Bob Marley Introduces Reggae To The World

Before Bob Marley, reggae music was restricted to its native country Jamaica, a style which developed alongside the music genres ska and rocksteady. Born Nesta Robert Marley, Marley popularized reggae music as part of the band Bob Marley & The Wailers. The rhythmic musical style was introduced to a global audience, and with it, informed the world of the social and political issues faced in Jamaica.

One of Marley’s best known songs is One Love, a lighthearted rallying cry for unity and praising the Lord. One Love was selected by Time in 1999 as one of the best songs in the century, with its album Exodus also being selected as best album. Other well-known songs include I Shot The Sheriff, No Woman No Cry, Redemption Song, and Three Little Birds.

Bob Marley was a part of the Rastafari movement, an ideological movement that worships Haile Selassie as the reincarnated Jesus Christ. Rastas, as members of the movement are called, advocate the use of cannabis for spiritual purposes to become closer to God. Members of the Rastafari movement are also noted for their dreadlocks and a belief in vegetarianism.

Coming from a third world country, Marley and his band were one of the first musical activists that brought to light the struggles faced by those countries. He often sang about peace and resolving conflicts without violence, in light of the violence present in his native Jamaica. Though Marley was of mixed-race ancestry, he believed in the equality of all human beings, strongly asserting that the color of one’s skin does not define their place in the world.

Bob Marley will forever be remembered for his calming, yet powerful, meaningful music, and the way he dreamed and fought for a better world. His music continues to sell well worldwide.

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Star Wars Will Live On Forever

With six blockbuster movies, and countless books, video games, and comic books over a 30 year span, Star Wars is one of the most enduring sci-fi franchises in all of pop culture. Created by writer-director George Lucas, Star Wars takes place “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away”, and features a vast array of alien creatures and worlds alongside the human race. The advent of space travel in the Star Wars universe has allowed interplanetary travel, with many planets in the galaxy joining to form the Galactic Empire. The first Star Wars movie, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, was released in 1977. The surprise hit reasonated with the general populace and became a global phenomenon, spawning two additional movies to complete the epic saga. Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back and Episode VI: Return of the Jedi were released a few years later, and along with Episode IV were recognized by fans as the Original Trilogy. The Original Trilogy focused on a young farm boy named Luke Skywalker who leaves home and joins a rebel alliance to rescue Princess Leia from Darth Vader and the evil Empire. Other notable characters include the suave Han Solo and his trusty sidekick Chewbacca, a hairy Wookiee alien. Along the way, Luke learns about the Force, an energy that can be used by trained Jedis to perform incredible acts of telekinesis, clairvoyance, and even mind control. Three additional Star Wars movies were released, collectively referred to as the Prequel Trilogy. The prequels were composed of Episode I: The Phantom Menace, Episode II: Attack of the Clones, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. The story focused on the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and his pupil Anakin Skywalker, and culminates with the creation of Darth Vader, the most feared man in the galaxy. The franchise was originally envisioned as a nine-part series, with episodes VI to IX yet to be produced. A live-action television series is also being considered. If you are searching for thebest Star Wars tees on the internet you can get them at t-shirt insight.

Be A Part of World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft Cataclysm TeeWorld of Warcraft is a Blizzard Entertainment role playing game that is the biggest and most successful of it’s kind in the history of gaming. Every day, millions of World of Warcraft subscribers login and enter the world of Azeroth to complete quests, participate in raids, and engage in guild activities. New expansions add a multitude of content to the game, so players will always have new things to do in the ever changing game world. Some expansions that have already been released are The Burning Crusade, Wrath of the Lich King, and Cataclysm. Many World of Warcraft t shirts showcase the beautiful worlds of the game’s universe. Each World of Warcraft player can choose to play a variety of race and class combinations, for instance they can role-play a human paladin, or an orcish shaman. The race chosen by each player determines whether they will be part of the Alliance or the Horde, in this case humans are part of the Alliance and Orcs are part of the Horde. Players take great pride in the digital representations of themselves, as they nurture the character from level 1 to 80+, and collect bigger and better items with which to equip their character. A World of Warcraft shirt is a good way to show off one’s character, letting everyone know whether you are a part of the Alliance or the Horde. Guilds are a big part of the World of Warcraft experience, as it allows players the chance to interact with players all over the world and develop strong camaraderie with each other. Many guilds take a lot of time to design an appropriate name, and logo for their guild to ensure a fun and flavorful experience for all. Some guilds even choose to design World of Warcraft tees that all the guild members can wear and be proud of.

The Beatles, A Class Above The Rest

The Beatles - She Loves You T ShirtAsk anybody what the best music band is and the answer will invariably be The Beatles. With a body of work littered with numerous number one hits, the English rock band from Liverpool has entertained music listeners for over 50 years. The band, to this day, continues to have strong album sales in the form of compilations and greatest hits albums. The Beatles are often cited by other music groups as a source of inspiration, and covers of their songs are plentiful.

The band is composed of guitaristists John Lennon, and George Harrison, bassist Paul McCartney, and drummer Ringo Starr. The group initially played in various clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg before hitting it big with the track ‘Love Me Do’. They achieved worldwide success after touring various parts of the globe while continually pumping out new music albums. Their music albums were notable for the depth of quality, as opposed to the trend during the time of albums with a few hits mixed in with filler tracks.

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is generally considered to be their finest album. Initially conceived after the band grew tired of their extensive touring, the Beatles decided to take their musical experimentation to greater heights. The concept of the album involves the titular band, with the Beatles playing music as if they were actually the Sgt. Pepper band. The album was a tremendous success, and paved the way for future concept albums to be released in the future by other bands.

Largely contributing to the band’s success was their willingness to experiment with different musical genres and instruments. The songs ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ and ‘I Am The Walrus’ are examples of their forays into psychedelic rock, while ‘Norweigan Wood’ featured the use of the Indian instrument the sitar. In addition to this, the band also had three quality songwriters in Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison, with all three sharing songwriting duties in most of the albums. Check out an enormous range of Beatles t-shirt designs by paying a visit to t-shirt insight.

Super Mario Defies Convention, Makes Its Own

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On the surface, the concept of an Italian plumber journeying to the Mushroom Kingdom to save a princess from a savage turtle-like beast does not form into a coherent picture. And yet here we are, over 20 years later, and the Super Mario series is still one of the best-selling video game franchises around.

In the 1980s, the Japanese video game company Nintendo released Super Mario Bros., a side-scrolling platformer featuring Mario as the lead character. Players control Mario as he ventures into the Mushroom Kingdom to save Princess Peach from the hands of Bowser. The Mushroom Kingdom is full of strange, and wonderful sights, from mushroom-like sentries the Koopa Troopas, and powerup mushrooms that increase Mario’s size. Other characters in the series include Luigi, Mario’s brother, and Yoshi, a dinosaur-like creature.

The Super Mario franchise has over 200 different games to its name, with total sales of over 200 million units. The success of the franchise can be partly attributed to the variety of games available: traditional platform adventures, roleplaying games, racing games, sports games, and fighting games. Some examples of successful spin-offs for the franchise include Super Mario Kart, a racing game, and Super Smash Bros., a fighting game featuring other Nintendo characters.

Aside from the video games, Super Mario has also been featured in an animated television series, an adventure movie, and comic books from Valiant Comics. The catchy Super Mario theme is also recognizable worldwide, being a fixture throughout the various Super Mario titles.

The Super Mario video games maintains a legacy of fun, dynamic gameplay. The controls of the game remain relatively simple, but the degree of precision and coordination required creates a complex, yet rewarding experience for gamers. The graphics have remained consistent throughout the different titles, improving with each generation of video game consoles introduced into the market.

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David Bowie, A Man of Many Faces

David Bowie is a man of many talents, as evidenced by his long and prolific careers in the music and movie industry. The Englishman is best known as one of pop-rock’s greatest innovators, challenging the static artistry involved in the music of his time. Bowie has collaborated with many top musicians, collaborating with Beatles member John Lennon for the track ‘Fame’, and with rock band Queen for ‘Under Pressure’.

During the 1970s, Bowie redefined the glam rock movement with his Ziggy Stardust persona. The androgynous creation had a quirky fashion style punctuated with a funky redhead coif. He released the album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders of Mars featuring the hit single ‘Starman’, a fitting title for his act. This persona was later discarded as Bowie attempted to experiment with somewhat more subdued offerings compared to the eclectic Ziggy Stardust version.

A fully-trained theater actor, Bowie has appeared in numerous Hollywood movies such as The Prestige, Memento, and Inglourious Basterds. He had a memorable cameo in the Ben Stiller comedy Zoolander, portraying a judge mediating a model walkoff between Stiller and Owen Wilson. In addition to composing musical scores, Bowie has also dabbled in writing, directing, and producing.

The subject of Bowie’s sexual orientation is shrouded in mystery, though the pop musician had mentioned being bisexual in an interview. The Ziggy Stardust phase of his career likely contributed to the confusion surrounding his sexual orientatation. Bowie would later lament that questions about his sexuality dominated discussion in America rather than focusing on the musical artistry of his work. Bowie is married to the Somali-American model Iman, who manages an ethnic cosmetics company.

David Bowie’s legacy will be that of a soulful musical artist who challenged the status quo of his time, and dared to create something different that what was expected.

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An Insider Look at the Starcraft Universe

Blizzard Entertainment’s highly regarded real time strategy game Starcraft 2 has been out for quite some time now, and fans and casual gamers alike have enjoyed finishing the campaign or competing against each other on the battle.net service. Two more games, Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void, will join the first game – Wings of Liberty – to complete the epic Starcraft 2 trilogy.

The grizzled war veteran Jim Raynor is the hero of the story, and many Starcraft tees feature the beloved character in his traditional marine space armor. Now a mercenary with the Heaven’s Devils crew that he formed, Jim and his allies battle the evil dictator Emperor Arcturuc Mengsk, and at the same time, attempt to save Jim’s corrupted friend, Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades. Joining Jim is his best and closest friend Tychus Findlay, and the mysterious Protoss warrior Zeratul.

There are there distinct races in the Starcraft universe – the highly adaptable Terrans, the swarming Zerg brood, and the noble Protoss aliens. Each Starcraft 2 player generally picks a race that he or she likes in order to master it, but some player choose a race simply because of their personality. Whatever the case, anyone can show which race they like best by wearing a Starcraft t shirt that features their chosen race’s insignia as part of the design.

E-sports is growing all over the world as more players strive to get better in Starcraft competitions held in different parts of the globe. The best Starcraft players come from South Korea, where competitive players join teams and train for most of the day to get better. Starcraft teams can be distinguished by the Starcraft shirts or jackets they wear, which generally feature the team’s logo and name, and all of the team’s sponsors.