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Tag: Music

Hold My Liquor

I’m hangin’ on a hangover;

Five years we been over.

Ask me why I came over,

One more hit and I can own ya.

Jerry Saltz on Kanye West’s “Bound 2”

Apparently I live under a rock, because I only recently discovered genius art critic Jerry Saltz. In this article, Saltz looks at Kanye West’s music video for “Bound 2”, a video which features West’s girlfriend, Kim Kardashian. This article takes an approach that no one has yet. He actually likes it.

I was unfortunately one of these quick-to-judge haters of the video, regardless of the fact that I am probably Kanye’s biggest fan. I was disappointed in its ‘lack’ of whatever I thought was missing. After reading this article, I realized Saltz is right. He discovers why people seem so uncomfortable with the video, and all of the ‘new’ uncanny aspects of West’s work.

As a Kanye West fan, I can’t believe I let myself forget that he does not do something artistic in any sense if it isn’t what he views as perfection. Saltz proves this by discussing the aspects that require a certain type of critical thinker to understand. The internet doesn’t understand because, really, Kanye West is an artistic genius and we are all witnesses.

Watch the music video and click on the link attached to the title to read Saltz’s article above and give me your input!

Jerry Saltz on Kanye West’s “Bound 2”

Newmarket Jazz+ Festival

 

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I have the pleasure to be helping out with the Newmarket Jazz+ Festival in Newmarket, Ontario at Riverwalk Commons (beside Ferry Lake and behind Main St.) on August 2, 3, and 4th. This wonderful festival celebrates the arts as a whole, ranging from musical talents to visual art and beyond. Justin Hines will be headlining the wonderful event with many, many more talented artists such as George St Kitts. The festival will include: Musical Entertainment, Art Show & Plein Air, Fabulous Food, Kids Art/Activities, Free Workshops, and a Beer & Wine Garden! 

 

It would be greatly appreciated if you could stop by! To start, you could simply like and follow the festivals Facebook and Twitter pages (links below). All the support that this festival can get will be simply amazing. If you have any questions or comments regarding the festival feel free to ask! 

WEBSITE: http://www.artsmusicfestivals.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/AMFestivalsYorkRegion

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/AMFestivalsYR