Big Dreams

because they don't turn to dust

i-want-your-cumberbuns:


sushinfood:

justamerplwithabox:

vivelafat:

prokopetz:

officialdeadparrot:

grellholmes:

elsajeni:

gunslingerannie:

justtkeepcalmm:

dean-and-his-pie:

fororchestra:

musicalmelody:

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


Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

mysliceofhell

i-want-your-cumberbuns:

sushinfood:

justamerplwithabox:

vivelafat:

prokopetz:

officialdeadparrot:

grellholmes:

elsajeni:

gunslingerannie:

justtkeepcalmm:

dean-and-his-pie:

fororchestra:

musicalmelody:

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

image

which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,

image

that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that

Who does that?

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

Julius IdontgivaFucik

More like Julius Fuckit

Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share

mysliceofhell

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geekymerch:

TeeVolt are having a Mystery T-shirt Sale! Selling shirts for as low as €5/$7/£4 and they’re giving us a shirt to give away!

One lucky winner will receive:

  • A Mystery t-shirt in your choice of size and gender, lovingly donated by TeeVolt.

Rules

  • Follow our blog, Geeky Merch, and the TeeVolt blog.
  • Each reblog of this post counts as an entry. Reblog as many times as you like, but try not to spam your followers too much.
  • No giveaway-only blogs. People who use these tend to spam-reblog, and that’s unfair to everyone else. We will be checking!
  • We will ship worldwide!
  • The giveaway will end at 15:00pm GMT on 8th August 2014 - so you haven’t got long!

If you don’t want to miss out, you should head on over to TeeVolt and pick up a shirt for the ridiculously low price of €5/$7/£4

Good luck! If you’re interested in contributing to our next giveaway, click here.

Love, Geeky Merch.

(Ps. all of our giveaways are completely legit. Click here if you don’t believe us.)

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heartilys:

Christine, I love you…

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"and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed to one of these." 
Matthew 6:29

How wonderful are the creations which You speak to life! How much more beautiful, how much more meticulously made are we, if the trees and the flowers are already so breathtaking? 

Why do we still feel insecure? Why do we still strive to achieve what the media tells us to feel about ourselves? Why do we still worry about being left behind?

"Why do you worry about clothing?" he asks. "They never toil or spin," he says. (paraphrased v28)

The flowers simply grow into all their splendour just by losing control of themselves; they let themselves grow into what was designed for them in the first place. Their ORIGINAL design is wondrous, and each is different from the other kinds of flowers.

"Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, o you of little faith?" Matt 6:30

Oh, You make us beautiful, just as you made the flowers so beautiful! If He would make things that are short-lived to be so captivating, how much more glorious are we — His creation, His friends, His children? 

Flowers die after a while, but we were originally designed to live forever with Him. 

If you were to look and live with something or someone forever, wouldn’t you want it pleasing to the eye? How much more is He the same!

Let Him clothe you with His beauty, glory and power. Do yourself a favour: look at yourself through the eyes of your Maker, and don’t burden yourself with such concerns, for you belong to God.

#accidentallongpost

"and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed to one of these."
Matthew 6:29

How wonderful are the creations which You speak to life! How much more beautiful, how much more meticulously made are we, if the trees and the flowers are already so breathtaking?

Why do we still feel insecure? Why do we still strive to achieve what the media tells us to feel about ourselves? Why do we still worry about being left behind?

"Why do you worry about clothing?" he asks. "They never toil or spin," he says. (paraphrased v28)

The flowers simply grow into all their splendour just by losing control of themselves; they let themselves grow into what was designed for them in the first place. Their ORIGINAL design is wondrous, and each is different from the other kinds of flowers.

"Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, o you of little faith?" Matt 6:30

Oh, You make us beautiful, just as you made the flowers so beautiful! If He would make things that are short-lived to be so captivating, how much more glorious are we — His creation, His friends, His children?

Flowers die after a while, but we were originally designed to live forever with Him.

If you were to look and live with something or someone forever, wouldn’t you want it pleasing to the eye? How much more is He the same!

Let Him clothe you with His beauty, glory and power. Do yourself a favour: look at yourself through the eyes of your Maker, and don’t burden yourself with such concerns, for you belong to God.

#accidentallongpost

“Some days I wake up with no appetite for God. Every day is a war for what we will love most. Don’t stop fighting. He’s worth it.”

—    Jimmy Needham  (via godmoves)

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setbabiesonfire:

nosdrinker:

i’ve never been happier in my entire life

my life is now complete and i can die happy

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Peter Jackson was still editing The Return Of The King  a few hours before it premiered and got 11 oscars for it

I can do all my homework the day before it’s due thank you very much.

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thelastmellophone:

england-and-amurica:

OKAY GUYS I HAVE DECIDED TO DO A THING

EVERYONE

AND I DO MEAN EVERYONE

WHO REBLOGS THIS UNTIL THE 20TH 

GETS A CHRISTMAS GIFT MADE BY ME

ACCORDING TO THEIR BLOGS

You don’t need to do ANYTHING ut reblog ! Seriously i don’t care if you follow me or not. i WILL make EVERYONE something ! 

So yay !

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challenge accepted

for you

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the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

Friendly reminder that since he doesn’t have a big nose, big ears, or a beard to speak of

Kili probably thinks he’s ugly by Dwarvish standards

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