April 21, 2014
elsajeni:

gunslingerannie:

justtkeepcalmm:

banasmagiccastle:

dean-and-his-pie:

fororchestra:

musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

oh music

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[stifled giggling]
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of God why would you put it in a tuba part.

elsajeni:

gunslingerannie:

justtkeepcalmm:

banasmagiccastle:

dean-and-his-pie:

fororchestra:

musicalmelody:

Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

oh music

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

[stifled giggling]

[reeeeeeally deep breath]

[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]

The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of God why would you put it in a tuba part.

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April 10, 2014
smithsonian:

Now that Stephen Colbert is taking over Late Night from David Letterman, his portrait in our Museum of American History is even MORE of a national treasure
(via Portrait of Stephen Colbert | National Museum of American History)

smithsonian:

Now that Stephen Colbert is taking over Late Night from David Letterman, his portrait in our Museum of American History is even MORE of a national treasure

(via Portrait of Stephen Colbert | National Museum of American History)

March 19, 2014
http://tranarrrchy.tumblr.com/post/79982384324/its-been-so-liberating-for-me-as-a-person-in

tranarrrchy:

it’s been so liberating for me, as a person in recovery from an eating disorder, to live in a house with a kitchen and to cook for and with wonderful people, and we all come and go and we eat together sometimes but alone sometimes too. it’s so much harder to feel guilty about food we make with…

Food for thought
I immediately regret that joke

March 3, 2014

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October 18, 2013
Gender(queer) anarchy and personal liberation

tranarrrchy:

Wrote this for a convo with a friend, then for a zine a bit ago, just leaving it here so I can link it to someone.

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"Trannarchy" is still one if the most articulate people I know

October 13, 2013

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September 23, 2013

assliam:

kirksthyla:

thefandomlyfe:

m-a-l-t-a-r-a:

takemewherethewildthingsare:

paint-me-a-butt:

mishassbuttofthelord:

mcdolans:

every single person who reblogs this

every

single

person


will get “doot doot” in their ask box

HOW

I WANT TO KNOW YOUR SECRET

SERIOUSLY THOUGH WHAT ARE YOU

I GOT THIS AND I WAS LIKE WHAT THE FUCK

imagethere are over 128,000 notes and i still got one

how

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i reblogged this less than 2 minutes ago

how the actual fuck

well

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do not question

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September 20, 2013
UNC DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS RELEASES DEFINITION FOR “HOOKING UP”

tylerstayingafloat:

PRESS RELEASE FROM DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS:

“It’s, well, yeah it’s ya know, ‘getting lucky.’ It’s not sex, well sometimes it is sex, but you sort of have to know who you are talking to in the situation. It’s usually not just straight up sex though. You have to be drunk though, right? Jim? Did we decide you have to be drunk? Fuck. We’ll get back to you.”

http://theminorunc.com/2013/09/02/department-of-linguistics-releases-definition-for-hooking-up/

<3 jstu

September 13, 2013

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September 13, 2013

This study session is fackin’ adorable

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