all i want is to make music

Prompt: “That’s irrational.”

When you first heard the album, sitting with Harry in your backyard, Carolina was one of your favorites. It was catchy and it had good lyrics. It didn’t cross your mind that the song was written about someone else. But when Harry went on Nicks radio show and told the story of the song and who it was about, a wave of anger couldn’t help but overcome you. Each and every time you had the album on shuffle, you skipped it faster than you could blink. When it came on the radio you turned it down. If Harry started singing it, you left the room. You came to hate the song. Hearing your love of 3 years sing about how another girl “feels so good” and is “all i think about” didn’t exactly put you in a position to fawn all over the song. This is what you were trying to explain to Harry when he confronted you about your obvious dislike for the song. 

“I know you don’t like Carolina. Why? You liked it when you first heard it, didn’t you? It was one of your favorites actually. What changed?” He asked you, when he stepped out of the shower, sitting next to you on the bed. 

“Nothing changed. I like the song, its good.” you said coldly. 

“Then why do you go out of your way to not listen to it, and when you have to, you cringe down to the last second?” His voice was angry mixed with a bit of sadness. He wasn’t yelling…yet. You knew your opinion mattered a lot to Harry. And although you didn’t like the song, you figured he deserved the truth. 

“Fine Harry. You wanna know why I don’t like the damn song?” you said and he looked at you expectantly. 

“It’s blatantly about another girl. You’re one of the most private people I know. You wouldn’t go out of your way to put the girls name in the song, put it on the album and sing it on national TV if it didn’t mean a lot to you. So excuse me if I don’t want to listen to my boyfriend sing about how another girl is all he thinks about.” you said getting more and more angry with each word that you said. Harry looked at you and didn’t say anything, so you continued. 

“Harry that song makes me look like a fucking joke. And I know its your music and you have the right to write about anything you want to. But every time I look at you, I see you and her. Every time I hear that song, I think of you and her. And if she means that much to you, then why am I here?”

“Babe…you’re over reacting. Its just a song.” Harry said tears welling up in his eyes, and it was then that you realized that you were crying as well. “I can promise you that she doesn’t mean as much to me as you do. Tell me what I can do to fix this. A song isn’t worth loosing you. I swear, she meant something to me a while ago. And she’ll always mean something to me in the way of a friend. But you…I can’t live without you.”

Now you were full on sobbing, “Then why’d you write the song? Its not a sin for me to be upset about the song. And it’s not even the fact that you wrote the song, it’s the fact that you took the time to expose the girl and make it very clear that it was about her.”

“So you don’t want me to write about other girls and life experiences? That’s irrational. I’m always going to write songs about my life experiences. If you cant handle that, when we can end this.” he said angrily. He immediately regretted saying it when you got up and stormed out of the room. 


“I don’t know what to do Gem. She won’t talk to me, she won’t look at me, she won’t let me touch her. I don’t sleep in the same bed as her anymore, she sleeps in the guest house. Not even in the guest room, the guest house. I feel like I’m losing her, and that can’t happen.” he said on the verge of tears as he spoke to his sister on the phone. 

“How long has this been going on?” she asked him carefully. 

He let out a long sigh, “about 4 days.”

“Honestly, she probably shut down because she feels like you haven’t acknowledged the fact that she’s hurt. Weather you feel like you did something wrong or not, she needs to know that you know and care that she’s hurting. If you haven’t made an effort to apologize to her, she won’t know that. Especially if you aren’t talking. And Harry, you have to admit, if the roles were reversed, you’d be pretty angry, too. I think you both need to talk because it sounds like to me, this argument is a two way street.”


He made his way down the small pathway to the guest house where you’ve been staying for the greater part of a week. You didn’t want to see him, hear his voice, speak to him or anything else. You knew you were overreacting just a little bit, but in your mind, you still had the right to be upset. He rang the doorbell and you automatically knew who it was. It was the first time he had been over since you left the main house. 

“Love, baby, princess…let me in. Please?” and there was something in his voice that you couldn’t ignore, even if you wanted to. You made your way over to the door, and before you could even get it all the way open, Harry pushed himself inside and wrapped his arms around you. You tensed up at first, but then relaxed into this chest, realizing you missed him. You stood there, in the doorway hugging for a long time, the first connection you’ve had with him in days. 

“Let’s talk, yeah?” he asked you sweetly, kissing your nose. You nodded and lead him over to the kitchen table. You sat, not saying anything to each other before he said,

“I’m sorry. I’m so so sorry. When I wrote that song, I wasn’t thinking. I met Townes-”

“Don’t say her name.”

“I met her a few years back. It was just before I met you. We had a few mutual friends and they set us up on a blind date. And I’m not going to lie, I had a lot of fun that night. But she was missing something, and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. Plus the tour was about to start, so even just after one date, I broke it off.” He explained and you listened intently. “We remained in touch after that and I occasionally still talk to her. But I swear, she’s just a friend. She doesn’t mean nearly as much to me as you do. And when I said she was all I think about, its just a lyric. I don’t mean that literally. I deeply apologize if I made you question my love for you. That was never my intension. Its just a bloody song love. And yes it means something to me. Each and every one of my songs means something to me. But you…I could never express in words what you mean to me. I wrote countless songs about you- so, so many. But none of them bring you justice. You’re just that precious to me.” he said with a dimpled grin and a squeeze of your hand. 

“I’m sorry too H. I overreacted. I shouldn’t have been so jealous. And your music is your music, and I don’t have the right to question your creativity. I’m sure she is a nice girl. She should be flattered. But can I ask you something. Obviously you don’t have to answer.”

“What do you want to know, my lovely?” 

“Is there a song about me on your album.”

He looked at you with a devilish smirk and a gleam in his eye,

“Oh love, don’t you know you’re my only angel?”

(requested by: annon)

Not to sound dramatic but becoming a Kpop Fan is one of the BEST decisions I’ve ever made, and I do not reget it at all.

Burrito Blanket Batmom - Bruce Wayne/Batfamily x Reader

I kinda love the idea of a “burrito blanket” batmom haha, and since I thought the request from anonymous I received was quite similar, I mixed them up together. Hope you’ll like it, particularly you @dannysanime, as usual, feedbacks are very welcome :) : 

(my masterlist : http://ellana-ravenwood.tumblr.com/masterlist)

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-Are you alright mother ?

It’s early in the morning when your youngest son finds you in the living room, wrapped in a blanket on the couch, eyes wide open and not really looking at anything in particular. You don’t even react as he approaches you. 

-Mother ? Hey ? Mom are you alright ? 

Finally, you turn your head to look at him, blanket all the way up to your chin and wrapped around your head (and all around your body really, your face the only thing peering out of this burrito you made of yourself), you say in a croaked voice : 

-No.

Damian is immediately worried. It isn’t often, if not never, that you complain. That you let things get you down. You’re the cheery one of the family. You and Dick often are the ones that see the positive things in everything, so, seeing you there, laying on the couch without even the TV on, and looking as if you were completely done with life…Well, it worries your kid. 

You realize that he’s concerned about your well being when he kneels in front of you, and put his palm on your forehead. Oh, sweet boy. If only everyone could see him as you saw him, if only he’d be as nice with everyone as he is with you…No one would ever call him “brat” anymore. 

-I’m not sick honey, I’m just…I’m just….erf…

-…You’re just “erf” ?

You shrug your shoulder. Or at least, Damian thinks you shrug your shoulder, he isn’t really sure, seeing as you’re wrapped tightly in that damn comforter. 

He’s not sure what’s wrong with you, but he still wants to help. 

-Hum…Is there anything I can do for you ? Do  you want coffee ? Something to eat ? Or do you want me to go put a movie on or something ? Anything, really ?

You smile weakly at him, and it makes him frown. Your smiles are never weak ! They’re always so bright, warm, beautiful ! They always make him feel better, not matter what. Awkwardly, he brushes a few fingers against your cheek, and your smile widens a  little. Here. Better. 

-You’re already doing a lot my boy. 

“My boy”. He loved when you called him that. It made him feel…It just made him feel loved. And like a part of the family. Your son. But of course he was your son, you never saw him in any other way, even at the difficult beginnings…

He kept on brushing your cheek lightly, putting some strand of hair out of your face. You managed to take an arm out of your blanket, and caressed his hair lovingly, he laid his head next to yours, kneeling on the floor in front of you, and you just shared a sweet mom/son moment…So much that you both fell into a deep and comfortable slumber. 

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The (official) release of Cut To The Feeling has really just awoken the Carly Rae Jepsen stan in me again. I love her so much and I never want her to hurt or feel bad…she gives us so much and is just such a genuinely good person ugh WE LOVE HER!!!!! Why is her whole career a love letter to the gays?? A question with no definite answer but yes we STAN. I feel like I’m on a cloud when I listen to her!!!! She makes me want to be in love, she makes me want to dance, drink, cry, and be whoever I wanna be!!! Truly queen of E•MO•TION(s)!! Her music gives me hope and lifts me up when I’m down!! Here’s to many more years of music from Carly!! Love to you ALL I’m basking in happiness right now!!

Amy Winehouse

In 2006/2007 when Amy was at the height of her fame, I really enjoyed her music. My family and friends around me didn’t understand why I liked her when she was in the papers every week for her troubles.

What they failed to understand was, I and many others saw: a woman with an amazing singing voice, a talent which was unmatchable in the music charts. Amy stayed true to her Jazz routes but added a 21st century flavouring to it. She made Jazz accessible to the everyday person. Her lyrics were timeless.

When the media turned on her and only saw a drug addict, music lovers saw someone who, yes, had their problems. But who doesn’t have flaws as a human being? Amy said that if she ever became famous, she would go mad. All Amy wanted to do was to make music.

It’s unfair that her troubles became a more tabloid worthy topic than her talent. We were blessed to have her and she was taken for granted.

Music Series: Malibu by Miley Cyrus

This song reminded me of my first time to ever see an ocean first-hand and how amazed I was by it. When I was a kid, my parents took our family to the Pacific Coast and we followed it from Washington all the way down the California shoreline. It was amazing, and I hope to make it back out there sometime soon. Hope to make it anywhere sometime soon.

If there is a deeper meaning to this song, I don’t want to know it. It’s sweet and fun and I like its personality.

This was my initial thought that popped into my head, as I read the lyrics and listened along. Thank you, Anon, for requesting, and I hope you like it!

Miley Cyrus’, “Malibu”. Link to this song on Spotify is Here

xo

Shelli

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You were a bundle of nerves on the plane ride to America. Not only had you never been on a plane before, but you’d never been anywhere before. Your entire life you had never left London, and although eager and excited to experience it with Harry, you thought you were going to lose your breakfast on that plane ride.

“You doin’ okay, babe?” Harry asked, caressing your leg with his finger as he looked up from his music playlist.

“Yup,” you lied through your teeth. Harry laughed, seeing right through you.

“Long trip, if you feel sick,” he says, pointing to the barf bag. You nod and close your eyes, feeling him grab your hand and kiss your cheek.

This better be worth it’, was all you kept thinking about seeing an ocean for the first time.

And was it ever!

I never came to the beach or stood by the ocean

I never sat by the shore under the sun with my feet in the sand

But you brought me here and I’m happy that you did

‘Cause now I’m as free as birds catching the wind

When you told Harry about your lack of travels, he immediately decided that had to be changed. He was about to leave to travel back to California for work for awhile anyway, and had insisted that you come along with him. Since the two of you had started dating, you had been nearly inseparable, and Harry was going to be away for a bit this time and wanted you with him. As excited as you were about it, you had dreaded the flying part of the trip since the day you accepted his invitation.

“Do they sell valium over the counter?” you asked him, only half joking.

Harry laughed. “Sweetheart, you’re going to be fine! I’ll be right beside you the whole time, and I promise to keep you distracted so it will go by quickly. It will be worth it when you see the ocean, I promise.”

I always thought I would sink, so I never swam

I never went boatin’, don’t get how they are floatin’

And sometimes I get so scared

Of what I can’t understand

Harry could barely keep his eyes on the road, not wanting to miss one facial expression from you, as he drove the two of you to his favorite Malibu beach spot. Extremely secluded for a public beach, Harry had never had problems with the public there, and wanted your experience to be memorable for the right reasons, not because of being attacked by paps and fans.

As Harry drove close enough for you to get your first real glimpse of the wonder, he smiled seeing your face. He didn’t even see you blink. You turned and looked at him with huge, bright eyes, jaw dropped deeply, and you didn’t appear to be breathing.

“What do you think, love?” Harry asked, giggling. “Beautiful, isn’t?”

You look at the view again in disbelief, then back at Harry, carefully wrapping your arms around his neck and kissing his face.

“Thank you!” you say. “This is amazing!”

“You’re welcome,” Harry says. “I wanted your first time to see it…to be with me.”

But here I am, next to you. The sky’s more blue in Malibu

Next to you in Malibu. Next to you, baby

You hold Harry’s hand as he carries your beach things, and you make your way closer to the water. He finds a good spot away from others and lays out your and his possessions on the sandy shore.

“Come on, baby,” Harry says with a smile. “Let’s get in the water.”

“Are there sharks?” you ask nervously.

Harry laughs out loud and grabs your hand.

“Come on, you silly girl,” Harry chortles.

You walk toward the water with him, clutching his hand, fingers laced with his.

“You didn’t answer my question…” you say, as he laughs at you again.

We watched the sun go down as we were walking

I’d spend the rest of my life just standing here talking

You would explain the current as I just smile

Hoping that you’ll stay the same and nothing will change

And it’ll be us just for a while. Do they even exist?

That’s when I make the wish, to swim away with the fish

You slowly walked alongside of Harry as the evening progressed. It was getting dark, you had gone for dinner, and returned to the boardwalk to once again enjoy the view. Harry watched you as you looked out at the ocean, your hair blowing behind you in the breeze, as the long skirt of your dress ruffled like the waves you were watching.

You felt his lips kiss your shoulder for a long moment, then turned your face to him, accepting the kiss he had for your lips.

“I think I could stay right here forever,” you say.

“It is beautiful, isn’t it?” Harry says, looking out at the view.

“It is, yes,” you say, “But that’s not why.”

Harry looks at you questioningly.

“I think I could stay anywhere forever, as long as you’re next to me,” you say lovingly.

Harry kisses you passionately, his arm around your waist, pulling you against him, then you both look out at the water, before walking back to the car to go home.

Is it supposed to be this hot all summer long?

I never would’ve believed you,

If three years ago you told me I’d be here writing this song

But here I am, next to you, the sky’s so blue in Malibu

You pull your legs up closer to you in the lounger, watching and listening to Harry sit next to you, playing his guitar and singing a song. How could you ever have known that one day you would be sitting next to such an amazing man who loved you? You wondered if he thought the same about you, but you knew by how he was with you that he did.

Harry looks at you and grins, playing for awhile longer, then setting his guitar down carefully, leaning his head back on the lounger and staring at you.

“You realize how in love with you I am, don’t you?” Harry asks you earnestly.

You smile at him as you bite your lower lip between your teeth. He giggles at you, then kisses you so tenderly, you nearly lose your breath.

“You know I’m desperately in love with you, too, don’t you?” you ask him, nervously and unsure why.

He smiles at you before kissing you again, putting any doubt you may have behind you.

“Answer your question?” he asks, smirking.

You giggle, loving his touch on your skin, his kisses on your lips.

“Thank you for bringing me here,” you say.

“Thank you for wanting to come with me,” he says. “Worth the plane ride?” he smiles.

“I’ll go anywhere you ask me to go,” you say honestly, not caring about any silly plane ride.

We are just like the waves that flow back and forth

Sometimes I feel like I’m drowning and you’re there to save me

And I wanna thank you with all of my heart

It’s a brand new start, a dream come true, in Malibu

The ‘Cowch’ by Hans Zimmer (from The Holiday BSO)

(yes, I listen to very random music)

@slothsimmer tagged me, thank you so much love! ✨

RULES: SHUFFLE YOUR PLAYLIST AND MAKE A SIM BASED OF THE FIRST SONG THAT COMES ON, HOWEVER YOU WANT.

I tag @soleilsim @justbex @acoldcoffeebean @desertbloom @surprisepeach @sophieneedshelpsimming @simsxcx, @fakefleur, @loniden, @obnoxious-sims aaand @soneasims if you guys haven’t done it already!

(omg I tagged so many people I just enjoyed this tag so much)

you say

You say I live in my phone,
I’m staying connected to all parts of the globe;
You say I can’t hold a conversation,
I just want to talk about something deeper;
You say I have a weird taste in music,
I believe music can make a statement;
You say I should go to church,
I see God is everywhere;
You say my generation is fucked,
I think we are misunderstood;
You say I will never be able to handle the real world,
I recycle to save it;
You say I don’t understand the issues that plague us;
I see myself cleaning up the messes that I didn’t cause;
You say I’m just another millennial,
I don’t see why that’s such a bad thing.

anonymous asked:

so i was watching their comeback stages, and the boys seemed so happy?? they had such bright smiles on their faces which makes me soooo happy i'm glad they're enjoying themselves :'D

YES T^T I think we all agree when I say these were iKON’s (so far) best music show stages Everything was ON POINT! They had fun, the stage looked expensive, their outfits were great, their stage presence was NO JOKE, the vocals and rappers were SO stable and they gave everything for the choreo! It was my favorite music show performance by iKON so far :’) I seriously love this era 😭♥️ and the fact they can perform songs that they love and always wanted to do, just makes me even more happy T^T

ATTENTION

https://twitter.com/HollywoodLife/status/867886716354473989 Im just going to say one thing. As a kpop fan, and an American one at that, this upsets me. While BTS is my favorite kpop group, i have a large handful of other groups that do exactly the same thing as BTS. Its not emtpy music. Just because its catchy doesnt make it cookie cutter and empty. PSY enjoys making the music he does. You can in no way compare them to anyone because that is like saying the chain smokers have meaningful music unlike justin beiber. If anyone i ever know wants to get into kpop i would like to show them several groups because kpop is more than BTS. kpop is SHINWA, SUPER JUNIOR, BIGBANG, SHINEE. All groups that have been around 10 or more years. Kpop is SEVENTEEN, MONSTA X, GOT7, IKON, EXO. Its f(x), TWICE, SISTAR, MAMAMOO, 2ne1 4minute. And kpop IS BTS. But please don’t let western media skew the idea of kpop being this way because it isn’t.

anonymous asked:

After reading that embarrassing HDD article about Harry's producer I'm 100% sure Irving is going to buy him a Grammy. HDD already published an article about how he MUST be considered for the AOTY nomination so that wouldn't surprise me. The usual suspects (BIllboard, Rolling Stones etc.) are already up his ass so it's very obvious how hard they're pushing him to our faces like "look he's the best thing has happened since Bowie!!" What happened to "let the music do the talking"??

How can he let his music do the talking when all this was also being said before his album came out?  They want to make him a celebrity, not a serious musician. They want hype, they want $$$$, they want fame, they want to be able to say we put Harry on the map, they want to be able to say we got him a Grammy.

Who cares if Harry literally stomped on his 1D fans in his eagerness to escape his boy band roots? And then sang “Stockholm Syndrome” as a bone thrown while taking all the credit for writing it.  When he did happen to mention “that band” it’s not with a genuine smile or affection. But that’s ok, Harry is “generating interest from a new fan base now” to paraphrase a quote from someone on his team. 

And don’t throw his “teenage girls are relevant” platitude at me, actions speak louder than words. 

Other anon, is this the “real world” you are talking about?

Something New

Hello :) 

This is my second drabble here and I hope you all like it. I had a fun time writing this, as I’ve read a lot of these and wanted to try writing one. English is not my first language, so I am truly sorry for any mistakes.

-Mari xx

Originally posted by hoshikio

The room was filled with the sounds of voices and shoes tapping against the floor. Dresses of various colors made the monochrome room turn into a ‘garden of each and every flower’. The classical music had blended nicely with the loud voices, making couples in love or not waltz their hearts out.

  The scenery was truly enticing. However, balls always had the tendency to become a bit monotonous. As the youngest princess of two I was tonight’s center of attention. It was my birthday after all. But I didn’t feel happy.
  You see, every year it is exactly the same. Kings and their queens, princes and princesses from kingdoms far away as well as the high-class people from my castle -people in high positions, my father’s helping hands-, gathered in order to celebrate my birthday. It was rather intentional you see; just my father’s obligation to keep peace. As the king of a kingdom he needed to be in good terms not only with his people, but also with other kings, so that our land doesn’t have to face the misfortune of a war. He’s good man: polite when he needs to be and strict when the time requires it. That’s why people love him.
   Tonight, just like every other year, I was feeling utterly bored. It wasn’t any exception, after all. Just then, a young Prince came in with his father following behind. I watched as my family greeted them warmly and all moved towards me. He was indeed charming, I might say.
  “My dear, you need to welcome our lovely guests. It’s your day after all.”
Father said while glaring at me.
   “Mr. and Mrs. Park.”
   “It’s a pleasure to meet the youngest daughter -for whom I’ve heard so much about- of our beloved neighbor.”
   Mr. Park said emphasizing the word neighbor and shook my hand.
   “The pleasure is all mine.”
   They all left leaving the boy and I behind.
    “Happy birthday, your highness.”
     “Why thank you Mr. Park, but please don’t call me that. My name’s (Y/N)”
     “Lovely name for an extremely beautiful girl like you. I am Jimin.”

Some kind of tag game

Ok @ioniluna​ let’s do this

5 Things…

…You carry in your bag

• My bullet journal
• Advil
• Percocet
• My wallet
• Tampons

…Found in your bedroom

• My books
• A stash of snacks
• Prints of @cerigg​ and @acidtygr​’s ars Paradoxica fan art
• The box that houses my computer, audio interface & speaker hookup (collectively known as The Rig)
• Probably Wilem and Simmon, if I had to guess

…You’ve always wanted to do

• Travel outside the US
• Record foley for an animated movie
• Have a dog
• Swim in a warm ocean
• Learn to play piano

…That make you happy

• The way @dolly113​ smells after she’s worked in the sun all day
• Listening to the recreated soundscape I’ve made of the woods I grew up in
• Music by The Cat Empire or The World/Inferno Friendship Society
• Cuddling with Wilem (not Simmon, he’s a jerk and won’t cuddle with me)
• Making art & hearing that it’s made people’s lives better

…You’re Currently Into

• X/Y-style audio performance recording (as heard in The Bright Sessions Ep. 39)
• Hiking (mainly in Griffith Park)
• Twenty Thousand Hertz
• THE ADVENTURE ZONE
• As ever, the Impressionists

…On your to-do list

• secret things I can’t talk about yet
(…nice try, @ioniluna​)

…People may not know about you

• I didn’t learn how to ride a bike until I was 19
• I’m really picky about how and with what I eat cheese
• I stopped eating beef in 2013, mostly to distract myself from a breakup
• I have a really bad sense of space (wrt directions, spatial visualization & proprioception) (I have a working theory that this is due to my EDS)
• There was a 24-day gap between the day I realized I was pansexual and the day I realized I wanted to work in media production

I don’t know enough people on Tumblr, so I guess I’ll tag @galacticdrift and @neutrinotempest!

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SOON AS I OPENED MY EYES AND TOOK MY FIRST BREATH: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

We’re reaching the end of the stretch, folks. We’ve got one more day, one more album, and three or four more posts and then we’re done. And so I thought it would be fitting to close out tonight with this.

In 2015, their first year of being eligible for it, Green Day were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Now, say what you want about that institution - I myself am, honestly, completely unsure where I stand about it. But, as Billie Joe told Rolling Stone when the announcement was first made, “all of my heroes are in there.”

It’s a big deal, you know. It’s a big deal, for this snotty, underestimated trio of self-described class clowns from Oakland to make it to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and to get there playing punk music, the music they grew up with, and doing things their way, constantly surprising people and choosing the unexpected route. After almost 30 years of varying levels of success and fame, extreme backlash, personal struggles, mental health issues, substance abuse, and really good music, Green Day was officially welcomed into the league of their heroes.

Which is what strikes me the hardest about their induction speeches: all three of them spend at least a third of each of their speeches talking about how much they love music, and paying tribute to their heroes.

A lot of bands I love, I never want to meet, because they don’t quite feel like people to me. But, from the beginning, Green Day have always just seemed like a group of guys who love music, who let it mean everything to them the same way that their fans do. Who are fans, too - just incredibly talented, incredibly successful ones. I still think that about them, and they make it easy for me to do so.

Let’s let Billie Joe bring it full circle:

And in closing. So we come from this place called Gilman Street. It’s a club. It’s in Berkeley. We are so fortunate to be able to play there because it’s all-ages and it was non-profit. It was just all of these goof balls. It was like Romper Room for degenerates. It was so great. And what a great scene. We got to watch our friends’ bands, and they got to watch us play, and they got to heckle us. We tried to heckle back, but they had one better. So, then I got to see Operation Ivy, and I got to see Crimpshrine, and I got to see Sewer Trout, Nasal Sex. These far out there bands. I’m truly fortunate. You know, I’ve always loved rock & roll music. I always have. Soon as I opened my eyes and took my first breath, I’m a fan. And that’s the one thing that I’m going to close with is that I love rock & roll.

- Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Speech

anonymous asked:

So I went on ur blog this morning cause I'm probably on other side of the world and I enjoy ur discussions and I wanted to stalk u (in a nice way) and I saw that anon about musical fans and I was upset for the rest of the morning because I'm an emotional mess lol. (This is not directed to u cause I appreciated ur answer) but I just want to enjoy things without ppl jumping down my throat and I know I'm too emotional but I really love the musical even with all it's inaccuracies

I mean, jumping down people’s throats for not knowing obscure information about my specific interest area isn’t going to make people want to interact with it or me. That being said, I’m fully-willing to jump down someone’s throat for jumping down other people’s throats…

But, don’t wait for someone to defend what you like. Just like it anyway. 
People get annoyed with the musical fans for things that are just weird or stupid, but it’s usually not directed at individuals and a lot of it is just like… why?? y’know. it’s more just general awe and confusion at things like Hamilton/Seabury shippers or Laurens with the turtles or Jefferson’s macaroni or Heathers crossovers. It’s just shit that isn’t inherently bad (just sometimes stupid), and gets recycled until it’s unbearable. That’s the way fandom works and people always hate that. 

But let them.

the Hamilton fandom’s passed its honeymoon phase for a lot of people and it’s breeding backlash. But, a stranger on the internet who doesn’t like the same thing as you doesn’t get to decide you can’t like the thing. They can tell you that you shouldn’t, they can make good and compelling arguments about why that thing is really flawed or backwards or regressive, but like…so what?  
You probably know right from wrong, so enjoy the thing anyway. let it be flawed, acknowledge the flaws if you feel you need to, give counter-arguments if you feel you need to. but, just like it anyway. it’s not hurting anybody.

mobicon things™
  • the deadpool in a wedding dress
  • when people ask to take pics w me/compliment my cosplay?? golden moment.
  • the chair that makes it look like yr in deadpool’s lap
  • everyone is so nice and good??
  • “no one wants to take a picture until I put the mask on”
  • "dOES JUMIN HAN IS GAY” — collective “yessss”
  • the hitachiin twins?? they said I was cute and gave me hugs?? like hello yes I am soft and I LOVE HUGS
  • best iron man I’ve ever seen
  • "my strap fell off and I’m not fixing it again. I’ll just blame it on strex. it’s all strexcorp’s fault.”
  • that guy blasting music out his backpack
  • the game “honey I love you” except that girl did NOT love tamaki
  • pointing off all the gems even tho I have seen not even one (1) single SU ep
  • "five exclamation points is not a dare” “that’s the point
  • a suspicious lack of voltron cosplays
  • roaring back and forth with some of the furries
  • another book from the author i liked who was there last year
  • happy feels now bc wowie this was a good time

agentdetective-sanvers  asked:

So, I'm curious. What's your go-to workout playlist? Is it a specific genre? Artist? Are there certain songs you ALWAYS listen to? I'm *starting* to try to be active but I feel like all my music isn't the type of motivation I need to feel like a badass and tackle doing difficult stuff. *god this trying to be healthier thing is hard, obviously not because of the music choices, but in general*

A great question! Honestly, I usually alternate between acoustic music (but only on Sunday mornings, which is usually my biggest workout of the week…) and whatever’s on the radio – I flip stations all the time to find things I like. (I’m a big radio nerd.)

In terms of motivation to feel badass, honestly it’s about finding music that makes you feel powerful and makes you want to move and going with that! 

And yes, it’s hard – I know!! – but I promise you that you can do it if it’s what you want! I believe in you and I’m sending you soooo much love and support!!! <3 <3 <3 

I didn’t let myself listen to any of Linkin Park’s new album before I had it in my hand and tried to avoid the reviews about it so I could make a fair judgement. So here are My Thoughts:

It’s………………………………..somethin all right. I think they aimed pretty hard to do something new but I didn’t find this interesting for them personally or as an album on its own.

My opinion could change, because I usually grow to like music rather than absolutely adoring it at first listen. But on the album I liked 3 songs. And it wasn’t a ‘ooh, this is really good’ liking, but more of a ‘well compared to the other tracks….its okay’. I seriously can’t remember most of the songs because they felt really similar.

I feel bad for Linkin Park because they obviously have wanted to try new things for a long time. I mean they’ve been around in mainstream music for nearly 20 years! Their big songs of the past (In The End, Numb, Crawling) are mocked now for being extremely angsty, and yet fans get angry when their new record doesn’t sound like something from 2000. And it shouldn’t! Honestly I’d be a bit worried if they were pumping out the exact same music two decades later. I always think about this part from When They Come for Me about being trapped by their initial sound:

‘cause even a blueprint is a gift and a curse
'cause once you got a theory of how the thing works
Everybody wants the next thing to be just like the first

That said, while this album is definitely revolutionary for the band, it’s honestly pretty stale and bland for music as a whole. There were tracks I couldn’t enjoy because I just kept thinking, ‘Hey this kinda sounds like Royals by Lorde’ ‘This one sounds like Hey Brother and Wake Me Up by Avicii’. I thought the beats and background noises sounded like something you would get in googling ‘free pop instrumental’. 

And there are more positive and uplifting songs on here than I was expecting, but even the lyrics don’t inspire any great new thoughts. The only song I found pretty emotional was One More Light. The rest are just…eh. 

I don’t know if they were pushed to change their sound for a grab at radio airtime, if they’re that tired of the rock/alternative/nu-metal scene, or if they rushed just to get something out. I don’t feel a bunch of passion in it, and I kind of wish this just came as a sort of side project for them to test the waters with first. Since they completely changed their sound, it sounds like some entry-level attempt at popular music (or what was popular at the time of them creating this because music has moved past these types of songs IMO).

So overall I liked a few songs but I’m a bit disappointed in this album. I’m not gonna cry about selling out or them going back on their fans because it’s been so long and with years of changes in music, I can understand why they want to experiment with some of them. I think they carefully calculated how to make good popular music with wider appeal, but their methods were too specific and so this album already sounds dated, as if it came out 3 years ago but I’m just hearing it now.

Long post lol but I still love this band and I’m excited to see them in August! I’m going to do my best to embrace what they want to do, because they seem pretty good about acknowledging their past and striving to do something different or better. Love em :^)

No one will ever in a million years make me feel bad for laughing at assholes who spend 12k to have their exclusively exclusive rich ppl only musical festival bc like

i got a 6$ bk meal today and i felt guilty all day

I can t look at someone who drops
12k like pennies to go, basically fancy camping and have any real lasting empathy. Like I dont want anyone to get hurt but beyond that? Fuck every last one of them, enjoy ur shitty cheese sandwich