1. humansofnewyork:

    "My best friend’s husband was a police officer who died in a shootout. For a few days, the media presented the story as a tragedy. Then I guess everyone got bored with that angle, because the story changed after a few days, and the media started reporting on the size of the insurance settlement my friend received. The story completely changed based on what they chose to focus on. I haven’t watched TV since."

     
  2. plurdledgabbleblotchits:

    arelliah:

    Awesome!

    Rachmaninoff ~ Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

    with pianist Stephen Hough… (actually starts after about 4 minutes of intro)

     
     
  3. Goofy by Lars Hüebner

    (Source: insolacion, via chorizomelt)

     
  4. salesonfilm:

    "I believe that the justification of art is the internal combustion it ignites in the hearts of men and not its shallow, externalized, public manifestations. The purpose of art is not the release of a momentary ejection of adrenalin but is, rather, the gradual, lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity." Glenn Gould

    (via morereal)

     

  5. I’m just going to let my beard grow forever now, I think.

     

  6. bootyscientist:

    "Cum In Me" she whispers as your future slowly fades away

    (via luckyspikes)

     
  7. Heading back out this morning. She looks great!

    she looks like a fucking barbie…

    (Source: swiftiesruleposts, via wisconsinroy)

     
  8. 3eanuts:

    August 20, 1985 — see The Complete Peanuts 1983-1986

     
  9. pianothings:

    Shit Pianists Say #1: “No, I’m not gonna play Für Elise.” (Submitted by anonymous.)

    (via plurdledgabbleblotchits)

     

  10. "[…] Why was the class of “concords” thus limited to just these three basic intervals- the fourth, fifth, and octave? The answer to this question involves what the Pythagoreans called the “tetraktys (or quaternary) of the decad”, the geometric or “figurate” representation of the number 10 as the sum of the first four integers (i.e. 1 2 3 4=10) […] The purely musical significance of this “tetraktys of the decad” resides in the fact that the string-length ratios for the fourth, fifth, octave, twelfth (but not the eleventh) and double octave involve only these first four integers (i.e. 4/3, 3/2, 2/1, 3/1, 4/1, but not 8/3). But the decad had significance for the Pythagoreans that went far beyond this musical application. According to a later Pythagorean, Theon of Smyrna, “The importance of the quaternary… is great in music because of the consonances are found in it. But it is not only for this reason that all Pythagoreans hold it in highest esteem: it is also because it seems to outline the entire nature of the universe. It is for this reason that the formula of their oath was: “I swear by the one who has bestowed the tetraktys to the coming generations, source of eternal nature, into our souls."
    — A History of “Consonance” and “Dissonance” (1988), James Tenney. pp. 12-13 (via imaginarydances)

    (via leadingtone)