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Simply Sampled

Simply Sampled

Gigi Tierney and Claire Moley

December 17, 2018


Filed under Music

On the radio, Drake’s new song, “Don’t Matter to Me,”  begins to play. As Drake’s soulful, melodic vocals fill the car, a recognizable voice overtakes the track and the reality nearly seems impossible. Is that Michael Jackson? How could the “King of Pop,” who passed away nearly a de...

Soundtrack to Success

Soundtrack to Success

Angie Cummings, Karina Kadika, and Gigi Tierney

December 17, 2018


Filed under Music

Study music is a unifying element in Paly’s community and there is more to the seemingly spontaneous styles that one chooses during an individual study session. Study music is an individualized genre, essential to many students in providing motivation during long hours of focus and diligence. Now, mu...

Unheard Gems: David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs

Unheard Gems: David Bowie’s Diamond Dogs

Theo Lim-Jisra, Staff Writer

December 14, 2018


Filed under Music, Web Exclusive

  Diamond Dogs was David Bowie’s eighth studio album. Released in May 1974, Diamond Dogs is the beginning of David Bowie’s journey into different soundscapes and proves to be one of the first major changes his sound would undergo. Here, he ditches his old band, the Spiders From Mars, and begins to move in a direction ...

The Ballad of Ye

The Ballad of Ye

Ellie Fitton, Karina Kadakia, Tyler Varner, and Hazel Shah

December 14, 2018


Filed under Music

Kanye West is the greatest artist of all time. Well, according to him anyway. Born in Atlanta and raised in Chicago, Kanye Omari West is known for his eccentric and egotistical persona, someone who has made his mark in everything from rap to high fashion. Throughout his career West has always been con...

Timeless Artists

Timeless Artists

Ellie Fitton, Jessica Weiss, and Tyler Varner

December 14, 2018


Filed under Music

Above all, music is unifying; nothing brings a crowd of complete strangers together more than singing off-key, wholeheartedly and in unison to their favorite song by their favorite artist in concert. Although millions of individuals discover a passion in music, however, only a select few are lucky enou...

Paly to Platinum

Jack Callaghan, Maddie Yen, Claire Moley, and Mahati Subramaniam

December 12, 2018


Filed under Music

Prior to the late 2000s, band culture played a large role in Palo Alto, especially at Palo Alto High School. The music scene was integrated throughout the city and influenced high schoolers to form bands and pursue their musical ambitions,. While many of these bands were formed for fun among friends, s...

A Look Into Sound

A Look Into Sound

Claire Moley, Jack Callaghan, and Natalie Schilling

December 11, 2018


Filed under Music

Sweaty bodies piled together for miles, restless as they wait for the music to begin. Everything is black and the stage is momentarily silent. Suddenly, flashes of green and blue are projected on the many faces that lay in wait for the performance to consume them. The crowd begins to roar as an ocean...

Got Goals?

Got Goals?

Kailee Correll, Neive Wellington, and Jack Stefanski

November 28, 2018


Filed under Music

Beyond the distinct red doorway and old warehouse walls that characterize the lobby of the Riekes Center lies a community built around promoting individual goals and greater missions of “human enhancement.” Located in Menlo Park and founded as a non-profit in 1996, the Riekes Center offers a wid...

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Kailee Correll and Theo Lim-Jisra

November 28, 2018


Filed under Music

With music constantly evolving the trends that define the standards for popular music are developing with it, pushing the limits of physical instruments. Throughout the past decade the number of guitars heard in modern music have fallen drastically, and there is no way of knowing when and if they will...

Rebirth of the Concept Album

Rebirth of the Concept Album

Kailee Correll, Sophie Jacob, and Raj Sodhi

November 28, 2018


Filed under Featured on Home Page, Music

Narratives and art exist at the core of one another. Concept albums are a way in which music expresses these narratives, and simultaneously illustrate the stories that inspire music. In order to achieve this concept albums hold a greater message than that which is conveyed throughout the tracks, and...

The Rise of Binaural

Claire Moley, Kailee Correll, and Claire Li

October 19, 2018


Filed under Music

A pair of black-mirrored 3D glasses lie at the entrance of a movie theater, ready to bring the pictures on the movie screen to life and enhance the viewer’s movie-going experience. Well into the 21st century, technology has advanced to the point where 3D visuals are a prevalent aspect of movie cu...

A Look Into Sound

Claire Moley, Natalie Schilling, and Jack Callaghan

October 19, 2018


Filed under Music, uncategorized

Sweaty bodies pile together for miles, restless as they wait for the music to begin. Everything is black and the stage is momentarily silent. Suddenly, flashes of green and blue are projected on the many faces laying in wait for the performance to consume them. The crowd begins to roar as an ocean of pin...