that if the worst problem you have is that you have to get up from your tumbling to go get ready for a school fundraising party wherein a whole bunch of suburban moms start out talking about their kids’ extracurricular activities but then get turnt af on $11-a-bottle chardonnay and end up dancing like a pack of assholes to the kind of music I only hear at the gym, that you’re doing all right, but – godDAMN do I not want to go to there. I have to 1) put on makeup, 2) pretend I give an airborne fuck about soccer vs. gymnastics vs. hockey or whatever else these fuckin people do with their time, and 3) not spiral about XF s11, my Special Feelings about GA, and/or the amount of space Gillovny takes up in my brain. Send me good vibes, y’all … I need your strength to tuck into my party clutch alongside my lip-plumping gloss.
Okay so this has been requested by some people but I dragged it for so long. Sorry gaiz. Only the desktop version of Tumblr allows pictures to be posted in text posts. Anywayyyy, let’s start. (Image heavy post)
Since you're drunk, do you have any headcanons for the SH characters when they're drunk?
oh boy do i ok here we go
so imagine the whole gang goes to magnus’ for drinks because yay jace is back and everything is ok (for now) and they all slowly get drunk, at different speeds
alec first of all is such a lightweight, he’s gone after one bottle of cider, and I imagine he becomes really clingy, but he’s also really quiet?? like when he’s drunk he doesn’t talk that much, and all he wants to be doing is hugging or touching magnus in some way, and at some point in the night he finds his way onto magnus’ lap and just sits, curled up around magnus with his head in the crook of Magnus’ neck, and he’s so content he could stay there for hours
isabelle and clary would both get really loud i feel??? like not in an annoying way but just really giggly and they’d find anything funny and they’d slowly start shouting whatever they say, every drink makes them become louder and louder, and it becomes impossible to insult either of them because they just laugh and everyone else finds it adorable
and SIMON AND JACE holy shit they’d become those drunks who just dont take shit from anyone??? they both become so quick witted and sarcasm is the only thing that comes out of their mouths, and theyd just start sassing at each other and everyone just ignores them to bicker by themselves in the corner of the sofa, like honestly theyre so close to each other jace is basically on simon’s lap as they sass at each other
and luke omg i imagine it takes a lot to get him drunk, but when he is he’s just completly out of it, he has no idea what’s going on, and there’s so many videos of him on everyone’s phones with him just sat, staring of into space, trying to focus on what’s happening , just slowly swaying because his sense of balance has just gone
and magnus just constantly denies the fact that he’s drunk, whilst probably being the drunkest of them all, you know that one friend who’s always like “im getting another drink im not drunk enough” while the rest of the friends plead them to not have another drink??? that’s magnus, he also tries to do lots of complicated magic whilst drunk and everyone else honestly fears for their lives
Had to say goodbye to these absolutely legends!! It was kind of sad saying goodbye to london at this time of the year because the sun was starting to shine and everyone was finally coming out of hibernation!! I was there possibly at the worst times haha I arrived in september and left in april, meaning the only glimpse I got of London was during the cold, rainy winter and it left a sour taste in my mouth at first. Thankfully over the last two weeks I’ve had brunches, lunches and dinners with friends! we went out and wandered through the markets and also went to comedy nights. It meant that I left London with a really good memory of it all and it made me eager to come back one day :) These guys are all internet friends and we all met online. So I guess this is the proof that you can make some really good life long friends on the internet, and don’t be afraid to say hey to people online because you might just find that you both click extremely well and then this ^^ can happen!! aka make a whole group of awesome friends :)
In my efforts to better my stamina and career, I find myself becoming more monk-like. And I’m not talking about the holy, praying, create awesome Trappist beer type monk. I’m talking about the go to bed early, no drinking, no talking, and no having any fun type monk. Luckily, sex is actually good for you on all levels (safe sex of course), so at least I have something to hold onto! Ha!
I remember being the first of four bands on our very first national tour in 2006. We only had a 25 minute set, any press we got was because we as a band would seek it out and no one knew who were. So, I’d go out to the bars and do shots of tequila with my boys, wake up the next morning and do it all again!
These are good times that I look back on and I wouldn’t trade for the world. I also would never want to go back to them. I’m very proud of the empire I’ve built with my band, and have always been bent on moving forward.
Ah, so much has changed in a decade! I’ve toured the world, won a Grammy, I’ve had a few number one songs, moved out of my parents place, and life is good. The schedule has also gotten heavier over the years and with great success comes great responsibility. For all you singers out there, it’s good to get into good health habits. Your body is your instrument after all! Let me let you all in on some of my GOOD habit out on the road.
One of the things that helps my vocal health immensely out on the road, is stopping all my eating/drinking at least 4 hours before I go to bed. I actually set a timer after my last meal so I can’t cheat. This is to prevent acid reflux when I lay down in my bunk at night. If you are waking up hoarse every morning, and don’t know why…this could be a reason. Acid reflux is when the acid in your stomach creeps up to your throat, burning your delicate vocal folds. It doesn’t always feel like heartburn, and can go un-noticed most of the time. So Considering I sleep in a bunk on a moving bus, I’d rather not have the contents of my stomach sloshing around while I try to sleep.
Another rule that I’ve reinstated into my daily regimen is No drinking until the end of tour. I save the debauchery for end of tour or off tour, but even then I try to keep that “4 hours before bed” open. Yay for day drinking!
Funny, I’m typing this now actually because I broke my own rule last night, and I’m a bit hung over. I’m off tour at the moment, so I can afford a bit of crazy times… But when I got together with my vocal coach this morning to do a session, he could tell right away that my voice was dehydrated and a bit acid burnt (He always knows). He suggested that I wait till tomorrow to resume my sessions, to prevent any damage singing may do. I know, I know… Bad Lzzy.
Here’s the break down, alcohol dehydrates you, and stimulates acid reflux. Then when you sing on dry, irritated vocal folds your folds swell. When your folds swell they cause hoarseness, which makes you feel like you have to push harder to get a sound out. When You push harder, you cause fatigue and more irritation…so imagine if you have 6 weeks of touring ahead of you. You are fucked! Let me be clear that this is just what works for me personally, I know a lot of singers that party hard, and sound just fine every night. I’m not one of those people. Yes, this rule is kind of a bummer because I love beer, tequila, whiskey, wine etc., and hangin’ out with all the boys. But when I have to sing 4-6 nights a week on tour, it does NOT love me. I had to decide which is more important. Priorities People!!
Ok, Lets talk hydration. I drink 3 liters of water a day. I bought a 1liter Camelbak bottle so I could keep track, this one even has a built in straw to make choking down water a little easier. I refill this three times a day. I usually add a bit of Himalayan salt or lemon to it, to make it more interesting, and to give the water a vehicle for hydration. Himalayan salt is a good source of electrolytes and other minerals, and lemon when combined with water is very alkaline. What I mean by “vehicle for hydration” is that when you add things like lemon or salt, it actually makes the water more useful, giving the water something to piggy back off of actually keeps you better hydrated. Its science!
Another rule that breaks my heart is caffeine. No, I did NOT give up coffee; you’ll have to pry my coffee cup from my cold dead fingers. But I do limit myself to two really good cups in the morning. The caffeine rule is again, due to the acidity and dehydrating effects of caffeine. Plus if I have too much caffeine, it makes sleeping harder, which is so important for my voice!
Sleep. Yes I go to bed early, I try to get in at least 8 hours, and if I can sleep 10 I will. Sleep is the only opportunity the voice has to recover, and even if you’re used to sleeping in a moving vehicle like I am, it still is less quality then sleeping in a bed at home. So I have to go overboard, and make the extra effort to protect myself.
Here’s a very important rule in my life, diet. I’m not talking about fad stuff or counting calories, I do none of that shit. I just eat very clean. My diet revolves around quality protein usually in the form of meats and of course lots of hydrating veggies, with some whole fruits thrown in. I stay away from refined sugar, dairy (I recently discovered I have a buttermilk allergy), breads (pasta/gluten/grains), and fried foods while on the road. All of these things rob me of energy and nutrients that my body and therefore voice need to function and stay healthy. Now, of course I’m on the road and sometimes pickin’s are slim…so when I have no other choice than pasta or bread, I will pair this with a ton of veggies, but no meat, I’ve found that it’s better for my digestion. Almost like I get more out of the bun without the burger and the burger without the bun. Ha!
Here’s a basic list to summarize what I do and do not consume:
•Meats and fish
•3 liters of water daily
•Whole fruits (avoid fruit juices and oranges)
•Stop eating/drinking 4 hours before bed
•Caffeine (limit to 2 cups of coffee in the morning)
The goal of this plan is to reduce phlegm/mucus production, prevent acid reflux and create a healthy home for my voice so I can maintain the stamina and freedom I need to tour.
I know you’re all rolling your eyes right now and wondering what happened to the “Sex, Drugs, Booze, Party, Rock N Roll” that we all love so much…
Well, to be honest, it’s the state of the music industry. As musicians we are quite literally singing for our supper. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE touring, but the reality is that our idols from the 70’s and 80’s never toured this hard. They’d do a record, have one big world tour, maybe two then break to do another record. Today, We are touring the world for three years straight in between album cycles. We do twice the amount of work, for a quarter amount of the kickback.
So what happened to the hangovers and cocaine binges? Replaced with juicers, and masseuses. Like I said before, some singers/bands can still live out their drug and alcohol soaked 80’s fantasies while maintaining a decent living. I’m not one of them. But most of those bands aren’t the ones working at the top of their game. From my view, the small circle I see Truly making a career at this whole music thing, are the sober, songwriting, guitar scale practicing, getting a full nights sleep type Rock Stars. I’ve learned a lot from these older brothers and sisters of Rock. One of them said to me once when I inquired about his sobriety, “You know what’s more fun than getting wasted every night? Getting high off hittin’ those high notes every fucking night!” So with that I wear my “monk” badge with pride and honor, because the less “fun” I have, really does equal more fun on stage, and the continuation of the legacy I’m building. And besides, with the “drugs and booze” pushed to the side, it leaves so much more room to put the Sex back in Rock n Roll!
I'M A JELLYBEAN!! HAVE YOU SEEN MY PENGUINS!? THE GOVERNMENT IS BEES!!! *CLIMBS OVER A RANDOMLY PLACED TABLE* *GETS UP IN YER FACE AND WHISPERS* I LUV YOU. (I drunk on Coca-Cola! Yay me! Yes I drink Coca-Cola and magically get drunk from it!)