dropping this friday

Fic: Voices Carry ch. 2

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The day Sara’s father dropped by was a Friday. Sara usually liked Fridays; she worked a half day, Avery didn’t have preschool, she could just spend time with her kid.

She didn’t really like that particular Friday though.

Sara was cleaning up after breakfast when the buzzer on the intercom rang out.

“Avery,” she called out, predicting what was going to happen before it did, “Ask who it is before you let them in.”

“Who is it?” Avery asked obediently.

“It’s Grandpa,” the intercom answered cheerfully.

“Mommy!” Avery exclaimed, “Grandpa’s here!”

“Great…” Sara drew out the word in mock-excitement. She hurriedly moved the rest of the dishes to the dishwasher, surveying the rest of the apartment. It wasn’t perfect, but it was better than most days and her father was going to have to take what he could get.

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Trump administration drops case appealing block on transgender bathrooms in public schools

  • President Donald Trump will not continue efforts by former President Barack Obama to ensure transgender students enjoy discrimination-free learning environments.
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Ed Sheeran Blasts to New Spotify Record for One-Day Streams

Ed Sheeran’s return has been an immediate success with both of his new releases shattering Spotify’s record for one-day streams.

Sheeran’s “Shape of You” was played 6,868,642 times after it dropped last Friday, according to his record company Warner Music, while its counterpart “Castle On The Hill” was listened to 6,168,395 times. That’s 13 million plays in one day, or roughly half-a-million listens each hour.

Both songs blow away Spotify’s previous milestone set by One Direction’s “Drag Me Down,” which had 4,759,698 plays back in July 31 2015.  1D’s hit broke the previous best set by Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” which was streamed 4.26 million times on April 17, 2015.

Sheeran’s two comeback singles reached more than 25.8 million global Spotify streams in 48 hours, and its accompanying lyric videos enjoyed more than 10 million combined hits on YouTube in the first 24 hours, a feat which represents his fastest-ever video launches, the music major notes.

It’s not the first time Sheeran has established a new high-mark on Spotify. “Thinking Out Loud” (off his sophomore album x) in 2015 became the first song on the music service to hit 500 million streams.

“Shape of You,” which the 25-year-old co-wrote with Johnny McDaid and Steve Mac (who also produces) and “Castle On The Hill” (written by Sheeran and Benny Blanco, with Blanco on production duties), are Sheeran’s first new recordings since 2015. Both tunes launched to the top of the Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart Friday morning. 

The new songs are slated to appear on his latest album ÷, pronounced “divide.”  Sheeran has yet to announce a release date for the album.

Our debut record, “Here’s Your Way Out” dropped last Friday, September 2nd.

We’re currently on the road supporting the release with our good friends in @thebodyrampant, please come out and have some fun with us!

9/6/2016 Chula Vista, CA @ The Industry
9/7/2016 Mesa, AZ @ 51 West
9/8/2016 Flagstaff, AZ @ Green Room
9/9/2016 Albuquerque, NM @ Jam Spot
9/10/2016 Colorado Springs, CO @ Flux Capacitor
9/11/2016 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
9/12/2016 Grand Junction, CO @ The Mesa Theater & Lounge
9/13/2016 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Loading Dock
9/14/2016 Idaho Falls, ID @ Skizzy’s
9/16/2016 Portland, OR @ Analog Theater Lounge
9/17/2016 Bremerton, WA @ Charleston
9/18/2016 Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
9/20/2016 Chico, CA @ 1078 Gallery
9/21/2016 Eureka @ Siren Song Tavern
9/22/2016 Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
9/23/2016 Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
9/24/2016 Murrieta, CA @ Monument Ent.

#KeepHerInTheGame Video Release

Pitches,

The #KHITG video is set to drop on Twitter on Friday January 6, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST!

The video will be coming from the Twitter account of one the #KHITG co-organizers Sabrina. She can be found @oliversshaw on Twitter. She is also on Tumblr as Ginnybaeker. You can catch me on Twitter too @originalkels.

Let’s see if we can get #KeepHerInTheGame trending on Friday when the video drops. Send a few tweets with reasons why @FOXTV needs to keep Ginny Baker in the game.  As always we can still use the faithful hashtag #RenewPitch too.

Here is the deal:

The video will be tweeted from @olivershaw and we will retweet it from there.

Help us tag the powers that be on this one! Let’s not be obnoxious as we don’t want to flood anyone’s mentions. If you tag anyone please only tag them once. We only want them to feel love, not annoyed.

Here is a hit list:

The Big Players

MLB @MLB

Fox @FOXTV

Pitch @PitchOnFox

Kevin Falls @KevinFalls

The Cast

Kylie Bunbury @kyliebunbury

Mark-Paul Gosselaar @MPG

Mo McCrae @ItsMoMcCrae

Meagan Holder @MeaganHolder_

Ali Larter @TheRealAliL

Tim Jo @hellotimjo

Mark Consuelos @MarkConsuelos

Christian Ochoa @COchoaOfficial

Michael Beach @MikeABeach

Tyler Hilton @TylerHilton

The Writers

Becky Hartman-Edwards @beckhartwards

Ester Lou Weithers @ester_lou

Tanner Bean @tan_bean

Katie Mathewson @katiemathewson

J. Holtham @jholtham

The Supporting Players

Black Violin @BlackViolin

To everyone who sent in a photo or video we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Pitch is a great show that exceeded our expectations from the writing to the representation. Let’s fight for it and show FOX we will not go down without making our voices heard. Here’s to hoping for good news next Wednesday when FOX presents at the TCA’s!