song of le day

Il futuro era bellissimo per noi, ti volevo bene, forse anche di più. Fuoco che non brucia e non si spegne più, ti manco e non lo so, mi manchi e non lo sai..
—  Ermal Meta
Looking for more blogs to follow

Hello there! This is my multifandom-aesthetic blog and it’s pretty much new, so I’d like to find more blogs to follow.

Reblog this if you post any of the following and I’ll try to follow all of you:

-Game of Thrones (extra points if you post Gendry/Arya)

-Supernatural

-Sherlock

-Doctor Who

-Panic! At the Disco

-The Brobecks

-Dallon Weekes in general please I love him so much

-Twenty One Pilots

-Green Day

-Fall Out Boy

-Once Upon a Time

-Marvel (Mostly Young Avengers)

-Hamilton

-Les Misérables 

-Victor Hugo in general

-Shakespeare

-Edgar Allan Poe

-Fire Emblem (any of the games, really)

-The Legend of Zelda

-The Walking Dead

-Z Nation

-Harry Potter

-Any kind of art

I’ll also try to follow for fic recs, depending on the pairings! xx

At the End of the School Day...

At the end of the day you’re another day tireder,
And the Redbull can no longer keep you awake,
And the geniuses hurry past,
They don’t hear your brain slowly dying,
And exams are coming on fast, ready to kill,
One day nearer to a lie in.

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At first it is strange. I am used to keeping him from her, to hoarding him for myself. But the memories well up like springwater, faster than I can hold them back. They do not come as words, but like dreams, rising as scent from the rain-wet earth. This, I say. This and this. The way his hair looked in summer sun. His face when he ran. His eyes, solemn as an owl at lessons. This and this and this. So many moments of happiness, crowding forward.

Please forgive any historical inaccuracies it’s 7am and I haven’t slept and also I had to look up what a lyre was when I started reading this gutpunch of a book last night.

Quando un giorno guarderai le tue ferite capirai che non è stato un errore fidarti
di chi ti teneva per mano 
e capirai che qualcosa è cambiato ,
non darai più colpe al mondo e ridarai
un senso nuovo al tuo volto…
Ricorderai l'amore." 
—  Marco Mengoni - Ricorderai l'amore.
- @ragazzaincompresaesola
Le 14 Juillet (AKA, not “Bastille Day)

On the 14th of July 1789, in the midst of the French Revolution (also refered to by the same name in French, even though we had quite a few of those), rioters attacked the Bastille prison and freed the (7) prisoners that were inside. That prison was a relique of the Ancient Regime, that ended officially thee years later with the 1st Republic (September 21th 1792).

Basically, the French Revolution was a very complex period, in which many many things happened, not that historians really agree on what happened exactly (each carrying their own political views and agenda, including me).

In France, this period marks the beginning of the contemporary period (after antiquity, middle-age & modern times) in history, it was a rich period in terms of political, economical, cultural, scientific, social progress.

What we call “La prise de la Bastille” (the Storming of the Bastille) became a symbol, but the event in itself isn’t the most significant, by far.

For example, women walked on Versailles demanding bread, but really, riots broke out everywhere, we had lots of beheading (including Louis the 16th’s who was the king back then), let’s not forget the Reign of Terror, that was fun. The most significant event in my opinion was probably the Abolition of the Privileges (August 4th 1789).

A year after the Storming of the Bastille, on July 14th 1790, there was a celebration, called la Fête de la Fédération, meant to emphasize the importance of citizenship, of civil value, now that royalty & religion were no longer there for the people to put their faith and trust in (more or less).

In 1880, the 14th of July was officially adopted as the annual national holiday, meant as a military event. To this day, people still argue over which day our National Holiday is supposed to be referring to.

Bottom line, it’s supposed to be a symbol of citizenship & freedom and a reminder of the past. Our 19th century was full of revolutions and we had many uprisings before that (les Révoltes paysannes AKA Jacqueries).

One of those revolutions was used to plant the scene to Victor Hugo’s Misérables (June 1832).

To this day, we are known as the country of strikes, social rights (& laziness apparently?) and our history is filled with riots, uprising, demonstrations, protests, strikes.

This history is kept alive, partly with songs, only one of which can be found in Les Misérables… and was cut in the movie. It’s called la Faute à Voltaire, sung by Gavroche.

Here is a list of proeminent revolutionnary songs, with links to good audio versions with lyrics on youtube:

La carmagnole (1792) : The part everyone knows is about Marie-Antoinette: “Madam’ Veto (Marie-Antoinette) promessed to slaughter all Paris, but she missed her shot, thanks to our gunners. Let’s dance the carmagnole, hail the sound of gun barrel”.

La Marseillaise (1792) : The national hymn, the long version has 8 verses.

Ah ! ça ira, ça ira, ça ira (1790) : A very famous song sung during the revolution, the lyrics literally say “We will hang the aristocrats”.

Le chant des cerises (1867) : A beautiful song strongly associated with the Paris Commune (1871). It’s still sung by new artists or during demos to this day.

La semaine sanglante (1871) : At the end of the Paris Commune, over 30 000 people were slaughtered in a week (the story goes they killed everyone they came across in the street that had gunpower on them, so basically everyone), over a thousand people were sent to trial, many of which ended up in forced labor in Cayenne often to die there. The song has seven verse, one for each day of the week of the massacre, describing life after the Commune. Still sung in the face of police violence during protests.

La chanson du Père Duschène (1892) : An anti-clerical anarchist song, sung by Ravachol as he went to his execution. The song advises “if you want to be happy, in the name of god, hang your landlord”.

Les enfants de Cayenne (1900-ish) : The most emblamatic song against the police & prison. It was dug up by punks musicians about 30 years ago, so I don’t have a nice version to share. The lyrics go “Death to prison guards, death to cops”. But not as nicely.

La chanson de Craonne (1917) : A beautiful song sung by the mutineers of le Chemin des Dames during WWI, they were sent to slaughter, at some point they refused to go on. It’s heart-breaking, the lyrics go : “Good-bye life, good-bye love, good-bye to all women, it’s over, over forever, this atrocious war”.

La Butte Rouge (1925) : Another song against war (in general, but it highly refers to WWI). It’s about a place (a hill) where soldiers where killed, but time passed, people forgot what happened there and moved on, while the singer will never forget.

Le Chant des partisans (1941) : The hymn of the French Resistance during WWII, literally the rallying song. Everyone knows it, it’s sung at memorials every year, also sometimes during demonstrations, kids learn it at school : “We are the one who break the bars of our brother’s prisons”.

Le Chant des Marais (1933) : Originally sung in German, wrote & sung by prisoners in concentration camps. It’s also one of the most well-known songs about WWII, sung at every memorials, many learn it at school. It’s sad and beautiful. There is also an English version, though the lyrics aren’t exactly the same (x).

I might do a follow-up with more songs, either old or more recent, if anyone is interested.

“I had a dream my life would be
So different from this hell I’m living
So different now from what it seemed
Now life has killed the dream
I dreamed”

–I Dreamed a Dream, Les Misérables

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[whispers] i feel bad for drawing this everyone please HUG HER

i was tagged by my lovely girlfriend @asgardianrugbyteam

*rules: you can tell a lot about a person by what’s in their playlist. put your music on shuffle and write down the first ten songs. tag ten other people*

12 - the 1975
one day more - les misérables - london cast
therapy - all time low
taxi cab - twenty one pilots
cloud - sia
unsere fans (our fans) - kraftklub
ode to sleep - twenty one pilots
time to dance - panic! at the disco
burn the pages - sia
mein herz brennt (my heart burns) - stonedeafproduction

tagging(you don’t have to do this, as usually) : @highwarlockofphilly @litterlylittlefangirl @prayforjensen @wowos @lennyways *squints* yeah that’s about ten

French Revolution music masterpost!

“The enthusiasm animating Republican people at the moment of their [military and civil] success inspired her poets and musicians.  Compositions of an absolutely new character were heard, among which [Mehul’s] Le chant du depart was chosen by the French soldier and consecrated by his valor….Such was our national music, energetic and unimpaired…”  ~F.J. Gossec~

POPULAR SONGS:

La Marseillaise (Rouget de Lisle):

choral version

Edith Piaf

Hector Berlioz

Vendée version

Le Chant du départ (Méhul): 

full ensemble version

folk tune/military version

really bad Kidz Bop version

La Carmagnole: 

choral version

folk tune version

Ah!  Ça ira! (Air du carillon national par Bécourt):

traditional version

Edith Piaf

awesome blend of La Carmagnole and Ah! Ça ira!


OBSCURE FOLK TUNES AND PATRIOTIC SONGS (THESE WILL BE STUCK IN YOUR HEAD ALL DAY):

Le 14 de juillet (la bonne aventure)

Vive Louis XVI! (1789)

Complainte de Louis XVI aux Français (1793)

Chant du 9 Thermidor

Hymne pour l’inauguration d’un temple à la Liberté

Le salpêtre republicain (1794)

Le Bonnet de la Liberté (1793)

La mort de Louis Capet (1793)

Poursuite et la retour de la famille ci-devant royale (1791)

Ode sur les 2 jeunes héros Bara et Viala (1794)

première comparution de Louis Capet (1792)

Veillons au salut de l’Empire (1791)

Les lunaisiens (anonymous)

Hymne à la liberté

Suite d’airs révolutionnaires


LARGE ENSEMBLE WORKS (SOME OF WHICH ARE REALLY FUCKING LONG):

Hymne à l’Être Supreme (Gossec)

Peuple, eveille-toi! (Hymn on the transference of Voltaire’s remains to the Panthéon - Gossec)

La bataille de Fleurus (Catel)

L’Offrande à la liberté (Gossec)

Hymne à la victoire (Cherubini)

Le réveil du peuple (Gaveaux)

mix of different orchestral works

Le triomphe de la République ou le camp de Grand Pré (Gossec):

Overture: I. Allegro molto

Overture: II. Allegro moderato

Overture: III. March: Grave

Scene 1: God of the people and of kings

Scene 1: Taste, Republicans, the sweetness of the truce

Scene 1: Sun, passing overhead on your habitual course

Scene 2: Citizens, who with ardent courage…

Scene 2: You gentle young ladies and all you young men

Scene 2: Village dance: The citizens of these shady groves

Scene 3: The trumpet has sounded; you are called to arms

Scene 3: Farewell our children and parents

Scene 4: In our youth

Scene 5: Let’s begin our celebrations

Scene 5: Take up your songs, begin the dance again

Scene 5: And at last, on the ill-fated plains

Scene 5: Essential birthright of mankind

Scene 6: New Republicans whose voices entreat me

Scene 6: Long live, long live Liberty!

Scene 6: Entry of people of various nations

Scene 6: The English, the Swiss etc

Scene 6: Dance: What of the intrepid fervor

Scene 6: Pas de deux: Air for the Poles

Scene 6: Anglaise or Bostonienne

Scene 6: Air for the Swiss: Le Ranz des Vaches

Scene 6: Grivois

Scene 6: Valsque

Scene 6: Air for the Africans

Scene 6: Air for the Savoisiens

Scene 6: Vielle

Scene 6: Contredanse finale: Allegretto


Happy listening!  And feel free to add to the list if you find any more!