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Scootaloo's Personal Diary - Entry 170-82Entry 170:Last night I talked to Mom and Dad about inviting Miss Cheerilee over for dinner. I hope she says yes, I think it would be really nice.School today was pretty good. I didn't fall asleep at all. I still get bored, but I am trying harder to be a good student.Miss Cheerilee is going to come to dinner! I'm pretty happy. I hope she has a good time.Miss Cheerilee told Mom and Dad that I was a wonderful filly, that I was "passionate, brave and very loyal" and that she was "thrilled" that I was trying harder lately.Mom and Dad told her that I talk about her a lot, and that I really respect her. I'm glad they said that, because I've been trying to tell her that for a long time.I told Miss Cheerilee that she is a wonderful teacher, and that she really means a lot to me and my friends, especially Featherweight and me. She seemed really moved by that.She said she really cares for us, and she told me that what Featherweight and I have had to deal with is something most of our class
The Case for Music VThe Case For Powerpop, Alternative Rock, Post Grunge, Pop Punk, Indie Rock, Post-Hardcore, Electropop... What I will call "Warped Tour/Alternative Press" MusicThis is a place that is very hazy. Most bands in this little multigenre web overlap thematically, stylistically, and tour-ly. This may be a pretty long segment.What's difficult is, many of these terms (though rarely all of them) can be used to describe a lot of these bands, without any clarity as to what makes somet
The Case For Music -- Entry IVThe Case for Justin BieberI will probably talk, eventually, about Disney stars, because I have thoughts on them, and listen to a few. However, I knew when I started this that there were a few specific targets about whom I needed to talk.I don't know much about Justin Bieber. My dad is the one who watches TMZ, not me. I do know a bit about his fans. Here's what I know. Justin Bieber's fans are like Twilight fans, Twilight fans are like any other fans, only there's more of them than a lot of things. Justin Bieber has some crazy fans and enemies (Warning, The Examiner has 5000 ads per page). He also has some regular fans. He has people who listen to him and like his music that
The Case For Music -- Entry IIIThe Case For Dubstep, and by extension, electronic musicDubstep isn't really that bad. I have heard the jokes. Yes, it's not for everyone. However, I've heard people say it's "not music," to which I disagree. I've heard of more than one person insisting that electronic music in general takes no talent. Talent is necessary, but is more akin to production than typical instruments. However, there is talent, necessary.With stage performance, talent is also necessary in a more instrumental form. There are keyboards, turntables, and other machines that make music, but they don't just do it (unless you just play prerecorded tracks.) Someone has to make the songs. There is a presence, and there is talent.I suggest (general electronic music and dubstep): Eiffel
The Case For Music -- Entry IIThe Case for Linkin ParkLinkin Park has a very special place in my heart. They were the first band I was a genuine fan of. I actually came to like them a year after I heard a remix of a song of theirs. As convoluted as that sounds, a local radio station played the remix, Enth E Nd, in 2002 when Reanimation was released. I liked it then, but didn't really think about it after the fact until, randomly, a year later, I thought of it, and decided to find it. After that, I bought Reanimation, and to this day I am a huge Linkin Park fan.I never got to meet the band, even though I had earned the chance to. I was in the Linkin Park Underground in 2003 when they played Norman, Oklahoma on February 23rd. My email had a spam filter and filtered the email away, and I received it after I returned home from the concert. I was VERY bitter, and still am disappointed it happened. I have their autographs on a drumhead I received a
The Case For Music -- Entry IThe Case For MusicThere are many people who will stick up their nose at the very /thought/ of certain acts. They may be "too famous" as some complain, or "not established," having never been on the radio, or never been heard of by another. I feel like building a case for varying artists of different types. My range varies slightly, but I will probably stick to a few specific (sub)genres.There is one thing that can get judgment quicker than basically anything else legal: your MP3 player playlist. How many of us protect our players from friends fearing they'll see we have the Pokémon: The First Movie soundtrack on there (only to discover they may, too?) Music places people into niches that are pretty strong. I have heard people say "I hate country" -- that is, a well established genre spanning decades, a genre with countless songs with varying subgenres; or "I hate ra