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Billboard: Taylor Swift's 'Look What You Made Me Do' Is An Acidic Departure: Critic's Take

“I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time.” “I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me.” “I got mine, but you’ll all get yours.” These phrases read like lyrical samples from a particularly pissed-off hard rock song – not from the new single of the pop romantic behind the sunny “Shake It Off.”

Taylor Swift has flashed her fangs on occasion before, but she’s never released anything as venomous as “Look What You Made Me Do”; the anger, the dead-eyed way she repeats the titular phrase, is almost unrecognizable from her previous singles. The title and artwork of Swift’s forthcoming Reputation album suggested a clapback at her perceived wrongdoers from last year, but the coldness on display here is a far cry from the tongue-in-cheek self-satire of “Blank Space.” Swift could have once again joined the chorus of those laughing at her; instead, she’s “got a list of names” and plans to go full Terminator on them.

A sea change like this demands ambition, and indeed, “Do” – produced by Swift and her “Out Of The Woods” cohort Jack Antonoff – slams a ton of different sonic ideas on the table. A combustible hook that interpolates Right Said Fred! A second verse that sounds like a group of sneering cheerleaders over evaporating synths! A bridge that’s essentially the haunted-house mirror version of the breakdown of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”! There are traces of Lorde in the melody (Antonoff just helmed Melodrama, after all), but “Do” would sound at home on a CSS or Ladytron album from the mid-00s. More than anything, it’s utterly weird, from an artist who’s taken several risks throughout a sterling career but never approached this level of idiosyncrasy.

“Look What You Made Me Do” is imperfect – the transitions between its movements are sometimes too jarring, and some of its lyrics (“The world goes on, another day, another drama, DRAMA!”) express a curt cynicism that doesn’t feel inclusive enough. Yet it’s hard to imagine a song this raw and personal being preoccupied with universality. Swift surely knew this would polarize, but cared more about capturing this fury on tape than playing safe and topping the charts. The old Taylor already did that. The old Taylor, she points out, is dead.

Where does Swift go from here, with the rest of Reputation? We’ll find out in November if the rest of her sixth album is as caustic as its lead single. “Look What You Made Me Do” is fascinating as a gloriously spiteful opening statement, and sets up what will likely be Swift’s most challenging project to date. Look what we made her do – something she never has before.

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Mother3 theory update June 9, 2017.

I might have finally figured out how the order of the lockets (and the melodies that can be made from their notes: CABF#GDE) might come into play.

As I had said before, it’s like a leitmotif for Undertaker… his musical theme. I’d also said that in Mother3, if you can attack your opponent in time with their battle music, then you get attack combos – stronger attacks.

We’ve already seen this once in the Weston arc, since Sebastian has the Sapphire Owl band play a march, and their cricket team hits in time to the cymbal crashes.

Prediction: I think we will see this idea used again, but it’ll take a very different form. I think that when the earl and Sebastian have to face off with real Ciel and Undertaker, those lockets will really come in handy for the earl in some way. He will end up (though possibly by accident) using those lockets against “the enemy”, and this will be symbolic of the player using the enemy’s own battle music against them in Mother3. Those lockets will give the earl and Sebastian the upper hand, somehow, and make them stronger (or just fucking lucky) in battle.

Another way to put this: Undertaker’s chain of lockets can be seen as a *weakness* that can be exploited by the earl and Sebastian against him. And the more the earl and Sebastian learn about the seven people represented by them, the better they can exploit Undertaker’s weakness regarding them….

And… don’t forget that Gregory Violet also has a chain of lockets that he wore when the earl attended a Friday “Sirius event”. I wonder from whom/where those lockets originally came….

@georgemandom I think I finally figured out the significance of it….

“I rose up from the dead, I do it all the time.” “I don’t trust nobody and nobody trusts me.” “I got mine, but you’ll all get yours.” These phrases read like lyrical samples from a particularly pissed-off hard rock song – not from the new single of the pop romantic behind the sunny “Shake It Off.” Taylor Swift has flashed her fangs on occasion before, but she’s never released anything as venomous as “Look What You Made Me Do”; the anger, the dead-eyed way she repeats the titular phrase, is almost unrecognizable from her previous singles. The title and artwork of Swift’s forthcoming Reputation album suggested a clapback at her perceived wrongdoers from last year, but the coldness on display here is a far cry from the tongue-in-cheek self-satire of “Blank Space.” Swift could have once again joined the chorus of those laughing at her; instead, she’s “got a list of names” and plans to go full Terminator on them.

 A sea change like this demands ambition, and indeed, “Do” – produced by Swift and her “Out Of The Woods” cohort Jack Antonoff – slams a ton of different sonic ideas on the table. A combustible hook that interpolates Right Said Fred! A second verse that sounds like a group of sneering cheerleaders over evaporating synths! A bridge that’s essentially the haunted-house mirror version of the breakdown of “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”! There are traces of Lorde in the melody (Antonoff just helmed Melodrama, after all), but “Do” would sound at home on a CSS or Ladytron album from the mid-00s. More than anything, it’s utterly weird, from an artist who’s taken several risks throughout a sterling career but never approached this level of idiosyncrasy.

 "Look What You Made Me Do" is imperfect – the transitions between its movements are sometimes too jarring, and some of its lyrics (“The world goes on, another day, another drama, DRAMA!”) express a curt cynicism that doesn’t feel inclusive enough. Yet it’s hard to imagine a song this raw and personal being preoccupied with universality. Swift surely knew this would polarize, but cared more about capturing this fury on tape than playing safe and topping the charts. The old Taylor already did that. The old Taylor, she points out, is dead.

 Where does Swift go from here, with the rest of Reputation? We’ll find out in November if the rest of her sixth album is as caustic as its lead single. “Look What You Made Me Do” is fascinating as a gloriously spiteful opening statement, and sets up what will likely be Swift’s most challenging project to date. Look what we made her do – something she never has before.

Billboard

anonymous asked:

Caitlyn! What are your favorite songs at the moment??

SO GLAD YOU ASKED!

Right now, my #1 favorite song is
Spanish Sahara by Foals

Some honorable mentions:
Reaper by Sia
Samba Pa Ti by Carlos Santana
Angels by Chance the Rapper
Ava by FAMY
Still Got Time by Zayn
Fool for Love by Lord Huron
Unchained Melody by The Righteous Brothers
The Gardener by The Tallest Man on Earth
Hourglass by Catfish and the Bottlemen
Steal Smoked Fish by The Mountain Goats
Obstacles by Syd Matters
My Old Man by Joni Mitchell
For Them by Emily King
River by Leon Bridges

Headcanon #4

Kpop is the new thing in Sweet Amoris.

Nathaniel is mature with pretty much everything. Except for BTS. He will fight for his bias and no one can ever dare say something mean about BTS

Castiel knows he is salty and ready to defend his bias™ so he teases Nathaniel every time he can saying things like “Suga is not that cool” and Nathaniel is just a pillar os salt by now.

Armin loves the girl groups and constantly gets into discussions with Nathaniel because they can’t agree on anything about kpop

Alexy enjoys it from time to time but hates when Armin starts blabling about it

Iris is the one who loves everything about kpop and knows pretty much everything but doesn’t want the drama (Her favorite group is EXO tho)

Violette kinda likes it but is not a fan, she just listens to whatever Iris show her

And candy doesn’t even like kpop but listens to it so she understands what everyone is talking about

Déjà vu, when the wind brings laughter,
Are you still unhappy, my love?
Older and wiser, but none the happier.
I’ll explain to you how daisies grow and maybe you’ll follow
They love to ramble in poems and they bloom in spring,
You may change your mind, but you’ll still love the rain and I will still love you.
Oh lord, this feels like I’m missing something,
Time is ticking on me I hear the sand running out
And I’m still alone; the last place I wanted to be.
Oh lord, what can I say?
Thoughts broken up by periods of silence, midway through a sentence
I once knew how to grow, but if I am a daisy then this is my winter,
And you are the snow that suffocates.
3am it’s me again, I know you won’t reply
Hypothetical conversations played over in my head,
Spinning across my tongue,
Bitterly mixed with a cigarette and a nightmare
Amongst the rest.
Sleep deprived, breathless, please
Don’t hold me, I can hold myself
But don’t leave again, I can’t miss you again.
How many lies can I find
Behind closed eyelids?
How many hearts will I break
On such a beautiful night?
How many times can I find
You in a song.
But how long will it be until you find me in the same melody
“Oh lord,
What can I say?”
—  Learn to miss her

25 Days of WoY-Mas Prompt 1: Snow

It never hurts to help!

I am such a sucker for the holiday season, so I am super excited to draw my favorite WoY characters in holiday shenanigans.

This particular picture takes place post-finale; while trying to get home in the middle of a blizzard, Angela happens across a scrawny, shivery woman in need of aid. Angela, having learned a lesson or two from the silly orange man and his Zbornak friend that saved her life, offers a helping hand.

And then there’s Melodie, who looks away from Angela for one second and looks back to see her approaching the former galactic heathen who destroyed their last planet.

Will the shivering green bean accept Angela’s gift of kindness? Or will she kick this small strange child in the face?? Tune in next time!

#savewoy

New year, new me”, I say, laughing to my friends.

Suddenly, i throw my arms out, golden light erupting from my hands and face. I scream in agony as every single cell in my body is rewritten, atom by atom. Abruptly, the light show ends and i drop my arms, coughing out a golden trail of residual energy. I am completely made new.

I am a Time Lord.

Kung Fu Piano - Cello Ascends
ThePianoGuys
Kung Fu Piano - Cello Ascends

Kung Fu Piano - Cello Ascends | ThePianoGuys

I remember when I watched Kung Fu Panda for the first time, not really expecting much, and slightly lamenting the way Chinese martial arts culture was reduced to unrealistic portrayals by animals that were not even native to China.

But when Master Oogway rose to the heavens I could not help but shed a tear because the music that accompanied it was simply moving - the lonely erhu bringing both him and my emotions to new heights. 

A couple of years later, I chanced upon this cover of the song by ThePianoGuys - filmed on the Great Wall of China, no less. After the initial riff the song sped up to incorporate Frederick Chopin’s Prelude Op. 28 No. 20 in C minor (and everyone knows Chopin is my favourite composer ^^). I don’t often listen to music without lyrics, but this melody - oh lord - it is the soundtrack of my dreams. 😍

Have a listen! 

- S