the musician comes first

What do I know?

Archie Andrews x Reader

I thank Ed Sheeran for this cause it’s perf for our little Archiekins. Enjoy!

Sitting in the student lounge, Veronica, Betty and Kevin sitting on the couch, Jughead sitting on the arm of it, Archie sitting on the chair as I sat on the arm of that. Everyone was still focusing on Jason’s murder and I get it’s important and it’s scary knowing that persons still out but what about the world we’re living in today. “What about religion? Politics? The fact that there’s still marches going on because of how the government is wanting things how they want them. What about the people who live here? Aren’t we entitled to a say in everything? We vote for a better everything but it’s all lies, they know what to say to make people vote and it pisses me off that no one lives up to their end of the bargain” Everyone falling silent at my sudden out of the blue rant. I had enough, why is no one talking about these problems?

“You’re a genius!” Archie, grinned jumping from his seat, quickly gathering all his papers and guitar case. “I could kiss you right now” Opting to kiss my cheek before running out of the room. All of us confused at his eagerness. “It’s looks like the girl next door may have just inspired the boy next door” Ronnie, smirked knowing that since I moved to Riverdale 3 years ago, I’ve been crushing on Archie Andrews and that kiss, even though it was just on my cheek and was mainly friendly on his part, had my face the same red as a tomato.

Archie had locked himself away for the last few days preparing for the talent show and warned us that even though he’s terrified to get on that stage he wants all his closest friends there. So here we were sitting in the auditorium watching Ronnie perform with the Josie and pussycats and she wasn’t kidding when she said she could sing like a knighting gale. Smiling at V, as she took the empty seat beside me as I sat with Mr Andrews and Mrs Lodge, we patiently waited for our Archiekins to come on stage and show everyone how talented he is.

Ain’t got a soapbox I can stand upon But God gave me a stage, a guitar and a song My daddy told me, “Son, don’t you get involved in Politics, religions, other people’s quarrels.”

The smile on my face was bigger than ever.

I’ll paint the picture, let me set the scene I know when I have children they will know what it means And I’ll pass on these things my family’s given to me Just love and understanding, positivity

We could change this whole world with a piano Add a bass, some guitar, grab a beat And away we go I’m just a boy with a one-man show No university, no degree But lord knows everybody’s talking ‘bout exponential growth And the stock market crashing in their portfolios While I’ll be sitting here with a song that I wrote Saying love could change the world in a moment But what do I know? Love can change the world in a moment But what do I know? Love can change the world in a moment

I could feel the tears behind my eyes at how proud I am of Archie but also because maybe, just maybe I had inspired the ginger boy, sitting on the stool with his guitar to sing about more than heartbreak.

The revolution’s coming, it’s a minute away I saw people marching in the streets today You know we are made up of love and hate But both of them are balanced on a razor blade

I’ll paint the picture, let me set the scene I know, I’m all for people following their dreams Just re-remember life is more than fittin’ in your jeans It’s love and understanding, positivity

This boy was mesmerizing and he doesn’t even know it. More songs like these and he could be the biggest musician and the first one ever to come out of Riverdale.

We could change this whole world with a piano Add a bass, some guitar, grab a beat And away we go I’m just a boy with a one-man show No university, no degree But lord knows everybody’s talking 'bout exponential growth And the stock market crashing in their portfolios While I’ll be sitting here with a song that I wrote Saying love could change the world in a moment But what do I know? Love can change the world in a moment But what do I know? Love can change the world in a moment

I’ll paint the picture, let me set the scene You know, the future’s in the hands of you and me So let’s all get together, we can all be free Spread love and understanding, positivity

We could change this whole world with a piano Add a bass, some guitar, grab a beat And away we go I’m just a boy with a one-man show No university, no degree But lord knows everybody’s talking 'bout exponential growth And the stock market crashing in their portfolios While I’ll be sitting here with a song that I wrote Saying love could change the world in a moment But what do I know? Love can change the world in a moment But what do I know? Love can change the world in a moment But what do I know?

I could swear that every time he sang that line his eyes were bore into mine, never breaking the connection until he would start it all over again. The whole auditorium standing as we clapped for the boy I am in love with, Archie taking a bow a huge grin on his face. Pushing my way through all the standing bodies, I jogged my way to the hallway of the auditorium wanting to finally tell Archie how I feel.

“I can’t believe you actually listened to me” I spoke, as Archie walked the short distance towards me, coming out of the auditorium a few minutes after me. “You inspired me, not only to open my eyes and mind but to put it in a song so it does the same for others” Smiling, taking one of my hands in his, stroking my knuckles with the pad of his thumb. Looking up from our hands, Archie’s eyes were already on me. “Archie” I almost whispered looking into his beautiful eyes, my free hand caressing his cheek. “Love can change the world in a moment but what do I know?” Archie whispered, gingerly placing his lips on mine, soft and gentle but sweet.

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13. what is a misconception you had about lgbt people before you realized you were one? 
When I was little for some reason I thought lgbt people had it as part of their passport. I don’t know why but to be honest I’d quite like to demand entry to a country on the basis that I’m just really queer.

23. have you ever been in love?
Probably not. I’ve never really had the opportunity.

26. favourite lgbt musician/band
David Bowie is the first person that comes to mind

29. what is the most uncomfortable / strange coming out experience you have 
I came out to a church leader which was…not a good idea

the school nurse’s “wonderful” assistants

Janice is really only here to get her volunteer hours in so she doesn’t have to spend her whole senior year worrying about graduating.

Rowlf wanted to get some experience since he’s thinking about becoming a doctor (or a musician. whichever comes first). He seems to be the only one actually having fun with his work, but some might say he’s having a little too much fun.

Piggy would tell you she was “roped” into working at the nurse’s office because of Rowlf and Janice. And that’s mostly true, but the rest of the story is that she had to find a way to make up all the school hours she missed from skipping class or else she’d be expelled.

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The Colorful Masks and Music of Lightning Bolt Drummer @chimpendale

To see more of Brian’s colorful creations, follow @chimpendale on Instagram. For more music stories, head to @music.

Brian Chippendale (@chimpendale) is into masks. There’s the blue balaclava-like one that stretches out over his face, and the magenta one attached to two giant severed teddy bear heads. These days, Brian prefers his “tiger mask,” a multicolored stitched shell he wears while drumming for his band, the noise-rock duo Lightning Bolt. Inside it is a contact microphone, which picks up all the guttural vibrations, rumblings and sweat that accumulate during a show.

“Wearing a sweat-soaked rag on your head an hour a day helps dispel inhibitions,” says Brian, over the phone, about his facial disguise. “It’s funny because people are just like, ‘It must be so disgusting.’ But I wash it every night that I play.”

Washing may disinfect it, but it doesn’t keep it intact. The more laundry cycles it goes through, the more it starts to shred and fall apart, the more it begins to turn into another one of Brian’s growing pile of tattered creations.

The Rhode Island native’s tradition of designing and wearing his own costumes began some time in the 1990s. Back then, he and a group of artists were shacked up in a warehouse in Providence known as Fort Thunder, a collective art space where they played shows, drew comics and held wrestling matches. Then some developers came in and tore the place down to make way for a parking lot. So Brian packed up his stuff and, after living in a new space for a couple years, eventually moved down the road into the third floor of an old mill, which serves as his current home base.

“I miss Fort Thunder days in the same way I miss my 20s,” says Brian. “But I am also really happy where I am in my life now. If I had the option to go back, I wouldn’t. We had like eight cats and one litter pan. It was pretty ridiculous in its filthiness, and [there were] tons of roommates, which is so awesome and horrible at the same time.”

Brian is an artist-musician, or possibly a musician-artist. It’s hard to say which comes first. Drawing a comic comes just as easy to him as providing a steady backbeat on his two-decade-old kick drum. His group Lightning Bolt began in 1995, around the time Fort Thunder was getting off the ground. Since then, the duo has released seven official records, including its latest, Fantasy Empire. The new album has the same piercing dissonance and guitar shredding from the group’s previous efforts. But this one sounds crisper, due to the band utilizing the full digital technology of a studio for the first time.

The music wasn’t the only thing they approached with a fresh perspective. Lightning Bolt album covers, which are handled by Brian, have always included bursts of color. But this one is more minimalist––a black-and-white collage redrawn with a small pen.

“A lot of our covers are these colorful, aggressive things,” he says. “For this one I wanted to go for more of an atmosphere and an air of mystery.”

Like all of his projects, Brian worked on the cover while parked in his current studio in Providence. The building spans almost a city block –– 8,000 square feet (743 square meters) of wood and brick and a broken elevator, which makes loading gear for tours a bit of a pain. But the space is very much his own. There’s a room full of shredded paper for collaging, a room for silk screening, a room to record Lightning Bolt material and several rooms to draw in. There are also spaces filled with junk and other knickknacks he’s dragged up there over the years.

“An old roommate came over here once and started rummaging around in some room that I don’t really go to,” he says. “He pulled out an entire windsurfing board and I had never even seen this thing.”

The building switched hands a few years ago to a new landlord, but unlike Fort Thunder, Brian doesn’t think he’ll be kicked to the curb any time soon. There’s too much stuff to get him to leave –– art materials and toys, a couple of printing presses and his drum set, and maybe even that two-headed bear suit from the Fort Thunder days, languishing in some hidden corner in a box. Worst-case: If he gets evicted, Brian will just set up shop somewhere else.

“I am an artist and a musician just because I can’t do anything else and I won’t do anything else.”

–– Instagram @music

It really disturbs me that whenever I’m talking to a man/men about a talented female musician or actress, the VERY FIRST thing to come out of their mouth is “ya she’s hot”. Like, can we ever talk about a female artist without objectifying them right off the bat ???

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“I go to sleep at dawn everyday and I sleep a lot,
I’m going straight to the studio, feeling like I’m falling,
my job is to be musician, a winning position,
I’m playing first line, a clear voice comes from an idol mouth,
you don’t have to worry if I ask you the question,
but what is your true nature ?
you can explain it but there’s no use,
you’re fooling yourself if you think you can judge me by looking at me,
hearing me out or feeling me,
my music steals girl’s nights just like insomnia,
these haters who got a reason for being called idols ignore our band without mercy,
but I’m gonna take care of those musical ear deprived, their music is just droning,
I’m a musician of the new generation who wears an idol mask, deep inside I’m a d-boy,
I’m keeping my values in this musical industry full of lies,
deep inside I’m a d-boy,
I’m holding on to my principles,
you denigrate and blame me,
I don’t care, that’s it, I don’t care,
deep inside I’m a d-boy,
I’m holding on to my principles,
you denigrate and blame me,
I don’t care, that’s it, I don’t care,
I’m out of me,
I stay behind with a mind-blowing beat,
I forget I’m an idol,
with what I’m doing now, this is what I’m working on as a rapper, that’s how I live,
I keep it all with rhymes for a tailored rhythm,
I’m covering myself up with my state of mind instead of tattoos,
my flow charms you just like kamasutra and makes you lose the rhythm,
that’s it, don’t try us, our caliber is dollar,
compared to us you’re a white collar,
get out, you’re gonna clap out soon,
go fuck yourself, go eat your fingers uh ?
go eat your fingers uh ?
look at us doing our thing uh ?
our debut album 2cool4skool has been sold in 30000 of copies uh ?
we sold 30000 copies uh ?
who are the best among rookies uh ?
always gonna live this way, playing behind with the keyboard, what.”

Stars set for charity monologue show

A host of stars are to take part in a charity show this weekend, performing monologues dramatising the true stories of children growing up in South Africa.

Nicole Kidman, Benedict Cumberbatch, James McAvoy and Josh Hartnett are among the cast of The Children’s Monologues, directed by Danny Boyle.

Proceeds from the performance will go towards building a new arts centre in the Rammulotsi township.

The one-off show will be at the Royal Court in London on Sunday. 

It will also be performed simultaneously in South Africa by the children whose personal experiences are revealed on stage, in their native Sesotho language.

Other stars taking part in London include Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kit Harington, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Thewlis and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje.

Humanising children

Playwrights from both South Africa and the UK - including David Hare and Laura Wade - have dramatised the true stories, which tackle issues such as HIV, gang rape, murder, the loss of a parent and xenophobia.

Amber Sainsbury, founder of the charity Dramatic Need, which has organised the monologues, began the project in 2010 as a way of giving a voice to children who may not otherwise be heard.

“One of the biggest battles we have is trying to get people to understand why in a continent with great needs you need the arts,” she says.

“Surely food, water and medicine is more important, and in some parts it is - but in recovery and reconciliation, anything that humanises, particularly children, is actually in some cases as important.

"It’s about testimony, standing witness to your stories and asking children to talk about what’s happened to them in a way that’s non-invasive.

"It’s difficult for a nine-year-old child to say ‘I was raped and I am HIV-positive’ in front of her community, but it is easier for her to get up and say 'my name is such and such a character and this is what happened to me’.

"The community is then forced to recognise what happened, but they can’t direct anger or stigma at the particular child and that’s why theatre is a powerful tool in these communities.”However Sainsbury stresses the monologues are not all “doom and gloom”.

“There’s some very traumatic disturbing stuff that you never want a child to experience, but there’s also some upbeat moments as well of childish joy and playfulness.”

It is the second Children’s Monologues production, the first was held in 2010 and was also directed by Boyle. That show featured the likes of Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Gemma Arterton and Eddie Redmayne.

This time around, 17 actors, 13 writers, 17 artists, 10 musicians and three directors will come together for the first time on the morning of 25 October and have eight hours to rehearse before putting the show on.

“It’s a logistical nightmare and a huge challenge, but there is a real immediacy to it and it’s raw theatre,” Sainsbury says.

“It’s very hands on deck and I think that appeals to the actors to return to what attracted them to the vocation in the first place.”

'I felt devastated’

Josh Hartnett has been involved with Dramatic Need for a number of years, but is the first time he has been available in London to take part in the monologue project.

“I’m sure Danny [Boyle] has an interesting approach to bring these monologues to life - it won’t be as simple as getting on stage,” he says.

“I’m reading a monologue of a little girl reading from her diary and telling her story about her mother, the relationship they had and the lessons her mother taught her. But you find out at the end her mother died of Aids, so she’s writing in memoriam.

"At the beginning it seems like you’re just hearing a little girl’s adulation for her mother, but as it starts to come to light her mother is not there any more it takes a greater weight and by the end I felt devastated for her.

"I don’t have the greatest relationship with my own mother, so it took me for a loop as it gave me a longing for that connection and made me evaluate that relationship.”

Although The Children’s Monologues is only on for one night, Sainsbury says the legacy of the project will continue.

“The actors are so busy we could never get them to donate a week of their time, but the plan is to take the scripts and roll them out across schools and libraries across the country so they can be used as a learning tool,” she says.

“But the ultimate goal is making children empowered by the fact their stories matter and have value.

"It’s important that we remain empathetic and don’t forget that most children don’t experience childhood in the way we would want them to - and I hope that resonates with the audience.”

The Children’s Monologues runs at the Royal Court on 25 October.

20.10.2015 BBC News (x)


For 10 years now, American rock band The Killers have quietly, or perhaps not so quietly, been one of the biggest and most charitable bands when it comes to Christmas. Ever since fellow musician Bono first helped launch Product (RED) a decade ago, the band has been on board and hard at work. Every year, they release a Christmas-themed single and they also typically film a music video as well, with all of the proceeds going to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the charity that benefits from all Product (RED) purchases.

Throughout the past decade, fans of the band have come to look forward to the release of a new holiday single, as each one seems to be more creative and inventive than the last. With titles like “Don’t Shoot Me Santa,” “Joel The Lump Of Coal,” and “The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball,” these are not your parent’s Christmas songs, and for the most part, the band doesn’t bother with tired covers of classics that have become repetitive by now.

The fans seem to value the effort put into these pieces of music and understand that the money is going to a good cause, because some of these Christmas singles have performed fairly well on charts around the world thanks to very healthy sales. Here in the States, where the band is originally from, only two tracks have broken onto the Hot 100—2006’s “A Great Big Sled” (No. 54) and 2010’s “Boots” (No. 79)—though that’s still an accomplishment. In the U.K., where the band seems to have an even more receptive fan base, seven of the 11 tracks that have been released have appeared on the singles tally. These songs typically feature both a guest star and a quirky title that immediately helps catch the eye, which is perhaps what helps them sell and stream so well. Throughout the past 10 years, artists like Elton John, Jimmy Kimmel, Dawes, Richard Dreyfuss and Neil Tennant (of Pet Shop Boys fame) and have all made appearances, spreading the music to their fans as well.

In 2011, the group released an EP simply entitled (RED) Christmas, which was a collection of the handful the songs that had been shared up until that point, and at the time, it sold well enough to appear on albums rankings in several countries. For Christmas this year, The Killers have not only recorded and released a new tune—this time around their first cover, an updated rendition of the time-tested tune “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” which features lead singer Brandon Flowers’ elementary school music teacher, Ned Humphrey Hansen—but a full album of their entire seasonal output. The compilation/album hybrid, entitled Don’t Waste Your Wishes, feels more like a celebration of the work and the success enjoyed by Product (RED) than anything else, and it’s well-earned. According to a press release, The Killers are the only musical act involved with the charity that has gifted music every year, and reportedly, the band has now raised over $1 million from sales of their music alone , which is truly an incredible feat.

When The Killers first started writing sometimes silly Christmas music for a newly-launched charity hoping to help those affected by HIV/AIDS in some of the poorest places in the world, it’s difficult to imagine that even they knew it would go this far and positively affect so many people. The band, known for rollicking hits like “Somebody Told Me” and “When You Were Young,” are now leading the charge when it comes to turning music into financial support, and their sustained effort proves that over time, all of those cents and dollars really do add up to some pretty incredible figures, which means a lot to those who need it the most.

Hugh McIntyre - Forbes || Media and Entertainment

Since a lot of you are getting into Iwan Rheon, thanks to Vicious/Game of Thrones, you should know he's also a really good musician too!


His first full-length album is coming out in 2014. Here’s some samples of his work:

Pick Pocket

Ar Dân


Don’t Do Sadness/Blue Wind (from Spring Awakening - he won an Olivier for his performance as Moritz)



Redtop (with his band)

Basically, he’s really fucking talented with the being a great actor and singer and songwriter and he’s left no talent for anyone else, bye.