By: Brooks Bass We all have those songs that we love. The songs that make you feel like you’re on cloud nine. These songs take you back to some of your favorite memories, or there is just something about the chorus that hooks you. But why do these songs make us so happy? One word: […]
By: Lourdes Hernandez There are countless studies done on the effect music has on the brain. One study conducted by researchers at McGill University found that listening to music does, in fact, cause our brains to release dopamine, generally known as the “feel-good” neurotransmitter! Valerie Salimpoor is a neuroscientist who has studied the effects that […]
Queen’s “Life is Real” is a glimpse into the grief songwriter and Queen lead vocalist Freddie Mercury feels after death of former Beatles member John Lennon. Even more so, it is a love song for reliefs he finds from reality.
By Natalie Rao The sheer power behind music is incomparable to anything else. A good song can impact our mood in both drastically positive and negative ways – a rumbling beat gets us pumped up to work out, an in-your-face guitar solo gives us chills, poetic lyrics hit us right in the chest… the list […]
By Mike Llerena Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones are making an album together. A country duets album. Yes, you heard right. The pop-punk legend and an acclaimed jazz songstress have teamed up on an album that pays tribute to The Everly Brothers’ 1958 album Songs Our Daddy Taught Us. The duo’s ode to […]
By Sarah Loftus Sometimes, I hate love. There I said it. I know it’s bad, but on occasion, I really do hate it. Actually, since I’m being honest, sometimes, I despise love. It makes me and others I know do stupid things. It angers me. Love is illogical 99 percent of the time. (And illogical […]
By Chelsea Perry If you’re reading this blog, chances are you’re a product of the ’90s. And let’s be honest, I may be a little biased here, but the ’90s were just the greatest. Who can forget about about the brilliant ’90s toys (ahem, Furby or Tamagotchi, anyone?) or flawless ’90s television (“All That” [RIP […]
By Mallory Schindler Some of the best films are recreations of classics. And the idea to sample, steal or reinvent hasn’t just been used by movie makers- artists and musicians are also bumming off the old to create the new. So today, we honor MASHUPS. 1. Little Wrecking Ball Impressive, right? The notes don’t match […]