How do these charismatic, elegant, fabulous, and fine gentlemen fare, in the form of basso cantante, Ildar Abdrazakov, and full lyric tenor, Rolando Villazon, in their duets and solo arias? Find out in this review and have a most prosperous Thanksgiving.
Songs like these are a major factor as to why I don’t like country music. I get that the genre is for straight, white conservative Christian men, but that still isn’t an excuse to make a song that sounds like something Tomi Lahren thinks every time she speaks of NFL players protesting America’s institutionalized racism. I haven’t heard a country song this offensive since “Have You Forgotten?” back in 2003. They probably exist, but I never came across them. The atrocity in question for anyone who is curious: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPNnsi2dJIQ
I heard the news of Signore Dmitri Hvorostovsky’s passing after a long battle with brain cancer and I want to dedicate this now ancient review to his memory. I know that I also stated at the end of this video that it was also dedicated to Justin “JewWario” Carmical, Gerd Albrecht, and Shirley Temple, but given the recent news of Hvorostovsky’s transcendence of the flesh, I thought this would suffice. So, Signore Hvorostovsky, may you rest in peace, may your legacy live on through all generations, and may the Lord welcome you to His Kingdom.
In a few hours, I’ll be leaving to visit family for Thanksgiving. They live on a farm with no internet, so I’ll be taking a break from all things online. My next video review is going to be of the Steven Universe episode “Gem Harvest”. I was going to make this review for Thanksgiving, but then a bunch of school stuff came up so I’ll have to delay it. Hopefully, it should be ready in time for Christmas, since the message of the episode is equally appropriate for both holidays. After that, I have a list of eavy-themed episodes that I want to cover: Gargoyles – Deadly Force Static Shock – Jimmy Teen Titans – Spellbound Wander Over Yonder – The Time Bomb Powerpuff Girls – Equal Fights DuckTales – Once Upon a Dime Bobby’s World – The Music I also plan on loking at some literature-based animation shows us well: Red Planet Jumanji Conan the Barbarian The Adventures of Mark Twain. Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Guess what arrived in the mail? That’s right. A new Blue Yeti microphone and a pop filter. I want to thank my really good friend, Abel, for this awesome gift and for understanding how much I needed this because I haven’t done voiceovers for a long time and I really want to do a lot more not only after school or the fact that I want to do more professional voice acting no matter what company or project but for my personal pride and joy as I wanted to be a voice actor ever since I was in my early teens. However knowing how tough the industry truly is, it might as well be a hobby. My time with voice acting could last, it could not last, it totally depends. On top of that, when listening to some of my older voiceover recordings, the sound was really crappy, so I had to start from scratch and I got myself back in Behind the Voice Actors to audition for more original works, especially cartoons and audio books. So far, I am really happy with the results.
Monsters beyond human comprehension. Secrets that drive men mad. Realization that human existence is ultimately pointless. What great subjects for a kids’ movie!
Have you ever wondered what it was like serving the military as an African-American in WW2? Have you wondered what black veterans might have to say about current social justice movements like BlackLivesMatter and Antifa? I answer that in my very first review, an in-depth analysis of one of the best episodes of one of my favorite shows.
Thomas Adés’s The Exterminating Angel, which was based on Luis Buñuel’s surrealist film of the same name, takes on the United States of America through New York’s Metropolitan Opera House, after its debut performances in Salzburg and London, headed by a cavalcade of veritable vocal superstars! Enjoy the review and let me know your opinions as well.
And now for your viewing here’s a one-minute film I made that was meant for the Linguland contest, A Posh Goth Moment starring me as The Posh Goth. As you can tell, I put in a lot of dedication, passion, and love to this project, as I knew this was going to be something really fun, especially doing my own goth make-up, which I love to do. Even if I do not win this contest hosted by Linguland for the sake of my English major course, I will admit one thing. I had fun, I totally got into it, and it was an overall great experience.
When I look back at the rant I wrote about my former high school bully, who in my fury gave her the nickname Crapsack after I blocked her, I felt a couple of things. On one hand, it was cathartic because I never got an apology from her for everything she did and said to me like calling me a fail at life and just being condescending, cruel, and rude. On the other hand, it did feel rather harsh of me, but you know how it is, what goes around comes around and an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. That rant apparently caught the attention of her older sister, who proceeded to say that my bully never did anything wrong to me and just called me a petty kid. It sort of made me realize that my former high school bully does get away with a lot of things because she thought she was smart and all that and she and her older sister are so accustomed to being rude and condescending towards each other as their form of sisterly love. The other part of me was hurting because we were batchmates, I wanted to see the best in her, I tried to treat her like a good friend, and she still had every right to emotionally harass me even after the retreat and Dux Lucis. Going back to her older sister, it made acknowledge how much of an ignorant, stupid, rude, and obnoxious person she is and on top of that, she was a crummy role model to her younger sister. Sure they may have jobs, but does that entitle especially my former bully to think what she did and said to me was okay? No. Did her older sister think that I would easily forget about it even if it were after so many years without even getting an apology from her? No. On top of that, through a really good friend of mine, I kind of realized that my former high school bully was not just mean and unemphatic to me but to a lot of other people when she was a lot younger and even had a rather toxic relationship with her older sister to the point where they are so rude to each other and from what I can interpret, it’s like their parents do not even have a clue on how to discipline them and be great role models. And comparing her to the other former bullies I had, she really gets the short end of the stick when it comes to truly growing up, whereas some of the other ones have actually turned out for the better and saw the crap they did and made their own lives greatly. Just by realizing what my former high school bully was through her older sister and to an extent her family made me realize how grateful I should be to have had parents who ensured that we, my younger brother, my younger sister, and I, stayed kind, patient, polite, and with good decorum. If I were to be a teacher, then this is something that I have to acknowledge. It’s so easy for kids and teenagers to bully, harass, and put certain people down and think they can get away with it, which is why I am not a fan of bullies, nor anyone who puts on a thinly-veiled mask after hurting certain people. Sometimes the words one says to a person can last for a long time and usually the one afflicted will end up coming back with something even more painful. All in all, I am very happy I got myself away from her and her older sister, because like I said, I never want to be as fake and nasty as those two. I don’t need them to be in my life anymore as they belong in the distant past. I have a lot of other people in my life I need and want to connect with given my YouTube and performing arts careers and especially my future career of being an English teacher. There are so many things I need to do with my life and more than anything, I always have to love and respect myself, if I want to live a life full of good contacts, meaningful relationships, and an overall fruitfulness to ensure things go spectacularly.