do you know how much i need captain jack to make an appearance in the new series with capaldi so he can bag on the doctor for regenerating into an old man and then making foxy grandpa jokes at him do you know how much i need that
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.
In Journey’s End, Ten tries to save Davros, and gets mad at Tentoo for destroying the Daleks.
In The Day of the Doctor, he cheers gleefully at their destruction.
In The End of Time, Ten is horrified at the Time Lords returning, and fiercely willing to do whatever it takes to send them back to hell.
In The Day of the Doctor, he’s so happy to save them he’s grinning ecstatically, and jumping around with joy.
In The Day of the Doctor, Ten is so blatantly out of character, sometimes I really believe he was a Zygon copy. And the Zygon and the Moment were working for Rassilon to trick the War Doctor into saving Gallifrey, as they were Rassilon’s B-plan all along. And thanks to Eleven, the plan worked.
Headcannon accepted. His characterization in the Day of the Doctor pissed me off so much!
throw moffat into the oubliette of eternity for dispersal
Okay so I agree that he was out of character, but let’s look at it from Ten’s point of view. First, we don’t know when in his time this was. We know it was after he had to leave Rose, but that’s it. Wherever he was in his life at that point could have had an impact on his decisions. Second, could it also be that he got caught up in the moment? All that was happening around him was happening fast. Third, yes he got mad at Tentoo for killing the Daleks, but he probably thought that he was killing all of them for good. Since the Time War happened before that he knew the Daleks would survive/come back. He also was willing to send the Time Lords back to hell. But Ten was also living with massive regret for killing all of the Time Lords. Maybe at this point in his timeline the chance to be rid of this regret was too good to pass up.
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