Fun Story: My director kept telling me and my tenor sax buddy to play softer. No matter what we did, it wasn’t soft enough for him. So getting frustrated, I told my buddy “Dont play this time. Just fake it”
Our Band Director then informed us we sounded perfect.
To my readers: “p” means quiet, “pp” means really quiet. I’ve never seen “pppp” before haha.
On the contrast, “f” means loud, and “ffff” probably means so loud you go unconscious.
I had ffff in a piece once and my conductor told me to play as loudly as physically possible without falling off my chair…
Me and my trombone buddies had “ffff” and he sat next to me and played so hard that he fell out of his chair.
The lengths we go for music.
Okay yeah so I play the bass clarinet and the amount of air you have to move and the stiffness of the reed means it only has two settings and that is loud and louder, with an optional LOUDEST that includes a 50% probability of HORRIBLE CROAKING NOISE which is the bass equivalent of the ubiquitous clarinet shriek.
One day, when I was in concert band in high school, we got a new piece handed out for the first time, and there was a strange little commotion back in the tuba section — whispering, and pointing at something in the music, and swatting at each other’s hands all shhh don’t call attention to it. And although they did attract the attention of basically everyone else in the band, they managed to avoid being noticed by the band director, who gave us a few minutes to look over our parts and then said, “All right, let’s run through it up to section A.”
And here we are, cheerfully playing along, sounding reasonably competent — but everyone, when they have the attention to spare, is keeping an eye on the tuba players. They don’t come in for the first eight measures or so, and then when they do come in, what we see is:
[reeeeeeally deep breath]
[COLOSSAL FOGHORN NOISE]
The entire band stops dead, in the cacophonous kind of way that a band stops when it hasn’t actually been cued to stop. The band director doesn’t even say anything, just looks straight back at the tubas and makes a helpless sort of why gesture.
In unison, the tuba players defend themselves: “THERE WERE FOUR F’S.”
FFFF is not really a rational dynamic marking for any instrument, but for the love of all that is holy why would you put it in a tuba part.
This is the best band post
Everyone else go home
Oh man, so I play trombone, and we got this piece called Florentiner Marsch by Julius Fucik, and we saw this
which is 8 fortes. We were shocked until,
that is 24 fortes who the fuck does that
Who does that?
This guy. Take a good look - that is the moustache of a man with nothing to lose.
More like Julius Fuckit
Pyrozod's tags for this were too hilarious not to share
humans are fucking pathetic look at this little nigga come out of his egg on his own no crying no helpless “wah wah cut my umbilical cord” bullshit he come out and he already on the hunt for reptilian pussy no fear no games. and we’re the evolved species? smh
I once bred bearded dragons and one time I watched a little guy hatch. He noticed me almost right away once he got out of the egg, proceeded to jump out of the incubator and chase me (I humored it) down the hall while it hissed loudly. It was less than a minute and he was gunning for me.
I have a bunch of prime parts for sale in Warframe - PM me if you are looking for something but no guarantees that I’ll have it.
reblog and add?
Free! Potato Swim Club
Potato on Titan
Kill la Potato
Boku no Potato
No Potato No Life
Ouran High School Potato Club
Puella Magi Potato Magica
Potato and Test
Potato Art Online
There are all these cooking shows that help failing restaurants and stuff but how about a cooking show that focuses on school cafeterias and revamping menus as well as visiting college dining halls and helping out there? I would watch the hell out of that.
Made a new logo for my clan in Warframe (The Entropic Lizards) :D
*starts homework at 11pm on sunday*
Fuck I have homework
you see what i mean
Fuck I cant remember if I had homework or not
this post comes back every sunday and it’s relevant every time
Never read the comments of an pro-vaccine article if you want to come away with any sense of belief in the overall intelligence of humanity.
lizard drinking soda
use the straw. use the freaking straw. that’s why we have the straw.
Reasons why I’m glad I use an Android phone.
my sides are in orbit
oh my fucking god are you kidding me i don’t want to update to iOS 8 now.
Thank god I use Android holy wow.
I’ve been playing a lot of a game called Warframe recently (and by that I mean for the past month and a half) and I found it really fun. Thing about it is that it’s Free To Play, and even if you don’t shell out money you can still get a lot of really cool shit to play with in game.
I’ve played several hundred hours since I’ve begun, and have since played 398 hours of it (making it my second most played game on steam).
Here’s what makes it really great: Graphics AND gameplay. While it is filled with it’s fair share of bugs (that almost rivals that of Skyrim on launch day), it is still very smooth to play and it is still expanding in content (updating more frequently than other early access games). It is a 3rd person shooter, in a way, much like the Mass Effect trilogy. Unlike the Mass Effect trilogy, combat is much smoother and more fast paced. Unlike the Mass Effect trilogy, the graphics are superior (in my opinion) and look absolutely amazing. It’s optimized pretty well so despite the fact that my laptop runs Borderlands 2 at 20 frames per second on average, Warframe runs smoothly with higher settings at rates higher than 30 frames per second. The only thing that Mass Effect has that Warframe doesn’t is plot and story.
Now here’s the deal: There’s a referral program in Warframe which benefits both the players who sign up through it and those who are giving out the link. WHICH is why I made this post. You can follow this link so I can get some more cool stuff and so you can get an experience boost for your first 7 days of play, which goes a very long way.
Additionally, I hope to start recording some videos that will help out players who are just starting out as well as giving some pointers to help people reach endgame, so look out for those in the future!
(And this game is the reason why I haven’t posted much to both my youtube channel and my tumblr)
When you go to a haunted house, it may seem like you’re being funny by trying to scare the actors or jump out at them when you go through a second time, but guess what? ITS NOT FUNNY.
You pay us to scare you. It is your choice to go, so don’t fucking go through if you’re going to ignore the rules and get too close to the actors as a ‘joke’.
These bruises happened because over the course of 4 hours, several people ignored the instructions that CLEARLY stated that they were to wait in the front room until told otherwise. Rather than listen, they ran into the next room and slammed into me- effectively throwing me into the wall. This didn’t only happen once. It happened ten times at LEAST.
Then we had this asshole who thought that once I ‘died’ for the haunt, he could pretend to kick me to see if I’d moved. I, being used to people abusing me- jumped back and slammed my head into the concrete wall.
YOU ARE NOT FUNNY BY BEING RUDE AT A HAUNTED HOUSE. WE ARE PAID ACTORS THAT YOU CHOOSE TO COME AND SEE PERFORM. YOU PAY US TO SCARE THE SHIT OUT OF YOU, SO DONT HIT US WHEN WE DO
I feel that this is relevant considering it is October and more Haunted Houses are opening up. I know it seems funny to scare the ‘monsters’ but all you do is hurt real people. So stop.
It’s not even October but I’m still spreading this
SIGNAL BOOOOOOOOSSSSSTTTTT!!!!!!! Now
Yeah…your director may want to consider reblocking
We don’t have a director? Or blocking??? It’s a haunted house bro, not a play
Reblogging for relevance-
I work at a Haunted House every October, and have been for the past few years. Our house in particular is staffed by Volunteer workers who are either earning credits for Graduation, or people who know the Family that owns the haunted attraction. In our City, we’re one of two Haunted Houses, so while we open in late September, we tend to get incredibly busy during the month of October and often work from 6pm until 2, 3am on weekends.
We do not get paid to help out. Due to our location, we get a lot of drunk guys coming through, and a lot of ‘funny’ teenagers. In my several years working there, I’ve seen Actors get grabbed and thrown, stomped on, kicked, bitten, everything. A lot of the Actors at this attraction are young teenagers, Middle and Secondary School students, so this kind of abuse is terrifying and potentially emotionally scarring.
There’s a position half-way through the house we call ‘Psych Ward’, and it’s essentially a jump scare. The scare is a corner-room, boxed in with walls and broken windows, that the Actor pops out of and shouts and taunts the people going through. October, 2012, a couple were going through the Psych Ward corner and the scare went off as per usual. The girlfriend of this couple got very startled but laughed it off and continued on. The boyfriend, however, back-tracked and went up to the broken window and punched the Actor in the face for scaring his girlfriend. The Actor, who I’m going to call Tracy, had a black eye for a good two weeks solid and the couple had to be escorted out of the house and were banned from the property. Ever since we’ve ruled that Veteran Actors (someone who’s been there for 3+ years) are the only ones allowed in this particular Scaring Spot.
He paid to get scared and then got violent when we delivered.
There are so many stories I can tell of ignorant customers banging back on scares and injuring the Actors inside, grabbing props from the actors and hurting them with it, destroying props because they thought it would be ‘funny’.
I just want to raise awareness that the ACTORS ARE STILL PEOPLE. We’re instructed to get the best kind of scare out of you, sometimes with no pay at all (like this particular attraction), so please respect our work.
We wouldn’t come to your job, mock you, and push you around trying to be ‘funny’. Don’t come to our job and do that to us!
reblogging because ‘tis the season.
Reblogging bc I lived this for the last 4 years and I dreaded it
I volunteered at a fire department’s haunted house and let me tell you: the teenagers and kids cautiously crept around the obvious firefighters but screamed and hit and kicked the younger actors
THE RULES ARE CLEARLY DISPLAYED IN SVERAL PLACES ON THE PREMISES AND ARE ILLUMINATED AT ALL TIMES LIKE FOLLOW THEM DAMN IT
as a haunter this is so fucking important. YOU’RE PAYING US TO DO THIS
Tldr? ; pretty please don’t treat haunted house actors/actresses like shit and hurt them
bloody hell bloody noses suck
I THOUGHT THIS WAS KIDDING SOGMLASG
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