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Oh My Lord Jesus, There’s A Meme Post.

24f Memes in general are beneficial to my blog as a whole. I have been incorporating memes in my posts since the creation of Vagabond Czar and it’s partly due to the daily incorporation in my life. I would have very much liked to use a sloth meme, but Know Your Meme only seems to like extremely inappropriate sloth memes. So I’ve settled for the “Sweet Brown” meme. I know it’s a little outdated but it seems like a classic to me. This meme stemmed from Sweet Brown (Kimberly Wilkins) news interview on a local station after her apartment complex was evacuated for a fire. In the interview, she quoted, “Oh my lord Jesus, there’s a fiarr,” and then goes on to say how she thought the fire was actually someone ‘barbecuing.’ When she realized it was a ‘fiar,’ she didn’t ‘grab her shoes of nothin’! Apparently, she could have caught Bronchitis and “AIN’T NOBODY GAT TIME FO THAT!” Her memorable lines and face have now become the basis of many memes! Similar to Sweet Brown, I ain’t gat time for a lot. Literally. With 18 credits, 15 of which have a HUGE workload, nearly 30 hours a week of internships and work, searching for a place to live after graduation, as well as planning and preparing to leave the Western Hemisphere in less than week, I simply don’t have time.  I wish I could have a cold pop like Ms. Brown, instead of slowly dying from school.

 Graduation is coming up. I gat a little time fo that.

SideNote: Speaking of copyright laws, Sweet Brown filed lawsuits against varies entities such as Apple and radio stations for using her in commercial products. Apparently, a remix of the interview was for sale on ITunes at some point.

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Creative Commons: Breezeblocks Remix

To start, Jamendo (creative common’s search engine) SUCKS. Everytime I would search a song, it would flash the results then quickly take me back to search page. I don’t know if this was a malfunction caused by my web browser or the actual site. So, I left Jamendo and took my search to Youtube.

The Juicy Stuff

I originally wanted to share the song, “Taro” by Alt-J, but I couldn’t seem to find it using the Creative Commons Search so I figure it’s probably doesn’t have a creative commons license. While conducting my search, I came across this cool remix of “Breezeblocks.”  I posted the original song a little while ago, click here  to listen.

http://youtu.be/yEYYwxj36A0 – The (remix) of Breezeblocks – Martijn Reening

The song relates to my blog simply because my blog is about me and it relates to me. Although this assignments requires an explanation of why it is OK for me to be using this media on my blog, it doesn’t meat the Fair Use Checklist. Being the deviant that I am, I am still including this in my blog because it has a creative commons license, and my reason for sharing this song does not violate the Fair Use checklist. The remix does in fact feature major parts of the original song but still shows original contents with the new electronic beats added by Martijn Reening. I am sharing this video purely for educational purposes so I believe I can’t be arrested for this. 🙂

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May 9, 2013 · 5:33 pm

Not dramatic or traumatizing at all…..

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As individual who’s in love with music, I found this assignment to be quite enjoyable. Well at first….Prior to the start of this assignment, GarageBand was just another useless app on my MacBook, wasting space on my hard drive. I assumed only people who are into producing music or bands actually utilized the software. I also conclude (without much thought or evidence) that it was a complicated software, probably something like photoshop, but for music. So I buried it the deep dark corners of my Mac until this wretched day came.

Ok. Maybe I’m being a LITTLE dramatic.

My first reaction, when I opened up the application was

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Then I saw my music from my itunes on the side and thought to my self, “there’s hope.” I spent 3 hours of playing songs on my iTunes trying to figure out which would be the chosen ones. NBD.

First off, selecting only TWO songs was extremely difficult. I like them all a lot! I finally settled with  “Bad Woman” by Arctic Monkeys as my intro (because I consider myself a bad ass 🙂 and it’s a super awesome song. Muse’s “Bliss,” was used as my outro because I loveeee that song.

After I got over the HARDEST part of the assignment… selecting the songs, I had to go through the next difficult task of figure out which part of the songs I wanted to feature in my podcast. After that, struggling with volume, fades, splits, and dying numerous times, I successfully completed my first garageband podcast. It took me much longer than I would have liked and I had to record myself numerous times because I wasn’t happy with the fact that I sounded like a man. My recorded voice is not sexy at all, so let’s just say that’s not my normal voice.

Uploading this assignment was a nightmare! I had to deal with copyright issues with sound cloud and I uploaded it several times and my voice over didn’t play. It was just a hot mess. But finally here

It was painful…ly fun. HA.

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