what kind of music do you listen to when you need something inspiring?
Me when I saw this ask:
“LET ME AT THIS!!”
Basically, I’m really happy to receive this ask because….music is love.
Problem is I’m a little confused as to what you mean by “inspirational” because that means music that encourages you to do something specific, but it doesn’t necessarily mean motivate in the general sense (sorry, it’s my English major side kicking in.) I’m just trying to gauge what you are asking for.
For now I’m going to assume that you meant motivational music.
Here are my picks: In no specific order.
1. BTS - NOT TODAY Snippet of the lyrics: “Right, we are extra. But still part of this world. EXTRA + ORDINARY it ain’t anything big. …. Run if you can’t fly. Today we will survive…”
This song gets me mad hyped, and the lyrics just makes me want to fight as the underdog of the world. Highly suggest turning CC for the mv (it’s so cool.)
2. ONE OK ROCK -完全感覚DREAMER Need I say more? This is the same song that Yuzu listens to pump up and it’s a damn good choice for that.
3. Lauren Aquilina -King I came across this song when I saw a fan video for Yuzu. And I still love this song, it helps me relax and refresh my resolve to move forward.
4. Dustin O'Halloran -Opus 23 I feel like I’m floating in the clouds when I listen to this…..
5. Smetana -Die Moldau Honestly, if I could fucking skate, I would create a program for this song. It is one of my all-time favorite classical piece. I will never be bore of it. I will never fail to appreciate the flow and grandness of the sound and the notes in this one piece.
7. Star Wars - The Imperial March, composed by John Williams. No, I am not kidding. You can always use a good conquering song. But, come on, who can deny this iconic masterpiece?
8. The Beatles, this band can have it’s own section. Look….I’m at a good age to enjoy their songs. I just feel like their songs are timeless. In my Life - just the passing of people in life but this song gives off such a loving optimism. [I will mention Ed Sheeran because he also fits into this section.]
9. Kagamine Rin - The Lost One’s Weeping
This song is pretty famous among Vocaloid fans, but it’s a criticism on Japan’s (and most of East Asia’s) school system, but if you think of the lyrics thematically, you can apply it to a lot of places. The feeling of wanting to break out of standardization and the norm of standardizing one’s talent and intelligence…etc.
10. Eminem -Run Rabbit Run Snippet of the lyrics: “Some days I just want to up and call it quits, I feel like I’m surrounded by a wall of bricks, Every time I go to get up I just fall in pits, My life’s like one great big ball of shit, If I could just put it all into all I spit, Stead of always tryin to swallow it, instead of starin at this wall and shit….”
These are a very small selection of my picks, but you get the general idea.
Honestly, there’s a whole bunch of motivational/inspirational on Youtube. You can get a crap ton of music nowadays if you look for it.
hi! can u pls tell us more about ur singing? what's ur voice type? do u like singing in the classical style or in the modern style more? what's ur favorite piece? what piece are u learning rn? u seem like a sweet person i wanna know more!!!
;alskdjf this is so cute im so ???!??!?!?! um ?!?!!?!
im a dramatic/lyric (unsure rn) soprano, i like both classical and modern equally, my favorite piece to sing???? for pop stuff i like to sing Listen by Beyonce (i don’t sound that great tho alsdfkj) or Unfaithful by Rihanna (which i actually can sing a;lsfj) and uhhhh Chi Il Bel Sogno for classical bc that song is super dramatic and im a dramatic bitch! currently im working on three pieces: Immer Leiser Wird Mein Schlummer by Brahms, O Mio Babbino Caro by Puccini and the Flower Duet from Madame Butterfly which I’m going to do with my roommate and best friend!
this was such a cute ask i always get all touched when ppl ask about me ur so sweet bby a;sdkfj
A SOUND OF THUNDER (first published in Collier's magazine on June 28, 1952) by Ray Bradbury is one of the all-time classic pieces of short Paleo-Fiction. For those who may have never read it, A SOUND OF THUNDER is set in a not-to-distant future (2055 to be exact) where time travel has become a reality and is being used for its most obvious purpose: allowing rich white men to go back in time and shoot dinosaurs for sport. This idea of the Time Safari has proven an enduring one over the years, enough so that it has become its own subgenre with derivative works including L. Sprague de Camp’s A GUN FOR DINOSAUR (1956), Brian W. Aldiss’ POOR LITTLE WARRIOR! (1958) and David Drake’s TIME SAFARI (1981) being the most notable examples.
What mainly sets Bradbury's original story apart from later imitators however is his conception of time travel itself. In Bradbury’s imagination time travel is dangerous not because it might bring you face-to-face with a hungry T. Rex with little appreciation for modern weaponry, but rather because time and history itself is incredibly fragile.
Though today better associated with Ian Malcolm’s speech in JURASSIC PARK (1993, Dir. Stephen Spielberg) - or alternatively a really bad film starring Ashton Kutcher - it was Bradbury’s short story that first introduced the idea of The Butterfly Effect. The notion that something as seemingly insignificant as the killing of a single butterfly could have, in the long run, history altering ramifications. In A SOUND OF THUNDER the characters are keenly aware of this and as a result are not even allowed to truly interact with prehistory. They wear astronaut-like suits that keep them from coming into contact with the Cretaceous environment. They walk on a special hovering path so as to not so much as bend a single blade of grass. The Tyrannosaurus Rex they shoot is one that was fated to die from natural causes at the exact moment they fire on it and then there is no trophy to be taken home and even the bullets embedded in the beast must be retrieved and brought back least they alter history.
Of course it wouldn’t be a science-fiction story unless something went wrong. In A SOUND OF THUNDER, one particular would-be hunter - identified only as Eckels - panics at the sight of the King of the Dinosaurs and momentarily steps off the path laid out for the Safari. Though convinced that his blunder was meaningless, the expedition soon discover upon returning to their own time that Eckles’ misstep has resulted in the much discussed recent presidential election swinging in the opposite direction it had before they left. As a result America has elected a neo-fascist into office. Horrified by this revelation Eckles looks at the bottom of his single muddy boot to discover the crushed body of a lone butterfly. His fellow time travelers, equally horrified, point their rifles at Eckles and a sound of thunder rings out.
Though I have no real desire to get overtly political here on this blog, I’d like to conclude by noting that this post coincides with President Donald Trump’s 100th day in the White House and that more and more I find myself asking ‘Who the hell stepped on the damn butterfly?’
1) Art by Frederick Siebel, the illustration from the original Collier's magazine publication of the story.
2) Art by Franz Altschuler, illustration for the story’s appearance in Playboy (June 1956).
3) Art by Al Williams, cover for Weird Science Fantasy #25 (Sept. 1954).
4) Art by William Stout, cover for Ray Bradbury Comics #1 (Topps Comics, Feb. 1993).
5) Art by Mœbius, cover for Histoires de Dinosaures (2004).
One of the kids I’m babysitting is an 8 year old girl who plays piano (quite well for her age) and she’s learning ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ and that’s lovely and cute and I’m so proud of her progess bUT AT THE SAME TIME IF I HEAR THIS SONG ONE MORE TIME I AM GOING TO THROW MYSELF OUTSIDE IN THE SNOW
When Nina received the phone call that her father had a serious matter he needed to talk to her about, she never thought that matter would require her to spend a saturday night in a tight red gown while by her father’s side. He said he thought she’d love it since this was an antique jewellery auction and she sold those in her little shop. He never seemed to remember that her articles were worth fifty euros and the ones they’d spend a whole night looking at about thousands. Nevertheless, she always appreciate his company.
Once they arrived at the auction it started with the usual conversations. Tops fifteen minutes with the same people, quick introductions and words of kindness before you moved on to the next of many small groups which you could see scattered through the whole space. A few handshakes later Nina excused herself from her fathers side and decided to actually look at some of the pieces which would be auctioned later that evening.
From all sorts of shimmery crystals to the all time classic diamonds, every piece was so indivdual and beautiful, no wonder that many beautiful women came that night, competing with their glamour. Right then Nina felt so out of place. She couldn’t afford any of that, she wasn’t part of this world even though her parents were. She belonged to her store where everyone could afford everything. This was high class with an even higher standard she couldn’t even measure herself with. But it was hard not to feel luxurious in a place like that.
After she did her round, she started her second one once she saw her father be the middle of an enthusiastic conversation. She really didn’t mind doing that but this time she decided to take one for the road. A waiter was walking by with a tray, however only one glass was filled with champagne. As Nina reached for it her hand was blocked by another and she jerked back, slightly turning to her side.