After weeks of trying to find the RIGHT sheet music for this song…
I did a thing.
Feel free to use it~ (ﾉ´ヮ´)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Bastille // What Would You Do
The first time I actually paid attention to the lyrics of this song, I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days.
If not, I think it’s safe to say that as he was born in Germany to European parents, he was PROBABLY WHITE and can PoC PLEASE stop trying to take credit for the achievements of white people?
(I’ve worded this really badly, but I am currently half asleep.)
Why is this tagged “medievalpoc”?
"reputable and non-biased"
"stop trying to take credit for the achievements of white people"
Like seriously there are so many things wrong with everything you’ve just typed I cannot even begin to address it.
Suffice to say, your apparent biases in regards to “reputable and non-biased sources” actually disqualify ANY source that would meet your personal requirements for random internet people to provide you with a free education- and for what purpose? To convince you that people of color have HAD accomplishments?
Who gains ANYthing here besides you?
Why should *I* care?
Why should anyone care? You tagged it with my blog’s title in hopes of getting some kind of homework tutoring or works cited page for free? You think that’s really going to be the result of your racist baiting?
Or do you just think that people of color with blogs or anyone who runs an educational blog owes you free tutoring, as well as correcting your painfully obvious character defects?
This is an art history and historiography blog, about education and our education system.
This is not “hold hands with a racist until they magically become a better person” dot com.
Good luck in your life of yelling demands for proof of reality from passersby.
Good Gods, the responses to this garbage manage to scrape the bottom of the barrel even by the level of scum that is Tumblr anti-social justice…
thecrybabiesoftumbler: “I read that as “we dont actually have reputable sources””
political-incorrectness: “That’s basically what it is. If you ask these people to back up their arguments or provide evidence, they throw a tantrum ranting about how they aren’t there to educate anyone (which is fucking hilarious, as medievalpoc looks like an educational blog to me) which just makes it look like they have no idea what they’re talking about. What scares me is how many people on Tumblr are this ignorant, and the fact that I can get more sense out of the WN community than the so-called ‘liberals’.”
That’s right, you just saw someone make a racist post asking “can PoC PLEASE stop trying to take credit for the achievements of white people” (no, seriously), tag it with the URL of a blog devoted to people of color in art history, and not only get pissed that they got their ass handed to them (how dare an educational blog not be willing to throw information to racists making ridiculous claims!), but actual defend white supremacists (WN = White Nationalists).
Oh, and then there’s the lack of “reputable sources” since MPOC never cites sources, right? Oh, wait, I forgot the pesky “reputable and non-biased” probably means “White Nationalist literature”. Ew.
For those interested and not lazy racists, http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/tagged/beethoven, since apparently that was too hard to do and required a snotty post whining about people of color stealing from whites that had to be tagged with the blog’s URL.
Notice the confirmation circlejerk quoted above. Of course NO sources THOSE PEOPLE could provide would EVER be good enough, right?
Oh, also for anyone ACTUALLY INTERESTED AND NOT WHITE SUPREMACISTS:
Beethoven may have concealed for Adrienne Kennedy was that the composer was believed to be black-a belief widely held by the poets and artists of Kennedy’s generation, who drew upon the works of J. A. Rogers for their evidence. In Nature Knows No Color-Line,for example, Rogers argues that
… Germans are not the pure “whites” many assert they are. Several German writers agree on that, among them Frederick Hertz, Brunold Springer and Rudolf Rocker. Beethoven, for instance, is named by all three as showing Negro “blood”…. We need but think of Luther, Goethe, Beethoven, who lacked almost completely the external marks of the “Nordic” race and whom even the most outstanding exponents of the race theory characterize as hybrids with Oriental, Levantese and Negro-Malaysian strains in them.
In Sex and Race, Rogers devotes his attention to the dark Beethoven sketched by Letronne and engraved by Hofel:
The color of the engraving does not necessarily correspond to the subjects real color, though many seem to think so. A white man can be made to look black, and a black man, white, in a picture. A dark tint, however, will bring out Negroid features i there are any, as they do in this picture of Beethoven-the reason, perhaps, why this one is often reproduced in a shade much lighter than the original.
Beethoven was described by one who knew him as “blackish-brown” in color. As for his features they have been so Nordicized that, as Thayer remarks, the dark-skinned, ill-favored little man that was Beethoven would not recognize himself if he were to return. Every bit of evidence available from those who knew Beethoven indicates he was of Negro ancestry.Orpheus Ascending: Music, Race, and Gender in Adrienne Kennedy’s She Talks to Beethoven.African American Review, Vol. 28, No. 2, Black Women’s Culture Issue (Summer, 1994), pp. 293-304.Published by: Indiana State University.Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3042001There’s also a quote from the Washington Courier from 1961:When I told Dr. Otto Neuratli of the Museum of Vienna , that Beethoven was of Negro ancestry he not only confirmed it but showed me Beethoven’s genealogy. He also mentioned Goethe, Germany’s most famous writer, as being of that stock. Rocker also names Goethe and Martin Luther, along with Beethoven, as among those who lacked almost completely the external marks of the Nordic race. (Nationalism and Culture, pp. 319, 1937.) Some who knew Beethoven bear this out.Fanny del Rio, who was in love with him, for instance. In her book. “Ah Unrequited Love,” dedicated to Queen Victoria, she says “his flat, broad nose, ra’her wide mouth … swarthy complexion, gave him a strong resemblance to a mulatto.”His life-mask in the Beethoven House in Bonn (very, very rarely shown in America), shows a very flat nose, wide mouth with full lips and other Negroid features. It is reproduced - in “Sex and Race,” Vol. 3. The New York Times, July 1, 1940, also cites Brunold Springer of Beethoven’s Negro strain in an article, “Negroid Blood In Hitler’s Aryans.”So basically, what we’re talking about are facts known for decades/centuries.But hey, everyone knows these people don’t have reputable sources so why even bother, right?Because no source is good enough for white supremacists trying to prove that people of color are trying to “steal” white accomplishments.P.S. some of the life and death masks from Haus Bonn.
It’s weird how I always just assumed he was white, growing up, even though a lot of famous portraits had him heavily shaded. Huh. Says a lot about the white-ness of Central European classical music, doesn’t it?
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-Where idiot should go-
Let’s take it someday
Be the light
[MC segment]: “FUCKING AWESOME”
Answer Is Near
Kanzen Kankaku Dreamer
[Encore] Wherever you are
My thoughts below, probably in point form.
- THIS YEAR I BROUGHT A STOOL! I’m abysmally short so I decided to bring a seeing aid. On the good side - for the first time in my life I’m actually seeing what the musicians look like. On the bad side - very inhibitive to actual movement and jumping. So I did a lot of bopping. I think I still annoyed my neighbours though.
- Speaking of which - people who go to rock concerts and don’t jump around are… I will never understand them. Do you or do you not like this band? Why is your face so still and impassive? It makes me sad. But it pisses me off that you look at me like I’m crazy because hello, you have the prerogative to stand there and do nothing but I also have the prerogative to jump and yell and generally rock out kthx.
- Ryota very recently became my bias and I’m like *____* kyaaaaa i love your pants i love your abs i love your pasty skin i love your badassery but your totally dork personality underneath also he was totally showing off his new tattoo from Bangkok lol.
- I LOVE that Tomoya is such a smooshball. After the encore he was at the centre raised platform waving to the audience and as he was backing up, he crashed into Toru who was coming up from behind him. He gave a super surprised and dorky face and I was like TOMOYA YOU COMPLETE DORKKKK I LOVE that he gets so intense and he sings his heart out even though he doesn’t actually do any of the back-up vocals but then get him off the drums and he’s a total, sweaty-haired klutz.
- Toru is fucking cool but I love him, I love leader *_* He was all ‘I really wanted to come to Singapore again’ and so pleased that it happened and LEADER SMILE MORE LEADER
- And Taka is flawless, can I just. I mean. We all agree right? Okay let’s move on.
- Taka promised last year that he’d learn English properly and he really did *_____* They all did. Their MC sections were bloody great because they really tried and had full sentences in English. They also had the ‘FUCKING AWESOME’ running gag where they all said things along the lines of ‘YOU GUYS ARE FUCKING AWESOME’ and by the time it got to Toru there was a roar of laughter.
- The first ten songs felt like a freaking warm-up. I mean they’re all fairly slow-moderate songs, with C.h.a.o.s.m.y.t.h. and Be the light thrown in for good measure. But right after the MC section it just completely ramped up. Hit after hit of super rock music and asjkdalksjdlaksjd
- The guys get a little experimental - some of their earlier songs, especially, got an experimental treatment for an info - Toru and Ryota pulling out the sounds, putting them through a synth, giving it more of the twangy air, that tells me pretty clearly that the instrumental intros on their albums are clearly their own material. I jokingly suggested to Edlyn that they should release an experimental album but to be honest… they don’t have it tight enough yet. Maybe in the future? The guys also did a near thrash portion where Toru shredded against Ryota’s steady bass line and guh just take my money already, boys. oh you already have
- Re:make was the tragedy of the evening, as the band and Taka were on different keys. I kept feeling that Toru’s guitar line was too sharp, and the more they clashed the more I realised the whole band and Taka were just in entirely different keys. Of course it was Taka who had started flat, about semitone off. I mean the band is the band and I trust them because 1) well-tuned instruments don’t lie; and 2) Toru’s guitar line and Ryota’s vocal harmony clashed awfully with the lead vocals, but were in tune with each other. And Taka actually noticed, too - somewhere in the second verse he took a literal and metaphorical step back and tried to listen harder. The second chorus was a complete mess because Toru and Ryota were barrelling on and Taka had probably forsaken trying to adjust in favour of not making his mistake that obvious. After the musical interlude it was all fine, and I was totally in awe that they still managed to hold together despite the pitches clashing (Y) true professionalism!
- Other than that Taka’s one voice break was in the last alternate pattern of ‘whoa-oh-oh-OH-oh-oh-oh-oh’ (A-G-A-C-A-G-A-G) before they launched fully into Answer Is Near - probably too excited la, the emphasised OH suddenly became closer to a B xD
- The second half (I mean, post-MC segment) was really freaking epic because they played all the old singles and everybody knew them so well and THEY WERE ALL FANTASTIC, THEY WERE ALL GREAT AND THEY STILL REALLY HAVE THE FIRE AND ENERGY and these songs just never get old okay. And then rounding it off with The Beginning? Right after the epic high that was Kanzen Kankaku Dreamer? Seriously the crowd all knew The Beginning. For most of the other songs we were like LET’S WAFFLE OUR WAY THROUGH THE LYRICS (for most of us anyway) but it became so clear that The Beginning was far and away the most-looped for a lot of us. I didn’t know I still had a voice until this point x.x
- Also how do I still have a voice? I remember it dying right around the third song Deeper Deeper… ._.
- This year’s concert was a lot more polished than last year’s, to the point that I felt it was too polished. Last year had a lot more heart, a lot more audience interaction (well they needed help with translation I guess haha) and somehow because of that language barrier we were all reaching out harder for each other. This year felt even more distant even though I could actually see them - they were rock stars, but polished to (near-)perfection. Somehow I missed the lack of more improv or impromptu moments!
- When I think about it, last year was them trying out this whole touring thing, and the reception they received in this tiny island of which the Merlion was pretty much the only thing they knew about really blew them away. This year is a little different I guess, because THEY are also different - they’ve worked with big acts like Simple Plan, they’ve filled out Yokohama Arena - they have a less naive approach to concerts and tours now. It’s a little sad, but to be honest as long as they keep making fan-fucking-tastic and keep delivering these koala tea lives, I will just proudly say that I’ve literally watched and listened to ONE OK ROCK become the international rock stars they are now.
- Last year’s crowd was much more intense and united too. I remember our 6-minute long WHOA-OH-OH-OH-OH when we were trying to get ONE OK ROCK out for an encore. This year most of it fizzled out. Also this guy near me was loudly saying ‘if you want to come out for encore just come out already la, take so long’ and I was just like, really now. Who are you to make demands on the band like that? We know there’s going to be an encore, because it’s on every single set list. It’s just a matter of when. They just performed non-stop for nearly two hours, you can’t blame them for needing a breather before they go into the encore. (And also last year we waited like ten whole minutes okay this was barely even five minutes. =.=)
- One more thing - *scape’s sound mixing is better than Coliseum’s I think - though I remember last year they had their own tour crew, not sure about this year - not sure where the sound crew was. I felt this was very bass-heavy - though this could also have been because we were near the left edge facing the stage, so we might not have been receiving it properly balanced.
OKAY THAT’S IT! I’m going to bed now. Thank you everybody who was there for being such a great audience too, all my angst about hipster people aside. Have wonderful ONE OK ROCK dreams everyone.
Flying through the air
On some maneuver gear
All the here we go
Cowering in fear
Ha ha ha ha
The ground is turning red
All my friends are dead
And now I’m trying to climb this wall
With TITANS up ahead
JINGLE BELLS REINER SMELLS
ANNIE RAN AWAY
AND LEVI ALL THE WAY
i had been friends with KARMIN for quite some time now, but we had never actually worked together until this music video!! i absolutely LOVE what they do and just how they are as people so i was definitely excited for this one!
KARMIN x HOK
wow i’m so excited actually