On this day in music history: January 9, 1984 - “1984” (aka “MCMLXXXIV”), the sixth studio album by Van Halen is released. Produced by Ted Templeman, it is recorded at 5150 Studios in Hollywood, CA from Mid - Late 1983. Following the mixed response to their previous album “Diver Down”, guitarist Eddie Van Halen resolves to make significant changes to the bands’ trademark sound. Recording in the guitarist’s newly completed home studio 5150 (named after the Los Angeles Police Department code for a “criminally insane person”), Van Halen initially writes the bulk of the new albums’ material on his own. Incorporating keyboards as a prominent instrument, it is much to the resistance of lead singer David Lee Roth and producer Templeman, who had discouraged Van Halen from using keyboards on the previous album. A compromise between them is reached, with the finished project being a mixture of keyboard heavy songs along with the bands’ signature guitar dominant sound. An immediate smash out of the box, it goes on to become Van Halen’s most commercially successful album. It spins off four singles including “Jump” (#1 Pop), “Panama” (#13 Pop), and “Hot For Teacher” (#56 Pop). The music videos for the aforementioned singles all become staples on MTV and other video outlets throughout the year and beyond. The albums’ iconic cover art of a cherub holding a cigarette is painted by graphic artist Margo Nahas. Nahas uses the child of one of her friends as the model for the painting. The album cover is censored in the UK, with Warner Bros placing a sticker over the cigarette and packet. The album is remastered and reissued as a 180 gram vinyl LP in 2010, with CD remasters in 2000 and 2015. “1984” spends five weeks at number two on the Billboard Top 200, is certified 12x Platinum in the US by the RIAA, receiving a Diamond Certification.
My keyboard should be here by next Sunday but I don’t know what to learn first!! Either Goner by Twenty One Pilots, Or secret for the mad by Dodie! (Or literally any other Dodie Song) also there’s problematic by Orla Gartland? OH WHAT DO I DO?
what's abrsm? i think you keep mentioning it but i'm not sure what that is
associated board of the royal schools of music. you take exams in abrsm which are grades 1-8 (or DipABRSM, LRSM, and FRSM but those come later) and they include 3 pieces (if you play a non-keyboard instrument that’s 2 accompanied pieces and one unaccompanied study), scales & arpeggios, sight reading and aural tests. it’s all out of 150, and 100-119 is pass, 120-129 merit and 130-150 is distinction
Frisk’s older twin sister. Amelia is actually a well-known singer and has been lending her voice to multiple performances on stage starting from a very young age. She wears a mask and dress when performing, refusing to allow anyone to recognize her outside of her musical career as she still wants to focus on studies.
She is a huge fan of Owl City, and aims to be a skilled multi-instrumentalist like Adam Young one day.
She’s also a socially awkward, nerdy otaku who’s into BL and has a total of 10 fictional husbands.
i was tagged by @here-behind-my-wall – thanks! (never done of these before so keep your expectations low ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )
Five things you’ll find in my bag 1. a water bottle thats been sitting out for like a year 2. an impractically sized ipad 3. socks?? ? 4. GUM. LOTS OF GUM. 5. buncha keys
Five things in my bedroom
1. my lovely desktop and junk cluttered around it 2. three rat cages for my MANY pet rats 3. HELLA PINK FLOYD POSTERS BC U KNO. 4. clothes that i never wear neatly assorted in the closet 5. a keyboard(instrument). damn right.
Five things I’ve always wanted to do in life?
1. be more social and stop being a weenie 2. BE USEFUL 3. attend a PF concert (will not die happy otherwise) 4. compose decent music 5. comb my hair for once jesus christ
Five things that make me happy
1. seeing new pictures of the floyd boys UGH 2. having deep discussions about shit that is illogical and unrealistic 3. talking with people who share my really dumb sense of humour 4. MY PET RATS!! 5. blasting p. floyd at like 4:35 AM
Five things I’m currently into
1. being a proud mama of 25 pet RATS >:))))) 2. music. everything music.
3. pink floyd
4. 60s posh fashion 5. trying to be relatively healthy
Five things on my to-do list
1. BE MORE LIKEABLE. DAM. 2. buy more equipment so i can further develop my music 3. agen..,, stop bein’ a fucken recluse
4. SEE PINK FLOYD IN ACTION. OR AT LEAST ONE OF THE BAND MEMBERS IN PERSON.
5. GET MORE FRIENDSSSS
Five things people may not know about me
i’m so fucking secretive i’ve forgotten secrets about myself i act like a retard all the time but in certain situations i will function and act like a normal human being???? i’m p ugly not depressed but i’m just trynna die wbu despite being outwardly aggressive and douchey i consider myself to be a p nice person when im small groups