jubilee band

ages ago @saintapathis tagged me in a rec-songs-for-moods meme and. it. got out of hand. so uh. some overly specific moods. some songs.

emotionally exhausted and in need of comfort:
- cobwebs, martha tilston and the woods
- born, over the rhine
- hold on, tom waits
- wild sage, the mountain goats
- drown out, the swell season
- his eye is on the sparrow, abigail washburn
- the party, regina spektor

- this year, the mountain goats
- the mary ellen carter, stan rogers
- firefly, over the rhine
- shake it out, florence + the machine
- morning comes, delta rae
- that one specific live version of “like a rolling stone” at the end of scorsese’s dylan documentary no direction home recorded right after dylan’s motorcycle accident where he starts it by yelling to the band “play it fuckin’ loud” and the organ is just searing

depressed but don’t want to be:
- firewood, regina spektor
- a better son/daughter, rilo kiley
- level up, vienna teng
- amy aka spent gladiator 1, the mountain goats
- redeemed, charlotte martin
- i wanna get better, bleachers

sad but in a nice way where i want to wallow for a bit:
- knocking on heaven’s door, antony and the johnsons
- annachie gordon, the unthanks
- my body is a cage, arcade fire
- top of the world, patty griffin (especially the live at the artists’ den version)
- ring them bells, sarah jarosz
- on a sea of fleur de lis, richard shindell
- florida, patty griffin

i wanna yell and/or feel some kind of complex emotion:
- s.o.b., nathaniel rateliff & the night sweats
- changes come, over the rhine
- harlem roulette, the mountain goats
- forgiveness, patty griffin
- it’s alright ma i’m only bleeding, the duhks
- after the bombs, the decemberists
- the next best western, richard shindell
- empty, ray lamontagne

- pay me my money down, bruce springsteen
- the magic position, patrick wolf
- we need medicine, the fratellis
- banjo pickin’ girl, abigail washburn & the sparrow quartet
- you ain’t goin’ nowhere, glen hansard and marketa irglova
- i don’t know, lisa hannigan
- the night that paddy murphy died, great big sea
- call me maybe, carly rae jepsen
- upside down, paloma faith
- orphan girl, crooked still
- tea with cinnamon, katzenjammer
- don’t carry it all, the decemberists
- california stars, billy bragg & wilco
- everything i saw, the weather station
- literally any cover of galway girl

it’s three am, there’s a thunderstorm, and i’m wearing a lot of velvet:
- girls that glitter love the dark, hannah fury
- when another midnight, sarah slean
- bells for her, tori amos
- mad girl’s love song, fisher
- the devil, pj harvey
- i will never die, delta rae
- #1 crush, garbage (SHUT. YER FACE.)
- black doe, mary epworth and the jubilee band
- devil of mine, moulettes
- bone mother, the ford theatre reunion
- horse and i, bat for lashes
- clap hands, tom waits
- tristan, patrick wolf
- black acres, elysian fields
- rest in the bed, laura marling
- bad ritual, timber timbre

having an emotion about the x-files:
- you were a kindness, the national
- goodbye (this is not goodbye), over the rhine
- recessional, vienna teng

Free Writing 5.0

Opposites Attract. 1.6k w.

Jongin hated people.

Not because of their vain and selfish personalities–no, not because of that. He hated that people were sheer disappointments most of the time, never pulling through on their promises or sticking to their word.

In the past, he trusted someone with his fragile heart, and despite him giving his all to the man he was in relations with, he never returned Jongin’s feelings. The relationship ended in complete failure and it was Jongin who suffered the brunt of the pain.

After that day, he swore to himself that he would never fall in love again. What for? To find dejection and fleeting emotions which held no substance and could only be felt on the surface. Times were changing, no one truly dated anymore or tried to salvage damaged relationships, they would simply quit and move on.

Jongin didn’t need anyone in his life, he rather enjoyed the company of animals, like Pinchy. She was an adorable hybrid Savannah cat, a medium- sized, large eared, cross breed between a serval and domestic feline. Her golden hair was patterned with lines of black that stylishly wrapped around her fur. She was a beauty, and she was the only animal he needed.

He looked down at his watch and noted the time. There was a meeting at 2 p.m. he had to attend and it was fifteen minutes until they were to convene. 

Standing from his soft leather, brown office chair, he grabbed his blazer and slid his arms through the sleeves. While fixing the creases of his suit, there was a brief knock on the door to his office.

“Mr. Kim, Oh Sehun is down in the lobby to see you.”

“Karen, tell him I have a meeting and that I can’t see him right now.”

“Sir, he says it’s important, and that if you try to say you’re busy, he will personally put chocolate raisins in Pinchy’s food bowl.” 

Jongin closed his eyes and massaged his temples, dealing with anything remotely Sehun was a headache waiting to happen. His self-proclaimed friend was steadily pushing himself into Jongin’s life, and the latter abhorred every second of it. Sehun just didn’t seem to understand the fact that he absolutely hated people.

“I’ll be leaving now Karen, please lock up when you’re done here, you can go home early.”

“Thank you, sir…May I ask, who is Pinchy?” 

Jongin sighed. “Karen, there are just some things you don’t need to know.” The secretary took her leave and Jongin could have sworn he heard a light chuckle.

With his briefcase in hand, he made his way to the lobby and upon entering the vast space of large windows, Sehun came jogging up to him.

“This better be good, I’m only here for Pinchy’s sake.” 

Sehun chortled. “You’d do anything for that cat, you need to get laid,” Jongin soundlessly stepped around Sehun, walking to the exit. “Hey, hey! Man, I was only jokin’ geez, lighten up, will you?”

Jongin made a sharp turn to face him. “You have thirty seconds to tell me what it is you need.”

There was hesitation in Sehun’s eyes, not something he particularly showed. “I need somewhere to stay for the night…Yixing…he, he kicked me out man.” Sehun’s gaze found the floor quickly and he shuffled his feet. 

Jongin saw a glimpse of his old self within his “friend” and he was powerless against relationship issues. He brushed a hand through his black hair.

“For tonight,” Sehun’s head snapped up and his eyes shone with warmth, “Tonight, you can stay. But tomorrow you need to fix things with Yixing.” Sehun nodded his head in response, seemingly relieved Jongin accepted him into his home.

Jongin nodded before spinning on his heels to leave. Only a moment passed before he turned to face Sehun once more, having forgotten to say something, “And if I find any type of chocolate within ten feet of Pinchy, I’m personally kicking your ass,” Sehun doubled over in laughter and Jongin grunted walking his way out the door.

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concert band collection #1
6 hours++ of concert band pieces that i personally like very much. includes compositions by sam hazo, eric whitacre, john mackey, alfred reed and more collection #2 is in the works!

currently the longest (6 full hours!) and most diverse playlist of concert band music on 8tracks. full of classics and some new ones as well! a 2nd concert band playlist is in the works.


1) Ride - Samuel R Hazo
2) Kingfishers Catch Fire Movement II - John Mackey
3) Heaven’s Light - Steven Reineke
4) Foundry John - Mackey
5) Les Miserables - Kazuhiro Morita
6) Slalom - Carter Pann
7) Promising Skies - Robert W. Smith
8) Tempered Steel - Charles R. Young
9) Danza No.2 - Bruce Yurko
10) Fate Of The Gods - Steven Reineke
11) The Frozen Cathedral - John Mackey
12) With Heart And Voice - David Gillingham
13) Songs Of Sailor And Sea - Robert W. Smith
14) Praise Jerusalem - Alfred Reed
15) Solas Ane - Samuel Hazo
16) Turbine - John Mackey
17) The Spirit of St. Louis - Daisuke Shimizu
18) Pacific Dreams - Jacob De Haan
19) El Camino Real - Alfred Reed
20) Equus - Eric Whitacre
21) Arabesque - Samuel R. Hazo
22) Ghost Train - Eric Whitacre
23) Persis Overture - James L. Hosay
24) The Phantom Of The Opera - Johan De Meij
25) Glorified - David Gillingham
26) Carmen Fantasy - Bizet/Eiji Suzuki
27) Spartacus - Jan Van der Roost
28) Machu Picchu: City In The Sky - Satoshi Yagisawa
29) Exultate - Samuel Hazo
30) Japanese Graffiti V - Tokyo Kosei Wind Orchestra
31) Goddess Of Fire - Steven Reineke
32) Rising Dragons - Robert W Smith
33) Taonga - Daisuke Shimizu
34) Incantation And Dance - John Barnes Chance
35) Flight Of Valor - James Swearingen
36) Fantasy On A Japanese Folk Song - Samuel R. Hazo
37) Pageant - Vincent Persichetti
38) Velocity - Robert Sheldon
39) Recoil - Joseph Schwantner
40) Windsprints - Richard L. Saucedo
41) Epiphanies (Fanfares & Chorales) - Ron Nelson
42) Wedding Dance - Jacques Press
43) Sheltering Sky - John Mackey
44) Tam O’ Shanter - Malcolm Arnold
45) Sea Of Wisdom - Daisuke Shimizu
46) Black Granite - James L. Hosay
47) Tangle Wood Overture - Daisuke Shimizu
48) Chorale And Shaker Dance - John Zdechlik
49) Toccata Marziale - Ralph Vaughan Williams
50) Symphonic Suite: Jubilee - Clifton Williams

bloody hands, blackened soul

A few familiar tracks, a few hopefully new ones, for vengeful gods and crossroads, for rivers and rebirths, for bad moons and distilled white lightning and deep roots in a hard, hard land. For blood is thicker than water and runs deeper than oil, there’s a reckoning a-comin’ and you’d best be bruisin’ your knees on the floor, the beat is older than the dirt, and nothing that dies ever really goes away.


When Jesus Comes//Uncle Sinner I Will Never Die//Delta Rae Blood On My Name//The Wright Brothers Black Doe//Mary Epworth and the Jubilee Band Holy Water//Astronautalis Die By the Drop//The Dead Weather Devil’s Spoke//Laura Marling Swimmin’ Time//Shovels & Rope Strange Things//Abigail Washburn & the Sparrow Quartet Awake O Sleeper//The Brothers Bright Gallows//Brown Bird Crooked Man//Those Poor Bastards Blood of Angels//Brown Bird Raise Hell//Brandi Carlisle Barton Hollow//The Civil Wars Black//Kari Kimmel Wolf Like Me//Lera Lynn Remember Me?//Saltillo Bottom of the River//Delta Rae Devil’s Resting Place//Laura Marling Dust Bowl Dance//Mumford & Sons Oh Messiah//Timber Timbre Follow You Down to the Red Oak Tree//James Vincent McMorrow Instrumental//The Leaky Faces Nothing But the Water (I)//Grace Potter & the Nocturnals God’s Gonna Cut You Down//Black Rebel Motorcycle Club O Death//Jen Titus


tbh, there’s just this feeling I get when I pick up my flag, like all my problems are being lifted away as I hold my flag. For those two hour rehearsals I used to have, nothing mattered in that time except perfecting my show, and doing the best I could do, and in the 8 minutes that I would do full run, nothing mattered except this show in front of me, that I was helping bring to life. Before this year, I always felt something was missing, and after I joined Color guard, I knew what it was. I was missing a purpose, and I was missing people to encourage me. I found those two things within my Color guard, they are my second family, and I’m really going to miss them next year. I found something that makes me happy, and makes me feel important and as much as I hate that it’s already half over, I also wouldn’t trade it for anything else. Thank you Color Guard for giving me a confidence I had never known before, thank you for giving me a reason to smile again, thank you for every single good thing you have ever done for me. I may not be good enough to continue doing this into my college years and that’s alright. Sometimes you have to enjoy the little victories while they last.

Get his look; Kris Yenbamroong, Chef

1. The Chains

“I don’t really think of myself as someone who wears a lot of jewelry. I’ll wear a couple rings, my necklaces. Thai gold is distinct in how bright and yellow it is, and it’s something everybody has at some point. Maybe it’s a rite of passage. I have a Buddha-relic icon from my grandma. I have a connection with her, and it’s sort of spiritual. It’s just one of those things that make me happy.”

2. The Jeans

“There are a few brands that I feel comfortable revisiting all the time, and J.Crew is one of those. That’s where these jeans are from. I don’t dress like their catalogs, though I mix and match. The clothes fit me. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become more aware of fit.”

3. The Bomber

“This jacket is from Our Legacy. I have a shirt from there, too. Like a lot of the stuff I like to buy, it’s a classic. Bombers are timeless. I knew when I bought this, I would have the potential, five years from now, to rediscover it in my closet.”

4. The Hair

“I don’t fuss with it too much. I use a Japanese matte styling wax called Gatsby. I’ll go to a Japanese market and buy sashimi and hair products.”

5. The Frames

“I got these glasses ages ago from the Moscot; a store on the Lower East Side in New York. I’ve bought other pairs of glasses since, but I wear these 99.5 percent of the time. I like them so much that I got the same ones as shades.”

6. The Tats

“When you’re thinking about making that leap from no tattoos to having one, names are a good bet. As soon as I turned 18, I got my grandfather’s name in Thai on my chest. I have between 30 and 40 I’ve lost count. I’ve gotten progressively better tattoos over the years, but my favorite ones are the jankiest: I even got a MOM one … drunkenly, at a tattoo shop in Vegas.”

7. The Watch

“When I started running my family’s restaurant in 2008, I worked a lot of hours and finally had disposable income. I went out and bought a vintage Rolex. This is a transitional model from the late seventies. It’s got an acrylic face instead of crystal and a jubilee band instead of an oyster band. It’s all scuffed up because I wear it every day.”

8. The Boots

“Thees Red Wingboots are new. The pair before this A.P.C. black leather army boots are really worn out. I wore those every day for however many years. I like the idea of boots having felt the ground of many different countries. I think you need to live in your clothes and have them form to you.”

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with age comes revolution, mix one ✯ music to return to tevinter to

the saddle song, mary epworth & the jubilee band ✯ my father’s father, the civil wars ✯ slices of palama, heathers ✯ most of us prizefighters, a.c. newman ✯ crown on the ground, sleigh bells ✯ how fucking romantic, the magnetic fields ✯ trouble, tv on the radio ✯ dignity and shame, crooked fingers ✯ veins, charlotte martin ✯ motherland, natalie merchant ✯ divisionary (do the right thing), ages and ages ✯ heel turn 2, the mountain goats ✯ to build a home, the cinematic orchestra ✯

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