when i saw all time low in 2013 this kid threw his ipod on stage and rian picked it up and it was opened to notes and it said “can i sing dear maria with you?” and the band were pretty much like “yeah get up here” and then it turned into “WHO CAN PLAY DEAR MARIA ON DRUMS/BASS/GUITAR” and they found people who could and straight up handed them their instruments and let these four kids from the audience play dear maria on stage and it’s one of the coolest things i have ever seen
A chorus of multiple voices.The warm strum of a guitar. Words that get stuck in your head.
A note held over several beats.
Tambourines. The fading of a song into silence. Feet tapping to the rhythm. A song that makes you want to dance.
Gryffindor: Drums beating steadily in the background. Quick, excited lyrics. A solo trumpet. Someone humming in the background. Low, husky voices. The explosion of sound as a song begins. Clapping. A song that makes you want to cheer.
Slytherin: The sound of a single violin opening a song. Slight variations in the wording of the chorus. A voice hitting the high notes. Clever lyrics that are missed unless one listens closely. The whisper of a singer taking a breath. A song that makes you want to smile.
Ravenclaw: Echoing, breathless voices. The long pause just before the music swells. Piano keys chasing the melody.
A slow crescendo in sound.
Duets. The vibrato of a practiced voice. Flutes trilling like birds. A song that makes you want to dream.
Just wanted to see Percy as a drummer and it somehow gave birth to this piece.
I just think Percy would be too ADHD (add to that his dyslexia) to properly learn how to read chords and play guitar or piano. Maybe in the long run, someone might teach him other instruments but I think Percy would rock as a drummer.
Also have this fanfiction I’m writing titled “Battle Of The Bands” with drummer!Percy but I haven’t finished writing and editing the first 2 chapters.
JIMIN: hobbies that I do are billiards, bowling and playing computer games all together at a house with friends. when we play, it’s different who wins, but it’s certain that I do the worst no matter what
SUGA: when it’s vacation time, I try to do things that people say are ordinary (to do). It’s important to me to go to a cafe alone or meet up with friends or just a casual every day routine. because it’s a vacation, I think it’s important to spend it relaxing, rather than planning to do something special
V: I listen to several types of music, regardless of genre… classic, jazz, opera, R&B, hip hop, EDM. right now my favourite is especially Hisaishi Joe’s ‘Summer’. dadadadan~(starts to sing) I want to listen to piano performance live one day
JIN: because Jungkook said that he’s going to learn the drums in his free time on the world tour, I started to play guitar too. but since he can’t carry the drum set around with him on tour, in the end it was just me who kept practicing from bringing the guitar (laughs) I play our songs like spring day and butterfly. one day I want to show it on stage
JHOPE: recently, my hobby is collecting figurines. nowadays, things that i’ve been collecting is called “deck of skate boards”. since there are a lot of colourful designs, it’s nice just looking that them. sadly there’s no way to ride them outside
RM: the thing that I’m consumes with right now is learning Japanese. I’m watching the drama “late night restaurants” as it’s easy to understand the dialogue. getting in touch with nature is one thing that is a way of changing the mood. I go for a walk in a park that’s close by or if i have time I go far until I reach the sea.
JK: recently, I enjoy playing FPS games. I spend about 3~4 hours every day playing so time flies in that moment (laughs) and I always listen to music. I listen to exciting music like future bass but more than that I like melodies that make my mind become calm and the and the quietness of the quite sad atmosphere.
2. favourite fashion and things in fashion you always uphold
JIMIN: once I find a fashion that I think is good, I’ll buy clothes similar to that for several months. right now I like simple fashion, such as shirts with slacks and white shirts and denim (jeans?). since I haven’t decided what fashion to do this summer…. I think I should shop and and think carefully because once I start to buy things, I tend to buy a lot of it (laughs)
SUGA: rather than having a lot of different types of clothing, I rather have an attachment to things I like and use them for a long time. I think that after debut, I’ve worn thousands of clothing that are expensive that are my preference. since I want to be a person hat looks special even just wearing ordinary things, I choose to wear simple clothes. other than that, because I don’t like to show my skin, I wear long sleeves in the summer too
V: the item I wear most often is shirts. I have several shirts that go from simple to unusual print designs. I like the Boston bag too that I bought from New York in spring. I will use it carefully!
JIN: I like neat and simple fashion. when I go to places where a lot of people see me, I try to wear as many things that I received as gifts as possible. because I think if i were them, i’d feel really happy to see precious person wearing something that I gave to them
JHOPE: I try to do styles that express me well, that are not too easy going, and not too loud either. I plan to deliver a fashion that looks cool this summer. but I haven’t been shopping since I purchased a street brand fur jacket last winter…
RM: I pick clothes that are a good style whilst having a comfortable feeling. I didn’t have confidence in my style since I didnt dress well skinny but after debuting everyone told me that my legs are pretty and long, so I challenged it. the person out of the members that dresses well, if it’s not me (laughs), is JHOPE. he’s good at matching items.
JK: I like big shapes (silhouette) like parkas, and I like the colour black. I wear similar clothes in the summer too. the genre is different but I think that RM and JHOPE dress cool
3. favourite scents?
JIMIN: the scent of flowers and meat is cooking. because I like the smell of nature more, I don’t really wear perfumes well. I currently use the scent of a diffuser that’s refreshing. but J-HOPE who is my roommate, prefers scents like this more than me
SUGA: I like perfumes that have a sweet smell but I don’t use just one kind of perfume since I only wear it occasionally, depending on the mood of that day. I like to drink coffee, when I smell the scent of it my mind becomes relaxed. coffee is like a substitute for water to me.
V: in many cases I select a refreshing scent or a scent that I relax to. I use several types to match the mood or fashion
JIN: I use sweet perfumes that linger softly. if I were to give an example, the soft feeling is like the texture of candy floss. but the smell isn’t candy floss itself (laughs)
JHOPE: since i’m very sensitive to smells, it’s only natural that I spray perfume. before I got to bed, I use a diffuser all the time that’s in our room with the sweet smell of body lotion. from our vacation in hawaii in april, i bought kona coffee powder but i tried using it as quadrant substitute
RM: smell of natural fabric softener. and I spoke with jungkook, and the smell of Japan buildings (laughs) especially the airport. when we got here we all said together “we’ve arrived in Japan!”
JK: the smell of green or the wind when spring arrives. one day in spring, I listened to music and rode a bike down the river together with RM and V, so when the distinctive air of spring arrives I feel happy and excited because of that day
4. Japanese movies, dramas, manga etc that have stuck in your memory?
JIMIN: I have seen almost all well-known manga and anime. recently I bought the novel “between calmness and passion” at the bookstore. I look forward to reading it!
SUGA: The best manga throughout my life is slam dunk! I must’ve read it over a hundred times since I read my favourite ones repeatedly. when I was young, most of the things that I watched were Japanese anime
V: recently I’ve watched all of 'we married as a job’! I like the scene where the protagonist gives a hug to the other guy who she has a marriage contract with, on every Tuesday. I remember seeing the male actor in somewhere else, I was surprised to find out that he was Hoshino Gen, an artist that I listen to often on a average day. I love the song 'every day life’ the most. I’m also practicing the love dance from the ending of the drama
JIN: I like Japanese anime’s a lot so when I was a trainee I watched one piece or bleach every week. recently I’ve been obsessed with the manga about high school volleyball called haikyuu, so I read that often
JHOPE: I really like Otsaku Ai’s 'Sakuranbo’. I listen to YUI’s song often too.
RM: I listen yo AK-69 or KOHH, Sakamoto Ryuichi, Yuhki Kuramoto’s music. I like movies that are directed by Hirokazu Koreeda. I became captivated by his calm outlook on the world that he films. If his movies screen in korea, I will certainly go.
JK: I like Japanese anime’s, I’m currently watching the same one as Jin too, haikyuu. and it’s helping me learn Japanese too!
Q1:What’s your hobby or something you’re into recently, how do you spend your holiday?
A1: Jungkook decided to learn drums in his free time during the world tour so I started learning guitar too. But he couldn’t bring the drum set along so eventually only I brought the guitar and continued to practice. (laughs) I’m playing our songs like ‘Butterfly’ and ‘Spring Day’. I want to show it on the stage one day.
Q2: Tell us your fashion style or preference!
A2: I like neat and simple fashion. When I go to places where I’ll be seen by many people, I wear clothes I got as gifts from others as much as I can. Because if I were them, I would be happy seeing people I cherish wearing clothes I gave them too.
Q3: Favorite perfume?
A3: I’m using a perfume with soft sweet smell. It feels like the soft texture of cotton candy. It doesn’t mean the smell of cotton candy. (laughs)
Q4: Favorite work among Japanese movies, dramas, mangas?
A4: I like Japanese animes so I used to watch ‘One Piece’ and ‘Bleach’ every week when I was a trainee. Recently I’m into a high school volleyball manga called ‘Haikyuu!!’ so I often read it.
THIS IS ME
[Bright] [Shining face] [“Let’s live freely and happily”]
If I were to describe myself with one word, it would be “bright”. I feel happy from small things like when I make someone laugh with my words, or when someone makes me laugh. My charming point is my “shining handsome face”! (laughs) It feels embarrassing saying from my own mouth but I think it’s quite symmetrical. (laughs) And “Let’s live freely and happily” is my motto. It’s something I always engrave in my heart and tell myself whenever something’s not going well and I get anxious.
THIS IS HIM: JIN is..
from RAP MONSTER
“The members’ hyung who went to a cafe together with me before debut, talked with me for a long time and gave me advice. He keeps fooling around with dad jokes recently, but Jin-hyung’s really cool when he’s serious! (laughs)”
“We spend a lot of time together playing games. I still remember we bought each other’s game console about 1 hour before we headed to Japan and played in our free time even after arriving. His skill is… one level above me? (laughs)”
So here’s a list of great comet tidbits from the last two times i saw it. I made another post about the first time i saw it a while ago that has my some other moments of interest. Honestly I’ve now seen this show three times and I still feel like I missed a million things
-I know a lot of people talk about this but Marya wears a black leather jumpsuit and holds a riding crop during the duel and also is having the time of her life on the platform by the door playing a big drum during balata
-i think it was during pierre but there’s just a neat moment where four different men are lined up playing guitar
-Andrey gives Natasha a necklace right at the beginning of the show, and then later during charming Helene actually takes it off of her, gives her one of her necklaces, and keeps the andrey necklace for herself
-oh also during the first half of charming natasha is in her underwear
-right at the beginning of no one else the entire lighting of the theatre changes to blue
-right after the duel anatole and helene mime this little “boxing” moment its just really cute
-When Anatole and Natasha first kiss during the ball, that sound is actually the entire ensemble doing rings around the rim of the their glasses. They each stop one by one and the last person to let go is Helene who lingers a little bit longer than everyone else, and there’s a dim spotlight on her as she stops
-during dust and ashes the ensemble is all over the theatre doing those backup vocals, but they come out in the mezzanine almost in like a procession, and line up all the way across the mezzanine, and also all the way down the aisles in the orchestra. It had a very like voyeuristic quality? Like Pierre is being looked over by all these people it’s really beautiful
-in a call to pierre, when marya sends the letter, paul pinto carries it over to pierre and those hanging lights like light up to follow the letter? its on that big ascending run in the music and you can really only tell when you sit in the mezzanine but its a cool effect
-during the opera if you sit in the mezzanine, after the initial opera part when it gets to “in the second act there were tombstones,” gelsey bell and paul pinto come up to the mezzanine and continue to mime the opera
-during one of the newer parts in the abduction when music gets all big and grand, there’s a man on the stage by the door at the top doing like that russian dance where you’re on your heels and then bounce up, but really slowly, BUT there’s also a man up the mezzanine doing the exact same thing and they’re facing each other almost like they’re having a dance off from across the theatre and they both have huge spotlights on them
-there’s about five million things that are happening during the abduction actually so i won’t go into all of them, but i also love the “accordion-off” that sort of happens between the two women who play it
-if you watch the tony performance you can catch a lot of the other little moments like natasha smashing a painting over balagas head, of course the making out, and everyone throwing what i think are pages of war and peace everywhere
- so when they do the fur cloak part an ensemble member comes to the front and acts out the whole thing while playing violin, her name is pearl rhein and when i talked to her at stage door i was like “i love your feature!” and she just goes “ME TOO!” and then goes “yeah people always ask me what my favorite part is and i just go well my part!” it was so cute
-there’s one or two times in the show when sonya and anatole cross paths on stage and she just glares at him
-when natasha poisons herself marya and sonya are both sitting onstage in the audience, and i’m pretty sure sonya immediately stands up, but i know marya does, an the she just watches her before they run after her offstage
-dolokhov plays the guitar during natasha very ill which i found neat
-its so funny when pierre sings “unable to find the sleeves” at the end of pierre and natasha, i’m pretty sure that at every show i was at the audience thought he had messed up and ad-libbed that
-when i talked to grace clean at stage door i told her i loved her music and she said there should be an album very soon if anyone was curios
-when i met paul pinto at stage door i told him that he has insane energy and he just goes “yeah it must be all that cocaine” before laughing and going “WAIT don’t do drugs”
Summary: You hate each other, even though you’re soulmates. You try and stay away from each other, but a shared course and a project is determined to keep you two facing off. (Part 1/Part 2) Scenario: Soulmate!AU, college!AU Word Count: 5,924
Kim was classically trained in piano for a few years, but she never really got into it. She still remembers how, and sometimes when the house feels too empty, she’ll sit and play to get rid of the silence.
Zack finds out that Trini has a really pretty voice and can play guitar when he finds her in the mines one weekend singing gay covers of songs. She changes the words to Jolene, and Zack just goes “that’s super gay, dude”.
“I thought you were into all that screamo stuff.” “you tell anyone, your head is going through this guitar.”
Billy is a natural at the drums, but he doesn’t own a set. They don’t figure this out until they sneak into the school after-hours for fun and hang out in the music wing. He and Kim have a mini jam sesh, and Jason and Trini are heart-eyes to the max.
Trini buys Jason a shirt that says “I Prefer the Drummer” on it as a joke, but he actually wears it around. Whenever Billy asks what it means ( “why do you prefer the drummer though?”), Jason just winks and blows him a kiss.
Zack is that basic musical theater bitch who loves Hamilton. Most of the rangers don’t see the appeal, but Billy likes listening to the raps. Sometimes they rap Guns and Ships together and Kim videotapes it.
Vocally speaking, Jason is tone deaf. It’s honestly agonizing, and Trini forbids him from singing if they’re in the car for more than 10 minutes together. He does DJ as a hobby though, which was just one of the many reasons why he was so popular before the cow incident.
Zack used to play bass, but he had to sell his equipment to pay for his mom’s meds. Jason has an old one that he never uses, and the boys sometimes have hangouts at Jason’s place where they record beats and bass lines and have Jason mix them.
One day at Kim’s house, Trimberly has this really super gay moment where they duet Sara Bareilles’ Winter Song. They end up a little teary and just cuddle in Kim’s room for a long time.
Pairing; Finn Balor/Reader, past Prince Devitt/Reader
Summary; Is it
such a sin for me to take what’s mine?
Warnings; NSFW. Heel!Antagonist!Reader. Smut, choking, breathplay. Some angst idk?
VERY unhealthy relationships. Emotional abuse, mental abuse, and grooming of a younger woman by an older man if you squint and read
between the lines.
Author Note; IDGAF I wrote another terrible human being.
Fight me. Diverse characters make the world go round, and that includes actual
villains. This one was so much fun for me to write, and I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did. You know the drill.
There is something that I want to talk about. I lot of people, when talking about B.A.P and each members, always comments on their talents individually, which is great, because yes, they are truly talented, but when it’s Himchan’s turn, it’s always “He is the mood maker, the one that keeps B.A.P together” and other similar things to that.
This statement is true! Himchan is indeed a really important person in the relation of B.A.P. BUT HE’S NOT ONLY THAT IN B.A.P!!
I feel like going into another One Shot era when “fans” started saying Himchan brings nothing to B.A.P and should just leave. This only piss me of. So here is some things about Himchan that most people don’t realize or forget.
1. The second leader
This is not even questionable. Himchan IS the second leader in B.A.P. The members themselves say it. When Yongguk when on hiatus, all BABYz knew that Himchan would be the one to take the lead. Yongguk also often said that without Himchan, it would be more difficult for him. And even when Yongguk is there, Himchan takes the role of the leader along with him.
2. Music Genius
It’s no secret that Himchan can play a lot of different instruments (piano, violin, drum, guitar, and many korean instrument). He started at a very young age and later entered a University program in korean traditional music in the drum specialisation. He is known for playing janggu.
3. Singing and rapping abilities
Yes, he is not Daehyun nor Yongguk. But the people saying he can’t sing or rap must be deaf or just hating on him. Seriously, this man is amazing and can do anything. His voice is a blessing, maybe my favorite one in B.A.P (I’m not even joking!). Just go listen to Skydive or Wake me up live. I truly hope that one day we will get a Himchan solo song so that people can see how much talent this man has. He is not in B.A.P for nothing!
4. Amazing performer
I saw B.A.P three times in my life, 2 times in New York and once in Toronto. Each time, I’ve been super impress by how B.A.P are amazing performer, even though it’s not a surprise for everyone. Himchan is no exception! B.A.P is not the group that goes “Ok, we just do our songs and that’s it”. They are more the “Let’s perform this show like it’s our last one” type of group. And honestly, they are not a lot of kpop groups (even outside kpop) that does that. Just go to one of their concert, you’ll understand!
5. His love for everyone
Himchan is full of love. For his members, for his fans. He’s playfull, caring, modest and I could go on forever. He puts other before himself. Remember how he is always encouraging Jongup and Zelo to speak more on TV? Yeah. Remember how he always make sure that everyone eats well? Yeah. Remember how he always takes pictures of BABYz all around the world and then post them? Yeah. He keeps every pictures because he wants to keep those memories, like we keep pictures of B.A.P on our phones and computer. I have many more exemple, but it would be too long.
There is also many reasons why Himchan is a beautiful human being, but I wanted to focus on the reasons why he is essential to B.A.P. Feel free to had more! I wanted to put the more important one.
ok this is really awkward to ask and i know it's a stupid question but what is louden swain? the only thing i know is that rob and richard speight jr are involved and that's it
no no no it’s FINE i was BORN TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION
ok. ok. so this is louden swain:
it’s a band that was formed in the mid-90s by rob benedict and mike borja. within the band you’ll find:
^ the youngest member and lead guitar player, billy! he’s self-taught, soft-spoken, and a super super funny dude. he also does visual design for their albums, and he’s composed a number of songs as well. you won’t catch him leaving his house without his calculator watch
^ next up is drum player and Committed Cat Dad, stephen! he handles a lot of scheduling, logistics, and merch stuff. if you’re at a con, he’ll be the one you see speed-walking the most back and forth from the the vendor room to the greenroom. he’s a world traveler and pretty outspoken about politics. he is also 100% aware that he looks intimidating in-person. he’s fine with this.
^ and, to top it all off, we have bass/keys player and infamous robot, mike!! this man is pure sunshine and smiles. there’s a theory that he was murdered years ago, and was replaced by an exact robot replica commissioned by the band. i believe this was all spawned because his phone sent random coordinates to a starbucks to the band one day. he has another job outside of the band, and no one knows what it is. the people at his job-away-from-band also have no idea what he does other than “they think he’s in a band”
they travel across the country with the SPN con circuit and play throughout the entire weekend. they also stay on stage with J2 during their panel, so if you’re at a con and can’t really see j2 but you can see the band, i suggest watching stephen. i can almost guarantee you, at some point during the panel, he will find food. however, on-stage at cons they don’t speak other than mike making the occasional robot noise. they will also shake their heads “no” at generally any remarks rich makes.
(rich, by the way, isn’t actually involved other than on stage he will occasionally sing and perform with them. he will also harass them. it just happens to be his best friend’s band!)
along with that, they also had music they’ve done featured in spn. they are played in bars in season 7 and season 11.
robbie thompson had actually thrown the idea around to have the entire band playing in the bar where chuck reveals once and for all that he’s god. in the end i think this was just too complicated to do, but i love knowing that someone else was also including them in the fabric of the show.
“A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians. — Frank Zappa
“I want to do a musical movie. Like Evita, but with good music.” — Elton John
“Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” — Jean Paul
“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” — Steve Martin
“A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn’t.” — Tom Waits
“I don’t deserve a Songwriters Hall of Fame Award. But fifteen years ago, I had a brain operation and I didn’t deserve that, either. So I’ll keep it.” — Quincy Jones
“The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest. It is he who invented the sublime art of ruining poetry.” — Erik Satie
“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.” — Frank Zappa
“To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time.” — Leonard Bernstein
“I’ve been imitated so well I’ve heard people copy my mistakes.” — Jimi Hendrix
“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.” — Edith Sitwell
“I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland.” — Woody Allen
“Life can’t be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.” — William F. Buckley, Jr.
“Beethoven’s last quartets were written by a deaf man and should only be listened to by a deaf man.” — Thomas Beecham
“The world must be filled with unsuccessful musical careers like mine, and it’s probably a good thing. We don’t need a lot of bad musicians filling the air with unnecessary sounds. Some of the professionals are bad enough.” — Andy Rooney
“Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music is everywhere, but so is AIDS.” — Malcolm Williamson
“All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.” — Louis Armstrong
“Money doesn’t talk, it swears.” ― Bob Dylan
“Competitions are for horses, not artists.” — Bela Bartok
“When an instrument fails on stage it mocks you and must be destroyed!” ― Trent Reznor
“I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right.” — Duke Ellington
“Let me be clear about this: I don’t have a drug problem, I have a police problem.” — Keith Richards
“When I was a little boy, I told my dad, ‘When I grow up, I want to be a musician.’ My dad said: ‘You can’t do both, Son.” — Chet Atkins
“I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’.”— Bob Newhart
“Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one’s nerves – which is the same thing nowadays.” —Oscar Wilde
“I know [canned music] makes chickens lay more eggs and factory workers produce more. But how much more can they get out of you on an elevator?” — Victor Borge
“It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.” — Johann Sebastian Bach
“Rock ‘n’ roll will never die. There’ll always be some arrogant little brat who wants to make music with a guitar.” — Dave Edmunds
“I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns.” — Ella Fitzgerald
“Get up from that piano. You hurtin’ its feelings.” — Jelly Roll Morton
“To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.” — Igor Stravinsky
“To get your playing more forceful, hit the drums harder.” — Keith Moon
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words.” — Victor Hugo
“Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains.” — John Philip Sousa
“We consider that any man who can fiddle all through one of those Virginia Reels without losing his grip may be depended upon in any kind of musical emergency.” — Mark Twain
“Sometimes we pee on each other before we go on stage.” — Trent Reznor
“Dogs smoke in France. “— Ozzy Osbourne
“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” — Maya Angelou
“Nothing soothes me more after a long and maddening course of pianoforte recitals than to sit and have my teeth drilled.” — George Bernard Shaw
“In order to compose, all you need to do is remember a tune that nobody else has thought of.” — Robert Schumann
“I think John would have liked Free As A Bird. In fact, I hope somebody does this to all my crap demos when I’m dead, making them into hit songs.” — George Harrison
“Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.” — Bill Cosby
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” — Bob Marley
“The piano has been drinking, not me.” — Tom Waits
“Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.” — Kin Hubbard
“There are some experiences in life which should not be demanded twice from any man, and one of them is listening to the Brahms Requiem.” — George Bernard Shaw
“Wagner’s music is better than it sounds.” — Mark Twain
“In the end we’re all Jerry Springer Show guests, really, we just haven’t been on the show.” — Marilyn Manson
“Rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk in order to provide articles for people who can’t read.” — Frank Zappa
“Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.” — Igor Stravinsky
“There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn’t give a damn what goes on in between.” — Thomas Beecham
“Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal.” — Igor Stravinsky
“There’s nothing like the eureka moment of knocking off a song that didn’t exist before – I won’t compare it to sex, but it lasts longer.” — Paul McCartney
“Do I listen to pop music because I’m miserable or am I miserable because listen to pop music?” — John Cusack
“Last night at Carnegie Hall, Jack Benny played Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn lost.” — Harold C. Schonberg
“Beethoven always sounds to me like the upsetting of a bag of nails, with here and there an also dropped hammer.” — John Ruskin
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
“I smash guitars because I like them.” — Pete Townshend
“I once sent him a song and asked him to mark a cross wherever he thought it was faulty. Brahms returned it untouched, saying ‘I don’t want to make a cemetery of your compositions.’ ” — Hugo Wolf
“I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.” — Charles-Pierre Baudelaire
Harry: Shows up 20 minutes early during the first week of class with his 12 different colors of highlighters, but by the end of the semester he’s coming in 15 minutes late, doesn’t take his shades off, has two (2) different Starbucks cups and a smoothie for some reason. Calls all his professors by their first name, and is a textbook teacher’s pet. Managed to sneak a goldfish named Matilda in his room as a pet, and the hall manager pretends she doesn’t know about it.
Voted most likely to bring all the professors a gift on the last day of class.
Liam: Finds out at the last minute that he needs 8 math and science credits before he can graduate and he’s only got one semester left. Spends an obscene amount of time trying to spell deoxyribonucleic acid correctly (for reasons no one can comprehend). Spends all his free time on the Quad and goes to all the Uni sponsored events. Gives Freshman tours and remembers all their names months later when they show up, and walks them home when they’re drunk after their first party.
Voted most likely to cry in the library at 2am until someone takes pity on him and explains how photosynthesis works
Niall: Has binders full of notes going back to his A-Levels. While Harry only pretends he has his shit together, Niall actually does. He always has extra pencils, has a calendar he keeps updating for assignments and deadlines, and is in a study groupchat for all his classes. Professors email HIM for notes to distribute to the class. Runs the college radio station and loves taking requests but does not tolerate disrespect of “The Oldies”. Is also “The Guitar Guy”. Still makes mixtapes for the people he dates.
Voted most likely to fuck up the curve for everyone else, but then he gives you a copy of his detailed and annotated notes and offers to help you study so you forgive him.
Louis: Was supposed to graduate 3 years ago. Why is he still here? What is his major? Has never shown up to a single class on time except his early childhood education modules because the kids he works with for the class credits know him by name and he refuses to disappoint them. Coaches a kids’ footie league on campus during the warmer months and is constantly trying to show people pictures of them. Wears their championship medal around for an entire month after they win Nationals.
Voted most likely to forget to bring a pencil with him to take the final exam.
Zayn: Started as an English major, but now he’s a photography major, but he thinks he might switch to a music and drama dual degree, or maybe even a digital media degree. Owns 14 different kinds of mechanical pencil that he can meticulously explain the uses for. Takes naps in the school’s amphitheater while the orchestra practice. Usually wakes up during the middle and always stays till the end and claps (read: Whoop Whoops) when they’re finished. Can be found having “Jam Sessions” on the quad grass with Niall which usually draws a small (read: large) crowd, and results in crumpled bills being tossed in Niall’s guitar case (they split the take 50/50). Is learning to play the drums.
Voted most likely to never say a single word in class until the last week of the semester when he becomes everybody’s best friend and favorite person.