I’m not one to talk about my feelings and what not, but this is a blog, right? Anyways, things have been going great lately and things are looking up. Leading tennis team as captain, acing tests and quizzes, etc. Just stoked for my William and Mary overnight this Thursday. wasssaaaaaaap
Scientific Attempt To Create Most Annoying Song Ever
An online poll conducted in the ’90s set Vitaly Komar, Alex Melamid and David Soldier on a quest to create the most annoying song ever. After gathering data about people’s least favorite music and lyrical subjects, they did the unthinkable: they combined them into a single monstrosity, specifically engineered to sound unpleasant to the maximum percentage of listeners.
Amazingly, this “most unwanted music” contains little dissonance — that would have been too easy. For the most part, they seem to have tried to assemble these elements in a listenable way.
Komar & Melamid and David Soldier’s list of undesirable elements included holiday music, bagpipes, pipe organ, a children’s chorus and the concept of children in general, Wal-Mart, cowboys, political jingoism, George Stephanopoulos, Coca Cola, bossanova synths, banjo ferocity, harp glissandos, oompah-ing tubas and much, much more. It’s actually a fascinating listen, worthwhile for the opera rapping alone.
On a day like this, where the curtains are begging to be pulled and the winter chill creeps through the cracks of your bedroom window, you begin to yearn for the kind of music to accompany this new, brisk sensation. ‘Arctic’, half of Khalid Rafique aka. Shells’ first body of work since the Pastels EP, bathes inside the frozen lakes, sitting comfortably within the permafrost.
Spring Break’s coming up, and I can’t help but remember three years ago when we took a family trip to Paris. It was my first time visiting the country. It was also my first time experiencing a bidet, mistaking it for a small sink / toilet.
Rainy and cold, Paris was still welcoming. We visited the main tourist attractions in the city. I remember my dad bribed the security guard, cause we climbed up the wrong set of stairs at Notre Dame. We all felt like badasses. I’ll never forget when we reached the top.
^ A photo by yours truly.
The skies cleared, and everything was right in the world. Not to mention the food. That night, we had our last taste of Parisian cuisine. Good family trip.
Reblogging myself from last year because this was one of the best trips I’ve ever had.
What a great movie. It really brought out the Parisian in me, and it made me realize I might be a true Parisian at heart. Unknowingly, four out of the last five movies I’ve chosen to watch have had a strong French involvement in some way. It makes me want to go back to Paris, and this made me remember how charming my memories there were. It’s really just a pleasure to watch.
A motif used in the movie is that “Paris is most beautiful in the rain” - and it’s true. The one time I visited Paris it was about 60% rainy, and 40% sunny, and it was an awesome experience. I guess there’s a sense of unity that rain brings to any city, and with Paris’ glowing lights, everything felt so together. I enjoyed myself no matter what the conditions were, and “Midnight In Paris” makes you feel like Paris is the ultimate city to live in.
I don’t want to give away anything, but there’s a great feature to the movie that I didn’t see coming at all. Hopefully you haven’t delved too deeply into the synopsis. All I can really say is go watch this movie! (especially if you appreciate art and literature in any way)
What to do when adults persist in believing that the burning of fossil fuels is causing climate change? You know, on account of that pesky overwhelming scientific evidence and stuff? Simple. Target kids instead, and try to convince them, as early as possible, that it’s all a crock - or at least…
They’re hit or miss in my opinion. It’s weird. They tend to adopt this “I bet you didn’t know we liked this” mentality…
Sometimes they just bash artists instead of really analyzing their music. Take Childish Gambino’s “Camp” for example. They gave it a 1.6. I’m no fan of Childish Gambino, in fact I really don’t like his music. But to give it that low of a score… It’s more of a message than an actual review.
Here’s another - For Jet’s “Shine On” they deemed it a 0.0 and instead of saying anything, they posted a video of a monkey peeing into it’s own mouth. Don’t believe me? I thought that was pretty funny though.
P4K is comprised of a bunch of cynical assholes that are too damn good at writing about their opinions. Use it for news. Not reviews.