I had this bedspread
This is war.
Ballz 3d: The Battle of the Ballz
I actually own this game
this is just a few what I have seen lately
Why would you do this to my cousins????
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:
[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.
More like Julius Fuckit
48 Hours : Queers and Allies : Making games together
Creating media to spark unique conversations
What is it?
A game jam is a 48 hour event in which people develop games based on a certain unique theme. In this case, we’re developing games on queer experiences, however you define it.
i’ll kick anyone’s ass. i’ll kick your ass. i’ll kick your dog’s ass. i’ll kick my own ass
Good Evening. My name is ____ and I attend the University of Texas at Dallas as a current junior. I am writing to you in regards to my best friend ____ and her husband, who is currently attending your university, Fahad Khan. I am aware that she has made more than numerous attempts to reach out to the Columbia University staff for some sort of action against her abusive and neglegent husband. The reason for this email is so I can get a better understanding of why your university has decided to completely dismiss this awful case (along with multiple other incidents) of sexual abuse by a student who attends your university. It is extremely confusing to me as to what it is about him that drives your university to ignore a victim’s cry for help and instead protect an abuser’s reputation, as well as your own. ____ is not only my best friend but more than a sister to me. She has supported me and has been a huge part of my life for quite some time now, pulling me out from the darkest areas of my life, and showing me that I do have the strength and courage to move forward; to become something. She continues to be here for me, as well as many other people, and as much as I try I would not be able to type up enough words in this email to describe how she has literally saved my life. This may all seem irrelevant to your university and whoever runs it but it is definitely something I think about when I see, first hand, what Fahad’s sexual, emotional, verbal, and physical abuse has done to my dear friend, ____. She, nor any other woman on this entire universe, deserves this magnitude of mistreatment. She continues to struggle every single day, blaming herself for the abuse inflicted on her by another man. I am aware of more than enough information pertaining to their relationship to know that Fahad Khan put ____ through Hell, and every time she attempted to get out of it, he pushed her back in. He has made numerous death threats as well as threats to rape her. He has videotaped her in her most vulnerable states and has done everything in his power to make her feel like less of a human being every day. He continues to manipulate her every single day and she is beginning to feel absolutely powerless. I am not here to provide you with a list of things he has done because I know that my friend, ____, has done so multiple times and has still gotten no immediate action from your university in regards to this situation. I am here to ask you this: Why? Why do you allow this sort of behavior to walk through your college campus? What is it that makes you so desperate to protect your school’s reputation by disregarding multiple incidents of sexual assault that occur frequently right under your noses. Why do you continue to provide this terrible, abusive man the power and ego to consistently abuse my innocent and helpless friend every chance he gets? Would you be doing the same if it were your own daughter? Sister? Would you continue to protect a student who sexually, verbally, and mentally abuses her to keep your reputation clean? I am kindly requesting that you do something about Fahad Khan and bring my friend some sort of justice. She doesn’t deserve this and neither does any other human being on this planet. After having witnessed the terrible and wretched things that Fahad Khan has done and said to my best friend and sister, ____, I am absolutely disgusted by your lack of initiative for the situation at hand. I cannot speak for any other university, but I can speak for my own. I know that my school would do everything in their power to make sure someone as abusive, manipulative, and down-right nasty, as Fahad Khan, did not walk through those college doors. So I am asking you to please take into consideration the numerous pleas that she has made to keep someone like him from harming another person, victimizing them, just as she was. Do not provide this man with the power to abuse her any longer. Thank you for your time.
I have the pleasure of attending MBLGTACC 2014 aka #gaycon2014 this weekend, and (finally) I’ve been given the honor of being protested for my sinful lifestyle.
Knowing that I was personally protested by Westboro makes me feel warm and fuzzzy