Friday, February 26, 2016

Damn Daniel!

  If you haven't seen the Damn Daniel videos yet I'm pretty sure you've heard people all over school saying it. Damn Daniel is a video that a kid named Josh one day decided to record his friend on snapchat saying Damn Daniel in a funny way. He posted it on snapchat and received several messages saying it was funny. They decided to continue making Damn Daniel videos on a daily basis with Daniel wearing different outfits. In those several videos Daniel wore his white Vans repeatedly so then Josh decided to add " Damn Daniel back at it again with the white vans. " It became very popular on social media. Daniel would go out to the mall or somewhere and people would actually recognize him and ask him to take pictures with them. There are people putting up white Vans on eBay claiming that they're Daniels white Vans bidding for $400,100.00. He made it very clear on his appearance on The Ellen Show that those are not his shoes. On the show they talked about how it all started and why they continued making the Damn Daniel videos. Ellen then surprised them with special gifts Josh received a surf board thats says " Damn Daniel I was on Ellen " because he enjoys surfing. As for Daniel he received a life time supply of shoes from Vans. They even made a Damn Daniel song to go with it that's only 45 seconds long.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Ed Sheeran ♥

~ I See Fire ~
I am honestly a huge fan of Ed Sheerans music. To me Ed Sheeran is a talented artist all he needs is his voice and his guitar and he can easily make music sound like heaven. I See Fire was a song that instantly caught my ear the first time I heard it. Sheeran received an email from Peter Jackson the producer of The Hobbit : The Desolation of Smaug he was asked to write a new song for the soundtrack of the movie. He has always been a fan of the films and books apparently The Hobbit was the first book that Sheeran ever read as a child. Writing this song was a big deal for him when he was asked to write this song he was told to write a song that takes the audience by the hand and leads them to Middle Earth and back to reality. He said the he wrote the song from the perspective of being a dwarf. Not only was Ed Sheeran able to write a song for the soundtrack of the movie The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug but he also had the chance to produce and play all the instruments in the song besides the cello.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Love Yourz - J. Cole

  I usually wouldn't post two songs back to back from the same artist but this song is special and has a lot of meaning behind it. This song means a lot to J. Cole because he says it symbolizes the message he tried to convey on his album "Happiness" and basically what he has learned though out his career. Being able to buy his mom a house, being famous and having people admiring him for his music he thought was what he wanted. When those things finally came he realized that the happiness wasn't there. J. Cole said that when he was young he thought that success was all he needed. Having success was what was going to bring him happiness. There was such an attempt to achieve those things that you lose sight of the people and the blessings you have around you. In an interview about his song "Love Yourz" he said that When you reach your success that you're so focus on your next step in your career and your next check that you forget the fact that you have these things that seem small but when you look at it you realize that that's the only thing that matters your mother, family, and your love which is what this song is really about. The message I receive from this song is that you can have all the success and money in the world but with out the people you love and the people who truly care and know you all those material things mean nothing.You should appreciate what you have even if it doesn't seem like a lot. "Money doesn't buy happiness."