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I don’t even know if I can put words to tonight. Shock. Horror. Fear.

The next 4 years are going to be hard. A Republican House, Senate, and Presidency, all at the same time. We are going to see the undoing of many years of progress. We are going to see toxic demagoguery make this country unsafe for millions of people.

And yet, the sun will come up tomorrow. The trees will still be pretty. Christmas music will still be played a month too early. Burritos will still be delicious.

Politics are important and they affect many aspects of our lives, but a regressive government can’t take everything from us. In the coming years we will need to remind ourselves of the small joys that we can find that can’t be stolen from us.

So reach out, find the emotional support you need, take a deep breath, and keep going. You’re doing great.

  • <p> <b>Friend:</b> Why don't you play some music? Y'know from your phone? It'd be nice to have some music while we do work.<p/><b>Me:</b> Uh. Um. Well. You see. *nervously sweats*<p/><b>Friend:</b> *grabs phone*<p/><b>Phone:</b> *whole bunch of anime OPs and EDs, Character songs, Kagepro music, Honeyworks, Utaites, Neruke, Rock bands from different countries, Kenshi Yonezu, Vocaloids, Undertale Music, Ace Attorney Music, some other trash*<p/><b>Friend:</b> ...<p/><b>Me:</b> ....<p/><b>Friend:</b> Your playlist literally says "Weeabo Trash"<p/><b>Me:</b> It's fittingly titled what's your point?<p/><b>Friend:</b> I'll just... turn on the radio.<p/></p>

stuff to know about latinx ppls:
• we don’t all speak spanish
• if we do speak spanish, we probably have different dialect, pronunciation, slang, and even curse words, based on nationality / origin / where we currently live
• we r not “”“Spanish”“”
• we don’t like being called hispanic
• not all of us ARE hispanic
• not all latinx countries make empanadas, arepas, pupusas, horchata and so many other foods. usually each food is regional, meaning that carribean latinx and central american latinx probably make different cultural food
• we have different music
• not all of us are mexican
• mexican culture doesn’t equal all latinx culture
• we can be black
• we actually come in multiple races and different skin colors
• cinco de mayo is only a Mexican holiday and only for a specific town in Mexico and it’s NOT Mexican independence day
• tequila is only mexican
• there’s multiple versions of tamales
• we may have different definitions for our words, for example; quesadillas can be a cheesy tortilla or a pastry, pastelitos can be cupcakes or tamales, a torta can be a sandwich or a cake, etc.
• your highs school spanish is spainard Spanish which almost no latinx speaks
• we all have different cultures based on location, region, country, location within that country. so stop assuming we’re all the same

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Do you suffer from depression?

“This is why I get defensive,” he replies, sinking back into his chair. "People reflect this back onto the music we make as well and it makes me quite angry. Depression is a medical condition, and in this country especially it’s very badly stigmatised and it damages the people who suffer from it. If you suffered from dyslexia, for a long time that was stigmatised. And now it’s sort of encompassed and you can have treatment. If you suffer from depression, you are stigmatised. You’re a freak, you can’t get a job – things like that – if you’re medically depressed.”

He lurches forward, boring a hole in the table with his gaze. “For there to be a culture of antagonism towards music that involves depression or any form of self-expression where perhaps the artist suffers from depression, well, you know, the artist is a freak and will get attacked for it. And it will reflect back in the music. And I think that absolutely fucking stinks.”

People trivialise it? “Yes, and I have a problem with that. Because that shows utter irresponsibility and lack of respect for, not just me, but anybody who suffers at all from depression. It can be an illness – I’m not saying it’s an illness for me because I I’ve sort of dealt with it. But for a lot of people it really is an illness, and for the sake of them I think it’s highly offensive.”

Was there a single event or period which shaped his mental state?

“Depression’s not like that. When you say you suffer from depression it’s a condition, it’s something that’s there, that’s all. It’s not particularly strong, it’s not particularly destructive, it’s not particularly bad - I’ m very lucky. Lots of people are much, much worse – lots of people can’t leave the house. They’ve got no idea why, maybe they never will find out why. And all the drugs they get given don’t work, or whatever, and all the therapy is completely pointless. That’s kind of not the point.”

Uncut, august 2001

She put him out like the burnin’ end of a midnight cigarette
She broke his heart he spent his whole life tryin’ to forget
We watched him drink his pain away a little at a time
But he never could get drunk enough to get her off his mind
Until the night

He put that bottle to his head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away her memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength he had to get up off his knees
We found him with his face down in the pillow
With a note that said I’ll love her till I die
And when we buried him beneath the willow
The angels sang a whiskey lullaby The rumors flew but nobody knew how much she blamed herself
For years and years she tried to hide the whiskey on her breath
She finally drank her pain away a little at a time
But she never could get drunk enough to get him off her mind
Until the night

She put that bottle to her head and pulled the trigger
And finally drank away his memory
Life is short but this time it was bigger
Than the strength she had to get up off her knees
We found her with her face down in the pillow
Clinging to his picture for dear life
We laid her next to him beneath the willow
While the angels sang a whiskey lullaby
—  Whiskey Lullaby by Brad Paisley (feat. Alison Krauss)

my favorite thing about this whole “NICO LISTENS TO TECHNO POP???!!!!” revelation is the fact that a short while ago we had a bunch of #discourse about what music genre and bands Nico listens to and they were all distinctly variant in sounds, then in The Hidden Oracle we see Nico with a Ramones t-shirt and we just sorta accept Punk Rock Nico…but now we know he also listens to techno pop and like..none of us know what to do with this info but we all jsut…live for it

I know I’m probably better off all alone
Than needing a man who could change his mind at any given minute
And it’s always on your terms
I’m hanging on every careless word
Hoping it might turn sweet again
Like it was in the beginning
But your jealousy, I can hear it now
You’re talking down to me like I’ll always be around
You push my love away like it’s some kind of loaded gun
Boy, you never thought I’d run

Sometimes, in the middle of the night, I can feel you again
But I just miss you, and I just wish you were a better man

—  Better Man, Little Big Town 

Today We Honor Ray Charles

‘In just about every Hall of Fame that has anything to do with music, be it Rhythm & Blues, Jazz, Rock & Roll, Gospel or Country & Western, Ray’s name is very prominently displayed. Probably the strongest element in Ray Charles’ life, and the most concentrated driving force, was music. Ray often said, “I was born with music inside me. That’s the only explanation I know.”’

(photo: Ray Charles)

- CARTER Magazine

He was so nice. Honestly, he walked up to me out of nowhere at Billboard awards, and no one does that. Like, in country music they do in the states, but in pop music people are very like too cool for school most of the time. So I thought it was really–he’s such a nice gentleman and he was so kind. I wrote a song for them on their first record and so it was really nice, he came up and thanked me and he was just such a gentleman.
—  Kelly Clarkson on meeting Harry at the Billboard music awards in 2015.
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Music Videos As Comics– 1/??: Bring It! (Snakes On A Plane)- Cobra Starship feat. William Beckett, Travie McCoy, & Maja Ivarsson

A petty criminal, a rebel, a former good girl, and a viper with the face of an angel are hired to assassinate a key political figure during a cross-country flight. The weapon? Venomous snakes.

“Times can change, and the world can say that we’re all the same, but fuck it, I don’t care. Pop that cheap champagne, we’re goin’ down in flames.

Myth vs. Fact: Country living edition

MYTHS

1.) My life does not look like a country music video.

2.) Girls do not walk around in denim shorts and American flag printed bikini tops.

3.) When we have parties, cows and pigs are not generally just running loose

4.) We do not all chew tobacco

5.) Yes, we do enjoy the river and backroads. We do not limit ourselves to only using these as modes of transportation

6.) My truck does not have a lift kit

7.) I do not live in the South

8.) I do not listen exclusively to country music, nor is it necessarily my favorite genre of music

9.) Having a bonfire in a corn field is not a good idea unless you have had plenty of rain, and recently. No one wants to set their field on fire.

10.) I do have a life outside of crops and tractors and dirt

FACTS

1.) Fishing is awesome

2.) We don’t like big crowds or lots of city folk

3.) A pick up truck is usually necessary

4.) We grow much of our own food.

5.) We don’t always get that hippie “4G” nonsense at our houses

6.) Country guys are pretty hot

7.) Bonfires are sweet and beer is good.

8.) Moonshine isn’t bad

9.) Often times, you may know everyone in your town, and they may all know you.

10.) When we party, we go hard. Usually someone gets hurt trying to do something stupid that starts of with someone saying, “hell, I can do that without all that newfangled safety gear.” or simply, “hold my beer.”

theory: the eight sounds.

I have a little theory about that…

The first time when i heard about the eight sounds my mind said:
“Do, Re, Mi, Fa, Sol, La, Si, Do” (latin person) 

First: scale.

I use the “Do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, do” scale but you can transform this to “C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C” (or H if you are from Germany…)

The musical scale start with a Do (i call this the neutral Do, depending where you start play the piano) and end with a major Do (or C major) if we took this with the last scene of the opening:

a bit of sense now? we saw the musik in that order (except for chopin/liszt and bada/bach) and i have same problem with them in other part of this theory (i don’t have great arguments)

Second: colours.

This depends of your country, when i had music class in the school (also when i had a xylophone) the key have colours and my teacher explained me what key was what key with the colours, the point is that i learned this order:

  • Do = Blue
  • Re = Green
  • Mi = Yellow
  • Fa = Purple
  • Sol = Red
  • La = Orange/Pink
  • Si = Light Blue
  • major Do = Dark Blue/Marine Blue

if we follow this example we have two (or more?) orders…

According to the colors of the image:

  • Do/C = Bach
  • Re/D = Liszt
  • Mi/E = (first problem: we don’t have yellow, but Schubert fits)
  • Fa/F = Chopin
  • Sol/G = Beto
  • La/A = (second problem: if is orange is Schubert but you already looked up, don’t you? then we have Pink who is Mozart but also Bada can fits here)
  • Si/B = Tchaiko
  • major Do/C.

According to the music scale:

  • C = Beto
  • D = Moz
  • E = Chopin
  • F = Liszt
  • G = Schu
  • A = Tchaiko
  • B = Bada
  • C major = Bach.

what if the activation/powers for the eight sounds is the progress of the Musik in this order? Now a bit of music - theory stuff:

On the diatonic or natural scale we have two semitones: Mi/Fa and Si/major Do, Mi and Fa are Liszt/Chopin and if we change Bada (Si) for Tchaiko (La according to the colours theory) she is next to Bach. Both Liszt/Chopin and Tchaiko/Bach are a “profound” relation (Friendship in the first case and Love/Recognition in the second (just for the poor Tchaiko) ).

The Mixolidia scale (Which starts in Sol/G) is used in guitars, electric guitars. Red is a powerful colour and Sol (spanish) means Sun. Why i’m writing this? Beethoven is the first and his colour is red.

discussing politics
  • them: who do you think should win the election?
  • me: The people are asking to hear my voice. For the country is facing a difficult choice... And if you were to ask me who I’d promote— Jefferson has my vote. I have never agreed with Jefferson once. We have fought on like seventy-five diff’rent fronts. But when all is said and all is done: Jefferson has beliefs. Burr has none.
  • them:
  • them:
  • them: i mean like the 2016 election

Country Heat Day 7!!
I love this program. Country music and dancing for weight loss? I’m in. I’m excited to finish a full 30 days of this program. We’re starting back at the gym tomorrow :) so well be killing the gym, doing Zumba twice a week, plus country heat. That should be good results :) summer is coming fast! I’ve also been planning my lunches too to take to school this week :) mainly grilled chicken and veggies. Tomorrow is going to be chicken and Brussels sprouts for lunch I believe :) I’m excited to see results from the hard work were going to be putting in! 💜

It’s a lie! a lie!“ shouted Jefferson. … "Go back to your Islands! You have no place here among men of honourable birth. It’s monstrous that this country should be ruled by a foreign bastard!”


Hamilton had made no attempt to struggle when Knox caught him, but he then withdrew from the relaxing arms, and the Secretary of War left the room hastily. Hamilton, to Washington’s astonishment, flung himself into a chair, and dropped his head on his arms. In a moment he began to sob convulsively. A malignant fever was breeding in his depressed system; the blood still surged in his head. He had a despairing sense that his character was in ruins; he was humiliated to his depths; he despised himself so bitterly that he forgot the existence of Jefferson.


The humour and anger died out of Washington. He went forward hastily and locked the door. Then he stooped over Hamilton, and pressed him closely in his arms.


“My dear boy!” he said huskily. “My dear boy!

—  bet ya’ll thought this was from a fanfic right? nope it’s from a biography of Hamilton published in 1902 by Gertrude Atherton, entitled The Conqueror