One Tribe by Black Eyed Peas on DJ GAL-VanIZed Jukebox

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An iPod allows you to fit 1,000’s of songs in your pocket; whereas a Jukebox stays in one place and your selections are limited. What would you do if you had a 52- song limit on your iPod? What would the list include?

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What Does Elvis Presley Mean?

Elvis Presely playing guitarMost Americans and music lovers worldwide acknowledge Elvis Presley as “The King” of rock and roll. But some people have no idea who Elvis Presley is or what it means to be “The King” to millions of loyal fans.

This is what I learned from Cindy, the foreign exchange student from China that I hung out with for a few weeks.

I was taking a class on multi-cultural competency as part of the process towards my master’s degree in counseling. Our instructor, Vince Noble asked for volunteers to escort foreign exchange students and ease their transition into the USA. He may have even offered extra credit, I can’t remember. But I volunteered and was paired up with Cindy from China.

One day, Cindy and I went an art show at Cal State Long Beach. There were many paintings and several rooms filled with original art pieces created by students. We came upon a portrait of Elvis Presley. I admired the creativity of the piece. Cindy pointed at it and asked, “who is that?”

I was stunned. It was as if my life was flashing before me. I could not imagine how to describe who Elvis was. He is so many things to so many people and I couldn’t imagine what the world, or at least my world, would be like without him.

I managed to mumble out some answer about how Elvis was a rock legend and I hummed a few bars of Blue Suede Shoes and Jailhouse Rock to see if it would ring a bell.

Nothing.

I was speechless.

I had been slapped aside the head once again and reminded that just because I have an experience or a social construct built up around a certain object or person, doesn’t mean everyone else does. Have you ever found yourself in a situation like this, assuming the person you’re talking to knows something when really they don’t; assuming that everyone knows all the same things you do?

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You Can Get It If You Really Want by Jimmy Cliff on DJ GAL-VanIZed Jukebox

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Lyrics for You Can Get It If You Really Want

You can get it if you really want
You can get it if you really want
You can get it if you really want
But you must try, try and try
Try and try
you’ll succeed at last

I know it
Listen to me

Rome was not built in a day
Opposition will come your way
But the hotter the battle you see
It’s the sweeter the victory, now

You can get it if you really want
You can get it if you really want
You can get it if you really want
But you must try, try and try
Try and try, you’ll succeed at last

Persecution you must bear
Win or lose you’ve got to get your share
Got your mind set on a dream
You can get it, though hard it may seem now

You can get it if you really want
You can get it if you really want
You can get it if you really want
But you must try, try and try
Try and try
You’ll succeed at last

You can get it if you really want
You can get it if you really want
You can get it if you really want
But you must try, try and try
Try and try
You’ll succeed at last

You can get it if you really want – I know it
You can get it if you really want – I show it
You can get it if you really want – So don’t give up now
You can get it if you really want – Keep on doing it

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An iPod allows you to fit 1,000’s of songs in your pocket; whereas a Jukebox stays in one place and your selections are limited. What would you do if you only got to choose 52 songs to put on your iPod? What would the list include?

Jukebox Mary

Embers by Just Jack on DJ GAL-VanIZed Jukebox

This video takes you through a time travel of historic world events while repeating the verse “we are all embers of the same fire.” Another way of saying, we are all one and what one person does impacts all people.

Lyrics for Embers by Just Jack

The facts and the figures,
They overwhelm and stifle,
everything that you thought you Knew

The facts and the figures,
They overwhelm and stifle,
from the very first breath you drew

The facts and the figures,
They overwhelm and stifle,
and the petty decisions that you think make a difference.

The above and following verses are layered in loops throughout the song like a mosaic until the song ends

So tiny that they blow away like dust

Through all the devilish things we do

(I can’t help my stupid hope)

We are all embers, from the same fire

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An iPod allows you to fit 1,000’s of songs in your pocket; whereas a Jukebox stays in one place and your selections are limited. What would you do if you only got to choose 52 songs to put on your iPod? What would the list include?

Jukebox Mary

Kids by The Chapman Family on DJ GAL-VanIZed Jukebox

The kids are not alright today. Crank it up and get galvanized for the kids.

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An iPod allows you to fit 1,000’s of songs in your pocket; whereas a Jukebox stays in one place and your selections are limited. What would you do if you only got to choose 52 songs to put on your iPod? What would the list include?

Jukebox Mary

Music and the Brain – Free Podcasts on iTunes

If you’re a music freak like me, you have found that rhythm and beats are more than just a form of entertainment.

Listening and dancing to music can be healing to the core. A series of podcasts by the Library of Congress explores the power of music and how it interacts with the brain.

Music and the Brain

Use sound and brainwave technology to reach guru-like meditative states, try Holosynch from Centerpointe Research.