Showing posts from October, 2016

Stop Kicking My Heart Around: Remembering Pete Burns

Pete Burns, the lead singer for the British glam punk pop band Dead or Alive, died Sunday, October 23 at the age of 57 from a 'massive cardiac arrest'.     I felt hollow while listening to DJ Hit that Button by Dead or Alive Monday night. Though I wasn't alive during their prime, the band Dead or Alive has shaped my music taste into the patchwork quilt it is today. 
I've listened to Dead or Alive since I was 8 years old. I discovered them just as most Americans do, through You Spin Me Round (Like A Record). The music video, to an 8 year old me, was so confusing, glamorous, and bizarre. But that was the point wasn't it? Glamour. Oddity. Fashion. Pete Burns confused the hell out of me as a child. I bought Evolution, a CD I still listen to regularly today, shortly after discovering the band. I was confused as to why the man on the cover of the album, Pete Burns himself, had a bright red mo-hawk and a safety pin in his cheek? Glam punk pop. That's why. 


The Importance of Understanding Your Myers-Briggs Personality

Recently, I decided to take the Myers-Briggs test. I'm really big into trying to understand why people do and act certain ways. I took this test along with a few others to find the best test for everyone to take. The one linked is my favorite because the results were so detailed and organized. Also, it's free! The actual Myers-Briggs test on costs $50. 
   If you don't already know, the Myers-Briggs test is a personality test based on psychology. The results give you four characters that represent different personality traits. Here's an example: ISFP stands for introverted, sensing, feeling, and perception. The test is a series of questions that solely has you to agree or disagree. 
On the first day of school this year, my English teacher made us take a color personality test. We found out what color we are and what colors we don't work well with. For example, I am an orange and I clash with greens. When I found out who was green, things clicked and…