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Thank You for the Music

Jess Weiss, Neive Wellington, and Rosa Schaefer Bastian

May 28, 2019


Filed under Music

A climactic melody masks the boy’s heavy breathing as he races through the crowded airport to get the girl of his dreams. The eerie strings  of the violin intensify, building suspense as a girl creeps down the basement stairs, the floorboards creaking with every delicate step. The iconic melody of ...

AOM: Renaissance Man

AOM: Renaissance Man

Kailee Correll, Ellie Fitton, and Neive Wellington

March 18, 2019


Filed under Music, uncategorized

The bell rings, signaling the end of the school day. But while most students make their way to the parking lot or bike racks to head home, junior Leo Marburg is only getting started. He bolts from band practice to choir rehearsal and finally to a theatre performance, and spends the minutes in between ...

Not Music To Our Ears

Not Music To Our Ears

Ashley Guo and Sophie Jacob

March 18, 2019


Filed under Music, uncategorized

Music is a medium through which many have the freedom to creatively express themselves. Whether an emphasis is placed on classical, jazz or any other genre, each musician carves their own path and creates their own unique style. Musicians have the opportunity to convey human emotions and speak to t...

Fight FYRE with FIRE

Fight FYRE with FIRE

Sophie Jacob, Karina Kadakia, and Claire Moley

March 18, 2019


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Blue skies and warm air welcome you to the Bahamas while you quickly descend the aircraft stairs. Eager to arrive at your own villa located along the crystal clear ocean, you don’t think twice as you and your fellow passengers are loaded onto dirty school buses. As the bus arrives at the festival...

Making Wacky Work

Emily Filter, Angie Cummings, and Gigi Tierney

March 14, 2019


Filed under Music

The best way to grab attention is to do something out of the ordinary; whether it’s hatching from an egg at the 2010 Grammy’s or sharing polka-dot infested hallucinations, artists like Lady Gaga and Yayoi Kusama shock the public with their wild experimentations, meeting headlines and inciting fascinatio...

Woodstock Makes a Comeback

Woodstock Makes a Comeback

Hazel Shah, Ellie Fitton, and Theo Lim-Jisra

February 12, 2019


Filed under Music

3 Days of Peace and Music” was a promise plastered on thousands of posters in 1969, encouraging people from all corners of the country to attend the now historical music festival known as Woodstock. The event was a cultural phenomenon which embodied the world’s demand for social activism along with ...

Music on the Map

Angie Cummings, Isabel Hadly, and Emily Filter

February 12, 2019


Filed under Music

Just a short train ride from Palo Alto, San Francisco offers some of the most unique music venues for artists performing on tour and for concert goers to attend. If you are ever interested in an engaging and aesthetic night on the town, check out some of San Francisco’s most popular and eclectic ve...

Baby Faced

Tyler Varner and Gigi Tierney

February 12, 2019


Filed under Music

Jorja Smith Twenty-one-year-old Jorja Smith refers to herself as an “old soul.” Her musical platform is an outlet to address themes such as police brutality, womanhood, race, identity and loss. Her first album, Project 11, was released in 2016 and introduced Smith as an R&B/Soul artist. ...

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...