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On this day in music history: May 21, 1983 - “Let’s Dance” by David Bowie hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week, also topping the Club Play chart for 2 weeks on April 30, 1983, and peaking at #14 on the R&B singles chart on May 28, 1983. Written by David Bowie, it is the second US chart topper for the British rock icon. Newly signed to a worldwide record deal with EMI Records in 1982 worth over $10 million, David Bowie collaborates with musician Nile Rodgers of Chic on his first album with the label. Before the recording sessions begin, Bowie plays Rodgers a number of new songs he has written including one titled “Let’s Dance”. Originally written on a 12-string acoustic guitar, Bowie’s original arrangement bares almost no resemblance to what it becomes. Rodgers takes the folk-rock acoustic based song, and transforms it into a funky, uptempo dance rock song. Recorded at The Power Station in New York City in December of 1982, “Let’s Dance” along with the rest of the accompanying album is recorded in under three weeks. “Dance” features most of the core rhythm section of Chic including Tony Thompson (drums), Rob Sabino (keyboards), Sammy Figueroa (percussion) and Rodgers himself (guitar) as well as Carmine Rojas (bass), and a then little known blues guitarist named Stevie Ray Vaughan providing the stinging lead guitar on the track. The title track from David Bowie’s fifteenth studio album, it is released in March of 1983 and is an immediate smash. Entering the Hot 100 at #59 on March 26, 1983, it  climbs to the top of the chart eight weeks later. The single also tops the chart in the UK, becoming his third chart topper in his home country. “Dance” not only become Bowie’s biggest single and album, but also introduces him to a new audience, winning him a new generation of fans. “Let’s Dance” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

johnnys-silky-hair  asked:

What do you recommend me listen to while I read your stories? 😁

OMG HI QUEEN. u can listen 2 whatever u want!! my page does come with an automatic playlist. it only has 3 songs but they’re pretty chill, like acoustic guitar arrangements n low-fi beats. i find them to be pleasant background music for reading!!

hmm, other songs i like reading to??

life is strange theme (a rlly good one)
the paper kites : bloom
swell : i’m sorry
nostalgic mix (another fave)

hummingbird heartbeat - pt 10

( part 1 - part 2 - part 3 - part 4 - part 5 - part 6 - part 7 - part 8 - part 9AO3 )

It was a relief, heading back to Samwell. Going back to the Haus and his friends and people he was, well, out to really lifted his spirits. It wasn’t that Bitty didn’t love his parents, it was just that sometimes being home in Georgia felt stifling. He’d missed the Haus. He’d missed hockey. He’d missed his friends.

And, honestly, he was looking forward to being able to talk to Sweetie back at the Haus without worrying about how he’d explain him. Even if someone did overhear them, nobody would think it was weird at all – probably. Meeting someone online wasn’t what it was back in the early 2000s. Bitty didn’t think anyone at the Haus would think it odd to find his door locked. Hell, Ransom and Holster would probably be thrilled if they knew why.

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Mafumafu’s “Sugar Song & Bitter Step” Upload & HikiRaji Delay (070415)

Mafumafu: “(Tetete, te, te, tete, te, te-re ↑ … I will upload a super cataclysmic video at 18 o’clock…)”

Touyu: “It’s that isn’t it!”

Mafumafu: “I seriously thought I’d die”

Mafumafu: “I borrowed the orchestral version of Osamuraisan’s “Sugar Song & Bitter Step” acoustic guitar arrange…!! Both the sound of the acoustic guitar and the rhythm felt really good and was the best… It’s a while since “Summertime Records”, but Osamuraisan’s arranges are the best!!”

Osamuraisan: “Both the song & chorus work was delightful! Why can you sing this high…!”

Mafumafu: “Hieee, you’re participating in NatsuComi right! I will come over to greet you!!  _(   _ *`ω、)_”

Amamiya Hiroshi: “Mafu-kun & Osamuraisan’s conversations aren’t meshing with each other”

Urata: “Mafuma!!! (RT of Mafumafu’s “Sugar Song & Bitter Step”)”

Mafumafu: “Today once we finish work, let’s go to the hot springs”

Sou: “Are you seriousssssssss (RT of Mafumafu’s “Sugar Song & Bitter Step”)”

Mafumafu: “Hyahho-- Thanks Sou-kun---!! (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و”

Sou: “No, no---!,!!! It was super cool(っ'ヮ'c) It was truly a bittersweet feeling ( ・ㅂ・)و ̑̑ ”

Shopi: “Mafu-kun has come;;;;; (RT of Mafumafu’s “Sugar Song & Bitter Step”)” 

Mafumafu: “Shopisupi-kun thanks--!! Unison is the bestttt!!”

Shopi: “It’s a song I’ve been listening to often recently so I’m happy;;;;!
I became hooked on MimimemeMIMI-san’s song from a while back because of Mafu-kun and bought the original producer’s CD on iTunes 〜(* ॑꒳ ॑*)〜”

Akatin: “Fu (RT of Mafumafu’s “Sugar Song & Bitter Step”)”

Mafumafu: “Tin-san thank you very much!! I tried to do it with a gnetle feeling!!”

Akatin: “I was also singing this at karaoke but this is super hard isn’t it”

Soraru: “Sorry for being unable to upload HikiRaji!!!! While I was thinking that it was still Friday it became Saturday so I’ll upload it tomorrow (?)”

Mafumafu: “For this time’s NatsuComi, besides my own goods I’m mixing one of my friend’s CDs, but even though my desire for domination has been satisfied with the thought of “I’m the only one who can hear this moment in this voice in this situation right now” which makes me verry happy, for some reason all the utaites that request for mixes are all men” 

[Trans] Osen Interview - Member Profiles:

S.Coups: Seventeen’s leader. As a leader who lead 13-membered group, he feels a huge pressure. The members compliment, “When we have a schedule, he always sit on the passanger seat and talk about a lot of things with the manager. S.Coups, "I could went through the exhausting training period and debuted, I’m doing my best not to be over-excited. I feel so happy that we can do music together as a team.”  

Wonwoo: Member who has an impresive sexy gaze. “I’m already ‘Seventeen’ since I was born. My birthday is July 17th. I feel happy that Seventeen could debut with a song that was made by Woozi. I hope we can always promote with even better songs in the future.”  

Mingyu: One of the visual in the group. “My specialty is fixing broken stuffs and do (style) the members’ hair”. I’m confident on doing anything that need hand-skills (He’s 185cm tall so he can easily changes the light bulb). Actually, I still can’t realize that I have debuted. I will always work hard. Me and the members will get a grip and be a group who always work hard.“
 
Vernon: American member. He has an outstanding korean skills. He just recently know from the other member about the expression 'hard boiled/firm’ when cooking rice. It’s something he wanted to say since 4 years ago. "I’m called '4-dimensional’. My specialty is rap-making. I want to always show my (skill) improvement in the future.”  

Woozi: Talented member who wrote lyrics, composed and produced 'Adore U’. A lot of senior singers compliment him for his excelent potential. “I feel so proud that we could debut with a song made by us. Originally there were other songs (for title track). but I feel thankful to company and all the people who trust me to produce the song . I feel so proud and happy when I heard 'You’ll debut with what you made’.”  

Jeonghan: One of the visual member. He’s called 'Seventeen stan-attractor’. “Fans call me 'angel’. My birthday is October 4th. Haha (if there’s a male-angel he probably would look like him). My specialty is buying socks. When I went somewhere and saw pretty socks, I’ll buy them. Also, I like sports but my stamina drains quickly and I get tired fast. I still can’t believe that we have debuted. When we go to music shows I’m feeling like we’re having a study tour in the broadcasting station. As we’re doing it I’m gradually getting used to it. Someday, we will be a singer who will rank 1st!”

Joshua: Member with cute visual. “My specialty is singing. I was a member in choir team in church. I do acoustic arrangement with guitar. When we were doing a reality show, I re-arranged After School’s 'Because of You’.”

DK: Member with an attractive eye-smile. “My specialty is not a good thing, but I’m good at losing stuffs . I originally have a careless personality so I’m good at losing stuffs. I feel happy that I can be together with the members. I always feel our synergy when we’re together. I hope we’ll always have this feeling, and we won’t forget our roots - and will always work hard.”

Seungkwan: Mood-maker in the team. Cheerful member who has an ability to make other people happy. “I’m an aspiring entertainer. Haha. In the future I want to hear people to call me 'skillful’. I want to be someone who can energize other people. Someday I want to try various things - variety show, radio DJ, MC. I feel thankful for the members who have endured the long trainee period and I want to fulfill people’s expectation.”

Hoshi: Member who takes part on choreographing 'Adore U’. He could make a simple gesture such as 'picking out a tissue’ as a choreography. He gets inspiration for the choreography from daily life. “I’m 10:10. Because my eyes splitted like that (laugh). I have similiar eyes with Kim Beom Soo sunbaenim, I hope you can call me the idol world’s Kim Beom Soo. Haha. My specialty is choreographing. Maybe that’s why I often rips my training pants. I feel happy as I’ve been waiting long for debut, I will work harder in the future.”     

Jun: Chinese member who has attractive huge eyes and actor aura. “My specialty is waking up early in the morning (He’s called Seventeen’s morning call). I started acting in China since I was 3 y.o. Beside music, I have a lot of interest in acting. My role model is Jackie Chan. I feel good and happy that I could stand on the same stage as the other sunbaenims and can watch it and learn from them.”

The8: Chinese member. Extraordinary performer who has participated in a lot of b-boying competition in China and received a lot of awards. “I have learned martial arts since I was 4.5 years old. I was the member in China’s youngest b-boy team, and I know how to breakdance, tumbling, acrobat. I feel happy when I’m standing on a stage. Being a singer is my dream. I’ve achieved that dream.”

Dino: The youngest member in the team. But he has an ambitious aura around him. He wants to break prejudice about a maknae, so he makes a strong(?) impression and calls himself a 'tiny giant’. “Dance is my specialty and my strong point. I watched our performance on music show, I still can’t believe that I appeared on TV. Since I was young, I grow up by watching music programs so it’s hard for me to believe that I’m appeared on those programs. Recently we’re having lack of sleep (than we had before) but rather than tired, I enjoyed it more.”

trans cr: @uygnim

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