Logan’s List: Media Meal Week #1
Song: Ledges by Noah Gundersen
You guessed it; it’s the title track for this week’s album. If anything, this song is worth at least one listen. With any singer or songwriter, the most important aspect of the song is the lyrics. The lyrics and the accompanying melody craft a song that is seemingly unforgettable and while not being the most ambitious song you’ll ever hear, it is a song of the most honest and personal variety.
Suggested Consumption: Listen in context with the entire album.
Length of consumption: 4 Minutes, 19 Seconds.
*Video from Noah Gundersen*
Album: Ledges (2014) by Noah Gundersen
Welcome to music, the epitome of feels and the overwhelming sensation that somewhere inside your hollow shell of humanity, someone is there to speak to your soul. Noah Gundersen is the understated cause of my emotional awakening as of late and I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you’re looking for an emotional trip and an ear full of epiphanies, Ledges is the perfect album to invest your time and your brainpower. You can check out my full review of the album here. The album is 7 months new because it doesn’t get old.
Suggested Consumption: Get a pair of headphones, turn off the lights, close your eyes, and listen from beginning until end.
Length of Consumption: 46 Minutes.
Movie: District 9 (2009)
District 9 is weird. The kind of weird that makes you go, “Huh, I can’t believe that made sense.” We’ve all heard about Racism, but specifically geared towards alien life forms? This movie raises many great questions if you’re willing to face them. District 9 is an alien movie. The best kind of alien movie. Forget everything you know about alien films because this one is WAY out there. It has its moments of action and of sorrow. The film really boils down to its message and its fantastic story. Suggested Consumption: Best if watched without distractions and with a few friends to discuss themes afterwards. A great movie that sparks conversation.
Length of Consumption: 112 Minutes.
*Video from Sony Pictures Entertainment*
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I could say this book greatly impacted the way I view media, but that would be an understatement. More accurately, it made me doubt the way I consume media and also wonder why I don’t read novels and books as often. If there’s anybody looking to start reading novels and books again, this is where you want to start. It’s a captivating read and it will challenge you and maybe even pull your jaw out of place a few times.
Suggested Consumption: Find a quiet place or coffee shop and read in one sitting or in several larger sittings. If you are finding trouble reading at all, sit down, tell yourself you’re going to read 2-3 pages and then marvel at the fact that you just read through 50. Then, discuss afterwards. Where the heck are the book clubs on campus?
Length of Consumption: Varies on the reader, it probably took me 5 hours over the course of 3 weeks.
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