Monday, 28 November 2016

Research!

Hi.

I really didn't know what else to call this. But, this is a research assignment I needed to do for English, and I focused on David Bowie (I have been REALLY interested in him since I started listening to his music).
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This piece of writing is going to answer three open questions about David Bowie (or David Robert Jones), answered through some research.

1. To what extent did he influence and revolutionize part of the music in later years?
David's been known from many as the man who changed the image of rock n' roll, and was one of the pioneers of "Glam rock", a music genre combining glitter and makeup with rock n' roll. But, in later years, he wouldn't consider himself as a "rock n' roller", but an "artist".In the mid-1970s, after the Stardust period, he also showed how music couldn't be restricted to one association of people – for example, he was one of the first white male musicians who performed "soul" music, a genre only African-American musicians dominated in previous years.

2. What qualities in his music made D.R.J an inspiration to many?
David's music through the decade made an influence on the world for its melody, its lyrics, and its performance in live concerts. His androgynous image shocked many on a television appearance, which influenced many youths and people to attend his concerts. His changing appearance through the years influenced his music, expanding his range of music and his voice.

3. What legacy did David leave behind?
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David Bowie, 1977

His legacy showed his influence on music during from his career, from the decade of rock, soul, experimental – the 1970s - to the mainstream decade - the 1980s - then the grunge and punk - the 1990s - and then industrial and experimental years in the 2000s. Also, David left his legacy in the music world, as being one of the most influential musical artists in his lifetime, expressing his creativity through different genres of music through the changing decades. David also left some of his legacy in Germany during his Berlin Era (when his albums Low, "Heroes", and Lodger were released), and was recognized by German officials after his passing, as a contribution to bringing down the Berlin Wall in 1989.

Remembering EOTC Week - Monday 23rd November




"Fun? Yes, fun is the main word in today's event."

"Yes, I've been in it for four years, and even though I was in it by accident, I enjoy my group fully. My group is called Tobruk..."

EOTC WEEK 2015

Hi.

It's been a little over a year since Education Outside The Classroom Week 2015 (otherwise known as EOTC Week 2015) occurred, and gosh, it was a good time. After a long hard think during the weekend, I thought I'd make the whole series of posts from EOTC Week (and Athletics Day as a bonus sort of EOTC) into one little page by itself, and you can access them by clicking on the little tab where it says "Education Outside The..." and all the rest of it.

But, in celebration of one of the best weeks ever, I decided to do a little "reveal all" post series related to EOTC Week.

So, yeah, that was just a little heads up.

Oh, by the way, I'm a few days off the actual days but I thought it'd be easier just to do it this week so it would feel like the posts would come on the same weekday it was posted - e.g Monday 23rd November would be posted today.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Moi! - French Poster

Hi, reader.

Welcome, to another post, about me learning French. The year's gone by so quickly, don't you think? And so, to end off the French assignments, the last poster for the EC9 Diploma (a diploma a Year 9 will get if they achieve the right amount of credits), it was going to be about the student. Or in this case, me.

Moi.

I had to gather some french sentences that described myself, including appearance, favourite subject, family, and some other stuff I forgot. I literally did the poster and design in two hours, going into midnight, gathering some information from the vinyl cover of "Modern Love" from David Bowie. You can read the sentences on the poster - I'll just add the translations at the bottom of the poster if you need some understanding.

Keep in mind, my spelling in French isn't the most accurate - I mean, I did do this task past midnight being all tired and groggy. And that applies to the English translation at the bottom - some of the phrases may not be translated accurately.

FRENCH:

ENGLISH:

Thursday 24th November - Part One - Today I Learned...


Sunday, 20 November 2016

ONE YEAR ON...


It has been one year since I edited this specific document...

It was a script for a short film that I had failed to finish.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Announcement Blogpost


If you have read this blog since March last year, you should remember who this is. If you don't remember, look at the hair. If you don't know who this is...

Wait...
-A.B