Tuesday, September 14, 2010

POS: Theme-Genre Brainstorming

Here is where you will participate in our online discussion by posting 3 potential theme-genre concepts and commenting on at least 10 peer theme-genre concepts. This homework assignment will be graded on September 18th. Make sure to direct your comments with names and to sign all of your comments with your first name and last initial. And- no, that is not my head in the picture.

70 comments:

Kady F. said...

-dreams in 20th century music (the one I am going to do,I want to incorporate mostly Disney songs)
-love in broadway
-revenge in rock

Kady F.

22569 said...

Rammstein deep love and passion
Green Day anger
Evanescence sorrow/saddness

Jess said...

KEFOR, it's Jess Milano.
my three choices are,
love and heartbreak in country
life struggles in rap
and love in rock.

Danielle M. said...

1.) Relationships in Rock Music
2.) Struggle in Rap
3.) Love in Country Music

Danielle M.

Danielle M. said...

1.) Death in Rock Music
2.) Life Struggles in Rap
3.) Relationships in Rock

Danielle M.

Danielle M. said...

1.) Death in Rock Music
2.) Struggles in Rap
3.) Relationships in Rock

Audra said...

I was thinking of doing 90s music because that's basically what I grew up listening to, and I love it. I also thought that maybe I would do love/heartbreak or something like that as my theme.
-Audra S.

Steve S said...

Loss and loneliness in blues is basically the one I've decided on, but others I was kicking around were

Topical songwriting in folk music [Folk music centered around very specific topics and events that actually occured]

Surrealism in British Invasion Blues and Rock.

Vickah said...

Strength and Struggle in 20th and 21st century music
Love in Showtunes
Anger in British Punk

-Vicky Miller

Kara said...

Proposed theme/genre:

Literal and metaphoric lyrics in indie rock.

http://musicblogbykara.blogspot.com

alex g said...
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Emily Boockoff said...

1) Love and Heartache of the 21st Century
2) Love in 2010
3) Love in Movies

Emily Boockoff

Natalie said...

-Love/loss in country music
-Having a good time in 90's music
-21st century music about love, loss, and just having a good time (this is the one I really want to do.)


Natalie C.

Alli said...
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alex g said...

1. love and life in modern indie
2. heartbreak in country
3. expression in modern alternative rock

Erin said...

Hey it's Erin. I'm thinking of doing revolution of classic rock, revolution being any kind of rebelling against society.

Ian said...

im not sure exactly what i wanna do, but i wanna do something as broad as possible so that i can do almost any song i want. suggestions.....?

Kendyl C. said...

1. Freedom in 60's and 70's Rock music(The one I'm most likely going to do). 2. Love in Indie Rock. 3. Anti-war in Modern Rock.

Ashlie Sprague said...

-love and heartbreak in 20th century music
-passion in R&B
most likely doing love and heartbreak in 20th century music

Erin said...

Audra, what a fantastic idea, your possibilities are endless. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Alli said...

Natalie!! Hi there. I love your idea and the one you're thinking of going is pretty similar to mine...so awesome(: kbye

Kara said...

Natalie: that last one seems a little broad; maybe narrow it down to one or two of those themes? I mean, you want your blog to have a focus. :- )

Anonymous said...

love and heartbreak in country
local color in country
metaphor in rap

Cait F.

Natalie said...

Alli thats a really good idea! Theres so many songs for those (Spice Girls!!)
Natalie Connors

Kara said...

Alli: I like the "growing up" theme.
Ian: I think you need to narrow it down somewhat; there are ways to do that while keeping your options open.

aliciaroseperry said...

Kefor:
-self expression in rap vs alternative
-Trust gained and lost in love songs
-views on "love" in rap vs alternative

-Alicia Perry

Ian said...

Audra! What a fantastic idea! You stink! <3 <3 <3 =P <3 You work at Staples! <3 But try to think of a more accessible theme so that you can use multiple genres of music! <3 <3 <3

Alli said...

- Love & Loss in 21st century music.
- Good times in 80's mucic
- Love, Loss, and Growing Up in
90's to present music. (This is the one I want to do the most.)

- Alli Bee(:

Ashlie Sprague said...

KADY F.
I really like your idea of dreams through 20th century music. The Disney songs are the best place to find dream themes!

Amanda Ward said...

1) love songs in singer/song writers
2) 20th century folk music
3) relationships in contemporary rock

- Amanda Ward

Natalie said...

Cait F. great idea! Can't wait to see what you come up with! Theres a lot of country music about love/heartbreak.

Amanda Ward said...

Kady F.: I think "love in broadway" would be really interesting and unique!

Ashlie Sprague said...

DANIELLE M.
Struggle in Rap will be a great topic! The only problem you may come across is finding songs that school appropriate.

Kyle O said...

- word play in rap
- modern hip-hop
- anti-war and protest songs of rock

Natalie said...

Kady F. dream in the 20th century is very creative! Love in broadway also is really great! Both ones have a lot of songs to go with it.

Natalie C.

Natalie said...

Kara your idea is really cool and original! Good luck:)

Natalie said...

Danielle M: If you choose love in counrty music you should definitely listen to some Carrie Underwood songs, and of course some Taylor Swift:)

Natalie said...

Alicia: I love your idea of trust lost/gained and i think there a re a lot of country songs to go with that theme.

Natalie said...

Audra: I love your 90's theme idea! Theres so many bands from then to choose from (like the Backstreet Boys!!)

Natalie said...

Vickey: Love in showtunes is really great idea! Can't wait to see what you come up with:)

Natalie said...

Kyle: Your idea is very good just make sure that there is enough songs that are school appropriate for that if you decide to do those themes.

Natalie C.

22569 said...

Kady F. I think disney would be good. I suggest camp rock or pixel perfect songs. Or maybe Jonas Brothers.

Danielle M. You should either do 50 cent or eminem. and for relationships in Rock you should do Green Day.

Jess I suggest Taylor Swift.

Audra Brittney Spears, N'sync, Backstreet Boys, or Beastie Boys.

Emilie Bookoff You should try Kanye West.

Steve S. Moody Blues or Blues Brothers. Or try Peter Paul and Mary.

Erin try Queen or Rolling Stones.

Ian try Andrew Sisters, Beatles, or any band u find on magic 106.7 or white rock 105.

And Kyle O. Try Black Eyed Peas or Daughtry.

best of luck guys!

Emily said...

Kady F,
I really like dreams in 20th century music. Disney music is really fun, and it's a unique idea.

Jess,
I like love and heartbreak in country. Country had some really good songs to analyze. Especially artists like Taylor Swift and Keith Urban.

Danielle M.,
I like Struggles in Rap. Rap has a lot of good lyrics. You'll just have to be careful what songs you pick, since some of them can have a lot of profanity.

Audra,
I love your genre and theme. There are a ton of love and heartbreak 90's songs with Britney Spears and Mariah Carey.

Natalie,
I really like 21st century music about love, loss, and just having a good time. It's very broad so there will be a lot of choices, which is always good.

alex g,
I like expression in modern alternative rock. I love bands like Boys like Girls and Paramore.

Ashlie Sprague,
Love and heartbreak in 20th century music is a good genre and theme. It's really broad so you have many different songs to choose from, and it won't be too difficult to do.

Kyle O,
I really like word play in rap. Rap has so much word play in it, like Eminem songs, and it woul be interesting to anazlyze.

Amanda Ward,
I like relationships in contemporary rock because it's broad, and not just limited to love and heartbreak in relationships. You can do a lot more with it.

aliciaroseperry,
I like views on "love" in rap vs alternative. It's a unique genere since you're comparing two different ones.

Kady F. said...

Jess: life struggles in rap is a unique theme but you will find a lot of good example in rap music!!

Danielle: death in rock music will entail a lot of thought into finding songs, but I definitely think it is worth it

Steve: Topical songwriting in folk music is such a unique idea! it will broaden a lot of people's minds in terms of music

Vicky: the love in showtunes idea made me smile, i love it! it is so creative, but you may run into a lot of cliches

Emily: you will not have any problems finding music that involves love, try finding unique interpretations of it within the lyrics!

Natalie: having a good time in '90s music is very creative, a lot of songs can be taken as that theme!!

Alex: love and life in modern indie is a new combination, I bet you will find a lot of songs that relate to it

Kendyl: freedom in '60s and '70s in rock music will have a lot of controversial lyrics that will be very unique!!

Ashlie: passion in R&B will have a lot of deep music that can be interpreted in many ways, it is definitely a very creative combination!

Alli: love, loss and growing up in '90s to present day music has a very broad topic that you can do so much with, and pick songs that really demonstrate what you are looking for

Amanda: i think all of your ideas are great, especially the one with folk music because i feel as if that genre is often forgotten

Kyle: word play in rap will be scoring very high points on that sheet, definitely a good idea!!

C.J. said...

regret in rock
symbolism in rock
angst in harcore

janelle3 said...

I was thinking of doing songs throughout the 21st century and have love be the theme.

janelle3 said...

I was thinking of doing songs throughout the 21st century and have love be the theme.
-Janelle N.

Mel said...

Hi classmates:)
I'm not really sure what theme to do yet but for my genre I definitely want to do turn of the century. Any ideas on what I should do for a theme? Overcoming diversity maybe... or positivity (positivism?? is that a word?)

Mel said...

Danielle, you should definitely do struggle in rap! You should do an analysis on Not Afraid by Eminem... even though its over played on the radio... i still love it!

Mel said...

Audra, such a good theme! You're gonna have soo many good songs to choose from. You better include some Britney Spears haha

Mel said...

Steve S; even though you said you already decided on loss and loneliness in blues, i think the topical theme is a really cool one too!

Mel said...

Vicky, you should do British Punk because it looks like no one else is doing that and i'd love to have the opportunity to listen to some songs from a new genre

Mel said...

Kady! Do dreams in 20th century music! You better include a Mulan song!! I'm so excited to see your disney blog!! Hope you don't get sued...

Danielle MacDermott said...

Kady F.
I think revenge in rock will be an fun topic to do.

Danielle MacDermott said...

Natalie C,
The 21st century music about love, loss, and just having a good time would be the very interesting. It would give you a lot of different songs to work with.

Danielle MacDermott said...

22569,
I like your 3 ideas but you might want to make sure that you will definately be able to have enough songs since you have such specific topics.

Danielle MacDermott said...

Vicky M.,
I love your idea about strength and struggle in 20th and 21st century music.

Danielle MacDermott said...

Ian,
I think you should pick a time period that way you can get a variety of genres and are not limited.

Danielle MacDermott said...

Steve S.,
I think loss and loneliness in blues is a strong topic.

Danielle MacDermott said...

Kara,
I think your idea would be very interesting to do.

Danielle MacDermott said...

Emily B,
I think love and heartache of the 21st century would give you a lot of song options.

Danielle MacDermott said...

Kendyl,
I love your idea of freedom in 60s and 70s rock music.

Danielle MacDermott said...

Alex G,
I think expression in modern alternative rock would give you plenty to work with.

Audra said...

Kady-
love your broadway idea; it's original and you have tons to work with.
-Audra S.

22569 said...

Danielle, first of all I've got a thing for music. You come up with a theme and... Bam! I'll give you an artist. And second, these are just topics to get you guys started you can always change them if need be.

Alicia, go with Katy Perry or Pussycat Dolls for your second theme. For your first theme however try either Black Eyed Peas or 3OH!3 For your third theme try Lil Wayne or T.I.

Amanda,first theme Demi Lovato. Second theme try The Who or Bad Company. Third theme try Pink or Dave Matthews Band, or maybe Bob Marley.

If you need ideas come and ask me. Or to get some music and listen to it in free time go to www.playlist.com

Vickah said...

Kady, I love the idea of using Disney songs in relation to dreams! That is really cool!

-Vicky Miller

janelle said...

Audra,
I think your 90's idea grea! I love to listen to songs that we grew up with, and I think it's great you are going to do songs from that decade.

Maria said...

Humor in Rock
Egotism in Pop
Revolution in Music of the Past Century

I'm thinking revolution, so I can have analyses of really intense rock music on either side of "Age of Aquarius"

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