Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Beetles m8

In class yesterday as we were discussing art (more specifically cubist art I believe), somebody said that a horse is a horse. Whether it is represented by geometric forms, photorealistic tendencies, or an impressionist style, a horse is a horse. Cubists simply wanted to paint what they wanted sometimes, but from a new perspective. In an interview of The Beetles, they were posed a question about what the deeper meaning of their songs were. At this point they simply responded, "we wanted to write a song about drugs and prostitutes." This art style of simply seeing things from a new perspective reminded me of this quote a lot.

1 comment:

Sri Korrapati said...

I love how the Beetles are considered possibly the greatest musical artists of all time while Nicki Minaj isn't even considered music. Literally, the beetles sang about drugs and prositutes. Nicki Minaj sometimes sings about sex and money. What's the big difference? While The Beetles probably have there meaningful songs, people ignore their prostitue-drug topics. The opposite is true for Nicki Minaj. I bet 99% of the people in the world don't realize what the character Roman Zolanski really means. Nicki Minaj uses the character Roman Zolanski to fight the oppression of traditional values in American society that lead to inequality. The song "Roman Holiday" fights the idea of what a man should be by having an exorcism preformed on Roman but having it end up being that he's still the same flamboyantly gay man he always was. I could go on and on about each song and character that Nicki uses but you get the point.