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Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[stifled giggling]
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 
Everyone else go home

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

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

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

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

this post just kept getting better and better

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Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it” 

Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect. 

To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.

On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.

I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…

Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.

The lengths we go for music.

Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.

One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”

And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:

[stifled giggling]

[reeeeeeally deep breath]

[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]

The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.

In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”

FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.

This is the best band post 

Everyone else go home

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

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which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

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that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

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

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

this post just kept getting better and better

Taming the Dragon by Mehliana is like the perfect music to get work done to. Each song draws me in and I don’t want to leave the computer, so I continue to get things done instead of procrastinating. It’s pretty great

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THIS CROW FUCKING UNDERSTANDS WATER DISPLACEMENT. WHY THE FUCK DO I HAVE TO BE TOLD EVERY YEAR BY A TEACHER HOW WATER DISPLACEMENT WORKS. DO THEY THINK I’M LESS INTELLIGENT THAN A FUCKING CROW? FUCKING DONE.

this crow is smarter than some humans

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awkwardsmilememe:

THIS CROW FUCKING UNDERSTANDS WATER DISPLACEMENT. WHY THE FUCK DO I HAVE TO BE TOLD EVERY YEAR BY A TEACHER HOW WATER DISPLACEMENT WORKS. DO THEY THINK I’M LESS INTELLIGENT THAN A FUCKING CROW? FUCKING DONE.

this crow is smarter than some humans

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Gamagoori Ira doesn’t actually have set proportions, his height is just

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bigger

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than

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you.

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THIS IS THE BEST KILL LA KILL VIDEO OUT THERE

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Hug it out

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Come on Gamagoori! Now’s your chance to fight side by side with your girlfriend! ;)

super pun in that first panel

"List 12 albums that have stayed with you over the years in some way. These don’t have to be great records, or critical darlings, just ones that mean something to you personally."

Splitting into pre- and post-college (start of). Also genres, although I won’t specify those even if they are relatively easy to figure out (also genres aren’t in a real order or anything, just how they ended up). Also limiting to one album per artist (including when that artist launches multiple projects under different names).

Pre-: (you might consider this one the real list)

  1. Streetlight Manifesto - Somewhere in the Between
  2. Bomb the Music Industry - Get Warmer
  3. Less Than Jake - Hello Rockview
  4. The Aquabats! - The Fury of the Aquabats
  1. Isis - Wavering Radiant
  2. Opeth - Blackwater Park
  3. Porcupine Tree - In Absentia
  4. Sonata Arctica - Unia
  1. John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
  2. Miles Davis - The Complete Concert 1964
  3. McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy
  4. Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers - Mosaic

Post-: (and these are all the new ones that will end up on a future version of this)

  1. The Bad Plus - Made Possible
  2. Vijay Iyer - Tirtha
  3. Rudresh Mahanthappa - Samdhi
  4. Brad Mehldau - Highway Rider
  1. Mastodon - Crack the Skye
  2. Colin Stetson - New History Warfare Vol. 3: To See More Light
  3. Daft Punk - Alive 2007
  4. Laura Stevenson - Sit Resist
  1. Darcy James Argue Secret Society - Infernal Machines
  2. Buddy Rich - The Roar of ‘74
  3. Count Basie and His Orchestra - Basie Straight Ahead
  4. Stan Kenton - Kenton ‘76

(Some of the ones on the last list are from within the last year (more or less), but they are my favorite albums from those artists, so they go there even though they aren’t “over the years”, the artist is for sure.)

I guess I’m happy enough with this, even if there are lots of runner ups.

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A News anchor for RT quits live on the air over the network’s coverage of Russia’s military action in the Ukraine.