Tuesday, February 8, 2011

POS: Theme-Genre Brainstorm

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 assignment will be graded. Make sure to direct your comments with names and to sign all of your comments with your first name and last initial. Try to provide your peers with some direction; suggest names of bands or artists they may want to consider.

14 comments:

Jaron C. said...

I wanted to keep my theme-genre broad because I listen to a lot of types of music. I came up with these three, but I don't really know exactly what I want to do yet:
Conflicts in 21st century music
Storytelling in 21st century music
or Redemption in 21st century music

Jared F. said...

One small idea I have so far is the growing popularity of concept albums in rock and metal sub-genres. I know SEVERAL bands who indulge in this songwriting style/theme.

Jared F. said...

I have one small idea in my head; the growing popularity of concept albums in rock and metal sub-genres. I know SEVERAL bands who indulge in this songwriting style/theme.

Jesse MacLEAN said...

Jesse MacLEAN

I only have two themes: "Dreams", "Pain", and "Nature". "Dreams" so far is my favorite.

Dan Sugar said...

I want to use the three following theme-genres, based on songs by Linkin Park and Eminem:
"Troubled youth" (inspired by "In the End" and others.

"Bullying" (inspired by Eminem/'Lil Wayne's "No Love")

"Identity vs. role confusuion" (inspired by LP's "Somewhere I Belong", and Eminem's "The Way I Am")

Mike W. said...

I've been thinking of doing Major Issues in Rock for my theme/genre. I wanted Politics in Alternative Music at first, but I realized that I would only be able to work with a few bands.

Panos N said...

I am currently undecided about my theme-genre concept. As of right now I am thinking about: 1) World troubles 2) Personal experiences, or 3) Revenge.

Panos N said...

@Jaron C.

I don't know if you listen to hip-hop, but I know Nas is a rapper that often bases his stories around conflicts and he is know for being a "storyteller" in his pieces.

Taylor S. said...

I am undecied about my theme-genre but i wanna do something with pop-cultre and love , story telling in country songs or a mix of the two...

Allie Capprini said...

I'm not exactly sure what i want to do for my theme genre but i want to do something with either itunes top 10 or billboard top 10of right now.

Anonymous said...

I want to do something that most people are not going to choose. I want to do songs that have underlying stories and deeper meaning that I am going to be able to write a lot about. I am looking to do songs that I generally do not listen to but know what they are, maybe. These are my ideas:
-unrequited love in southern blues(rock) music
-love and heartache in country music
-rebellion in 21st century music

Meagan Elliott

Anonymous said...

So far these are the only people who I can comment on:
@Jaron – I really like the idea of redemption because there are plenty of songs that have that in it; an example is Bob Marley because I know he has a song names redemption
@Jared F. - I am not very familiar with the metal and rock bands and music but your idea of growing popularity of concept albums is very original and seems quite interesting and I am interested in seeing what you come up with
@Jesse MacLEAN – Pain is a good concept to choose because it can be such a broad term and there are so many ways to interpret the term; rappers are good artists for pain, like Eminem, if you listen to him
@Dan Sugar – it look to me that you have a lot figured out and all of your topics seem interesting; the identity vs. role confusion seems unique and of course Eminem would work but some other examples could be hurt by johnny cash or butterflies and hurricanes by muse
@Mike W – I know these artists are a little older but they do have some good songs about major issues: Rage Against the Machine and Neil Young.
@Panos – your ideas are good; revenge looks interesting and a band is the Rolling Stones
@ Taylor S. - story telling is a good idea and country music is a good place to find it like Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood

Meagan Elliott

Anonymous said...

I want to do something that most people are not going to choose. I want to do songs that have underlying stories and deeper meaning that I am going to be able to write a lot about. I am looking to do songs that I generally do not listen to but know what they are, maybe. These are my ideas:
-unrequited love in southern blues(rock) music
-love and heartache in country music
-rebellion in 21st century music

Meagan Elliott

Taylor S. said...

I think I am going to do heartbreak in Pop music, because most of the music I listen to includes this theme.