The Daily Tar Heel

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Tuesday February 7th

Music


Emily Gajda, Copy Board Member

Office DJ: Songs for a new haircut

"As we start a new semester at the beginning of a new year, join me in listening to songs that give us permission to sing, dance, jump and embrace when we finally feel joyfully comfortable with who and where we are."

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DTH Photo Illustration. If you are the type of person that has a problem with everyone, then maybe you are the problem.

Column: Maybe you are the problem.

"Once you take a moment to recognize that you very well could be the problem, it becomes significantly easier to build back bridges that you once burned, and form healthier relationships with people around you."

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The front of the Dean E. Smith Center photographed on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2022.

Editorial: There should be concerts at the Dean Dome

"Hosting concerts could be a way to gather throughout the year, as opposed to letting the building sit void of fans for months at a time. These concerts could be used to generate excitement and hold true to the legacy of the Dean Dome, as expanding events inside the arena may make it feel more accessible to those outside of the sports world."

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DTH Photo Illustration. Ticketmaster uses "dynamic" ticketing to change prices to match demand for tickets.

Column: Dynamic ticketing is a barrier to enjoying live music

"Ticketmaster paints their strategy of dynamic pricing and platinum ticketing as a practice that supports both fans and artists alike and protects them from villainous third-party sellers. But in actuality, it prioritizes revenue above all else — revenue that goes directly into the pockets of artists and Ticketmaster executives."

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Office DJ: Songs I'm grateful for

"So thank you, Beirut, Mumford and Sons, and fun. Thank you, Daniel Caesar and Taylor Swift. Your music lets me hang out with people hundreds, sometimes thousands of miles away. It reminds me not to be a stranger with the people who have had such an impact on my life."

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Megan Thee Stallion attends the 2022 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 15, 2022. (Maria Alejandra Cardona/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Column: "Her Loss" is Actually His Loss

"As an avid Drake fan, I was disappointed with “Her Loss.” Sonically, it is well produced, but a slower listen to some lyrics highlights a more interesting story of a rich but perhaps lonely man still in search of himself. One nearly forgets that it’s a collaborative project with 21 Savage’s contributions outdone by Drake’s overpowering narcissism."

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In this photo from Sept. 25, 2021, Takeoff of Migos performs onstage during Global Citizen Live in Los Angeles. (Rich Fury/Getty Images for Global Citizen/TNS)

Column: Why do we sensationalize celebrity deaths?

"While all gun violence is senseless, Takeoff’s talent and promising music career make his death harder to cope with. His contributions to the world mean that this loss impacts not only his family but his fans. It’s frustrating that the final moments of his life were recorded and circulated online."

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Taylor Swift performs onstage at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, Mar. 14, 2021.
Photo Courtesy of TAS Rights Management 2021/Getty Images.

Column: #Gaylor — when speculation goes too far

"We continue to watch cisgender and heterosexual artists (or artists who have yet to come out) benefit and profit from their support and enthusiasm for the LGBTQ+ community, yet artists who are within the community continue to struggle with gaining recognition for their own contributions. It is okay to analyze and absorb media and art through a queer lens, but to speculate over someone’s unconfirmed sexuality does nothing but darken the shadow that falls over those who do represent the queer community."

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