Wednesday, September 15, 2010

An Analytical Approach to Justin Bieber's My World 2.0

Recently I have become ill with what some are calling "Bieber Fever". It has plagued me, and in consequence all those around me because of my need to listen to Justin Bieber all day, everyday. On my drive to work today I was feeling especially sick, and therefore started analyzing the masterpiece known as "My World 2.0". This blog will not discuss every song, just the finer pieces.
The album begins with the song "Baby", ft. Ludacris. This song and its accompanying dance are favorites of many. Baby is a strong way to begin an album as it is a hit single, very catchy and relatable. The only negative thing that can be said about this song is that although the music video for Baby is the number one most viewed video on youtube, it has more dislikes than likes.
Justin then transitions into "Somebody to Love". This is his second single from the album, and a strong one at that. Somebody to Love is both catchy and easy to dance to. As the young kids say, it makes one want to 'get down'. Although I enjoy the album version of this song, I prefer the remix with Usher.
"Stuck in the Moment", track three, compares the love Bieber feels for a girl with the love of history's most famous couples. These include Romeo and Juliet, Bonnie and Clyde, Adam and Eve, and my personal favorite, Sonny and Cher. The way he cleverly includes "I got you baby", when referring to Sonny and Cher, is something that will no doubt be remembered for ages. The song initially made zero impression on me as it follows two of the album's stronger pieces, but since then has become a personal favorite.
We will quickly discuss "U Smile", the fourth track. Other than the blatant disregard for proper spelling of the word 'you', U Smile is an enjoyable enough song and is Bieber's next single.
Now it is appropriate to skip down to "Eenie Meenie". This song features Sean Kingston, well known for singing "Beautiful Girls". Kingston begins the song with the lyrics "She's indecisive, she can't decide". I am unsure as to why he didn't continue with the rest of the song in this manner. The next lyric, instead of "She keeps on looking, from left to right", should have been something along the lines of "She keeps on looking, her eyes keep scanning." Some other catchy phrases they could have included in the song are things such as, She is beautiful, she has appealing features; I hugged her, we embraced... things of that nature. Next time Sean and Justin should check in with me before finalizing an album. The duo is strong on this track and it is engaging to the ears. The use of "eenie meenie miney moe" is clever and takes most of us back to our childhood, a period of great joy. This is a very enjoyable song and possibly my favorite on the album.
Well, that is all I have in my analytical approach to Justin Bieber's My World 2.0. I hope this reading experience was pleasureable to you and that you will listen to My World 2.0 to form your own opinions on the album. Next Week Backstreet Boys Millennium will be analyzed. I am anticipating this will be on Rolling Stone Magazine's website, as they will undoubtedly read this article.
Farewell world.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Mitten

Thus far I have been home in the mitten for just over a week. Michigan! Oh, how I rave about you when I am at school and with my friends. Do you disappoint me?

This morning I went for a run. It was only 64 out, so I ran in a long sleeve shirt. Fall. The smell of fall. You can imagine it if you try. Falling leaves, spice donuts, apple cider. These are a few of my favorite things. Fall was the dominant smell on my run. The cider mill less than a mile from my house helped this smell to prevail.

Cider mill, apple orchard, hayride, renaissance festival, cabin up north. Activities that I haven't had in my life for 3 years. Being 2,000 miles away makes it inconvenient to head over to Parmenters or Erwin's Orchards.


Being away from my friends, my family for the past 3 years, that is hard. Their lives continue and my life is kind of on a stand still until November. DQ, home, DQ, home. Repeat. Mission!

I miss school. I honestly never, ever, thought I would say that. Get me in that biochem class! I want to learn from the likes of Steven G. Wood. Football games! I envy all 64,045 patrons of the Washington game. Rah, rah, rah, rah, rah... go cougars! I annoy John when I sing the fight song at work. "No more singing tonight."

Here I sit at the DQ, jamming out to Justin Bieber, not scared of my work security because they need me. I'm a shift leader. My sweatshirt: "Give me all your ice cream and nobody gets hurt!" Story of my life.

I told Mr. Neubert that I was scared of getting sick of Michigan in my two months out here.
"Well, that could happen. Two months is a long time. Do you still have friends out there?"
No, no I don't. My father is my friend and Sam wants to be my friend. I can play with them, and I am satisfied with that.

So, I dedicate this post to the mitten. I dedicate this post to my goal of rereading Harry Potter and Hunger Games before my mission.