and break the drum

fun fact about Heavydirtysoul: that drum solo in the intro is actually a very well-known sample from a 60s funk song!

it’s called the Amen break and is the most widely sampled piece of music in history - and a Google search told me it’s barely been mentioned in reference to Heavydirtysoul, so I thought I’d share for the 21p superfans who want to know the music history behind it. the Amen break is a 6-second drum solo loop that got picked up by the 80s electronica community and found its way into literally thousands of songs across multiple subcultures of music. for the longest time nobody knew where it came from, but it was eventually traced back to The Winstons’ song Amen, Brother from 1969

here’s the song that it came from - the drum track loops throughout it, but it can be heard most clearly at 1:26. cool, right?

6

Excuse me while I turn into a marching band nerd, but I need to talk about this

Osomatsu: You’re alright, good job

Karamatsu: Get that flute level with the ground and straighten them shoulders. Also, you might want to cut the tips off the gloves or else your fingers are gonna be sliding over the keys

Choromatsu: Same comment about the gloves and straighten the saxaphone, the body is supposed to be aligned with your body, if I remember right.

Ichimatsu: Don’t puff your cheeks, that’s a big brass no-no. Also, you’re not supposed to have a plume

Jyushimatsu: Be gentler with th drum, you’re gonna break it, and bass drums aren’t cheap

Todomatsu: THE FRENCH HORN ISN’T A MARCHING INSTRUMENT, GO PUT THAT DOWN AND GET A MELLOPHONE

General: Bangs are supposed to be underneath the shako, and the brim is supposed to be three fingers away from your nose, although they do have big eyes, so I suppose I can let that one slide

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
—  Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum
Dating Ashton would include:

- “Touch my drums and we’ll break up”
- You braiding his hair all the time
- Trying new recipes together
- Slow dancing without music
- Giggling for no reason
- “Bub can I do push ups on you?”
- Going on morning jogs together
- “Your ass looks great in those sweatpants.”
- Taling selfies all the time
- “I’m horny.”
- Neck kisses
- Lots of body roaming
- Stupid nicknames
- “Ashton stop calling me poopsy doodles”
- “What did I do to deserve you?”
- “I know right, I’m fuckin awesome”
- him trying to teach you drums but ending up fuckin you on the drum set every time
- Back massages
- Forehead kisses
- “Hey babe? "Yeah?” “Nothing just love you.”
- Prank wars
- Long hugs
- “I’ll miss you Ash”
- “I’ll miss you more angel”

Time to jump off a cliff

Heartless by Marissa Meyer

He tapped the spoon on the cup’s rim and set it on the saucer. “When pleased, I beat like a drum. When sad, I break like glass. Once stolen, I can never be taken back. What am I?”

She thought for a long moment before venturing, “A heart?”

Hatta’s eyes warmed. “Very acute, Lady Pinkerton.”

“It’s very good,” she said, “although I wonder whether it wouldn’t be more accurate to say, ‘Once given, I can never be taken back.’”

That would imply we give our hearts away willingly, and I am not sure that is the case. Perhaps we should ask Jest when he returns. I daresay he’s the expert.”

MEGALOVANIA (Kazoo)
  • MEGALOVANIA (Kazoo)
Play

if you keep going the way you are now…you’re gonna have a bad time.

It’s MEGALOVANIA from Undertale…entirely on kazoo! I’m literally never gonna access this route myself, but man, what a song. Enjoy! (Volume warning, the change might be sudden if your volume is high)

Preference #2 - The first time he says I love you

Ashton - It happened during a show, you were watching from backstage when they finished a song and Ash dragged out the ending with a drum solo and accidentally smashed through one of drums. You noticed it first and chuckled as you grabbed his extra drum and tried to sneak your way on stage to give it to him as the other boys talked to the crowd.

“Ash, try not to break this one, please.” You smiled, handing the drum up to where he was.

He breaks out into a grin. “No promises.” He kisses your forehead and set his drum up. You turn to leave but you hear Ashton call your name.

“Wait, Y/n.” He calls. “I love you.” His voice rings through the arena as his mouth was a little to close to the microphone. The crowds screams and fangirls as you turn back. Chuckling, you say the awaiting four words, “I love you too, Ash.”

Calum - You two were sleeping softly next to each other, Calum’s arms wrapped around you, when you slowly opened your eyes. Without moving, your eyes avert to the clock next you the bed, 3:46. You yawn and Cal’s hands tighten around you.

“You awake, Cal?” You whisper. A ‘mhm’ sounds behind you and you take it as a yes.

You two lay there for while, trying to go back to sleep but it was no use, you two were already so awake.

“Y/n, can I ask you something?” Calum asks. I nod.

“Are you- Are you going to leave me? Or do you think we’re gonna last?” Calum asks hesitantly.

“I’m not going to leave Cal. Why would you think that?” I question.

“I don’t know. The boys just are always saying how you’re so out of our leagues and they don’t know how I got you and-” I cut him off with a kiss.

“Cal, I love you, you know that right? I’m never going to leave you.” I tell him.

“I love you too, sweetheart.” He says, wrapping his arms around me once more.

Michael - “So, I hear you’ve got a girlfriend now, Michael? Y/n Y/l/n. Tell us how you would describe your relationship.” The interviewer asked.

Michael blushes as the boys all start throwing out words.

“Gross” “Kinky” “They never clean up.” Video Games, wait that’s-” “Junk food.”

“Alright,” Michael laughs,”Okay, yeah my relationship is really kind of like that, but I really love her and everything is going perfectly.” He tells the radio.

Luke - The boys were loud and hyper and prancing around the tour bus, passing around the camera which was broadcasting their twitcam.

“Go ahead and ask us questions guys!” Ash announces as the questions roll in.

“Where’s Y/n?” Luke reads and he jumps on top of me, crushing me. “She’s right here.”

“God, Luke, you’re crushing me.” I whine.

“Oh she loves me.” He smiles, “Um, where does Y/n sleep in the tour bus?”

“She’s always taking naps on the couch.” Michael says, “And what’s with all these Y/n questions?”

“She sleeps in Luke’s bed on top of him.” Ash yells from the back.

“They don’t sleep, they-” “Alright!” Luke calls as I laugh in the background.

“She sleeps in my bus bed. And sometimes without me because I love her that much.” He smiles and pecks my cheek.

Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. You are here to be swallowed up. And when it happens that you are broken, or betrayed, or left, or hurt, or death brushes near, let yourself sit by an apple tree and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps, wasting their sweetness. Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.
—  Louise Erdrich, The Painted Drum