selfdefensefamily:

Day one of recording. Today is at God City in Salem, MA.

Landed in Boston at 7pm, went to see The Purge: Anarchy, then played Letters From Whitechapel and failed to stop the Ripper from his terrible vocation.

Now, recording some music that sounds like a heavy version of ‘Steal My Sunshine’. Pat Flynn stopped by and to sing into a dog’s mouth.

Pat Flynn and Aaron Bedard oh boy

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phurlz:

This is my favorite scene of Bob’s Burgers ever.

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caffeine-fixation:

So good.

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skunkbear:

What makes fireworks colorful?

It all thanks to the luminescence of metals. When certain metals are heated (over a flame or in a hot explosion) their electrons jump up to a higher energy state. When those electrons fall back down, they emit specific frequencies of light - and each chemical has a unique emission spectrum.

You can see that the most prominent bands in the spectra above match the firework colors. The colors often burn brighter with the addition of an electron donor like Chlorine (Cl). 

But the metals alone wouldn’t look like much. They need to be excited. Black powder (mostly nitrates like KNO3) provides oxygen for the rapid reduction of charcoal (C) to create a lot hot expanding gas - the BOOM. That, in turn, provides the energy for luminescence - the AWWWW.

Aluminium has a special role — it emits a bright white light … and makes sparks!

Images: Charles D. Winters, Andrew Lambert Photography / Science Source, iStockphoto, Epic Fireworks, Softyx, Mark Schellhase, Walkerma, Firetwister, Rob Lavinsky, iRocks.com, Søren Wedel Nielsen

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so beautiful, and emotional in a vague way. one of my favorite discoveries in years.

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whoa

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sleepy-se7en:

unexplained-events:

sixpenceee:

Something strange is happening in Singapore today. 

On a busy street in Singapore, residents discovered a small doll leaning against a tree. The doll looked somewhat antique and had its eyes covered with a cloth. The cloth had some arabic text written on it. The doll’s backstory and the subsequent research hinted at the fact that the doll was possibly possessed.

In the words of the person who posted the pictures on Reddit, “The doll was found beside a busy street in Singapore. The Arabic word on the cloth is translated as ‘Bismillah’.

The ‘Bismillah’ maybe a blessing to keep the demon or jinn possessing it inside the doll at all times.

Stories from twitter revealed that the doll is possessed and has been moving around on its own when the original owner isn’t home. The owner binded the eyes and left it far away from home so it wouldn’t follow her back.

"Some say the doll can be heard talking when it’s left alone in a room and is found with its head turned in a different direction. It is said that it spoke in a Malay language and sound like an adult female.”

The original owner found that the only way to get rid of it and make sure it won’t come back is to cover its eyesight. The curse is rumored to have passed on to someone else who found it and untied the cloth unknowingly.

WHERE I GOT THIS INFORMATION FROM

Fuck that

Burn that shit.

Oh for fucks sake tumblr. This is a bunch of grown adults getting scared of a doll. Y’all are dumb.

Come ahhhhhhn john getting spooked is fun

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Anonymous said: I think punk's low price point is fair in most cases because bands put in minimal effort. There are obvious exceptions but for the most part recording and packaging are done as cheap as possible. Shows are played in cheap to free spaces with shitty sound systems. How many times have you been to a punk show where every band is borrowing each others shit? Also Jane Doe is $25 bucks at my local punk/metal record store so maybe they do have some cross over.

selfdefensefamily:

dog, you missed the point so entirely it is going to be difficult to even respond.  

first, money spent on recording and packaging DOES NOT equal effort. the music is the endgame.  the music what is being sold.  not the recording, not necessarily the packaging*.  this would be akin to telling an artist that a painting sucks because they didn’t use expensive paint.  ”bee thousand” cost guided by voices less than 40 dollars to record.  does that make it “minimal effort”?  

second, HOLY SHIT DAWG WERE YOU ASLEEP FOR THIS WHOLE FUCKING CONVERSATION? MAYBE BANDS WOULD PLAY AT NICER VENUES WITHOUT “SHITTY SOUND SYSTEMS” IF PEOPLE WERE WILLING TO PAY MORE THAN FIVE DOLLARS FOR A FUCKING PUNK SHOW.  also, since when was the band responsible for the sound system and cost of club rental?

borrowing gear is low effort?  you’re right. the bands should have probably just been more committed to buying nice gear.  i am sure their 50+ hours a week slinging crunchwraps as fourth meal gives them ample money to be able to take time off of work to tour, keep a van in working order, record their music (since the effort is so minimal anyway), and buy nice gear.  i mean shit, they sure don’t have to spend money on gas; the 45 dollars they received for playing the 5 dollars at the door show will certainly be enough to cover a 5+ hour drive.  

when i first started touring, 100 dollars was a fair thing to pay a not-big touring band.  that summer, gas cost 99 cents a gallon.  fast forward to 2014, 100 dollars is still a pretty common thing to be making to play a punk show.  gas is about 3.50 a gallon, diesel is about 3.65.  

*jane doe is a piece of art.  it is a collector’s item.  it is colored vinyl, it has an iconic art layout.  people who buy jane doe in 2014 are people who want a piece of art.  i would wager they probably already own the record in a few other colors and won’t need to play it.  conversely, your record store may just be charging a hick fee for bringing culture to a place that is obviously flushed with morons who don’t get it.  

in conclusion, become a juggalo, they try hard.

-benny.

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peaer:

viα mythoccultEd and Lorraine Warrens Occult Museum. Museum that contains haunted objects. [Source: X]

ct rep

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rachel-sermanni:

I have been informed that this may be occurring. I KNOW. #irwellworksbrewery

rachel-sermanni:

I have been informed that this may be occurring. I KNOW. #irwellworksbrewery

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ramblingsarah:

Never forget that Chris Pratt improvised this line and left everyone on set in stitches.

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skunkbear:

nprradiopictures:

There are entrepreneurs who would love to fly drones all over the country. They dream of drones taking photos for real estate agents and helping farmers survey their fields. But there’s a battle in the courts right now standing in their way. The battle is about whether it’s legal for drones to take to the sky.
The question at the core of the battle: Who owns the air? 
The Fight Over Drones, As Seen From A Drone
GIF Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR

According to the Supreme Court, you own the air up to 83 feet.  The air above 400 feet? That’s reserved for manned aircraft. Between 83 and 400 feet? That’s where it gets interesting.
Follow the link above for the full story.

skunkbear:

nprradiopictures:

There are entrepreneurs who would love to fly drones all over the country. They dream of drones taking photos for real estate agents and helping farmers survey their fields. But there’s a battle in the courts right now standing in their way. The battle is about whether it’s legal for drones to take to the sky.

The question at the core of the battle: Who owns the air? 

The Fight Over Drones, As Seen From A Drone

GIF Credit: Quoctrung Bui/NPR

According to the Supreme Court, you own the air up to 83 feet.  The air above 400 feet? That’s reserved for manned aircraft. Between 83 and 400 feet? That’s where it gets interesting.

Follow the link above for the full story.

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Anonymous said: I was listening to "songs to scream at the sun" last night and I think it might be metalcore

selfdefensefamily:

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Anonymous said: explain what's so appealing to you about repetitive music.

selfdefensefamily:

The appeal and function of repetitive music is similar to how Brian Eno conceived of ambient music: it can “accommodate many levels of listening attention without enforcing one in particular.” Since it is ostensibly unchanging, you can allow it to drift in and out of focus at your discretion. The fact that it’s monotonous, though, means that it relies heavily upon subtlety; if you give it the attention it demands, each slight variation becomes incredibly significant, without the glaring obviousness of abrupt “verse to chorus” type transitions. There is, in the words of Arvo Part, “a need to concentrate on each sound, so that every blade of grass would be as important as a flower.”

-Alan

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explodingdog:

goodbyemisery:

i went into a whole foods and got to hear a woman arguing with a guy at the meat counter because she wanted grass fed organic chicken and he was desperately trying to explain to her that chickens don’t eat grass

I was just at whole foods and the woman told the guy at the fish counter that she wanted to buy Steamers but she didn’t know how to cook them. He told her to steam them.

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