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2020.04.10 23:37 ubbitzLo-Fi - Love Here Q&A 4/10/2020
halllooooo hope everyone is safe and healthy during this crisis, and doing as best you can. id love to to tune in for a bit live and direct, and catch up on anything from music to life to current events - how you feelin out there? ️ ALSO: i had several mixtapes 'in the works' in my imagination to roll out this year, but as seasons change, i'm re-thinking what I'm feeling on a musical level, and was curious from each of you what kind of music/vibe are YOU craving? I'd love to do a poll, if you would participate it would be greatly appreciated! Since I am planning on releasing a few different vibes, overall, what would you prefer first: ? THANK YOU! Q: Hate to look too far ahead in a time of uncertainty, but how likely is it that Freestyle Sessions still happens?
A: i started to suspect that 2020 was cancelled in early february... to watch the trajectories in China and South Korea, and how EXTREME [and effective] their response protocol was... and to see how our own government was not only unprepared [since trump gutted all the obama era pandemic response protocol] but was actively WORKING to lie and trick [i guess trump just felt insecure and thought lying was his best path to avoiding blame?]...anyhow... at that point i realized 2020 was about to get cancelled.... so now we have all these dates, and INCREDIBLE plans, and so muc magic in store, but honestly i just don't know.... TO BE CLEAR: we are hopeful, and we are basically just all watching together, but at the rate we are going, it's so fucking horrendously mismanaged, and could stretch out for months and months.... if the first curve isnt flattened until late summer.... the next wave could basically keep us all down through the rest of the year. its OUTRAGEOUS> one thing i heard recently is that "until the vaccine is confirmed, nothing will be normal, because we will always be facing another wave" and they have made it clear a guaranteed vaccine takes 18 months, so.... At this point we have of course looked into moving the Freestyle dates, but it's day by day.... Also really trying to be sensitive to EVERYONE: sensitive to our amazing community, to people who want the music so bad, or who are longing for an end to this nightmare, ....but also to the people who are sick and dying or losing loved ones... and it's just not really a time where i feel like "YEEEHAWWWWW LETS FUCKIN PARTY! HERE WE GO!!!!" and even though i can feel like that in moments... it does not feel authentic to focus on having fun while so many others suffer.... i think i should move on because this response could get long. MUCH LOVE
Q: I’ve always wondered how much of the bassnectar project is intentional vs coincidental?? Your shows are such a catalyst for healing... For example, the opening music. To me it feels like sitting in a big sound bath like with singing bowls, harmonizing dissonant frequencies. Intentional or coincidental?? And again with the bass drop. the bassdrop resembles a cross section of a torsion field... was that intentional or coincidental? And your laser show too. The color is so thick and healing! I feel like it’s color therapy. Intentional or coincidental? Thanks love you!
A: i am a huge fan of happy accidents, and i love exploration and adventure and discovery...so while i always want to stay open to that, i gotta say our team is VERY intentional....for me, exploring the MEANING of things, and reflecting that [both receiving and learning from others as well as giving and sharing] is so magical, so the best use of time is to make the ultimate most of EVERY moment, and completely RINSE each moment for all the potential locked inside of it. the opening music [we call them 'tweeners' cuz they are designed to play in between acts] are so fun to create... some of it is just little mixtapes i create of old special tunes,and some of it is deep rich ambient music, or soundtracks from special movies or from Minecraft or whatver... the 'logo the 'bassnectar emblem' for me, represents the balance between extremes, and the spectrum between them... i could blab forever about that... but really its the yin yang
Q: Hope you are doing okay Lorin
A: thanks adison! i hope the same for you and your familiaaaaaaaa.... i want to go deep into how intense this experience is, but it's hard to honestly discuss it without expressing deep negativity
Q: Thoughts on every doing a podcast of some sort? I’m sure there’s lots of us who would love to just hear your opinion on current or relevant topics
A: honestly i have always wanted to do this, because i feel like i have so much to share. i really wanted to do a mixture of philosophy and therapy, i imagined working with a few licensed therapists and taking an in depth case, and interviewing them, and going through therapy with them, and then doing a deep testimonial about that person's experience and how they resolved their issues... but it got really complex... there is so much liability with that thing. That's why we were so happy about Better Help... to be able to provide free therapy... and i am SUCH a fan of tech/therapy [texting, phone, etc] With people like Joe Rogan or even my good friend Duncan Trussel, the problem for me is I authentically do not want to be in the spotlight... i don't want people to think about me [the human being] i prefer to just be a catalyst for art and not have people thinking [or obsessing or getting weird] about my human identity. Over the past few years some individuals have gotten so intensely obsessive and they basically become like Super Trolls and stalk me and threaten me and my family, and ..it's just really made me shy away from wanting anyone thinking about me as a human. If i could be invisible i would love to contribute to ted talks or podcasts... BUT ALSO: i do not feel like "I" am the one...i dont feel like i know the special answer or anything, i just want to find the people WHO DO, and i want to support them, and circulate their mind and mental power... I wish there was more of that in society... less trying to BE the one, more openness to learning and listening and AMPLIFYING the truth... there is such a war on truth now... like nothing i ever imagined... so i want to do my part. obviously THERE IS A CONTRADICTION between saying "i want to be invisible" because you are singling out a subject "i" and making yourself not invisible... i am aware of these contradicitons... i am aware that i don't want to be on a stage but most of the events BN is booked at have me on a stage... so ...its just strange
Q: Hello there Lorin! Thank you for everything you are doing with #GetUsPPE and Chefs for America... I work in a hospital and also was in food industry. Being part of the ambassador program this fundraising means the world to me!! Hope you are staying safe and healthy!!!
A: THATS AMAZING! Thanks for all you do and give back! We are actually working on a special give-back program for our ambassadors over the last year [stay tuned ;]
Q: Hey Lo! Hope you're doing well during the madness right now! I've always been curious...has there been a moment performing that jumps out to you as a "favorite" moment? Perhaps a favorite set/festival you've performed at? Or maybe a favorite feeling when performing?
A: there's literally so many incredible memories, i could not possibly even attempt to pick
Q: have you been tuning into any live streams when you take a break from creating? justin martin and kll smth have been my favorite so far. hope all is well with you and the people close to you
A: here is a long answer: i want to be very careful when i say this because i do not wish to rain on anyone's parade, nor to be rude or unsupportive in any way, but to share my own honest opinion: i truly believe that music is meant to be felt, not seen....to be FELT not watched. As a kid when i went to 'concerts' or 'shows' i had my eyes closed, or i just interacted with those around me or headbanged and danced...or i would bring a drum and drum along [and annoy THE CRAP out of other people, yes i was that guy at one point in college who could not get enough of the drum circles] but anyhow, i love to participate and to feel music, and i love the invisible network of energy between all the humans together in one space, even if its outdoors... it is electric. i rarely enjoy watching a human perform doing anything [i want to say "never" but i'm sure if i saw dave chapelle live i would laugh... or if John Lennon came back from the dead i would watch him sing. i guess? i dont know i would probably just cry and rock back and forth yelling "its a miracle its a miracle jon lennon is back from the dead and he is singing to me oh my lantaaaa!"]... where was i? anyways, i just AM NOT impressed watching a human play guitar or piano or do a dance routine or DJ a set... im not a hater!!!! i'm not like mad about it... it just does not captivate me. I have seen Bjork, Imogen Heap, NIN, The Cure, Tool, Radio Head, all sorts of incredible bands, and while i love the music, i simply do not like to watch it... i like to FEEL IT. In the early days for me, i enjoyed music by playing it [in bands] and that was usually in my room or during practice, and if we played shows it was just on the floor with everyone else pressed up on us like inside of a mosh pit... band practice was like that too. when i started raving, i NEVER watched the DJ, i didnt know what a DJ was and i didnt care, i just loved dancing and interacting with humans...even when i started DJing myself, i never wanted to "ham it up and put on a spectacle" or be watched, i just loved playing music and i loved sharing it and making people dance... that reflective ricochet. But i never liked being on a stage, ...when we set up full moon parties we always put the dj on the ground in between the speaker stacks and the only people who could see you were in the front row, and they had their eyes closed or were lost in the music. i love getting LOST IN THE MUSIC. When i started opening up for Jam Bands, before anyone in North America was supportive in any way to DJs... around 2004, 2005... i always had to play on their enormous stages [on some beat down picnic table off to the side at 7pm] and it felt BIZARRE. from then on, as we paved the path for what is now the north american electronic music scene, i'm constantly 'forced' to get on a stage. i don't get on it cuz i like it, i t's just like... what are you gonna show up at Lollapalooza and play from the porta potty? no. you get your azz up on the stage and throw down. but anyways, the last of my concerns is people "watching me".... i want to be invisible, both visually, but also emotionally.... 'its not me its us' is literally how i feel about community, and 'its not me its music' is literally how i feel about bassnectar. i hate getting credit, or even speaking in english about music for the most part.... i just love the raw benevolence of FEELING and EXPERIENCING that untouchable untraceable music... the SOURCE... so ideally a live musical experience would be about a human being plugging into the source, without any glam or hype... maybe a ton of lights? or maybe in the dark. maybe with lots of other people or maybe alone. so to do a live feed, which is something i have imagined a lot, i never ever EVER considered just standing in front of a computer and dancing around while people watch me? I never considered it because i would never really want to watch that myself... even if i love the music or i am friends with the DJ... i just do not like watching music. and if i was gonna watch music, i would not watch a DJ because... even the most flamboyantly talented DJ is just mixing songs and sounds together. AND THATS PLENTY COOL! but it doth not blow my mind.... so if i ever live stream i would want there to be some visual component that mattered, hopefully something sonically reactive. i will say i have ben begging the universe to provide us with a new interactive global video game where its like VR and you have an avatar, and you explore the world, and its like a festival where you can experience different music and other people [their avatars] and maybe there are side rooms where you play games or hang out, but also something interactive so you can make your avatar dance or even play along to the music or remix it... so it would be like "Guitar Hero" times 2 trillion.
Q: Hey there lorin, I really appreciate you taking a stance and getting us informed. I truly believe that we need to wake up and realize whats really going on. Do you miss us? Because I miss you IT'S GOING TO BE SO BEAUTIFUL the second we come together again:') What is some good advice for those who are stuck at home and feeling sad?
A: KRISTA!!!!!! WE MISS YOU ALLL SO MUCH! and we miss the forgotten dream which now has vanished into infinity... that said, if you are struggling and want something to take your mind off the stress, while i do really urge you to stay plugged in now and do your part as a citizen of this democracy to stay informed and to ACTIVELY STAND UP to defend your civil rights, ....that said... when you need a second to just chill, i reccommend: **READ** "The Wheel Of Time" by Robert Jordan [a fantastic series of rich fantasy] LISTEN TO "Rain Sounds" or "Fireplace Sounds" or "Nature Sounds"...so dreamy... or listen to the Minecraft soundtrack [i made a continuous mix of this with all my favorite parts on loop] **PLAY** Skyrim or Minecraft or some immersive game **WATCH** Bob Ross, David Attenborough, or [ALTHOUGH I LOATHE REALITY TV AND NEVER WATCH IT] i gotta say i have been enjoying watching "Making The Cut" because on of my best friends is a contestant on there...so i watch and laugh and root for Jonny Cota. also..... cook, daydream out the window, exercise... catch up with family
Q: Hey Lorin, hope you're well. I'm sure you get asked this a LOT, but does the team have any plans for West Coast in the near future? We miss you over here! LiB 2017 and Summer meltdown 2018 were amazing, hope to see you out here after the virus goes away!
A: we had some west coast plans unannounced, but now everything is suspended animation... even though it may sound lame, to be honest i really love being anonymous and 'normal' when i'm home on the west coat, so i have really moved to stop playing DJ sets out westside, but in the future WHO KNOWS
Q: What’s your favorite quarantine meal to make ?
A: roast butternut squash, quinoa with fresh ginger and coconut milk, dino kale - lightly steamed with olive oil & sea salt, maybe some other stuff too
Q: Hey Lorin! I hope all is well with you, I finally get to go back to work on Monday, exposed to the virus while I was taking care of patients. Anyway, absolutely loved your 360 and Okee set. I really hope this ends soon so we can all see you again!
A: much love!!!! i feel you!!!! i let go of expecting this to all be over soon, and have been encouraging people to expect the worst and over prepare, and then enjoy better results if they happen... congrats on going back to work and thank you so much for all you do! hope the best for you and your family
Q: Lo Fi Can you start doing meet and greets again? Or maybe some kind of raffle that allows a select amount of people to meet and connect with you before every show? We strongly desire the chance to meet with you in person and talk about life with one of our biggest inspirations. I’ll leave my phone at home and just bring my smile and mind. Sound good?
A: some social distancing meet and greets?? honestly that's kind of what this is. i have 2 complaints about doing them [and i've been doing them whole heartedly for as long as i can remember including jumping down into the front row to hang after every set] but M&G get strange because they are rushed and its just a few seconds with a group of people and it's SO hard to communicate, and everyone is talking fast and asking you to sign something or take a picture...and the other reason is because a lot of times people are like crying or having an intense emotion reaction and so i am blushing like crazy and trying to make them feel more comfortable and i just really do not like being put on a pedastal... i DEF would love to kick it on a park bench with you and with everyone in turn and people watch and talk about life and sip iced green tea tho
Q: hey lorin! hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy and i hope you are enjoying some time off i understand that it doesn’t feel like the right time to party and do a livestream set, but i was wondering if you would ever consider doing a livestream Q&A or even a big love here zoom chat? during these times i think it would be really nice for all of us to gather and connect the only way we currently can i also wanted to let you know that “reaching out” has been getting me through this. its been hitting different than it ever has before for me and i have developed a whole new appreciation for that song. thanks for everything u do excited for the future and hope to still see you in atlantic city!
A: thanks amanda! i hope the same for you and your family!!!! i answered in another post, but i just do not love being the center of attention or the focus. i know it sounds like a contradiction as i am here talking to thousands of people, but i don't do it often... i REALLY LOVE giving and sharing and i want to connect with everyone and know that everyone is happy, but in my perfect ideal world i could be like a little angel made out of light, who is invisible and gets to bounce around secretly making people happier than they were a few seconds before
2019.12.07 02:03 brianctanHarry Potter Cursed Child - The Definitive Review (12/01 San Francisco Opening Day)
Here it is, Potterheads… my definitive Cursed Child review. Obvious spoiler alert for those who have not read / seen the play! I saw HP and the Cursed Child on 12/01 in San Francisco at the Curran Theater. Apparently, this was the official opening day & press day. I suppose the previous weeks were just previews. Unexpected treat, there was a little carpet and press interviews outside before the show. There were also free House & cursed child pins given out. In Summary, in case you decide not to read all of this (like any sane person would): I was pleased, charmed, and impressed with it! It absolutely excelled in the illusions and magic, costume and set design, choreography and music. The actors were also solid. However, it seriously tumbled in the script: plot devices were increasingly repetitive, the run length was far too long & dwindled the impact of dialogue, and the crowded cast/character development all seriously suffered. Would I recommend seeing it for an HP fan, yes… would I highly encourage them to have low/measured expectations for the plot in order to enjoy it, yes. If you’re not an HP fan at all, I can’t say I’d recommend it… it relies too heavily on the HP world already created to appreciate. Ultimately, suffers under a long & weak script, but a solid experience for fans thanks to incredible illusions and magic alone. Background – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is undoubtedly the product of nostalgia and profit. JK is probably just bored too. Since we now exist in a profitable world or revivals and reboots as the norm, often competing for #1 (ahem, Star Wars and Game of Thrones) it is only natural to revisit why we are even fans of a franchise in the first place. With a new theatrical production of HP, expectations are high. I think it’s a good thing to understand your expectations! I am a HP 7-Book loyalist. The dates in the Cursed Child program (Harry’s birthday of 07/31/1980, dates for Battle of Hogwarts, etc) seems like a bit of revisionist history to me in order to make their ages in the play more timely – let it be known that the series never revealed his birth date or the actual years lol. But me? I was the same age that Harry was as the books, as were released in succession, in real time. To illustrate, I was 18 when the Deathly Hallows was published in 2007, about the same age as Harry and the gang would have been. All the 90s babies out there can relate – we were all adolescent and coming of age WITH Harry. We were at the midnight book release parties at the same age as the characters were. JK developed every book so perfectly for these maturing characters and younger audience, both coming-of-age. The fandom and loyalty is real, because we grew up with them. I’d say my age group is particularly protective over the Books in the scheme of the entire franchise. It was made for us, at that time, & nobody can take that away. At least, I say so! With that said, my opinion of the entire Potter-verse is… skewed. I am still a fan, but I am a book purist (there’s a formal term for that I’m sure). I accept the movies for what they are, but I hold many movie choices, and a couple of movies in their entirety, in disdain. I wholly do not accept Fantastic Beasts haha or it’s sequel. I do appreciate the Wizarding World of Harry Potter a lot, both Hollywood and Orlando editions. Thus, along comes the next installment in the reboot/revival train. We were gifted the Cursed Child script many years ago before it was ever formally staged. Some have gone into it blind; others have had their expectations weathered already. I read it when it first came out, so I recalled the plot and storyline to some degree. Either way, we at least knew some of the general premise. It picks up where the last book’s epilogue left off:Harry’s child is going to Hogwarts. And now, it’s the real deal. Bad News I’ll start with my more grim opinions about the play; I think it’s best to get those out of the way & end on a high note!
The length. Nobody can really contest this one. Split across two acts and 5 hours total, this play is far, far too long. I was going to say perhaps the length would be worth it because of how great the play was. Unfortunately, Not great enough to justify the length. It could have been easily condensed into one act, even 4 hours! More than anything, I think they squandered the time they had to build up a lot of characters & move the story forward in compelling ways. Instead, you felt yourself whiplashing from place to place to satisfy some lines of dialogue here & there. For example, especially in Act 2: we’re on the Hogwarts stairs… then we’re at Ministry of Magic… then we’re at Hogwarts stairs again… then we’re at the Diggorys… then the stairs, again. And for what? Like, did yall find what you’re looking for yet?? Lol. I feel like all that movement to move plot points along could have been resolved much, much quicker. The memorable & impactful parts of the plays were too few & far between. I would forgive it if each long delay gave us more depth to the characters. We got some of these moments, especially for Ginny and Harry who shined showing the nuanced troubles of parenthood. Also for Ron having some comedic moments. But these moments happened on occasion, when they should be the reason.
That is always the delicate balance with playwriting and scripts - every choice needs to matter. Every line and set direction matters. Often, there were parts of Cursed Child that just felt like things were happening… just to happen. I think this was most evident in the second act. A villain was revealed in Voldemort’s daughter, and while the writing on the wall was AMAZING literally… the writing was already on the wall figuratively lol. It was pretty obvious. It just took the characters a long time to read it. I guess they needed blue light!
Repetitive. Let’s be honest, this play repeated itself – A LOT. The time turner was doing heavy duty work (which I feel like goes against the premise/dangers of the time turner anyways?? Like stop messing with time yall) – I feel like they jumped at least 6 times. Hermione did it once and saved Buckbeak, yall. I know that a lot of it was Scorpius and Albus being teenage idiots, but… figure it out! The scene and set work started to get really repetitive too, such as the Hogwarts Stairs. I feel like we were going up and down and around those stairs a lot. As if you could tell they just needed some set to re-use in order to fill the pre-set dialogue from the too-long script nobody was willing to re-write or edit down after it was released as a book... I digress.
The dialogue. There was a lot… of angry shouting haha. It’s called levels, people! It is hard to match the amazing magic and music with just straight-play dialogue, but I think the screaming matches were all pretty over done. Anyone seen Moulin Rouge!, where Ewan McGregor is like “BECAUSE HE DOESN’T LOVE YOU!!!” … I feel like it was that level of screaming, a lot. Awards go to Ginny, Harry, Albus, and Malfoy for most scream time.
As for the humor, Many of the jokes were funny and genuine, but after awhile it… bore on. This got into HP movie territory. I describe it almost like cheesy stand up routine: adolescent joke/smirk here, wink-wink nudge-nudge there, scene after scene. It’s obviously a mainstream success and formula that worked in the movies, so a natural fit to repeat. However, after 5 hours… that gets to be a bit of a drag. For example, for all of Scorpius’s self-degrading wit and charm, all that squeaking can only be funny for so long. For the masses, it’s fine! For HP, I expect more than cheap laughs. And i’ll be honest, some of the jokes just didn’t land. Like, this is not a comedy show lol.
Character development. There was a big task here in re-introducing all of these major players from the HP world. Frankly, I’m surprised they dared to include so many. I think as a result, it kind of muddled the waters & we were stuck with the crowded cast syndrome – too many characters to look to and care about, not enough depth to any of them. Funny, because there was OODLES of time, yet we went pretty surface with a lot of them. I’m gonna list the characters I had problems with here… the ones I was pleased with go under Good news! :)
-Delphine. This was disappointing on many levels. Maybe it was the casting at the show I saw, but all of the choices didn’t work for me. She could have been cunning, charming, cool, maybe a little seductive. I think they tried for that vibe. Instead, it just kinda felt like a basic girl with a grudge that works at the mall. That costume - I mean, ponytail, sweater-tunic, and boots? Pumpkin Spice Voldemort. When the shoe finally drops, you’re kinda like cool… we knew. Even then, her flying and spell casting was lackluster. If Voldemort really did spawn, I’d expect them to be Fabulous… Tom Riddle & Bellatrix fabulous! She was not.
-Hermione. I very much welcomed a woman of color to play this prominent role! However the script and dialogue did her the HUGEST disservice. Let’s be real, Hermione is probably the most beloved of all HP characters. In the play, I got none of her characterizations at all. For example: Hermione is type A, neurotic, organized, messy personal appearance, books/knowledge-obsessed, perfectionist, over the top, loyal. What did we get in the play? Sure, she’s a mother, wife to Ron, and minister for magic. How’d she get there? Isn’t that a power-politicians elitist job, when she’s about Saving the Elves? How is she using her cleverness and wit? What about her bravery or loyalty towards her friends and fighting darkness? Where is she implementing any of those traits as a character in this story?? It was all missing for me. She was just Minister. In fact, I feel like she became a side-character for Ron’s humor! Poor Rose never really got a fair shake either… her character came off as whiny or pretentious. The real Hermione would never. Hell, Delphine showed more character as a polyjuiced-Hermione than she did. Pretty disappointed.
-McGonagall and Snape. I was certainly thrilled to see them, and their characterizations were SPOT on. But to be real, not much happened for them & in the plot. Snape’s appearance was awesome & garnered cheers, but… he didn’t do much, other than get the Dementor’s Kiss so Scorpius and Albus could flee. McGonagall, too, didn’t get much depth as the law-&-order Hogwarts headmaster, and she struggled to do anything effective other than yell at them. I was so happy to see them, but disappointed with their appearance in the end. No real development or action for them at all, plot, magic, or otherwise.
-No Neville?? I mean, they reference to him plenty & even make him a huge plot device in the time-turning chaos. I feel like this is the kind of thing they could have done for other characters too, but they got their stage time instead. Lily Potter? Polly Chapman? Who cares?
-No characters from Durmstrang or Beauxbatons? I mean, what a wasted opportunity to lean into the Triwizard tournament and sell some extra merch lol. And to get some European accents up in there. It would’ve been fun, instead of constantly referring to them off-stage.
My thinking is, if you’re going to bring back heavy hitters like this, make them count. Choices. Could this have been a Musical? I dare to ask. Honestly, with the costume, set design and music, they were a few breaths away from bursting into song. I wouldn’t have hated it, or even just a few numbers here & there to power some themes home. Harry, Ginny, and Albus/Scorpius would have ample material to deliver a number or two. Because instead, what we got was SO much play… with not a lot of direction or actual things happening. If they condensed it, it could’ve been more streamlined and simple. FAR more impactful than it already was, which was huge! I’m sure there’s another reddit thread for “How Cursed Child Should have Been” I can troll later. My issue is that it seems as if they weren’t willing to touch the original script that was released as a book. As if that were Canon. What they should’ve realized is staging that script, at the scale that they wanted, was going to be too long & started chopping entire scenes. re-arranging. Still including the high-octane moments, balanced with the heart of the story between Harry and Albus. Instead, we got the FULL ASS THING… which was, in a word, “Aight.” Good News Ah, I’m relieved to have gotten here. Because there really is a lot of good in this play!
Illusions and magic.
I mean, COME ON. Wow. This absolutely excelled and made the entire experience worth it. I’m just going to bullet list so that it’s not so general, but I was just pleasantly amazed the whole way through. I wish there was less play so I could enjoy the magic more frequently lol. It’s the kind of thing that makes you sit forward in your seat. Now THAT was the theatrical experience I wanted from Harry Potter, and it was served 10x over. Well done.
Using the suitcases as staging devices was brilliant. Easily carried/danced with onstage & to place. Example: the Hogwarts Express! You could tell immediately just by them sitting on them. Awesome
THE TROLLEY LADY’S FINGERS! I screeched.
THE FLOO POWDER! Every time they came through that fire place, I giggled. Who allowed these grown men and women to literally SLIDE through… thoroughly entertained.
“Up!” The quidditch brooms
The polyjuice switch. It was good, although I caught Delphine walking off stage from the back.
Harry cleaning up his desk of papers lol. A small magic device, but one of the first during dialogue & just… ahh, so effective. We wizards, yall.
Harry and Snape’s wizard duel - hanging upside down, sideways, every which way!
Those ROBES. WHOOSH! I want a robe now just so I can woosh it around like that. And every time they Wooshed it, there was some effect on stage. Like, a table would be wiped completely of its items. Swish swish bitch.
The Centaur. Such awesome lighting/illusion techniques.
Y’er A Wizard, Harry. That entire re-staging of the Lighthouse scene was PURE MAGIC… They really took us there. Now I wanted a theater staging of the entire books, 1-7!!! Alas, we got this. haha
The Timekeeper. It happened a LOT, but it was still pretty dope each time. Great lighting technique to make it seem like the whole place was wobbling through time.
Harry and Ginny appearing under a bed that Sorting Hat makes. They literally appeared out of nowhere!!! It was so good.
The water. There was a whole ass LITTLE POOL at the front of the stage!!! Is the pool warmed? Were they given an oxygen mask or swim off to another little area? Wasn’t the stage totally wet? The theater LITERALLY was on the edge of our seats for that. So good.
The swimming. I figure that entire screen was a video image playing, of them swimming & Cedric turning into a balloon. Either way, it was breathtaking.
The spells. A bit simple, mostly just fire. But the Avada Kadavra was soo chilling, the music and sound effects really sold it. Green fire… wow.
The patronus. Took us out of it a little with the obvious man holding it up, I wish it stayed stationary … but that white-blue flame in real time, it was a wow. An effect. A vibe.
THE DEMENTORS. I honestly could not even deal. I SCREECHED. I think what helped was the sound. It was so deep, dark, daunting. Very loud and reverberating. They flew everywhere. Honestly, one of the best intermissions to a production I’ve ever experienced… chilling. Magical. Amazing.
THE WRITING ON THE WALL. I actually knew this was coming, but the scope was immense. It was everywhere!! Such a fantastic use of the theater space, every inch & for every level of the audience.
Characters - I give credit where credit is due, these were well developed.
o Harry - The obvious biggest role to fill, and I think they did it justice. He was troubled, angry, traumatized. I’m really glad they took this approach. For all the flack book 5 gets, it is realistic in addressing just how effed up Harry’s life was & continues to be. Following that storyline into adulthood and parenthood was smart. Growing up is hard!
-Albus - well played, enough nuance there. A good Harry-double for the new story. Love that he’s Slytherin… the shock lol. It’s a good storytelling arc between him and his dad. I just thought the ending & final scene could’ve been stuck with a bit more… idk, emotion? Flourish? I feel like they did the leg work to have us sobbing by their reunion at the end. We could’ve gotten that final impact.
-Scorpius. Charming and lovable nerd character. I was impressed with Albus and Scorpius, who pretty much carry the show on their backs! He’s Probably the most Hermione-characterization we got - despite many iterations of Hermione being on stage… a Neville/Hermione combo.
Ron and Ginny: solid. Ron is dealt a comedic hand, but he delivered when it counted and needed to. Ginny surprised me in srong-willed and powerful Weasley Mother mode. She embodied what the daughter of Mrs. Weasley would absolutely be like. I thought her interactions with Harry and Albus were also touching. A pleasant surprise for me (bc I don’t really care for Ginny otherwise, esp in the movies).
Dumbledore. I mean, What’s not to love? I could give the same argument about McGonagall and Snape being brought back for no apparent reason other than fan service, but I can’t deny it. When he first shows up and is amidst those suspended lights… magic. A bit disappointed he was confined to the portraits - there was enough time-turning, we could have showed him in some serious Amazing wizard action - I was ok bc of his emotional scene with Harry. Wow. That is what I needed from this entire play.
The music! By Imogen Heap!! If that isn’t a throwback to the 2000s music that blasted in my lonelyboy ears, I don’t know what is. So glad to see that renaissance for her & in this setting, it fit perfectly. Conclusion If you’ve read this far, thank you. You absolutely probably shouldn’t have. I overall was very pleased with some characters and truly blown away by the illusions and magic. This play had MOMENTS. But I think it really strained under the length of the play and the poor script. Just goes to show you how important a solid script can be! All the set designs and magic in the world can’t make up for weak storytelling (A-hem Game of Thrones). Overall pretty magical experience back into the HP world. I was pleased, with a grain of salt.
2019.11.26 18:32 NewiePirateIn-depth wedding recap - 15k Ottawa, ON
My DH and I are both Canadian and living in Ontario. He is originally from BC and I am originally from Newfoundland, this plays a little bit in some of the traditions that I will tell you about in this recap. My DH and I met about 6 years ago on an online dating site (OKcupid). He was inactive on his profile but I messaged him anyways and when he noticed me he said he just had to message me back. We started dating pretty quickly - it was a true whirlwind romance. Less than 3 months after our first date we were closing on the purchase of our first home together. The next 5 years life was full of ups and downs for us, but our relationship always continued to grow stronger. I quit the job I hated, went back to school, and started my career after graduating. Last year on Canada Day, after getting home from the fireworks, he couldn’t wait any longer and proposed to me in our living room. I said yes! Finally! At this point I couldn’t even imagine how labour intensive the wedding planning was going to be for me and just how much I was going to love every moment of it. I know a lot of people hate planning and wedding planning especially but not me. Except for some friend drama (surprise!) everything went pretty smoothly. DH and I wanted something unique for the wedding and I’ll be damned if that's not what we created.
Invitation Suites: $150 Save The Dates: $50 Invitations: $100 (Vistaprint + cardstock) Ceremony $891 Venue: $171 Officiant: $400 Chair Rentals: $200 Marriage License: $120 Reception $5811 Venue: $600 Catering (including linen and dinnerware rentals): $5071 Mobile Bar Rental: $80 Cake: $600 Music $600 DJ: $600 Photographer: $2500 10 hours of coverage 2 photographers (they brought a third!) Full online photo album Attire $1840 Grooms Suit: $250 Grooms Tie & Pocket Square: $100 Cufflinks: $10 Brides Dress: $800 Veil: $100 Jewelry: $200 (not including necklace gifted by mom) Shoes: $80 Hair: $150 Makeup: $150 Decor $1500 Misc DIY: $1000 Signing Table and Antique Chairs: $100 Marquee Letters: $160 Flowers: $250 Misc $414 Event Insurance: $324 Liquor License: $90 Total: $13,706
The Invite List
Invited: 129 Accepted: 99 Attended: 98 Out of town guests: 22
The Bridal Party
Man of Honour Maid of Honour 3 Bridesmaids Best Man 4 Groomsmen
Bridesmaids · Kate Spade Keds Rose Gold · Custom tote (DIY’d) · Custom hanger (DIY’d) · Hair comb (DIY’d) or glitter bow tie · Custom handkerchief (DIY’d) · Initial necklace · Fossil watch (Man of honour) Groomsmen · Boutonniere (DIY’d) · Custom flask (DIY’d) · Custom hanger (DIY’d) · Geode cufflinks · Gift box · Rose gold tie clip · Custom engraved hatchet Mother of the Bride · Custom necklace Father of the Bride · Custom cufflinks Mother of the Groom · Necklace · Music Box Father of the Groom · Engraved pocket watch
Our vision for the wedding was ethereal with a touch of nerdiness, if that makes sense haha. The Ceremony was going to be filled with nature and the natural beauty of the park we were getting married in. We also knew that we wanted to pay respect to the heritage of our families by having a handfasting as part of our ceremony. At our reception, however, we wanted to showcase our personalities. I’m an active participant in the tattoos/piercings/body modification community and love being ‘alternative’ while DH is a computer geek, loves playing D&D, and video games.
For the Groom and groomsmen we went with a simple navy suit, navy vest, white shirt, navy pants and black shoes. The Groom had a custom made rose gold tie and pocket square, while the groomsmen wore burgundy. Each of the guys got their own crystal boutonniere, geode cufflinks, and rose gold tie bars. The ring bearer wore, navy blue pants, a white shirt, suspenders and black shoes as well. He also wore a matching rose gold bow tie to match the groom.
The Ladies (and one gentleman)
I wore a sweetheart lace gown from David’s Bridal. It was actually a ballgown, however, one thing I specifically didn’t want in my wedding dress was poof. Luckily during alterations I was able to remove all of the crinoline from the dress which gave it a more soft, flowier feel. My accessories consisted of my crystal crown, ivory cathedral veil with gold stars , vine necklace gifted to me by my mother, vine ring, gold vine belt from David’s Bridal , a quartz bangle , vine bracelet and burgundy Kate Spade glitter keds. The Man of Honour for the Bride wore a Burgundy suit from ASOS , a white shirt, a crystal boutonniere, rose gold tie and tie clip, glitter pocket square, and gold/rose gold glitter loafers . The Maid of honour and two bridesmaids were given freedom to pick whatever dress they liked so long as they were burgundy and floor length. My Maid of Honour found her dress on Amazon. Two bridesmaids found their dresses at David’s Bridal (dress1dress2) ). My fourth bridesmaid had the option to wear a suit instead of a dress, so she ordered the same suit as the Man of Honour and wore a glitter bow tie. The girls all wore rose gold Kate Spade glitter keds gifted to them by the Bride, as well as custom initial necklaces and handmade crystal hair pins. Finally the flower girl wore a rose gold and tulle dress, rose gold shoes and a pair of custom made fairy wings.
The morning of, my FH and I woke up around 7am. He promptly showered and I got dressed in my onesie for the morning (having showered the night before). I opened the drapes to our hotel suite to be greeted with a grey, overcast sky. My bridesmaids showed up bright and early around 8am along with our hair and makeup team and got to work right away once I banished my future husband to his best man’s room. It was early but with lots of coffee and muffins we were good to go. There was only 4 of us getting our hair and makeup done, so with two makeup artists and two hair stylists were were actually done around 9:30-10:00. I honestly was super surprised that we were done our hair and makeup so early, especially since the ceremony wasn’t until 4:30 in the afternoon, but I’m really glad that we didn’t have to rush. Once we were done, we all just hung around in the room dressed in our animal onesies, and just had a good time. Our photographer showed up around 11:00 to do some photos. When I signed the contract with this photographer our package included two photographers for the whole day. However, when he showed up, he had brought a third photographer! I think this third photographer was training, but I didn’t mind. Another perspective was definitely going to be awesome. Since our hair and makeup was done so early, I unfortunately didn’t get any photos of that process. The (main) photographer was so inspired by our onesies that after taking some fun shots in the room he decided we needed to go run around in the streets for some fun photos. We held up traffic running in the streets, hid in the bushes and just acted like idiots. It was a blast. This is where things took a bit of an unfortunate shift. I had asked my dad and his friend to pick up the chairs for the ceremony from our rental company - fine. However, my dad ended up calling and telling my brother to get ready and go help them do this. My brother, my man of honour, left. I had hoped that they wouldn’t be long as we went back to the hotel room to start getting dressed.
The First Look
Once we all got dressed, the girls all went to take some photos outside. It was still raining but we managed to get into a few places where we could still get some good shots without getting soaked. That being said, my brother (my man of honour) still wasn’t back. I was frustrated, and worried. Our ceremony was supposed to be outside but it was raining and I didn’t know when it would stop. I hadn’t heard from my day of coordinator at all so I didn’t know what was happening. Were we moving the ceremony indoors? Was it still going to be outside? Where the hell was my brother!? This is where I got anxious. After some coordination with the photographers, and wandering around the hotel to find a nice place to do our first look, we settled on this beautiful dining hall with a fireplace and twinkle lights. My bridesmaids and I tucked in the corner while they created a barrier around me so that my FH couldn’t see me as he and his groomsmen came in to get in position for the first look. That’s when it hit, the panic, the anxiety, everything. I was shaking, it was all coming to a head in this one moment. Was my FH going to like my dress? Was he going to be disappointed that it’s not some extravagant, out there dress that I know everyone expected me to have? What is happening with the ceremony? Why won't someone tell me? And where the hell is my brother?! The photographer lined up the groomsmen facing me, with my FH facing the other direction so not to see me. I had my bridesmaids behind me and then he turned around. Suddenly everything just drifted away. All my worries faded, and I knew everything would work out alright. After all the emotion, we took some photos inside and then FINALLY my brother shows up. I had wanted to do a first look with him, but at that point it was too late. I’m a little disappointed but, oh well. We then ventured outside to endure the rain that was starting to lift a bit and get some photos of the wedding party all together. We walked around the park for a while, and then, just half an hour before we were to head over to the ceremony, the sun came out. Holy shit. I was so relieved, and I prayed that it would stay that way at least until the reception started. We walked around the little town and made our way to the bridge where we would be making our entrance to the ceremony, and surprisingly, we were on time.
The pre-ceremony music was a playlist I made of instrumental covers of popular songs. The ceremony space was held in Stewart Park beneath a large willow tree along the river. The aisle was adorned with flower arrangments I made a few days before with white roses, babies breath, daisies, and eucalyptus. On each of the chairs we had a wedding program and a wand with bells and ribbons for each of the guests. The start of the ceremony began with the song Can’t Take It In by Imogen Heap (music only version) with the Father of the Groom accompanying the Mother of the Bride. Then the groomsmen made their way down the aisle, followed by the Best Man and then the Groom arm in arm with his mother. After the guys followed the ladies, with the man of honour being the last one up the aisle before the flower girl and ring bearer. When the flower girl and ring bearer went down the aisle the music changed to Moonlight Denstetsu by Harpsona. Then it was my turn, and I was accompanied down the aisle by her father. The ceremony itself was everything I had dreamed it would be. We began with a cleansing using a floral and sage mix. It was beautiful albeit a little difficult to keep lit with the wind. Our officiant then performed the reading “These Hands” which worked beautifully with our handfasting. We then exchanged the rings and performed our handfasting ceremony. The vows and handfasting were everything we wanted - it was so beautiful.The only hiccup specifically with the ceremony was that the signing table and chair I had rented were missing. Apparently no one got them out of the best man’s room to bring to the ceremony location. NBD. Because of this we actually skipped the signing and legal stuff during the actual ceremony which my husband and I actually preferred. We felt that the ceremony flowed much better without that awkward time where we sit and sign paperwork. We then finished with a blessing before we were finally pronounced husband and wife. Finally it was the moment we were all waiting for - the kiss! We walked hand in hand back down the aisle while our friends and family waved their wands and celebrated with us. It was such an overwhelmingly special moment. Once the ceremony was over and before we began to take family photos, we stood within the crowd of our friends and family and signed our marriage licence with our bridal party. It was perfect. If anyone is interested in seeing the whole ceremony script I’d be happy to post that as well.
While my husband and me were taking photos with our families during the cocktail hour, the rest of our guests headed over to the reception area.There we had a table of assorted cheese, crackers, and fruit as well as the open bar for them to enjoy. **Disclaimer: This is pretty common in my area, and even those who had never done or heard of our plans for the bar, loved the idea. I understand that in some areas that this may not be the social norm, but everyone seemed to really enjoy this.** We were very fortunate that we were able to provide an open bar for our guests through the generosity of our friends and family. When we got engaged, we decided to throw a “Stock the Bar” engagement party if someone wanted to gift us something, where in lieu of other gifts, if someone wanted to gift us something we asked that they bring a bottle of alcohol for us to use at the bar at the wedding. This went over very well, and before we knew it we had more than enough hard liquor to provide for our evening. For wine, our husband’s mother gifted us 30+ bottles of her homemade red and white wine which we put out on the tables as well as at the bar. And last but certainly not least- it was my favourite part- was the 6 kegs of homemade beer and cider that two of my co-workers gifted us. We had two types of cider (regular and dark) as well as an ESB (Extra Special Bitter) beer and a Rye-PA. This went over amazingly. Everyone loved the beer and wine and by the end of the night we had almost drank the kegs dry.
Reception Grand Entrance
The gents Song - Imperial March The ladies Song - The Best Damn Thing - Avril Lavigne The Newlyweds Song - Sherlock Medley on Violin - Taryn Harbridge
Instead of clinking glasses or singing love songs, guests had to come up and roll the D20 die if they wanted us to kiss. Make a critical roll of 16-20 and the couple will kiss. Roll 11-15 and the couple will have a quick peck. Roll 6-10 and there’s no kiss. But beware, roll a critical failure of 1-5 and you must kiss another guest who you did not come with! This was particularly fun because it got guests up and interacting with each other. My husband ended up getting kissed a lot by his friends which was so fun to the rest of us.
Menu: Salads Field tomatoes with red onions, basil, balsamic vinegar and fresh mozzarella. Mix green with a vinaigrette Mixed beans, corn, cilantro and avocado, with a salsa vinaigrette Meats Roast beef, carved at the buffet table, with le "au jus" sauce, and horseradish Braised chicken with roasted peppers and caramelized onions. Sides New mini roasted potatoes Medley of eggplant, zucchini, onions, peppers in a tomato sauce, also known as a ratatouille. Dessert Apple crêpes topped with apple syrup. The food was absolutely fantastic. I was so blown away by how good everything was, though I honestly wasn’t very surprised. I had attended a friend’s wedding last year that used this caterer and the food there was fantastic as well. It’s what made me decide to use them for our day as well. It’s a food was as good as it was because our caterer’s customer service and attitude were horrible. More on that further down. During the dinner my uncle emceed for us. He’s a performer, has been all his life, so he was the perfect one for me to ask to do this for us. The speeches that my family gave, and the stories that were told very much reflected that. If you’re not familiar with Newfoundland, you might not know that one of the most popular towns in the province is Dildo. During one of my uncles speeches, he brought my husband and I up and presented us each with Dildo t-shirts for us to wear the next day. Everyone had a great laugh over it and it’s one of my favorite parts of the night.
When people say wedding cakes are overpriced, I might be inclined to agree. However, I can honestly say that our cake was pretty well worth the price tag. Our cake was a stunning two tier barrel red velvet geode cake with cream cheese frosting. Navy blue with white marbling, and gold fakes. We did the cake cutting, and fed each other a piece and OMG it was so freaking good. I just wanted to keep eating it. Unfortunately, I never thought to organize someone to cut the cake and actually serve it. Once we cut our piece and did our thing, we kind of just left the cake for people to help themselves to. Definitely not how I would have wanted to do it but, again, oh well. People did eventually help themselves to some of it thankfully but there was quite a bit left over. More for me though!
Okay, the part you’ve all been waiting for. Not really, but you know. What’s a wedding without some DRAMA? After the cake cutting, we were doing some mingling. At one point our cater came up to me to ask how my night was going. They were starting to pack up all of their stuff for the night, because they were finishing at around 9pm. A few minutes later he came up to me again, asking where my coordinator was because he wanted to get the check. Queue more panic, I forgot to bring the check. Now, before you @ me, the caterer didn’t send me the final invoice for the food and linen rentals until the night before. The night before the wedding we were at our rehearsal dinner and then in our hotel room and I wasn’t exactly checking my emails. I know, my own fault for not paying attention or bringing my checkbook with me but that’s no excuse for what happened next. The caterer then proceeded to follow me around for the next half an hour, berating me to get paid and to call whoever I needed to. He was rude and aggressive even though I offered to deliver the check the next morning myself, but he wouldn’t accept that. He wanted to get paid. Now. I didn’t exactly bring my wallet with me to my wedding, nor did anyone have a checkbook with them to help us out. Eventually I managed to get a hold of a phone to do an email money transfer to him. Well, partially. The account would only let us send half of the amount so I spent a good 10 minutes trying to find one of our parents to send the other half from their account for us (and we would pay them back). I was panicking, stressed, and just super anxious because this guy wouldn’t leave me alone. Look, I know. I get it. You provided a service and you want to get paid. I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND. He probably has dealt with people not paying in the past, and wants to avoid that. THAT BEING SAID! It was a Saturday night, even if I had the check with me, he wouldn’t have been able to cash it until Monday anyways. Why couldn’t I drop it off to him early the next morning? Why couldn’t he have sent the invoice a few days earlier so I could have paid him before the wedding? Most of all, why couldn’t he go to someone else other than the bride about this? I had so many people stop me and ask what’s wrong, that I looked panicked and frazzled. It was super obvious that something was going on apparently. Eventually he kind of disappeared, I sent the money and it was done. I was still feeling super anxious to the point I was having stomach pains. Finally, I left and went to the washroom and ripped off my spanx and had a breather.
Finally after all the drama, we were able to get to our dances. It was much later than I wanted, but we moved on. We started with my husbands and my first dance: How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding Father daughter dance The father daughter dance followed with Sweet Child O’ Mine by Jasmine Thompson which then faded into Thunderstruck by AC/DC. AC/DC was a surprise for my dad - It’s his favorite song. As Thunderstruck began to fade in my dad thought his cell phone was going off! Mother Son dance After the father daughter dance, DH and his mother danced to Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw where we also surprised his mother by fading into Convoy. A song and that the two of them have a special connection to as well. Brother Sister dance Brother - Kodaline There were tears. So. May. Tears.
Yep. You read that right. Tattoos. I have been getting tattoos for well over a decade, worked in tattoo shops, and have many friends who are artists. So, after talking to a few of my friends, I found an artist who wanted to come and tattoo at my wedding reception. We decided on a few tattoo designs, about 10, for our guests to choose from. The guests would have to pay for their tattoos if they decided to get one, so we set the price at $60-$80 depending on the design. We did inform our guests a few days before the wedding that we were planning on doing this so that they could come prepared with cash if they so choose to. We also set some conditions for those who wanted to get one: · Cash only · Must not be intoxicated · Must sign a waiver · Must be 18+ years old Holy. Shit. I honestly am still so surprised by how well this actually went off. The artists thought that they might get 6 or 7 tattoos, however, by the end of the night they were turning people away. They were tattooing people from the beginning of the reception until the end of the night around 11:30. It was incredible! My husband and I each got a tattoo, to commemorate the day, and we were the last two of the night. This was my favorite part of the night by far. Not only was it an awesome and unique experience that I was able to share with my guests, it also gave them something from this day that they could carry with them forever. Yes they had favours (little crystals I made) as well as the wands that they got to take home, but these tattoos were something they’d always have. And I think that’s pretty great.
When they say not to sweat the small stuff because you’re marrying the love of your life - it’s true. I was surrounded by my closest family and friends, the most important people to me as I stood up in front of them all and married my best friend. I got to spend my morning hanging out with my best friends, getting glammed up and feeling confident. I got to spend quality time with my mom as I got ready and experience those great moments that I will carry with me the rest of my life. I got to see the look of shock and awe the moment my SO turned around and saw me for the first time that day. I got to have the wedding ceremony of my dreams, under a willow tree in the fall, with the Celtic handfasting I always wanted - to the man of my dreams. My guests had a blast at the wedding, the homemade beer and wine went over SO WELL ( a little too well in some peoples cases I think). The tattoos went over, phenomenally! Seriously, I can’t believe how many people got tattooed and the number of comments I got from people afterwards about how awesome they thought it was!
My man of honour went AWOL for a few hours and we never got to do the first look I had planned with him. We also didn’t get any photos of just him and me. The signing table and chairs I rented never made it out of the best mans room and never got used. It sucks, but honestly no one noticed but me. It rained ALL morning and dresses were soaked by the time the ceremony happened, but the sun came out half an hour before the ceremony and we were able to keep the ceremony outside like we had wanted. Our caterer was a dick. He followed me around for 30 mins demanding his money during the reception, but he got paid and went on his way.
I’ll keep this short and simple for you… Everyone always says that your wedding is supposed to be the best day of your life. Was it? I don’t know, but it had some of the greatest moments of my life. It was honestly an amazing, wonderful, and magical day that I’ll never forget.
2019.10.28 00:34 Silino2020I feel like I was meant to suffer.
I'm 36, turning 37 in March. When I was a kid i did some things i wasn't proud of. Every time I tried to fit in people just turned away. Some people would try and include me, but it's like, the first red flag they see puts me on ignore. I made a few lasting friends, but they outgrew me and any time I try to invite them and just hang out, they have other plans or I just don't hear back. When I was 25 it got really bad. I lost my job, I broke up with my girlfriend because I had cheated on her early on in the relationship. She stuck with me, but after 2 years I realised that no matter how I tried to show her I loved and appreciated her, I was always going to be the reason she cried or or became depressed. And I didn't want her to feel that way for the rest of her life. I went back to my parents. They loved me, but they never knew how to help me. I wouldn't blame them. I stayed in that basement for many years thinking to myself, "it's ok if I die here. I can't hurt anyone and I can't be let down by people who give me disappointed looks or wince at the way I act." That went on until I was 32. My mom said to get a job or she was kicking me out. I did, met some people at work with their own problems. That i could relate to. 2 years ago i met someone that seemed fun. She was always bouncing off the walls and very animated. I loved that about her. We started dating and things were going well, she moved in with me and told me things like "money doesn't matter as long as we have each other"... that changed. She started snapping at me getting mad at me even if I spent a whole paycheck to give us a good day. Things got bad and she ended up saying she was leaving. I started to think it was for the best until a week later she said she was pregnant. It was then that she told me she had cheated on me. The baby is mine and I love him. We're still trying to hold things together. But she still fights with me over things like loosing her toothbrush. Or waking me up yelling about how I need to fill her water bottle for work. She is messy. The apartment we moved into after we had the baby is nice, but every time I cleaned it, she would make it into a hoarders den on my mondays when she's at home. And now she tries to end every arguement with how I'm not good enough, she wants to leave me and take my son. Yelling about how she wished she never started dating me and that she should have found a military man to marry. I just started listening to imogen heap's "hide and seek" and Cash's rendition of hurt. Sorry if I'm going on about my SO, it's just the most recent So it's all fresh. I've spent most of my birthdays alone. I'm just tired of trying anymore, and I know that's not the way to make things better. But I just don't see a way to make things better when anytime I try, things just get worse. I'm just not ...going to get better.
2019.08.29 19:11 ElGuacoSingle Sign-On for plugins
I've been watching this interview on Sonic State with Imogen Heap. One of the many topics that came up when talking about doing music in the modern age, was the idea that part of the difficulty of modern producing is the need for a way to be able to use the plugins you own no matter where you are. She suggested the idea of a Single Sign-On (SSO) service that allows you to use whatever you own wherever you are using a two-factor authentication like an Authenticator app on your phone. It would allow producers to work with the tools they are familiar with in any studio. It would also remove the nonsense of things like iLok and other restrictive DRM schemes that make our lives difficult. For those unfamiliar with SSO, it's pretty common these days with web sites to allow you to login using your Google or Facebook account. Video games have been doing this for years like Blizzard has a phone app for logging into your World of Warcraft game. It protects your identity while giving the developers the security of making sure everyone using their app is a paying customer. I'm personally tired of having 20 different web sites I need logins for to make sure all of my plugins are up to date. I just recently purchased a new laptop and so the process of getting it all installed and authorized again was a pain point. It literally meant a week of my spare time in my evenings getting them all working again instead of making music. What do you guys think?
Did you know that Kacey was on the singing competition Nashville Star in 2006? (Did you even know that that competition was a thing? I sure didn't!) She placed sixth, which is even worse than how Carly did on Canadian Idol. Instead of becoming the Bible Belt's Sanjaya, however, Kacey went on to refine her singing and songwriting, and in 2013 she released her debut album, Same Trailer, Different Park. The album was hailed upon release, and it won Best Country Album at the Grammy Awards and Album of the Year at the ACM Awards. Her second album, Pageant Material, came out in 2015, and she released a Christmas album in 2016. Above all else, it's important to realize that Kacey was always the favorite country artist for people who didn't like country music. Her songwriting confidently went against stereotypical country norms, like how /popheads-rate-winning song "Merry Go 'Round" upbraided the toxic circularity of small-town life, and how follow-up single "Follow Your Arrow" explicitly endorsed recreational drug use and same-sex love. FYA in particular was a bit of a turning point for Kacey; publications referenced it frequently in year-end lists, which was an early hint of what was to come. It got her so much attention that she remade the song threegoddamntimes in the following years! Kacey went on to tour with Katy Perry and Harry Styles, of all people. This mild exposure, coupled with her generally liberal beliefs and give-no-fucks attitude, endeared her further to people who didn't care for country. It seemed inevitable that Kacey would go pop - it was just a question of when and to what extent.
Drugs: Kacey cited drug use in 14 of those interviews, or 47%. Acid was mentioned in eight, and marijuana in six (in several she mentioned both, but I doubt she used both at the same time). Shrooms were mentioned a singular time, and she described her album as "trippy" (read: "best enjoyed while high") on a couple occasions.
Radio: Kacey's troubling lack of radio support was mentioned in 15 interviews, or a clean 50%. Many of those quotes referred to "tomato-gate", an incident where a country radio consultant called playing female artists on country radio akin to putting tomatoes in a salad - an intentionally infrequent inclusion. Kacey may be a commercial flop, but it's the patriarchy's fault, damn it!
Pop Influences: Kacey cited some interesting artists as inspirations for this album, especially for a "country" singer. Imogen Heap was cited four times, Daft Punk seven times, Sade eight times ("What if Sade made a country album?" was a frequent thought process she described), and The Bee Gees nine times. She also mentioned Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn a bunch, but that's not as surprising.
That Gay Shit: Kacey mentioned the LGBTQ community a whopping 17 times. Sometimes they were just passing references to a gay bar she frequents, or the time a friend came out to her and changed her outlook on gay people. In some uncomfortable instances, she laments how she used to laugh at gay kids getting bullied in primary school. She also talked about RuPaul's Drag Race twice, yet avoided revealing that she would appear on the show this year, just under a week ago.
[NOT COUNTRY]: Only a handful of publications had the huevos to imply that the album wasn't really country. Most stuck to saying that the album "transcends[s]" the genre, or is "pushing the envelope of what is country music." Only one, GQ, flat-out stated that the album wasn't country, a statement that reveals more about GQ than it does Kacey.
Politics: Politics were brought up ten times in these interviews. Kacey avoids decrying Trump or Republicans or whatever, and insists that her album is supposed to provide a shelter from all of that chaos and darkness in the present world. Kacey was upfront about her feminist beliefs, however, often detailing her own personal experiences regarding the #MeToo movement.
So what have we learned? Apparently Kacey is really into drugs, is a victim of institutional sexism, really likes Sade, loves the homos, is definitely or may not probably not be maybe country and/or pop, and has vague but likely liberal beliefs. Does my earlier statement, about how she's the favorite country artist for people who don't like country, make more sense now? None of this interview pap would have any merit if it weren't grounded in her artistry, though, and all of these attributes come through in her music. Golden Hour opener "Slow Burn" was inspired by an acid trip, and it shows; the lyrics jump from her birth to her grandma to a bar and some flowers to the vastness of the world, all while a wistful, layered, acoustic instrumental guides her forward. It's not an acid trip as some kind of demonic hallucinogenic nightmare like they taught you in high school health class, but as a blissful state of mind, where you realize that the universe is large and imposing and that you know a few things but you still got a lot to learn. "Oh, What A World" follows this same formula, as Kacey marvels at the strange but beautiful things on planet Earth (even referencing "plants that grow / and open your mind" e.g. weed), mentioning the greatest thing last: "and then there was you." This thematic content isn't especially new for Kacey, but her approach is different from before. Part of it is due to instrumentation; for example, "Oh, What A World" prominently features a vocoder complementing Kacey's melodies, which was clearly inspired by Daft Punk. The lyricism on Golden Hour is also distinct from her previous efforts, featuring fewer snappy/cheesy lines that Kacey describes as like "wrapping every single lyric up with a little bow" and more generalized lyrics that depict a general scene or feeling in lieu of telling a story. Her songwriting is still as clever as before, but it's less concerned with neat details now. It's these stylistic shifts that give the album its poppier feel. You can tell that Kacey (or her label) was a bit wary of how her audience would react, given that the two lead singles from the album feel more traditionally Kacey than the rest of the album. This isn't a bad thing; "Butterflies" is a gorgeous, if a bit twee, song that features an obvious metaphor for love and was the first song she wrote after meeting her now-husband. "Space Cowboy" is the opposite of what you'd expect from a title like that; it's a languorous ballad about letting a lover go, about letting the cowboy have his space. These two songs feature lyrics like "Sunsets fade and love does too" and "You're taking my hand instead of taking my crown," which are nice little lines that do feel like they have a nice little bow wrapped on top. Then Kacey released "High Horse," a pure disco song whose only country influences could be detected in the "giddy-up"s she sings in the chorus and the lasso she swings around in the video. Critics salivated - finally, their beloved token country girl was going pop - and heaped praise, like when Pitchfork bestowed the song their Best New Music moniker. Pop communities took note as well - it even went #1 on our weekly chart here! I love "High Horse," and I'm not mad that it got Kacey the attention she deserved from music publications and forum homosexuals, but its acclaim bothers me a bit. Why is it considered so laudable and innovative for a country artist to go pop? Is "High Horse" really Kacey's only song that's deserving of BNM? I mean, when's the last time they gave that distinction to an actual country song? Doesn't this all kind of remind people of how Taylor got a lot more mainstream acclaim after 1989? Was GQ actually right about how she's not really country anymore??!!?!? As it turns out, "High Horse" was an anomaly on Golden Hour, as the only truly pop song on a mostly country album. Kacey does often blur the lines though, in both subject matter and delivery. "Lonely Weekend" depicts the relatable millennial experience of lying in bed and scrolling through your phone, as Kacey declares that "It's all right to be alone sometimes." The instrumental is bright and upbeat, not quite country but not quite pop. "Wonder Woman" has some of my favorite lyrics on the whole album, as Kacey says she's not the titular character as both an excuse for her own shortcomings and a reason why she doesn't need her lover to be extraordinary either. Kacey is well aware of how fans of pop music are uniquely attracted to her music, and she likes to think of herself as an ambassador for country music. She's talked about how she wants Golden Hour to be a bridge that leads people into the wonders of the country genre, but at times I question that bridge. Part of the fault lies within the limitations of country music, which is often hard to compare to Kacey's style. The fact that country radio is so reluctant to play her singles also limits how effective of a bridge her music can operate as. Some of the responsibility lies within the listeners, too. It's easy to listen to Kacey's music, enjoy it, see it get accolade after accolade, read a dumb GQ article about how it's not really country, and arrive at the conclusion that because Golden Hour is good, that means it's not country music, because country music is inherently bad. I hope I'm just being cynical, though, and if you're still with me after reading all 1700 words of this writeup, I genuinely hope you give other country music a chance. Kacey's the one who got me into the genre, all the way back in 2013, and I've discovered so many great artists as a result. At the end of the day, what is Golden Hour? Is it country? Yeah, I think so. Is it pop? Yeah, a lot of it is. Genre is kind of dumb, anyway. If you're on this subreddit, you know that there's nothing inherently bad about pop music, but the same goes for country, and any genre, really. So what the Hell. Go roll up a joint and listen to that Maren Morris album you've been avoiding for a few years. Go stream a Florida George Line album while you're on an acid trip. Maybe you'll enjoy a song or two! And even if you end up hating all of it, at least you tried. That's all Kacey expects of you.
Passing comments I couldn't fit anywhere:
Kacey's hometown is apparently Golden, Texas, with a population in the triple digits. The album title doesn't seem to be inspired by it, though, according to her interviews. But it must have been, right? It's too perfect of a coincidence.
I love how trippy some of her audio videos are - they give me serious cyriak teas. They really embody the whole acid trip thing Kacey talks about so much in her interviews.
Kimbra is one of the most fascinating pop musicians of the 21st century. She's perhaps the biggest claim to New Zealand pop stardom second to only Lorde, which sounds amazing until you realize she has had 0 hits of her own. Yes, it's the "Somebody That I Used to Know" girl, but calling her that is reductive of the whole body of her work. She's quietly remained a star in her own right, receiving critical acclaim and achieving longevity seemingly through pure talent. When she was 12, she got her first guitar, and slowly but surely she built up her musical talent to the love of her fellow New Zealanders. Independent label Forum 5 head Mark Richardson discovered her, and soon helped release her first single "Settle Down", a funky pop tune of vocal layers and loops. The song caught the attention of Warner Bros. Records, and she was signed to release her debut record Vows in 2011. Vows was re-released in America the same year that her collab with Gotye became a hit, and singles like "Cameo Lover" and the aforementioned "Settle Down" received significant blog hype. She received her first Grammy with Gotye in 2013, becoming the third New Zealander to do so, and things were shaping up to be amazing for her! Well... Her second record, The Golden Echo, did not do so hot, but I'm willing to believe it was genuinely ahead of its time. She got weirder and wackier through incorporating glitchy and alternative R&B sounds into her palette. I'd like to quote an RYM review to summarize the sound of this record:
Unfortunately, her new direction received a mixed reaction. I don't think it's a significant decline from Vows, but I understand why it's not quite her best renowned work. The greatest loss of this era is the dropped Golden Electric tour, partnered with freaking Janelle Monáe! After this record, she went into hiding for a bit, dropping proto-"Make Me Feel" "Sweet Relief" in 2016. In 2017, after a couple of collabs, she came back in full swing with the subtle "Everybody Knows". Flash forward a year, and we're here with Primal Heart, the most wicked record of the year! So, why do we stan her?
On Primal Heart
This is Kimbra's most personal album to date. Now, before the gays quickly tab out, sighing about yet another great star lost to acoustics and cowboy imitations, keep in mind that she's still just as fun and bold as before. Primal Heart is the ultimate realization of the "alternative" pop record, retaining the consistent quality and progressiveness of alternative artists without sacrificing pop integrity or excess. This is her first record with indie beloved John Congleton, the producer for artists like St. Vincent and Alvvays, but his work never seems intrusive on Kimbra's vision. This album is about the star at the forefront, and every song on this record seems to have come solely from the mind and life of Kimbra. Well, more accurately, from her heart. Emotions run through this record in streams as Kimbra finds security through vulnerability with others. The R&B center-piece "Human" outlines Primal Heart's themes. "This is what it means to be human": primal, unfettered feeling. Horn-like synths build up her triumph as she seems to address herself and some unnamed other. Maybe it's a lover, or maybe it's the audience that she seems to have dedicated this record to. Kimbra trusts listeners to be able to recognize themselves in this record. The label of "art pop" brings to mind the high-brow pretense of indie music's self-impressed elite, but Kimbra's take feels more like a beautiful Fauvist painting. The ideas are recognizable and accessible to everybody, but they're pulled off so well it's hard to not want to have it framed somewhere nice. Synthesizers and electronics have never sounded quite as organic as they do on Primal Heart, somewhere between intergalactic alien warfare and retro-futurist post-apocalypse. Sound effects and electronic melodies appear and disappear in a matter of seconds. Masterful vocal layering lend sing-a-long choruses to much of the record. The most distinctive part of this record's aesthetic is the reverberated instrumentals, which create a swirl of dreamy sound in the record that echoes the spirals in the background of the album cover: a sort of oceanic (or alien?) wash of pop. "The Good War" exemplifies the approach taken on Primal Heart to a T. It's the older brother to The Golden Echo cut "Teen Heat", an intro just as intense an opener. Like "Teen Heat", it starts simple, with a mysteriously bass-y percussion loop and Kimbra humming along. However, it quickly submerges itself in a wash of synthesizer soundscapes and vocoders. The short breakdown is heavenly, asserting this album's direction into a refined, mature electronic pop. The recurring symbol of the heart is introduced here as a source of power and energy throughout her conflict of self-realization. Heaven and hell are homes for Kimbra's "two lives", and she remains alienated in her journey to find peace. Spiritual imagery continues into the next track. White girl rapping has never sounded so demonic as it does on "Top of the World", utilizing vocal layering to complement this sort of cult-like imagery of celebrity excess. The tribal mantras echo the weirder side of Tune-Yards, yet not quite as appropriating. While Kimbra isn't quite on a Beyoncé or Gaga level of pop fandom, she has obviously experienced some vertigo from her ascent to public scrutiny with Vows and "Somebody That I Used to Know"'s success. She tackles it head on, perhaps lacking in subtlety but making up for it in pure starpower. Her rise was definitely difficult; NME unfairly, absolutely bashed her debut, and considering the rise of poptimism they would probably laud such a record today. Oh, by the way, the Snoop Dogg remix isn't necessarily better or worse than the original, but it's amazing in its own right. The quirky hip hop beat works extraordinarily with his too-cool flow, and even though the lyrics don't really match the song at all he just sounds so good. "Like They Do on the TV" explores this same Hollywood idealization with more subtlety. She makes it an imperative to find shelter with another, even in a world of advertisement and consumerism. Modern synthpop pastiches of the '80s can often be too heavily self-celebrating, but the sound is perfectly melancholy and suiting. It's as if Visions era Grimes used more reverb and after a few minutes was immediately kicked out of the studio by M83's "Midnight City". The drowned out sax solo is breathtaking, and the synths slowly build into this climax that bests the dreamiest spectacles of Beach House. After two bursts of grandeur in "Top of the World" and "The Good War", a lighter song like "Everybody Knows" seems in order. Kimbra sings a direct ode to emotional resilience, confronting harsh truth without lowering herself to somebody else's level. A quiet heartbeat-esque thump guides her voice, and mysterious sonic elements are slowly introduced into the groove. The song reaches an astonishing climax through a distorted synth bass solo, sounding almost like shoegaze. I understand why this simpler song was the first single. While her album still has amazing bops, she wants to prove that she can have also have focus and polish as opposed to the "kitchen sink" approach of The Golden Echo. She's clearly reached that goal, and her next aim is for perfection on the similarly low-key psych soul tune "Past Love". The tune takes cues from '60s Spector instead of Radiohead electronica, but the same sort of independent pride is celebrated despite when seems to find herself crying as shown in the glorious bridge. "Recovery", the most earthly tune on the record, covers similar ground with dopey melodies. "Lightyears" and "Black Sky" are tied together in their astronomical scope. The former is an air-tight electro-disco bop. "Lightyears"' highs are the greatest and most joyous of the record, taking on the sonics of "Supercut" while embedding a greater sense of urgency and need to take flight. "Black Sky" is the Night Mode variant of similar lyrical ideas, with the opposite intentions of "Lightyears" ("we ain't movin'"...). The same stars are observed, but from below. Kimbra has no need to run away; she has found somebody to let go of herself to. It's a sly contrast of lyricism, but ultimately the two find similar themes as intertwined in the narrative of Primal Heart. After the long journey imagery utilized throughout the record, she is still lost on "Right Direction". However, this isn't an issue for her. She can come back to the familiar whenever she wants, but for now her sights are for greater places. It could have ended the album on such a sweet note, but it obviously isn't all there is to Kimbra's story. The penultimate song reveals Kimbra's deepest thoughts with little of the overproduction that typifies the record. "Version of Me" is jarringly sparse on such a dense album, but it seems like a perfect finale to her narrative of self-reflection. Slightly cut background vocals, piano, and sweeping A Moon Shaped Pool strings make up a powerful backing track to her woes. It's a very real problem: emotions get to the best of us at the worst of times, and on this song it seems they became her personal undoing. Kimbra's heart is untamed, but letting yourself become overcome by feeling can sometimes do more wrong than good. It's a somber prospect to end on, but it's an important one. On her duet version of "Version of Me", the sweeping strings are replaced by woozy synths, and Kimbra's voice swoops around with Danity Kane alumni Dawn Richard. Dawn's deeper voice contrasts well with Kimbra's lighter vocalizing. The resounding drum machine outro brings to mind the left-of-field EDM influences that Dawn dips her toes into on occasion, and the two artists seem to both bring their best game into a collaboration that could have even replaced the original without losing narrative focus. The true closer, "Real Life" is viscerally robotic, a strange way to end a record so revolved around the beauty of humanity. It isn't likely to be somebody's favorite track, but the darkness of it is captivating. Imogen Heap is channeled through her vocoded a cappella, as she leaves a final word of comfort: keep your head up. She certainly has, releasing her masterpiece nearly 16 years into her music career despite the struggles that come with maturity. Where other artists have faltered or flopped, Kimbra has succeeded with flying colors. Primal Heart provides a grand look into the soul of one of pop's most genuine musicians.
On Songs from Primal Heart: Reimagined
As if we need any more reason to believe that she's an amazing songwriter, Songs from Primal Heart: Reimagined remakes four songs from the era (including bonus track "Hi Def Distance Romance") into subtler, prettier versions. Sufjan Stevens-esque folk pop arrangements excellently complement her gentler vocals. The arrangements are not as simple as one would believe from the branding. It's a full re-recording of these songs with just as much artistic care as the originals did. Vibraphones, upright bass, and organs are used as effectively as any synth is on the full album. Songs like "Black Sky" and "Everybody Knows" are stripped down to melody and songwriting in renditions that are almost better than the originals. Any fan of the record who is interested in the re-contextualization of these songs should find it worth their time to check this EP out.
2018.10.05 00:05 SimeonsDilemma2019 Bonnaroo Rumor and Confirmation Thread
https://i.imgur.com/2zTkDGS.jpg It’s that time of year again, folks! This is the 2019 Bonnaroo Rumor & Confirmation Thread. Here we will keep track of all the rumors, tours, likely, and unlikely artists that might be playing Bonnaroo 2019! Please share any new information in the comments and I will keep this thread updated. Here's a look back at the 2018 and 2017 Rumor and Confirmation threads. Please include links to the rumor or confirmation if possible. Here is a link to the 2018 Bonnaroo Lineup. Since it's very unlikely for an act to come back-to-back years, I won't add any names from the 2018 lineup to any of the categories below. Last edited on 1/07/18 at 1:03 PM __________________________________________________________________________________________ Here is a quick guide to the different categories in this thread: Confirmed: (Roo clues with indisputable answers, Artist confirmations, Bonnaroo confirmations) Semi-Confirmed: (Roo clues with unclear answers, Leaks, Info from reliable sources) Possible: (Tour dates with Bonnaroo gaps, In the US in April & May, New music/Planned tour with no dates or early 2019 dates) Rumored: (Speculations with no hard evidence, talking with an artist at a show) Unlikely: (Tour dates that conflict with Bonnaroo but not impossible, TN dates) Out: (No Bonnaroo dates open, at other festivals, in Europe) Please note: Take everything in this thread with a grain of salt! Roo clues are sometimes incorrect, artists are sometimes incorrect, etc. Every year there are artists we thought were for sure booked that end up missing from the final lineup. __________________________________________________________________________________________ Confirmed
The Nude Party
Roo Clue #1 - song "Chevrolet Van" and group of naked folks
Unlikely A date in TN from March-August makes someone a bit less likely to attend Roo due to potential Radius Clauses. These matter more for bigger artists. Some of these artists with a TN date listed as the source could still play Roo.
2018.09.25 15:07 ac3ebemo[Wanted] Nate Reuss - Grand Romantic Vinyl LP
I'm looking for this record from a few years ago for a friend. I am willing to pay, but I also have a number of records that could be thrown in to lessen the cost if you are down for that. Heres some stuff I have for trade. Ask about any variants or anything. Thanks 30 Seconds To Mars 30 Seconds To Mars RED A Day To Remember Homesick A Day To Remember Old Record A Day To Remember Bad Vibrations ALL Problematic (RED) Acceptance Colliding By Design All Time Low Put Up Or Shut Up Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra Theatre Is Evil Andrea Bocelli My Christmas Animal Collective Feels Animals As Leaders Weightless As Cities Burn Son, I Loved You At Your Darkest Atlas Sound Parallax Bad Religion Against The Grain Band Of Horses Infinite Arms Band Of Horses Everything All The Time Baroness Red Album Bayside Bayside Ben Folds Five The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind Between The Buried And Me The Silent Circus Between the Buried and Me Alaska Beware Of Safety It Is Curtains Beware Of Safety Leaves/Scars Biceratops Biceratops Black Rebel Motorcycle Club 21225.00081 Live Blanck Mass Blanck Mass Blind Melon Nico Blink-182 Take Off Your Pants And Jacket Blink-182 Enema Of The State Bloc Party Intimacy Remixed Bomb The Music Industry! Get Warmer Bon Iver For Emma, Forever Ago Bosque Brown Baby Botch We Are the Romans Breathe Carolina It's Classy, Not Classic Bridge And Tunnel Indoor Voices Bright Eyes There Is No Beginning To The Story Bright Eyes Every Day And Every Night Bright Eyes Letting Off The Happiness British Sea Power Zeus E.P. 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A Spectrum Of Infinite Scale Moving Mountains / Prawn Split Old Man Gloom Meditations In B Owel I've Seen Colors Paramore After Laughter (Pink or Orange) People Under The Stairs 12 Step Program Protest The Hero Fortress Sara Bareilles Little Voice Seahaven Winter Forever Silent Planet Come Wind, Come Weather / Lastsleep (1944-1946) Sufjan Stevens Silver & Gold The Acacia Strain Gravebloom The Academy Is... Santi The Academy Is... Santi The Album Leaf In A Safe Place The American Dollar A Memory Stream The Appleseed Cast Illumination Ritual The Appleseed Cast Mare Vitalis The Appleseed Cast Middle States The Appleseed Cast Peregrine The Bear Romantic Firewood The Beatles Revolver The Beatles Revolver The Broadways Broken Van The Casket Girls The Casket Girls The Casket Lottery Real Fear The Chariot Long Live The Chemical Brothers Brotherhood The Civil Wars, T-Bone Burnett A Place At The Table The Cranberries Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? The Dangerous Summer War Paint The Decemberists Her Majesty (Silkscreened) The Decemberists The Crane Wife The Devil Wears Prada 8:18 The Devil Wears Prada Space EP (Clear) The Early November The Mother, The Mechanic, And The Path (Clear Orange Olive Splatter) The Forecast Late Night Conversations (Coke Bottle) The Get Up Kids Something To Write Home About The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) The Lulls in Traffic States Split EP The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Let's Face It Tom Waits Mule Variations Watain Trident Wolf Eclipse Waterparks Double Dare We Were Promised Jetpacks. The More I Sleep The Less I Dream (/200 Orange Pink)
2018.09.21 02:35 EwansMusicImogen Heap's Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Soundtrack Release Date Confirmed!
Just had to share my excitement over the announcement that the music featured in "Cursed Child" will be released as an album on November 2nd! Will definitely be on my Christmas list! Earlier in 2018, I went to see "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" at the Palace Theatre in London and was taken aback by how much I loved the music during the play, by Imogen Heap. I had never heard Imogen Heap's music before and am so happy I have discovered it. It was very different to that of the films and really gave the performance its own identity. I have found some of her tracks which have elements of them used in the play and, in particular, I love the "First Train Home" - with some of this being used in the opening scene, "Climb to Sakteng" - used for very emotional moments and "Half Life" - representing the loss of friendship. Each one brings me a real sense of emotion and takes me right back to sitting in the theatre. If you have seen the play, what are your favourite songs featured in the show? Is anyone else as happy about the album news?
2018.09.17 11:32 MusicLife_MITCMusicLife raises $5 million to distribute music with AI and blockchain tech
From: Venturebeat https://preview.redd.it/vfqq3vjqprm11.png?width=800&format=png&auto=webp&s=ae264f11e2668e0d7506690d078beef308845c54 It’s not easy to strike it rich in the $15 billion recorded music industry — if you’re a musician, that is. Spotify, the world’s most popular audio streaming service, with more than 70 million paying subscribers, pays $0.006-$0.0084 per play(about $7,000 per one million streams), and that money’s split among producers, record labels, songwriters, and artists. Platforms with smaller footprints have even tighter purse strings. It’s a problem MusicLife, a collaboration between the Singapore-based nonprofit MusicLife Foundation and the Japan-based MusicLife Company, aims to solve with a combination of blockchain technology and artificial intelligence (AI). Today the company announced a $5 million funding round led by Metropolis VC, which it says it’ll use to grow its music trading and sharing platform. “We’re thrilled to be working with Metropolis VC to achieve our vision of decentralizing the music industry,” Kaiming Liu, founder and chair of MusicLife, said in a statement. “The music industry is currently dominated by giants, burdened by copyright restrictions, and lacking fairness and transparency for artists. MusicLife will funnel more profit to artists while giving fans the opportunity to become song owners.” MusicLife, like Pandora and Spotify, offers a mix of complementary and paid options through the MusicLife Exchange, a digital storefront. Songs are free for the first 50,000 plays, after which they’re priced by an AI-powered system that takes into account their popularity — defined here as their total daily generated revenue, total play time, the number of listeners, and the locations where they’re played. Generally speaking, a higher number of plays corresponds to a higher value in MitCoin (MITC), one of MusicLife’s two virtual currencies. Purchases on the MusicLife Exchange — which hover around a dollar per song on average — come with more than just playback privileges. Artists license their work’s copyright to the MusicLife Foundation for distribution, retaining 95 percent ownership. (MusicLife says that a full 50 percent of its income will be invested in an incubation program for “music and musicians.”) Each song generates a MusicToken (MSCT), shares of which are traded in MITC. And listeners have the choice of either paying MITC to stream songs or investing with MSCT (up to 45 percent of the artists’ aforementioned 95 percent), which earns them MITC dividends as others buy in. Above: MusicLife’s economic model. Cash is but one way to acquire MITC. Another is through hardware that takes advantage of MusicLife’s software development kit — folks who volunteer their listening data can earn MITC directly, effectively “mining” the cryptocurrency. MusicLens, a $189 pair of sunglasses with built-in bone-conduction speakers and sensors that verify a person’s listening, will be the first hardware to facilitate this type of exchange when they go on sale in “late 2018.” MusicLife isn’t the first to employ blockchain technology in music distribution. UjoMusic and New York-based blockchain studio ConsenSys built an Ethereum-based platform that lets users pay artists directly for personal or commercial licenses, via a smart contract. (It collaborated with Imogen Heap to release a song in October 2015.) PeerTracks, another music-focued startup, allows fans to stream or download songs by purchasing “notes,” blockchain tokens with a value tied to market forces. The higher an artist’s profile, the pricier their music. However, MusicLife contends that its blockchain solution is one of the few designed specifically to protect against piracy. Its “hardware-embedded system” calculates the amount of music streamed over time on any hardware that taps into its API, preventing fraudulent or falsified playback data. “MusicLife can perform fast transactions, bookkeeping, and confirmation of rights without the need for human verification,” MusicLife says on its website. “Through MITC, all members of the community can be strongly motivated, and everyone can actively promote the development of the platform.” The startup plans to launch a first-party website and app in the coming months and piloted the MusicLife Exchange earlier this year. Chinese music service Echo integrated with it in July via MusicLife’s wallet API. MusicLife claims that more than 600,000 people have signed up to use the platform to date.
Welcome to the show here on Radio Rosewater! That's medium wave 666 on your radio dial. The home of hella' good rock and pop! Afraid to report we're the victims of another unprecedented, unexpected time skip. The upside of it is that a whole heap of brand new albums have hit my desk, falling out of a magic time vortex thingy. So here's some new tunes and some old tunes for you in today's show pop pickers! It's a very special show about love. The love of two particular Rosewater residents: Imogen Parker and Layla Smith! True love is like good music, it doesn't have an exportation date. Anyway enough from this sappy old romantic and on with the show! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZY9kDnxL8rVMjadO8LkbwbS_CD7BIFOa
2017.09.22 16:12 SirFuzzy877My thoughts on Skin & Earth.
Well! I've been a pretty damn big fan of LIGHTS ever since I heard Siberia, probably since about a year before Little Machines came out, although Midnight Machines is my true favorite out of all her work( Straight up goosebump material),and i saw her in concert opening for Lindsey Stirling. so going into this, after learning more the concept of the comic and seeing that gorgeous cover photo, I was hyped for a grittier, darker, perhaps more dystopian album, resurging the Holy Fuck production on Siberia. Well, I've given it 2 listens through tonight, and im still kinda warming up to it...... intro: the all vocal harmonies and fuzzed out sound to it is a pretty sweet opener into En's story, flows and connects really well into... Skydiving! Love this one. Really dig the soft, but shimmering synths through the verses and the bridge. The back vocals Lights lays down for the final chorus are probably my favorite thing about the song. Until The Light: this one... Kinda caught me a little off guard. The tropical, almost clubby sound to it struck me as pretty conventional for someone of as much Talent as LIGHTS. Liked the lyric about Fighting The Good Fight, and living free till the light seemed to fit in with the dystopian, over-ruling corporation, Tempest industries (although i have yet to read the comics) was hoping for a bit more oomph. Savage: Now Theres that fire, girl! Lights Roaring out the words to this one with her fiery hair and punchy drums really helped kick the album more in the raw direction I wanted. New Fears: My favorite of the singles. Love the crap out of LIGHTS lower vocal register through the verses, and when she brings it up so high, but so soft, oooh girl, i get tingles! One of her more sensual songs to date that I know of, very sexy, definitely not overtly so on it though :) Morphine: the real soft intro to this one really turned my head. Actually pretty nice, unique melody to this one, with interesting chords, but i fell its just a bit repetitive and conventional pop. Liking it more after the second listen. We Were Here: now here is where it went a bit ehh for me. Did not immediately care for the lyrics, seemed pretty bland and not very characteristic of LIGHTS. If you think in the context of the comic, with the Human Race nearing extinction on a toxified planet, the lyrics almost make sense, our last generation was indeed here and we made our mark. Really wanted some more dystopian grit and power on this one. Kicks: Did not like this one. Sounds way too much like 'shake it Off' type Taylor Swift 😲😧 lyrics i guess could be considered 'fun' but again, definitely uncharacteristic of our dear LIGHTS. Possibly calls back to The Listening, but lacking the sweet, glossy synths and the innocence of that era of her music. Giants: really liked the verses on this one, cool rhythm and actually really sweet harmonies. Cool, otherworldly feel to it. Then the time signature pulls a fast one. The chorus is still fun. But the lyrics are a tad basic for it. Really like the 8bit style synths in the back of the chorus, and still makes for a fun anthem. Moonshine: Sharp Stick-click rhythm to start, awesome. Ohh-ohoh -ohps. Cool. Lyrics? Whaa? While the concept for the song is cool. Midnight sun is sweet, but the rest of the lyrics come off actually really cliche to me. Generic. The bridge is better, but i don't think it saves the song from being one of my least favorites. Sorry Val. Interlude: oooh yaaas. Ethereal all vocal chords reminiscient of Imogen Heap really did it for me on this one. Cool little space to throw some shady, dystopian mystery vibes into this thing. Wish was more than just that, an interlude.... Magnetic Field: My Favorite non-single off this Record. Im sure will be friggin fantastic on acoustic. The Sensuality in this one really gives off a gravity of its own on the tail end of the album. The heavy backing chorals are actually pretty epic, and the grand, hard hitting bass really is the high point for me in En's world within the music. This song has just enough edge in the synths for it to be a good redemption from the couple not so great songs earlier on. Fight Club: da da da da da da - what the Phuck? Okay. The beat, not bad. But the whole style of the song just doesn't fit into much of any of her other material, i don't think. Doesn't hardly sound like her singing, to me! Pretty cliche pop parts in the lyrics and the repeated, toned down back voices are kinda dumb. Yeah, not a favorite of mine either.... Almost Had Me: huh? Its already over? Nice, sweet melody, and a longing quality to LIGHTS vocals I thought was a nice touch. More sweet stick clicking rhythm, cool cool, then a pretty basic four to the floor beat, good drive to it, but not the most creative. Echoing synths = 80's cheese remix? I dunno. Its got a good finality to it, but definitely leaves a bit to be desired. Overall: i have to say, i didn't even think it was possible for me to have a least favorite LIGHTS album being that I adore her, but here it is, Skin and Earth. Still En-joyable though, and i think this departure from what im used to of hers still has a bit of room to grow on me. I think thematically, what really bugged me about this album, is that inescapable but un-named " you" character a good majority of the songs seem to focus on. Is it her Husband Beau? I dunno, but i kinda wish 'he' wasnt quite such a focal point on this record. A dystopian sci-fi series has gotta be more than just a love story, am I right! Still though, im very appreciative of and excited for LIGHTS to have the ambition for this project, and i Eagerly await to see how it grows on me. (Acoustic album, YES?!?!?) HAHA, good Job, Mrs. Bokan! 6.5\10 Agree? Disagree? Why!! Lemme know guys! Much love!
2017.07.12 11:21 TiberiusDeckardAny news on whether the Cursed Child soundtrack will ever be released?
Hi folks! I've been browsing through the web ever since I saw the play, trying to find the Cursed Child soundtrack composed by Imogen Heap. All I could find were a few songs and some articles dating back from late 2016 saying it wasn't ready for release yet. Does anyone have more info on it? I guess they might be waiting till the Broadway play opens to release it...
2017.05.21 19:00 noforeverbstI [25M] effectively creeped out my best friend [23F] and she wants nothing to do with me. Please help me.
TLDR: I took my best friend out to enjoy a show, my girlfriend got mad, and it broke the straw on the camel's back to my best friend about my poor behaviors. My best friend no longer wants to talk with me or have anything to do with me. Throwaway because one of the involved parties uses Reddit. I've been friends with Amelie [23F] for five years, coming from her freshman year in college and my junior year. We were in college choir and so that's where most of our time spent together came off from. We got close over the years (I guess, I don't know how she really thinks of it now) and so I felt comfortable with what I guess was what I was used to with my best friends; I gave her pet names, fun hand assembled presents and even the occasional NSFW Snapchat asking for her opinion on stuff (like how I looked in briefs to make it better for my gf). Last month I took my girlfriend, Manda [25F] out for a Cirque du Soleil show and it was awesome, we had lots of fun. Amelie had moved to a major city not far away and since we no longer saw each other on a daily basis in choir, I decided to treat her to the show and pull out the stops. Since we rarely see each other, <10 times a year, I was down for making it fancy and fun. Last weekend I took her out for a VIP version of the same show. It was pricey but we typically don't get to hang out so I didn't mind, and I just wanted to see what it was like basically. I also took her out to dinner beforehand at a place we eat pretty much every time we meet and I paid, because I do that for friends alot and have done that a bunch for her in the past. (My logic is that I have a full time job and most of my friends hadn't graduated yet so why burden them with paying.) We go to the show and have fun, I enjoyed the show again from beginning to end and yeah, it made me super duper happy we get some time together; we lost alot of closeness when we were physically apart and I was working hard to try to keep the friendship going. I see 30 texts from my coworkers messing around but found out later I missed about a dozen from my girlfriend so I didn't reply to them (they were pushed below the coworkers' texts). Afterward we go from some bubble tea and in the car ride we listen to songs, some of them lovey dovey (chosen by me cause I know those lyrics) and some not (mostly her.) She mentions Imogen Heap, whose song "Hide and Seek" has been a favorite of mine since high school and because she isn't exactly mainstream pop, I tell her that I'd totally marry her if she chose the song I loved. She chooses another one and we joke that Hide and Seek is a 2nd best and I was perfectly fine leaving that at that. So my phone is connected to the radio on Bluetooth and my girlfriend calls. She immediately starts yelling and wondering why I ignored her messages, which I check and now see a dozen missed texts under my coworkers. I try to explain but it doesn't help, and she feels insecure and worried; she feels that I'm on a date with Amelie. She says I got dressed up and left early just for her and other stuff. My logic was that my work clothes are business casual and I even told Amelie I'd change if she gave me a heads up on what she was wearing, and that the traffic in the metroplex is so bad I wanted to leave earlier (it also gave me time to pull over to use the restroom), and I still ended up arriving early enough that we had dinner. Manda asked if I was still with Amelie at this point int he night and I panicked; I didn't want to pull Amelie into this nor drag her under the bus so I lied and said no. Eventually she hangs up and Amelie says that year, Manda just seems super insecure. I felt bad about lying and even apologized to Amelie, and that honesty wasn't the best immediate policy cause I didn't want to push her into this. We hang out some more, its a little awkward but yeah. I drop her off, and because I was graduating with a masters that weekend, I gave her a graduation appreciation present (basically, a box of assembled things to say "thanks for sticking by me all those years"). And gave her a kiss on the cheek and said bye. I felt bad immediately because she become kind of dissonant and it was clear I shouldn't have done that, and quietly left. Manda and I argued that night and she ended up promising to try to understand that I treat my best friends different than how she did; I was used to shows, dinner etc with best friends. (I'm an ENFP if that helps in seeing how I work friendships.) I agreed to be more open with her. The week following, Amelie was pretty terse whenever I tried to talk with her and at times she would completely ghost my messages or snaps etc. I felt lonely Friday night and asked her if we were okay. She bought up a ton of events from our past that made her feel really uncomfortable to say the least, and a ton of things too long to list here. She felt that I broke a ton of boundaries and that I was way too inappropriate over the years. It makes sense, I just thought we were close enough to basically be able to ignore that stuff but she felt otherwise. Ultimately, Amelie bought up that I lied to Manda and that she doesn't trust me as a person. I know trust is a dealbreaker for her and it made me feel creepy, stupid and gross that she didn't trust me and that I did all the weird shit I did because I thought it was okay with her. I tried to give her my logic and reasoning for why I played love songs, told her I love her (seriously, as a friend), pet names and the other stuff was because she was my best friend and I felt joy with her. In the end, at 4AM, Amelie told me that I was making excuses and to never contact her again. We never really fought before and even she said this would be out of the blue. I cried for over 12 hours straight. I helped her get her boyfriend, I didn't want to try to replace him, and I know her own best friend and I didn't want to replace them either. I wanted to try to stay in the picture because we lived apart from each other and try to stay there for her if she ever had something going on. I feel like a shitty friend for making her uncomfortable for so long without realizing it. I want to tell her that I didn't mean to be so creepy, invasive, intrusive or any of that especially because I didn't realize it wasn't okay with her, and that I'd change all those things she didn't like in a heartbeat to stay friends with her for the future. I know now how idiotic I was. She deleted me off social media. I feel so incredibly broken and empty that I lost a best friend. I wanted to thank her for years of hanging in there with me and instead I lost her. My girlfriend has been comforting me since, she doesn't understand how I'm so affected but she is trying to. I don't want to lose my best friend because I was stupid and naive. Amelie isn't a bad person by any means, in fact she was such an amazing friend to me, which is why I love her so much. In November, she even asked when I was moving to the major city she was in, so we could gossip, grab food and hangout like old times. It hurts so bad, what do I do? edit: fixed words
2017.05.16 20:14 DomcessI'm 27, I've Been Rapping Since I Was 12 - Here is My First Project: [Hip-Hop] Dom Cess - 'Little Black Sambhos" (2017)
Rough Draft https://soundcloud.com/domcess/sets/little-black-sambhos-1 Official video I shot about 2 years ago to "The Realest" beat by Alchemist https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZKDIGlfaPc If You want to connect https://www.instagram.com/dom_cess/ ....enjoy So I've been writing rhymes down since I was 12, but the first time I remember having the ability was in 4th grade when Mr. Uretta asked us to write a poem...Mine began with the lines Ash and Pikachu Grimer with his nasty goo Lol Any who, I've been putting in my 10,000 hours. The hardest part is finding your delivery which I think I have. There are songs on this playlist that's origins date as far back as 2007. If you like and follow, I will have a new song for you every week, and this coming Friday I will put out one of my favorite songs that I've probably recorded 7 times over the past 2 years. The first song on the playlist appears to be the Internets favorite, and I believe I recorded it as far back as 2009, so you can compare the delivery in that record (sounds like Lupe Fiasco), to the rest that are more recent (I have more husk in my voice, sound a bit more like a Juelz Santana meets Prodigy. My influences are Nas, Jay-z, The Lox, Lupe Fiasco, Prodigy, Joe Budden, Cam'Ron, Juelz Santana among others...maybe you can hear their influence in my music. I will say, if y'all aren't fans after the work I put in on this, I'm hanging it the fuck up. The project is named after the book, who's main character was one of the first black heroes in literature..and the spelling "Sambho" with the H refers to the first black budda who allegedly introduced the East Asians to spirituality. Any feedback, or solicitations of collaborations are welcomed (Particularly with ENGINEERS and producers. If you make it to the end...I promise you bars, flow and story telling. if I'm wrong let me know. Here is some context to each record
Final Fantasy (Prod. by Millz)
One of the themes of this tape is growing the courage to chase my dreams as opposed to getting trapped in the comfort of working a 9 to 5 everyday. It samples a song from the Final fantasy video game...I'm not sure which one..I'll ask my producer
The Bullshit (Prod. by Millz)
This song is more or less my baby and reflects exactly how I feel about my community, some of the folks I call friends and just again, the idea of waking up everyday and going to a job one hates. It was heavily influenced by my producer who came home after a 6 month jail stint. Just recognizing that this man had his freedom taken away for 6 months and came home to a community....and everything was exactly the same...no progress. (God damn here we go again...niggas come home to their people doing the same shit. It really captures the frustrations daily life shit.
N.A.Y (Not About You)
This song was inspired by three girls I had relations with. One was purely I fuck buddy that I did like but could never see myself with. One was a fuck buddy that really fell for me blindly even though I was always honest with her, and the other is about a girl that I actually loved that ended up cheating on me ( I deserved it though).
The Sky Is Blue (Prod. By the Bar)
This beat was made in maybe 2007, me and two of my friends flipped Imogen Heaps - Speed Cars (love that song). It essentially carries the same theme as Final Fantasy...chase your dreams, god gave you all the tools to be whatever you want to be.
Jealousy (Prod. by Millz)
This is essentially a weed song. More just me having fun and being really lyrical and witty and experimenting with flows. The Hook is " Rereally though, that shit's fire but this here is really dope (My weed is better than yours)
Hiccups and Hangovers (Prod. ATG)
This song is just about appreciating the small things...being with your peoples, drinking and what not. The older we get the less we need the club and the more we appreciate the small get together.
I recorded this song in maybe '09. You can date it by the sports references.
Show & Tell (Prod. by Millz)
Just an ignorant turn up song.
gods (Prod. by the bar)
They made this beat on accident...they just happened to click on a really dope part of a sample. There is a little intro than it goes into the sample I'm talking about. It has some consciousness and substance to it, concerning things like police brutality..and imagining us fighting back. When i wrote this record I essentially picture me and a couple or real ones gathering in a basement preparing our strategy to go to war. It is heavily influenced by Cam'ron and Juelz Santana's Dipset Rapcity in the basement freestlye in regards to flow. 10. The Last Job (Prod. by the Bar) This song is about racism...and the notion that If it doesn't exist or affect me the way I feel it does than I must be mentally impaired.
High & Tight
Named after the style of haircut alot of police officers get and the feeling of being high off marijuana...but still being uneasy. Another kind social conscious but aggressive record with rock influence. Someone please show me how to make it so these numbers are actually sequential and not just 1. 1. 1. Let me know ya'll
Disclaimer: These were the top songs for each topic when I last checked the search links, and results may differ when you read. It does not account for draws or Reddit's crappy search function.
9 songs were previous top posts, highlighted in bold in the table.
2 Nirvana songs.
Song releases range from around 1959 to 2017. The 1980s were the most popular decade with 1985 as the most popular year. NB, Live songs are classed by their year of performance, which may not be their original studio release year.
Countries represented include the United States (16 songs), United Kingdom (10), Canada (2), Australia, Barbados, Canada, Germany and Ireland (1).
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2016.08.29 17:37 greengingTOP TEN POP TEN RESULTS: TAYLOR SWIFT
Gooooooooood morning popheads! I'm here with u/TheAllRightGatsby on this lovely Monday telling you to grab some coffee to cut through the post VMA haze because it's time for the results of last week's voting! Without further ado....
STYLE - 1989 (297 points)
All Too Well - Red (294 points)
Blank Space - 1989 (280 points)
Enchanted - Speak Now (251 points)
Wildest Dreams - 1989 (174 points)
New Romantics - 1989 (150 points)
22 - Red (149 points)
Holy Ground - Red (148 points)
We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together - Red (138 points)
Clean - 1989 (136 points)
State of Grace - Red (133 points)
Love Story - Fearless (129 points)
Out of the Woods - 1989 (109 points)
Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran) - Red (105 points)
There you have it folks- AN UPSET. As a Swiftie I'm appalled but as a pophead I'm overjoyed. Let's get into it. (sorry in advance this got REALLY long) Taylor Swift is the voice of a generation. She is known for her narratives about love and personal experiences, her close relationship with her fans, and carefully crafted public appearance and persona. As of Jan. 2016 she had sold over 40 million albums, 130 million single downloads and was one of the top five music artists with the highest worldwide digital sales. Taylor Swift was born on December 13, 1989. At age 12 she learned guitar from a computer repairman, and at age 14 was signed to RCA Records, under an artist development contract. During this period she forged a relationship with Liz Rose, who she still writes with today. Around this time her family moved from Wyomissing, PA to Hendersonville, TN. In 2005 Swift was scouted by Scott Borchetta at Bluebird Cafe in Nashville; Borchetta was in the process of opening up his record label, Big Machine Records. Swift was one of the first artists signed to the label. Swift's father also purchased a 3% stake in the label. Work on her self titled debut began almost immediately. Swift insisted on working with Nathan Chapman, who has produced for her in some capacity ever since. Taylor Swift was released in 2006 with the lead single Tim McGraw; is a country styled album twinged with pop. Swift wrote or co-wrote every track. The album debuted at 19 on the Billboard Top 200 albums, peaked at 5 and stayed on the list for 277 weeks. Five singles (Tim McGraw, Teardrops on My Guitar, Our Song, Picture to Burn and Should've Said No) were released to support the album. Teardrops was Swift's first (of many to come) pop crossover hits, reaching 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. Our Song was her first 1 on the Country Hot 100, and reached 16 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album has been certified platinum five times by RIAA. In support of the album Taylor opened for Rascal Flatts and George Strait, and embarked on a six month long radio tour. It was the beginning of a close personal relationship with country radio, one she maintained until her documented switch into pop music in 2014. Fearless was released in 2008 and debuted at 1. As with her debut, Swift wrote or co-wrote all the tracks. She also gained her first producing credit. Five singles were released to promote the album (Love Story, White Horse, You Belong With Me, Fifteen and Fearless). *Love Story would become her biggest hit. The song was praised for its narrative and plot development, pairing well with Swift's wistful delivery. LS reached 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, the highest peak for a country song on a mainstream list since 1998 (Shania Twain - You're Still the One). White Horse was the second single, reaching 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. You Belong With Me was the third single, and was performed on the VMA's in 2009. While accepting the award for the Best Female Video for the song, Swift was interrupted by Kanye West who told her "Imma let you finish, but BEYONCE had the greatest video of all time, ALL TIME." West can still be found stanning for Bey today. ;) Fearless is the most awarded country album of all time. It received the Album of the Year award at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, American Music Awards of 2009, Country Music Association, and Academy of Country Music Awards. Swift also received the Grammy for Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Vocal Performance. Notably Swift also received some negative feedback on her vocal performance with Stevie Nicks. Swift embarked on her first headling world tour to support the album. As an attendee of the second US leg, it was BALLIN'. Swift was very...Swift. Endearing, excited, adorable, awkward and very relate-able. It was over the top, lots of costume changes and dancers, coupled with intimate B-stage performances and acoustic numbers, things Swift has become known for. Her later tours have capitalized on these traits, and do them better ever time. Speak Now was released in 2010. Swift penned the entire album herself, and again produced with Chapman. The record represents a shift in tone, from pop twinged country, to pop with country accents. It debuted at 1 on the Billboard charts, selling over a million copies in the first week. Swift promoted the album with a series of live performances in New York City on top of a bus and in Central Park. Every song on the album charted at some point, and is the only album to spawn 17 Hot 100 singles (four top ten, seven top twenty, and nine top thirty hits). Six official singles were released in support of the album (Mine, Back to December, Mean, The Story of Us, Sparks Fly and Ours). Swift performed Innocent, a song forgiving West for his interruption at the 2010 VMA's. She performed Mean at the Grammy's, where she was awarded Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song. Speak Now was also nominated for Best Country Album, but lost to Lady Antebellum. A live album chronicling the Speak Now World Tour and its' many covers during live shows was released in 2011. Red was released in 2012. It is considered by many to be her best body of work, her magnum opus. The album represents a further shift in tone, delving further into pop melodies and more mature, emotional lyrical content. It centers on semi-toxic relationships with people and the limelight and is carefully crafted to subtly show Swift's increasing maturity. Treacherous touches on sexual relationships (I'll do anything you say/if you say it with your hands) which had only been briefly mentioned in previous albums (off the top of my head Sparks Fly is the only song that kind of goes in that direction with the lyrics 'you touch me once and it's really something/you find I'm even better than you imagined I could be' but correct me/discuss further please). The album spawned seven singles (We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together, Begin Again, I Knew You Were Trouble, 22, Red, Everything Has Changed (feat. Ed Sheeran) & The Last Time (feat. Gary Lightbody)). This was the first album on which Swift collaborated with Max Martin and Shellback, the talented pop producing duo. The trouble with Red is that it's a patchwork of genres, mostly pop with country, rock and dubstep influences. It almost does too much, which is where a lot of critics found fault with it. As Taylor goes on to say later, it is not sonically cohesive. The album was massively successful, debuting at 1 with 1.21 million albums sold in the first week. It was nominated for four Grammy's and won none. Swift performed the fan favorite All Too Well at the Grammy's that year. Swift was notably shamed for her (finger quotes) many romantic relationships over the course of the album's conception and subsequent release, leading her to not date for two years leading up to the release of 1989. 1989 was released in 2014, and is Swift's "first documented offical pop album" as said by Swift herself. The story goes that Swift lost out on Album of the Year at the 2013 Grammy's, went home and woke up at 3am with the concept for an 80's inspired pop album at 3am that morning. It is her most "sonically cohesive" work since Fearless. It features the producers: Max Martin (also exec.), Taylor Swift (also exec.), Jack Antonoff, Nathan Chapman, Imogen Heap, Greg Kurstin, Mattman & Robin, Ali Payami, Shellback, Ryan Tedder, and Noel Zancanella. Quite the switch from the early days of Swift and Chapman. Seven singles were released in support of the album: Shake It Off, Blank Space, Style, Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar), Wildest Dreams, Out of the Woods and New Romantics. The album was supported by the 1989 World Tour, which spawned a variety of memes based off of Swift's introduction of her many special guests, most notably her squad of tall, leggy Victoria's Secret model and actress friends. Swift won the coveted Album of the Year, making her the ONLY female artist to do so. Very exciting stuff. She was also awarded Best Pop Album and Best Music Video for Bad Blood (feat. Kendrick Lamar). Swift is diverting from her two year cycle this year, with no word on a release of a new album. (please drop something soon) Swift has drawn a fair amount of controversy over her career, mainly for her romantic entanglements. Most recently Swift has been the center of controversy over her (previously) alleged knowledge (now known and confirmed #kimexposedtaylor oops) of Kanye West's mentioning of her in his song Famous (Swizz told me to let the beat rock...I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/Why?/I made that bitch famous) and inclusion of a nude wax body double of Swift in the video. Swift contested that she was unaware of the line calling her a bitch, saying she wanted out of his narrative and has since 2009. Her relationships also draw a fair amount of controversy and slut shaming- there are numerous articles calling Swift out for her boyfriends and dates, so many articles chronicling her dating life and calling her crazy. In the song Blank Space Swift embraces the narrative and becomes the boy crazy, spurned ex-lover the media makes her out to be. Nowadays she its seems a though she chooses to embrace the limelight, seen most recently in her romance with Tom Hiddleston. Swift is also incredibly charitable, and is known for her donations to various charities and campaigns. She donated the proceeds of the promotional single, Welcome to New York to NYC schools, donated a quarter of a million dollars to Kesha's legal fund, and a million dollars to the Louisiana flood relief efforts. She started an education center in Nashville, and has supported many efforts to help kids learn to read or play music in the past. Finally, Swift is possibly most well known for her relationship with her fans. In the liner notes of every album, there are secret notes that detail something special about the song for the fans to figure out. She follows them on Tumblr and creates playlists to get over heart break, bullying and sadness. She mails them packages and cards for 'Swiftmas' and Valentine's Day, surprises them at weddings and bridal showers, likes their photos on Instagram and favorites their tweets. Taylor has crafted a close, personal relationship with her fans, something unlike most other artists. Swift has grown up in the public eye, and has become an icon of this generation. I'm having trouble wrapping this up, possibly because of my deep attachment to her, but she's built her empire on the importance of a personal narrative. She's reminded young girls and women that having lots of feelings are GOOD and okay and totally acceptable. She's reminded us that everyone makes mistakes and has a lot to learn (her feminism could use a lot of work), and that recognizing mistakes is important. Swift is a shrewd businesswoman, but she is human and that may be her most remarkable quality. Despite the carefully crafted pop megastar persona, there's a girl under there learning and adjusting just like the rest of us.
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