shorter songs


On this day in music history: March 22, 1974 - “Apostrophe (‘)”, the eighteenth album by Frank Zappa is released. Produced by Frank Zappa, it is recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, Bolic Sound, Inglewood, CA and Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA from Mid 1969 - Early 1974. The album is the follow up to the prolific guitarist and songwriter’s commercial breakthrough “Over-Nite Sensation”, featuring shorter, more tightly structured songs tinged with Zappa’s trademark humor. Like many Zappa projects, the material is culled from a number of different sources recorded at various times over a five year period, though the main sessions take place from mid 1973 to early 1974. Featuring his main band of the period that includes George Duke (keyboards), Ruth Underwood (percussion), Napoleon Murphy Brock (saxophone, vocals), and Ralph Humphrey (drums), it also features a number of guest musicians including Tina Turner and The Ikettes (background vocals), Jack Bruce (bass), Jim Gordon (drums), Jean-Luc Ponty (violin), Don “Sugarcane” Harris (violin) and John Guerin (drums). The album includes the classics “Don’t Eat The Yellow Snow”, and “Nanook Rubs It”, and becomes Zappa’s best selling album to date. Originally released on CD in 1995, it is remastered and reissued on CD in 2012, and as a 180 gram vinyl LP in 2014. In 2016, The Zappa Family Trust releases “The Crux Of The Biscuit”, an album comprised of alternate mixes, alternate takes and live versions of tracks from the album, including one track that first surfaced on the posthumous triple album set “Läther” in 1996. “Apostrophe (‘)” peaks at number ten on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.


Here is a question I have. See, we never see Victor’s final pose for his Free Skate, Stammi Vicino. Since Yuri does a perfect copy, we know what it looks like, but not what Victor’s expression was. It’s a very lonely kind of ending pose, arms wrapped around himself, looking beseechingly up into the sky. Lots of people have talked about how the Aria is all about that cripplingly lack of love.

(Whoever drew Yuri in this frame, ten thumbs up, the right hand behind his back, his smile, ;u;)

My follow-up questions is: what did the ending of the pair skate look like??? The routine has obviously changed a lot as Victor and Yuri skate together and the Duet is also shorter! The song is almost twice the length of the animated sequence (a whole ‘nother minute), although the animated sequence does end at the melodic climax. It has very delicate ending unlike the super intense Aria high note. The combination spin and big finish pose that was in the Aria seems totally unsuitable for the duet!

Maybe we’ll find out when we get those choreography videos in the DVDs?? I’m simply dying of curiosity, haha! 


in other news heres this

anyway im just gonna go ahead and go back to doing what im supposed to be doing, i just wanted to get this outta my system for now. will continue later


here’s a shorter version of the song with an image of neil gaiman’s death :) 

but the above (longer) version with Theresa Davis’ poem included is better. mmmmhm. 


Just a little bit more to get me through this.


“Haru. I love you. That’s all. I just… really, really love you. -Makoto”

Another fanmix for Heart’s Departure by tothemoon


Back to Me - The All-American Rejects // Heartbeats - José González // The Scientist - Coldplay // Heart Like Yours - Willamette Stone // Last Night On Earth - Green Day // All I Want - Kodaline // Everything’s Alright - Laura Shigihara // Such Great Heights - Iron & Wine // Promise - Ben Howard // To the Moon (Piano) [Ending Version] - Kan Gao


okay I forgot to tell u guys this but I was doing some research abt blurryface and I found something kinda interesting

according to Wikipedia, the albums gonna be 40 minutes long, which seems like a really short amount of time for 14 songs right?? and then if we factor in that fairly local is around 3:30, and goner (if they use the original version) is around 2 minutes that gives us around 35 minutes for the remaining 12 songs, which is less than 3 minutes per song. on all of tøps past albums they’ve had songs up to around 5 minutes and truce is the only song shorter than 3 minutes, so theres gonna have to be some super short songs on there

ik this is a lil confusing but the point im getting at here is- what if we get some “look alive, sunshine” style messages from blurryface??