The Beach Boys Smile by Luis A. SanchezSmile is not merely a great unfinished album, but a living work of art that is all at once expansive, indeterminate, and resolutely pop.
In the early 1960s, The Beach Boys rose from the suburbs of Hawthorne, California to become emissaries of a post-war American dream that fused middle-class aspiration and mobility with images of youth. Led by dream master Brian Wilson, their music gave voice to a Southern California mythos and compelled an audience across the nation and beyond to live out their own versions of the fantasy. By 1966, the encroaching counterculture added new dimensions of creative possibility to popular music. Looking to revise and expand, Brian Wilson sought collaboration with a brilliant musician named Van Dyke Parks. Together they began work on Smile, an ambitious album of music that refracted The Beach Boys naïveté into a visionary exploration of American consciousness. Smile edged so close to greatness it seemed destined to become one of the most significant musical advances of its time. But the story didnt end quite like this.
In this book of evocative essays, Sanchez traces the musical journey that transformed The Beach Boys from West Coast surf heroes into Americas pop luminaries, and ultimately why Smile represents a tumultuous turning point in the history of popular music.
There is no elevator for success. You have to take the stairs...
The person sending the e-mail was innocent, it was my reaction to the amount of these that I have received that fired me up. I love that saying. There are no magic pills, no magic devices, no magic books that will solve your problems. There is not ONE person you can hire that will make your business take off. Even then, it is NOT the opportunity that makes a person, it is what you DO with those opportunities that make or breaks you. No magic…just hard work and consistency. Just like taking the stairs.
Apparently, many nondisabled people disagree, likely unintentionally. You have to take the stairs. The saying is quite often used in the contexts of academic and career success. When the underlying message of the quote is broken down, it essentially points to the idea that only the fittest can reach the top and be successful. However, for people who have certain disabilities, an elevator is not there for us to take the easy way out. While it is true that elevators are a convenience for truly nondisabled people, elevators are simply a means of access for disabled people.
In most cases, even the seemingly overnight successes have been working very hard for a long time to become a success.
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Being a college student comes with little sleep, lots of stress, and many tests. College is a balancing act! We try to balance school, study time, a social life, work, extra curricular organizations, all while remembering to regularly eat, sleep, and bathe! Here is a list of good habits to start at the beginning of the semester to ensure that you have the most stress free and enjoyable college experience possible. Set a schedule for yourself and stick to it! Reserve time every day for homework, studying, and personal time. Try not to sleep the day away if possible, instead, get up early and be productive.