Hello Everyone!Welcome to Alternative Talks where good tunes are shared with intriguing insight about the world as we know it...so please with friends,family and pets sit down and head into a space where topics guided by great songs to lead a conversation about issues that reflect us as a society. Now, begin!(Love Big Selecta Sarah)*air horns*
Reggae Music: History & Influence
This weeks episode we discuss reggae's history and influence on the island of Jamaica. We then look at the subject matter of reggae music, analyze it in terms of explicit and implicit language and its effectiveness with delivering meaningful messages.
Background Song : ABC rocksteady by: Gladstone Anderson, Lynn Taitt & The Jets
Salewicz, Chris., and Adrian. Boot. Reggae Explosion : the Story of Jamaican Music . New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Print.
Reggae/Dancehall: Jamaica’s Contemporary Mythology : By Gladstone Taylor
Frontal Lobe Muzik
Hello!In this episode we discuss the land dispute in Caledonia between the six native nations and housing developers. Then we look at the functions of the frontal lobe and hypothesize how music can promote emotions to be analyzed by regions located...
Only in the West (Part Three)
Hello Everyone!This weeks episode concludes the three part series of "Only in the West" by Yeek. Before we begin we educate ourselves on the tragedies occurring in Nigeria and social media role and influence. Next we dive into the negative connotations...
Only in the West (Part two)
Hello EveryoneThis part two of the continued series 'Only in the west' by Yeek. This week we discuss the digital agreements of authenticity and essentialization of individuality within social medias algorithms. We also define what success means and it...
Only in the West (Intro to Series)
Hello Everyone! This weeks episode we discuss how the creatives journey is perceived by society and experienced by the 'artist'. We relate the process to the "American Dream" finding the similarities between moving to LA and starting your social media...
Key to Love is Understanding
Hello Everyone, This weeks episode we talk about LOVE *sigh* and what means to understand each other. We look at the seven different types of meaning according to Leech and compare its vastness to expanding our perspectives to truly reciprocate love in...