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Is Nate as hot-headed as his sister? Apparently! Izzy can SEE That he is still as cool as ever tho godd okay I’ll stop talking. More of these monster prompts, sent by @dystant37. Thank you!!

This took me a bit because I wasn’t sure how I wanted to draw Nate’s hair,, but I was determined to get it eventually. ANd I’m really happy with it!

“So Goth, I Was BORN Black”

How Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Spearheaded the Goth Music Movement

In the recording studios of OKeh, a man, simply named Jay, walked in with a team of musicians, with the intention to record a heart-wrenching love ballad, filled with mourning. What resulted however, would shake up the music industry forever. Just after Halloween, the chill of one drunken, November evening in 1956 brought us one of the most iconic, perplexing, and somewhat horrifying pieces of music ever recorded. This was how “I Put A Spell On You” was born.

Prior to the inception of the 50s classic, Hollywood was already being re-infected by the Horror bug. The invention of Vampira, the popularity of American actor Vincent Price, and the rise of B-movie Horror flicks cemented a public love for the macabre, as established in the 30s, with Universal Studios’ Dracula, and Frankenstein. Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff were monster legends on the silver screen. Vampira, the queen of the television screen. But no one was making waves in the music scene to inject this beloved aesthetic into sound. How Jay Hawkins’ “Spell” was born was a complete accident, but those around him knew they had something special on their hands, from the moment they heard Hawkins’ vocal delivery.

The rare, original recording of “I Put a Spell on You” (now available on YouTube), was a simple, sad blues tune, that may or may not have entered the public’s consciousness had it been released as is. This version was recorded for Grand Records, in late 1955. Nearly a year passes, and Jay chooses to re-record it for OKeh Records, this time with producer Arnold Maxin on board. The story goes, Maxin brought in food and drink (plenty of drink) for Jay and his musicians, turning the session into an evening of inebriated music making.

“[The producer] brought in ribs and chicken and got everybody drunk, and we came out with this weird version … I don’t even remember making the record. Before, I was just a normal blues singer. I was just Jay Hawkins. It all sort of just fell in place. I found out I could do more destroying a song and screaming it to death.” -Screamin’ Jay Hawkins

Thus, the “Spell” was complete, and in November of 1956, OKeh Records released “I Put a Spell on You”, under his new artist name, “Screamin’” Jay Hawkins. No records prior bear the moniker “Screamin’” in front of his name (see: Discogs).

Alan Freed, a Cleveland disc jockey, approached Hawkins about playing up his image, to draw the most out of this newfound success, including the wild idea of rising up out of a coffin for one of his performances. The rest, as they say, was history. Combining the aesthetic of Vincent Price (and coincidently his mustache), and an aura of Haitian voodooism, his act was born. He became the subject of mass media attention in the 50s, side by side with the best of the Horror scene. He was one of them; taking the derogatory “spook”, and turning it on its head—reclaimed, and turned into profit.

What Screamin’ Jay Hawkins created is what we now associate today with Shock Rock. The main features being his vocal delivery, his wardrobe, and props used on the stage to give macabre effects. With the 1960s came the first wave of Shock Rockers, directly influenced by the path Hawkins had carved out for them. Screaming Lord Sutch, of out London, used British Horror imagery, such as the legend of Jack the Ripper, to form his artist identity. Arthur Brown, who has covered Hawkins’ hit, wore corpse paint, and wore a flaming helmet upon his head in live performances. The Spiders, Alice Cooper’s original band name (1964-1967), performed with a huge, black spider’s web as their first ever stage prop. In the 70s, The Cramps, notable Gothabilly band, also claimed influence by Hawkins. And with these acts introduce a long line of Goth Rock history, that may not sound alike at times, but all descend from the same tree.

quotes from the music department

*Repeatedly sings part of the music in scat*

“Ben swore to Jesus that if he didn’t help me at the concert he’d do thirty push-ups in front of the entire band, and I’m just as excited for this as you guys are.”

“If it were easy, football players would be doing this”

“We were 4.75 points off of the next band, and I’ll make certain this number will haunt you until next season.”

“Tomorrow’s gonna be a rough week.”

“I’ll just get a golf cart to follow the band in the parade. Maybe one day I’ll play a halftime show in a golf cart, all by myself.”

“No, Danny, you’re not starting a group chat for jazz.”

“Someone made me a 22&½-inch stick to measure steps. Don’t make me use it.”

“Trumpets, raise your right hand, and move it over to the person next to you. You’ll be fingering the notes on their trumpet.” *leans over to woodwinds* “this is gonna be really funny”

“We don’t have Thursday night rehearsal this week, so live the lives you have outside of band. So basically, catch up on homework.”

“Here it is– wait no, that’s 32 pages, that’s not right.”

“Before we step off on Saturday, you need to focus and say the following prayer”

“All the freshmen are on break, none of them are here!” *section leader raises hand* “Adeline’s here” “She’s the only one ADELINE WHY DONT YOU TAKE BREAKS IN THE STANDS”

“I hope this is loud enough, because this is as loud as its gonna get” *glares at the saxophone that forgot the speaker* “He forgot the speaker, my own flesh and blood.”

“As usual, the bassist knows the articulation and rhythms to the saxophone parts better than the saxophones do.”

*beatboxes to metronome*

“I want you to go home, do homework, practice, do more homework, have a milkshake, and practice some more.”

“If you want to annoy the heck out of a musician, play a cadence but leave out the last chord and wait like 20 minutes”

“this passage is called ‘Glendy Burk.’ I went to high school with her, actually.”

“you aren’t feeling well? Drugs?”

“while I was in the middle of complimenting you, you made a mistake”

“that saxophone line was jazzy as hell”

“you just have to play angrier”

“what’s the point if they’re all accented?”

“you squeaked in tune”

“can you take that d?”

“you can play my final pitch”

“imagine brass knuckles, but on a tambourine”

“I had to blow on my tongue”

“Bethany, you’re my number one!”

“the entire band is pianissimo, so play really loud. mezzo piano.”

“go through the head”

“BAD tambourine!!!”

“112 is the American tempo”

“the audience started clapping during the caesura. I didn’t know whether to continue on or leave the stage.”

“Matthew, while you were gone, Ed and I determined that you’re a freeloader”

“you came in early” “I don’t remember”

“did you just compare terrible bass parts to a terrorist attack?”

“Christ, Elizabeth, you’re such a violinist”

“All of our violas are at another rehearsal today, so we’ll begin today’s rehearsal with a prayer as that is the only thing that can save us.”

“We don’t have a spare bass bow to use while Ed’s is being rehaired, so you two are just gonna have to share. Yeah. Sorry about that.”

“Ah, yes, but what baroque style are we talkin’ here”

“It was at that point she handed the first chair violin a viola part. He proceeded to hand it back to her.”

“I went home and cradled that music. I never get original bass parts.”

“She turned the page in her score and forgot to continue conducting. Honestly, I would’ve been less surprised had she thrown her baton into the cello section”

“There are two basses in pit this year, so we’re an actual section, so he can’t just shove us in the corner this year HIGH FIVE”

“Does she really know how to buy a bow? She should make it a field trip so you get the right one.” *swings hands in air super wide* “it has to AGREE and BLEND with the instrument DO YOU SEE”

“When the orchestra director doesn’t know what to do she just asks the second chair. If he’s gone, she waits until a day he attends rehearsal to ask him.”

“Don’t be afraid to play out. Except during rests. Then you should be very afraid.”

“is it ok if I start to cry a little right now?”

“I had anaemia as a kid, and my schoolteacher’s name sounded like ‘anaemia’, so naturally, I hated her”

“she took the pen out of my hand and said, ‘no, Richard, use pencil.’ I was so mad”

“I don’t think it’s a coincidence that there are fewer bassists today and higher rates of suicide, gang violence, school shootings…”

“channel your inner Whitney Houston”

“play quietly, like you’re about to wake a baby. except you’re the baby, because you didn’t practice”

“I have another metronome app now. I collect them.”

“if someone calls my bass a cello one more time I’m gonna lose it”

“at the gig, a drunk guy came up to me, pointed to my harp, and called it a sideways piano”

“I want the space between these notes to be so big you can fit a little drawing of a house, a sun, a tree, and little dog in there.”

“90º angle notes”

“I want the sixteenth notes so sharp they could kill a man”

“turn the soundbox on”

“do you have a fancy phone? the answer is yes, yes you do.”

“I listened to the narration a few times before realising it was in German”

“I’ve got, like, four copies of that piece. the conductor keeps forgetting that I already have it and makes me a new copy.”

“soon I’ll have AIDS. Hearing aids, I mean. I’m old, is what I’m saying”

“more birdlike, turn on roundabout faster”

“kissing from the left is different from kissing from the right. not that I would know. asking for a friend.”

Concert Asks

I saw these on twitter and liked them a lot. I thought they’d make a fun ask game for tumblr! I don’t take credit for these questions.

  1. How many concerts have you been to?
  2. Have you been to any festivals?
  3. Which artist/band have you seen the most live?
  4. First concert you went to?
  5. Last concert you went to?
  6. What is your next concert?
  7. Which artists/bands would you love to see live?
  8. The farthest you’ve traveled to go to a concert?
  9. Best opening act you’ve seen?
  10. Worst opening act you’ve seen?
  11. Have you met any bands/artists at a concert?
  12. What’s one thing you have to bring to a concert?
  13. What’s the most you’ve paid for a ticket?
  14. Best concert you’ve been to?
  15. Worst concert you’ve been to?
  16. Have you been in a social media post an artist posted after a show?
  17. Funniest concert memory?
  18. Do you buy your tickets as soon as they go on sale, after, or the day of?
  19. Have you ever been noticed by an artist at a concert?
  20. Have you met any internet friends at a concert?
  21. Which concert that you’ve been to has had the best stage setup/production?
  22. Have you ever caught a guitar pick, drumstick, got a setlist, etc.?
  23. Favorite concert venue?
  24. Least favorite concert venue?
  25. Which do you prefer: indoor or outdoor concerts?
  26. Which do you prefer: clubs, theaters, arenas, or stadiums?
  27. Have you ever missed school or work to go to a concert?
  28. Have you ever been surprised with tickets from someone?
  29. Who do you enjoy going to concerts with?
  30. General admission or seated concerts?
  31. Have you been to multiple dates for one tour?
  32. Have you been to concerts 2 or more days in a row?
  33. Have you ever received free tickets from a contest or an artist’s crew?
  34. Have you been front row and/or back row for a concert?
  35. Have you ever gotten sick, bruised, or broken a bone after a concert?
  36. Have you ever had surprise guests at a concert you attended?
  37. Did you start listening to an opening act after you saw them in concert?
  38. What’s the latest you’ve got home from a concert?
  39. When is the earliest you’ve arrived to a venue for a concert?
  40. Have you seen your favorite artist in concert?
  41. Longest you’ve waited in line for a concert?
  42. Have you ever attended a concert alone?
  43. What’s the best part of a concert in your opinion?
  44. Have you ever heard/seen an artist soundcheck before their show?
  45. What’s the biggest venue you’ve been to a concert at?
  46. What’s the smallest venue you’ve been to a concert at?
  47. Have you ever had side stage seats?
  48. Which venue have you been to the most concerts at?
  49. Do you post a lot about a concert you’ve attended on social media or very little?
  50. Has a concert or tour you were planning on going to got cancelled?
  51. Have you seen a band in concert before a member left the band / they broke up?
  52. Favorite song you’ve heard live?
  53. Have you ever seen an artist/band play an album in full?
  54. Which artist would you refuse to see in concert?
  55. What’s the craziest thing a fan has done at a concert you’ve been to?
  56. Which venue(s) would you love to go to for a concert?
  57. Have you ever been to a concert at a venue that no longer exists?
  58. Have you ever lost something/got something stolen at a concert?
  59. Have people made fun of you or laughed because of how you were acting at a concert?
  60. Have you ever been kicked out of a concert?
  61. Has an artist thrown or spit water on you?
  62. Have you ever seen a security guard dance to a song at a concert?
  63. Have you seen any acts you don’t like at a concert?
  64. Have you ever passed out or thrown up at a concert?
  65. Have you seen any artists in concerts that you don’t like anymore?
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Klance marching band au where Keith and Lance compete against each other Keith plays the trumpet (because why not) and Lance is on color guard 

They’re also both mutually pining after each other but they don’t know that

  • listening to an owl city or imagine dragons song before learning the lyrics: nice
  • listening to an owl city or imagine dragons song after learning the lyrics: who hurt you

middleschoolhumor  asked:

i love your ocs!! do they all have backstories? :0

Thank you ! Some of them like the sukeban demons I’ve drawn a few times lately don’t really have anything particular related to them but here’s a quick something for the minstrels ! I might make a short comics involving them at some point.