and the guitar especially

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Johnny has an especially sexy way of playing guitar. The way he caresses the neck drives my crazy. And in the video with he and Patti Smith walking along together notice how she happens to keep banging her titty against his arm. No one can resist him. I apologize for my lust, but seriously.

oh MAN don’t get me started on his music playing omfg it’s just SEXUAL

while we’re at it lemme throw these back at u

I could watch Luke play guitar and sing all day long, especially if it was raining and i was lounging in his shirt and fluffy socks and just fucking around on my laptop whilst he sat opposite me, a pencil behind his ear, his acoustic in his lap, his skilful fingers moving along the frets expertly playing a few chords just filling the house with beautiful music and just being in Luke’s presence would be so calming and lovely 

In early-twentieth-century urban Peru, few cultural traditions remained that were considered Afro-Peruvian. Race was perceived as changeable, whiteness was equated with social mobility, and, as Raúl Romero explains (1994), Peruvians of African descent typically were not viewed as a separate ethnic group because they identified culturally, along with the descendants of Europeans, as criollos, a term that originally described the children of Africans born into slavery and later included European descendants born in Peru. After independence, the word criollo came to describe a set of cultural practices that were believed to be of European origin, including música criolla, or Creole music. At Lima’s jaranas (multi-day, invitation-only social gatherings involving the communal affirmation of shared criollo culture through food, drink, humor, music, and dance), ethnically diverse criollos performed música criolla, especially the marinera, on the guitar, cajón (box drum), and other instruments. Those who did not play an instrument sang, danced, or performed the special rhythmic handclap patterns unique to each musical genre, affirming the participatory character of creating and maintaining a shared culture. Although the performers were of mixed ethnic backgrounds, by the middle of the century this music was considered to be of strictly European origin (Romero 1994).

Before the Afro-Peruvian revival, many blacks in Peru identified with criollo culture, yet they were denied the social benefits afforded white criollos. In the 1960s, while African independence movements and the U.S. civil rights movement sought to overturn colonialism and racism, respectively, in Peru, music and dance were the first successful arenas for the politics of black resistance. Whereas for some critics, staged music and dance might seem an unlikely format for collective protest, the first step for Afro-descendants in the isolated black Pacific was to make themselves visible as a group by organizing around a newly embraced collective, ethnic, and diasporic identity before they could unite in a political struggle for civil rights. In the Afro-Peruvian revival, black Peruvians began by mounting staged performances that reinscribed forgotten and ignored black culture in Peruvian official history, starting with times of slavery (plantation settings, slave dances, and so on). The leaders of the Afro-Peruvian revival reconstructed lost black Peruvian music and dances for theatrical performances and recordings, musically promoting racial difference to challenge the prevailing ideology of criollo unity without racial equality.

Many Peruvian musicians date the beginning of the revival to 1956, when Peruvian scholar José Durand (a white criollo) founded the Pancho Fierro company, which presented the first major staged performance of reconstructed Afro-Peruvian music and dance at Lima’s Municipal Theater. Several black Peruvians who participated in Durand’s company formed their own groups in the 1960s, including the charismatic siblings Nicomedes and Victoria Santa Cruz. Perú Negro, the only group from the revival still existing in the twenty-first century, was founded in 1969 by former protégés of Victoria Santa Cruz…

Like her brother, Victoria Santa Cruz looked toward the black Atlantic to forge a transnational diasporic identity for black Peruvians, transplanting musical instruments and cultural expressions in revival productions. But Victoria Santa Cruz’s most celebrated legacy in Peru is her idiosyncratic deployment of “ancestral memory” as the cornerstone of a choreographic technique that enabled her to “return” to Africa by looking deep within her own body for the residue of organic ancestral rhythms…

Explaining what she means by “ancestral memory,” Victoria Santa Cruz writes: “What is ancestry? Is it a memory? And if so, what is it trying to make us remember? … The popular and cultural manifestations, rooted in Africa, which I inherited and later accepted as ancestral vocation, created a certain disposition toward rhythm, which over the years has turned itself into a new technique, ‘the discovery and development of rhythmic sense’ … I reached my climax … when I went deep into that magical world that bears the name of rhythm” (Santa Cruz 1978, 18). Elsewhere, she said: “Having discovered, first ancestrally and later through study and practice, that every gesture, word, and movement is a consequence of a state of being, and that this state of being is tied to connections and disconnections of fixed centers or plexus … allowed me to rediscover profound messages in dance and traditional music that could be recovered and communicated. … The black man knows through ancestry, even when he is not conscious of it, that what is outwardly elaborated has its origin or foundation in the interior of those who generate it” (V. Santa Cruz 1988, 85).

—  Heidi Carolyn Feldman,  “Strategies of the Black Pacific: Music and Diasporic Identity in Peru,” Comparative Perspectives on Afro-Latin America (2012)

Okay Listen, Kim donghyuk is sooooo freaking talented okay? but I feel like his talents aren’t show enough to the public. His Voice literally sounds like an angels Voice. All members are addicted to dongdongs voice cause it’s so clear & calming. He is a choreographer and probably THE best dancer in iKON. He is so good that even the leader asks him for help when it comes to dancing. Did you know that donghyuk is responsible for the beautiful “Airplane” dance choreo? Yupp and there is no Instrument he couldn’t learn playing. He can play guitar, piano & drums! Also he is really, really good at sports especially at basketball. He is out of all the members the smartest even tho he is one of the younger members. His english speaking skills are on bobby’s level (who lived in the us for half his life) and please let’s not forget about his personality. He is charming, cute, well mannered, respectful & 99% of the time in a good mood. Did you see his body btw? Yeah he also works out & has (my opinion only) one of the best trained bodies in iKON. AND HE IS AN AEGYO KING! They call him dongaegyo because he is so cute. And the Most important: He loves kids & food! Now that’s what I call an Artist & husband material. YG just has to give donghyuk a chance to shine in the future & people need to appreciate this multi talent more.

Reasons I loved Episode 70:

1. Champa’s butt dance
2. Whis and Vados lookin hella gucci
3. The ENTIRE SCENE where Goku threw the ball too slow
4. Especially Goten and Trunks’ “Look a fly!!!!!~~!!”
5. Heavy guitar while Yamcha kicked ass at pitching
7. Cabba you fuckin weeb
8. Android 18 being sups impressed with our wolf homeboy
9. All the babes in general fawning over Yams
10. Yamcha still being easily embarrassed by praise from the ladies because he’s a sweetie pie (this is how I interpreted his blush. I think he’s beyond Bulma at this point personally)
12. The fact the ONLY WAY universe 6 could compete was to use physical violence because otherwise my homeboy Yamcha was just too fuckin good
14. Goten peacing the fuck outta there lmao girl bye
16. Yamcha’s classic pose wINS THE WHOLE FUCKING GAME BYE

…….anyway Yamcha’s perfect this is not up for debate

“This is the last award I ever thought I would get — a guitar award — but it means so much to me. When I was 14, I got a 1959 Gibson Melody Maker, and it really saved my life, it really helped me to communicate everything that I really feel inside. It’s a really important thing for young people, and young girls especially, to get a hold of guitars, particularly electric ones. I’m so thankful for people like Nancy Wilson and Joni Mitchell that showed me that you could play guitar and be a girl and get somewhere.”

- Courtney & Melissa at the 1999 Gibson Guitar Awards, they were named Best Female Rock Guitarist and Best Female Bassist, respectively. 

Dating Hongbin Would Include...

Originally posted by hugbin

Hello, Anon!

Thank you so much for your request! I hope you like it! 

(’Dating Leo Would Include…’ coming VERY soon!)





  • Not much PDA. He doesn’t seem like the type of guy to get touchy in public.
  • But don’t fret. When you’re in the privacy of your own home this boy does a complete 180.
  • Lots of pictures. He loves pictures.
  • Falling asleep on his chest.
  • Helping him with his lines even though you suck at acting.
  • Non-discreetly quoting ‘Moorim School’ to see if he notices.
  • Cuddles.
  • Listening to him play the guitar.
  • Being close with the other members, especially N.
  • Sitting in silence and basking in each others’ presence. 
  • Cliche’ dates.
  • Supporting each other in everything you do.
  • Him randomly grabbing you and whispering cute, sometimes dirty, things in your ear.
  • Soft kisses. 
  • Warm kisses.
  • Dancing in the rain kisses.
  • Aegyo battles.
  • Taking food to the boys while they practice.
  • The boys making you leave because they have so much fun with you that you distract them from practice.
  • Him always showing you how much he loves you.
  • Even through the little things.
  • Him finding it super adorable whenever you call him ‘Oppa.’
  • You getting flustered whenever he would call you ‘Noona.’
  • Inside jokes.
  • Childish behavior.
  • Play wrestling.
  • Him letting you win at play wrestling.
  • You encouraging him to work out by lying underneath him while he does push ups so that he would kiss you every time he comes down. 
  • Him helping you with your school work by giving you a reward kiss every time you got a question right or finished a task.
  • Late night singing.
  • Soft whispers of ‘I love you’ against your ear.

okay so me and @thelast-dodo are crying over musically inclined + adhd Lance McClain, and just voltron characters + music in general so I just…

•  Lance is great with string instruments, especially the ukulele and the guitar
•  He’s had an undying love for the ukulele since he was like 9 because he managed to strum a chord and half his family cheered and his dad stuck a sticker on his cheek
•  Both his guitar and uku are a mess of bumps and dings, and they’re both plastered with stickers all over
•  He plays when he’s stressed
•  He plays when everybody else is stressed, too
•  He’s constantly strumming similar patterns when morale’s low and urging the others to input their own lyrics, anything at all
•  “C’mon, Keith, you usually never shut up!” “Aw, please, Allura, I never hear you sing!” “Shiro you know you wanna”
•  Hunk’s the first to try it out, and pretty much after that they’re doing their best to sing something even slightly coherent
•  It’s never coherent, ever, but that makes it extra fun
•  Lance has so many lyrics stuck in his head at all times
•  Lyrics he doesn’t understand ‘You’re a constellation and stars mean everything to me, you’re the sun and being warm is everything to me-’ and lyrics he does understand ‘Playin’ word catch with you is like a dream, I’ll tell you-’ and lyrics that chime and ding and lyrics that feel like sparklers and feel like Summer or scarves or cat purrs
•  He makes up songs all the time and he knows he has a good voice so goddamnit, he’s gonna sing all the time if he wants to!
•  Keith is the first to learn one of his songs off by heart and gosh, can those two boys harmonise
•  It nearly brings Lance to tears when Keith’s able to join in with one of his songs all the way through, he hadn’t been expecting it
•  There are notes everywhere with stray lyrics on them
•  Hunk starts collecting them first, and putting them in Lance’s room for safe keeping
•  Soon enough everybody’s doing that too
•  Sometimes Keith and Lance are handing out in Lance’s room, Lance strumming away absently and Keith just letting the sound wash over him
•  Lance’s words might get stuck and Keith just pulls a suitable lyric from his notes and sings it, and the song carries on
•  Lance’s music is sporadic and unpredictable in every way, and moves and changes unexpectedly
•  His train of thought changes a lot while he’s thinking about the music and the words together
•  Allura once asked if that was how Earth music worked normally. Shiro just grinned at her. “No, that’s just how Lance music works.”
•  The boy cant read sheet music for the life of him, he just kinda knows where chords fit together and the boy just gets it without really getting it
•  Pidge once called him the “Mozart of the ukulele” but Keith rejected that real quick, because Mozart relied on sheet music, and anyway, Lance is the Lance of the ukulele because nobody else can play like Lance can
•  Lance blushes at that. A lot.

asdfghjkl; I love my music family, guys

btw anyone who’s struggling with emotional numbness / that kind of mental thing where u don’t feel right but don’t know why -

may i recommend metal / heavy metal / loud guitar music

many people don’t like this kind of music but i find that it helps me start feeling a bit again and can make me feel more productive

a recommendation if you want to try this but don’t know where to start - 

Frank Iero andthe Patience’s album Parachutes

very good shit

also metallica


voltron + hobbies/talents
  • keith
    • weirdly good at playing instruments, especially guitar
    • he misses his guitar (he named it Red) and piano and 65 other instruments back at home
    • the paladins only find out when they land on a planet and discover the alien equivalent of a guitar and keith’s eyes just light up
    • he practices it the whole time they’re there and by the time they leave the planet he’s nailed it
  • lance
    • persuades hunk to build him a ukulele - the only instrument he can play
      • has these weird competitions with keith which always end up weird cause come on it’s ukulele vs. guitar
    • may not be able to sing but dances like a boss
      • especially to beyonce
      • come on lance knows that countdown dance like the back of his hand
    • also magic tricks
      • pidge works out how every single one of them work, but allura and keith are endlessly amazed
  • hunk 
    • has the most hobbies and he’s always teaching the other paladins what he knows whenever they want
      • they eventually all pick up on hunks life skills
    • cooking: makes a cookbook with coran where they recreate earth and altean recipes with all the weird alien stuff they find
    • gardening: starts collecting plants from the different planets as a tracker of where they’ve been
    • knitting: knits as fast as your grandma x 6000
    • also tinkers with pidge on tech together - they are the Dream Team™
  • shiro
    • sings like an angel??
    • none of the paladins know until they hear him one day when he thinks he’s alone in the common area
    • ends up forming a sort of impromptu mini band with keith and lance
    • also very good at wood whittling
      • started it when he first got the galra arm as a way to get accustomed to it but also to remind himself that he was still shiro, still mostly human
      • helps him to calm down
      • makes little figures of all the other paladins and their lions
  • pidge
    • beyond fiddling with, learning about, and building tech, they also attempt to recreate a lot of earth stuff that they now don’t have
    • maps the stars from each planet, creating a night-sky-viewer for as many different planets as they can
    • also gets dragged into hunks plant love and starts to log the data for each of the plants
      • they do the botany science writing stuff, hunk does the keeping the plant alive stuff
      • together they amass a whole textbook worth of alien plants
  • allura
    • god at drawing
    • doesn’t really get it at first, but pidge and shiro introduce it to her, thinking it’ll help her to destress
    • pidge gives her one of the plants to illustrate for their botany book and she nails it first try
      • like it looks like a photograph, and the crew won’t stop talking about it for weeks
      • she illustrates the plants from then on
    • She falls in love with it, and starts branching out into painting and other mediums when they find stuff on other planets
    • draws portraits of the paladins and also memories of altea
  • coran
    • now with the crew around to help him do some of the stuff that needs doing in the ship, he can finally take time off for himself and start focusing on what he likes - calligraphy and writing
    • “It’s an ancient Altean art form, dating back hundreds and hundreds of years!”
    • gives little inspirational quotes and stuff to the paladins as small gifts and tokens of appreciation
Dark Color More Info

Fav. Instrument: Guitars (most especially the acoustic one)
Clothing Design: More like long sleeves or a prince costume
Food: Filipino cuisine… Any food
Cake Flavour: Red Velvet
Hobby: Playing his guitar or Drawing… But his fav hobby is flirting Aurora.
Fav. Genre of song: Ochestral and Pop
Sometimes he call Aurora “Lil Princess”
He is getting piss/mad if he have to wear dress for no reason.
He sings some OPM songs
Sometimes he makes remixes
He love to play a killing game/indie game
He love his parents.

Some is coming sooooooon

“Get to know the blogger”

Okay, it was about time. 
As I promised, I finally decided to write blog entries but first, I will write a “brief” introduction for those who don’t know me and I guess there are many of them.

My name is Zlatina, but people usually call me Zlat. It derives from “zlato” which means “gold” in Bulgarian. For that reason, some people also call me Goldie.

I’m 19 years old and my current location is Sofia, Bulgaria. I am studying Photography at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts. 

I think these are the basic pieces of information I can give but I would also like to add some other, important (for me) things.
Talking about the things I love. Among photography, I have developed passion for music, fine arts, cinema, and literature. I play the guitar and the piano, I also sing (a lot, especially when I am alone). I don’t have a favourite genre in music but there are several bands that are constant throughout the years (such as Tool, Gojira, Deftones and Massive Attack). The seventh art became a great interest of mine last year. I am now currently in the process of discovering the world of cinema. My favourite director so far is Lars von Trier. Speaking of literature, I started reading quite late (in the beginning of 8th grade) but since then I’ve turned into a total bookworm. I’m not sure whether I have a favourite author because I devour every piece of writing that catches my attention. I feel that the most influential writers for me are Albert Camus and Haruki Murakami since I have read almost all of their works. 

One of the reasons I’ve decided to start writing journal entries is that I have that gut feeling which tells me I have to type down some of my thoughts, especially while I am talking with people on different topics. It is good to talk face-to-face with one person. Speaking as an introvert, it’s the best pleasure for me. And yet, I would love to expose ideas and thoughts which I feel as imporant to share. Showing another point of view, or even better, several points of view on every topic would be great for people to boarden their horizons and knowledge. I don’t have a specific plan or topics and I guess they will be quite random and sometimes chaotic. For example, I would love to write a book/album review from time to time, while posting long essays with no special conclusion about my opinion on various topics (whether they are philosophical or shallow, lol). 
Also, I’ve been using Tumblr since 2011 and it has become a part of my daily life. I feel like I can take advantage of this habit and help everyone however I can not only with photos but also with some of my furute writings (I hope).

I think this “brief” introduction is enough for this post? 
If you want to know something else about this beginning of something brand new about me use the “Ask” option. Thank you very much.  💛

Zlat. Journal