Wednesday, July 23, 2014

profblahson:

meowren:

attention everyone

tumblr user profblahson will NOT stop FARTING and it SMELLS

i”m so soor  r r y y y

attention everyone

tumblr user profblahson will NOT stop FARTING and it SMELLS

catsbeaversandducks:

Don’t Be Sad, Look At These Baby Ducks

If you didn’t already know, baby ducks are pretty much precious little nuggets of joy. They have been clinically proven to cure depression and disease and all other problems because they are perfect.For now we will cure your sadness. In order to do so, you simply have to look at the following pictures of them. It’s an intense journey. Prepare yourself.

All the cuteness via BuzzFeed

who likes the little little duckies in the pond? i do i do i do bachicka quack quack

nijimei:

cherucat:

straight people are  so weird wtf like heres a drawing of two animals in love but one has eyelashes so you know these are Straight Animals

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the weird thing about anon hate is that you never know if it’s just one irritable person taking their shit out on you & you’re actually fine or if it’s several people who share the same opinion about you and you’re a terrible person

An Ap-peal-ing Overture

sfsymphony:

When the San Francisco Symphony performs Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture on Saturday July 26 at the Green Music Center, the piece will conclude in a blaze of glory, with all of the cacophony intended by the composer’s original plan. That’s because percussionist Victor Avdienko has secured the loan of a “peal” or set of real Russian bronze bells, to create Tchaikovsky’s unrequited vision of the bells ringing simultaneously in the town church towers at the work’s end.

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Exterior shot of Green Music Center’s Weill Hall. Seating for Saturday’s concert includes both interior and lawn seating.

US orchestras perform this piece using traditional grand bells or large orchestral bells hung from a rack. Whereas those bells are tuned to specific pitches, Russian bells are polychromatic, in other words, sound multiple pitches together. “This drives Western musicians crazy,” says Mark Galperin of Blagovest Bells, provider of the Pyatkov bells on free loan from St. Nicholas Orthodox Church in San Anselmo, CA. “They are meant to be more of a rhythmic element.”

The art of ringing the Russian bell is also unique. The bells are stationary and are rung from inside by clappers connected to chords. Larger bells are activated by pedals, medium bells are rung with pull chords, and small bells are struck by the right hand of the bellringer – a practice that isn’t included in most US percussionists’ training.

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Victor Avdienko is a regular guest percussionist with the SF Symphony

Saturday’s SF Symphony concert could be the first U.S. performance of the piece to include Russian bells, and together with the synthesized cannon explosions, should prove to be a deafening and authentic nod to Tchaikovsky’s commemoration of the Russian defeat of Napoleon at Borodino.

Listen to Russian bells here: Example 1 / Example 2

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The peal of Russian bells to be used in the 1812 Overture

itoldyouimbusy:

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