seperate nepeta picture cause I liked how it turned out
Last Night in Ferguson (10.21.14): A state senator was arrested (and mama may have been legally packing), one of the lead organizers, nettaaaaaaaa, was roughed up by police, and one of the main sources of footage/live feeds, Rebel Z, was detained in what seems to have been an intimidation and straight up harassment tactic. The police are out of control, and it’s only getting worse. If you think this is over, you need to look again. #staywoke #farfromover
Ferguson is still happening. Are you still paying attention?
Directions by Tally Hall
I’m making my third attempt to do a music course on Coursera.
The first course I tried to take was called “Songwriting” and it was taught by a decrepit ex-hippy who wanted to tell us how to turn our feeeeeeeelings into song lyrics. Not what I wanted.
I figured maybe what I wanted (how to put notes one after another so they sound good) was called “composition” instead of “songwriting” so next I tried a course called “Compose Like Mozart” but it turned out to be “compose EXACTLY like Mozart” — it was all about the rules of classical composition: this chord must resolve to that chord, no parallel fifths, the tenor line can’t cross the alto line, and so on. They’d give you a partial page of music and you had to finish it according to the rules, and there was only one right answer. So it was basically math problems using music notation.
This time, though, I have signed up for a class called Jazz Improvisation. Maybe this will be more like what I want. For the first assignment, they gave us a solo to analyze, and a backing track which has the same rhythm and chord changes. We’re supposed to record our own solo to the backing track and upload it to SoundCloud and then peer review each other’s solos. We’ll see how this goes!
In the link above, my accordion teacher is playing the chords and I’m improvising the melody. And there’s a drum machine. Two accordions and a drum machine, that’s our jazz band.
This is probably the best course for you! A shame about the songwriting course. Any good pop songwriter will know that you don’t always have to have the best things to say as long as you say them with conviction.
All those rules, btw, is what makes classical music classical — it’s the idea of bringing strong rigor into composing.
『 海月姫 / Princess Jellyfish 』 (Film 2014）
I mean come on
the whole movie is gold
It’s just one pun after another
The movie is completely random and it’s amazing
someone find the shit hitting the fan gif.
"PUTANA DA SEATBELTZ"
the ultimate dad movie
my dad loves this movie
1. Open Calculator
2. Type in your birthday as MM * DD * YYYY
3. Copy the resulting number into Google Image Search
4. Click on Search Tools, Type, and choose Animated
5. From the top row of results, save whichever gif you want to loop on a small LCD screen embedded in your future tombstone
6. Reblog and add the image
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