Request: I noticed that you don’t have any Kathryn x reader things and I was thinking about like her having a girls night sleepover thing with Amy where they gossip and do face masks and such but then male readers like “yo can I join?” Not in a weird way but like boys can enjoy that stuff too and you also haven’t written much with male readers so yeah sorry it’s not specific or just Kathryn x reader I just thought it’d be cute
Summary: Male!Reader wants to hang with Kathryn and Amy while they’re having a girls night.
A/N: Hey guys, I’m so sorry for my little hiatus I went on these past 2 weeks :( As you all probably know by now, my cousin got married! Then when I got back home I had finals! It was awful and I’m v sorry but I’m here now ready to not be a shitty person. Also I’m actually typing this all up on my phone in the tumblr app (yay for manually inputting the code 🙃) so pls bear with me if the formatting is a little off from how it usually is. Anyway, hope you guys enjoy this v short fic!
Wordcount: 333, this is probably my shortest fic ever IM SORRY
The Story Behind One of Meghan Trainor's Favorite Songs
Meghan Trainor landed with a splash on the music scene with her hit song, “All About That Bass,” leaving many curious about the young singer-songwriter’s artistic influences. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, it’s surprising that Trainor calls out not contemporaries like Katy Perry or Adele but the catchy lyrics and melodies sung by one of the world’s most famous crooners of all, Frank Sinatra, as among her inspirations. Discussing the lyric “You may hear angels cheer / ’Cause we’re together,” from the song “Come Fly With Me,” she told the magazine, “No one writes like that anymore, because it’s hard.”
Lyricist Sammy Cahn penned those memorable words—set to music by composer James Van Heusen—at the request of Sinatra himself to headline Ol’ Blue Eyes’ 1958 Capitol Records album, Come Fly With Me, which heralded exotic locales from Capri to Mandalay.
Five years later, the song inspired a film of the same name. Based on the 1960 novel Girl on a Wing, the film was promoted with images depicting three pretty airline stewardesses on a romantic spree through the Fun Capitols of the World.
The sheet music cover incorporates the film’s poster art with an inset headshot of teen heartthrob Frankie Avalon, who sings the lyrics over the film’s opening titles:
Come fly with me! Let’s fly! Let’s fly away! If you can use some exotic views, There’s a bar in far Bombay.
One of the most prolific and respected lyricists of his time, Sammy Cahn’s writing process both embraced and bucked convention. As he explains in the introduction to his Rhyming Dictionary, “away” and “Bombay” in this song are a natural pairing, but Cahn adds his own twist by slipping in an unexpected inner rhyme in the same line: following “bar” with “far.”
Astute listeners, however, will note that Sinatra actually sings “exotic views” as “exotic booze,” which actually causes the next line, “a bar in far Bombay,” to make more sense. Cahn, in fact, originally wrote “booze” but, concerned about censorship, provided “views” as an alternative.
The lyric recalled by Trainor in her interview comes from the bridge and was purposely written in a broad legato style to counter the short “notey” melody that accompanies the words “Let’s fly.” Further, Cahn matches the closing word of the bridge, “together,” with the opening word of the next section, “weather,” creating a smooth transition:
’Cause we’re together Weather-wise, it’s such a lovely day!
For a Los Angeles screening of the film Come Fly With Me, a special preview invitation was issued in the form of a plane ticket for the fictitious M-G-M Airlines. This was back in the heyday of flight, before ticketless travel and no-frills airlines, and predated the debut of MGM Grand Air, an actual airline company, in the 1980s.
The song also found airplay in another form as “Come Ride With Me,” a Pontiac Bonneville radio commercial in 1961 for dealer Peter Epsteen, seller of the stylish top-of-the-line wide-track car.
This lyric sheet is in the Sammy Cahn papers in Special Collections at the Margaret Herrick Library along with hundreds of songs by Cahn, as well as books on the craft of songwriting that shed light on the lyricist’s profession.
Cahn also wrote “This Car’s a Kick in the Head,” intended for another Pontiac commercial, this one based on “Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?,” notably performed by Dean Martin, who, with Sinatra, was a member of the boozy-cool Rat Pack.
Often called parody songs, Cahn preferred the term special lyrics, since the words were written for a specific purpose such as parties, anniversaries, testimonials, and other special occasions for friends and VIPS, from political figures and titans of finance and industry to movie stars and celebrities.
For Sinatra alone, Cahn furnished special lyrics related to Vice President Spiro Agnew, the Los Angeles Dodgers, Hollywood gossip columnist Hedda Hopper, and fellow songwriter Irving Berlin, among others. Ever grateful, on one occasion Sinatra wrote the following thank-you letter to Cahn:
Writing a lyric for the ages is hard, but you have to begin somewhere. From an inauspicious start with the song “Where the Mountains Touch the Sky,” Cahn teamed with composer Saul Chaplin—then known as Saul Kaplan—to churn out hundreds of tunes during the 1930s.
For more than six decades, Cahn typically sat at a typewriter to bang out the lyrics, resulting in few handwritten lines. His custom of working the lyric inside his head before committing it to paper also resulted in surprisingly few drafts before a final lyric was achieved.
Cahn’s advice to songwriters: your words must sing effortlessly and words will not sing unless they are properly wedded to the proper notes. Cahn was the consummate master, putting words to classics including “ Let It Snow,” “Call Me Irresponsible,” “It’s Been a Long, Long Time,” “(Chicago Is) My Kind of Town,” and “Love and Marriage.”
As a lyrist (his preferred term), Cahn was so prolific it’s difficult to imagine that the writing came hard. That said, he would probably be thrilled with Meghan Trainor’s assessment of his work.
Meghan Tonjes (meghantonjes) doesn’t need a cape and high-heeled boots to announce her superhero status.
A musician, YouTuber, body image activist, and the inspiration behind the Booty Revolution,
Tonjes isn’t afraid to start conversations about controversial issues such as body image, fat shaming, sexual assault, and bullying. And with her outspoken, educated responses, Tonjes is our #WCW for proudly making the YouTube ecosystem a better place by being herself.
In 2006, Tonjes created her YouTube channel as a place to upload her original music. But as fans and cover requests started streaming in, Tonjes quickly evolved her content to include music, personal vlogs, and collaborations with dear YouTube friends such as Mike Falzone and Chris Thompson. She’s been on national toursand released numerous albums, but she is quickly becoming best known for her shaming of fat shamers.
A victim of bullying, Tonjes has always been extremely open about what it took for her to be comfortable and confident in her own curvy figure, even appearing on The Ellen Degeneres Show to talk about how it got better. On her YouTube channel, Tonjes is all about self-love and encourages others to break the cookie cutter molds that have so long restricted society’s definition of beauty. She’s plus-sized, beautiful, and isn’t apologizing to anyone for being herself. And to the people crass enough to write hateful comments under Tonjes’s videos, good luck to you, because she’s having none of that.
This summer, Tonjes accused Instagram of discriminating against her for being plus sized after the social media site flagged her tasteful bikini butt picture. The story quickly gained national attention and inspired Tonjes to start her own revolution, the Booty Revolution. Using the hashtag #bootyrevolution, Tonjes encourages women to submit photos to Instagram, Twitter, and Tumblr celebrating their own booties. Hundreds of women have since responded and, together, begun creating a positive atmosphere that praises, rather than critiques, women’s bodies.
Tonjes makes women proud to be different and outspoken and passionate, and for all this and more, I’m beyond honored to have her as this week’s #WCW. Meghan, thank you for using your voice– and butt–to make the rest of us a little more confident. The ladies of the world agree, we’re lucky to have you in our corner.
Carly Lanning is a YouTube Nation curator and proud to support the #bootyrevolution.
omg imagine cleaning like the storage room with your daughter who’s only 6, and he’s at writing or something and you come across your old merch and albums from like this time and your daughter is like, “is that daddy?” As she points to him on one of the album covers and you just nod, putting on one of your old shirts, as your daughter does the same, and she’s really excited and is like, “now I’m just like you mommy!” And she requests to listen to their music because she loves daddy’s band and so the two of you spend the next hour listening to their old music and when he walks in and sees his two favourite people in the world dancing to his old music and old merch he can’t help the tears that well up and the hug he squeezes the two of you in