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Trevor* on the Dancefloor

Sometimes attractions are inexplicable. I cannot pinpoint exactly why I find this song so infectiously cheerful. Something within the disco beats and smooth voice puts a smile on my face. My recommendation: test out Trevor’s dance moves.

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“Is it not a bitter thing to be pitied and forgiven when, truly, I am in no way guilty? So it has been a hundred times and will be a hundred times more.”

-Tchaikovsky

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Memories

Every once in a while there’s a song that draws up our fondest memories, that inspires us, but most importantly makes us think. We looked Like Giants by Death Cab for Cutie is one of these rare songs. Listening to it makes me remember  the first time I experienced snow. The cold frigid air penetrated through my many protective layers of clothing. Leggings under jeans, sweater upon sweater, gloves under gloves, a singe scarf,  and a pair of obnoxious tweety-bird earmuffs completed my snow gear. Despite all the precautions my lips bled every single time I stepped into a snowfall. My fingers always froze. I always felt the chilly air creeping through to my skin.

With snow days came along the gaurentee that school would be closed. I would rush outside with my two sisters. We would build snowmen, but we were never any good. None of our creations ever resembled an actual snowman. My personal favorite activity was making snow angels. On the other hand my older sister enjoyed sledding down the large hill in our backyard,  sitting atop a trash lid. Times have changed for me, ever so drastically. But to be brought back to that time, just for one moment it makes me reflect. If I once had innocent bliss I can have it again.
I know I’m not the only one whose been touched by this song based on the comments. People seem to enjoy the lyrics picking out “And I held you closer, then anyone could ever get…” with a little heart drawn next to it. I could tell that person was thinking about their love life, probably reminiscing on some great relationship. I think everyone can relate to another lyric that someone else posted  “I’d become what I always hated…”  and he added “man, I’ve been there.” All we can do for ourselves is learn from our mistakes and move on, putting the past behind us. I know we all lead busy lives and it’s easy to overlook small details. If you are reading this, it is my sincere hope that you will listen to this song.

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A Refreshing Voice: Vanessa Brown

Everybody by VV Brown

Not only is she a gorgeous model, but her soulful cheery voice brings a new meaning to the word talent. My science teacher enjoys blasting techno music with strong beats so you can imagine my surprise when I heard “Shark in the Water” playing. I heard a voice similar to artists like Adele and Duffy. My interested was immediately piqued by the deep-intoned vibrancy within her voice. Later that night I went home and searched her music. I expected her to be  an unheard of artist with a one-hit wonder, but I was thankfully mistaken. Among other songs “Everybody” really resonates with me.  It starts off slow with a slight monotone but builds into a catchy and melodic chorus. The lyrics are the best part, simple but true to the heart. I cannot help but smile while this song is playing.

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