Saturday, November 27, 2010

Enrique Iglesias Music Video Release! :D

Finally!! This is the day I've been waiting for since last August; for Enrique Iglesias's music video "No Me Digas Que No" to be released on YouTube! Now what's the big deal? I'M in the video! Back in August, I had submitted to playing as a background partyer in Iglesias's video and they had cast me the next day. In between the 12+ hours of shooting, I had a great time, made friends with the background cast (Rubbal and Gaya, left), and shook hands with Enrique, himself. Not only was this an opportunity of going behind-the-scenes and witnessing the magic of making the music video, but I was able to observe the different camera equipment used to film scenes (which is great for my future aspirations to becoming a film director). Everything was bulky and advanced-looking where it was quite different from what I was used to where my digital camera would be my only piece of shooting equipment. However, I'm not so sure that I want to do anymore background work since the pay is minimal for an entire day's worth of shooting. This was an unforgettable experience that I will always look back to in years to come. After waiting for nearly four months, this keepsake timepiece has finally aired, and I've spread the word to both my family and friends who've been anticipating for this day to come too. Well, I've attached the video link to this post, so go ahead and check out Mr. Hottie Tamale's newest video!
If you want to play the "Where's Cienna?" game, try spotting me in the background. Hint: Check closely at 3:19 and 3:40. :P

Friday, November 26, 2010

Playing the SiNGLE CARD.

Ladies and gents, I hope this post helps you realize that being single isn't as bad as it sounds. Why be tied on a leash to a boyfriend/girlfriend when you could be "free as a bird"? Yes, I know that "being an item" with a special someone is one of life's rewarding gifts, however, you lose so much in the meanwhile. By making time for John/Jane, it is like having your needy pet dog by your side all the time. Say sayonara to all your friends, family, and hobby activities, because those things aren't on your partner's "To Do" list, and it'll all be just you and them, you and them, YOU and THEM. Before you know it, you'll have fallen off the face of the social world where your pals will think you have gone missing. I know it sounds like I'm coming off as some anti-love teen but I'm just stating my perspective of relationships. Sometimes you can just get so caught up in them that you live in a bubble of your own and lose track of other matters. The whole bf/gf bit can either have its high points or low points, but to avoid the drama that comes on the side, you'll come to realize that sometimes the single life is better.

Some people think that it's more ideal to remain single versus being married even:

Saturday, November 20, 2010

What's the deal with Vector?

Has anyone heard about Vector, the marketing company? I'm sure some of you have because their flyers have infiltrated our campus,where they're distributed by the masses to students passing by. After being referred by one of my friends to go to the interview, I was in the program and started with their training sessions in the next couple of days. From then on, other "independent contractors" learned the tips and tricks to selling Cutco cutlery to family members and friends. Even though Vector is against telemarketing and door-to-door sales, TECHNICALLY we're doing something very similar to it. Their policy is for us to advertise our "practice demos" to our beloved friends and family first because of course how could they say no to us? Then they would recommend us to people they know and that's how our business would spread. At first, I was thrilled to have gotten the job and thought this was a great start to making some income because whether you make a sale or not, you're still paid $16 for the appointments you book with your customers. Doesn't sound too shabby right? Well, it's easier said then done since you'll have to be booking appointments from now to eternity for the pay to be worthwhile. This weeked I had a taste of the exhausting life of a sales-rep-college-student who's trying to make an honest buck, and realize it SUCKS.

Could it be a scam...?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Time to Give Thanks!

As you all know, "gobble gobble" day is drawing near but that's not what it's all about. Hence the name and title, Thanksgiving is the time to give thanks, reflect, and appreciate what's in your life. I know for some situations that individuals go through; it's like, my life is anything but appreciatable. They're wrong because there's always a silver lining in each cloud. Too many times do we take a good thing like our families, friends, education, etc. for granted where others would do anything to be in our shoes. I, for one, am guilty as charged when it comes to overlooking the great things I have in my life.Sometimes, when I look at the negative occurrences that are happening in my life, they would overshadow all my life's high points and forget about them. I try to make these realizations last longer and occur more often then just annually due to Thanksgiving. So here's my declaration to being thankful: I'm thankful for having a roof over my head, a family I can call my own, great friends,  the opportunities and experiences I've been exposed to, and especially for continuing to remain alive to this day. Starting from my childhood, my mom always has made sure I was involved with a variety interest such as learning how to play different interests, taking ballet, participating in martial arts, establishing how to swim, create a second family with my high school marching band, dip my toes into the entertainment industry of modeling and acting, and pursuing my dream to be a film director. Despite the "ups and downs", I have a GREAT life. I'm truly blessed to be where I am now.

Learn about the meaning of "Thanksgiving":

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Playing with Danger?

  Now what is the big hype about the Ouija Board? From back in the day to current times, kids are still getting involved with the infamous talking board game of today. The anticipation is in receiving "answers" from the beyond which is what enthralls many of those who play with the Ouija Board as an entertaining pastime. The trick of the game is that the wood piece moves on its own supposedly and either spells out your answer or points specifically to "YES" or "NO". The Ouija Board is said to be a game manipulated by spirits, and the questions asked are responded by spirits from another realm. Many have taken a chance with operating the board game and others have steered away, heeding the device's witchcraft capabilities. It's funny how such a precarious novelty item is sold in millions across the country, displayed on shelves of children stores. The company, Parker Brothers, are currently the trademark and patent owners of the game. Apparently, the game's "safe" enough to be sold to naive children and distributed under ten different names, all the meanwhile. I, for one, stay away from that supernatural stuff and avoid it for the better of my well-being. The whole idea of messing with spirits by just pestering them with childish questions like "Who will I marry?" and such, is unnecessary and dangerous. How do we even know that the spirits who we're conversing with in the game aren't malicious and mean us harm? We don't. The word on the street from psychics and supernatural experts is that when you conjure up a spirit through the Ouija Board, you're inviting them into our realm and risking the hazardous possibility of becoming possessed under their will. Now, I hope everyone's not thinking that I'm a psychic know-it-all, but obvious solution here is to NOT mess from the Ouija Board. Because the real question here is this: Is the Ouija Board an innocent game of asking answers or an ominous creation to play at your own risk?

Here is some more info on the Ouija Board and it's dangerous history:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Pet Clinics: The Un-Happiest Place on Earth.

  This Sunday morning began abruptly at 5 AM where I jolted out of my bed as my step dad yelled my name from downstairs. At first thinking the man was insane, my thoughts turned for the worst when he held out in his arms, our 3 month-old Morkie puppy. Joy Cee looked lifeless and then I knew she was experiencing another episode of hypoglycemia, a case of low-blood sugar. At the moment, she was in shock and laid limp in my step dad's arms. I grabbed the car keys and flew on the freeway with Joy Cee, bundled in my lap, as we headed towards the "Emergency Pet Clinic of San Gabriel Valley" in El Monte. Once I arrived, I rushed her into the clinic and the nurses took her in stat! While waiting to here from her health's progress, several more patients and their owners filed in through the door. There was not one happy face in the room, and smiles were replaced with tears and grimaces.  Stories of their pets' accounts filled the room: a Maltese puppy suffering from a coyote's bite to the family's "furry best friend" vomiting every 2 minutes. My situation was bad enough already, but hearing these people's reasons for the visit to the Pet Clinic just added to my worries and depression. The doctor met with me, eventually, and diagnosed Joy Cee with hypoglycemia and gave me a "list" of how to prevent it again. After coming back to pick my puppy up from the clinic this afternoon, there was another owner exchanging her woes and tearful statements with the nurse in the front room. This woman was in pieces, I mean, crying to the point where she had sunglasses covering her swelled up eyes, and negotiating with the nurse that $5,000 is nothing when it comes to her pet's life. I understood where she was coming from; I've been down that road before where you'd do anything to save your furry friend's life. When I left with Joy Cee, I spoke with the crying woman and wished her pet the best. She gushed out her "thank you's" before going into the operating room. Wow. My mom had came out of the hospital recently in turn for my dog to go in this week. As, you can see, this is not the life that every 18 year-old girl usually goes through. However, I could do without the drama; thank you very much.

Reviews of the Pet ER who helped Joy Cee out:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

If Only I Could Take Your Pain Away...

  I don't expect any comments on this post really, but I really feel for those of you, or anyone who has ill family members, friends, or someone you dearly love. I understand the emotional pain you go through as you helplessly watch that loved one go through their torturous ailments. I know a dear soul that's had and still has the worst health fortune in her life. Her list of ailments range from ulcerative colitis to a severe case of carpool tunnel. For years, she's been battling these disabling diseases and has been on the journey of pain alone. I mean I help her out and everything, but it's the pain that she endures on her own. The sad reality of it is that I can't do anything about her pain. Last night and the wee hours of this morning, I had taken her to urgent care due to her migraine which was the worst episode that she's ever experienced and waited for her to be diagnosed by the doctor. It was absolutely heartbreaking watching her writhe in pain; the fluorescent lights were a bothersome pain to her eyes, and the slightest movement made from her body produced yelps of pain. The doctor had her transferred to the hospital's emergency room in Glendale where I ensued after the ambulance that carried her. Up until 2 AM, nurses and doctors have attended to my idol and equipped her with IV's, a gurney to sleep in, and pain relievers. Once all the hustle and bustle subsided within Exam Room 10, I pulled up a chair to gaze onto the patient's face. My mom's face. I was relieved; she looked well-rested compared to a couple hours earlier and only spoke in whispers. When the ER's doctor excused me within the next hour, I did my ritual of "I love you's" and adieus to my mom. Driving home, my heart still pumped with hope again for her.
 This was the theme song of the night/morning that blared on my radio driving to and fro. Go Dixie Chicks!

Monday, November 1, 2010

I Don't Have A Life, I Have SECOND LIFE.

  For those of you aren't acquainted with Second Life, it's a virtual reality world where computer addicts would rather spend their days in there, constructing their new lives than appreciate the real ones they've already got. Now you may ask, how did I get involved with this? Well boys and girls, it wasn't because of my free will but the fact that my art assignments revolve around being an avatar in Second Life. This weekend, my group was assigned to create a virtual art gallery where we were curating works of Pop Art artists. Now this may sound fascinating and all, but the technical difficulties speak for themselves as a pain-in-the-booty program to work with. I spent half of my day on this machine building my SECOND life, and forgoing my first life in the process of doing so. At that moment, I was cranky, nauseated, frustrated, and an emotional wreck because my whole day had been dedicated to that project. Not only was seven hours of my day spent on the assignment, BUT so was my Halloween night of 2010. I could've been out trick-or-treating, but I continued to be glued to the front of my computer screen. Second Life reciprocated its negative feelings towards me as well because in between the hours, it sent each one of my pieces back to my inventory thinking I was done with the project. Of course, this cyber task had to be a difficult one! Why not?
I don't know how cyber fanatics do it, where they spend hours of their life on this beast and give up the physical activities of the outer world. While working on Second Life, it was like the glow of the monitor was sucking my life force out of me and energizing itself! It's possible I might have been losing my mind at the moment, and it could have been due to the fact that I only got up for bathroom breaks and pizza at dinner, but I'm hoping that I won't have to touch another keyboard until my next lifetime. Let's be realistic, that AIN'T happening!
We'll as long as I'm done spouting off my woes and complaints about that night, I just wanted to give you a warning-I mean taste of what Second Life's all about!


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Don't We All Want To Make It Big...?

Hey there readers! Here's your 2nd step to the "make it or fake it" biz that you've all been waiting for. :D

2. Audition- (ô-dĭshˈən) n. A trial performance, as by an actor, dancer, or musician, to demonstrate suitability or skill.
     The next step to breaking it into the business is to attend audtions. In order for you to be going any further with your acting, modeling, entertainment career, audtions will be crucial in that department. Sadly, agents and casting directors won't be dropping out of the sky to just come see and hire you on the spot. It just doesn't work out like that. So get your faces out there now and attend, Attend, ATTEND! At auditions, you are given a script, commercial or lines to read in front of the director. Meanwhile, the actor is thinking about how to make it their own and be original with the lines. My own experiences with auditions have had their ups and downs, where I've gotten callbacks or have otherwise been passed by. I can honestly say my worst audition was for this music video for a no-named band where I was to be featured playing the violin. Already, I was doomed because I hadn't picked up the instrument for 6 years! However, I figured that I could "wing it" and gave it a try on the day of the audition. When I was called into the room, I not only found myself to be auditioning for the director but the BAND as well. Realizing that I was going to be making an a** out of myself with them as my audience, I went for it and played it safe with baby open-string scales. I left the audition laughing (as well as the director and band) that I made a fool of myself and had the guts to. I know better than to waste my time on an audition, I expect to flop in.
  With auditions, I know nerves are bound to get the best of you but you've got to extinguish that feeling and go for it. Just be yourself and show great affinity (attitude) with the director by making small talk with them to show that you're a genuine person who's not just there to get the job. Be sure to take your time and pace yourself since those few minutes are YOURS with the director.
 What the "big wigs" are looking for is a new, fresh face with the talent of acting. However, there's so many skilled actors amongst us in the world today. So the question is how do we stand out as that one IN millions, and not as one OUT OF millions? Find out in the 3rd step: TRAINING.

Here's a link to reaching Disney Channel auditions...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hell-ywood and TRAFFIC.

For those who were in Hollywood tonight, you know what I'm talking about! Tonight, an event celebrating "Dias de los Muertos" took place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery where masses of people dressed their part as skeletons, ghouls, and more to honor the dead. Not only did they contribute in visiting numbers, but also as a hindrance: road blocks, traffic-buildups, you name it. Sadly, I was stuck in this muck for a good 45 minutes just getting from one block to another. Traffic was so thick that I could pull out my cellphone and take a picture of it and on top of that, send it to my parents complaining about it. Did I really? YOU BET!
Please excuse the horrible picture quality; for it was taken by a non-smart phone. It's hard to tell, but in the picture, the car in front of me was unable to go at a GREEN light because the Joe Schmoe in the other car, who lacked common sense and road manners, chose to block traffic, by going through a RED light. Apparently, this DDLM festivity really was the must-see, rapido, screw-traffic-rules event! Once I finally broke through "Mullholland LOCO" corner, my unfortunate road trip wasn't over yet! I went through the crosswalk to get on the freeway during MY light, but there were people beginning to cross it. As flustered as I was, I was already through and said silent apologies within the car to the crosswalkers. However, one of them didn't take to kindly to my action and beat my rear window with his full 2-liter soda bottle. Then the next hour and a half continued with crazy road-rage people lane-jumping on the 101 freeway. Ahh, that's the hustle and bustle of Tinseltown for ya!

P.S. I had just looked up the cultural event on the cemetery's website and this tidbit of info would've helped A LOT this evening.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Struggles to becoming a Model/Actress

  Some of you may think that achieving stardom, fame, and all that jazz is but a step away if you really pursued it. WRONG. I used to be one of those wishful thinkers who had her head in the clouds of such a dream. Let's face it, it's unrealistic to be thinking that opportunity will fall into your lap on its own. In order to make it in the entertainment business, immense effort and determination is required and sometimes even giving it all your best isn't enough.  This dream, fairy tale, career ambition is a journey that takes place on a road of nearly infinite miles...For those of you who are interested in going forth on this "dream", well take a seat as I pull up some key pointers to aid you in coming closer to it. Good luck!
  1. Head shot- (hĕd'shŏt') n. A portrait of someone's face and upper body.
     I cannot stress on how important and VITAL it is to have one of these babies. There's not a professional actor/actress, model, or anyone involved in the entertainment business who doesn't have one. Not only is a head shot considered as your resume, but it also acts as an i.d. of YOU. As soon as you walk into an audition with your head shot, the casting director can immediately decide within 2 seconds on whether they'd cast you or not BASED on the head shot only. So when you're investing in your head shots, make sure that they're not done at portrait places i.e. Sears, JcPenny's, etc. because casting directors can tell if you have, and that's not the sort of picture they're looking for from you. The best way to get it all done once and started is to pay a professional photographer, who has their own studio, for your shots. Head shots can range thousands of pretty pennies to a more bargaining price, but you'll need to do your homework on researching for the reasonably-priced photographer. Other than the head shot letting the director know that you mean business, it also gives him/her an insight of the different roles you can be cast in.So get this first step done, and stay tuned for the next piece on "AUDITIONS".

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Where I Stand...

What am I doing here? Can it get any better than this? Hopefully, but for now this is my life. All it took for me to engage in these thoughts was me being dressed like a damn clown, literally. I just got released from my 15 minute break from my shift at Hot Topic, and sat alone on a lounge in the mall. Here I am making a morsel of a paycheck and for what? Oh nothing, but to just promote the store's most worshipped holiday of the year, Halloween, where I'm sporting the Joker look. More thoughts flooded my head as I caught the gazes of many mall consumers who pointed and laughed or hurriedly passed me but not without distributing disgusted looks towards me. Chuckling, I thought: Yeah people? Well you should see me on my good days, I dress quite the opposite! These feelings of being solitary, separated, and lonely, come every now and then where it makes me wonder: where do I stand in this big world of society? As I contemplated, I just sat back and took a recap trip down memory lane.
 The issue that kept nibbling me at hand was how my social world of friends has diminished. Two causes for that are either my friends have moved away to different universities and simply, we became involved in our own lives and moved on. I mean, when it comes down to it education is the important thing to achieve at the moment and the "friend-making" is the bonus part (from what my dad tells me). However, I don't want to end up as a recluse who keeps to herself and eventually, doesn't know how to communicate with others by spending her days alone in her house with a bunch of her pet dogs. I'm totally exaggerating now (laughs), but in the end, I know it's me who has to get off my duff and make the effort to start new friendships here at CSULB. Is there anyone else out there who's toyed with these thoughts?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Graffiti Art: Spectacle or Nuisance?

One of the biggest controversial topics of today is  whether or not "graffiti art" is an act of vandalism to property or beautifully displayed public murals. Well after watching this "Bomb" graffiti-documentary video for the last two days in my art class, I understood that graffiti art can be more than just defacing public property and territorial tagging. Beautiful murals and masterpieces have been created along the outdoors and decorate street walls at the hands of urban artists. All around the world, graffiti art has been thriving and expressing the artists' messages all over city buildings. The video actually inspired me when it came to a spray-painting project. It taught me that whatever I created didn't need to have expectations because it was my own art where I could let my imagination piece together whatever I wanted. At Venice Beach, it was awesome being surrounded with detailed murals around me. Most of the art work had come from artists who've been "bombing" for around 20 years and they left their trademark of beautiful intricate designs that covered the walls there in Venice Beach.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Knott's Scary Farm! 8D

 This fall Halloween comes early this year! At Knott's Scary Farm, all ghoulish fiends, monsters, and demons come out and go bump in the night. These scary nights are here for a limited time only, so hurry now and get your tickets to experience an awesome hangout with pals! *Ahem* Okay now that I'm done promoting Knott's Scary Farm...(laughs), I'd like to give you a preview of the fun you're missing out on! This last weekend, I had gone to the infamous scare event where it began with terrible traffic to just arrive there along with waiting in hideously long lines to purchase the tickets, but ending with a satisfying feeling of getting our pants scared off us! In between, we had gone to 9 out of the hair-prickling mazes where we screamed at the lurging creatures in the dark and laughed at ourselves for being caught off guard. A lot of the times, I was the one screaming my head off. Well call me a scaredy cat, but it's something about being in those mazes (where we had to single file) and not knowing when those monsters are going to pop out at you, that really gets your goat!
However, there was a great number of people that night, so yes the mazes were crammed with everyone to the point where you had a few centimeters of moving space around you. Another problem was, of course, the excitement level of not-knowing-what-to-expect had dropped and that's where it becomes a repetitive occurence. The monsters make a lame attempt to frighten you at the next corner, but you already predict the move since you had seen them alarming another group of teens who had passed by that same spot. I suggest you take a break from the "maze-after-maze" routine and watch one of Knott's comical horrow stage shows or head for the rides to keep the agenda mixed up and fun! Overall, you'll have a screaming good time at Knott's Scary Farm. :]

Friday, October 1, 2010

Sleep Deprivation Strikes Again!

 Your eyelids feel like they're twenty-pound weighted curtains that your struggling to keep from coming down on your vision of surroundings. Even the oldest tricks in the book, such as drinking coffee or chewing gum, are failing to awaken your senses and engage your attention. Have all these symptoms been happening to you lately? Then you are one of thousands of people who’ve caught the widely-know epidemic of “SLEEP DEPRIVATION”!! Even though the simple solution to overcome it is to gain more sleep, sleep deprivation is not something to take lightly. Sleep is absolutely imperative for us to be able to live and function in our everyday lives. It‘s just as important as the oxygen we breath to keep us alive . So yeah folks, it’s a BIG DEAL! With out it, we wouldn’t be able to function and eventually die from the lack of rest which our bodies rely on in order to replenish ourselves. Believe it or not, but when you miss out on sleep, it adds years of age onto your body by wearing you out immensely where you could look 30 at 18 years old (hence the term "beauty sleep", people). 
 For us, college students, sleep is especially important. It comes down to deciding how we’re going to arrive to class as either intelligent human beings or us just being mere zombies who hit the desk with Zzz’s every five minutes. I, myself am a victim of the epidemic . In some classes, my grades are suffering meanwhile the bags beneath my eyes become more distinguished due to me being nocturnal nightly. The stakes are higher for me at this point of my life since I‘m attending college classes that my parents are paying for, and for every minute that I doze off or lose my concentration I‘m missing crucial information from the lectures. I now realize it’s  utterly necessary for me to achieve this goal of getting my good night’s sleep every night. I’ve received my reality check, and I hope all of you have too. So if you’re hoping in acing your classes, avoiding road accidents, and living a healthier life, then you best be hitting the hay at night.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The Strengths to being Human.

     "Vulnerability and sensitivity are the key strengths to being human." When I heard this for the first time, it really stunned me and blew me away. It's the truth; people who are so in touch with their emotions reveal themselves to be raw to the core. Once that's achieved, an individual is able to be real and an attractive being that's valued to many, especially in the acting business. During my acting class for tonight, we did an exercise called "My Life in 5" where we were to sum-up our life story in five minutes. While watching each of my classmates tell their tale, not only did I realize that everyone has their own "hell" they lived through in life, but they were so genuine and sincerely honest to the point where it was enrapturing to listen and watch. For some of you, you might be thinking that due to this having been an acting class, everyone was just pulling this out of their "wazoo". However, this was a beginner acting class where everyone is freshly new to acting.  Plus, there's a significant difference in depicting whether a person is being truthful or not.
     When it was my turn to take a shot at the exercise, I was so nervous getting in front of everyone and "pouring out my heart and soul" to them. I sat in a metal chair in the middle of the room with bright hot lights shining down on me as a spotlight. After gazing at each eager face, I began my story...
     I divulged in the low points of my life which revolved around my life at home mainly concerning my mom and over-domineering step-dad. It felt so overwhelming to recap on what's been going on these last few years with them that before I knew it, my voice started to tremble uncontrollably and my eyes began to water where everything became a blur. So this was what it was like to feel vulnerable, an uncomfortable humility in telling your problems to complete strangers. However, there's something comfortable about it at the same time where these people won't judge you and come from a bias point-of-view versus someone who already knows you i.e. friends, family. From this exercise, I learned that it's powerful to be vulnerable and sensitive because I had everyone's attention in the palm of my hand with just being myself minus the pretenses and walls I would usually keep up. It's an unique feeling, and I recommend for all my readers to give it a try!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Song of Truth.

     Hello there readers! This is my first-ever blog, so let me just give you a sum-up of who I am. I'm Cienna, a freshman here at Cal. State Long Beach where I'm majoring in film and plan to be Mrs. Spielberg, NOT legally though. XD I love music, whether it's just listening to it or playing it on my many instruments: the saxophone, violin, and piano. Recently, I've been listening to tunes on the radio since I'm in the car frequently, and I now realize how many songs there are out there that have no substance at all. The hits that the music world pops out nowadays mainly consist of loud beats and electronic crap turned into gold. However, we fall in love with these songs due to the rhthym, its beat, but lastly considered is the lyrics. Then when you actually take a moment to listen to the catchy words that sing in between the distracting beats, you discover that the song's content is about either getting wasted, sex, crime, and partying. Nothing to it more than that, yet it's us, the audience, who fall victims to this noise and become fans of it by feeding our attentions to this genre. 
     There are some rarities out there that defend music's reputation with a good name though. For example, I heard this fresh upbeat song called, "King of Anything" by Sara Bareilles, while switching radio stations in the car. It was beautiful compared to the repetitive songs I hear playing on everyother 2 minutes. There was actual substance and meaning to the song where Bareilles confronts the unequality roles that play into a relationship. One partner would tend to be the domineering individual who doesn't give the other any freedom in voicing their opinions to being in charge of their own lives. Sure, most of us have all been in that type of scenario and for those of us who haven't, well Bareilles does a simple fun tune on breaking it down for the audience. It's songs like these that tell a compelling story behind it and make the song worthwhile to lend an ear to. We can only hope that from here the music world steps it up for the better.

Check out the song! :D