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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

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which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

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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

(Source: housecatincarnate)

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thatthirstyniggafromclass:

misconceptions about strippers. 

pussy preach more sense than the fuckin government.

I want to break necks when people shade strippers. Let’s see your janky ass get out there and look that cute in 6 inch heels for 8 hours, smiling the entire time, stroking egos, pretending a dude’s breath doesn’t smell like a rotten animal.

Truth.

My sister has a Masters in Education. She got a job at one of the poorest schools in the city, but didn’t make enough money to pay to keep her tiny house heated through the Oregon winter or buy enough food or take her dog to the vet (first person who drops the word rehome gets a kick in the face.) so she quit and the only job she could get because she’s “overqualified” to work at Fred Meyers was at a strip club because she minored in ballet. I think people forget that stripping is like any other job: you have to have some experience.

And all those crumpled one dollar bills? 20% of that goes back into the club because strippers are renting the stages they dance on. Sometimes it’s more.

Despite all of that, my sister makes more money than she ever did because she works 80 hour weeks and literally never takes a day off. She teaches classes to drunk white girls, she does private parties, she does entertainment for conferences and shows. 

When I had to go to the ER last February and got a bill for $800 that I couldn’t pay, my sister sent me money so I wouldn’t be sent to collections. 

My sister is the classiest motherfucker in a pair of six inch heels. Anyone who calls her a dumb slut or a hoe gets their shit wrecked.

that’s the best thing i ever just heard get said

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What I want to know is why nobody talks about this guy.

For anyone that has forgotten, this is Lee McAvoy. When Donna was saved to the data core in “Silence of the Library”, she basically forgot  all about the Doctor and her real life. However, when she came back, she remembered it all. She remembered living a life with this man here. They slowly fell in love and then they got married and they had kids and for “years”, they were happy. This man made Donna happy and she loved her life.

But then she found out none of it was real and she dragged back to the real world. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, of course it wasn’t, but everything in that life was snatched from Donna. It was also snatched from Lee. Whether that was his real name or not, we may never know. 

Just think about it though. To think you spent years with a person and had kids with them and then it turns out not to be real.

NOW WHAT IF YOU SUDDENLY SEE THE PERSON YOU FELL IN LOVE WITH.

WHAT IF YOU HAVE A STUTTER AND DON’T SAY HER NAME FAST ENOUGH.

WHAT IF YOU WATCH AS THE PERSON YOU LOVE TURNED AWAY FROM YOU BECAUSE OF A SMALL DISABILITY YOU HAVE.

AND THEN YOU THINK IT’S PROBABLY YOUR FAULT YOU LOSE THE PERSON YOU SPENT A LIFE WITH.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT? IT’S WORSE FOR LEE BECAUSE DONNA’S MEMORIES OF HER TRAVELS WERE TAKEN AWAY.

SHE FORGOT.

BUT LEE

WILL ALWAYS 

REMEMBER

LOSING THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE

YOU GUYS CAN CRY ABOUT ROSE AND TEN NOT GETTING TOGETHER, BEING RIPPED APART BECAUSE OF PARALLEL UNIVERSES BUT LEE AND DONNA WILL NEVER GET TO BE TOGETHER.

EVEN IF HE FINDS HER, SHE WON’T REMEMBER HIM.

EVER.

AND IT’S BLOODY IMPOSSIBLE BECAUSE HE’S IN THE DISTANT FUTURE ANYWAY.

DONNA WILL BE DEAD LONG BEFORE LEE IS EVEN BORN

PLEASE EXCUSE ME WHILE I GO CRY IN A CORNER

and Donna already got married 

(Source: simonsparabataii)

gr33kg0ds:

she likes to dance [listen]

a mix for all the bad ass ladies of the pjo/hoo series, for their beauty, their strength, their intelligence, their endurance, their tragedies, and all their victories

and hell, this one’s for the goddesses’ too

these are killer babes and they can tear you apart

art: X,X,X,X,X,X,X,X,X

color: X (zoe)

wow no matter what i did the image came out blurry i’m so sorry, i’m so bad at these things, wow, go me

dance - danko jones // salute - little mix // kill of the night - gin wigmore // babes (enso remix) - icky blossoms // move - little mix // kill my boyfriend - natalia kills // devil is a lady - the chain gang of 1974 // flawless (remix) - beyonce & nick minaj // acapella - karmin // anaconda - nicki minaj // bang bang - jessie j, ariana grande, nicki minaj // babes - icky blossoms // revolver - madonna ft. lil wayne (david guetta remix) // how to be a heart breaker - marina & the diamonds // problem - natalia kills 

i hope you enjoy!

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