playing the saxophone

ID #68072

Name: Lena
Age: 16
Country: Belgium

Hello!

My name is Lena and I was born in Brussels. I’m an introverted and shy person and I enjoy the company of myself and a good book. You can describe me as an organised mess.

I play the flute and the saxophone and like writing. That’s why it is one of my ambitions to write a book once. Dutch (Flemish) is my motherlanguage, but I also speak French and English. I would like to learn Spanish or Italian.

I am a huge Harry Potter fan, but I also like Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Marvel and Disney. Although that doesn’t really matter, but I do enjoy talking about it.

One of my biggest dreams is to explore the world. I adore travelling! Maybe that’s one of the reasons why I’m looking for a penpal. I would love to get to know more about other countries and cultures!

Preferences: Age doesn’t matter for me, country neither. I prefer mail, but later we can snailmail too.

If y'all ever want to learn an instrument just so you can be a meme, do it. Our church drummer learned how to play Careless Whisper on the saxophone as a sophomore in high school and ended up sounding really off key at times but it was peak comedy

So please, by all means, take a recorder and play John Cena’s theme, pick up a guitar and say “here’s wonderwall”, play anything on a kazoo. Kazoos are the ultimate meme instrument. Have fun!

i just sat down with myself and thought critically for like a solid three minutes about whether i would be capable of having sex with satan’s saxophones playing in the background

What TV writers think is good LGBT representation: *protagonist teary eyed* My attraction to the same gender is so painful I wish I did not feel this way…but alas it’s my burden to bear. Also I have dated both men and women but I don’t like labels. *dies*
What is actually good LGBT representation: *protagonist wearing sunglasses playing the saxophone in front of a giant bisexual flag* How am I doing? Well I’m just getting BI!!! Haha get it?? Because I like both men and women so I’m bisexual. 

Eurovision 2K17: Graham Norton's Best Bits

“It’s a grey, damp night outside so there’s a faint smell of wet dog in the arena.”

“So, the theme this year is celebrating diversity, so let’s see who they’ve got to host… Oh, it’s three white men. Well done.”

“I can’t mock the jacket because… I’ve worn worse.”

“Timur is a personality powerhouse.”

“They’re excellent at speaking at the same time, they’ve cracked that.”

“Her brother will be fiddling with her on stage tonight.”

“Nathan Trent is actually his stage name. His real name is… Very difficult.”

“If you think my job’s hard, check out the guy pretending to play the saxophone for three minutes.”

“I should tell you, the Union Jack just fell off the wall in the commentary room. Hope it’s not an omen.”

“Nothing’s gone wrong. This was planned.”

“By the way, don’t worry, he hasn’t bought his mother’s ashes onstage with him. It’s actually a mini milk churn, which- who knew- could double as a musical instrument. Well, I say musical.”

“By the way, there hasn’t been a stage invasion. The woman is a professionally trained dancer. She is meant to be there.”

“The dancer trying to hide there. Who can blame her?”

“Inside that gorilla is Italy’s leading choreographer.”

“If you’re going to dress someone as a gorilla, at least get a decent costume. It looks like two carseat covers sewn together.”

“She was born and raised there (Australia). Moved to Denmark… Suspiciously recently.”

“There is so much love in this room.”
“Not for you, Alex.”

“Stop.”

“And you keep thinking, ‘oh, this will make sense in a moment’ and… No…”

“She very kindly gave us some promotional chalk. I’ll be taking that home.”

“Ironically, for a man singing a song called ‘My Friend’, he doesn’t seem to have any.”

“Song 14 is Australia. Let’s not get into it.”

“My only piece of advice would be don’t start looking at his eyebrows unless you don’t want to stop”

"Does he advertise car insurance?”

“It’s got lots of things euro fans will enjoy: a beautiful woman, a stonking disco beat, and two half-naked men splashing around in a paddling pool.”

“Ooo. Some dodgy notes in there. I wonder if something’s gone wrong technically… Or maybe he’s just not great.”

“He wasn’t supposed to be singing but he stepped into the breach when the original singer… Came to his senses.”

“Comedy alert, ladies and gentleman.”

“Now… If I say this song is rap meets yodelling…”

“She claims to be the only yodeller in Romania. Probably because the others don’t talk about it. It’s the first rule of Yodel Club.”

“She splits her time between Berlin and London, so if you think you know her, you’ve probably seen her waiting for a bus or something.”

“Eurovision fans know it’s a long wait for the competition.” “A year. It’s a year, Timur.”

“The next thing you’ll ask is… How can three minutes be this long?”

“I just hope she enjoys it (performing) a bit more than she appears to.”

“This boy is a boy.”

“He’s literally just turned 17. He was born in this century.”

“We’ve done it, ladies and gentleman. This is song 26.”

“Terrific graphics, though. Mind you, if we’re looking at the graphics, something’s gone terribly wrong, hasn’t it.”

“Verka and her mother. I think it’s the same mother she had in 2008, we can’t be sure.”

“She (Verka) has already started drinking tonight.”
“Oh, I can believe that.”

“If zombies did aerobics, it’d look a bit like this.”

“Two hundred million people… Are watching this.”

“This is quite torturous. A very long minute.”

*gasp* “I smell charisma.”

“I shared a urinal with John Ola Sand earlier. I didn’t talk to him…. Thought best not to.”

“Look at us, on the left hand side of the scoreboard.”

“Do you think she gave the other half of her jacket to the man from Croatia?”

“This is like an international version of First Dates.”

“They’re like the muppets with accents.”

Graham Norton's best eurovision salt 2k17 (so far)

- “Ironically enough for a man singing a song called "My Friend”, he doesn’t seem to have any.“

- *Presenters walk out* "Oh, just as we were enjoying ourselves.”

- “Technical errors? or maybe he’s just not that great.”

- (Presenter: “I know what you’re thinking.”) “No, you don’t.”

- (Presenter: “There’s so much love in this room tonight!”) “Not for you.”

- “If you think my job’s easy, just wait until you see the guy pretending to play the saxophone for three minutes.”

this year is the year the essence of Eurovision returned, fake saxophone playing whilst simultaneously doing the running man, blokes stood on ladders in a horses head, rap yodelling, a man doing a duet with himself, thank u eurovision powers that be for bringing back the weird

Dear kids that are starting band for the first time.

Instruments don’t have gender. If you are a boy and you want to play flute. Do it. If you are a girl and you want to play tuba. Do it. No one can tell you that since you are a boy you have to play saxophone, trumpet or another instrument like that. Or since you are a girl you have to play flute, clarinet or some instrument like that. Play whatever you want to. No one can tell you other wise.

Band instruments as things I've heard them say
  • Piccolo: .... (I don't think I've ever heard them speak. Thinks they're better than everyone and doesn't talk to other band kids)
  • Flute: guess what 'band director' said about 'piccolo'
  • Oboe: *quietly playing a solo, very concentrated*
  • Bassoon: *squeak*
  • Clarinet: we're gonna play those two notes ff instead of p so it sounds like 'DOOT DOOT' wanna help
  • Bass clarinet: I don't think I play here
  • Alto saxophone: I can fit my whole mouthpiece down my throat I'll show you
  • Tenor saxophone: we either play 4 half notes the entire song...or constant 32nd notes....I don't understand
  • Bari saxophone: so do I do sectionals with the trombones, or...?
  • Trombones: *screams into instrument*
  • Tuba: why am I even here
  • French horn: (secluded, doesn't speak much. Very put together. Know what they're doing)
  • Trumpet: *clearly plays wrong note* that wasn't me
  • Percussion: *screaming* RATCHET SUPREMACY
  • some tv show writer: this character hooks up with both men and women, and, if asked about their orientation, will always say that they "don't like labels"
  • rachel bloom, an intellectual: ...anyway, this is darryl whitefeather, a bisexual man who calls himself bisexual many times and comes out in a musical number called "getting bi" and plays the saxophone in front of the bi pride flag and has a boyfriend that helps him realize his orientation and the boyfriend, his friends, and his daughter instantly accept him exactly as he is

frank iero learned to play the harp just so he could play the intro to disenchanted when will ur fav ever learn to play a whole new instrument just for one song

The signs as Graham Norton quotes from Eurovision 2017
  • <p> <b>Aries:</b> I wonder if something was wrong technically. Of if he's just not great<p/><b>Taurus:</b> It gets quite good *host appears* oh not this bit<p/><b>Gemini:</b> If you think my job's easy, just wait till you see the guy pretending to play the saxophone for 3 minutes<p/><b>Cancer:</b> If Zombies did aerobics, it would look a bit like this<p/><b>Leo:</b> She claims she's the only yodeller in Romania. Maybe that's because the others don't talk about it... It's probably the first rule of yodel club<p/><b>Virgo:</b> (there's so much love in this room) NOT FOR YOU ALEX<p/><b>Libra:</b> (now it's time to say goodbye) -goodbye.<p/><b>Scorpio:</b> Is he going to die?<p/><b>Sagittarius:</b> (greetings from Denmark, where I am) We believe you<p/><b>Capricorn:</b> That boy is a boy<p/><b>Aquarius:</b> Really? That's the best part of Tallinn they could find? Oh, wait they gave us six points? I take it all back, Tallinn looks lovely<p/><b>Pisces:</b> *silence* sniggering<p/></p>
the signs as things graham norton said in eurovision 2017
  • aries: “rapping and yodelling… you’d think it was, well… awful but its, well, surprisingly not”
  • taurus: “they automatically get into the final which is lucky in their case”
  • gemini: ironically enough for a man singing a song called “my friend”, he doesn’t seem to have any.“
  • cancer: “im just glad its over”
  • leo: "look at those eyebrows"
  • virgo: “lots of things eurovisions fans will like: a beautiful singer, a disco beat… and 2 naked men splashing around in a paddling pool”
  • libra: “So the theme this year is celebrating diversity, so let’s see who they’ve got to host… Oh, it’s three white men… Well done.”
  • scorpio: “And you keep thinking, oh this will make sense in a moment…and no…”
  • sagittarius: “[something insulting about france]”
  • capricorn: “if you think my job’s hard, check out the guy pretending to play the saxophone for three minutes”
  • aquarius: "already she's better than the hosts"
  • pisces: "technical errors? or maybe he’s just not that great.”