Monique Star

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I'm not the most sophisticated adult out there. I'm also not the best at communicating all the time, but I do try my best to get my thoughts out there into the world verbally or nonverbally.

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"Death of Me" Review
10 hours ago
I have a habit of listening to Daughtry songs that I like over and over again, and the song, "Death of Me" is no exception. However, a random thought popped into my head: I once used the song as an audio for a video edit that mainly focused on a character in a web series who is known for basically being personified anxiety. After listening to the song over and over again several more times, I found myself thinking less of the video edit itself, and more about why the song was a relevant choice o...
Pride-Appropriate Music
9 days ago
When it comes to celebrating the LGBT+ community (and especially on Pride Month specifically), what type of music comes to mind? Some might generically suggest Disney, Lady Gaga, Broadway, etc. while ...
"One Small Voice" Review
a month ago
While watching the movie Elmopalooza with my little sister, I cannot help but partially think of it as revisiting some songs from my earlier youth. Several minutes after I debate on whether I should feel ashamed for liking the Jimmy Buffett version of "Caribbean Amphibian" as much as I do, I feel pride as I am reintroduced to the song that is the subject of this article: the Kenny Loggins version of "One Small Voice." Obvious as it is, no matter who sings the song, the words don't change and, ev...
Stop the Nickelback Hate
5 months ago
No one is wrong for not being a super fan of certain genres of music. However, there has been a joke going on for who knows how long, about Nickelback being hated by a lot of people. I might not be a big enough fan to listen to all of their songs, but I do know that the longer this joke carries on, the more likely people will dismiss the songs by them that are actually passionate, tell good stories, or have good messages within them. Months ago, I was looking into a song mashup on YouTube and on...
Interest in Daughtry: Past to Present
9 months ago
Everyone has those bands that their friends or family anticipate them talking about before the first word comes out. In my case, it's Daughtry. You know, pop rock band with former "American Idol" contestant Chris Daughtry as the lead singer? I've definitely liked their songs for as long as I could remember, which just so happens to be middle school. Before then, I've caught glimpses of some Daughtry songs via Radio Disney or Kidz Bop commercials, but I didn't really pay much attention. Though, o...