I feel like What U Do would be such a good song in concert. I imagine them cutting the music off during the clapping part towards the end of the song & then having the audience repeat it a couple times - a few seconds of everyone singing and clapping together. The whole place filled with a really upbeat, happy vibe.
The concert will make Matthew the world’s youngest ever conductor!
Matthew’s performance will form part of NSO’s ‘Animal Magic!’ show which will also feature Swan Lake by Tchaikovsky and Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev.
Neil Bennison, music programme manager at the Royal Concert Hall, said young conductors like Matthew are rare.
Successful conductors have to be team managers, leaders, motivators and diplomats, and these people skills take time to develop and require a level of maturity that only comes with years of experience.Orchestras can be pretty merciless to conductors for whom they have no respect, so you’d have to be a supremely confident young maestro to win over a lot of hardened professional musicians.
Derek Williams, NSO conductor and Matthew’s music teacher, added:
I spotted Matthew’s musical talent very early on in his musical tuition as I’ve been teaching him violin for five years. There aren’t many children who have the ability to conduct a 75-strong orchestra from memory and it’s a really incredible thing to witness.
Can we be honest for a moment and say that it’s rare to hear anything positive on the news, especially when it comes to black children? Matthew Smith is definitely making history. This young man is talented. I hope he does well and goes far.
WOW so many announcements today!! ٩(๑˃́ꇴ˂̀๑)۶ the concert was Amazing and p3dan + p5dan + pq2!!!! i can’t believe p3 actually got a dance spinoff im so excited to hear the remixes and see everyone is HD!! and pq2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
so here’s to hoping atlus shows our girl ham some love!
I started learning how to draw persona style back around p4dan so I could fake some p3dan art, and now min has an official one and here I am doing it for ham again!! I’ve improved a lot with it since then, so im super happy!!!
another question on my mind: will miku be returning to persona?
just kidding :P but lol srsly i wonder if we’ll end up seeing miku again…
please do NOT re-upload / edit my art (both above) or remove my caption, thanks!!
At 11 o’clock at night, you moved across the train car to sit far too close to two girls about half your age so you could interrupt our conversation to tell us how pretty we are. We said thank you, have a good night, and went back to our conversation.
You interrupted us a second time to say that you didn’t want to bother us, but we needed to hear it, how pretty we are. We said cool, thanks, have a good night, and went back to our conversation.
You interrupted us a third time to say you wouldn’t say anything else, you didn’t want to bother us, you just had to let us know. We said have a good night, and went back to our conversation.
This seemed to perplex you. You came all that way across a train car to bestow upon us this life altering knowledge - the fact we were pretty - and all you got was a polite thank you? You grumbled about gratitude, about how you better not end up on facebook, were we putting you on facebook? Why was my friend looking at her phone? Was she putting you on facebook? All you’d done was tell us we were pretty.
At this point, my friend says, “Sir, we’re trying to have a conversation. Please don’t be disrespectful.”
This was when you got angry. Disrespectful? YOU? For taking the time out of your day to tell us we were pretty? Did we know we were pretty?
“Yes, we knew,” says my friend.
Well, that was the last straw. How dare we know we were pretty! Sure, you were allowed to tell us we were pretty, but we weren’t allowed to think it independently, without your permission! And if we had somehow already known - perhaps some other strange man had informed us earlier in the day - we certainly weren’t allowed to SAY it! Where did we get off, having confidence in ourselves? You wanted us to know we were pretty, sure, but only as a reward for good behavior. We were pretty when you gifted it upon us with your words, and not a moment before! You raged for a minute about how horrible we were for saying we thought we were pretty, how awful we turned out to be.
I took a page out of your book and interrupted you. “Sir, you said you wouldn’t say anything else, and then you kept talking,” I said. “You complimented us, we said thank you, and we don’t owe you anything else. It’s late, you’re a stranger, and I don’t want to talk to you. We’ve tried to disengage multiple times but you keep bothering us.”
At this point, our train pulled into the next stop. My friend suggested we leave, so we got up and went to the door.
Seeing your last chance, you lashed out with the killing blow. “I was wrong!” you shouted at us as we left, “You’re ugly! You’re both REALLY UGLY!”
Fortunately, since our worth as human beings is in no way dependent upon how physically attractive you find us, my friend and I were unharmed and continued on with our night. She walked home; I switched to the next train car and sat down.
So, strange man, I know you’re confused. I don’t know if you’ll think about anything I said to you, but I hope you do learn this: when you give someone something - a gift, a compliment, whatever - with stringent stipulations about how they respond to it, you are not giving anything. You are setting a trap. It is not as nice as you think it is.
But you’ll be happy to know that when I sat down in the next car, a strange man several seats over called, “Hey, pretty girl. Nice guitar. How was your concert?”
“Thanks. Good,” I said, then looked away and put on my headphones, the universal sign for ‘I’d like to be left alone.’
There’s been a mass shooting in Las Vegas and over 50 are dead as of 6:40 a.m.
It dethroned the Pulse attack for the worst mass shooting on American soil.
This is awful.
People who just wanted to have a good time at a concert had their happiness stripped away by a fucking monster.
As a person who lives close to Orlando and was impacted by the Pulse attack, I send my condolences to Las Vegas.
If they are requesting blood donations, please donate!
Over 200+ are injured as of 6:40 a.m. and we need all the supplies we can get!
Update at 9:20 a.m.: Please don’t talk about politics right now (just my opinion).
People are dead and injured and politics is the last thing that should be on someone’s mind. The best thing to do right now is help out and donate.
Update at 9:55: The injured toll has risen to 400+
I’m watching my local news station and they interviewed the suspect’s brother. He doesn’t know why his brother did this. He has a very distraught and traumatized expression.
He stated he had no radical political or religious affiliation and that he was a pretty chill guy.
Update at 10:07: Unfortunately will not be updating any further due to sickness and a headache.
As I said before, I send my condolences to everyone in Las Vegas right now, coming from someone who was personally impacted by the Pulse nightclub shooting. I’m sorry to those who were affected by this traumatizing situation.
I was in high school during the early 90s. It was the height of the grunge era, but me, I spent most of that time obsessed with Queen. I taped the Concert for Life off of MTV in 1992, and spent that summer literally watching at least part of it every single day. George Michael was, without a doubt, the #1 highlight of the whole concert. He did three songs with Queen, culminating in this, a contender for best live musical performance I’ve ever seen, period. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched/listened to this version of the song. Possibly even more than the original Queen version.
George Michael was an absolute pop music superstar.
❛ i don’t know what i’m doing with my life, but i know i’m doing it wrong ❜ ❛ i am so cute and bitter ❜ ❛ my life is one part ‘wait’ and another part ‘what’ ❜ ❛ my #1 talent is saying stupid things to people and immediately regretting it ❜ ❛ i love sleeping to avoid problems ❜ ❛ i hate myself a lot but i get offended when other people do ❜ ❛ i’m hungrier than the neopet i neglected for nine years ❜ ❛ hit me up if you wanna date a piece of shit ❜ ❛ we need some new and more powerful swears ❜ ❛ i get progressively uglier throughout the day ❜ ❛ i’m so miserable, but i laugh at everything ❜ ❛ i need something that is more than coffee, but less than cocaine ❜ ❛ just because you’re trash doesn’t mean you can’t do great things. it’s called garbage can, not garbage cannot. ❜ ❛ 90 out of 10 people agree that math is fucking lame ❜ ❛ if you think i’m ugly now, you should have seen me in 2009 ❜ ❛ 2010 me would literally be terrified of 2016 me and i love it ❜ ❛ i have a rare skin condition called close the fucking blinds ❜ ❛ hey babe, i made you this mixtape for valentines day. i don’t know many love songs, so it’s just uptown funk 18 times in a row. ❜ ❛ there are people who know me in real life who think i’m straight and that’s really funny to me ❜ ❛ i was cursed with expensive taste and a low budget ❜ ❛ yo dude i trusted you wtf the fuck? what the fuck?? what the fuck what the ❜ ❛ open flannel shirts and lingerie are the hottest thing and nobody can convince me otherwise ❜ ❛ i’m the weird dad, wine mom, vodka aunt, and gay emo cousin all in one person ❜ ❛ that awful moment when you wake up ❜ ❛ damn haha i’m going to have to deal with that sooner or later ❜ ❛ are we gonna fucking hold hands tonight or what bitch ❜ ❛ people our age have children what the hell i am a children ❜ ❛ i don’t like your clothes. take them off. ❜ ❛ why am i only motivated to sort my life out at 4 am? ❜ ❛ after i die, i’ll probably still complain ❜ ❛ people are so petty and then here i am, me, an angel ❜ ❛ if i don’t insult you daily, it means i don’t like you ❜ ❛ do something with your life that would make a 1950s straight white man angry ❜ ❛ i need to get laid… to rest. put me in a coffin. let my soul ascend. ❜ ❛ i’m trying to be a better person, but some people are testing me ❜ ❛ i’m overstressed and underfucked ❜ ❛ i can’t wait to be a piece of shit with a bachelors degree ❜ ❛ my emo phase never went away, it just aged like fine wine ❜ ❛ my whole life consists of wondering whether or not to make the bitchy comment ❜ ❛ i don’t have time for people who don’t believe in aliens ❜ ❛ the lack of cuddling i am experiencing right now is upsetting ❜ ❛ why do good concert tickets happen to bad people ❜ ❛ i can’t play hard to get i’m already hard to want ❜ ❛ i’m still pissed off about growing up ❜ ❛ if you listen carefully, you can hear me whisper ‘shut the fuck up’ at least once every five minutes ❜ ❛ when i die i want my heart donated to NASA so they can finally see what a black hole looks like up close ❜ ❛ single and ready to take a 20 hour nap ❜ ❛ write ‘nothing is set in stone’ on my grave as both a witty joke and a subtle warning that i will be back ❜ ❛ how do people even put up with me like i can’t even put up with me ❜ ❛ the opening riff to mr. brightside could literally raise me from the dead ❜ ❛ stale cinnamon roll, been in this world too long, too cynical ❜ ❛ sorry, i’m poor. i can’t afford to pay attention ❜ ❛ aziz ansari’s voice in the back of my head faintly telling me to treat myself is going to be my downfall ❜ ❛ is it too late to wrap myself up like a baby and drop myself off on a billionaire’s doorstep? ❜ ❛ my neutral expression makes me look like i’m always in a bad mood which is convenient because it’s usually true ❜ ❛ i never run voluntarily so if you ever see me running you should start running too because something is coming ❜
You know those duets where the man and woman just complate each other while singing, perfect sinchronisation between them. So what if onboard the alien ship there is couple that just loves to sing, they have a guitar with them and have been singing together since they met. They are not good enough or dont want to became famous, its just a hobby for them.
Alien X was walking towards the lounge when he heard them. He stopped at the doorway and stared in suprse. Why didnt the humans tell them they were songmakers!? And ones soo good!
When the little concert the couplr had created simply to pass the time ended, X walked in the room and bowed to them. At the same time he couldn’t believe that the rest of the humans that were litening didn’t do the same. They were smiling and saying they should do this again, and that it would be great to sing this song or better yet that one.
But still X didnt understand why they didn’t bow or express their reverence to the sogmakers in some way. When he asked about it the couple that sang said “Why would they? We are not really that good, its just hobby for us. Beside on earth we dont show ”reverence" towards musicians. The fans usually sing along with their favorite songs or dance to the music.”
“They sing during a performance!? But that is of one the greatest offence you can give a songmaker. And what do you mean that you are not that good? What i heard is pure heaven, you are so much better than our songmakers. I don’t think even the our best ones can compare!”
The humans started to laugh at this (X has heard that some humans had a genetic defect that made their teeth become even sharper than what is nornal. Now he was wondering if the male was one of those people.) While he was musing about sharp teeth, the humans had stopped laughing and were now answering:
“ I wonder what you will think when you hear Beyonce or even Michael Bolton! Now their singing I could call heaven. Seriously this is just a hobby for us, we arent good enough to go enywhere with it and we dont want it to, we love our jobs.” “And about singing along? I get the impression that we are much more free with our music than your people. It IS created for our entertaiment after all. Most sing along and dance, but you could always just jump around, clap your hands with the beat. Oh I personally don’t like it when someone starts to scream at the begining of their favorite song, but it’s still a normal reaction especially at concerts.“
X was close to fainting now. To treat a song and its songmaker in such way! He could not believe it, after all songmakers were considered Holy people and as close to gods on some planets even! And these humans who are not even considered professional by their own people! He shudders to think of the chaos this new dicovery would create.
Sorry if I messed smthg up, english is not my native tongue and I hope you liked the story. Its only the second one I’ve ever written as I much prefer to read books than to write stories myself but i just had to share this idea.
fun fact: shinee were the only artist to sell out all of their merchandise goods at all dome concerts held for smtown live world tour vi this month. there were four concerts in total: two at kyocera dome and two at tokyo dome. congrats! (source)