bands in the backyard

The instruments the day before band camp
  • Flute: gathering all their supplies and practicing the fight song
  • Clarinet: texting everyone in band "ARE YOU EXCITED FOR BAND CAMP?!?!"
  • Saxophone: asleep
  • Trumpet: polishing their trumpet
  • Mellophone: practicing roll steps in the backyard
  • Trombone: at school. they thought band camp started today whoops
  • Euphonium: digs instrument out from under a pile of stuff where it's sat all summer
  • Tuba: listening to old marching band shows
  • Percussion: texting memes to the incoming freshmen
  • Drum Major: conducting along to the radio
LAIKA Kids Fanfiction - Idea # 3

Original Idea: Kubo doesn’t come to school one day and the Laika kids grow worried. They stop by his house after school to visit him, but he’s not there! It turns out that his abusive grandfather and his aunts, who are in a constant custody battle with Kubo’s ill mother, have taken him to their house without permission and are keeping him there. The Laika kids find his grandfather’s house and attempt a rescue mission. 

 Actual Fanfic: Very long and strays from the original idea a little…

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In honor of it being Sound and Fury weekend, here are a few film shots I took of Tigers Jaw during Sound and Fury 2010. The fest got shut down and someone was kind enough to let the remaining few bands play in their backyard, which also ended up getting shut down (I think during Bracewar). This was truly one of the craziest and most memorable shows I’ve ever attended. I was 20 years old and got to see the entire country with some of my closest friends (TJ toured out to the fest from Pittsburgh). This was also my very first time in California, and it’s crazy to think it’s the place I now call home. 

Click here to view more photos of the tour. 


1. Half a Person // The Smiths - “16, clumsy, and shy.” the reason why louder than bombs is my top teen angst album. Morrissey, somber lyrics, really all you need on a night holed up in your room.

2. Champagne Supernova // Oasis - Is it cliche? unsure I feel like caring at this juncture, I spent 15 on an oasis revival. I somehow manage to make sense out of the Gallagher’s lyrical trip.

3. I miss you // Blink 182 - two cliche’s and counting. This is everyone’s teen angst song, even if you don’t listen to Blink-also who the hell doesn’t listen to Blink?

4. Jude Law and a Semester Abroad // Brand New - not so much angst as it just makes me want to yell at you

5. I want to be buried in your backyard // Nightmare of you - a band I feel wildly underrated, unless it isn’t and I am just an ignorant ass. “I want to be buried in your backyard, and when the flowers grow just know you’re still in my heart,” is beautifully morbid, an obvious anthem of my own depravity.

6. Hello, I’m in Delaware // City and Colour - this song was how I got by after my dad passed away.

7. Now Mary // The White Stripes - My blogs namesake, “what a season to be beautiful without a reason,” one of my all time favorite lyrics and gives me chills for some reason unbeknownst to me.

8. Lover, you should’ve come over // Jeff Buckley - Jeff sure knows how to induce premature teen tears.

9. All Apologies // Nirvana - listen to this in the dark. And Loudly.

10. Simple Song // The Shins - the one song that actually uplifts me, and makes me nostalgic without needing a reason to be.


The Hellacopters: Grande Rock (1999)

The Hellacopters’ sonically altered third album sparked a collective “Hmmmm?” among loyal fans like myself – already bummed about the recent departure of guitarist Dregen, who left to focus on his primary band, the Backyard Babies.

Well, I guess we should have read Grande Rock’s title 100% literally because, within just a few more years and LPs, it would become obvious that Nicke Andersson was bent on morphing his group into Detroit’s iconic Sonic’s Rendezvous Band.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

But this transformation did come at the expense of the Hellacopters’ original Motör-hectic intensity, as evidenced by more subtle and thinly produced hard rockers such as “Action de Grâce,” “The Devil Stole the Beat from the Lord” and the boldly named “Paul Stanley.”

Little did we know that subsequent albums would double down on this new direction, and that lackluster drags like “Welcome to Hell” and “5 vs. 7” would unfortunately become the new norm.

So, in retrospect, personal faves like “Move Right Out of Here,” “The Electric Index Eel,” “Dogday Mornings” and “Venus in Force” (listen for the amazing guitar solos) sound positively scorching compared to what followed!

At least they’re possessed of some of the same wild energy, if not the hellbent forcefulness, of those early albums, and sometimes you just have to roll with the rock that life gives you.

More Hellacopters: Disappointment Blues EP.

Niall Horan Imagine ☆

Originally posted by crazymofas


☆Song(s):All Of Me by John Legend, I Want Crazy by Hunter Hayes, Marry Me by Jason Derulo


This is practically a part of a never ending Niall imagine where he’s dating Rory’s little sister. Here’s the other imagines that you can before or after this if you’d like. 

-Make Her Me Wife 

-Not Just A Friend 

He’d been through it all, he had the conversation with her parents and couldn’t have been happier at hoe open and welcoming they were. He had it all planned out and he couldn’t be more excited for the day he got down on one knee asking her for her hand in marriage. He looked back at Rory waiting to hear his opinion on the ring. He gone all over the world looking for the perfect ring and he’d finally found it. It was simple, it sparkly, and it was unique. 

“She’ll love it mate..” He chuckled handing him back the valet box. He could tell  he was nervous. Niall had done so many things in his life but this seemed to have been the icing on the cake. This was the one thing that was leaving him restless at night. 

“Ya think so?” He mumbled planning with the box in his large hands. 

“I know so..” 

The day had finally arrived, Niall had gathered everyone he could get his greedy little hands on. Her family, his family, the boys from the band, her friends, his friends, you name it they were there. The backyard to his home was filled with chatter as everyone was around enjoying himself. Theo was running around the yard after three year old Freddie. 

Everyone was enjoying the hot rays the sun was casting down, no one knowing what was going to be happening in a matter of an hour. The food was starting to be put out, the plate where being set, as every was getting ready to take their seats. Y/N had walked over to Niall pressing a kiss to his lips, as his arm pulled her closer to him. 

“You look beautiful babe..” He smiled, as she giggled and reached up wiping the gloss from his lips. His blue eyes were covered by his sunglasses making her melt as his once blond hair was a lovely shade of brown. 

“Aren’t we being flirty..” She teased as he rolled his eyes pulling her closer to him. 

“Now lets go eat, I’m starved..” 

Everyone was seated, food on their plate drink in their glasses. Everyone knew this must be a special moment in the young mans life if he had gone out of his way to plan this little get together. Everyone was buzzing as Niall stood up, bring Y/N with him. 

“I want to thank you all for being here today..” He started. “I know it must have been a hassle to come all the way out here but I can’t explain just how much all of you being here means to me. I’ve had many highs and many lows in my life, but my favorite thing that I’ve gained is this beautiful soul besides me.” He stated as she looked up at him with so much love that he knew at that moment everything was going to be okay. 

“Y/N, you’ve been here with me through so much. I can’t explain to you just how much having your love and support means to me…” he breathed as he got down on one knee making gasps be heard around the table. “Y/N you mean the world to me and I’d be dammned if I allowed ye to walk way from me. I make mistakes and you’re there to walk me through them. You are the reason I wake up in the morning with a smile on my face, you’re the reason I cave to be better, to be a better man for you. Everything I do, I do thinking of you. So baby, will you do me the honors of being my wife?” He smiled as he pulled out the box holding the ring. 

He watched as a smile spread its way onto her face as she let a giggle escape from her lips. “Of course babe!” She smiled as he placed the ring onto her finger. Placing a kiss onto her lips, he smiled as cheers and claps were heard around the the table. 

The food was longer forgotten as everyone was buzzing over the engagement. Their mothers where talking about all the possible places their wedding could be, the lads where arguing about whom would be the best man. Looking at him she knew she had gotten lucky and she couldn’t have asked for anything more. She would soon be Mrs.Niall Horan 

anonymous asked:

Hi there! I was wondering if you could please write something where you and H are friends and he hears you talking about him with your friends, like you tell them that you really fancy him and they make you confess that you'd like to have sex with him and things like that. Sorry if this is crap, just something that came on my mind xx

Rating: PG
Warnings: None
Category: friends-turned lovers?
Word Count: 1,671
Request: Yes so thank you a million times over and sorry for the delay!

Note: Really sorry for taking so long. I’ve got a lot of requests piled up which i am so grateful for, i never thought i’d get this many. Also sorry if this is super crappy. I haven’t been feeling my best, think i’m coming down with a stomach bug again (i have a super weak stomach) and it’s gotten me so down and uncomfortable and nauseous. I know it’s no excuse, but i just don’t feel my best so i’m not as creative and well… ANYWAYS, it’s really crappy but i hope you like it!

14. Surprise, Love!

You had met Harry a long time ago. Around the time One Direction was still going, around FOUR. Your meeting was… Well you were surprised you and him were friends because your meeting was chaotic. Between dancing bodies at a private club, and him accidentally spilling his drink on you, drunkenly saying some things and your back then incredibly jealous boyfriend dumping his drink all over Niall, you didn’t think you’d see any more of Harry ever again. Short after you and your boyfriend broke up, and you only wished that you could apologise to Niall for the stupid way he’d acted out of jealousy towards a drunk, yet still respectful Harry.

You didn’t think you’d stumble upon him a week later, hiding from a bunch of fans, and you had the chance to laugh at the whole ordeal, and send your apologies to Niall. Of course to do so, Harry needed your number. You found it funny and casual small talk and texts ensued. Soon all of the lads were your friends and you got to hang out with them every time they were around.

Years later, you and Harry had been the best friends out of the whole group, to an extent that he stayed at your place when he stopped by for just a couple of days, and he camped out in your backyard when Zayn left the band, and cried on your shoulder when he felt himself drifting away and weak and nervous before his big movie contract. Over the years your relationship had only grown stronger, even with him going around the world, living his dreams.

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