"It turns out procrastination is not typically a function of laziness, apathy or work ethic as it is often regarded to be. It’s a neurotic self-defense behavior that develops to protect a person’s sense of self-worth.

You see, procrastinators tend to be people who have, for whatever reason, developed to perceive an unusually strong association between their performance and their value as a person. This makes failure or criticism disproportionately painful, which leads naturally to hesitancy when it comes to the prospect of doing anything that reflects their ability — which is pretty much everything."
Track Title: Pretty Thing

Artist: BROODS

Album: BROODS - EP

impeccabletasteinmusic:

BROODS | Pretty Thing

I love BROODS. Sue me.

I was just introduced to this awesome duo from NZ. They released their first EP in January, but look out for the upcoming full album in August.

I’m really proud of the fact I have to fight for a good reading spot in my local library. It tends to be full.

I’m really proud of the fact I have to fight for a good reading spot in my local library. It tends to be full.

September (Earth, Wind & Fire cover) | Anna Tréa

okay. THIS WOMAN’S GROOVE THOUGH. 

So I had the pleasure of composing the soundtrack for this 3-minute short film a dear friend of mine shot and directed.

We’ve submitted it to a little competition sponsored by Johnnie Walker here in Brazil. Fun experience!

P.S. It’s in Portuguese. But the soundtrack is instrumental, if that helps..

benpaddon:

The phrase “words to live by” gets thrown around often these days, but these are absolutely words to live by.

"The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best. Therefore it tends to become the best."
Wallace D. Wattles (via venuscomb)
Track Title: Beat It (Demo)

Artist: Michael Jackson

Album: The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection

lacienegasmiled:

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician.

Something Tells Me I’m Into Something Good / So Happy Together Medley | GQ Singers

hours at work: 2

one-handed mosquito kill count: 3

it’s gonna be a productive day

You Can Close Your Eyes (James Taylor cover) | Priscila Mottola

ihaveatoner:

Okay, so almost everyone knows Idina Menzel because of ‘Frozen’ or from her role as Elphaba in ‘Wicked’

Everyone, this is Kerry Ellis. 
She’s a west end performer, who’s also played Elphaba in Wicked. This is a rendition of her singing ‘Defying Gravity’ produced by Mother.Fucking.Brian May.
Yes. Brian May from Queen.

I seriously recommend you watch it because it’s the Defying Gravity we all know and love, but with a rock sounding element similar to the sound of Queen.

pretentioususernametosoundsmart:

gooseko:

iplaybassoon13:

dantheinsane1:

zenpencils:

ERICA GOLDSON: Graduation speech

Erica Goldson must have had some serious balls to give this speech

This is beautiful.

this is so wonderful 

This hit hard. Our education system is desperately in need of fixing.