"Givin Em What They Love" - Janelle Monáe feat. Prince
So get off your low, let’s dance like we used to.
Capital Cities - Chasing You (Feat Soseh)
I’m calling you off the ledge
Toes hanging over the edge
If I were stronger, I’d pick you up
Hold on a little longer
It’d be enough to save you
Oh, to save you
I wish I knew another way to save you
But I’ve tried so many ways to save you
I can only say
I love you, I love you
I’d banish away the storms
Go back like it was before
I’d remove the clouds and turn the sky blue
But baby, I don’t know what else to do to save you
Oh, to save you
I know you’ll come down, you’ll come down from there
You keep saying it’s a matter of time…
Save You - The Moxy
Never wanna feel this helpless again.
wolf like the xx (intro/wolf like me)
→ tv on the radio vs. the xx
ok so after i made a stripped version of these streets, this lovely person right here asked me to make one for things we lost in the fire. it didn’t turn out as good as these streets but i hope you enjoy it anyways!!
This is a rare version of Once Upon a Dream from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty (at least, I’ve never heard it). This is such a gorgeous version, I’m not sure why it wasn’t used in some way. Bill Shirley and Mary Costa sing together as Prince Phillip and Aurora.
Original video here.
amorous feeling inspired by music; sexual arousal caused by music.
Etymology: from Greek melo- (song) + -lagnia (lust or a sexual predilection).
you should know that
I will sell you a future you don’t want
like I did last time
I won’t go slow
all the things you tell yourself
offer no resolution
Puscifer — “The Humbling River”
Let’s go far away
Somewhere where the captain won’t be mad
I want to love you good
We deserve much better than we’ve had
Time for our Little Talks - Of Monsters and Men / Imagine Dragons
Because it’s a really good way to start a morning. (Or an afternoon. Or an evening. Whatever time it happens to be where you are.)
- Leonardo Da Vinci’s wacky piano is heard for the first time, after 500 years:
A bizarre instrument combining a piano and cello has finally been played to an audience more than 500 years after it was dreamt up Leonardo da Vinci.
Da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance genius who painted the Mona Lisa, invented the ‘‘viola organista’’ - which looks like a baby grand piano – but never built it, experts say.
The viola organista has now come to life, thanks to a Polish concert pianist with a flair for instrument-making and the patience and passion to interpret da Vinci’s plans.
Full of steel strings and spinning wheels, Slawomir Zubrzycki’s creation is a musical and mechanical work of art.
‘‘This instrument has the characteristics of three we know: the harpsichord, the organ and the viola da gamba,’’ Zubrzycki said as he debuted the instrument at the Academy of Music in the southern Polish city of Krakow.
The instrument’s exterior is painted in a rich midnight blue, adorned with golden swirls painted on the side. The inside of its lid is a deep raspberry inscribed with a Latin quote in gold leaf by 12th-century German nun, mystic and philosopher, Saint Hildegard.
‘‘Holy prophets and scholars immersed in the sea of arts both human and divine, dreamt up a multitude of instruments to delight the soul,’’ it says.
The flat bed of its interior is lined with golden spruce. Sixty-one gleaming steel strings run across it, similar to the inside of a baby grand.
Each is connected to the keyboard, complete with smaller black keys for sharp and flat notes. But unlike a piano, it has no hammered dulcimers. Instead, there are four spinning wheels wrapped in horse-tail hair, like violin bows.
To turn them, Zubrzycki pumps a pedal below the keyboard connected to a crankshaft. As he tinkles the keys, they press the strings down onto the wheels, emitting rich, sonorous tones reminiscent of a cello, an organ and even an accordion.
The effect is a sound that da Vinci dreamt of, but never heard; there are no historical records suggesting he or anyone else of his time built the instrument he designed.
A sketch and notes in da Vinci’s characteristic inverted script is found in his Codex Atlanticus, a 12-volume collection of his manuscripts and designs for everything from weaponry to flight.
‘‘I have no idea what Leonardo da Vinci might think of the instrument I’ve made, but I’d hope he’d be pleased,’’ said Zubrzycki, who spend three years and 5000 hours bringing da Vinci’s creation to life.