Welcome to the Slant, where you'll find reviews and original writings by the members of Martin Library's Teen Advisory Board.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Music Review: Made of Glass

by Jesse B.

This video says so much about humanity's place in the environment. Shots of polar bears on dwindling icebergs are especially moving during this period of global warming. André Tenneberger (ATB) offsets shots of these beautiful creatures with video of (relatively) ecofriendly energy sources: nuclear, wind, solar, etc.

The music itself is suitably harmonious and the vocals are excellent. The lyrics reflect the mood set by the video but also leave room for further interpretation.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Poem: Parting

by Anthony W.

Why does it have to be this way?
The evening of our love turned grey
Had the years together proved too much
To see each other, yet lose our touch
The passion which once had sparked a bright
Fallen victim to the night
Our vow,
What words I miss
An eternal seal within that kiss
A moment’s thought no more
Keep your man, I’ll have the door

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


by Anthony W.

Summer’s frost
A cold wind on summer’s eve
Wracks the windows and trees.
A sad portrait is the sky
Pale grey with hazy eyes
It chills me to the bones
I wonder why summer is cold
Is there enough sun?
Where is the light?
I can remember it not being bright
The air worsens
Water stands still
All is motionless besides the feel
Of the cold winds that summer day
That bone chilling feel
That takes your breath away.