one of my favorite parts on the album

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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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From Dan’s Rush AMA
  • He’d like to possibly cover Closer to the Heart by Rush in the future
  • His favorite concert of Rush’s he’s seen (out of 11) is the R30 tour in 2004
  • His favorite thing he’s seen them play live is Xanadu
  • He doesn’t plan on trying to start playing an instrument (aside from the bass which he has said he’s mediocre at) because the band he’s got now has such awesome musicians that he wants to focus on being the best vocalist he can be
  • His favorite Skyhill song is Run with the Hunted, and his least favorite is Only One
  • His favorite Rush song to play on the bass is Fountain of Lameneth (but it’s hard)
  • It’s pretty likely that there will eventually be a new Skyhill song or album
  • He first saw Rush in 1994 in NJ at the Brendan Byrne Arena. He’s seen them on every tour since.
  • He’s hoping that next year they’ll be able to tour in the UK, and he’d like to be able to tour in Australia too at some point
  • What influenced him most from Rush is their chord choices, their worth ethic, and their integrity.
  • If he could perform vocals on one song with Rush, it would probably be Time Stand Still
  • His best Rush-related experience was zoning out by himself as a kid and letting their music take his imagination places
  • His favorite Rush albums are A Farewell to Kings, Hemispheres, Caress of Steel, and 2112. His least favorite (though he still loves them!) are Hold your Fire, Counterparts, and Snakes and Arrows
  • The most direct way that Rush has affected him is that they helped inspire him to commit his life to music.
  • His top 3 songs are Xanadu, Hemispheres, and Fountain of Lameneth
  • He started listening to Rush at 13 and he became obsessed with them. He sang their music to himself all day during school.
  • When asked how many Rush shirts he has, his answer was “Too many!!”
  • A Farewell to Kings is his alltime favorite Rush album
  • What initially caused him to enjoy Rush was that it was an awesome sound that he’d never really heard before and lyrics that appealed to his nerdy Lord of the Rings loving self.
  • His favorite >10 minute Rush track is (possibly) Circumstances
  • “ I’m more Jewish by culture than by religion. I certainly believe that there’s a lot to life and the universe that we don’t understand, and I respect anyone who finds their answers in religion, but it’s never been a big part of my life personally.”
  •  His favorite Rush show to watch is one from Rio
  • The song he’s most proud of is 6969 because it’s a comedy prog song, which is something he’s always wanted to do.
  • His favorite part of 2112 is the overture
  • Hemispheres will always remind him of his freshman year of high school. He listened to it constantly.
  • Both him and Arin write the lyrics to Starbomb songs
  • He feels an immediate kinship with other Rush fans. “We’re like a world-wide secret club!”
  • The rush album he feels is most underrated is Presto
  • The first Rush song he listened to was Roll the Bones
  • He would be interested in giving talks about music/comedy/career stuff at colleges or high schools if there was an audience for it.
  • He got into Rush at age 12 because the guy that worked at his local comic book shop (named Keith) introduced him to them. “God bless that man.” Before he discovered them he listened to a lot of Def Leppard and Nirvana
  • Q:  if you were to start your career again today, where would you start? Youtube / twitch / podcasts?
    A:  I don’t think I’d do anything differently because even the years of “failure” taught me a lot and allowed me time to improve. Once that spotlight is on you, you’d better be ready for it. I’d say start in the medium that inspires you individually the most and work as hard as you can on it from there.
  • Q:  how do you think the future of NSP has changed now that you guys have topped the motherfucking charts with Under the Covers?? You guys fucking rule and I’m so happy for you and your multitudes of success!
    A:  Thank you! We were psyched that our recent albums have charted so well, but I don’t think we’ll do anything differently. We’ll just keep doing what feels right to the best of our ability!
  • 6969 came together quickly when writing it. The video only took so long because it was such a huge jump in ambition and it has a learning curve. “If we do something like that again, things should go a lot more smoothly!”
  • The Pass has helped him through some tough times.
  • (I believe) that the lyrics he’d get as a tattoo are “ All of us get lost in the darkness Dreamers learn to steer by the stars All of us do time in the gutter Dreamers learn to look at the cars!”
  • Q: What would you say is the best dish at Olive Garden?
    A: The dish where you get up, walk across the street, and eat at Outback Steakhouse
  • He meditates in silence before a show because he’d get overhyped if he listened to music.
  • Doesn’t have a favorite member of Rush, “it’s an equilateral triangle”
  • Says Moving Pictures is usually a safe bet to start off with introducing someone to Rush
  • He picked Madrigal and Subdivisions for the first UTC because he loves them and they’re easy to sing. “I don’t know if I could hit some of those crazy high notes Geddy rocked in the 70s”
  • He thinks Witch Hunt would be a very good song to cover.  Such a great song and so relevant right now! “Quick to judge, quick to anger, slow to understand”
  • His favorite song to try and fail at on bass is YYZ
  • “ I don’t think there’s any conscious decision to have Rush influence my music, but I’ve spent so many thousands of hours listening to them, it’s inevitable that it just comes out naturally”
  •  His favorite album to work on in his career is what he’s doing now (UTC2 and Cool Patrol) because “we’ve grown so much and finally have a full band!”
  • He doesn’t mind when fans are super nervous to meet him. He was nervous when he met Rush, too, “so it’s just the circle of life!”
  • He chose bass because it was different and fun to find submelodies.
  • Q:  Hey Dan! I’m looking forward to Under the Covers 2. I started writing comedy music and NSP is one of my main inspirations. What do you wish you knew about writing comedy music earlier on in your career?
    A:  Nothing in particular really. You learn and you go and there’s no substitute for just doing something over a long period of time. Of course there are things I would change about our early work, but it was the best we could do at the time so I have to be cool with it.
  • “I listened to so much of them [Rush] growing up that it’s in my blood and unconsciously shapes the way I approach music”
  • His second favorite album flops between Hemispheres, Caress of Steel, and 2112 on any given day
  • His favorite story/message told in a Rush song→ Story is Fountain of Lameneth because it’s a beautiful summary of life. Message is Spirit of Radio where they talk about the importance of integrity in art.
  • His biggest influences are Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis, Nirvana, Spacehog, and Gentle Giant (to name a few)
  • He does his best on his Rickenbacker bass but it’s just for fun. “My band already has a bass player that’s better than I’ll ever be!”

“Thanks everyone! I have to go see my family now otherwise I’d stay longer. Sorry I couldn’t get to everyone’s questions but I had a lot of fun. I’d be happy to do this again in the future!
You being fans of mine means the world to me and I promise to keep making comedy and music for a long time! Thanks to you, the moderators who set this up, and of course Rush for being an awesome and inspirational force!”

A break down of Arashi’s singing parts on “Miles Away” song from [ Are You Happy ] album.

See? This is one of the reasons this song is my no.1 favorite from that album. Their voices have matured a lot 😭💗

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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

I was most surprised at the creation of the song ‘Hey You.’ It’s the second part to 'If You Say So,’ a song about Cory [Monteith] on my first album. I initially didn’t want to write about topics that I wouldn’t feel comfortable talking about publicly. But this is such a huge part of who I am now. 'Hey You’ has a hopeful aspect. It turned out to be one of my favorite songs.
—  Lea Michele
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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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“Part Two” by Chase Atlantic (Review)

With fans still recovering from “Part One”, Chase Atlantic fueled their ongoing fire with the release of “Part Two”, the second EP of what I’m assuming to be their take on an electrifying musical saga.

The EP was released on March 31st, 2017, and I was very eager to hear it. Although I myself am a relatively new fan of Chase Atlantic’s music, “Part One” completely blew me out of the water: compared to their older stuff, it was a major step forward in terms of their lyrics, musical production, and style. My only hope for “Part Two” was that it would be similar to its counterpart, if not better.

After finally sitting down and listening to the new EP, I had some mixed feelings about it. Although I was pleased regardless, because I like this band a lot, I’m not quite certain whether this one shook me as hard as “Part One” did.

Let’s break it down song by song, shall we?


Track 1 - Triggered. 

My very first impression of this song was a quick snort through the nose. Not going to lie, the title made me chuckle. I wasn’t sure if the band was genuinely pissed off about something, or they were just making fun of Twitter users’ lingo. Either way, I was interested to see where this opening track would lead to. 

Personally, I’m a sucker for dramatic album introductions. And this song had just the right amount of mystery, lust, and grunge to immediately draw me in. 

The song started out with a relatively chill introduction, but the first 10 seconds definitely built up. It was quiet at first, but as soon as I heard the car revving its engine in the background, I knew I was in for a bumpy ride.

Immediately after the car sounds, I was hit with lead singer Mitchel Cave’s distinctive voice and a brand new beat.

If I was to describe this song in one word, I would use the term badass (or is that two words?). There was something about the heavy bass, deep rhythm, and the slickness in Cave’s voice that immediately painted a dauntless picture in my mind. I imagined myself thrown into the middle of a high-speed police chase after my hot boyfriend and I just robbed a convenience store. He would be driving a black SUV with tinted windows, I would be perched up in the passenger seat, and Triggered would be our get away song.

Although the chorus could’ve been fuller in my opinion, the verses and the bridge of this song were what really brought it to life for me. Lyrics like “driving ‘till we killing love” and the repetitive use of the phrase “won’t slow down” strengthened my inner feelings of love and rebellion as I bopped my head to this song’s steady beat. 

The lyrics and overall theme of the song helped me realize that perhaps the meaning of “triggered” was not a reference to overused internet slang, but maybe it was referring to the shotgun my hot boyfriend was firing as we swerved on the 405, desperately trying to get away from the cops. Once again, the visuals that this song brought to life were killer (haha - see what I did there?).

In conclusion, the more I’ve listened to this song, the more I’ve come to really like it. From the lyrics, to the melodies, and to the delinquent realm it creates, Triggered is definitely my favorite tune on this EP. 

Overall rating: 9.4/10


Track 2 - Cassie.

This song, unfortunately, did not woo me as much as its preceding track. 

First off, what I appreciated about the song was how unique it was. In my opinion, this song was the complete opposite of Triggered, and very different from what I’ve been associating with Chase Atlantic’s more recent music. Coming right out of the sinister world of Triggered, Cassie was like a breath of fresh air and a field of blooming sunflowers right in front of me. 

The general vibe of this song was very easy to pick up on within the first lines of the first verse. The light and airy beat that continued throughout the entire song reminded me of a symphony imitating the gentle ticks of a clocktower. It made my heart, still calming down from Triggered, feel all warm and fuzzy again. 

Another thing I appreciated about this song was how the lyrics and the music contradicted one another. A bubbly melody is a rarity among Chase Atlantic’s newer releases, but somehow they managed to pair the uplifting beat with lyrics about drugged up veins and an impatient girl named Cassie in a way that actually worked quite well.  

However, the unique airiness of this song just didn’t seem to completely win me over, though I did appreciate it. The main reason why this song did not particularly knock my socks off is because throughout the whole first listen, I kept feeling as if something was missing. Especially in the chorus, I felt like there could’ve been something else - a tempo change, another instrumental element, faster lyrics - to make it more exciting. Although the song was cute and a little brighter than the other two tracks, it was kind of forgettable. 

Overall rating: 7.8/10


Track 3 - Why Stop Now.

This track has become known to me as the cool-down song, because I found it to be very chill and relaxed, but nonetheless a very interesting listen.

The introduction features a few intriguing elements that quickly brought me to the edge of my seat: more undistinguishable sound effects (were they popping pills?), the lazy strum of an electric guitar, and Cave’s muffled voice singing a few catchy lines, as if he was teasing me of what’s to come later on in this song. 

The introduction slowly built up, but then quickly flushed me into the first verse. The band was back at it again with the alternative hip-hop beats, this time singing (rapping?) about self-hatred and a desperate search for Mitchel’s cell phone. 

The transition into the chorus was rather quick, but nonetheless it still worked pretty well. By now I was able to conclude that this song would be slower than the other two, but I wasn’t complaining about it. 

The lyrics of this song once again displayed a level of contradiction to the other elements of the tune. Lines like “Life in the fast lane. You live then you die, babe … so why stop now?” were somewhat depressing lyrics, yes, but the way Cave’s gentle and soothing tone of voice meshed together with them was quite menacing, sending shivers up my spine. If I’m thinking out loud here, he has a very sexy singing voice. Don’t @ me. 

In some ways this song almost felt half-assed, but thats what I kind of like about it. Although it is slower than the other 2 tracks, Why Stop Now has this kind of vibe to it that fuels my inner desires to just “not care”, which I assume is a common mood fellow Chase Atlantic fans feel while listening to their music. And that’s not a bad thing. Being a moody 18-year-old whose just trying to figure her shit out, I need music like this to listen to from time to time. Sometimes we all just need to “not care” and chill TF out.

The reason why I still wasn’t completely blown away by this song either was the same reason as Cassie. I felt like there was something missing from this track as well, though I still can’t put my finger on it. Either way, it’s still a good jam, and I can see this one becoming a lot of fans’ favorite. 

Overall rating: 7/10


Overall, the “Part Two” EP did not meet the high expectations “Part One” set for me, but that is quite all right. Triggered is a major gem of a song and I’m still going to be blasting this EP in my car for the next few weeks. Perhaps there will be a “Part Three” and maybe even a “Part Four” to help us further envision where Chase Atlantic are headed next. These EPs are obviously just a mere taste of what they’ve got in store; I feel a debut album coming soon, and I cannot wait to devour it. 


AN: This is the first music review I’ve literally ever done, so please go easy on me! Hopefully you enjoyed it - I tried to keep it as honest as possible, so I apologize if any of my opinions offend/upset you, but they are just my opinions. If you liked this, let me know! I’d love to do more reviews in the future. 

My "Kiwi" analysis

This is literally all about babygate and beards. I’m not even joking. Just listen to the lyrics. All the stuff about her being an actress and stuff. It’s the new anthem of #stopbabygate2017 . The part where he’s all “she’s all over me” it’s like how in public Louis’/Harry’s beards try to be all over them but they know they’re going to pay for it. Drama/articles/etc. Y'know? 🥝 This one and “Two Ghosts” are my favorite so far.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOU REED 🎂
Today, Lou would have had 75 candles on his birthday cake.
Lewis Allan “Lou” Reed was born March 2, 1942, in Brooklyn, New York. We lost Lou on October 27, 2013.
A stellar songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and humanitarian, “Lou” Reed, formed the band “Velvet Underground” back in 1964. He went on to have a successful career with his albums and concert tours, along with collaborations with other musicians such as David Bowie, etc. And is a well respected musician and humanitarian.
His unique poetic lyrical style, alto voice, and “coolness” we fans know and love as “Lou”, helped pave the way for many future artist in the “glam/punk/alternative rock era.
One of my favorite Lou Reed albums is 1974’s “Rock and Roll Animal”, which featured 4 songs from his days with the Velvet Underground. As well as his “Transformer” album, another great one in my opinion and should be part of any slbum collection.
His songs such as “Walk On The Wild Side”, “Sweet Jane”, “Rock and Roll”, “Vicious”, Perfect Day and others, crossed over into mainstream music charts branching his music out of the stereotyped “punk/glam” category and everyone seemed to appreciate Lou and his music.
Happy Birthday Lou. Thank you for making “walking on the wild side” a little less scary and alot MORE COOL for all of us.
Rest easy our Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal.

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This wonderful album is now 1 year old. I can’t believe it. This masterpiece mean so much for me. It helps me a lot and it’ll ever be one of my favorites. It’ll ever be in heart. In my bones. Thank you Chrissy, Dan & Will for this album and also thank you for showing me that you can do everything when you believe in your dreams and never give up. I’m so proud to be a part of the ATC family. Thank you for everything. ❤️🙏
And now I’m ready for round 2. ❤️

anonymous asked:

I only found out now that you're married! Does your spouse know of your tumblr and/or fangirl life? Wow, it would be awesome to be married to someone who openly accepts that part of you! I hope i find someone like that someday,,

He does know about my fangirling and is totally fine with it. He actually attended KCon 2014 with me because BTS was going to be there. He is a fan of a few kpop groups but it is very casual. He has full albums for BTS and EXO on his phone. Love Me Right is one of his favorite kpop songs but he usually prefers Korean hip hop and r&b. He’s a big fan of Zion T, Dynamic Duo, Dean, Crush, Jay Park, and Tiger JK. That being said he usually listens to English music. He does watch a lot of Running Man with me though.

He definitely knows that I write smut fan fiction but he doesn’t read it. He usually jokes, “what about if I give you some inspiration for your stories?” …..yeah, that’s his idea of coming on to me.

Lydia,

I hope when you’re reading this, you’ve just come home from school and your cheeks hurt from laughing all day with our friends, and you’re wearing one of your favorite outfits, and your hair is in one of those intricate braids I always admire but I’ve never told you. I hope you’re doing the psych homework you love, and Prada is sleeping at the foot of your bed. I hope you’re listening to that one weird album you love from that band that even I didn’t know about, and your mom is cooking your favorite meal for dinner (spaghetti, no meatballs, extra mushrooms), and you’re drinking extra strong black coffee because you know you’re gonna be up all night studying. I hope you’re in your happiest state possible, and I hope you find your way back to it after all of this is said and done.

Now for the hard part. It’s 3:30 in the morning, you’re fast asleep feet away from me in my bed, but I couldn’t sleep knowing what’s coming. By the time you’re reading this, they’ve taken me. I want you to know I’m not scared. Yes, my hands are trembling like leaves in November as I’m writing this, but you know me…or maybe you don’t, but they always are. I know what’s coming for me, and I’m prepared to handle it. What I’m not prepared to handle is the thought of you worrying about me after I tell you all of this. I’m not scared, Lydia, so please don’t be scared for me.

My name is Stiles Stilinski. I live with my dad, the Sheriff of Beacon Hills. I’m a senior at Beacon Hills High School, I play lacrosse (or try to), I love Star Wars, I have a piece of shit blue Jeep that is literally held together by duct tape, and I know you like the back of my damn hand, Lydia Martin.

We have a pack. You, me, and all of the idiots I’m going to tell you about. We’ve literally been to hell and back with them. I’m praying to any God that this will help you remember what our lives really are. This group of people is our home, Lydia. Find them. Stick with them. Never let them go.

My best friend is Scott McCall. I don’t know what my evaporation has done to you two, but he’s one of your best friends as well. He is such a hero it hurts him, but he’s a better person than I could ever even attempt to be. He loves his friends, us, more than anything on this planet, and he’ll protect us unwaveringly, even if that surrenders his own safety. Sophomore year, he was bitten by a werewolf, and it flipped our world upside down. You’re part of that world.

Malia Tate. You taught her how to drive (god help her). She’s a werecoyote. She’s my…friend? Fellow pack member? Not important, what is important is that you find her. She is fiercely loyal and brave, and one of the most selfless people I know. Our pack needs her, and so do you.

Mason, Liam, and Hayden. The new creatures. They’re small, like, Scrappy Doo small, so even your short self might have to look down to find them. But when you do, you’ll be grateful, because even if they are annoying toddlers sometimes, they have been amazing additions to our pack. At the end of the day, they just needed a home like the rest of us, and they fit right in.

And then there’s you, Lydia. You’re a banshee. Your powers have kept us alive time after time, life threatening situation after life threatening situation. Maybe you know that, maybe you don’t, and maybe you’ve already thrown this letter away thinking I’m a lunatic, but somehow I know you haven’t. Because whether you remember me or not, not even something as horrific as this could erase a piece of you from my mind. Nothing could take away what I feel and know about you.

I know that you are strong beyond limits and intelligent beyond compare.I know you’ve built up walls so tall around you that you can no longer see the top of them. I know you’ve been chipping away at them for the past two years, and have so graciously let me peek in. I know that you still have a scar from where Prada bit you on your ankle. I know your favorite movie is Clueless, but you tell people it’s Moulin Rouge. I know that you’re going to win a Fields Medal someday. I know that you possess everything you need to live the life you dream of.

I feel like we didn’t get enough time. I feel like I was taken in the middle of the climax of our story. I feel that you are going to be upset after reading this. I feel like you’re going to cry, and even though you look beautiful while doing it, my heart aches picturing that. I feel a physical hole in my chest imagining myself without you. I feel that I was never meant to live without you by my side, helping me figure things out. Most of all, I feel like you’ll remember. You told me you would, and I feel like I have to believe you. You’ve never given me a reason not to.

Remember, Lydia? Remember the semi formal? Remember that giant gift I brought to your birthday party? Remember using toilet paper as tissue in my bedroom? Remember the locker room floor? Remember me fainting after we defeated the nogitsune? Remember tangling red string around your fingers on my bed night after night as we tried to untangle our lives? Remember the Jeep?

I know this letter is a mess, which is an accurate representation of me, and I’m hoping that will help rather than hurt. I know you can do this, Lydia. If there’s anything I know, it’s that you will stop at nothing to save the people you care about, no matter the consequences. And now I know I’m one of those people, and it’s my favorite fact in the world. It’s a fact that will keep me going, wherever I’m going. Even if I never go back home, I will hold onto the fact that Lydia Martin chose to care about me, out of all people on this Earth. And that will be enough.

This isn’t a goodbye letter, Lydia. This is just a piece of the puzzle I know you’ll put together. I have faith in you, always have, always will, and that faith lets me know that this is not the end of us.

see you soon,
Stiles

There are two moments in the Harry Styles album that are my favorite. One is the “hey heyyy” part after the “devil between the sheets” line in Only Angel. The other is the high harmony in the “maybe one day you’ll call me” line in the bridge of From The Dining Table. And I think those two moments pretty much sum up the album.

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On this day in music history: May 12, 1992 - “The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion”, the second album by The Black Crowes is released. Produced by George Drakoulias, it is recorded at Southern Tracks Studios in Atlanta, GA and Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA in January 1992. Following the huge success of their debut “Shake Your Money Maker” selling more than five million copies in the US alone, The Black Crowes are adamant about beating the sophomore jinx, but are not content with repeating themselves musically. In spite of touring relentlessly for more than a year behind their first album, they go right back to work. The band write new material and rehearse it extensively before entering the studio. Before they do, guitarist Jeff Cease is fired and replaced by Marc Ford, formerly of the blues-rock band Burning Tree. The band once again work with producer George Drakoulias with Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Stone Temple Pilots) engineering and mixing. The title “The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion” is taken from a songbook of hymns compiled by William Walker and published in 1835. Unlike their debut, the new album is recorded almost completely live with few additional overdubs in only eight days. The fast pace is all the more impressive considering the often volatile relationship between brothers and band co-founders Chris and Rich Robinson. When the band deliver the album to their label American Recordings/Warner Bros, they tell them that they don’t hear a hit on it, and to record another cover like their version of Otis Redding’s “Hard To Handle”. The Crowes refuse and the label puts out the record as is. To launch the album, the label prepares a lavish package that is limited to only 100 individually numbered copies, and sent only to select radio and press people. The set comes with a book featuring the song lyrics, notation and guitar tabs, along with digi-pak versions of the full album and a promo CD single. The contents come housed in a black 12" x 12" box with gold hinges, emblazoned with The Black Crowes logo. Led by the funky, syncopated rocker “Remedy” (#1 Mainstream Rock, #48 Pop) which spends eleven weeks at the top of the Billboard Album Rock chart, “Southern Harmony” is a hit right out of the box. The tracks “Sting Me” (#1 Mainstream Rock), “Thorn In My Pride” (#1 Mainstream Rock) and “Sometimes Salvation” (#7 Mainstream Rock) also become favorites. The album is remastered and reissued on CD in 2007 with two additional bonus tracks. Originally released on vinyl on a limited basis, it is remastered and issued as a 180 gram LP in 2009 by Plain Recordings. It is reissued again in 2015, as a double vinyl 180 gram LP set as part of UMe’s “Back To Black” series. “The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion” debuts at number one on the Billboard Top 200, spending one week at the top, and is certified 2x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

DMC Quotes in Project X Zone 2: Part 4

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Part 4: Ladies men

Series still going, still much more to show of our favorite half-devils. My miiverse screenshot album overflowed with pictures, can’t believe I made this many.

Dante knows whats up.

Wait a sec. Vergil… is that an attempt at a compliment?

O__O

(he says that whenever a girl joins them as support, but not to every one of them)

Vergil is not into meta jokes.

Dante pls


BONUS

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1987. Into the Pandemonium

is the third album by band Celtic Frost, Released in June 1. The album is more varied and different than first two Celtic Frost’s albums, the album’s recurring industrial-influenced rhythmic songs of demons and destruction, traditional Frost-styled songs about dreams and fear, and a dark, classical piece with female vocals.  The album has a more classic heavy metal style within the songs with elements of industrial, classical and gothic rock. It does have a few black metal elements remaining in Tom Warrior’s vocals, though, and some thrash-influenced guitar riffs.

Some of the lyrics are silently borrowed from other sources. For example, significant portions of Inner Sanctum are directly quoted from Emily Brontë poems, while the lyrics to “Tristesses de la lune” are borrowed from the poem of the same name in Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal.

The cover image is a detail from the right (Hell) panel of The Garden of Earthly Delights, a triptych painted in 1504 by Hieronymus Bosch, now part of the permanent collection at the Prado in Madrid.

this is one of my favorite pieces of music. it an epic masterpiece. Into The Pandemonium was one of the first Metal albums to incorporate classical Orchestrations and soprano vocals.

       Tom G Warrior     Martin Eric Ain     Reed St. Mark