D.GLOVE: MY GLASS CEILING

My first run through of D.Glove’s album, My Glass Ceiling definitely captured my attention. But not for the right reasons. This album has a lot of moments that seem like generic reiterations of popular music themes. The issue was lack of lyrical creativity.

In my least favorite chorus, D.Glove repeatedly says, “I just want to go down in history.” Not a bad thing as far as historical impact goes. Even though it is a positive desire his word choice loses creativity points.  Other notables include:

“I’m taking life day-by-day”
“Baby I would never ever go nowhere without you,
“When you’re not around me I always talk about you”
“My sunrise, My sunset, It’s one touch”
“It’s one breath, It’s our life, lets live it together”

This chorus feels slightly more thought out, and I have to give it praise. I would say D.Glove can improve his word choice.

The other major aspect of Hip-hop music, and music in general is the beats/production quality. Overall, D.Glove’s production quality was solidly satisfying. On-track, was number three titled, “Together.” The beat resembles an EDM song you’d hear at a rave. D.Glove combines Hip-hop and EDM by trying rap over the beat. For me, it missed the mark.

I noticed songs 4 and 5 have almost the exact same beat. Once again, I have to dock D.Glove for absence of ingenuity. His beats were all quality, but at times they didn’t mesh with the Rap.  These details didn’t jump out until the third playback, at which point I was hitting skip on almost every track.

D.Glove released his album My Glass Ceiling with the best intentions.  His themes and song concepts are all very positive, but something  miss-fired in the delivery.

It frustrated me to hear D.Glove’s basic and repetitive choruses, knowing he’s better. He gets props for crisp and clean production, but Beat flow and rapping didn’t work. I hear D.Glove’s potential, which is why I look forward to improvement.

Overall I’d give My Glass Ceiling by D.Glove, a stout 4/10

Chronicle On Air w/ Jonny P. and Conversation on Racism

This is a conversation with Elyse Jost, an opinion writer for the Daily Utah Chronicle, and Sydney Duncan, an African American student at the U. Sydney is from Texas. We touch on unique perspectives concerning racism in the South, and in America at-large. The conversation was sparked by Elyse’s article, about the prevalence of racism on Greek Row at schools such as SMU. Very provocative, I hope you all enjoy it!

Generation N.

Today for campus news we cover the Million Student March happening nation wide with commentary for and against it concerning the protest on campus that happened Friday for free tuition and deft forgiveness.

Local news we shared Utah BLM’s master leasing plan dealing with oil fields things that effect the climate.

National food for thought around the news U should know is the refugees coming in to the state from Syria and a raise in concern over terrorist being present in their ranks.

World news we touch on ISIS and how they attacked France and other countries recently, spreading fear, with commentary on how we should respond with more love, even force, and reformation.

“Reciprocity,” Filtering Through the Noise, Part C

Language & Communication (LNCO)Language & Communication (LNCO), lies at the center of the University of Utah campus

Part C

How will connectivity improve thoughtful engagement? What’s the main motivator for social media? Can it improve democratic society?
Texas-born, Avery Holton is a voice for “connectivity” at the U. His award-winning studies recently identified a gap between personal identity and journalistic enterprise. Our conversation picks up at LNCO 2149, where personal identity, relationships, and culture come together around the challenges of social media.

Get that Amazing Idea Out of Your Head

 

Troy D'Ambrosio Executive Director, Lassonde Institute, University of Utah

Troy D’Ambrosio, Executive Director, Lassonde Institute, U of U April 2014

Are you creative, intentional, collaborative? Do you seek outlet for your phenomenal ability and skills before you graduate? 

This conversation is about doing something with your education as you learn. The payoff is all about U.

Innovation is using leftovers to fuel your life with something wildly tasty. Forever. Warming to the topic of innovation culture and “intentional community” at the U, Troy D’Ambrosio lit up like a Christmas tree, as the campus Shuttle squeaked behind us along Ft. Douglas Blvd.

This is the Innovation Ecosystem we live In.
This is Student Innovation in 2015, at the U.

The Geekwave Episode 11: Bethesda and Blizzard be Bitchin’

Chances are, if you’re a gamer, you have precious little time to spare right now from playing Fallout 4. But if you’re the kind of person who can listen to the radio while you play a game, then we think you’re going to enjoy this episode. We talk about Fallout 4, and all of the announcements and hype from Blizzcon (just give me Overwatch already!)

If gaming isn’t your favorite realm of The Geekdom, we also talk about new movies we’re excited for (Finding Dory, Toy Story 4, Star Wars VII, Warcraft). Solar tells us about seeing Chris Hardwick live and stories about The Talking Dead.

Events coming up in the next few weeks include tomorrow’s Cosplay Boot Camp and next Saturday’s Crimson LAN.

We also watch Shia watch Shia for a little bit. Definitely don’t want to miss that.

Equality

Today we went over the police report from campus, the LGTBQ issues on homosexual relationships.

Big stories and food for thought today was on University of Missouri President resigning over racial issues.

People in different cities are protesting the minimum wage to be raised to $15.