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justamerplwithabox:

vivelafat:

prokopetz:

officialdeadparrot:

grellholmes:

elsajeni:

gunslingerannie:

justtkeepcalmm:

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…

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 all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 
Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit


Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share


This post gets better every time it shows up on my dash.

sushinfood:

justamerplwithabox:

vivelafat:

prokopetz:

officialdeadparrot:

grellholmes:

elsajeni:

gunslingerannie:

justtkeepcalmm:

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…

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 all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 

Everyone else go home

Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this

image

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

image

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

This post gets better every time it shows up on my dash.

(Source: housecatincarnate)

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mainebornandraised:

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.”

—  Christopher McCandless / Into The Wild

Okay, real talk for a second.
Christopher McCandless was so enraptured with this bullshit ideal of following dreams no matter what that he hiked into the Alaskan wilderness with minimal supplies and a plan to live off the land, where he fucking STARVED TO DEATH.
And people call this guy some kind of hero?
He was certainly something, but he wasn’t a goddamned hero. Dying for some bullshit idea of hipsterized “purity” is not heroic.
Here’s his Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_McCandless
He saw problems in the world and didn’t do a damned thing about them. He got it in his head that simple living was the way to go, but never bothered to learn a single fucking thing about outdoor survival kills. He was childish and pampered, and he paid the ultimate price for his hubris.
Follow your dreams, but ffs follow them in a way that doesn’t kill you. You want to live off the land in the fucking wilderness? Read a damned hunting/fishing manual. Talk to some outdoorsy people about what kind of supplies you need. Work a soul-sucking job and save what little money you can (which is a privilege in and of itself, but I don’t think I’ve ever met a poor person who’s dream was to be even poorer). Maybe go on an extended camping trip and decide if that’s what you really want.
If I crushed a dream with this rant?
GOOD.
There’s no enlightenment to be had in isolating yourself from the world and dying alone. Starvation is a slow, painful, miserable death. Not one goddamned thing about this story is romantic.
If your dream is to be like this guy, get a better one.

mainebornandraised:

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
—  Christopher McCandless / Into The Wild

Okay, real talk for a second.

Christopher McCandless was so enraptured with this bullshit ideal of following dreams no matter what that he hiked into the Alaskan wilderness with minimal supplies and a plan to live off the land, where he fucking STARVED TO DEATH.

And people call this guy some kind of hero?

He was certainly something, but he wasn’t a goddamned hero. Dying for some bullshit idea of hipsterized “purity” is not heroic.

Here’s his Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_McCandless

He saw problems in the world and didn’t do a damned thing about them. He got it in his head that simple living was the way to go, but never bothered to learn a single fucking thing about outdoor survival kills. He was childish and pampered, and he paid the ultimate price for his hubris.

Follow your dreams, but ffs follow them in a way that doesn’t kill you. You want to live off the land in the fucking wilderness? Read a damned hunting/fishing manual. Talk to some outdoorsy people about what kind of supplies you need. Work a soul-sucking job and save what little money you can (which is a privilege in and of itself, but I don’t think I’ve ever met a poor person who’s dream was to be even poorer). Maybe go on an extended camping trip and decide if that’s what you really want.

If I crushed a dream with this rant?

GOOD.

There’s no enlightenment to be had in isolating yourself from the world and dying alone. Starvation is a slow, painful, miserable death. Not one goddamned thing about this story is romantic.

If your dream is to be like this guy, get a better one.

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costcoreceipt:

dinofarts:

TODAY IN BIOLOGY CLASS WE LEARNED THAT WHEN YOU MOW THE GRASS THE BLADES RELEASE A CHEMICAL THAT MAKES THAT GLORIOUS SMELL BUT THE REASON WHY THEY RELEASE THE CHEMICAL IS TO WARN OTHER GRASS BLADES OF DANGER SO WHEN WE SMELL THE FRESHLY CUT GRASS SMELL IT’S NOT JUST A GOOD SMELL IT’S THE SMELL OF THE BLOOD AND SCREAMS FOR HELP OF THOUSANDS OF GRASS BLADES

ok they going to warn the grass and then what ? explain how the other grass will run away from the lawmower ?

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infjadvice:

Why trust is worth it

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You can ignore Entertainment Weekly’s spin about “passion and unique voices.” This is a deeply cynical decision that feeds off the dreams of inexperienced writers who are hoping to make a name for themselves in entertainment journalism. According to a story in Digiday, The Community will be made up of bloggers discovered “through social media and J-schools.” Let’s call that what it really is: Entertainment Weekly taking advantage of young writers who want to launch their careers, but aren’t sure where else they can be published.


So what are those writers getting in exchange? They’ll be “compensated in the form of prestige,” says Digiday, without any apparent irony. (If you can find a landlord that accepts prestige in lieu of a monthly rent payment, let me know.) But the already negligible value of that “prestige” is already dropping. Entertainment Weekly is kicking off the beta version of The Community with “20 or 30 bloggers,” but wants as many as 1,000 to begin writing for it in the months to come. How much is all that “prestige” going to be worth when there are 999 other writers vying for space on the landing page?

Entertainment Weekly wants you to write for it for free. Don’t do it. - The Week

I haven’t talked to EW for years, since they did a deeply shitty hit piece on me right after Just A Geek came out. This sort of thing just confirms that I’ve made a good decision.

(via wilwheaton)

Value your work. Value your work. VALUE YOUR WORK.

(via katsudonburi)

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tranimation:

"Curses, foiled again!"

This Peugeot 208 WACKY RACES commercial is the fuckawesomest thing in the world!  It’s my childhood turned to life!  This needs to be a movie!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!! <33333333

This commercial is officially my jam

Wait, WHAT????!!!!

AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

I. Fucking. LIVED for those Wacky Races cartoons!!,

AAAAHHHHHH!!!!!

(Source: 30secondstocalifornia)

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leakycon:

This is it! Welcome to Night Vale has made it to the CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND of LeakyCon's Fandom Madness tournament! Victory is at hand!
Reblog this image to show your support for Welcome to Night Vale! 

leakycon:

This is it! Welcome to Night Vale has made it to the CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND of LeakyCon's Fandom Madness tournament! Victory is at hand!

Reblog this image to show your support for Welcome to Night Vale

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Reblog if you’d care if I killed myself

relaapse:

danidollfacex:

paintedbreath:

i tried to scroll past this but that one reblog just might save somebodies life 

I tried to scroll too..

don’t do it.

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