is a pianist!!!

Can you believe Naoko Takeuchi, creator of Sailor Moon, gave us lesbians a canon lesbian couple comprised of a blue-haired, lipstick lesbian violinist who can pilot a helicopter and a lovely, soft butch pianist lesbian who can also pilot a helicopter, is a track star, and races in cars and motorcycles? Both of them own real estate in the middle of the ocean and then adopt a child together and raise her with their best friend. They’re also filled with like cosmic powers. Honestly the most powerful lesbian couple in fiction.

Pianist scribbles
Fervent effort into the night

Lament on a dignified timbre

At what point does sorrow beget poetry
A revolution giving birth to its own idealism

I know it when I see it

Like I know the raven meddles
The farmer toils
The shopkeep sweeps

anonymous asked:

What classes, courses, etc did you have to be the composer you are? Where did you start?

I’m in a Lyft so this is going to be quick.

There is no right answer to this question. Some people go to school for this stuff, some don’t. I was mainly a pianist as a teenager, then did a bunch of singing and theater in college, then I taught music for two years, then went to a one-year grad program for film scoring at USC (which I don’t think is necessary, but is a good excuse to move to LA).

I know people who didn’t do any of that and just played in bands until they wanted a career change and then jumped into scoring.

So do what you want and you’ll figure it out. :)

View of soprano Joanne C.P. Raines performing role of Magda from Puccini’s opera, “La rondine.” Pianist in background. Stamped on back: “Photo by P.R. Hendren.” Handwritten on back: “Joanne C.P. Raines. Magda fr. Rondine, 1972.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library

Submitted by @danlikes2art

Bird Type: Sparrow
A common bird found in common places.
Despite their age, this Siren’s chord range can reach high notes

Name: Clementine Cray
Gender: Male
Sexaulity: Pansexaul
Age: 19
Cultural Background: A quarter  British, a quarter Irish and a quarter  Chinese,  quarter American
Immediate family: Mother, Father and Twin Sister (Coraline)
Both parents grew up in a musical family, the father learning traditional music, and the mother learning modern variations of music. His twin sister is a pianist.

Past life: Clementine Cray lived an ordinary life until he and his twin sister participated in an experiment at the age of 13. They later found out the true purpose of it, and escaped. The same scientist ran more experiments on Clementine when he was 15. The series of tests traumatised him. He taught himself how to sing to keep himself sane, and started busking at 17.

At the age of 18, he was hired by Spectrum Sound Studio to become a Siren. Clementine’s fist mask was orange, representing adventure and social activity. Orange is also the colour of the plant he is named after. He later lost his first mask when he was hit in the face by one of his targets.
His second mask is yellow, representing both fear and joy.

His broken wings represent his personal struggle between his allegiance with the company and society, a sort of like yin and yang.

Facts about his Siren-ing: He uses three different personas to attract a certain group of people, mostly playing various types of guitars to accompany the singing.

These three personas are;
Jack: Sings modern pop songs, usually about romance. Occasionally sings old songs, and found in bars or clubs playing Blackjack, hence why he wears a black jack-et. Wears a purple shirt, brown trousers, red and orange shoes and as, previously mentioned, black jacket. Has messy hair
Derek: Sings inspirational songs from a variety of eras. Peforms at concerts, but does his Siren-ing back stage. Wears a black shirt and blut jeans and white sneakers. Has neat hair
Liam: Sings country music covers,  and is found busking in the city. Wears a white shirt, grey trousers and no shoes.

Despite being able to sing higher than usual, he rarely does, and trys to sings in a lower pitch.

Clementine as Derek: How Far We’ve Come by Matchbox 20
Clementine as Jack: Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley (and no, you’re not getting rick rolled)
Clementine as Liam: Viva la Vida by Coldplay (Cover by Chase Eagleson)

((decided to change the submission name to above the information post))


Jazz music originated from the African American community in New Orleans in the late 1800s. Jazz music and musicians were largely influenced by European classical music, spiritual folk songs, and West African culture. Jazz gained most of its popularity in the swing era, beginning in the 1920s and ending in the 1940s.

In the two photographs above, you can see Mayor John F. Collins with two of the most, influential jazz musicians from his era. Cab Calloway’s band was one of the most popular big bands. Known for his mastery of scat singing, Calloway received the National Medal of the Arts from President Bill Clinton in 1993 and continued playing until his death a year later. Erroll Garner recorded his first records in 1944 and went on to become a well known jazz pianist. Garner was on of thee most seen jazz musicians on TV in the 50s and 60s.

Cab Calloway and Mayor John F. Collins, circa 1960-1968, Mayor John F. Collins records, Collection 0244.001, Boston City Archives

Erroll Garner, celebrated pianist, pays courtesy call on Mayor John F. Collins, 1962 August 2,  Mayor John F. Collins records, Collection 0244.001, Boston City Archives

Blog post by Monica Haberny, City Archives Outreach Intern


@chocokidda Oh my stars child, calm yourself, lol. I mean. I can absolutely drown you in drawings of your son. He’s adorable, I must say >w>;; I’m not quite sure on pronunciation though? “Mynata” is a word I kinda associate with “sonata,” like the music made for a pianist, also with a Y like “sin,” but he’s too precious for that.

Does… does he like music? Or interested in musical instruments?

But, I wouldn’t mind collaborating on something sometime. If that’s a thing that could happen >W> Not quite sure how art collaborations work though.