Hey, I'm Emma. 28 (or thereabouts). Sort of from London. Currently trekking across America for a couple of months.
I dig a bunch of stuff.
Trying to figure out where I'm going in life after I touch down back in the UK. If you want to know more ask or look over my blog, I guess.
apoeticmindset everywhere. Twitter and IG.
7 black women to follow for updates in #Ferguson
August 18, 2014
Like much of the world, I haven’t been able to take my eyes off of the unrest that’s happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Social media has, once again, proven it’s effectiveness in quickly disseminating information and fact-checking mainstream sources for an event that the history books will not forgot. While you’re trying to keep up with what’s going on, be sure to follow these women who are doing extraordinary work telling stories and keeping those of us who cannot make it to Ferguson abreast of what’s happening on the ground.
1) Brittany Noble | Reporter for KMOV in St. Louis | Twitter/Instagram
2) Yamiche Alcindor | Contributor for MSNBC and USA Today | Twitter/Vine/Website
3) Maria Chappelle-Nadal | Missouri State Senator | Twitter
4) Patricia Bynes | Democratic committeewoman of Ferguson Township | Twitter
5) Tasha B. | Resident & activist | Twitter/Instagram
6) @Awkward_Duck | Resident & activist | Twitter
7) Johnetta E. | Resident & activist | Twitter
The charges against Shanesha Taylor has been dropped!! Taylor was arrested back in march for leaving her children in the car during a job interview. This morning a deal was reached, the deal will require Taylor to complete parenting and substance abuse classes as well a establishing an education and childcare trust fund for her three kids. With each education trust fund to have $10,000 in. The money will come the fundraisers that was set up on Taylor’s behalf to help with legal fees and other expenses. A total of $144,775 was raised. $144,775 from over four thousand donors.
By entering into this agreement and program, Taylor avoided a potential two year probation or a possible eight year sentence.
If Taylor fails to follow the conditions of the agreement, the criminal charges will be reinstated.
I don’t understand exactly what this means but Black girls succeeding make me very happy indeed
if you called somebody a really awful racial slur like 6 years before you figured out you were trash and tried bettering yourself would it do more harm than good, or would it actually be a good idea to apologize for it?
I mean as you can see in the first time tag, a lot of people remember these things, so it wouldn’t hurt to apologize.
I was really anti-semitic to a friend once without realising I was doing it, and wouldn’t listen to her side.
Several years later when I realised what a colossal arsehole I’d been I apologised for it and she really appreciated it because her struggles were visible to one more person.
Sometimes when I eat spaghetti I pretend I’m an Ood #DoctorWho
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
(Source: housecatincarnate, via thehunterlovestheangel)
Oh my god youre straight? I had no idea. You seem normal to me. Did you know that Sara is straight to? You two should totally hook up. I cant believe youre straight. You could be my straight best friend. We could go to football games together. Itll be so much fun. So like how long have you been straight? Youre whole life!? No way.
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