Welcome to Music Monday!
On Mondays, I will be posting and analyzing songs. I’m not a musical person, so I’ll be sticking mostly to the meaning in the lyrics.
Today’s musical post is the Shinedown song “Unity,” off their 2012 album Amaryllis. Written by Dave Bassett and band members Brent Smith and Eric Bass, the song is exactly what you would imagine: a call for unity. It starts slow, and almost kind of comforting, before speeding up and turning into a rock ballad. Continue reading
Saturday! What a week. This is the last day on the cycle, so I’ll be back Monday with another musical post.
On Saturdays, I’ll be sharing short stories and poetry I wrote, keeping with the alternating prose/poetry schedule. So here is a flash fiction I wrote called “Listen.”
(You may notice this is the song from my Music Monday post! I really love this song.)
On this day, I will review movies and TV shows, without sticking to the strict alternating schedule that I do with fiction/poetry posts. Sometimes it’ll be several shows in a row, sometimes films.
I can’t go to the movie theater every week (or keep up with TV!), so many of these will be new material off Amazon video or Netflix. With that said, let’s talk about that Sherlock finale…
I used to love BBC’s Sherlock. I was one of those “superwholock” people on Tumblr, referring to the unholy trinity of Supernatural, Doctor Who, and, obviously, Sherlock. That’s why I find myself disappointed in the recent Season 4 finale, “The Final Problem,” which aired January 15 on PBS (for us Americans).
Now, this is somewhat late, but…the blog wasn’t set to launch til this week.
*all the spoilers below*
On Wednesday, I’ll alternate sharing poems and short stories. I’m not planning on much in-depth analysis like I do in the music posts, but if it’s a difficult piece or one that I enjoy picking apart, I will analyze.
This first post is fairly straightforward, so relax, forget your English teacher, and enjoy one of my favorite poems by Emily Dickinson: Continue reading
Welcome to Music Monday!
On Mondays, I will be posting and analyzing songs. I’m not a musical person, so I’ll be sticking mostly to the meaning in the lyrics—but if it’s obvious how the music affects the lyrics, like today, I might catch on!
I’m a rock gal, so you can expect mostly rock/metal here, but you are welcome to give me song suggestions of any genre in the comments! Now, without further ado…
The first song—and the first post—of this blog is “God Went North” by Nothing More: Continue reading
Welcome to the Hodgepodge!
This blog is a Capstone Project for my senior year of college. It’s like a senior project; it’s everything I’ve learned over the past few years about being an English major. I’ll get to present it in a few months with all my research and findings.
I’ll tackle: music, poetry, fiction, film, and television. There are reviews, analyses, and original work. It’s a diverse blog, which is why I decided to call it Hodgepodge! I’m looking forward to trying this out and seeing where it goes.