brad d

NIGHT & DAY REACTION/REVIEW

i know i said saturday but i couldn’t wait (and my iTunes download came early 🙃). plus, i’m actually writing this as a first full listen, instead of a couple listens later, so welcome to how my mind plays out during the first full listen of this album!!!

TRACK 1: MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (FEAT. MARTIN JENSEN)
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
i remember switching iTunes stores when this single first came out just to listen to the snippet and i was sHOOK by the lyrics
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
lyrics: YES, melody: YES, vocals: YES 
FAVE LYRIC:
“so when i call you in the middle of the night and i’m choking on the words cause i miss you, baby don’t tell me i’m out of time i got so much of my lovin to give you”

TRACK 2: ALL NIGHT (FEAT. MATOMA)
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET: 
this song came out so long ago that i don’t even remember how i felt with the snippet
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
it was the first introduction to EDM VAMPS, and i was into it. i remember when it came out, i was on my way to a full study day, and it was all i listened to. the live versions with the puffs of smoke at the beat drops?? YES
FAVE LYRIC:
“you showed me how to find myself when i needed it the most”

TRACK 3: HANDS (FEAT. MIKE PERRY & SABRINA CARPENTER)
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
i think the first listen i got was a live video, and i was like um yes???? sing this at big ticket for me in front of all the underage children????
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
honestly such a bop, i had it on replay for days. this collab is one of the ones i completely approve of because, even though sabrina was a “disney girl”, her music is a totally different vibe from what you would expect, and this is one of the songs that prove that lyrically. 
FAVE LYRIC:
“can you just drop that dress to the floor? we can talk until sunrise”

TRACK 4: SAME TO YOU
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
when they said the album was “moody” this is the song i think of because of the snippet from the album sampler. i understand why they all want this to be the next single.
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
this song definitely shows their growth musically and lyrically. no wonder they’re so proud of this song, i’m so proud of them.
FAVE LYRIC:
“i’m checking in to see if you’re ready to love again”

TRACK 5: PAPER HEARTS
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
my heart was full of warmth when they asked fans to help out with the tour lyric video, and seeing the end result was beautiful. the chorus? help me
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
THE GUITAR INTRO, INTO IT!! this song is really hitting me in the feelz. fuck it’s beautiful.
FAVE LYRIC:
“there’s a lot of things that i may not know, but missing you baby is the only thing i know”

TRACK 6: SHADES ON
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
i actually never bothered watching tour vids of this but THE SAMPLER: A FULL ON BOP GET THIS ON MAINSTREAM RADIO WORLDWIDE
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
A TOTAL OUT OF THIS WORLD BOP!!!!!!!!!! this after paper hearts tho, total uplift. how can the day version of the album get even more upbeat than this???? BRAD’S RAPPING???!??!?!?!?!?!??! WHAT?!??!?!?!??!???!??!!??!? GET THIS ON THE RADIO ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!! i need a moment after this song; this should’ve gone before paper hearts tbh
FAVE LYRIC:
“starting up a party on the pavement like i just got paid” (#relatable)

TRACK 7: IT’S A LIE (FEAT. TINI)
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
super fun song in a super bitchy way. i appreciate them trying to reach multicultural audiences by using a multicultural artist.
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
the guitar kinda reminds me of bibia be ye ye. this song is so damn sassy i’M INTO IT!!
FAVE LYRIC:
“could we live ever after? seems like a good idea to me”

TRACK 8: STAY
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET: 
i was kinda disappointed that they over-produced the song and changed some of the lyrics because i got so used to the acoustic version they sang at the shows BUT THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THEY DEPRIVE US WITH NEW MUSIC FOR TOO LONG
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
ok intro givin me the feelz, but then it just picks up and I JUST WANTED THIS SONG TO BE FULL ACOUSTIC, also not used to the lyric changes :( the keyboard’s a nice touch. it’s like a song to play while you’re at the beach during sunset. IMAGINE BEING WITH THE BOYS AT THE BEACH DURING SUNSET AND THEY’RE SINGING THIS SONG. i like the bridge. i feel it just kinda ends abruptly??? but still one of my all time faves.
FAVE LYRIC:
“you can wear my favourite t-shirt, and we can waste away the days, but only if you stay”

TRACK 9: MY PLACE
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET: 
i think this is my fave on the whole album???
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
the chorus!!!!!!! the guitar riff reminds me of a song, but i can’t seem to think of it??? a good end of summer song tbh! can u believe they just had to add the “bluesman” STAY THE SAME BOYS, NEVER CHANGE
FAVE LYRIC:
“look at that face, i don’t ever wanna let you down”

TRACK 10: SAD SONG
FIRST LISTEN SNIPPET:
I DIDN’T KNOW THAT I WAS STARVING TIL I TASTED YOU DONT NEED NO BUTTERFLIES WHEN YOU GIVE ME THE WHOLE DAMN ZOO anyways, this song got stuck in my head at work after listening to the album sampler, so that’s a good sign
FIRST LISTEN FULL:
I DIDN’T KNOW THAT I WAS STARVING TIL I TASTED YOU!!!! honestly same chords as starving, collab with hailee steinfeld pls! (someone also mashup staving with this asap) it’s a mature breakup song??? they ended with a really catchy bop. INTO IT. 
FAVE LYRIC:
“and i know, you know, i know i can’t let it end this way”

~BONUS TRACKS~

JAMES EDITION: I LOVE LOVING YOU
this song very much screams JAMES MCVEY: pop/rock but still a hint of country. it’s a cutesie love song, i love it. 
FAVE LYRIC: i’m certain there’s a sunrise and the night falls just like they do

JAMES EDITION: HIGHER
i’m not gonna lie to you, i’m not a complete fan of james’ vocals as a solo artist,  BUT, nevertheless, i can respect his abilities, along with his strong song writing. this is one of those songs that showcase those abilities really well. these songs are for kirstie right??? ;))))
FAVE LYRIC: if everything’s changing, i need you to know, the hardest decision was letting you go

CONNOR EDITION: ON MY OWN
i really enjoy connor’s type of music; lyrically and musically. this is so catchy, and would be a great song for a road trip. can’t wait to blast it in my car.
FAVE LYRIC: the footprints that i left yesterday are the ones that should be kept as memories

CONNOR EDITION: MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE THE ROCK VERSIONS OF THEIR SONGS!!!! (I.E., TRISTAN’S ANIMAL REMIX OF WILDHEART????) THIS GETS ME SO AMPED TO HEAR THIS LIVE I CAN’T WAIT! the collab, i approve. idk who u are, but u got a great voice.

TRISTAN EDITION: ALL AROUND THE WORLD
FIRST OF ALL, WHY DOESN’T TRIS SING MORE?? HE HAS SUCH A NICE VOICE????? LIKE REMEMBER HIS VERSION OF CAN WE DANCE? MY FAVE. this song is for ana right??? ;))))))
FAVE LYRIC: i only met her once, and straight away i knew that i loved her

TRISTAN EDITION: COME GRIND WITH ME
THIS SONG IS STRAIGHT FIRE!!!!! sayin tris isn’t doing anymore mash-ups for tour and this is all he’s gonna perform, I’M ALL FOR IT!! THIS IS SUCH A TUNE LIKE I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS IS WHAT TRIS WANTED FOR HIS ALBUM VERSION
FAVE LYRIC: this love’s a game, come on & let’s play, you don’t have to remember my name

VERDICT:
tbh, i had kinda low expectations for this album bc i didn’t really know how to feel about the boys going a more EDM direction, BUT all the songs are total bops??? they’re all different; no songs sound alike in any way (other than sad song and starving, i’m never getting over that), and they all just kinda flow well with one another. i’m glad they took their time with this album, and released something that they’re truly proud of, instead of releasing an album that was half-assed. i appreciate the different editions based on each member; the songs included are very much an accurate representation of them, and something they are individually proud of. i hope somehow, someway they get this album to break into the north american market, bc SHADES ON DESERVES RADIO PLAY!!! this album exceeded my expectations, and did not disappoint at all. 5 STARS!!!!!

Are you ready to suit up and save our democracy?

Hey gang! There’s a critical Judiciary Committee meeting happening tomorrow in the House of Representatives, regarding Rep. Nadler’s special resolution asking for the Department of Justice to release all information on Trump and his possible business conflicts - an essential step in understanding whether or not our current president has compromising ties to Russia. There are murmurs in the (trustworthy) media that the committee plans to scuttle the resolution and hopes the news will be buried in Trump’s scheduled Tuesday circus. 

If you have a rep on this committee, please call them and ask them to put America’s national security before their own Republican party interests. If you don’t have a rep on the committee, do like I did and call the direct line to say the same thing. The people who answer the representatives’ phones are super kind, they never argue, they only kindly take your message and pass it along. Here’s a quick script, and some handy-dandy phone numbers too!

“I am a constituent in Representative’s [name] district. I would like to insist that he/she support the Resolution Of Inquiry introduced by Representative Nadler seeking key info on the Administration’s business conflicts and Russian ties. It is essential to our democracy that elected officials and their staff be held to the highest possible ethical standards. Furthermore, the Constitution has an Emoluments Clause for the specific purpose of preventing foreign governments from asserting undue influence on the President. Please demonstrate your patriotism by supporting this and any similar resolutions. Thank you.”

House Judiciary Committee direct line: 202-225-3951
Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA 6): (202) 225-5431 // (540) 432-2391
Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL 2): (202) 225-2901 // (334) 262-7718
Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ 5): (202) 225-2635 // (480) 699-8239
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Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA 15): (202) 225-5065 // (510) 370-3322
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA 33): (202) 225-3976 // (323) 651-1040
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Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA 37): (202) 225-7084 // (323) 965-1422
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL 22): (202) 225-3001 // (561) 470-5440
Rep. Hank Johnson, Jr. (D-GA 4): (202) 225-1605 // (770) 987-2291
Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL 4): (202) 225-8203 // (773) 342-0774
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL 10): (202) 225-4835 // (847) 383-4870
Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA 2): (202) 225-6636 // (504) 288-3777
Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD 8): (202) 225-5341
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY 10): (202) 225-5635 // (212) 367-7350
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY 8): (202) 225-5936 // (718) 237-2211
Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI 1): (202) 225-4911 // (401) 729-5600
Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN 9): (202) 225-3265 // (901)544-4131
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX 18): (202) 225-3816 // (713) 655-0050
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Photos from yesterday’s #BruinsGameShowLive featuring Marchy on a milk crate, Pasta’s huge smile, dreamy Patrice, Dougie whispering something into Pasta’s ear and focused Krejci.

Photo credit: Steve Babineau

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In Hinduism, an avatar is a physical representation of a deity in the mortal world in the form of a beast or a human. Avatars are a central component of Vaishnavism, the worship of Vishnu, who has ten avatars that descend to restore cosmic order to the world. Of his ten avatars the most highly regarded are Buddha, Rama and Krishna, with the latter two being subjects in the epics the Ramayana and the Bhagavad Gita (A section of the larger Mahabharata).


Of the avatar stories, my personal favorite is the one of Narasimha. In a quest for vengeance against Vishnu, who killed his brother, the rakshasa king Hiranyakashipu underwent years of penance and meditation to be granted a favor by the god Brahma. He asks for invincibility, but when Brahma refuses he adjusts his phrasing: he cannot  be killed by day or night, inside a building or outside, by man or beast, by weapon living or inanimate. Brahma agrees to this one. As Hiranyakashipu’s son Prahlada grows up he becomes a worshiper of Vishnu, which greatly angers Hiranyakashipu. When Prahlada claims that Vishnu is the omnipresent supreme being Hiranyakashipu points to a nearby pillar and asks “Is Vishnu in this pillar?” When Prahlada replies that he is,  Hiranyakashipu smashes the pillar with his mace. Vishnu appears from the ruins in the form of Narasimha: half man, half lion, but neither man nor beast. Using his claws, he kills Hiranyakashipu on the threshold of his home at the hour of dusk. 

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Video D-5 Brad talking about The Vamps’ first song She Was The One

anonymous asked:

On another blog an anon says M was standing next to Brad and cheering D like a girlfreind would. I wondered if you knew anything about this or if your followers did because I didn't think she was there.

Yeah, I know she was there. But watch me still not be worried for one bit.