anthem of the century

Retitling Hamilton songs
  • Alexander Hamilton: ALOHA BITCHES
  • Aaron Burr, Sir: Talk less, smile more
  • The Story of Tonight: Drunk college frat boys
  • The Schuyler Sisters: I'm lookin for a mind at work (and Peggy)
  • Farmer Refuted: GET WRECKED SEABURY *aaron burr facepalms*
  • You'll Be Back: Breakup anthem of the 16th century
  • Right Hand Man: We're kinda fucked here guys
  • A Winter's Ball: Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
  • Helpless: Awwww
  • Satisfied: ANGELICA my QUEEN
  • The Story of Tonight reprise: There's hope for our ass after all
  • Wait For It: Take me now lord
  • Ten Duel Commandments: Dueling for Dummies (also FORESHADOWINNNNGGGGG)
  • Meet Me Inside: I'm notcha son
  • That Would Be Enough: Awwwwwwww :'(
  • History Has It's Eyes on You: I fucked up once
  • Yorktown - The World Turned Upside Down: herCULES MULLIGAN
  • What Comes Next?: Breakup anthem of the 16th century (reprise)
  • Dear Theodosia: LOOK AT MY SON
  • What'd I Miss: The whole first act pal
  • Take a Break: God dammit Alexander you need to chill
  • Say No To This: YOU NEEEEED TO CHILL JFC (but Maria's high note at the end is 🙌)
  • The Room Where It Happens: BANJO
  • Schuyler Defeated: The Schuyler Sisters (Reprise)
  • Cabinet Battle 2: Daddy's calling
  • One Last Time: God dammit G Wash you noble son of a bitch
  • I Know Him: Jesus Christ this will be fun!
  • The Adams Administration: SIDDOWN JOHN YOU FAT MOTHER-
  • We Know: ...we know but we don't really know what but WE KNOW
  • Hurricane: hoe don't do it
  • The Reynolds Pamphlet: OH MY GOD
  • Burn: Eliza my cinnamon roll doesn't deserve any of this
  • Stay Alive - Reprise: FUCK I'M TOO YOUNG TO DIE
  • It's Quiet Uptown: GROSS SOBBING
  • The Election of 1800: You done crying? BACK TO POLITICS
  • Your Obedient Servant: Passive aggression game strong
  • Best of Wives and Best of Women: Awwwwwwwwww D':
  • The World Was Wide Enough: GROSS SOBBING
  • Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story: Eliza my queen cinnamon roll

because im pissed yall need to stop:

1) requesting other members when namjoon does vlive

2) making fun of his looks. its not funny its fucking hurtful. hes a human too damn

3) calling him fake deep when his thoughts are valid? and inspirational? and he only says it to help us? because he loves us you snakes???

4) bringing up namjoon’s past mistakes and being unwilling to forgive them. acknowledge they exist? yes. act like he hasnt grown a ton? shut your dumbass up. guess who wrote your fav bts feminist anthem 21st century girls? ill give you one guess. but yall stay talking about how hes sexist and racist like he hasnt shown his remorse and how hes worked on bettering himself

5) say namjoon shouldn’t be in bts. actually if you’re saying this pls leave army because you are one fake ass hoe. also this is funny as shit bc if namjoon wasnt in bts bts WOULD NOT EXIST. he was the inspiration for bts its because of his talent that bang pd was like “wow i should make a hiphop group with him in the center”.

6) say namjoon shouldn’t be leader. if you think this dont even talk to me. actually nevermind do message me and ill set you straight real fast

7) ignoring his mixtape. we all came together and religiously viewed agust d. but somehow do you (actual masterpiece ok) is sitting at 5mil after nearly 2 years?

8) sleep on his talent. it kills me how kpop listeners will stan a rapper and all of a sudden they’re connoisseurs of rap. trust me when i say: namjoon is a genius and namjoon is in the top tier of kpop rappers. if you’re confused, message me

this has been a psa. comment what army should stop doing to namjoon. lets make an angry namjoon love thread lol

anonymous asked:

no offence, but why do you need a catalan translation if y'all are bilingual?

Because it’s at the very least a sign of respect????
That is the MINIMUM they could do after all these centuries of occupation and systematical erasure of our peoples. Do you think we’re bilingual because god felt like creating bilinguals that day? We’re bilinguals because we’re an occupied nation, and as such we’ve been forced to replace our language (Catalan, Basque, Euskera, Aranese) for our invader’s language (Spanish).

If there’s no point in considering our language worthy of being on the website of the government we are forced to obey, then what’s the point of having the local languages be co-official in their own territory in the first place. What’s the point of keeping our languages and cultures alive, when we could just forget our identity and give in to their imperialism, and simply speak Spanish. In fact, what’s the point of speaking Spanish when we could speak English, the international language?
Be careful anon, the imperialism that benefits you now might erase you later. If you believe your own culture and language are worthy to keep alive, then why ours isn’t?

This is not just some text in a website, this is yet another reminder that our languages are treated like inferior. When she was a child, my grandma couldn’t speak a word outside her house, ‘cause Catalan was illegal and it was the only language she could speak until she was about 9 years old. My parents were beaten at school for speaking Catalan. For about half of the 20th century, the anthem of Spain was Cara al Sol, which includes lines such as “catalán, judío y renegado, pagarás por los daños que has causado” (“Catalan, Jewish, and renegade [atheist], you’ll pay for what you have caused”). Our parents’ and grandparents’ generations were taught that only uncultured people speak our languages. That it is rude and shameful to speak our languages. Nowadays, there’s many people who think Catalan/Basque/Galician/Aranese/Astur-Leonese/Aragonese are okay to be spoken at home, but nothing more. Not at school, not at work, not in formal settings, ‘cause they’re inferior languages that are unable to express more advanced concepts. By not adding our languages to the official government pages, they are perpetuating this idea (which is already fuelled enough by Spanish and French media and by the mentality many of have to hear all the time). When this mentality is shared by most Catalans, our language will quickly decline and die. This declination is already happening in Galicia, where people choose to speak to their children in Spanish instead of Galician ‘cause that will make them more intelligent or useful. For the last 3 centuries we’ve been invaded by Spain. For the last 3 centuries we’ve been constantly hearing that we are worthless, rojos separatistas, catalufos, polacos…

(Violence trigger warning for the following paragraph)
Imagine, for the last 3 hours you’ve been beating and stabbing a person. Now, if you keep this up for a little more, this person will die. You will have killed this person. But you stop cause you want to give a good image of yourself, though you still kick them from time to time. The person dying asks you to please give them something simple that would seem insignificant to you, like a bandaid. You refuse.
You are not beating them so strongly anymore, so if they die now it won’t be your fault, right?
No. The very least you can do is give the bandaid, and let us cure ourselves (don’t outlaw all our linguistic immersion policies, etc).

We are tired. We just want to live in peace being ourselves.

Besides, what about immigrants who have only had time/resources to learn 1 language and chose it to be the language spoken where they moved to?

I hope that answers your question and that you understand it, though I get it’s hard for people from the majoritary culture to do so. I’m sorry if I sounded mean, I’m just tired of the fact that Every Single Time I reblog something about my culture I get negative asks or comments (not saying this one was negative, but the neo-nazi spanish nationalists I’ve gotten before were).

anonymous asked:

(paradise, 1st listen: okay this song is really good!! (paradise 5th listen: *dancing and jamming like a normal person* (paradise, 60th listen: *twitching in the corner, wearing a tinfoil hat* FuCK JINYOUNG IS A GENIUS godDAMNIT HOw


Listen 1: okay this song is really good!

Listen 5: dancing and jamming like a “normal” person


i had this super weird dream about the check please characters and the only part i remember is a convo that went like this:

ransom: ugh, why is spain so obsessed with like historical dates?
nursey: did you know that the spanish national anthem alone has 13 references to 18th century battles in it?
jack: *actually interested* huh, really?
nursey: ya
ransom: why. why do you know this?
nursey: for all the party people in the clubs 

and listen…. the spanish national anthem has NO WORDS and yet i woke up with a sense of ‘yes. this is something nursey would say’


April 25th 1792: La Marseillaise composed

On this day in 1792, La Marseillaise - the French national anthem - was composed by Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle. Rouget de Lisle was a captain of the engineers in the French army, and an amateur musician. He was stationed at Strasbourg during the French Revolution, and was there when Austria and Prussia invaded France to quell the revolution. Upon France’s declaration of war on the two countries in April 1792, the mayor of Strasbourg asked Rouget de Lisle, a guest at his house, to write a marching song to rally French troops. He obliged, and on the evening of April 25th 1792, wrote the ‘Chant de guerre pour l'armée du Rhin’ - ‘War song for the Army of the Rhine’. The song was published by revolutionary François Mireur in Marseille, and was sung with fervour by the Marseille volunteer soldiers as they entered Paris in July 1792, earning the song its new title of ‘La Marseillaise’. In July 1795, ‘La Marseillaise’ was declared a national song, but it was banned by Napoleon under the new empire. The song was eventually rearranged and reinstated, and adopted as the national anthem under the Third Republic in 1879; in the twentieth century, the anthem was written into the constitution. The original ‘La Marseillaise’ had six verses, but only the first and sixth verse are customarily sung today. The lyrics are fairly violent, but it is a rousing song about the strength of French citizens, and remains an iconic national anthem.

Allons enfants de la Patrie, (Arise, children of the Fatherland)
Le jour de gloire est arrive! (The day of glory has arrived!)
Contre nous de la tyrannie, (Against us tyranny’s)
L'etendard sanglant est leve (repeat) (Bloody banner is raised)

161017 ‘WINGS’ Sets New U.S. Record for Highest-Charting, Best-Selling K-Pop Album

BTS’ new album Wings is flying high above all previous K-pop records on the Billboard 200.

The Korean boy band’s second full-length album debuts at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 chart with 16,000 units earned in the week ending Oct. 13, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 11,000 were in traditional album sales.

Those figures mark the best week ever for a K-pop album. Previously, 2NE1‘sCrush held the highest chart rank for a K-pop act (No. 61 with the 2014 albumCrush) and EXO logged the best sales frame (6,000 sold in the first week for 2015'sExodus).

BTS is now the first K-pop act to log three entries on the Billboard 200 after sending their EP The Most Beautiful Moment in Life, Pt. 2 to No. 171 in December 2015, and compilation album The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever to No. 107 in May. Previously, the band had been tied with G-Dragon, who also had two entries on the ranking. To date, less than a dozen K-pop acts have sent albums to the Billboard 200.

Since their debut, BTS has stood out in the K-pop scene for tackling social and society issues in their music. Wings takes that dedication a step further by delving into the more complex issues in their young-adult lives including tackling mental health (see the sample-heavy “Am I Wrong”), taking digs at the Korean-pop idol scene (on the aggressive “2! 3!”), and even deliver a female-empowerment anthem (“21st Century Girls”), all over bombastic, hard-hitting hip-hop-heavy dance beats.

The band’s accessibility is probably best felt in the lead single “Blood Sweat & Tears” that brings lyrics of a life-altering relationship with a Major Lazer-esque beat that one would expect Justin Bieber to jump on these days.

Wings rules over multiple Billboard charts this week. This includes BTS scoring their second No. 1 on the World Albums chart (extending their reign as the K-pop act with the most weeks at No. 1 on the tally to five weeks), and all 15 Wings tracks debut on the World Digital Songs chart with “Blood Sweat & Tears” earning the band their second No. 1 on the chart. The BTS fervor is even reaching Canada, as Wings hits No. 16 on the Canadian Albums chart, besting K-pop’s previous highest ranking on that chart, also set by BTS, when the Young Forever album peaked at No. 99.

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March 3rd 1931: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ adopted

On this day in 1931, the United States formally adopted ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ as its national anthem. The song was written by Francis Scott Key, who was inspired after witnessing the defence of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. He was particularly moved by the sight of an American flag being raised over the fort in defiance of the British; this image inspired the poem which provides the lyrics to ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’. The tune came from a well-known 18th century British song. The anthem was a popular patriotic American song for many years, and was commonly used by the armed forces prior to its official adoption. In 1931, at the urging of many patriotic organisations, a congressional resolution was signed by President Hoover which affirmed Key’s song as America’s national anthem.