music from the past

Track-By-Track Guide to 'How To Be A Human Being'

“Life Itself”
This one actually started off as a dark, slow, moody track. Quite insular. But eventually we realized there was a cheekiness to the lyrics that we hadn’t really explored, so we injected a sense of optimism into the music. The character that this track is about is a sci-fi obsessed dude who spends most of his time alone inventing strange things and writing stories about ray guns or looking for aliens on Google maps. We made him a website. But that’s what the chords and sound effects were inspired by. Old sci-fi films/series. I also got a bit obsessed with Lollywood music (music from Pakistani films), and thats where the idea for the drums came from.

The idea for this one came from a story someone told me once. They were telling me about their child, and something awful had happened to them. She was crying—but at the same time the memories that they had from that previous life made her so happy—so she was also smiling. That combination of emotions kind of made me feel like my heart was being ripped apart but also optimistic in a weird way. She had found a way to see happiness in this awful thing that had happened to her. That combination of emotions is what this song is getting at. Have a look at this character’s website, too.

“Season 2 Episode 3”
Everyone knows someone like the character from this song. If you don’t, then it’s you. But there are lots of references to different psychedelic cartoons in this one—sonically and lyrically—including Adventure Time. That show is crazy.

“Pork Soda”
I heard a homeless man talking to someone once and say ‘pineapples are in my head.’ In retrospect, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t actually those words, but I thought it was at the time, and it kind of stuck with me. The opening of the song is meant to sound like you’re outside on the street, and you can hear a group of people chanting this song. The drum sounds are made from old bins and trash pieces of metal I found around the studio. Kind of like those street drummers use. All that is meant to set the scene for the story.

“Mama’s Gun”
I don’t use samples very often. I only like using them if they bring something to the table, aside from just music—a context and a further depth to the actual meaning of the song. This song is mainly about mental health, and I remembered this song by The Carpenters called “Mr. Guder.” It fit the atmosphere musically, while the song “Mr. Guder” itself was about an odd character of sorts, and then on top of that, Karen Carpenter’s story added another dimension to the lyrics. if you don’t know the story, you should look it up. It’s important and very sad, and it started a general social dialogue about mental illness which is to this day still a subject matter that we avoid far too much.

“Cane Shuga”
This is the only track on the record that didn’t start with lyrics and vocal melody. It started with the beat and the heavy drums. I let the beat spin and wrote stream of consciousness lyrics through a vocoder for this one to try to capture a certain mentality you might have when you’re a bit fucked up. When you start speaking what seems like gibberish—but maybe that gibberish is actually quite revealing.

”[Premade Sandwiches]”
This is a spoken word interlude. My favorite word in the album is in this: “McFuck.” It’s something that someone’s gotten at McDonald’s. Here it is used in a sentence: “What the McFuck are you eating?”

“The Other Side Of Paradise”
This is musically my favorite track on the record, I think. The chords are quite bizarre, and there are some mad arrangement and structural things going on. And the beat was super fun to make. It’s gonna be fun live!

“Take A Slice”
This track is about someone with a lot of lust. It’s as sleazy as I’ll ever get in lyrics. But everyone has that inside them somewhere, even if it’s only a tiny bit. And it comes out from time to time. For some people, it’s out all the time.

“Poplar St”
This song is meant to open with a kind of musical/lyrical image of a place. A little guitar hook and a floating vocal line that all seems quite peaceful, but things get more and more twisted as the song goes on. The guitar starts doing weirder things, the music builds tension, and then the whole thing flips on it’s head at the end. And you find that maybe that place isn’t what you first expected it was.

As soon as I started writing it, I knew it would be the album closer. This is my favorite song on the record. And the saddest song I will ever write.

Hey guys! Haven’t made a quotes masterpost in a while, so I created one for the composes! And I know it’s a different header format, but I wanted to try it out! As always, I hope you enjoy these quotes and find them inspirational, like I have.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  • “I pay no attention whatever to anybody’s praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings.”

Johannes Brahms

  • “Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind.”

Virgil Thomson

  • “Let your mind alone, and see what happens.”
  • “I don’t go around regretting things that don’t happen.”
  • “Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.”

Franz Schubert

  • “Easy mind, light heart. A mind that is too easy hides a heart that is too heavy.”
  • “The moment is supreme.”
  • “The world resembles a stage on which every man is playing a part.”
  • “You believe happiness to be derived from the place in which once you have been happy, but in truth it is centered in ourselves.”

Gustav Mahler

  • “It should be one’s sole endeavor to see everything afresh and create it anew.”
  • “Fortunately, something always remains to be harvested. So let us not be idle.”
  • “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.”
  • “It is easier to achieve a desired result in short pieces.”
  • “Never let oneself be guided by the opinion of one’s contemporaries. Continue steadfastly on one’s way.”
  • “The point is not to take the world’s opinion as a guiding star but to go one’s way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause.”
  • “I don’t let myself get carried away by my own ideas - I abandon 19 out of 20 of them every day.”

Claude Debussy

  • “A beautiful sunset that was mistaken for a dawn.”
  • “Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”

John Cage

  • “We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life.”
  • “We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly.”
  • “The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.”
  • “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”
  • “There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.”
  • “We need not destroy the past. It is gone.”
  • “When we separate music from life we get art.”

Leonard Bernstein

  • “To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.”

Franz Liszt

  • “Beware of missing chances; otherwise it may be altogether too late some day.”
  • “Inspiration is enough to give expression to the tone in singing, especially when the song is without words.”

George Gershwin

  • “Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise.”
  • “True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.”
  • “I frequently hear music in the very heart of noise.”
  • “It is always possible to create something original.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

  • “I will seize fate by the throat; it shall certainly never wholly overcome me.”
  • “What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.”
  • “This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.”
  • “Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets; art deserves that, for it and knowledge can raise man to the divine.”
Give Me Love, 10

Throne Of Glass High School AU

Summary: He thinks she wants nothing to do with him. She thinks he can’t remember her. Aelin and Rowan were friends once upon a time. But high school drove them apart. However, one night - one party - is about to change not only their lives, but the lives of their friend as well.

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Saturday Evening:

“What do you think?”

Aelin stepped back from her laptop. She held out her arms slightly, showing off her outfit to Nehemia.

“Mhmmm,” Nehemia placed her head on her hand. She started tapping her chin with her finger, eyes narrowed slightly. “Get rid of the red jacket. You need something more neutral.”

Aelin shredded her red leather jacket, leaving her standing in just her white, flowy t-shirt and dark skinny jeans.

“More neutral.” Aelin repeated, throwing the red jacket on her bad as she walked over to her closet.

“Yeah. The red just seemed too much.” Came Nehemia’s voice through her laptop. “What are you and Rowan doing tonight anyways?”

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Where Soul Meets Body- 12

Summary: Soulmate AU. Some people went their entire lives without ever meeting their soulmates. You were one of the lucky ones, to have found and fallen in love with the owner of the initials tattooed on your hip. When your soulmate’s best friend struggles to deal with a tragedy in his own life, you discover that you might not have been as lucky as you thought.

Steve Rogers x Reader; Bucky Barnes x Reader (Not MMF)

Warnings: (Series, not specifically this chapter: bad language, unprotected sex or sexual situations, drinking/alcoholism, drug use, violence, cheating, references to death, mutilation and trauma, maybe more.)

Words: 1471

Author’s Note: Sorry for those of you who didn’t get tagged who asked me to earlier, I didn’t get a chance to go through and check until now, but you’ve been added to my list!

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Master   Part 11

The running shower beat against the tiles surrounding Bucky, his eardrums overloaded with the rhythmic beating as the water poured over his back and shoulders. His forehead pressed against the wall under the shower head, eyes closed. One hand pressed against the tiles next to his head, the other hand gripping tightly to the handle.

He meant to turn the water off, step into the steam-filled room and make his way back into the bedroom. He had intended to remain under the sheets the rest of the day, to stave off the inevitable pain of his mind constantly reminding him what day it was. But he heard your voice on the other side of the door, muffled by the sound of water and the closed door, but he heard it nonetheless. Unsure if you were talking to him or if you were on the phone, Bucky remained still even as the water started to go cold and his skin was stretched thin.

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anonymous asked:

I'd be really interested in your view on harry releasing his solo and album before Dunkirk is released. Would this effect how he's seen as an actor? Would it interfere with any of the promo for the movie or his music? When do you think would be the best strategic time to release his music? I'm super excited for Harry's music, and am interested in your thoughts on the new timeline suggested

yeahhhhhhhhhh I don’t know.  I don’t really like it and I”m trying to work through why I feel that way and i’m having a tough time putting it into words that make sense outside of my own head lol

I think part of it is because I’ve heard from different people how he wants to keep music and acting separate which i think is very smart.  And this definitely won’t help him do that.  It MIGHT affect how he’s seen as an actor, depending on what kind of music it’ll be.  Especially since Dunkirk is such a serious film and such a big departure from anything he’s done in the past, both musically and promo-wise with One Direction.  It’s just completely different tonally and would have been a great reintroduction after he’s been in hiding for so long.  

Promo also will be…complicated.  They’ll probably do print media/interviews in late may with on-camera interviews/press junkets in June.  So that’s…a lot.  Granted, it’s an ensemble film so he won’t be needed for all of the promo.  It can be spread around a little bit, but at the same time…the fact that he’s a big star and it’s his first movie means the press is going to want to talk to him a lot. It’ll definitely be a balancing act.  

Then there’s the question of with that balancing act, would it lead to overexposure?  Or is his team baking on the fact that his disappearing act over the past year and a half been enough for people to WANT all that Harry in your face all at once?  I mean, listen, I nearly died yesterday when we got to see pictures of him after not seeing him for so very long…but even I”m a little hesitant about this.  

Personally i’ve been expecting it to be a fall release this whole time.  He’s a big enough name and it’s so anticipated that he’ll do enough sales to compete in Q4.  It also seemingly wouldn’t compete with what the other boys release.  Plus, it’ll be enough time post dunkirk to recover and have people excited to see him again.  Always leave ‘em wanting more, and all that, you know? 

Hopefully my dash of negativity doesn’t mean my Harry card is revoked ;) You know whenever it’s released i’m gonna buy the hell out of that album and listen to it on repeat and tell everyone around me to buy it until they’re sick of me talking about it and I’ll be banned from even saying the word “styles” even if i’m talking about clothes.  Buuuuuuut i’m still hesitant for the time being.  


The Geekenders/Instant Theatre 24-Hour Perform-a-Thon! April 29/30 2017.

We’ll be performing pieces from past musicals like Portal 2, Jurassic Parody, and Galaxy News Radio Live, as well as UPCOMING shows like Back to the Future, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Rocky Horror Show.

We’ll be doing burlesque, we’ll be doing improv, we’ll take your donations for us to perform whatever you want (Blue Sky, anyone?)…

Proceeds are to be split evenly between our mini donkey fund (for our Fringe show), and the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in Vancouver.

More info soon!


“Home will always be a refuge from the business, like that Bob Dylan song.’’

And Phoenix, who seldom goes anywhere without a guitar and writes songs whenever he can, started humming Dylan’s “Shelter From the Storm”.

“That’s another gift from the past, man: great music,” he said. “If we can sort out what’s great about the past and apply it to the present, and leave the future to faith, I think … I think you’re pretty well taken care of.”

- Excerpt from a LA Times’ article, 1988.

anonymous asked:

Lol so what does it mean to be a theater kid?

• Their favorite hangouts are the local theatre, chorus room, the thesbian dressing rooms, drama room, and the choir teacher’s office

• Always singing show tunes like it’s an all day every day musical

• Most of their wardrobe consists of tee shirts from past plays they’ve put on, broadway shows they’ve gone to, or dress shoes dunno why just dress shoes maybe a peacoat

• If you don’t know every word to RENT or can break out into the dance choreography to Oklahoma or Westside Story at the drop of a hat you can’t hang around them :/

• No boundaries between people at all?? you’re at the library and all of a sudden one is sitting on your desk snapping their fingers to a tune in their head???

• They always walk around in packs and smell like coffee from all those “totally long late nights at the auditorium practicing those knee slides amiright?”

• The kid who volunteers first for things just so they can get up in the front of the class and put on a “show” like you’re doing a math presentation you don’t gotta go full Danny Zuko here it isn’t grease lightning pointing out those square roots

• They somehow are always tight with the drama/chorus teacher and comment on their facebook photos

• it’s not theater…. it’s “theatre”

• Probably smoking weed with the sound and lights guy in the storage closet while wearing a shirt advertising their next musical

• the bigger the hair on the guys the better the talent by golly

• animated…. why are they all so animated all the time where is the off switch

• they have inside jokes with other theater kids from 14 years ago that have to do with that one person missing their cue or that one wardrobe malfunction

• pronounces musical as “musiCAL”

• “yeah Hamilton was good and all but isnt it a bit mainstream? burns me up to see all these people buying tickets to see a show they can’t fully appreciate like you don’t even know your plays man how can you compare”

• very SEXUALLY ACTIVE?? giving head in the auditorium? Feeling each other up backstage before they go on? hooking up probably on the main stage in between practice? in-character roleplaying even when you’re doing a seussical??

• do any of them not have the famously known two acting masks icon as a pin or a ring? (whatever it’s called)

• always at the school at weird times because of the productions and “complaining” about it as a way of boasting and advertising

• the callback sheets are god’s letter into heaven

• always carrying lemon and honey no matter what?? it’s always there? pull it out of their bra? underwear? shoe?

• no no no no it’s not actor it’s actOr

• “there’s no small parts just small actors!”

• getting into a car with them & hanging out with them is like being that one character in every movie that does not understand why a musical is going on around them

• Sometimes checking back at the old high school to judge the new talent in the plays

• always keeping a stash of stage makeup on hand in case an opportunity turns up

• Military boot camp is nothing if you’ve survived TECH WEEK. That calls for the upmost celebration

• they all love kale this is fact don’t fight me on it they do probably smoke it out of a bong

• being…. that way™

Seven| Fade |Dunne

Title: Fade

Pairing; Past Trent Seven/Reader, Pete Dunne/Reader

Words; 2457

Summary; Now all I can do is say congratulations and fade into the background.

Warnings; Mildly NSFW. ANGST. Brief description of oral sex. Unhealthy coping methods. Minimal editing, because I will die like a boss. Drabble.

A/N; Captain of Team No Happy Endings here to fuck some shit up. Inspired by one too many 1990s power ballads. Drabble only, zero intentions of continuing past this.

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The Signs on Christmas

Lays in bed until 2pm, doesn’t really care:

Virgo, Capricorn, Scorpio

So HaPPy aNd ExCitEd OMg:

Pisces, Aquarius, Aries

Acts like they like their trashy gifts from their relatives:

Gemini, Sagittarius, Leo

Has been singing Christmas carols/music for the past six months:

Libra, Cancer, Taurus

RFA HEADCANONS: When You're Upset~

(Hey! This wasn’t a request, but i haven’t posted any headcanons today, and this is the only thing I have idea’s for. I hope you enjoy it. I’ll take a request or two tonight, and it’ll be done either tonight or tomorrow! :D
What they do when your upset~)

• The moment he see’s you even slightly down, he’s already engulfing you into a tight hug.
• He’ll start saying any words of comfort that he can think of, wanting you to brighten up.
• He also makes you your favorite meal, doing his best to make it absolutely perfect for you.
• If you want to be left alone for a bit, he’ll give you your space.
• And when you’re ready to talk, he’s completely ready to listen to you, and help
you in whatever way he can.

• He’ll put his work down for you if he has to, rushing over to be by your side.
• He starts cracking some of his best jokes, trying to get you to smile again.
• If that doesn’t work, he’ll start to soften up, pulling you close to him.
• He runs his hands through your hair, as he attempts to get you to tell him what’s wrong.
• Even if you say you want to be left alone, he’s not going to. After all, when he was upset, you never left him alone.
• He’s 100% willing to do anything for you, so if he has to, he’ll do whatever he can do to get you feeling better.

• If you seem a little down throughout the day, he doesn’t really know what to do, so he just quietly wraps his arms around you, pulling your head into his chest, as he rubs his hand on your back.
• He doesn’t push you to tell him immediately, but after a while, he will want you to tell him what’s been troubling you so he can try and fix it.
• He buys you both a fancy dinner to share together, and even a cute little dessert, not breaking his eyes from your face as you eat. (Creepy? Well, he’s just concerned~)

• At first, he instantly asks who he needs to beat up..but as a joke..kinda?
• He’ll start reciting a few of his more “lovey” or “romantic” lines from past musicals.
• He keeps you close to him, letting you have his shoulder to cry on when you need it.
• Will literally do anything for you.
• no, seriously. Anything.
• Get hungry? He’s rushing to get whatever it is you want.
• Get cold? He’ll wrap you both in a fluffy blanket, making sure you’re as comfortable as possible.
• And when you finally tell him what’s wrong, he’s there for you. He will support you.

• She’s there for you.
• You have always been there for her, she really feels like she owe’s you one.
• She’ll get you a cup of your favorite drink, placing it down infront of you, and then sits down beside you.
• She’ll smile, and open her arms widely.
• She’ll ask you to tell her what’s wrong, and won’t drop it unless you’re seriously uncomfortable with her knowing.
• (She’ll probably put in Zen musicals and start having you both recite the lines together, oops.)

• When he noticed you not being yourself, he instantly gets worried about you. He doesn’t want to see you in such a bad position.
• Without saying a word, he picks you up bridal style, and takes you to his bedroom. (nOT FRICKLE FRACKLE, THANK YOU xD)
• He’ll gently lay you on the bed, wrapping you up in the covers. Once that’s done, he’ll pull out your favorite book, and start reading to you until you can peacefully fall asleep to the sound of his voice.
• If you can’t sleep, he’ll get in bed with you, wrapping his arms around you from behind.
• He’ll ask you what’s wrong, but he won’t pressure you. When you want to tell him, he’s still gonna be there.

• He has no idea how to react.
• He feels his heart start to hurt at the sight of you upset, and just?? What is this?
• He’ll quickly go out of the room (only making you feel worse?)
• but, he goes to his brother for advice.
• His brother tells him that he just needs to comfort you, and make sure to do what he can to cheer you up.
• Saeran still has no clue what to do, but, he decides to get you a bowl of ice cream.
• Once he brings the ice cream up to you, he sets it in front of you, before awkwardly hugging you.
• “Hey, (Y/N)…uh, something wrong..?”
• When you tell him, he still doesn’t know what to do, but he knows this time..he can’t just walk out and ask for more advice?
• So, he tells you what he would do, or some awkward words of comfort.
• And maybe they aren’t the greatest, but his cuteness seemed to be able to cheer you up~

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Imagine: You are invited to your bosses New Year’s Eve party, although when you both find yourself alone, the tension between you both cannot be ignored.

Author’s Note: GRAVES X READER SMUT HOLLA!!! Okay, this is my first ever smut/fic I’ve done for old mate Graves so please be kind. This took me so long to write for some reason, just in time for (almost) New Years Eve in Australia!! I hope that you thirsty ass hoes enjoy this. Love you all endlessly. (PS THANK YOU FOR 3.1K WHAT THE HECK ???) P.S.S. I SAID PANTIES IN THIS AND CRINGED SO HARD SO YAY FOR NO SEXY NAMES FOR UNDERWEAR

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Just finished Episode 3


Everything is just so beautiful! The dialogues, the plot, the every single detail. I have SO MANY impressions that I don’t know where to start. I have so many feels that I twice went out from the computer to just silently lay on my bed in tears because this was too much (BUT YISS GIVE ME ALL OF THAT). 

That full moment with Clem and bat was so epic and even though there was only one flashback about her I loved how she was involved into the episode, a lot, like in Season 1???? so I didn’t even feel uncomfortable and wasn’t afraid about her screen time. It even felt like TFTBL?? 

I crashed Badger’s head and I loved how Clem was on my side when Jesus started jesusing and what she said to defent Javier and how she even told us about Kenny & Carver (she watched it in my imported playthrough)

AND THAT OPTION TO HUG CLEM it felt so real and lifelike that we’re all people and we all have emotions and feel hurt even when we’re some apocalypse badass 

buuut THIS one little dialogue just killed me to death

AND THAT MUSIC from past seasons in this moment, it was so amazing to feel all of this! 

I still don’t like David and don’t believe him though and I was on the anxious seat till the last minutes of the episode tbh. But it was also an amazing plot twist about rulers of Richmond and all that system and all that undercover stuff Joan did.  

@telltalegames did a great job for this episode of one of my lifetime favourite games, I really feel like I’m again in the past, 2 years ago when it took my heart and this episode just took it again. I just want to send you all the best wishes and huge thanks for all the soul you put into this episode. Can’t wait for next ones to rip my heart again lol

Cass and ballet

Actually really proud how this turned out, it awhile. Let me know what you all think.

Tagging: @batlog

- She has an extra room in the manor that she has turned into a dance room.

- Often music can be heard coming from there when she is practicing.

- If she is in a bad mood, she goes to dance. If she is in a really happy mood she will dance.

- Her mood just changes the way she dances. Like expressing her emotions through dance. The family quickly can tell how she is by what music is play and how she is dancing.

- The Nutcracker music score forever being played around Christmas time.

- Everyone loves to watch her. She is super graceful and people can get lost just watching her.

- She can dance in basically anything. Loves her ballet shoes, but often has to get new ones from wearing them out.

- Bruce takes her to the Gotham Ballet a lot. It’s their favorite activity to do together.

- Okay but let’s talk about ballet. It is basically a story through movement no words. This is perfect for Cass since most of her life was based off movement and she couldn’t talk.

- Like she understands the stories perfectly. The emotions and feelings that the dancers are trying to portray come across clearly. She feels like she is there with them as the story plays out.

- No written story or song could come across as powerful as a ballet does for Cass.

- The golden rule when she is watching a ballet is no talking. Anyone who takes her knows this rule. She will later explain any part they might have understood.

- Her music often has different scores from past ballet. Like expect the Nutcracker or Sleeping Beauty to appear if you put her music on shuffle.