by CJ Reddick
This is my blog for junior year!
Jimmy Eat World
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I have a feeling this is more Fivesixer and Char 🌈|Reviewing| 's style, but I like it. I can't exactly put my finger on exactly why I like it. Let me explain.
So, this is the newest pep band song we have (both in time since it was written and time we've been playing it--- released in 2001, been played since 2015). I remember when we first played it, it sent shivers down my spine. I couldn't exactly, and still can't, figure out why, but it makes me feel happy. It makes me satisfied. It makes me at peace.
And then, I found out the lyrics, and voila, the lyrics even fit the mood of the song. I swear I hadn't heard the lyrics before, so imagine my surprise when I found out the lyrics matched the emotions the music itself inspired in me.
Props to Jimmy Eat World for managing to make their music convey the lyrics intended meaning. Few songs actually do that, but this is one of them.
So, I watched episodes 4 and 5 of American Horror Story: Hotel today. I gotta say, this season is the one that creeps me out the most. I mean, it's not really scary. Just creepy. Especially since the main method of killing is slit throats. I just, that makes me really uncomfortable. And I know there's going to be a lot more. And the subplot with the schoolchildren, that's just messed up. Like, I even knew it was going to happen (I may or may not have gotten impatient to watch it and read the summary on Wikipedia), and it was still freaking freaky.
That being said, props to Lily Rabe in her portrayal of Aileen Wuornos. See, I like Lily Rabe as an actress, and I've always enjoyed her performances, but all of her AHS characters thus far had had that bit of tenderness or something. Even when she's possessed by a demon. You'd have to watch her to know what I mean, but I was shocked when I say her enter as Aileen. I thought to myself "That can't be Lily Rabe. That can't be." It probably didn't help that she was caked with makeup and a wig (props to the makeup department as well), but this character was unlike anything she'd portrayed before. Absolutely unrecognizable. Even her voice was different.
That whole episode was very good. In fact, they made a little three minute video on it, so here it is.
Okay so I just spent the last half hour watching Inside American Horror Story: Hotel videos, and I am impressed. Apparently Sarah Paulson was recording for this show and The People v O.J. Simpson at the same time, so props to her as well.
Props to American Horror Story in general. It's a cinematic masterpiece.