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Making Wacky Work

Emily Filter, Angie Cummings, and Gigi Tierney

March 14, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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...