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leadingtone:

joghurtbrot:

Lets take a moment to appreciate the performance of Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 1 by Martha Argerich and Gábor Tákacs Nagy at the Verbier Festival 2010 (x)

A fantastic performance…and my favorite Shostakovich.

Argerich’s smile at the very end of the gif is so awesome

thefrogman asked
I don't think it can be broken down into a specific formula or pattern. The intent of Dad Jokes is to embarrass kids. To make them moan and roll their eyes. The more they do, the more the dad enjoys and laughs at his clever little joke. As a supreme court justice once said about trying to determine if something is profane, "I know it when I see it." I think dad jokes are more like that.

bestnatesmithever:

OK thefrogman, then how do you break down the difference between a bad joke, a bad pun, and a dad joke? 

Also, I’ll tell you this. My kids have a different definition for Dad Jokes. In my house Dad Jokes are jokes that bring the fucking house down.

I don’t think it’s primarily to embarrass kids. Yes, they may moan and roll their eyes, but they also smile at the simplicity of the joke: it’s a joke my dad told that I get. I think Dad jokes are told with the intent of bringing the teller and the told closer together. 

hold-me-im-a-fermata:

trumpetcat:

leadingtone:

fuckyeahorchestra:

a-horn-in-f:

dawnoftheclarineticorns:

ultrafacts:

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ok but what is it 
I need to know for reasons

It’s an augmented fourth! Or a diminished fifth, your choice

also known as a tritone

I *really* don’t think the A4/d5 ever evoked sexually explicit feelings in anyone for whom melting butter wouldn’t have done the same.
It’s like Nancy Grace does musicology or something.

Ahahahahahahahahahahaha. Wow, tritones just give me the biggest boner. I can’t.

tritones are fit as 
just saying
almost as fit as minor 2nds
unfffff

Yeah, I’m done after the first 90 seconds of the War Requiem.

hold-me-im-a-fermata:

trumpetcat:

leadingtone:

fuckyeahorchestra:

a-horn-in-f:

dawnoftheclarineticorns:

ultrafacts:

Source For more facts follow Ultrafacts

ok but what is it 

I need to know for reasons

It’s an augmented fourth! Or a diminished fifth, your choice

also known as a tritone

I *really* don’t think the A4/d5 ever evoked sexually explicit feelings in anyone for whom melting butter wouldn’t have done the same.

It’s like Nancy Grace does musicology or something.

Ahahahahahahahahahahaha. Wow, tritones just give me the biggest boner. I can’t.

tritones are fit as 

just saying

almost as fit as minor 2nds

unfffff

Yeah, I’m done after the first 90 seconds of the War Requiem.

Anonymous asked
what about Gaza and Ferguson John? do they not deserve your respect? you're such a hypocrite, i's disgusting

fishingboatproceeds:

I think this is a deeply flawed way of looking at the world.

Now, I have talked about Ferguson, and I’ve talked about Gaza. (In fact, I’ve been writing and talking about Israel and Palestine for more than a decade.) But there are many important problems facing the world that I haven’t talked about: I haven’t talked much about the civil war in South Sudan, or the epidemic of suicide among American military personnel, or the persecution of Muslim Rohingya people in Myanmar.

Is that okay? Is it okay for me to talk about, say, racism in football and lowering infant mortality in Ethiopia? Or must we all agree to discuss only  whatever is currently the ascendant news story? Is it disrespectful to Ferguson protesters to talk about continued political oppression in Egypt now that we are no longer reblogging images of the protests in Tahrir Square? I think this is a false choice: If you are talking about Ferguson and I am talking about Ethiopian health care, neither of us is hurting the other.

I think the challenge for activists and philanthropists online is in paying sustained attention, not over days or weeks but over years and decades. And I worry that when we turn our attention constantly from one outrage to another we end up not investing the time and work to facilitate actual change. We say “THE WORLD IS WATCHING,” and it is…until it isn’t. We’ve seen this again and again in Gaza and the West Bank. We’re seeing it in Iran. We’re seeing it in South Sudan. And we’re seeing it in the U.S., from net neutrality to Katrina recovery.

The truth is, these problems are complicated, and when the outrage passes we’re left with big and tangled and nuanced problems. I feel that too often that’s when we stop paying attention, because it gets really hard and there’s always a shiny new problem somewhere else that’s merely outrageous. I hope you’re paying attention to Ferguson in five years, anon, and I hope I am, too. I also hope I’m paying attention to child death in Ethiopia. I don’t think these things are mutually exclusive.

I really don’t want to minimize the effectiveness of online activism, because I know that it works: To use a personal example, I’ve learned a TON from the LGBT+ and sexual assault survivor communities in recent years online. People on tumblr make fun of me for apologizing all the time, but I apologize all the time because I am learning all the time, and every day I’m like, “Oh, man, Current Me has realized that Previous Me was so wrong about this!”

But we can only learn when we can listen. And when you call me a hypocrite for talking about X instead of talking about Y, it makes it really hard to listen.

At times, online discourse to me feels like we just sit in a circle screaming at each other until people get their feelings hurt and withdraw from the conversation, which leaves us with ever-smaller echo chambers, until finally we’re left only with those who entirely agree with us. I don’t think that’s how the overall worldwide level of suck gets decreased.

I might be wrong, of course. I often am. But I think we have to find ways to embrace nuance and complexity online. It’s hard—very, very hard—to make the most generous, most accepting, most forgiving assumptions about others. But I also really do think it’s the best way forward.

http://leadingtone.tumblr.com/post/95404533672/one-of-the-most-incomprehensible-arguments-to-me

leadingtone:

One of the most incomprehensible arguments, to me at least, for the merits of the coat-and-tie, golf-clapping concert hall culture of classical music: “But it shows respect for the music.”

To be clear, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with dolling up for the symphony or the theatre. I’m a…