about Robert Pattison and Taylor Lautner because of their roles in Twilight. Only after this movie did people care about their past movies. I guarantee you that if other actors were chosen to play Edward and Jacob no one would've made as big of a deal. Its amazing what a few fictional characters can due to a whole teenage generation. In a way, its kind of disturbing.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pretty Little Liars

ABC Family’s new series Pretty Little Liars, which is based off of the novels written by Sara Shepard, is a new breed of television shows; mixing Nancy Drew with Gossip Girl. The show has brought a new Tuesday night activity to the table and viewing parties have become the new trend.

Alison DiLaurentis (played by Sasha Pieterse) was the It Girl and leader of the popular clique at Rosewood Day. That is until she went missing…

Spencer Hastings the boyfriend stealing honor roll student (played by Troian Bellisario), Hanna Marin the newly skinny popular girl (played by Ashley Beson), Aria Montgomery the English teacher’s pet and Daddy’s little girl (played by Lucy Hale), and Emily Fields the swimmer girl who has no use for boys (played by Shay Mitchell) have found themselves observed by a secret stalker, who calls him or herself “A.”

When the girls start finding messages with threats to tell about Spencer’s stolen kisses with her sister’s fiancĂ©, Hanna’s bulimia, Aria’s English teacher slash boyfriend and cheating father, and Emily’s homosexual tendencies, they start to think that these secrets, which only Alison knew, may be not-so-subtle-hints that Alison’s back in town.

That is until full year after Alison’s disappearance when the new girl, Maya, moves in to the house that Alison lived in when she went missing. A certain backyard renovation may stir things up when Alison’s body is found. In order to save their reputations and their lifestyles, the pretty little liars have to determine who “A” is and get him or her to keep their secrets.

To find out more about the Pretty Little Liars you can read Shepard's novels, watch the show, or visit their official site: