On this day in music history: June 14, 1968 - “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”, the second album by Iron Butterfly is released. Produced by Don Casale, it is recorded at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood, CA, and Ultra-Sonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island, NY in Early 1968. The San Diego, CA based psychedelic rock band, after having gone through numerous personnel changes since forming two years earlier in 1966, return to the studio in early 1968 to record the follow up to their debut release “Heavy” issued in January of 1968. The albums centerpiece is the title track, clocking in at an epic 17:05, it takes up the entire second side of the LP. The final track recorded for the album, the song is originally titled “In The Garden Of Eden” but lead singer and organist Doug Ingle slurs the words due to being drunk while recording the track. The master take of “Vida” is captured in a single take with the final recording having only meant to be a sound check before formal recording began. The engineer happened to have the tape rolling during the sound check, and once the band hears the results, decide that another take is not necessary. Also released as a severely edited single (#30 Pop) for AM radio airplay (2:53), “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” quickly becomes the bands signature song and establish them as an influential and seminal band in hard rock and instrumental in the development of heavy metal music. The song is later covered by Boney M., Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band and Slayer. “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is also brilliantly parodied on “The Simpsons” on the episode “Bart Sells His Soul”, originally airing on October 8, 1995. Bart tricks Reverend Lovejoy’s congregation into singing the song, handing out sheet music and making the parishioners believe that is a hymn titled “In The Garden Of Eden” by “I. Ron Butterfly”. The gag ends with the elderly church organist collapsing on the keyboard after playing the seventeen minute long song. It is remastered and reissued on CD in 1995 with two additional bonus tracks, also being reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP by Rhino Records in 2009. A limited edition LP pressing of the classic album is issued for Record Store Day in 2010. Another pressing, pressed on clear splatter colored “psychedelic” 180 gram vinyl is released as part of Rhino’s “Start Your Ear Off Right” series in January of 2017, and is limited to 4,000 copies. That issue also replicates the original 60’s era Atco labels found on the initial pressing, with the LP jackets constructed of heavy cardboard (rather than printed on white poster board like modern LP’s), with the cover artwork slicks pasted to them like the original release sleeves. “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” peaks at number four on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
If Armin is Alexy’s twin, it does not mean they are identical - on some points, they are completely the opposite, even if they are the most precious person for each other. Like his brother, he will integrate Gryffindor, which made him proud as a peacock. This house was everything Armin dreamed about his schooling in Hogwarts. Walks in the forbidden forest, in the castle by night, parties with friends, trying at least one new thing by month, discovering detentions with Filch, enjoying activities which make loose points to the house, worshiping the Quidditch, … Yes, Armin is a true Gryffindor. He doesn’t care about your house, if he appreciates you, he could take you with him on so many adventures. However, he stays a lot in his universe, needs time for himself, alone. Despite appearances, he is not so easy to understand.
In a world where so many relations are defined by the blood, it will be really difficult for Armin to totally find his place, because he doesn’t know anything about his biological filiation. It’s why he will probably try to find some answers, and could discover that his parents, pure blood, were killed during the next war, making him and Alexy two orphans. His favourite class could be the first flight lesson, during the first year ; he had the revelation he was born for the Quidditch, he can past hours in a day to practice, and forgets everything else. If you like, or better, play to the Quidditch, he could literally stalk you, so happy to find someone with whom he can share his passion.
14 days of Downton Abbey Day 7: Favorite “downstairs” male character - Mr. Carson “Not worse than a maid serving a duke!” “Do you find me very ridiculous, Mrs. Hughes? Putting on airs and graces I’ve no right to?” “Even a butler has his favourites, m’lady.”
(Well…it’s midnight. So it’s technically Day 14 now. But I posted this to dA BEFORE the clock struck twelve, so TECHNICALLY, this submission isn’t late. xD)
Day 13 is ‘losing (at anything really). The second I saw this prompt, I KNEW I had to do something involving Zim and Dib. Then, today, the image of the two of them playing Candyland like five-year-olds, as well as the sound and image of Zim saying 'listen here, you little shit’, would NOT leave my head, so this HAD to be done…xDD
(This is the second comic I’ve done in the past three days. OMG)
yes this is me as an airbender yES this is shameless, shameless self-insert but BEAR WITH ME i did it for an atla contest which idek how to link to you guys idk?? what im doing??? also i put mad effort into this like my hand was hurting bc as always i left it all at the end and i designed like my whole bender outfit and shit and drew myself with WAY more hair than i actually have so idk i like it even if i dont win?? it was p cool ye a h
“Even the most powerful demons merely plagiarize the worst thoughts and fears of mortals, and build their realms with no other ambition than to taste life.” —FIRST ENCHANTER JOSEPHUS; TRANQUILITY AND THE ROLE OF THE FADE IN HUMAN CULTURE.
ok so my sister and i got a bit carried away making drinks! These are all alcoholic drinks and we are by no means professionals at drink mixing! ;u;
no exact measurements (sorry) most of the alcohol was measured with a tablespoon, and topped it with the mixers.
Absinth(be very careful with this! it’s really strong and can ruin the whole drink if theres too much), Blue curacao, triple sec, raspberry lemonade(or pink lemonade), blue raspberry mix, lemon lime soda(or club soda), and garnish with blue sugar(we chilled the glass too)
Sambucca, hot 100, bacardi 151 proof, peach schnapps, cream, grenadine. (tastes god awful)
Achievement unlocked: hopelessly romantic!
banana schnapps, vodka(can be flavoured), grenadine, strawberry nectar, cream and garnish with frozen strawberries!
just as sweet as romancing Alistair! my favourite of the three!!