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Category Proposal Spring 2021

I would like you to think about this proposal in terms of several things.

First, consider two possible songs you would like to investigate. After I read your proposal I will make suggestions on which of the two would be best for the project.

Consider what it is about that songs that intrigue you, that you are curious about, that makes you want to learn more about them. (Don’t just write that you have always loved the song—really engage it critically.) Are the songs too obvious or will they be challenging (challenging is good)? Discuss what make them protest songs and what they are protesting against, and/or the social justice issue being raised. As stated above, the songs must have been released during your lifetime, either as an original recording or a re-interpretation of an older song.

Second, where do you think the songs will lead you, in terms of research and other music? How do the songs exhibit the characteristics of their genre? How do they connect to a particular moment in history?

Third, I would like you to consider what the songs mean to you, personally. Why do you think they are important? Are you willing to dedicate 10 weeks to studying one or the other, which will mean listening to it over and over and over again?

Fourth, I would like you discuss what concerns you have about completing the project.

Embed and/or link to all media referenced, including a version of the song itself (assume that Bill might not know the song and will need to listen to it).

You don’t need to address the items in the order listed above, and your proposal shouldn’t read like a bulleted list. Rather, the ideas and topics should appear seamlessly in your discussion. The goal is to showcase why you want to this, what you will do, where it might appear, and why it is important.

Please post your proposal to the Protest Anthems Podcast web site by Saturday, 2/20 at noon.

When posting, be sure to click the “Proposal Spring 2021” category and add appropriate tags.

The proposal can be as long you think it should be for an upper level Communication Studies course.

What About Us/Dear Mr. President

The song I would like to investigate for this assignment is “What About Us?” by PINK which was released in 2017. My second option is “Dear Mr. President” by Indigo Girls and PINK which was released in 2006. Both songs… Continue Reading →

Praying/Follow Your Arrow

  The first song that I am choosing for my project proposal is “Follow Your Arrow” by Kacey Musgraves. I chose this song because I want to find a social justice song that was not found in the genre of… Continue Reading →

“Trouble in Town” by Coldplay & “Cough Syrup” by Darren Chris

The 2 songs I have picked for the proposal are “Trouble in Town” by Coldplay and “Cough Syrup” by Darren Chris. Each song is a different theme: police brutality and mental health. I chose these 2 songs because they both… Continue Reading →

“Make Me Feel”/”You Need to Calm Down”

I would like to choose “Make Me Feel” by artist Janelle Monae or “You Need to Calm Down” by artist Taylor Swift. Monae’s song is a celebratory song to feel free, no matter who you are, where you are in… Continue Reading →

“No More Weapons”by Steel Pulse & “Promises and Pills”by SOJA

     For the podcast I decided to focus on either Promise and Pills by SOJA (Amid the Noise and Haste album) or No More Weapons by Steel Pulse (African Holocaust album). I want to focus on the reggae genre… Continue Reading →

“Commander in Chief” by Demi Lovato and “Burn the House Down” by AJR

The songs I’ve decided to choose for the podcast both address the issue of abuse of power and the political climate we’ve been experiencing recently in this country. “Commander in Chief” by Demi Lovato and “Burn the House Down” by… Continue Reading →

“Chanel” by Frank Ocean and “Girls” by girl in red

The two songs I would like to investigate are Chanel by Frank Ocean and Girls by girl in red. Frank Ocean was the first queer rapper I had ever heard of.  In July of 2012, the month Frank Ocean came… Continue Reading →

“Young and Beautiful” and “Hunger”

The songs that I chose for my proposal are Young and Beautiful by Lana Del Rey and Hunger by Florence and The Machine. These songs intrigued me at first for the voice of the singers. Both voices are thick and… Continue Reading →

“LAND OF THE FREE” and “Blood//Water”

“LAND OF THE FREE”, Joey Bada$$ “Blood//Water”, grandson   I had first heard LAND OF THE FREE in a class I had taken here at SJU. We had to analyze it in that class but I don’t think I ever… Continue Reading →

“Alright” and “Crooked Smile”

The two songs I am considering for my Podcast assignment are “Alright” by Kendrick Lamar and “Crooked Smile” by J. Cole. “Alright” Kendrick Lamar I’ve been listening to Kendrick since he dropped his M.A.A.D City Album and have always thought… Continue Reading →

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