never heard their music but that one is my favorite

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Producer Jeff Bhasker faced a daunting task several months ago. After having worked with Kanye West and winning Grammy Awards for producing Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” and Fun.’s 2012 album “Some Nights,” he had to decide whether to take on a new project: the debut solo album of One Direction member Harry Styles.

“I’d just had a baby, and I was kind of like, ‘Eh, I don’t know if I’ll jump into this,‘” Bhasker tells Variety. He agreed to have Styles come over to “just talk,” and proceeded to put him through the Bhasker home sniff test. “My dog tends to bite people, and he was kind of scoping Harry out,” Bhasker explains. Styles “did this move — like a little shoot the gun with his finger, and my dog walked over and started licking his finger. That’s when I was, like, ‘This guy has something special.'”

Once music came into the mix, Bhasker was sold. “He started playing references of what he wanted to do, which sounded like a cool rock band. I got it, and could see where if we pulled this off, it would be one of the coolest things ever. But he needed a buddy who plays guitar like he’s Keith Richards.” The insinuation being: Styles is the Mick Jagger in this scenario.

Adds Bhasker: “I’m so proud of the album itself, and also of Harry for being so brave, and committing 100%, and writing the kind of vulnerable lyrics that he wrote, and not pandering to what people thought he would do. People have no idea that this is what Harry Styles is like. Just like I didn’t know. He’s obviously very famous and beloved, but people don’t know the depths of what an amazing personality and artist he is.”

Variety spoke with Bhasker about the recording of “Harry Styles” ahead of the album’s May 12 release: 

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Crap vid, sorry, literally straight from my snapchat (aduje96 btw) but I went to the Music of Nerdfighteria show at Vidcon and The Gregory Brothers played a medley of their Songify YouTube songs. The two girls standing next to me went crazy as soon as they heard the first notes to All The Way. It was adorable! They were so excited and I just loved seeing them enjoying the song.
It was a weird moment to like have a bunch of people singing along to some YouTube videos. I’m never getting used to it, but it’s one of my favorite things.

I don’t wanna ~spoil~ anything about Baby Driver for you guys, but one of my favorite parts was when they were talking about music and he pronounced the band T. Rex as “Trex” and it was so smart and subtle because Baby almost never talks to anyone, especially not about his music, so of course he wouldn’t know how to vocalize the name of that band. How many times have you read the name of something and in your head you pronounced it one way but when you heard how it was actually pronounced, because you had never heard or said it out loud, it changed your perception completely?

Favorite Summer Albums of 2017

summer is almost over ;-; but these 10 albums made this summer v special for me and i highly recommend all of them :)

10. Aminé - Good For You

I’m not a big fan of Aminé but this album proved that he’s not a one hit wonder and has a LOT of potential. the album is very colorful, at times it sounds like the band fun. made a rap album tbh. also i personally care a lot about album covers and they actually affect the way i judge & listen to music, and this cover art is absolutely one of my favorite album covers of the year as it perfectly visualizes how the music sounds.

9. Haim -  Something to Tell You

ok maybe this album is not as strong as their first album but it’s the most “dream-girl-californian” type album that I’ve heard in a very long time, it’s like a soundtrack for all these tumblr blogs dedicated to highly stylized pictures of California and California girls and it’s amazing.

8. Calvin Harris - Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1

honestly, i never expected to like this album as much as i do but it’s like literally the definitive American summer album. and like it’s like one of those albums that no matter how much they tried to fuck it up, they couldn’t make it any less good than it is with the list of artists that are featured on it. i mean Frank Ocean on the first fucking track?? and then the rest of the album being equally good? double amazing! “Faking It” is one of my fav song of the year despite the fact that i almost threw my headphone the moment i head Lil Yachty screech at the very end of it to compliment Kehlani, smh.

7. Brockhampton - Saturation

Kevin Abstract is amazing. American Boyfriend is an amazing album and Saturation is like Brockhampton’s take on that album and beyond. extremely fresh sounding, the rapping of every member is unique and exciting, the band knows their audience and so their lyrics resonate extremely well in a genuine way which makes the album very relatable for people in their late teenage years/early 20s.

6. Mura Masa - MURA MASA

the cover art is great but clearly a rip off of The Life of Pablo. but that doesn’t change the fact that Mura Masa is consistently amazing. despite releasing half of the album before the official release, the non singles - particularly “Who Is It Gonna B” , “Nothing Else!” and “Messy Love” - are phenomenal and it has such a London sound, and he even described the album as a love letter to London. every time I hear it, it makes me wanna move to London <3

5. Queens of the Stone Age - Villains

okay i can’t really judge this yet because i only listened to the shit quality leak, but MAN, even with that shit quality, this album fucking RIPS. less accessible and more experimental than “…Like Clockwork” and heavier too. lyrically and conceptually, though, it sounds like it comes from the same headspace that resulted in “…Like Clockwork” but this album to me is like a very epic epilogue to the previous album. “Villains of Circumstance” is a masterpiece and a strong contender for the best closing track of any album this year.

4. Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory

i’ve talked about this album before but the more rap albums i heard these past few months, the more amazing this album became for me. i mean just go listen to Mike Will Made-It’s new album (or any other generic trap album from 2017) and Big Fish Theory back to back, and the difference in production and atmosphere says it all.

3. Tyler, the Creator - Flower Boy

i’ve also talked about this album before but this album this summer is what Blonde was last summer for me. it’s Tyler’s most defining work, and it only makes me excited to see how he will follow it up.

2. Lorde - Melodrama

this masterpiece soundtracked a lot of my sad & happy summer afternoons and nights. every time I listen to it, it reminds me what’s like to be 20 years old, and “Supercut” is the ultimate Lorde song ever tbh; amazing dance beat + intensely emotional lyrics. and that applies for most of Melodrama, every single emotion and feeling that Lorde expresses is actually felt.

1. Arcade Fire - Everything Now

believe it or not, in 2017, it’s unusual to like Arcade Fire. I’m still trying to figure out if the disappointment that this album brought to fans and critics is as a result of power of our absurdly high expectations, or the marketing campaign that pissed a lot of fans and critics off. either way, what matters for me is that I loved both the album promotion and the album itself. this is the best summer album (and potentially my favorite album) of 2017 for various reasons. for me a great album is an album that creates a world that makes me feel like I’m living in it for the duration that it has, and if it’s great enough, it makes me wanna live in that world forever (no matter how good or bad that world is). Arcade Fire are masters of teasing and promotion, and through a genius marketing strategy, they created a world for this album before it came out and after listening to the album few times after my initial disappointment with the singles, everything about it just made sense. the great irony about it is that despite its ridiculously complex and seemingly confusing promotion, the album itself is extremely direct and heartfelt. yes, the songs are extremely well produced and multi-layered, but what makes it amazing is just how personal it is. even in a song as colorful as “Everything Now”, there are some really dark lyrics. “Peter Pan” is about reaching an age when you start losing your parents (Win wrote it after realizing his dad is sick). “Put Your Money on Me” is a song where Win directly references his religious family and the dissatisfaction of his mother at his wedding, since Regine is apparently not of their faith. “Creature Comfort” and “Good God Damn” are both about a suicidal person (Win’s close friend) and why life is always better, even at its worst. and finally, “We Don’t Deserve Love”, an amazing heartbreaker about the simple concept that no matter how much we rely on people of higher status, whether our parents or religious figures, for love and connection, love and connection are inside us right from the start without us even realizing it sometimes. i think this album is the one that makes the most sense to me along with Father John Misty’s “Pure Comedy” - as both albums talk about the absurdity of our modern lives, yet in the end, both albums conclude with the statement that love is what matters the most at any stage of our life.

You Are The Music In Me (Star-Lord x Reader)

Originally posted by sitvistecum

WARNING: Some mention of sibling death. 

SPOILER ALERT: It’s fluffy af and literally Peter is a huge fucking nerd.


You looked up from your book as the soft sound of music filled your ears. It was upbeat and cheery, the type of thing that felt somewhat inappropriate for the current setting, yet, a relief to hear. Beside you was a man you’d never seen before in a red leather jacket, sitting on the grass. In front of him was a pair of worn down looking headphones that he was using as a makeshift speaker to pump out music from the Walkman he held. It was a peculiar sight. You’d certainly heard people play music here before, whether it be from an instrument, or a phone, or gentle singing. But the songs had always been very mellow. And now here was this man, playing music from a device you didn’t even know they still made, in front of a plot that you’d never once seen anyone pay attention to.

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The River

Pairing: Scott x Reader

Summary: Scott goes looking for you between his classes and he finds you by recognizing the melody of your favorite song, also he finds out about your special place.

A/N: Thank you to my dylan @were-cheetah-stiles for making this a piece of art as usual. and to @joeynihil for literally feeding this whole imagine and what better time to write one of her idea requests during her birthday week? <3 gif by @henycavil

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The quietness surrounded Scott when he allowed the classroom door to shut behind him; it felt strange to him looking down an empty corridor, he was so used to it being crowded by students laughing and joking about with their friends. He looked over his shoulder once more, eyes going straight towards your seat that was oddly vacant. Scott remembered seeing you just before this class, how could he not? You were the only person that clouded his mind day in and day out.

Scott sniffed the air hesitantly, looking around him to ensure no one was observing him, trying to catch your scent but it was nowhere to be found. He walked down the hall, taking a right towards your locker where a faint scent lingered. He followed it until it disappeared, being replaced by other student’s smell. That’s when he heard it.

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Violet

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She always had her journal and a pen latched in her hand as she walked in. My eyes always amazed on how someone is always at her beck and call, I mean look at her. The way her hair curls down her back, her hips sway as she avoids bumping into people in the hall, everything about her was so pure. The mix of innocence and sweetness excited me, like she has never heard of a bad word or even said one. She walked to her normal spot in Pius, seat just right to get the amount of sun and warmth, and shadow needed. I liked her from the moment I laid eyes on her. Her skirt rose more just because the way her hips were, and I am not complaining. 

The pen tapped her glossed lips as she thought on her new entry. I could smell her sweet Daisy perfume from across the room. She smiled at me when she saw me, like she knows exactly at this time I’m here, waiting for her. “Hi Calum.” She greeted in her soft voice setting the pen in-between the pages of her journal. “Hey, Violet.” I smiled back. “Out of all people, I never would’ve expected you to be this, fascinated in someone.” She giggled as if it were the funniest thing in the world. “I just like that you have such a desire to write, it is quite fascinating,” I winked causing a deep red to spread across her cheeks. She waved for me to come sit by her, and so I did.

“Since you’re so fascinated that I write, take a look.” She turned a few pages back, letting me read on whatever her mind pondered on.

February 23

I notice all your features. I notice how blue your eyes are, and when they become darker as you become frustrated. how your smile is bright and teeth are white. i notice the way your hands grab the pen you hold when you write and how concentrated you look when doing it. i notice everything it;s scary, and i hope you notice me

your mind is a storm. sometimes it’s dark and scary, the other times its light and beautiful. i wanna know what goes on inside there, what’s its like to think. you have never imagined how one word can mess me up. no matter if it’s an “insult,” or compliment. everything you say comes and stays in my mind and i can’t get rid of it. it burns in my brain and makes my head hurt. i never understand what you say if it’s true or just a joke. i just hope it’s out of care.

i cried over you again today. i cried over how much you hurt me. i cried over how much i wanna yell and scream at you. i cried over how much i want you to love me. i cried how i want you to give me answers on us. and it sucks because you talk to all these other girls yet I’m the one who you hurt the most because whatever you say I’m processing in so many ways and then you say I’m joking, i wanna yell because thats not what you made me feel 2 minutes ago…

She must of noticed on how I got caught up in this because she covered the rest of it with her hands. “That’s enough for today.” She said, her voice was full of sadness. “Violet, I never knew how deep you were.” I exhaled. She half smiled, “It’s a blessing and a curse.” I stood up, grabbing her hand. “C’mon I wanna take you some where I think you’ll like.” I laced my hand with hers, surprised she didn’t let go, but rather caress her fingers in mine. I led her to a spot behind the park that had a bench looking onto a lake. “I come here when I feel sad.” I let go of her hand, going to sit on the bench. She quickly followed me, sitting down clutching her journal with her. “It’s beautiful Calum,” She smiled up at me. 

I wrapped my arm around her as she nuzzled into my chest. “You always seem to fascinate me Violet, rather it be writing or sitting in Pius working on homework.” I spoke her. “I don’t understand why Calum, I’m just an ordinary girl.” She giggled. “You don’t seem normal to me Violet,” I took her chin in-between my fingers. Her eyes glazed over mine, flickering to my lips back to my eyes, mine did the same. I found myself leaning in to kiss her plump lips, and she did the same. Our lips intertwined with each others, and I could taste the peach gloss she always sported. We pulled back after a moment, “Who hurt you?” I asked. She sighed, “It’s a long story, I’m not sure you’d want to hear it.”

I tucked a piece of hair behind her ear, “I have all the time.” She perked up a bit, “Well, my dad abandoned me when I was maybe 10. He left me for weeks with barely anything to eat or drink, so I mostly wandered the streets. I never met my mother, my dad told me she wanted nothing to do with me since I was born, and then my dad and I never grew found of each other. So, I live with my Aunt. She took me in after she saw what my father has been doing to me. I’ve always been scared to be loved or love anyone. Once I got to high school, I met this guy, Josh. I thought he was the one, and I liked him for so long that he eventually gave in and we dated. Once we got to graduation of Senior year, he told me the whole thing was a dare and that he would never love someone like me because we were too “different” and that really broke me. And those writings you read, were about him. It still hurts Calum.” Tears filled up her vision, and she looked down too scared to face me.

I wiped away the tears on her cheek, tilting her head up a bit, “No one should ever feel hurt like that, do you hear me? Violet, I’m so sorry.” She smiled. “It’s ok Calum, I’ve heard the pity and I don’t need anymore of it. Thank you for bringing me here, I needed someone like you.” She looked up at me. “This is why you fascinate me, I never knew.” I kissed her forehead. “It’s really fine. If you really want, we can go back to my place.” She offered. “You think I’m gonna let some pretty girl like you walk alone, you’re not getting rid of me.” I told her letting her stand. “You’re such a dork,” She smiled.

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After watching four movies with Violet, I’ve learned a lot about her. Her music ranges from Blackbear to One Direction, her favorite color is white, her favorite book is Milk and Honey, and countless details that I’ve come to love. “I can’t thank you enough for actually spending time with me Calum, it means a lot.” She looked up at me. “You know I would love to do anything that involves you.” I smiled. Her room was more girly than I expected it to be. The walls were white, decorated with pictures of her and her friends. Her bed was white, and the duvet was grey with blue pillow accents. She had a full length mirror that had motivational quotes along the edges, along with her makeup vanity that held everything a girl could ever want. There was a white fuzzy rug that coated the wood floors. “Again, you fascinate me.” I said, pulling her into me. “Again, I don’t see why.” She giggled.

“Violet! Ven por favor!” Someone called from downstairs. “Oh, that’s my Tia. I’ll be right back.” She broke herself from my embrace. “Hola, Tia. Que tal tu día?” I heard her ask. “Ay, good. Quien esta arriba?” “Calum,” She replied. “Quien?” “Un momento.” I heard Violet walk up the stairs. “My Tia wants to see you.” She smiled. “I never knew you were Spanish.” I said, following her down the stairs. “There’s still a lot you have to learn about me Calum.” She winked. “Tia, esta es Calum.” Violet introduced me. “Hola, Calum!” Her Aunt greeted. “You can call me, Sarah.” I casually waved. “Preguntarle si quiere quedarse para la cena.” I find this fascinating. “Do you wanna stay for dinner?” Violet asked. “Sí gracias.” I said. Violet laughed at my basic Spanish skills.

We headed back up to her room. Violet sat on her clear chair with a white pillow that was set at her vanity as I sat across from her. “I never knew you were Spanish.” I said, again. “Yeah, my mom is from Spain, and my dad is from Chile, so I have some Spanish decent in me. I grew up speaking it, and my Tia goes back and forth speaking it, you’ll notice it.” She said. “So is Violet your real name?” I asked. She shook her head no, “It’s Francesca, but I didn’t like the idea of being called Fran, and Violet is what my Tia called me from when I was little because she didn’t think I looked like a Francesca.” She said. “Fascinating, again.” I said. She threw a pillow at me, “get a new word!” “Violeta, Calum cena está lista!” Sarah called. “Let’s go eat!” Violet got up and headed to the kitchen.

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“Thanks for everything today Calum, I had a good time.” Violet broke the silence. “I’m never leaving you, I hope you know that.” I told her. I could feel her heart race when I said those words. “Is everything going to go back to normal tomorrow? Me sitting in Pius for hours and you being adored by everyone?” She asked. I sat up pulling her in between my legs, “Are you kidding me? Violet, the moment I saw you, I liked you. And why you fascinate me is because you’re so strong, you know what shit to get done, you’re everything a girl wants, and so much more to me.” I said. She smiled with small tears falling onto her cheeks, “I’ve never been told anything like that before.” I kissed her, making her feel wanted. Her dainty hands wrapped around my neck as I pulled her into my lap. My hands rested on the skin under her sweater. I felt Violets hands grip the fabric of my tee-shirt, my arms reach over to pull her hands away. I shake my head before speaking up, “No, don’t. Tonight is all about you.”

“Just tell me to stop if you want,” I assure her. She smiled, taking her sweater and pulling it over her head. Her breasts spilled out in her white lace bra. “God you’re beautiful.” I told her. “Have you ever been touched here?” I asked her sliding my hand between her legs running my fingers over her cotton panties. The touch was bold but I could tell she liked it by the way her eyes glazed over. She shook her head no. “I never knew how to ask.” My eyes feel to her bare neck that I could easily cover in purple marks. “Well that’s a shame.” I moved my hand back feeling the heat and the little wet spot forming. “I bet you’re sweet.” I whispered looking back up at her. “I guess you’ll have to find out.” She winked. Fucking hell this girl.

I began rubbing circles on her clit, “God I can feel your pussy getting wet.” “Oh my God Calum don’t say that.” She gasped covering my mouth. “That word is degrading.” She whispered. “Well from what I feel down here, it seems as though you like when I say pussy.” I added pressure to my fingers. She moaned at the contact. “What are you doing to me?” She moaned. “I’m gonna make you feel so good.” I whispered. To me her body was like a goddess, her hips nice and curvy, her breasts perky and big, and her ass god I can’t get enough of her. I tapped my fingers on her juicy bottom lip, “Suck.” I ordered. Violet gladly took my fingers in her mouth, coating them. She slid her panties down her legs, her wetness glistened. My finger curled inside her. “Do you think I can add another finger?” I cooed taking her bottom lip between my teeth. “Please.” She whispered before pressing her mouth to mine almost immediately running her tongue along my bottom lips to ask for entrance. She moaned hotly in my mouth when I pushed a second finger inside her. It was a tight fit, but I made it work. “That feels so good.” She moaned with a shaky breath before I sucked on her bottom lip. I quickly discovered my obsession with her mouth. It was just so tasty and pretty to look at.

“Calum, what are you doing to me?” She moaned. “You’re just about to orgasm babe.” I told her, sucking purple and black marks on her neck. “Oh my god, it feels so good.” Her sweet moans filled my ears. “C’mon girl, you can do it. Cum all over my fingers.” I said. Her body shook as her orgasm took over her beautiful body. Violet’s breath was heavy as she pulled up my shirt. “I’ve always found your tattoos attractive.” She said, tracing the inked skin. Her nails raked down my arms making me groan. She began undoing my belt buckle and unzipping my pants. “You’re gonna have to help me because I’ve never had a cock in my mouth before.” I moaned at the way the words came out of her mouth. She dropped to her knees, “It’s so hard.” She whispered struggling to get the zipper down. After she finally got it down, her warm hand dipped into my boxers firmly gripping my cock. Pre-cum was smeared all over the head. Without me saying a single word she swirled her tongue around the head of my cock licking it off.

“Fuck.” I swore throwing my head back. Her tongue ran down my length taking as much of it as she could. “Teach me.” She said, running her lips to the head of my cock. “You’re doing pretty good without me.” I said. She smirked a little to herself, taking my cock in her mouth again. Her hand came up and began stroking immediately. “Look at me.” I instructed. Her eyes looked up at me. She sucked hard starting to bob her head up and down starting to get the gist of giving head. She hummed around me keeping her tongue on the under side. She continued to suck on the tip and stroke the rest. “Shit Violet.” My hands ran through her hair, guiding her up and down my cock. “Fuck, I’m gonna cum Violet.” I moaned. Her actions sped up, her hands working with what she couldn’t fit in her mouth. “Such a good girl.” I said. I grab her chin, making her face my eyes.

Her eyes were locked on mine and I pulled her on the bed. “Now what can I do?” She asked, almost oblivious to what just happened. “You know what else you can do? You can come up here and let me feel that beautiful pussy around my cock.” I said, my voice filled with lust. “Good, ‘cause I want you like crazy.” She smiled before kissing me. Violet laid back on her bed, ready. I towered over her, drinking in her body. “You ready baby?” I said, positioning myself in front of her entrance. “Always.” She said. Her hips grinded with mine. “God, Calum.” She moaned. One of her hands held onto the head board as the other held onto my bicep. “Fuck Violet, you feel amazing.” I said picking up my speed. “Shit, whatever you keep hitting, feels really good.” Her mind was going into a frenzy. Her moans sounded like music to my ears. None of her quiet self, it was much more vocal. “Calum, I’m gonna cum.” She moaned, her back arching slightly as I continued to hit her g-spot. Her nails raked down my back, filling up with euphoria.

“Come on pretty girl, cum for me again. Cum all around my cock,” My words edged her on. “Oh my god, oh my god!” She yelped. “Atta girl.” I moaned, feeling her walls clench around me. The pleasure was too raw. “Fuck,” I moaned pulling out of her. “I didn’t expect that.” She giggled. My hands massaged her breasts, her humming. 

“You’re gonna be my favorite prized possession.”

This has been due for some time: here’s the second part of my Italian music recs! The disclaimer stays the same: I’m pretty ignorant when it comes to contemporary Italian music (so I’ve also added artists I don’t personally listen to). Hope you’ll enjoy it!

PS: If you can’t find someone that I can’t possibly have forgotten (say, Mina), they’re probably in part 1. Should it not be the case, feel free to tell me!

Also in this series: Random music in French | Spanish | Italian (pt.1)

  • Elio e le Storie Tese – comedy/progressive rock. Great music and wacky lyrics. Actual legends. Listen to La terra dei cachi [x], Cara ti amo [x] and Il vitello dai piedi di balsa [x].
  • Lucio Battisti – pop, soft rock. Had his big breakout in the Seventies. You’ll have a hard time finding an Italian that does not know at least one of his songs. Start with La canzone del Sole [x] (universally remembered as the first song in the repertoire of those learning how to play the guitar), Emozioni [x] and I giardini di marzo [x].
  • Giorgia – technically speaking, one of the greatest female voices we have. Pop, influenced by jazz and soul. Try Di Sole e d’azzurro [x], Gocce di memoria [x] and Come saprei [x].
  • Antonello Venditti – forever linked to the city of Rome (and particularly one of its football teams). Started out in the Seventies with De Gregori, another famous Roman songwriter (who was featured in part 1). Listen to Roma capoccia [x], Lilly [x] and Notte prima degli esami [x].
  • Levante – thanks to anyone who suggested I’d check her music out, I actually live on Mars and had never heard about her. Indie pop/rock. I like Non me ne frega niente [x], Pezzo di me [x] and Le lacrime non macchiano [x].
  • 883 – since you guys nearly killed me for not including them anche se insisto che gli anni io ce l’avevo messa, the not-so-guilty pleasure of every true 80′s/90′s kid, who created masterpieces like La regola dell’amico [x], Hanno ucciso l’uomo ragno [x] and Nord Sud Ovest Est [x].
  • Ligabue – mostly rock. One of my best friends’ favorites. Listen to Certe notti [x], Una vita da mediano [x] and Ho messo via [x].
  • Vinicio Capossela – world music, kinda. Cool lyrics with many references. Listen to Che coss’è l’amor [x], Il ballo di san Vito [x] and Scivola vai via [x].
  • Marco Mengoni – pop-rock, pop. Found fame with X Factor. Check out Guerriero [x], L’essenziale [x] and Ti ho voluto bene veramente [x].
  • Edoardo Bennato – left many a generation dreaming with his evocative pictures straight out of fairytales (namely, Pinocchio and Peter Pan). Listen to L’isola che non c’è [x], Il gatto e la volpe [x] and Sono solo canzonette [x].
  • Carmen Consoli – rock, folk, alternative pop. A singer-songwriter with a distinctive voice and haunting lyrics. L’ultimo bacio [x], Parole di burro [x] and Amore di plastica [x] are definitely worth mentioning.
  • Luigi Tenco – wonderful songwriter, sadly immortalized by his suicide, which he committed in 1967 after his song was excluded from the Sanremo festival. The song in question is Ciao amore, ciao [x]; I’d also recommend Vedrai, vedrai [x] and Mi sono innamorato di te [x].
  • Franco Battiato – an icon that hardly finds a place under a specific genre (generally, progressive pop/new wave). In keeping with a honored Italian tradition, cryptic lyrics everywhere! Check out Centro di gravità permanente [x], Cuccuruccucu [x] and Alexander Platz [x].
  • Mottaindie rock. Listen to Del tempo che passa la felicità [x], Sei bella davvero [x] and La fine dei vent’anni [x].
  • TheGiornalisti – indie-pop group. Riccione [x], Completamente [x] and Il tuo maglione mio [x].
  • I cani – I think being from Rome or not might play a part in how much you can like their lyrics and relate to them. They were pretty big when I was in high school. Indie-rock. Listen to Le coppie [x], Hipsteria [x] and Lexotan [x].
  • Frankie Hi-Nrg Mc – rapper and songwriter, active since the early Nineties. Great lyricist, often confronting social or political themes. Have a look at Quelli che benpensano [x], Pugni in tasca [x] (this is ft. Paola Cortellesi, Italian comedian who’s also a great singer) and Autodafè [x].

Regà lo so che ne mancano tanti ma c’abbiamo un sacco di musica, mi sono impegnata, chi vuole aggiunga

You’re From America and They Find Out You’re a Fan of Their Music // Got7 Reaction

Requested: Yes

Can you possible do a Got7 reaction to you being from the US or something and they find out you’re a fan of them?

Author’s Note: I can’t believe I have over 100 followers! Thank you for all your support. Also, thank you for sending in requests. I started school again so I’ve been quite busy, but now it’s the weekend so now I have time to work on some of the requests you guys have sent it. Also, none of these gifs belong to me and please keep in mind that this is my first reaction post I’ve ever made so I hope you like it!


Mark:

While you were doing some chores around the dorm, Mark was using your phone to listen to music. While going through the most recently played songs, he would discover that you’ve been listening to Got7’s latest album, Turbulence. He would be happy, but caught off guard because he’s never heard you listening to Got7 before.  

Jaebum:

Jaebum would become cocky when he found out you were a fan of his music. He knew you were from America, but you’ve never showed an interest in his band’s music before. Coming home from practice one day, he walking in on you dancing and singing along to ‘Mayday’. Spinning around, you quickly stopped when you saw him leaning against the door smirking at you, “Keep going, this is my favorite part.”

Jackson:

After a long night out, you and Jackson were heading back to the dorm when one of Got7’s songs came on. Reaching over, he turned up the volume and began to rap his part in the beginning of ‘Hard Carry’. Immediately, he stopped after he heard your voice rapping with him. While giving you a surprised look, he asked, “Babe, since when did you listen to Got7?”

Jinyoung:

While you were in the bathroom showering, your phone started ringing. He was shocked when he heard one of his songs playing as your ringtone. Being from America, you’ve claimed multiple times that you’ve never really been a fan of Got7 or any other kpop artist before. He would keep quiet about it until the next time you try to tell him that you’re not a fan of his music, then he would smirk and question why one of his songs was your ringtone. 

Youngjae:

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You told Youngjae that you would bring him and the rest of the boys some lunch around noon. After eating, they wanted to resume practice right away and Youngjae told you to stay and watch for a little bit. After practicing for a while, he looked over at the couch that you were currently seated on and automatically began smiling to himself. He became giddy when he noticed you were nodding you head along to the beat of the song and mouthing the lyrics. Youngjae was overjoyed at the fact that you liked their music.

BamBam:

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Waking up after a long night of practice, BamBam would head to the bathroom only to be greeted by you putting your makeup on and singing along to ‘Skyway’, which was playing quietly from your phone. He entered the bathroom smile on his face and began singing along with you while he began getting ready for the day. He would be elated to find out that when you first met you weren’t a fan of Got7, but now you are.

Yugyeom:

After a long day of practice, he entered the dorm to find you in the kitchen fixing dinner for him and the boys. He noticed that you had one of their songs playing quietly in the background. He silently laughed to himself and proceeded to head to your shared bedroom. He wouldn’t really say anything, he would just be happy that you supported him and the boys.

-Miranda

metaphors at 4 AM

you have never hurt me and i don’t think you ever will. you filled a very sad part of my life with laughter. online friendship feeling better than the real thing. it’s funny because before two weeks ago– i only heard your voice through music and poetry. no bullshit, just genuine love. all of my favorite things in one soul. when i let go of my razors, you said that’s my champ. when they love me, you make sure that i’m certain. is it really love or was it because they said the right words at the right time? the right person can still be wrong for you. your methods are light. your methods are simple. you cannot force love. you can only free it. like how da vinci sketched– he’d buy caged birds just to give them flight. like in fight club when the narrator finally let Tyler Durden go by shooting himself in the cheek– sometimes you have to kill a piece of yourself to save the whole. like how tupac will always love jada– even if death arrives, the impact shall remain. like how shane koyczan writes about his darling sara– the failing use of my right hand will never stop me from writing. there are soulmates and then there’s you. maybe you’re my twin flame. maybe you’re my balance. a response for all of my elements. if i am fire, you’re a barrel of gasoline. vent, rant. it does not matter, just don’t break your other hand. punch the pen into the sky instead– let the ink make the stars happy. let the hole become the moon. if i am water, you are my reflection. calm, breathe. just like that. sway your emotions into the sea, give the ocean its blue. be my sunrise. be my sunset. the greeks had gods to explain their natural world– and i’ve got you. my poetics. my prose. my bleeding heart used to play spin the bottle by my exes and it’s always in my head, in a metaphor, in a maze, in a love letter, in a paper crane, in a cootie catcher, in my bad habits– so i met her at 4 am– so i’ll meet you at 4 am, everyday. is that okay?

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Damn…. that’s really all I can say. One of the most talented singers I knew, from a band I’d listened to when I was first discovering music, that stayed as one of my favorites for years and years… it’s just heartbreaking. I didn’t know Chester very well beyond his persona in the band; and I’m sad to say I never got to see them live. But I’ve heard a lot of stories, and every single one of them involved Chester being a stand up guy who genuinely cared about other people, especially his fans. That he was only 41 when he passed on just hurts, like another light pointing us in the right direction, or inspiring feelings through music, or just generally being a good spirited person- they’re just gone. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family, truly it was too soon.

R.I.P. Chester Bennington, I hope you find the happiness you were after in the next life.

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Happy 30th anniversary to one of the greatest records ever made and one of my favorites, Appetite For Destruction by Guns N’ Roses!!
It was their debut album and one of the most successful in music business.
I just can’t believe it’s been 30 years since its release. Well, if you have never listened to it, I suggest you do it immediately -IT’S SO GOOD-. Some of the most known songs of it are Sweet Child O’ Mine, Paradise City and Welcome To The Jungle, that I’m pretty sure that everyone has heard one of them once in their lives.
YOU KNOW WHERE YOU ARE? YOU’RE IN THE JUNGLE BABY, YOU’RE GONNA DIEEEEEEEE *screaming intensifies*

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phantom of the opera au - reylo

But his voice filled my spirit with a strange, sweet sound. In that night there was music in my mind. And through music my soul began to soar! And I heard as I’d never heard before. 

Tali’s (astralfreckles) Riarkle Ficlet Week: Day 1

I really loved doing my Fall Out Boy inspired week of fics a while back, so I created another one involving Ed Sheeran’s music, one of my favorite musicians of all time. In my opinion, Ed is an absolutely fantastic lyricist, so the fics for this series were built around the lyrics of his songs. They are incorporated into the story in different ways, such as in the dialogue or the actions of the characters. The songs I decided to use are some of my favorites of his, so definitely check them out if you’ve never heard them!

I will post a new ficlet every day for 7 days that will add on to the story. This is part one.

Series Info: Riarkle, T, will also be posted at my ao3

Friends
Friends shouldn’t kiss me like you do.

Farkle can recite a textbook definition for the word friend because he has shamelessly looked it up numerous times throughout the years, and the conclusion he is constantly coming to is this: The way Riley treats Farkle does not fit within the limits of the definition.

Since as far back as he can remember, Farkle’s always felt like friend didn’t quite fit the two of them, even if he never fully understood what word should replace it. As they grew up side by side, Riley always made Farkle feel things that he understood in simple ways: he always wanted to be near her, he adored her laugh, he felt butterflies when she hugged him. All of those thoughts were pushed aside, though, when he got caught up in his relationship with Smackle. He distanced himself from Riley and discovered entirely new ways to feel and think about someone. And if nothing else, his relationship with Smackle made it blatantly clear what being truly just friends with someone felt like.

When Farkle and Smackle broke up at the end of high school, his heart followed a familiar path back to his old feelings for Riley. But he wasn’t expecting them to come back even stronger: close was never close enough, her laugh was practically the energy that got him through the day, he got goosebumps even by the lightest graze of her hand. He didn’t have to review the definition for friend again to know that those feelings don’t match the words in the dictionary.

Now, at the start of their NYU college experience, Riley’s been seriously pushing the limits of the definition.

Because of this, lately Farkle has been painstakingly taking note of all the little things Riley does when the two of them are alone. Part of him feels like he’s doing it to convince himself that Riley is secretly in love with him. If this was the case, he would have some damn good evidence to prove it.

Watching a movie together is Farkle’s favorite time to observe her actions because it provides totally reasonable excuses for cuddling and, a personal favorite of his, roaming hands. Movie nights are a tradition that they’ve kept going for a while now. In Farkle’s dorm room, a small but cozy single, they make do with his laptop screen and convenience store snacks.

“You realize that nothing in this movie is realistic, right?” Riley scoffs as she picks up a few chips from the bowl next to her and pops them into her mouth. Her words shift Farkle’s attention away from the screen which is resting at the end of his bed, opposite of where the two of them are sitting. “It’s way too dramatic,” Riley continues with a whine.

Farkle laughs, “Oh, I don’t know. Passion, deceit, twists of fate. I wouldn’t put it past Maya and Lucas to be in a situation like that.”

“Oh my god, you’re right. They could literally write a series of movies about their crazy relationship.”

As Riley settles back against a set of pillows behind her, she shivers lightly. Without warning, she leans over Farkle, grabbing at the blanket next to him. Squirming uncomfortably, he asks, “What are you doing?”

“Trying to get the blanket,” she huffs.

“Are you cold?”

“Yeah.” Riley wraps the blanket around both of them and slides closer to Farkle. Then, in a low voice, she asks, “Keep me warm?”

Friends don’t say things like that.

But Farkle accepts the invitation, wrapping his arm around Riley’s shoulder underneath the blanket. When she rests her head on his shoulder, he gives her a gentle squeeze and then forces his focus back to the movie.

They watch the rest of the movie in silence, but despite this, Riley is still able to find ways to communicate with Farkle. Her fingers teasingly trace up and down his arm during the slow parts of the movie, and her legs, long and smooth, slowly brush against his as the characters on the screen share a heated kiss.

Friends don’t touch each other like that.

But Farkle doesn’t want her to stop, so he silently encourages her with light touches of his own. Subtle enough to not break the mood, but bold enough to make her notice.

When the end credits roll, Riley picks her head up from Farkle’s shoulder and yawns. “I should get going. I have an early class tomorrow.”

“Right, I forgot. See you at noon for lunch?”

“Of course,” Riley confirms with a smile. She quickly leans in toward Farkle, her lips catching the corner of his mouth, just barely grazing it. “Goodnight,” she whispers as she gets up from his bed.

Even before she closes the door, Farkle, with his hand held up to his mouth, mentally records one more note.

Friends don’t kiss each other like that.

Day 2

Music Rec

Rules: we’re snooping up on your playlist. set your entire music library on shuffle and report the first 10 tracks that pop up and then choose 10 additional friends.

Thanks to @justkeeponthegrass for tagging me!! I’ve got an… interesting taste in music so let’s see how this goes…

  1. “Future Looks Good” by OneRepublic – I’ve been a huge fan of OneRepublic for a lot of years (they were my first concert and I almost cried when I saw them) and their most recent album (which this one was off of) was a different type of sound that took me off guard for a bit, but I really love it now!
  2. “Valley Forge (Demo)” by Lin-Manuel Miranda (The Hamilton Mixtape) – I think it is a surprise to literally no one following this blog that I love Hamilton. The Mixtape is also pure genius… This song is a cut song from the musical, which I always regretted got cut because it calls Congress “you fucking skinflints.” And, let’s be honest, that’s a very relatable feeling. If you know the musical, most of this song became “Stay Alive,” but it’s still great to hear this version.
  3. “Take It Like A Man” from Legally Blonde – Again, more musicals. (Honestly, I think I have 13 hours worth of musicals in my library.) This musical is such a wonderful feminist statement and this song is one of those parts: “Take It Like A Man” is about shopping. Not exactly what you normally think of when you take something “like a man.” Also it’s when Emmett and Elle really start falling for each other and I’m a huge shipper soooo I really love it. 
  4. “Forever and Always” by Parachute – I was obsessed with this band when I was a teenager. They’re kinda boy band-ish, but without the terrifying fangirls that One Direction has and they’ve got a really sweet sound that super relaxing. Of course, this song is depressing as hell. It’s about an engaged couple where one of them gets into a car crash and is about to die so they have an impromptu wedding so they can be married. I also happen to cry very easily and so I normally skip this song with a very bitter jam of my finger into my phone screen. 
  5. “Ave Maria” by Celtic Women – My sister has been very into Celtic Women as long as i can remember, and I just kind inherited the obsession. (Also helps that my dad’s side of the family is very Irish and 100% encourages all of this.) Listen, these women have beautiful voices. I’m constantly in awe of how amazing they sound… I have about three albums worth of their songs on my phone. 
  6. “Love Yourself” by Justin Bieber – First things first: DON’T JUDGE ME.  Listen, this thing said to put my entire library on shuffle, not my favorites playlist. But, basically, my freshman roommate at college was a huge Belieber and had fun playing me lesser known songs of Justin’s that I would go “Huh, I like this song! Who is this?” and basically tricking me into liking his music. So I have one of his albums on here  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ they’re catchy, okay?
  7. “On Top of the World” by Imagine Dragons – This is pretty Top 40 so I’m decently confident you all know this song, but its such a great pump up song. Definitely tops my running playlist and never fails to get me going. Not my favorite of their songs or their albums, but still not bad!
  8. “In The Light” by The Lumineers – Such a fantasitc album. If you all haven’t heard it you 100% need to. This song is so relaxing… I can fall asleep listening to it, and it inspires dreams of well lit, grassy fields… Let’s forget that is completely not what the lyrics are about, but it feels very nostalgic and I really love it. 
  9. “Holy Ground” by Taylor Swift – I remember one time I told someone at school that I was a Taylor Swift fan and he just kinda laughed and said he assumed because I definitely look the part. (Basic white girls like Taylor Swift, who would have guessed?) But I maintain that this is one of the best Taylor Swift songs, off my favorite album, Red. This one didn’t get a single or radio attention, so not too many people know it but it’s one of my favorites. Also biased, because I got this album about the same time I got a car and so I really connect this song with that feeling of early teenage independence. 
  10. “Rock Steady” by Bad Company – Bad Company was one of my dad’s absolute favorite bands; he used to play it for my siblings and I an awful lot when we were young (probably too young to be listening to it, honestly), which makes it feel nostalgic in multiple ways now. I’m shamefully lacking in the amount of Bad Company on my phone, just one “Greatest Hits” album, but whenever I want to feel closer to my dad, I turn it on. 

I’m not sure who’s done this yet so I’m tagging @sleepykalena, @pedro–parker, @moonprincess92nz, @callioope@oh-nostalgiaa, and @skitzofreak (only if you want to, of course!)

The conversation ranged from the people they knew, matches and teams for sports I’d never heard of (apparently, Amren was a vicious, obsessive supporter of one), new shops, music they’d heard, clubs they favored…

-ACOMAF Page 281

I don’t talk much about my love of sports on this site. But I love sports. A lot. For personal reasons and just because it’s fun. I’ve often wondered about what it would be like to find myself in Velaris as me and not as Feyre or one of the other characters, and wondered how I would fit in there. It’s a gorgeous city with so many elements weaved in that remind me of some of my favorite places in the world. But I always felt like sport was missing and it made me feel like maybe this most magical fantasy world I live in daily wouldn’t be a complete home for me if I ever - you know - *magically* wound up there.

Then I read this the other night while studying up for Rhys. I forgot all about this line! (Remember those many times I said I’m not a detail oriented reader?) And I think the smile on my face could have killed a small army.

THEY HAVE SPORTS IN PRYTHIAN AND I WANT TO KNOW EVERYTHING. Badly enough that I’d probably waste my 30-60 seconds with SJM at a con to ask her. What do they play? Are they team sports? Do the Illyrians play too? Do they fly in the sky like Quidditch? Do they resemble mortal games or are they 100% unique to fae?

WHAT DOES AMREN WATCH AND CAN I GO WITH HER TO A GAME AND EAT PEANUTS WHILE WE WATCH TAKE ME AMREN TAKE ME ON A SPORTS DATE

And how do they watch? There’s no TV or radio, so do you have to go to a game live to know what the final scores were? Or is there a bulletin that circulates through Prythian with updates? What do you get for winning? Do athletes have the same celebrity status there as they do in our world? Who are the most famous players? Is there an ESPNFae I can watch?

And what is sports culture like in society? Do High Fae turn their noses up at it as being lesser? Is it something only the lesser fae indulge in? Or is it a rich man’s business, with only the wealthy, High Fae affording the good seats like Jack at a Lakers game? Can you play recreationally for fun, or do you have be upper crust to do it because playing “professionally” is the only way in?

WAIT HOW DOES ONE GET IN? College is the key to pro sports in the US, but in the fae world that probably doesn’t exist? So how do they find you? Do you just try out? Do kids go into leagues and get drafted as they mature? Do you have play for a team within your court or can you get ‘traded’ to other teams from other courts? Do the courts play each other? Do the courts even have the same sports??

TELL ME ALL THE THINGS SARAH I NEED TO KNOW THIS

Basically the point I’m trying to make is - fae have sports and it makes me happy.

7/30 Designer Skyline 

I love all of Owl City’s songs, but there were some songs I never thought I’d hear in his concerts. Two years ago, I went to my second Owl City concert, and he sang a mix of both his old and new songs. All of a sudden, he started singing Designer Skyline, and it surprised me because it was one of the songs I never thought he’d sing at any of his concerts. If you were to ask me what was my favorite part of the concert, it would have been when he sang Designer Skyline. It’s one of my favorite Owl City songs, and I was very excited when I heard him sing it.

#30IllustrationsForOwlCity

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In Harry Styles’ World, Led Zeppelin Is Weird, Bukowski Is Cool: Inside the Album With Producer Jeff Bhasker (EXCLUSIVE)
“Maybe we’ll bring fathers and daughters together.”
By Shirley Halperin

Producer Jeff Bhasker faced a daunting task several months ago. After having worked with Kanye West and winning Grammy Awards for producing Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” and Fun.’s 2012 album “Some Nights,” he had to decide whether to take on a new project: the debut solo album of One Direction member Harry Styles.

“I’d just had a baby, and I was kind of like, ‘Eh, I don’t know if I’ll jump into this,‘” Bhasker tells Variety. He agreed to have Styles come over to “just talk,” and proceeded to put him through the Bhasker home sniff test. “My dog tends to bite people, and he was kind of scoping Harry out,” Bhasker explains. Styles “did this move — like a little shoot the gun with his finger, and my dog walked over and started licking his finger. That’s when I was, like, ‘This guy has something special.'”

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