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Hello Everyone!
Welcome to Alternative Talks where good tunes are shared with intriguing insight about the world as we know it...so please with friends,family and pets sit down and head into a space where topics guided by great songs lead conversations about issues that reflect us as a society.
Now, begin!
(Love Big Selecta Sarah)*air horns*
30 Episodes
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Peace Sign

Peace Sign

2020-12-3112:04

Hello Everyone,  This weeks episode we discuss symbols and their meanings (semiotics) plus the constrictive properties of language and its ability to free us. All through the amazing song Peace Sign by Mannywellz featuring Tems.  Thank you all for rocking with me  thus far, HAPPY NEW YEAR and here's to Alternative Talks in 2020. Background song: Spirit by Ose on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9_ZrBW2_X8  Resources:  Music, Analysis, Experience New Perspectives in Musical Semiotics:    Reybrouck, Mark, and Constantino Maeder. Music, Analysis, Experience New Perspectives in Musical Semiotics . Baltimore, Maryland: Project Muse, 2015. Print.
Another Thing

Another Thing

2020-12-0913:57

Hello everyone, This weeks episode we address the deportation of Jamaican immigrants and the UK's history of mistreatment to its Jamaican immigrants.  Next we jump into discussing the language we use to plan our goals through conversational implicature, and the negative connotations it may have. All through the amazing song 'ANOTHER THING' by Kuzich. Enjoy! Background Song: cashmere by Pink on youtube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHBo1m_iKdY&list=PLmM1GzVfft7hwqUX7PGkqwvGsR1vgkr89&index=220) Resources: The Caribbean Immigrants Who Transformed Britain: https://newrepublic.com/article/149293/caribbean-immigrants-transformed-britain-windrush-generation  Sternbergh, Bill., and Sloan R. Weitzel. Setting Your Development Goals Start with Your Values . 1st edition. Greensboro, N.C: Center for Creative Leadership, 2001. Print. Meet the Maker interview with Kuzich: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8UjdlRXRaU&t=35s
Hello Everyone, This weeks episode we discuss reggae's history and influence on the island of Jamaica.  We then look at the subject matter of reggae music, analyze  it in terms of explicit and implicit language and its effectiveness with delivering meaningful messages. Enjoy! Background Song : ABC rocksteady by: Gladstone Anderson, Lynn Taitt & The Jets Resources: Salewicz, Chris., and Adrian. Boot. Reggae Explosion : the Story of Jamaican Music . New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Print. Reggae/Dancehall: Jamaica’s Contemporary Mythology : By Gladstone Taylor  https://www.dancehallmag.com/2020/11/10/features/reggae-dancehall-jamaicas-contemporary-mythology-an-essay.html
Frontal Lobe Muzik

Frontal Lobe Muzik

2020-11-0416:35

Hello!In this episode we discuss the land dispute in Caledonia between the six native nations and housing developers. Then we look at the functions of the frontal lobe and hypothesize how music can promote emotions to be analyzed by regions located...
Hello Everyone!This weeks episode concludes the three part series of "Only in the West" by Yeek. Before we begin we educate ourselves on the tragedies occurring in Nigeria and social media role and influence. Next we dive into the negative connotations...
Hello EveryoneThis part two of the continued series 'Only in the west' by Yeek. This week we discuss the digital agreements of authenticity and essentialization of individuality within social medias algorithms.  We also define what success means and it...
Hello Everyone! This weeks episode we discuss how the creatives journey is perceived by society and experienced by the 'artist'. We relate the process to the  "American Dream"  finding the similarities between moving to LA and starting your social media...
Hello Everyone, This weeks episode we talk about LOVE *sigh* and what means to understand each other. We look at the seven different types of meaning according to Leech and compare its vastness to expanding our perspectives to truly reciprocate love in...
Feelin Ways

Feelin Ways

2020-09-2713:12

Hello Everyone!This weeks episode we discuss self-consciousness; how it effects the body and our ability to follow our passions. We then contrast it with self-awareness and the universal struggle we all face to make that conversion over, all through...
Legendary

Legendary

2020-09-1911:26

Hello Everyone!This weeks episodes we talk about society's legends,what characteristics they exhibited and how we all contain the potential to be legends by recognizing our power! All through the amazing song, 'POWER' by JMSN. I also share my opinion on...
Strawberry Swings

Strawberry Swings

2020-09-1115:15

Hello Everyone!This weeks episode we speak about dream psychology to interpret Frank Ocean's song "Strawberry Swings". We discuss our "mindbrain's" ability shows us hidden aspects of ourselves we can use for introspection, and how to honor the past to...
Hello Everyone!SPOILERS AHEADThis weeks podcast I take you into the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit and discuss how they use sound, music and cinematography to create a visceral experience. We look at different tactics artist use to implement this goal and compare it sequences in the Van Gogh Exhibit.Song: Van Gogh Theme (With Violin) II by: Tatiana Lisovskaya ·
Pothole

Pothole

2020-08-2212:54

Hello Everyone!This weeks episode we discuss what it means to be "stuck" and different situations that can lead to that feeling. Plus we look at being stuck from the perspective of the creative and ways to overcome that can be applied to everyone. All through amazing song POTHOLE by Tyler the Creator ft. Jaden Smith.Enjoy!background song: Pothole (Instrumental) by Tyler the creator ft. Jaden Smith
Klink

Klink

2020-08-1413:46

Hello Everyone!This weeks episode we give a shout to all the black creatives doing the damn thing!We then talk about how "KLINK" and other onomatopoeia's have sound qualities in the name that mimics its real life counterparts. We hypothesize that certain sounds are associated with themes and dive into the historical and cultural importance of jewelry. All through Smino's song KLINK!Enjoy!Background song: Buddy x Smino x Arin Ray type beat “Searchin” by:KATAPULLTInstagram's mentioned (don't forget to comment more!):@badgyalpodcast@jointhediscussion1@flowlikebluerivers@lacollins@2sheenz@curriegoat@chancemutuku@curtia@aichouen.art@lo_bunnies@fathermelanin
Watering The Garden

Watering The Garden

2020-08-0814:36

Hello Everyone!This podcast we analyze Brad Stank's uplifting song WATERING THE GARDEN as a metaphor to understand how we can sow into our aspirations and goals. Plus how can music regulatory properties help with our creativity.Enjoy :)Black Business mentioned: @intervumi@morembubeauty@babygurlessentials@watsonjewelco.@pr_barden@triplegphoto@kadinelindsayartBackground song: CLAIRO X JAKOB OGAWA X GUS DAPPERTON X CUCO "Let Me Sleep" TYPE BEAT by:8ROKEBOY (from youtube)
Shame On Who?

Shame On Who?

2020-07-3015:46

Hello Everyone!This weeks episode we take a deeper look into what shame is and how its influence is unique to each individual. W discuss ways to overcome and learn from it to better our relationships, and help us be accountable for our actions. All through the amazing song SHAME by Childish Major.Enjoy ! Background Song: "ride" | isaiah rashad x curren$y x ygtut type beat by: ae beats (youtube)
Don't Kill The Wave

Don't Kill The Wave

2020-07-2312:13

Hello Everyone! Today's episode we look at the importance of disco within music and activism while analyzing what it means to find your own rhythm and building a sense of community through dance. All through Ric Wilson and Terrace Martin's song "Don't Kill the Wave" . Enjoy !Background song: Mac Miller x Anderson Paak Type Beat - Funk by Pieper Beats
End Of Daze

End Of Daze

2020-07-1414:03

Hello Everyone, This week's episode we unmask and recognize the superficiality of society and working towards addressing racial misconducts at its core. All through the amazing song END OF DAZE by: Spillage Village, EARTHGANG & JID (background song: pineapples" | j. cole x isaiah rashad x outkast type beat |[prod. w / @versus beats ] )
Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

2020-06-0313:03

educate to understand and bring change.links to sign and donatehttps://www.freshdaily.ca/news/2020/06/heres-how-you-can-support-black-lives-matter-movement-canada/https://thekit.ca/life/black-lives-matter-movement/song: Mad (instrumental)by: Solange ft. lil wayne
The Way Things Change

The Way Things Change

2020-04-2412:45

having trouble dealing with change?In this episode we talk about how internal ease of the mind can lead to external change with Yellow Days song, 'The way things change' Enjoy!
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