Showing posts from March, 2013

My experience of work so far

For nearly fifteen years I have been listening to my Dad talk about his job, running BA Recruitment. 

From an early age, I barely understood what he was talking about, and even now I cannot remember what he was talking about. It wasn’t until I was about nine that I had any idea what he was on about. 

As my Mum was unemployed at the time, this was the only image I had of someone with a job, so much so that I believed that only people in his line of work wore a tie. I realised this wasn’t the case one day in pre-school, when, society being what it is, they wanted us to start thinking about work. They asked us, the unemployed 2-3 year-olds, to bring in something to do with what our parents did for a living so the others could guess what they did, in the spirit of healthy competition. At this point, I was still in the belief that my father was the only person in the world who wore a tie. It ended with one of the teachers having to ‘guess’ what he did as she already knew but meeded to 'p…

Why I think Gangnam Style became so popular

This is a guest post by 15 year old Henry Gray, regarding The Music Industry

Gangnam Style. A Youube sensation by South Korean artist PSY, featuring quirky dance moves. 

Why, you ask, did this become so popular, with over one billion views, when there is so much more talent out there who could have easily done the same thing? I don’t know either. But this is why I think it happened.

1.It was different. Today, where most songs are love-songs, we wanted variety. The original dance moves, tune, rhythm, everything was previously virtually unseen. True, Gangnam Style is a love-song, but we didn’t know that until someone ran the words through a translator, which brings me onto my next point.2.No-one could understand it. This, as I have already said, made people think the subject matter was more original than it really was. Because it’s really quite hard to replicate the words and timing in another language, and it can’t be sung in English. This means that there are relatively few good covers o…