On this day in music history: April 28, 1979 - “Heart Of Glass” by Blondie hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week. Written by Deborah Harry and Chris Stein, it is the first chart topping single for the New York City based new wave/rock band fronted by lead singer Debbie Harry. Debbie and Chris originally write the song in late 1974 - early 1975 as “Once I Had A Love” with a reggae flavored arrangement. It continues to evolve as they retool the sound of the song, giving it a slow “four on the floor” disco beat, then re-titling it “The Disco Song”. Producer Mike Chapman along with the band give it a dramatic makeover employing the use of synthesizers (Moog Polymoog, Roland SH-1000, the latter being triggered off the CR-78) and the Roland CR-78 drum machine which gives the song its signature “ticking” pulse. Released as the second single from the bands third album “Parallel Lines” on January 3, 1979, “Heart Of Glass” creates an immediate sensation on the dance floor that quickly spreads to radio. Entering the Hot 100 at #84 on February 17, 1979, it climbs to the top of the chart ten weeks later. The huge success of “Heart Of Glass” is a double edged sword for Blondie as they are accused of “selling out” by their fellow musicians on the New York punk and new wave scene for having made “a disco song”. “Heart Of Glass” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA, and is inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2016.
it’s gonna be hilarious seeing people try to draw the battle at the beginning, like here’s all the stuff that’s crowded into the room:
-mannequin!Magnus, Taako, Merle, the Red Robe, Magnus!Edward, Lydia
-Taako’s mannequin army
-Cam’s floating head on a gameshow pedestal
-a disco floor made of neon lights
-disco balls everywhere shooting neon lights
-two stone statues holding a metal beam
-two duelling wrecking balls
Baari - bar Pubi - pub Klubi - club Disko - disco Kahvila - café Ravintola - restaurant Karaoke - karaoke Baarimikko - bartender Portsari - bouncer, doorman DJ - DJ Narikka - cloakroom Tiski - counter Hana - tap
Pöytä - table Tuoli - chair
Terassi - terrace, beer garden Tanssilattia - dance floor Diskopallo - disco ball Musiikki - music
Peli - game
Vessa - toilet Pullo - bottle Tölkki - can Lasi - glass Tuoppi - stein Muki - mug Tynnyri - barrel, keg Pilli - straw Juoma - beverage, drink Drinkki, cocktail - cocktail Shotti - shot Alkoholi - alcohol Alkoholiton - alcohol free Vesi - water Mehu - juice Tee - tea Kahvi - coffee Kaakao - cocoa; hot chocolate Virvoitusjuoma - soft drink Energiajuoma - energy drink Olut, kalja - beer Siideri - cider Lonkero - long drink Viini - wine Punaviini - red wine Valkoviini - white wine Roseeviini - rosé wine Kuohuviini - sparkling wine Samppanja - champagne Vodka - vodka Likööri - liqueur Rommi - rum Viski - whisky Tequila - tequila Gini - gin Jää - ice Siirappi - syrup Ruoka - food Pikaruoka - fast food Ranskalaiset - french fries Hampurilainen - hamburger Pitsa - pizza Kanansiipi - chicken wing Tilata - to order Maksaa - to pay Juoda - to drink Syödä - to eat Juhlia - to party, to celebrate Tanssia - to dance Olla humalassa/kännissä - to be drunk (more) Krapula - hangover Ikäraja - age limit Alaikäinen - underage Täysi-ikäinen - of age; adult Henkilöllisyystodistus, “henkkarit” - ID Kippis! - Cheers! Valomerkki - last call (a last call announced by flashing the lights to inform the customers that the venue is being closed)
Nevada Ramirez x Reader Summary: The reader is working in one of Nevada’s clubs. She gets herself into a bit of trouble, which costs her job.
It was a Saturday night, the busiest night of the week. The shimmer of sequined attire and glittery makeup shone under the disco lights. The floor shook as music blared excessively loud. The air smelled like a mixture of sweat, humidity, smoke and various fragrances. Every corner of the club were packed with people intoxicated by alcohol and excitement.
In a VIP booth, a couple of waitresses dressed in skin-tight dresses bring bottles of liquor to a table. A wealthy older man was surrounded by beautiful young women, all fawning over him. He donned a royal blue suit with hints of gold accents. His gold watch shone as his hand danced around the curves of every female companion. His hands were smothered with custom rings. A passing glance of this gentleman was enough to determine the man’s wealth.
some Facts™ abotu Gladys ‘ Sweet Pea ‘ Churchill the Gecko, First Of Her Name:
- she s here to lick her own eyeballs n eat garbij - screams consttantly - water is the blue devil - found injured as a babby - will scream n walk into the bathroom door repeatedly if vals in there bc she is a big gay baby with attachment issues - has fallen into the toilet many times - enjoys sand baths - sleeps w/ her feet in her mouth dont try to take them out she’s comfy