i really do love this musical

Here is my super talented, super handsome friend Michael Kohl laying down a take for the big musical number in Star vs. the Forces of Evil - Face the Music.

Be sure to check out his latest project Extra Lives (YouTube channel here). They do intricate covers of video game music, running the gamut of styles, my personal favorite being the Overworld Theme from Super Mario Bros. 2, not just because I love this piece of music, but because you really get a feel for just how intricate and funky it is when you hear it played live with minimal studio intrusion. Musicianship. Can’t beat it.

ponpiriri  asked:

Hey! I was just wondering: How'd ya start your Vocaloid career and making music? Also any tips and suggestions with programs/tuning/and writing the music? I really do look up to your work!

UHHHH SOSOSO UH i feel like rambling and i never really went super in-depth with this question so I’M GONNA,. D O THAT HERE WE GO

back in 7th grade (when i was 11 or 12 years old for ppl unfamiliar w/ the US education system) i started becoming aware of Producers and that vocaloid songs aren’t made by some. company-run fuckin official vocaloid people. i honestly don’t know what i thought tbh??? but that’s when it hit me that anyone with $100 could buy a vocaloid and make their own songs with it. 

so hachi was the guy that kinda sparked that realization, because i LOVED his music from the instant i found it and just. became attached. and i wanted to do stuff like that too?? like i really loved how if you took his songs literally, word-for-word, they made no fuckin sense whatsoever, and that you have to look further and interpret things to come up with any meaning and i was like hey! that looks cool i wanna do that!!! 

it wasn’t until christmas of 2012 that i got my first vocaloid, oliver, and i didn’t actually make any of my own music until exactly a year later. because oliver was a fucking pain in the ass to use and i could never get him to sound right. but then for christmas of the next year, i got mayu. so i made my first *ever* song with her. i had zero prior experience with making music, i literally just gave music, lyrics, mixing, and even getting jp vocaloids to sing english my first ever shot and threw that fucking trainwreck on youtube and called it a day. i mean i was actually terrified and i was about to just delete it and forget i ever attempted music but idk i pressured myself to keep it up anyway? and idk things just took off from there i guess. 

BUT UH H AS FOR TIPS I GUESS i dunno that would be an entire 10x longer post on it’s own, i’m better at answering specific questions (like “how do you do this” or “what does this mean” etc.) than just giving general advice sorry :^(

sugad-tea  asked:

You've said before that you have a playlist for Solavellan, do you have a spotify that I could follow? I'd love to hear the songs you have on there

I don’t really have anything set up on spotify (though that’s not a bad idea, I will consider doing that). Instead, I’ll toss you a few links to check out some Solavellan inspired collections:

Winter’s Ten Songs I Listen To On A Daily Basis Tag

I was tagged by the lovely @kpopyourcherryy

  1. ‘La Di Da Di’ by Cross Gene; it’s just fun, but I love Black or White too.
  2. ‘Get Down’ by Boys Republic; ANYTHING THAT STARTS OFF WITH JUST DRUMS AND A CHANT IS A BOP!
  3. The Eyeby Infinite; Have you seen them???  Okay then, can’t wait for the next comeback.
  4. ‘Watch Out’ by HotShot; DO I REALLY NEED TO GIVE A REASON WHY?!?!
  5. ‘Drip’ by Meng Jia; Yet another member of the China Line that broke free and snatched my ass.
  6. ‘Trespass’ and ‘Hero’ by Monsta X; Honestly at least one MX album gets played a day.  Few artists kpop or other can I listen to the album all the way through.  Monsta X is one of those artists.
  7. ‘JUICE’ AND TABLE FLIPPIN’ ‘JULY’ BY WOO HE FINE/KRIS WU YIFAN!  I know y’all saw this coming.  Let’s not even.
  8. ‘Joker’ by Dalshabet; Mainly because it sounds like they’re saying choke her.  And it sounds like Joh Kuh and that’s funny if you know Korean lmao.
  9. ‘Read U Wrote U’ by Alaskka, Detox, Katya and Roxxy (unfortunately); THIS IS MY SHIT!  LIKE, NO JOKE.  Well all but Roxxy’s part, I just can’t.  The edit with Tatianna instead of Roxxy is better in my opinion.
  10. ‘Don’t Recall’ by KARD; No explanation needed.

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Steven & Greg

*My analysis post for Steven and Greg’s history and relationship*

So while I was writing this I had a realiazation that Steven and Greg’s relationship hasn’t really changed. Which I mean is totally reasonable, most of Greg’s development centers around the gems.

Pre-Series 

So before the show started, Greg and Steven lived together for at least the first 12 years of Steven’s life. Greg home-schooled Steven, taught him music, and provided for him financially. Greg was a caring father who raised Steven to be a kind person and allowed him room to just be himself. They had birthday traditions and Greg keeps a photo album of all Steven’s Birthday Parties. Overall it seems to be a sweet and loving relationship.

I do have a slight issue though, it’s not really an issue I suppose more of a question. Steven was most definitely raised inside of Greg’s van correct?

Like they didn’t have an apartment(there probably aren’t any in Beach City), Greg couldn’t stay with a friend(Vidalia, maybe), he couldn’t have raised Steven at the barn(it doesn’t seem that far from Beach City)?

Something about it doesn’t sit well with me and maybe it’s just the really sad implications that Greg and Steven lived in a van together for 12 years and no one offered a helping hand. I guess it’s “realistic”, but in a show about magical shape-shifting rocks from space fighting other magical shape-shifting rocks from space, I don’t care for that kind of realism.

Or to be more precise, even though much of SUs charms lie in a sense of Slice of Life realism slamming into a mystical world, I would prefer a different living situation for the two of them or for it to at least be brought up and discussed as an issue.

I think character dynamic wise it would’ve have been infinitely more interesting had they either lived with the gems from jump(though that might make it harder to develop the tension between Greg and the Gems), or they could have lived with Vidalia’s family. I know keep coming back to Vidalia’s family and it’s probably because that relationship thread is definitely the one that bothers me the most. The crew pretty much established Vidalia’s family as the human family with the closest link with the gems outside of Greg and Steven, so my mind won’t stop wandering to how the show might have been different if that had been established before ‘Story for Steven’.

Season 1 

So then Steven moves in with the gems to learn about his magic, in the house that Greg probably paid for(ya’ know supplies and stuff for building it), and Greg is not allowed to live there. Steven and Greg don’t see each other much anymore. To the point where Greg feels he needs to lie about an injury to spend time with his son.

In our first introduction to Greg, he reveals that the gems wanted him to stay away from magic stuff, which let’s be honest is kind of impossible to do while living in Beach city, but it seemed like a reasonable enough request. Of course the Gems don’t seem very fond of Greg either, which isn’t necessarily a problem. To be honest when families merge there will always be members who don’t like each other, it just happens. 

In the end, I wish it’d been a more subtle thing, because I know that the story is supposed to be told from Steven’s perspective. It can be really hard for children when they know their parent is disliked and I wonder if it’d have added some depth to Steven’s character if he’d had a slow realization that the Gems didn’t really like or respect Greg. I mean especially because Steven obviously adores all of them. I think the biggest source of conflict here would be involving Pearl, because while Amethyst and Garnet don’t seem exactly thrilled to have Greg around Pearl has the biggest problem with him.

Anyway we don’t see a whole bunch of Greg in season one. The first half has him make only a couple of appearances. Towards the end of the first half and going into the second half of season 1, Greg becomes more relevant to the story.

Season 2-4

Greg’s relationship with Steven doesn’t really change, so there isn’t a lot to say here. Most of Greg’s development has to do with the Gems.

As the seasons go by and his relationship with the gems gets better Greg starts to appear in the show more.

I wish I had more to say, but there isn’t really much to say beyond this.

y'all we know that Gerard owns not only my ass but my heart but I gotta say? frank has been feeling mighty relatable lately
idk I’ve been listening to a helluva lot of his music and god fucking dammit honestly? I think about what he’s accomplished and I’m so fucking proud of him, there’s parts of me that really resonate with him and honestly I just like him a whole fucking lot
idk I’m feeling shit lately and he’s helping me just by existing as himself
screw it, I love him! and ho-lee fuck do I support him, when all is said and done
don’t reblog this lol, I’ll be deleting it in like 10 minutes when I come to my senses

I was tagged by @crutchieheadcanons !

What is your name?
Kendall
•How old are you?
20
•What kind of blog do you run?
Well this is my broadway (read: newsies) sideblog
•What is your biggest nerdy obsession?
I’m very into Star Wars?? But clearly Newsies is up there, too.
•What is your favourite character of all time?
Okay, this is really hard so I’m just going to stick with musical theater and say Jesse Tuck? (He’s a mess but I do love him.)
•What is your favourite book of all time?
IMPOSSIBLE. Next question.
•What is your favourite magical creature?
Centaurs are pretty cool.
•What made up object do you wish was real?
Magic wand, maybe? I wanna do cute spells and stuff.
•Where do you wish you went to school?
Camp Half Blood, tbh
•What character do you want to marry?
Once again I’m gonna stick with musicals and say Seaweed J Stubbs from Hairspray ooh boy
•What is your favourite song?
At the moment it’s Sincerely, Me from Dear Evan Hansen
•What are three facts no one knows about you?
Y'all don’t really know anything about me so this is easy.
1) I’m a Writing major, history minor
2) I live in Austin, Texas
3) My parents try to act like they have no idea where my musicals obsession came from and yet they’re the ones who introduced me to Fiddler on the Roof and Sound of Music and stuff at an extremely young age!!
•Least favourite book of all time?
Ummmm when I was a kid I tried to read Tale of Despereaux and It was too sad so I gave it away and swore that I hated it.
•Which Characters are your role models?
Musical-wise: Winnie Foster, Katherine Plumber, Tracy Turnblad, Elle Woods, Eliza Hamilton… I’m sure I’m leaving out a lot more
•Favourite Video Game?
Ummmm LoZ: Skyward Sword and also Mario Kart 😬
•Are you proud to be a nerd?
I’ve always been this way so I guess I’m chill with it, yeah.

I’m tagging: @crunchie-morris @vitariesocks @taplove2015 @crutchie @fandom626 @notafraidofstopping876 @broadwayjjofficial

anonymous asked:

What are some "moves" you would like to see a top figure skater do today? (No matter how unlikely, or how bad an idea it would be). I would really like to see Yuzuru learn the illusion spin or do (perhaps not very unlikely) 3A-Lo-4S. Also 3S-3Lo amongst any of the ladies would be cool (or men actually), I think Sarah Hughes did it when she won the olympics? (I actually prefer the olympic's YT version with different music, plz don't judge me too harshly haha ;P). Love your blog :)

I think 3A-Lo-4S scares me even more than a 4S-Lo-4S xDDD

If I have to dream, I would love a 4Lo3Lo combo, ‘cause why the heck no.

Generally speaking -3Lo combos entices and scares me both. It’s so hard to find and to do huge -3Lo combos (since you don’t have any help from the toe-pick), so they can either turn out amazingly beautiful or awfully bad.

Going by memory, I think Sarah Hughes did a 3S-3Lo and a 3T-3Lo both in her Free (and I will not judge too much ;) ). Last season Yuna Shiraiwa and Ha Nul Kim both tried a 3S3Lo too :)

Jumping wise, I’d love for some women to try a 2A+Lo+3F (Wakaba, can you try? Maybe in this way no-one will notice your Lip XD)

I would love for Yuzu to do some spirals (I would dread for other men to try. You just need to see some attempt in some chsq from some of them to know why :P).

I’m a sucker for well done spread eagles with deep and well held edges and choreographical layback ina-bauers.

I love Russian splits too, and I’m all for having more of them around :P

I’m kinda open to be blown away from any kind of moves/jumps (no more cantilevers tho, sorry Shoma’s fans, it’s one of those moves I just find not very pleasing to the eye) I just want them done with deep edges, well held positions, and no wobbling.

Gimme quality, and you make a grumpy old woman happy (:


(PS: and those spins: keep them centered and fast. Please.)

things i loved about moana

-chief moana, not princess moana
-david bowie crab was fab
-moana and maui putting their hair up in BUNS while doing shit like wow that’s such a little thing but so realistic
-moana cried A LOT and i loved it like it wasn’t really ever a “helpless princess moment” where they cry because it’s the low point of the movie. she cried when she was happy, when she was sad, when she was angry, when she was confused like a lot but it was just really nice to see from someone who cries like 24/7
-the music holy shit
-like from the opening song my jaw dropped it was just so beautiful
-stingray grandma every damn time was beautiful
-sassy beautiful ocean
-moana and maui’s friendship
-te fiti and te ka are AWESOME

Just a lot of good shit honestly go watch moana

here’s the thing: I liked la la land. It was a cute movie. the dancing was fun. cinematography wise? breathtaking

but you know what really, really bothered me while I was watching it?

all of the diversity in the background

they’re in LA. there’s men and women of every color dancing and singing in the opening number. it really reflects how diverse and wonderful LA really is!

and then the story begins and we zoom in on… two white people falling in love

one of whom is obsessed with preserving Jazz as a musical genre

look me in the eyes and TELL ME WHY a white actor had to play that role

Jazz has DISTINCTLY black roots

we could have had an interracial couple

HELL, we could have had a struggling black musician and a struggling black actress trying to get her big break

and it sucks because while I DO love Gosling and Stone and they did a great job

all I can do is look at the movie and feel the POTENTIAL that it had, had they casted their leads differently

so yeah it bothers me when they act like la la land was “such a feat” and they were “worried it wouldn’t have an audience” when like… come on. two well known white leads falling in love. gimme a break.

If you should be the last autumn leaf hanging from the tree

I’ll still be here, waiting on the breeze, to bring you down to me.

And if it takes forever, forever it’ll be.

And if it takes forever, forever it’ll be.

“It was an enormous challenge to do [Hamilton] every night, and yet who to blame but myself? I wrote the part! And it was also the most thrilling roller coaster every night. You know, I got to fall in love, I got to win a war, I got to write words that inspired a nation.

Getting to go through that experience, it’s something I’ll never get old of, which is why I really tried to downplay my departure as much as possible, because I don’t think I’m remotely done with it.”

Lin-Manuel Miranda speaking to Fresh Air’s Terry Gross

Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images

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Lugia’s Song - Harmony disturbed

So this is the video I was scared to post! I did a flute cover of Lugia’s Theme Song which played in the movie. It’s a very short video but I really hope you guys like it! Looking forward to making more!

(that’s me sitting on the edge!)

Please do let me know what you think!  Would love to have your thoughts! 

The Zodiac signs as Types of Friends.

Aries: The friend that’s best friends with everyone else and is always going out, no matter what. Never stops playing Candy Crush Saga.

Taurus: The friend that’s a freaking genius AND slays literally every sport. Sadly not street smart but really a sweetie pie with a sour middle.

Gemini: The friend that’s a musical prodigy but sucks at speaking English and can’t keep secrets for sh*t. Everyone loves their mom doe.

Cancer: The friend that deals with everything with a heavy hand on salt. Never leaves their house, just talks about socks and Tumblr.

Leo: The friend that’ll always be there for you and share their food even if its their last piece. They’ll love you with all their heart.

Virgo:The friend that gives some of the best advice anyone could ask for and is highkey hipster as hell. They’ll always listen to your rants.

Libra: The fancy friend that’s always on their phone, scrolling through Facebook. Hosts the best sleepovers.

Scorpio: The friend that hates social media yet they’re always texting. Highkey petty when not lowkey being a hoe.

Sagittarius: The friend that will defend you with their life but never stops telling you bad dad jokes.

Capricorn: The friend that makes the best food in the world and rarely takes selfies, but when they do it’s the bomb.com! They’ve usually got the hot goss.

Aquarius: The big bundle of cuteness friend who is always trying to make everyone laugh or cheering you up when needed.

Pisces: The cat obsessed friend who never leaves their significant other’s side and is always working on art.