band signatures

can you imagine Court players on cereal boxes like

  • kevin’s so stoked to join the ranks of wheaties athletes, he works out extra to get all buff for when the execs send his picture in to the cereal company, only for andrew to send him a photo a month later of neil holding up a box of lucky charms that has kevin standing with the leprechaun on the front of it
  • neil’s on the plain cheerios bc they asked what his favorite cereal was and he said “what’s cereal”
    • sales skyrocket
    • half those sales may or may not be matt
  • jeremy is on honey comb. jean insisted on a honey-flavored cereal bc jeremy is, like honey, naturally sweet. alvarez never lets this go and calls jeremy jean’s “honey bee” until they die
    • there is forever a box of honey comb cereal in the day-muldani household pantry. it’s never touched until the day kevin learns jean and jeremy are a couple and then he just sits in the dark shoveling it into his mouth and when it’s gone he may or may not consider eating the box just to be rid of jeremy’s face smiling at him that he can’t really see but knows is there
  • jean gets raisin bran. he doesn’t really care, thinks he’s a pretty good match for a pretty bland cereal that doesn’t get a lot of appreciation. but the thing about raisin bran is if you add a little sugar it’s actually decent
  • thea actually stole wheaties right out from under kevin. the frosted kind with her mom on the box are the only cereal amalia will eat.
  • matt asks to be on coco puffs bc they’re dan’s favorite
    • he tries to get them to put dan on cap’n crunch
  • when thea stole wheaties from kevin, they were originally going to put kevin on apple jacks. then they tried to stick allison with that special k stuff and she only agreed to it on the condition they switch kevin to lucky charms instead
  • who even all makes court
  • i don’t know anymore beyond my own headcanons
  • anyway.
  • andrew. what cereal for andrew.
  • in his picture on the box he’s scooping up cereal with his massive goalkeeper racquet like it’s a spoon
  • the deal neil had to make to get him to actually do the shoot
  • it’s hard to make andrew look not terrifying and encourage people to buy and eat the cereal. of course he isn’t smiling. his face is settled in some neutral area, he’s sporting his signature arm bands, and with his muscles bulging around the racquet spoon he just manages to pull off a convincing “eat your cereal kids”
  • the silliness of the spoon kind of counteracts the blandness of his expression
  • that and the blue cartoon toucan perched on his shoulder
  • oh yeah he’s on froot loops
  • nicky makes one (1) joke about the andrew on the box being lifesize
  • it’s so ridiculous guys
  • neil keeps a cutout though
    • it goes in his new binder. he has two. one for the foxes, and one just for andrew. he keeps it tucked inbetween a copy of that photo of them in their matching coats at the airport and the lease contract for their first shared apartment
  • just. court players on cereal boxes. dan and matt’s kids divided over whether to have aunt allison or uncle neil for breakfast (“dad you say uncle neil every time your vote doesn’t count anymore”). a little mundane thing that symbolizes their success and how far they’ve come. (“country music artists are on cereal boxes i wouldn’t be proud of that matthew” “nicky shut tf up” *kevin wailing in the background bc of lucky charms’s sugar content*)


C Major
Completely Pure. Its character is: innocence, simplicity, na�vety, children’s talk.

C Minor
Declaration of love and at the same time the lament of unhappy love. All languishing, longing, sighing of the love-sick soul lies in this key.

Db Major
A leering key, degenerating into grief and rapture. It cannot laugh, but it can smile; it cannot howl, but it can at least grimace its crying.—Consequently only unusual characters and feelings can be brought out in this key.

C# Minor
Penitential lamentation, intimate conversation with God, the friend and help-meet of life; sighs of disappointed friendship and love lie in its radius.

D Major
The key of triumph, of Hallejuahs, of war-cries, of victory-rejoicing. Thus, the inviting symphonies, the marches, holiday songs and heaven-rejoicing choruses are set in this key.

D Minor
Melancholy womanliness, the spleen and humours brood.

Eb Major
The key of love, of devotion, of intimate conversation with God.

D# Minor
Feelings of the anxiety of the soul’s deepest distress, of brooding despair, of blackest depresssion, of the most gloomy condition of the soul. Every fear, every hesitation of the shuddering heart, breathes out of horrible D# minor. If ghosts could speak, their speech would approximate this key.

E Major
Noisy shouts of joy, laughing pleasure and not yet complete, full delight lies in E Major.

E minor
Na�ve, womanly innocent declaration of love, lament without grumbling; sighs accompanied by few tears; this key speaks of the imminent hope of resolving in the pure happiness of C major.
F Major
Complaisance & Calm.

F Minor
Deep depression, funereal lament, groans of misery and longing for the grave.

F# Major
Triumph over difficulty, free sigh of relief utered when hurdles are surmounted; echo of a soul which has fiercely struggled and finally conquered lies in all uses of this key.

F# Minor
A gloomy key: it tugs at passion as a dog biting a dress. Resentment and discontent are its language.

G Major
Everything rustic, idyllic and lyrical, every calm and satisfied passion, every tender gratitude for true friendship and faithful love,—in a word every gentle and peaceful emotion of the heart is correctly expressed by this key.

G Minor
Discontent, uneasiness, worry about a failed scheme; bad-tempered gnashing of teeth; in a word: resentment and dislike.

Ab Major
Key of the grave. Death, grave, putrefaction, judgment, eternity lie in its radius.

Ab Minor
Grumbler, heart squeezed until it suffocates; wailing lament, difficult struggle; in a word, the color of this key is everything struggling with difficulty.

A Major
This key includes declarations of innocent love, satisfaction with one’s state of affairs; hope of seeing one’s beloved again when parting; youthful cheerfulness and trust in God.
A minor
Pious womanliness and tenderness of character.

Bb Major
Cheerful love, clear conscience, hope aspiration for a better world.

Bb minor
A quaint creature, often dressed in the garment of night. It is somewhat surly and very seldom takes on a pleasant countenance. Mocking God and the world; discontented with itself and with everything; preparation for suicide sounds in this key.

B Major
Strongly coloured, announcing wild passions, composed from the most glaring coulors. Anger, rage, jealousy, fury, despair and every burden of the heart lies in its sphere.

B Minor
This is as it were the key of patience, of calm awaiting ones’s fate and of submission to divine dispensation.


Christian Schubart’s Ideen zu einer Aesthetik der Tonkunst (1806)

Translated by Rita Steblin in A History of Key Characteristics in the 18th and Early 19th Centuries. UMI Research Press (1983).


On this day in music history: July 1, 1968 - “Music From Big Pink”, the debut album by The Band is released. Produced by John Simon, it is recorded at A&R Studios in New York City and CBS Studios in Los Angeles, CA in Early 1968. The album takes its title from a house in West Saugerties, NY where the band members Rick Danko, Richard Manuel and Garth Hudson are living after working with Bob Dylan as his backing band. Paired with producer John Simon (Big Brother & The Holding Company, Blood, Sweat & Tears), they record the album over a few months time in New York and Los Angeles. The album generates several of the bands signature songs including “The Weight” (#63 Pop), “Tears Of Rage”, “This Wheel’s On Fire” and “I Shall Be Released”. The LP’s iconic cover art features a painting by Bob Dylan, and the album’s inner gatefold photos are taken by famed photographer Elliott Landy. Receiving solid reviews from critics upon its release, its initial sales are modest until it attracts the attention of, and is praised publicly by numerous high profile musicians including Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Al Kooper who writes a glowing review of the album in Rolling Stone magazine. First released on CD in the mid 80’s, it is remastered and reissued in 2000 with eight additional bonus tracks. The album is also remastered again released as a hybrid SACD and vinyl LP by Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab in 2009 and 2012 respectively. “Music From Big Pink” peaks at number thirty on the Billboard Top 200, is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA, and is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 1998.


On this day in music history: June 14, 1968 - “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”, the second album by Iron Butterfly is released. Produced by Don Casale, it is recorded at Gold Star Studios in Hollywood, CA, and Ultra-Sonic Studios in Hempstead, Long Island, NY in Early 1968. The San Diego, CA based psychedelic rock band, after having gone through numerous personnel changes since forming two years earlier in 1966, return to the studio in early 1968 to record the follow up to their debut release “Heavy” issued in January of 1968. The albums centerpiece is the title track, clocking in at an epic 17:05, it takes up the entire second side of the LP. The final track recorded for the album, the song is originally titled “In The Garden Of Eden” but lead singer and organist Doug Ingle slurs the words due to being drunk while recording the track. The master take of “Vida” is captured in a single take with the final recording having only meant to be a sound check before formal recording began. The engineer happened to have the tape rolling during the sound check, and once the band hears the results, decide that another take is not necessary. Also released as a severely edited single (#30 Pop) for AM radio airplay (2:53), “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” quickly becomes the bands signature song and establish them as an influential and seminal band in hard rock and instrumental in the development of heavy metal music. The song is later covered by Boney M., Michael Viner’s Incredible Bongo Band and Slayer. “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” is also brilliantly parodied on “The Simpsons” on the episode “Bart Sells His Soul”, originally airing on October 8, 1995. Bart tricks Reverend Lovejoy’s congregation into singing the song, handing out sheet music and making the parishioners believe that is a hymn titled “In The Garden Of Eden” by “I. Ron Butterfly”. The gag ends with the elderly church organist collapsing on the keyboard after playing the seventeen minute long song. It is remastered and reissued on CD in 1995 with two additional bonus tracks, also being reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP by Rhino Records in 2009. A limited edition LP pressing of the classic album is issued for Record Store Day in 2010. Another pressing, pressed on clear splatter colored “psychedelic” 180 gram vinyl is released as part of Rhino’s “Start Your Ear Off Right” series in January of 2017, and is limited to 4,000 copies. That issue also replicates the original 60’s era Atco labels found on the initial pressing, with the LP jackets constructed of heavy cardboard (rather than printed on white poster board like modern LP’s), with the cover artwork slicks pasted to them like the original release sleeves. “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida” peaks at number four on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified 3x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

anonymous asked:

Hey! I really loved your answer about hey angel. I think the one of the main reasons behind it being so polarizing is the religious imagery it brings up. I remember at the time people joking about Harrys tweets being for a Christian Rock album lol

The more I looked into the phrase “Beautiful Noise,” the stranger it gets.

Apparently, there was a documentary in 2014:

From this website:

“Beautiful Noise is the first-ever documentary about one of the most influential, underground music movements of the late 20th century, a fascinating period when some innovative musicians mixed guitar noise into conventional pop song structures while maintaining a philosophy of letting the music speak for itself.

Although many of the people interviewed are notoriously press shy[,] they have opened up about their music and experiences from over 20 years ago, how they defied the rules and became sonic innovators that have inspired so many.

Featuring members of Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, Slowdive, Chapterhouse, Swervedriver, Lush, Curve, Pale Saints, Seefeel, AR Kane, and Medicine. Also featuring Wayne Coyne, Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan and Robert Smith.

The film premiered May 31, 2014 at the Seattle International Film Festival and Internationally June 8, 2014 at the Sheffield International Film Festival and screened in more than 20 festivals worldwide, including the Don’t Knock the Rock Festival in Los Angeles and as the Opening Night selection for the Sound + Vision Festival at Lincoln Center.

Created by filmmakers Eric Green (Writer/Director) & Sarah Ogletree (Producer/Editor) and their production company HypFilms, Beautiful Noise is a DIY, indie film and passion project.”

Review from Rob Sheffield, Rolling Stone magazine: “How can guitar clang amped up to the point of pain feel so much like bliss? How can ungodly slabs of feedback become such an addictive thrill? That’s the question behind Beautiful Noise: the definitive story of a moment when a host of rock dreamers aimed for the sky and broke on through.”

So, the documentary, which came out before MITAM was written, is named "Beautiful Noise,” features bands that used layers of synthesizer and amped electrical guitar sounds to mix electronic noise into conventional pop songs.

And, the film features iconic ‘90’s groups with their singular, signature synth sounds– Cocteau Twins, Lush, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan. Not only that, but some of these bands have a signature, dreamy kind of frontman/ singer.

“Hey Angel,” anyone?

I admit when Harry tweeted the lyrics, I didn’t know what to expect. Christian Rock was the last thing on my list, I must admit. 1D was not about to pull a Justin Bieber– 1DHQ would never allow it. Even without considering Zayn, who is Muslim, religion is too contentious an issue for a boy band with an international audience.

But as Harry said in Another Man, just because they don’t sing about religion outright doesn’t mean they aren’t spiritual.

I was so pleased to see that some of songs on MITAM weren’t really about romantic relationships. Songs like “Walking in the Wind” have a valedictory feel, all the more poignant for being on MITAM, the last album before hiatus.

Could “Hey Angel” be about God?

Let’s look at the bridge again:

Yeah I see you at the bar, at the edge of my bed
Backseat of my car, in the back of my head
I come alive when I hear your voice
It’s a beautiful sound, it’s a beautiful noise

A beautiful noise. The god of rock and roll. But also just… God. Something or Someone who is with you, no matter where in the world you’re touring, no matter how sad, homesick, in love, drunk. No matter who drifts in and out of your life as a boy bander. A constant. A guardian angel. Home.

Thanks for the ask.