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Italian Music: A Brief History of the Music of Italy

Italian Music History - The Music of Italy

We're nearing the end of my project, but if you're new here, here's a quick recap: I tested my DNA to see what countries make up my ethnicity, and now I'm researching those countries' music. 23 and Me keeps changing the percentage of my ethnicity, so it's been interesting keeping track of it. My results now are slightly different than my originals, but my Italian percentage is sma[...]

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This Guy Sued Taylor Swift, Wrote a Book About it and Slammed My Colleagues

Why I Sued Taylor Swift book review

"Why I Sued Taylor Swift" is bad in its own right, but I have several personal bones to pick with it. If you're not familiar with Russell Greer, here are a few key points to bring you up to speed. He sued America's Got Talent for not accepting his audition, claiming it was because of his disability (here is the audition). He has a long history of suing various people, including Farrah[...]

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A Brief History of Balkan Music

A (Very) Brief History of Balkan Music

We are nearing the end of my DNA project (you can see the beginning here). I've gone through most of my DNA results and researched the music of where I'm from, and the Balkans are a very small percentage of it. If you want to see others, I've done Hungary, Germany, France, Norway and many others. Many countries make up the Balkans, and because it's such a small part of my ethnicity (about[...]

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Greek Music: A Brief History of the Music of Greece

A Brief History of the Music of Greece

Ready for some Greek music? We're now getting into the smaller parts of my DNA (here is my original post on this journey). Greece and the Balkans make up about 2.9% of my heritage. That's not a lot (not enough to have a big fat Greek wedding, sadly) but I'm exploring each of them because I enjoy doing this and hopefully you learn a little as well. Let's get into Greece! Greek Music[...]

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A Brief History of Finnish Music

Finnish Music History

Time for Finnish Music! I'm digging further into my ethnicity results and getting into the smaller percentages of my DNA now. If you'd like to read about some of my stronger ties (or just other countries in general), check out my posts on French music, German music, or just Google "white people music" and you'll probably find a lot. I am 99.99% white, and the 0.1% is so small they don't e[...]

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A Brief History of Norwegian Music

Norwegian Sami Tribe

Norwegian Music time! This is part of my project where I researched my DNA (see initial post here) and now I'm researching the musical history of each country that makes me who I am. My hope is that this will be interesting for you but also inspire you to learn the musical history of where you're from as well! The Music of Norway I have to admit, I was SO EXCITED that this count[...]

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A Brief History of Irish Music

Irish Instruments

I'm working my way through my DNA results (you can see the beginning of that project here)! I'm no longer sure what percentage of my DNA is Irish, because I feel like 23 and Me keeps changing my results. I plan on covering every country in my result, but some I've already done. You can see Poland, my first one, here, along with Hungary, France, and England. I also recently did Scotland an[...]

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New Release: Snowcone Remix

Snowcone Remix with Vocals

I am so nervous to share my Snowcone remix with you, but I want to show you the process! I recently took the Deadmau5 MasterClass (you can see the first post here with a list of all further steps). Our assignment was to create our own remix of Snowcone, so I'm going to share it with you here! At the bottom, I'll post some links in case you want to take the MasterClass yourself. Thes[...]

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A Brief History of Scottish Music

Scottish bagpipes

I'm taking a detour on my DNA project (see the intro here) because my initial results led me to believe I wasn't Scottish at all. I was kind of surprised by that, given my red hair (although I'm Irish as well). But 23 and Me has refined my results and now includes Scotland, specifically Glasgow, and also Wales. So I'm covering Scottish music this week and Wales will be next. The Mu[...]