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On this day in music history: February 22, 1982 - “Forget Me Nots” by Patrice Rushen is released. Written by Patrice Rushen, Freddie Washington and Terri McFaddin, it is the biggest hit for the singer, songwriter and musician from Los Angeles, CA. When her sixth album “Posh” falls short of the Gold plus sales of the previous release “Pizzazz”, Rushen resolves to take more time working on her next project, taking a more proactive role in its promotion and not rely solely on support from the record label. While working on material, Patrice comes up with a chord progression while playing electric piano in the studio. Her bassist “Ready” Freddie Washington falls in behind her with a bass line, and along with songwriter Terri McFaddin, Rushen comes up with the chorus, melody and lyrics that become “Forget Me Nots”. Cut at Conway Studios in Hollywood, CA, the track features Rushen (electric piano,  synthesizers, and background vocals), Washington (bass) Melvin Webb (drums), Gerald Albright (alto sax) and Roy Galloway (background vocals). Confident that they have a hit on their hands, Rushen and her co-producer Charles Mims, Jr. set up a meeting with executives at Elektra to play them “Forget Me Nots” and the rest of the new album. Expecting them to be just enthusiastic, both are shocked when the label tells them point blank that they think the song will flop. Still reeling from the meeting, Rushen calls up her friend, producer Quincy Jones and tell him about what had happened. Jones suggests that she hire her independent record promotion people to work “Forget Me Nots” at radio, and that if it takes off, the record company will change their tune. Patrice withdraws her life savings from the bank, and hires record promoters to work the single. The song is not only an immediate smash on R&B radio and club dance floors, but also receives play on Top 40 pop stations that have mostly shunned black artists after the demise of Disco. Elektra president Joe Smith quickly calls another meeting with Rushen, apologizing for being wrong, and giving her back all of the money she spent promoting her own record. “Forget Me Nots” spends six weeks at #4 on the Billboard R&B singles chart on May 8, 1982, three weeks at #2 on the Club Play chart on May 22, 1982, and peak at #23 on the Hot 100 on July 3, 1982. “Forget Me Nots” has a long life after its run on the charts, being sampled on Will Smith’s chart topping single “Men In Black”, and having its chorus being interpolated into George Michael’s hit “Fastlove”. The success of “Forget Me Nots” turns the accompanying album “Straight From The Heart” into the best selling album of Patrice Rushen’s career, moving more than a million copies in the US alone.

anonymous asked:

Hello Leela! This latest vid feels a lot like Phil indulging Dan, doesn't it? Haahaha and i felt that Phil probably knew the gist of the game but never actually played it. Dan kept glancing at Phil to see his reactions which was cute. The part when Dan burst out laughing when Phil did the "Heyyyyyy" thing at 11:48 was cute as well.

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yesssss ahhhhh. i didn’t end up writing anything much about this vid nor did i take very many notes while i watched it because i didn’t feel there was anything super complex going on. but yes to me this was such an important part of the dynamic throughout the video. “indulging” is perhaps too strong of a word, but it was certainly phil being pushed quite outside of his normal boundaries for youtube as a result of dan’s humor. and in my opinion he handled it beautifully and carried forward a lot of the new laxness around sexual references and Adult Themes that we’ve been seeing. he went out of his way to make quite pointedly sexual comments (especially the one where he asks why the horse is steamy and gives dan a very exaggerated look to make sure dan caught on to the sexual undertones of his joke). the situation def didn’t demand that but he went for it anyway. and he also didn’t steer clear at all of openly complimenting the looks of the horse-dude (how is this a sentence i’m writing i hate them) despite his maleness. i’m so proud of him for warming up to being able to talk about things like this and not just talk about them, but to do so gleefully, in the extremely clever way that he has mastered, and, just like dan and his sexual banter in the pastel edits video, completely on his own terms. i’m just. so proud. 

i think this is part of the reason why dan was so very obvious in the way he kept looking at phil to gauge his reactions–because a lot of the jokes were things that one wouldn’t expect phil to be totally okay with. and to that end, one of the things i thought about most during/after the vid was dan’s rationale when he played through that first episode and then concluded it would be good for the gaming channel. not even just as a one-off vid but as a potential longer series. why that game???????? ? why a game that demands them to basically voice act two characters flirting with each other in very overt and sexual ways and eventually fall in love? why a game that basically requires them to talk about a hot dude constantly??????? ? that’s such an insane and incomprehensible leap from even a few months ago when people were like ~oH shiT how are they gonna do that scene in undertale with the two male guards who are into each other ohhHhHhHH shitTtTtT~ like not only are they apparently completely fine talking about hot man-horse hybrids and commenting on how “meaty” he is and whatever else, but apparently they’re also completely fine with the notion of 20 min long vids of them basically reading a sexual script to each other. that’s cool! 

so. it will certainly be interesting to see where the series goes but i am vvvvv intrigued and just so happy, as always, that they’re reaching these new and unprecedented comfort levels with each new piece of content they put out. it’s crazy. it’s so so crazy. 

shoutout to the people who queue into no limits, expect it to be competitive for some reason, call me a r*tard when i start dancing halfway through as junkrat, and legitimately don’t expect me to say “dude… im not too concerned”