Tuesday Tunes: “Pop Around the Clock”

No, I’m not doing an advertisement or sponsorship thing for Tide. However, I think this is an interesting cover/re-interpretation of the original, Billy Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock.”

The original was released in a 1950s and, in contrast, the commercial song in 2015. While the lyrics are similar (compare by looking at the two different sections below), there are differences in order to sell the product—repeatedly using the word pop instead of rock. Additionally, the 2015 version is less rock’n’roll and more modern pop (no pun intended). For me, the 1950s version feels more authentic or traditional and the 2015 version seems more upbeat and modern, but I wouldn’t say that one is better than the other; they’re just different. Finally, the 1950s version is an original recording, so the film is black and white, but the 2015 commercial is in full bright (dare I say technicolor?) colors.

Enjoy listening to both songs! Notice any other differences? Feel free to comment bellow!

xoxo,

the bbb blogger


Tide LYRICS:

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock, pop
Five, six, seven o’clock, eight o’clock, pop
Nine, ten, eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock, pop
We’re gonna pop around the clock tonight
Put your glad rags on and join me, hon’
We’ll have some fun when the clock strikes one
We’re gonna pop around the clock tonight
We’re gonna pop, pop, pop till the broad daylight
We’re gonna pop around the clock tonight

Billy Haley’s “Rock Around the Clock” LYRICS:

One, two, three o’clock, four o’clock rock
Five, six, seven o’clock, eight o’clock rock
Nine, ten, eleven o’clock, twelve o’clock rock
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight

Put your glad rags on and join me hon’
We’ll have some fun when the clock strikes one
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

When the clock strikes two, three and four
If the band slows down we’ll yell for more
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

When the chimes ring five, six, and seven
We’ll be right in seventh heaven
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

When it’s eight, nine, ten, eleven too
I’ll be goin’ strong and so will you
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

When the clock strikes twelve we’ll cool off then
Start rockin’ ’round the clock again
We’re gonna rock around the clock tonight
We’re gonna rock, rock, rock, ’till broad daylight
We’re gonna rock, gonna rock around the clock tonight

11 Lessons Learned from Parks & Rec

Although Parks and Recreation has been around since 2009 (which sounds like ages ago), I’m finally getting around to watching this show in August 2015. Better late than never? Definitely for this one! Still on season 3 but here are 11 lessons learned from Parks and Recreation.

11. Remember history—even the bad parts.
Pawnee citizens have lots of issues, in the past (and sometimes the present), such as mistreating Indians and being intolerant. But it’s still important to recognize and remember local and personal history in order to grow and learn from it. I love how Knope knows her history so well!

10. Feminism! Recognize awesome women (from the past as well as the present women in your life).
Let’s celebrate Gallentine’s Day!

9. Sometimes you have to say no. And that’s okay.
Sometimes you have to fight for what you believe is right.
Also, I wish this GIF had the angry hand slam on the counter accompanying that adorably fierce face.

8. Do what you love.
Figure out what you are passionate about, and do it! Work doesn’t have to be miserable. For Leslie Knope, her work involves helping parks and people.

7. Sleep is important.
It’s amazing what ideas will come to you after a good night’s rest.

6. Love what you love.
Embrace the fact that breakfast food is the best food. Or whatever floats your boat.

5. Relationships can be surprising.
Opposites attract?
Ron & April.
April & Andy.
Ron & Andy.
April & anybody.
Or Ron & anybody.

4. We all make mistakes. Sometimes the same ones more than once.
Just look at Ron and Tammy.

3. Friendship, in and outside the workplace, can be a wonderful thing.
We all need support. This is one of my favorite things about the show—seeing healthy, positive friendships.

2. The power of being positive is . . . powerful.
Basically, Chris. On a side note, sad Chris is just so . . . sad.

1. Feelings are okay.
It’s okay to have feelings. It’s okay to be excited about things. It’s okay to be passionate. It’s okay to be sad. It’s okay to be upset. Knope shows a wide range of emotions, and that’s normal.

Androgyna, or The Fool (a play)

Dear reader,

I wrote this play for one of my classes last semester. It’s an interpretation of Ben Jonson’s Volpone from a different point of view of one of the characters.

Here Androgyno becomes Androgyna because this character identifies as female. It is important to understand intersex people and their rights.. This play is an attempt to enable minority characters and reveal the voices that sometimes go unheard but that deserve to be listened to.

Please provide feedback + ideas in the comments below.

xoxo,

the bbb blogger

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social media—here we go

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Social media—hate it or love it?

There are things that are really great about it. And weird things, too. But it’s good to spread wings, try new things. So here’s some news—the bbb blog is out there in the internet-social-web-spreading-media zone. This is totally an experiment. So we’ll se how it goes?

Social media—here we go.

Feel free to like/share.

Tuesday Tunes: Amanda Palmer’s cover of Radiohead’s “Creep”

Singer: Amanda Palmer

Song: “Creep”

So, yes, she is sitting in her underwear. And, yes, there is language. Come to terms with who she is, and, seriously, listen to that voice.

It is absolutely powerful. And the feels of the song seem different when a woman sings rather than a man.

Something special happens here. The interaction between Neil and Amanda is so sweet; it almost feels like the viewer is invading on an intimate moment. Such a fascinating, incredibly creative couple. I love how she sings, “I’m a creep. You’re a weirdo. But I don’t really care.” This is different from the original lyrics. It makes this interaction between viewer and listener, future couple and then husband and wife, more unique, don’t you think?

(Side note: the two married in 2011 and are expecting a baby in September!)

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This is a cover, originally done by the band Radiohead. The video is from all the way back in 2008. And 4 in the morning, apparently. Dang, wish I sounded this good that early. Read below (description from Youtube):

Uploaded on Aug 18, 2008
8 08, Its 4 :am at the Cloud Club, we caught end of Amanda singing the Radiohead song “Creep” for Neil between takes of the WKAP video series, then Neil shows Amanda a YouTub piece on his laptop

Enjoy, listeners and readers alike.

xoxo,

the bbb blogger



lyrics:

When you were here before,
I couldn’t look you in the eye.
You’re just like an angel,
your skin makes me cry.
You float like a feather
in a beautiful world,
you’re so very special…
I wish I was special.

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo.
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here.

I don’t care if it hurts
I want to have control.
I want a perfect body,
I want a perfect soul.
I want you to notice
when I’m not around.
You’re so f* special
I wish I was special.

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo.
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here.

She’s running out the door.
She’s running!
She run, run, run, run, run.

Whatever makes you happy,
whatever you want.
You’re so f* special
I wish I was special.

But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo.
What the hell am I doing here?
I don’t belong here.
I don’t belong here!

Support “everyword” Today

My friends, Sarah and Josh Sabey, are working on an exciting project. It’s called “everyword.” They’re such a fun couple and have some really great insights and ideas. Sarah and Josh are an LDS couple to create the first crowdsourced interfaith study of the Bible.

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“Sarah & Josh Sabey holding an original Tyndale Bible—courtesy of Reid Moon”

Here’s a video they’ve made:

The tagline of the project is “Nothing breaks down barriers, fills in trenches, or curbs animosity so well as working side by side towards a common goal.” I believe that 100%. This project will help to bring new perspectives and create greater unity among those who believe in a higher power.

Here’s a description of the project from their website:

This project attempts to increase interfaith interaction and cohesion by creating a crowdsourced study Bible. The website works like this: users are able to annotate the scriptures with their own insights, interpretations, as well as videos, music, books, or other relevant resources. These annotations will be publicly visible, and any registered member may then use them to enhance their own study. Results may be filtered by religion, author, medium, and so on.

By crowdsourcing Biblical commentary, everyword seeks to bring people of diverse faiths and perspective together in a common goal and allow them to support one another in the most basic of Christian habits—scripture study. The power of the project, we believe, is just this: Nothing breaks down barriers, fills in trenches, or curbs animosity so well as working side by side towards a common goal.

Sarah and Josh have been featured in several articles already. On ldsmisisonaries.com, it says, “Users may post their own interpretations, as well as videos, music, books, or other resources relevant to a particular passage of scripture.”

Today is a big day. Whatever amount of money they are able to raise will be matched by sponsors. So head on over to their website and support them today! Also, if you are interested in contributing your ideas to the project, head on over to their Facebook page.

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Tuesday Tunes: AJR’s “I’m Ready”

Band: AJR

Song: “I’m Ready”

The song behind Amy Schumer‘s Trainwreck (enters around 1.49). Nope, I haven’t seen the movie. But. This. Song. So I don’t really care about the lyrics. But when “oh-weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee” starts up, who wouldn’t want to bust a move?

xoxo,

the bbb blogger



lyrics:

I’m ready

You’re feeling good, you’re feeling right
Across the floor, and I’m already losing my mind
Baby girl, looking fine
Watch you playing and playing and playing these guys
Catch my stare, little smile
Tell me that you’re ready and you’re feeling the vibe
Someday I’ll be so damn sublime,
We’ll arrive behind a hash-tag sign

I won’t forget you, but I may…
Forget your name

My lady
I know what you’re thinking
When the bass starts ringing
Can you tell me when you’re stoked to start?
Are you ready for tonight,
Setting it on fire
And we’ll dance until we’re dumb in the dark

My lady
I know what you’re thinking
When the bass starts ringing
Can you tell me when you’re stoked to start?
Are you ready for tonight,
Setting it on fire
And we’ll dance until we’re dumb in the dark
Are you ready?
I’m ready

Break me down, dirty jokes
Watch me dear, and say what you wanna know
Beauty lies,within the eyes
Of the beholder, I’ll be holding you close all night

I won’t forget you, but I may…
Forget your name

My lady
I know what you’re thinking
When the bass starts ringing
Can you tell me when you’re stoked to start?
Are you ready for tonight,
Setting it on fire
And we’ll dance until we’re dumb in the dark

My lady
I know what you’re thinking
When the bass starts ringing
Can you tell me when you’re stoked to start?
Are you ready for tonight,
Setting it on fire
And we’ll dance until we’re dumb in the dark
Are you ready?
I’m ready

Break me down, I’m ready, break me down
Break me down, I’m ready, break me down
Break me down, I’m ready, break me down
Break me down, I’m ready, break me down
I won’t forget you, but I may…
Forget your name

I’m ready

Break me down, I’m ready, break me down
Break me down, I’m ready, break me down

Are you ready?