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Should Certain Wrestling Moves Be Unbanned?

This past Monday on Raw, a match between Seth Rollins and Finn Balor, Seth Rollins used a finishing move that was banned back in 2015, but was let to use in his match, labeled as “Blackout” previously called “Curb Stomp.” It was banned for reasons of kids being influenced to do the move, and because it can seriously injure wrestlers. The move coming back was a real surprise to me and many other wrestling fans, because it could mean them bringing back moves that are banned.   Continue reading “Should Certain Wrestling Moves Be Unbanned?”

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Troye Sivan Releases An Apologetic Lullaby – The Good Side

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A week ago I posted an article on Troye Sivan’s first single, My My My! from the upcoming Sophomore album.  Today, Troye released another new song – co-written by Leland, Bram Inscore, Allie X, and Ariel Rechtshaid  – and this time, it hurts in the most bittersweet way.

The new single, The Good Side, shows the most tender side of Troye that we have been able to see throughout his music career so far. The acoustic song plays out the apologetic side of growing out of a relationship, and falling in love with someone new. Serving us a much more organic production and honest intimacy within the lyrics, it’s almost impossible to not fall into your feelings while listening to this one. 

Troye offers up a lullaby of an apology to his ex-boyfriend with lines such as, Found arms to fall right into, I know how it looked, it wasn’t the plan, and some day I hope that you’ll understand that I sympathize, and I recognize, and baby, I apologize that I got the good side, the good side of things,” and the most heart-wrenching part, “I’m sure we’ll meet in the spring and catch up on everything, I’ll say I’m proud of all that you’ve done ,you taught me the ropes, and you taught me to love.

This gentle, syrupy song was a side of Troye that I was not expecting to hear, but I am so here for it. With the whimsical acoustic guitar chords and the soft vocals, The Good Side, is reinvigorating to breakup anthems everywhere. While most breakup songs stand bitter and angsty, this one reaches for closure, growth, and healing.   

Again I say, I will always be inspired and awed by Troye’s talent. I can’t wait to sob all night with The Good Side on repeat. 

You can watch Troye perform his new singles live this Saturday on SNL.

 

My name is Tara and I put out articles for UIC Radio every Thursday. I’m a communication and professional writing major at the University of Illinois at Chicago. If you want to keep up with my saucy life you can follow me here:

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Kendrick Lamar and Top Dawg Entertainment To Produce ‘Black Panther: The Album’

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2017 was easily a successful year for Top Dawg Entertainment.

With SZA’s rise to stardom with her debut album “CTRL” that as an album, showcased a woman’s growth throughout to becoming an individual that is more independent and requiring less validation from others. Many of the songs did very well on the charts and SZA is now on the forefront for the label with great potential to be a great artist. Also with legendary artist: Kendrick Lamar dropping his 4th LP: “DAMN.” that solidified the artist’s ability to delivery from all forefronts of Hip-Hop. “DAMN.” was easily his most successful album in terms of sales to date with many tracks such as DNA, LOVE, and HUMBLE charting very high on the Billboard Hot 100. The way Kendrick was able to appeal to a more mainstream audience without sacrificing his quality of music was incredible.

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Bold 2018 Wrestling Predictions

Wrestling in 2017 was phenomenal and disappointing at the same time, because many independent wrestling companies were very successful with their product; meanwhile the WWE had its fair share of ups and downs, with many disappointing points; such as burying Finn Bálor and not giving him another shot at the Universal Championship, because of him getting injured and having to relinquish the Championship. There was also the burial of The Club (Gallows and Anderson). Additionally, some bad feuds such as Bray Wyatt and Randy Orton, Bray Wyatt and Finn Bálor, Jinder Mahal and Shinsuke Nakamura. But some of the highlights of last year were AJ Styles vs Finn Bálor, Kenny Omega vs Kazuchika Okada trilogy, and the Young Bucks vs The Hardy Boyz. So here are a few predictions for this years wrestling.  Continue reading “Bold 2018 Wrestling Predictions”

How Troye Sivan Saved 2018

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Troye Sivan brought the music scene off to an iconic start this year with the release of his first single, My My My!, from his highly anticipated sophomore album, due for a spring release.

My My My! is a romantic banger  with dreamy vibes and iridescent synths, full of love, liberation, and confidence. Produced by Oscar Görres, and written by Troye Sivan, Brett ‘leland’ Mclaughlin, and James Alan Ghaleb, this first single has all of the makings of a major hit. My My My! Is an anthem for love that is unapologetically honest. The 22-year-old delivered us the sultry track I was hoping for with lines such as, I got my tongue between your teeth; Go slow, no, no, go fast, you like it just as much as me.” Wig…incarcerated.

It’s clear how much Sivan has matured since the release of his 2015 debut album, Blue Neighbourhood. With more defined vocals, amped up production levels, and pure confidence, this is going to be a game-changing era for Troye.

It’s been a sentimental journey for me watching Troye go from posting quirky videos on Youtube, to the release of his first EP, TRXYE, to him dropping his freshman album, Blue Neighbourhood, and to now hearing his first single from the upcoming second album.  

I’m always amazed by Troye’s raw talent and by all of the energy he puts out into the world. I cannot wait to hear the rest of the new album and see all of what Troye has to offer in 2018.

You can watch Sivan perform My My My! Live on SNL on January 20th.

Buy My My My! – https://itunes.apple.com/us/music-video/my-my-my/1333296573

Follow Troye – https://twitter.com/troyesivan 

 

My name is Tara and I put out articles for UIC Radio every Thursday. I’m a communication and professional writing major at the University of Illinois at Chicago. If you want to keep up with my saucy life you can follow me here:

twitter –  https://twitter.com/tarabolar

instagram – https://www.instagram.com/tarabolar/

spotify-  https://open.spotify.com/user/taraanoellee

 

Meet Karoshi: An Up and Coming Chicagoland Photographer

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I had the opportunity to interview a very creative individual and photographer this week! I’ve come across Karoshi’s instagram so many times and really admire his work and wanted to learn a little more about his place within photography. Enjoy!

I: Hi Karoshi! Introduce yourself, tell us a little about yourself.

K: My name is Khriz Karoshi. I’m from the suburbs of Chicago, I shoot photography, and I’m really into the Comic game.

I: Where did the name Karoshi come from?

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XXL Freshman 2018 Wants

XXL has been very controversial as of late ever since 2016 Freshman’s class which had a cypher of Denzel Curry, Lil Yatchy, Lil Uzi Vert, 21 Savage, and Kodak Black. Denzel Curry was the one that didn’t fit with the bunch, because of his lyrics which actually were good, but the rest weren’t good, couldn’t stay on beat, or couldn’t understand, because they weren’t clear enough which one would call mumbling. So here are a few wants for this years XXL Freshman Class.  Continue reading “XXL Freshman 2018 Wants”

The Daily Blend’s December Top Ten 2017

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Hey, hey, everyone! Another month gone, and another year gone! WELCOME TO 8102 EVERYONE! In this new advanced year, instruments are no longer around, and are now artifacts preserved in a museum. Robots have taken over the world, and, of course, music. I’m kidding, of course; that’s a total nightmare! In all honesty, though, 2018 is bound to have some great music, and there’s already some releases coming up this month that I am SO excited about! But enough about new music, let’s have a look at the music that’s already been released, and has made it onto my playlists this past month! This month has honestly been a little different from past months: I’ve had less of a variety this month! As you’ll be able to tell, it has definitely been a rock-filled month, since almost all I listened to was rock-based music. But you’ll also see that there were a few hidden exceptions to this!

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