Banjo Talks. Anne Virginia Culbertson. Illustrated by Mary Morgan Keipp and Heustis Pratt Cook. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1905.

Doan’ talk erbout yo’ singin’,
Dat’s well enuff sometimes 
Wen de singer’s got some git-up
An’ de wu'ds an’ music chimes, 
But I ru'rr year de banjer
Dan ter listen at de rhymes.
Oh, my soul gits up an’ humps husse'f
An’ goes outside an’ walks, 
Wen a picker gits ter pickin' 
An'de banjer talks !

Tale-Teller Heart // Dreampipe Vermin // Cud Eastbound

MAY 21 Vancouver
MAY 24 Powell River
MAY 26 Cumberland
MAY 27 Quadra
MAY 28 Denman
MAY 29 Nanaimo
MAY 30 Victoria
MAY 31 Pender

Tail-Smeller Fart - smelly butts who live in a swamp 

Dreampipe Vermin - glorious belching folk dweebs 

Cud Easbound - smelly butt that lives in a van 

Mumford & Sons, Wilder Mind, review: 'a triumph'

Marcus Mumford has never sounded better than on this overwhelmingly tense and bittersweet album, says Neil McCormick

Mumford & Sons: Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane and Winston Marshall

By Neil McCormick

11:00AM BST 25 Apr 2015

Disillusioned audience members booed Bob Dylan in 1965 for swapping his acoustic guitar for an electric one. It is hard to imagine fans of Mumford & Sons doing the same 50 years on. The lines between folk and rock have long since blurred and the English quartet are the most recent example of a band effectively occupying some of the fertile space in-between. They may have risen to fame in 2009 playing banjos, yet their surging, singalong anthems always had more in common with the epic rock of Coldplay than bluegrass. Nevertheless, the decision to go electric for their third album effectively sacrifices what might be considered their USP, putting them in a much more crowded field.

But the switch is a triumph, as if the band have slipped out of woolly sheepskin overcoats to reveal the leather jackets and canine glint lurking beneath all along. Wilder Mind has all the songwriting power to satisfy committed fans but with a sharper edge and darker undercurrents that might entice sceptics.

An industrial pulse and chug of rhythm pushes songs along, with echoing guitars and ghostly synths woven into a shimmering, shifting backdrop to Marcus Mumford’s rich vocals. The frontman has never sounded better – he has learned the value of restraint, finding all kinds of shades and nuance in low, intimate, close-to-the-mic singing that makes the explosive roar of big notes all the more effective.

Wilder Mind is the band’s third album, which comes after a brief hiatus following their second record in 2012, Babel.

The result is an album that ebbs and flows but never releases its tidal grip. Huge, crowd-pleasing choruses on songs like Ditmas, Broad Shouldered Beasts and Only Love are not squeezed for every last drop in the way the band might have done in the past. The mood of Wilder Mind is overwhelmingly tense and bittersweet, reflecting songs of remorse, regret and renewal. Mumford’s relationship with singer-songwriter Laura Marling ended in 2010 and he has been married to actress and childhood penpal Carey Mulligan since 2012, and it is tempting to locate a musical roman à clef in lyrics that depict relationships at various stages of commitment and disintegration. Yet what is most apparent is a fierce self-interrogation and welcome refusal to settle on the obvious, resulting in love songs wreathed in mystery and ambiguity that mirror the musical setting.

There may be nothing particularly original here, but the gritty ambience of electric instrumentation suits Mumford & Sons’s way with melody, emotion and dynamics. Simply put, the Mumfords rock.

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Was at Ange’s Rare stream today, and looking back one of my ships back in Banjo-Kazooie (Jolly/TT), and looking at my current crackship in Sanic(Dave/Chris), it made me realize that I have a type of ship that I seem to gravitate to more often: The character that is normally full of themselves and thinks they’re hot shit, and the more humble, sensible person who’s usually the more soft spoken type.

anonymous asked:

I think Blue team would know more "classical" instruments Like Tucker learned violin, Caboose surprisingly is good with a Harp, Wash knows Bass, while red team knows more "modern" Simmons knows Piano and the Drums, Grif just knows Piano, Donut knows Sax and for some reason Ocarina, and Sarge knows banjo

Simmons can play the banjo in canon.

Church plays piano because the Director had to learn as a kid (based on a previous headcanon).

I like the idea of Caboose learning how to play the harp and I feel like if Tucker knew how to play the violin, he’d play the more rock and techno-pop violin music (mostly so I can have an excuse for him to be a fan of Lindsey Stirling).

I think I also had a headcanon once about Grif knowing how to play the drums? But I can’t remember if I ever specified which kind (I think I lost interest in the headcanon halfway through typing it).

Sarge doesn’t know any instruments but he can beatbox like a pro.

Nintendo recently announced a Smash Bros. ballot where you can vote for characters to be in Smash! When I found out, I quickly voted for Banjo and Kazooie! I couldn’t help but imagine what their moves would be and I was motivated to sketch some ideas!

I think I got every basic Smash move accounted for here, even taunts and a final smash idea! I tried choosing moves from past Banjo Kazooie games that I imagined would feel most natural in Smash. There may be better ideas for moves, but hopefully you like the choices I’ve made :D

Banjo and Kazooie would be great to see in Smash Bros! Hopefully these ideas help illustrate why :D


IS TOOK ME 4 HOURS TO MAKE but finally is here. This HUGE list of my favorite character i wanna appear in smash. 24 characters in counts (I’m exagerated), not exactly this list that order 2 first part are that order. You can vote and support these my YOURS FAVORITE IN LIST. 

Come vote in USA, EUROPE, JAPAN and LATINOAMERICA. Here are names of all list: 

  • Princess Daisy (Super Mario Land / Super Mario Bros)
  • Roy (Fire Emblem: Sword of Seals)
  • Banjo & Kazooie (Banjo Kazooie) (3-PARTY)
  • K. Rool (Donkey Kong Country)
  • Rayman (Rayman) (3-PARTY)
  • Impa (Hyrule Warriors / The Legend of Zelda)
  • Bayonetta (Bayonetta)  (3-PARTY)
  • Dixie Kong  (Donkey Kong Country)
  • Inkling (Splatoon)
  • Simon Belmont (Castlevania) (3-PARTY)
  • Wonder-Red (The Wonderful 101)
  • Bomberman (Bomberman) (3-PARTY)
  • Wolf O’Donnel (Star Fox 2 / Star Fox)
  • Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid) (3-PARTY)
  • Klonoa (Klonoa)  (3-PARTY)
  • Isaac (Golden Sun)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic 3 / Sonic The Hedgehog) (3-PARTY)
  • Bandana Dee (Kirby’s Return in Dreamland / Kirby)
  • Paula Polestar (MOTHER 2 / Earthbound)
  • Shovel Knight (Shovel Knight)  (Indie Game)
  • Shantae (Shantae) (Indie Game)
  • Krystal (Star Fox Adventures / Star Fox)
  • Cooking Mama (Cooking Mama)
  • Proffesor Layton (Proffesor Layton)

P.S: I NOT INCLUDE BOSS AND ASSIST TROPHY for obvious reason and i know 3-PARTY and INDIE GAMES (they’re thirsty) are talks very complicated to Nintendo, so i hope this guys give a chance…