Time to hit the dance floor because “Cheap Thrills” is officially the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 aka the biggest song in America!! HUGE thank you goes out to everyone who’s streamed it, bought it, and requested it on your local radio stations.
To celebrate, how about two BIG pieces of news about the Nostalgic For The Present Tour??
1. If you’re planning on going, you’re in for a treat because Maddie Ziegler is joining the tour! She’ll be dancing alongside Sia each night. So if you don’t have tickets yet, make sure to get them below!
2. Even more good news for those of you in New York… the tour will be making a stop in Brooklyn on October 25th at the one and only Barclays Center! The pre-sale for this show starts tomorrow at 10am EST. Sign up to Sia’s mailing list in the next hour to get the pre-sale code sent to you. General on sale kicks off this Friday, July 29th, at 10am EST.
SIA’S NOSTALGIC FOR THE PRESENT TOUR WITH MIGUEL AND ALUNAGEORGE
September 29 - Seattle, WA @ KeyArena (Tickets) October 1 - Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena (Tickets) October 4 - Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena (Tickets) October 5 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena (Tickets) October 7 - Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay (Tickets) October 8 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (Tickets) October 9 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl (Tickets) October 13 - Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center (Tickets) October 15 - Auburn Hills, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills (Tickets) October 16 - Chicago, IL @ United Center (Tickets) October 18 - Boston, MA @ TD Garden (Tickets) October 19 - Washington, DC @ Verizon Center (Tickets) October 21 - Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center (Tickets) October 22 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre (Tickets) October 23 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre (Tickets) October 25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center (Tickets) October 26 - Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena (Tickets) October 29 - Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center (Tickets) October 30 - Orlando, FL @ Amway Center (Tickets) November 1 - Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena (Tickets) November 3 - New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center (Tickets) November 4 - Houston, TX @ Toyota Center (Tickets) November 6 - Austin, TX @ Frank Erwin Center (Tickets)
@justanotherdrarryblog - Thank you for being patient and waiting a couple of extra days for your birthday present, I hope you had a lovely day!!
For your gift, I decided to write the third and final (DEFINITELY final this time lol) installment of the Falling Series, i.e., my Chubby!Draco feels fest. Since you were one of its biggest cheerleaders, and came up with the central plot for the second part, it seemed too good to not write the last just bit for you!
If people missed them, you can find the first two installments here:
The final part is unexpectedly long at 19.8K! And the last third of it is basically smut, but, like, the fluffiest smut ever. I heard people wanted more Praise Kink and that is soooo my jam, so I sort of took that idea and ran with it, as it had already started to go that way in the last fic anyway :)
Of all the things Harry had lacked during
his childhood, books, funnily enough, had not been one of them. Anyone clueless enough to buy Dudley Dursley
anything to read were probably unaware that such a gift would be treated with
the uttermost contempt and derision, before being unceremoniously thrown into
the second bedroom with all the other discarded and broken possessions to be
To Harry, this abandoned library was one of
his only joys in the sparse moments he was allowed to indulge in any time alone
to himself. When not being bullied into
cleaning the toilets by his aunt, or chased around alleyways by Dudley and his
gang, there were sometimes a precious hour or two where he could lose himself
in a faraway land, leaving all his troubles behind, for just a while,
Now though, as he stared over the lush green
vista of ‘deepest, darkest Peru’, he found he didn’t need any help leaving his
troubles behind. Because just then, it
seemed like all his troubles had melted far away all by themselves.
“What are you doing?” Draco asked fondly,
coming up behind him and snaking his arms around his waist.
“Looking for a talking teddy bear in a rain
mac,” Harry replied glibly, then turned to kiss his boyfriend’s confused face.
“I think you’ve lost the plot,” Draco said,
but he grinned and allowed himself to be kissed properly nonetheless.
Harry pulled away after a time and brushed
Draco’s damp blond hair back. “How’s the
collection going?” he asked, indicating the staked pyramid of jars on the
forest floor, all filled with different kinds of samples.
Draco nodded. “Excellent, I think I’m finally done.”
Harry though wasn’t convinced. “This is our last day,” he said, indicating
the jungle that currently enveloped them.
“Are you sure you don’t want to try one more site?”
“What I want,” Draco growled, hugging him
close and kissing his neck so Harry shivered.
“Is to take you back to the lodge and enjoy our final night on holiday. You’ve put up with me rummaging around for
fungus and bark for a week now, I think you deserve a reward.”
Harry’s skin, already flush and sweaty from
the humidity and blazing sunshine, lit up with a whole different kind of
warmth. “It’s important,” he managed to
mumble through his grin. “You need supplies
for your research, I haven’t minded tagging along – I mean, look at this place,
Unlike Draco, Harry had never set foot
outside the UK until last week. So when
Draco had eventually plucked up the courage to invite Harry along on his
research trip after graduation, he had jumped at the chance, and he had to
admit he had not been disappointed at all with their South American
adventure. It was true, most of the days
he had spent following Draco around various hotspots in the Amazonian
rainforest on the hunt for several key ingredients that he hoped would impress
prospective employers when he made his potion-maker applications. But Harry had got to sunbathe with a number
of books to read, and in one location there had even been some ancient ruins to
explore that had delighted him no end.
Even if Draco had seen this as some sort of
hardship though, Harry had got him all to himself every evening, when they had
apparated to various towns to see the sights and eat in all kinds of different
restaurants. They still had to be
reasonably careful in public so as not to draw any kind of unwanted attention
for being two men together, but at least here on the other side of the world no
one so far had recognised them. No one had shouted their names out in the
street or felt they could come over and start talking to them as if they wanted
nothing more than to hear the opinions of complete strangers. The anonymity had been wonderful, and Harry
was already feeling apprehensive about heading back to England the next day.
Draco rolled his eyes in response to his
deflection and rocked them back and forth.
“You’re incredible,” he said
pointedly. “And I don’t care if you
think it was no big deal to hang around while I did my thing, I think it was a
huge deal, so I would like to take you home now and say thank you.”
Harry smiled and squeezed Draco’s arse
cheeks fondly. “Do you want to go
somewhere nice for dinner first?” he asked, thinking of a couple of places he’d
spotted throughout the week. But Draco
shook his head.
“I organised some food to be dropped off at
the lodge. I’m going to cook for you and
I’m not going to worry about trying to keep my hands off you because there
won’t be a soul around for miles. In
fact,” he added wickedly with a flick of an eyebrow. “I might insist that clothes are strictly
optional as of…” He glanced at his watch. “Now.
How does that sound?”
Harry smirked, his whole body tingling. “That sounds delicious,” he said.
siathisisacting “Cheap Thrills” is the #1 song on the @Billboard Hot 100 aka the biggest song in America, @MaddieZiegler
is joining the Nostalgic For The Present Tour, AND a show is getting
added in Brooklyn on October 25th at the one and only Barclays Center!
Pre-sale starts tomorrow, get all the details on siamusic.net
OMG AM SO EXCITED MADDIE IS JOINING SIA ON TOUR, this will be a super amazing opportunity for my baby OMG
Is it okay if I ask for a scenario where Present Mic loves making his s/o laugh because he thinks it's cute?
Of course it is =) I hope I could do your request justice ^_^
as he hugs his partner and peppers some kisses along their cheeks, feeling them
smile against his jaw. They chuckle softly when he holds them closer and gently
tickles their sides.
Mic happy to hear them laugh and he thinks the sound of their laughter is
incredibly cute. His partner snorts a slightly when he slowly twirls them a
you in such a good mood?” They ask when they see his wide smile.
“You.” He says
simply and sees the happy expression crossing their face. Then he leans forward and gives them an Eskimo
kiss, causing them to laugh quietly.
moment, he hums a catchy and ridiculous tune, causing them to laugh more.
Breaking out into dramatic and overly romantic singing, he makes sure his voice
and words are causing his partner’s laugher to grow, as they shake their head
and allow him to lead them in a small dance around the living room.
silly.” They say with a grin and he kisses their nose.
is beautiful”, he says when they slowed their dancing down to a close and warm
hug, both still with smiles on their faces.
On this day in music history: July 25, 1966 - “Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil ‘66”, the debut album by Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66 is released. Produced by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, it is recorded at Sunset Sound Recorders in Hollywood, CA from May - June 1966. Having originally set his sights on becoming a classical pianist, musician Sergio Mendes begins playing jazz in nightclubs in and around Rio De Janeiro in the late 50’s. While playing these clubs, Mendes meets Antônio Carlos Jobim, regarded by many as one of the fathers of bossa nova. Jobim takes the young musician under his wing. Soon after, Mendes travels to the US in 1962 to play with American jazz musicians and further his own career. After meeting his future attorney and manager Richard Adler, Sergio forms Brasil '65, recording three albums for Atlantic and one for Capitol, all sell poorly. Adler suggests that Mendes put together a new band with two female vocalists singing in both English and Portuguese. While touring in late 1965, Sergio is in Chicago, when he encounters a young singer performing in a coffee house. Lani Hall impresses Mendes so much that he invites her to move to Los Angeles to join his new band, to which she agrees. Soon after, he finds singer Bibi Vogel to sing with Hall, as well as musicians Bob Matthews (bass), José Soares (percussion) and João Palma (drums). The new band dubbed Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66, audition for various labels, and are turned down by all of them. While holding another audition a L.A. recording studio, A&M Records co-founders Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss walk in. Alpert is immediately blown away by the band and offer to sign them. After Atlantic releases Mendes from his contract, Brasil '66 begin recording their first album in the Spring of 1966. With Hall nor Vogel actually able to speak Portuguese, Mendes teaches them how to sing in his native language phonetically. A perfect balance of pop and bossa nova songs by prominent American (Henry Mancini, Norman Gimbel), British songwriters (Lennon-McCartney, Newley & Bricusse) and Brazilian composers like Jobim, Baden Powell and Vinícius de Moraes put to Mendes’ arrangements, it does not take long to find an audience. Led by their cover of Jorge Ben’s infectious “Mas Que Nada” (#47 Pop, #4 AC), they become a worldwide sensation. Like iconic bossa nova albums like Stan Getz’s “Getz/Gilberto”, “Jazz Samba” and Antônio Carlos Jobim’s “The Composer of Desafinado, Plays” before it, “Brasil '66” further popularizes the genre. It is the first of eight best selling albums the band release over the next four and a half years. Originally released on CD in 1989, it is remastered and reissued in 2006. The album is also inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame in 2011. “Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66” peaks at number seven on the Billboard Top 200, number two on the Jazz album chart, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.