i have absolutely no idea what i am doing

21 year-old from Cali. I am trying really hard to not fuck up my life. Ask me later whether or not I'm succeeding.

Its 11:37 at night, and I am still at school trying to finish my Practica Musica levels.

ladieswhosing:

Jacqueline du Pré (1945-1987)

Du Pré was a British cellist who was raised in a musical family. At the age of four she demanded what the instrument playing in a radio concert was, and after being told it was a cello, demanded to be given such an instrument. 

After an entire childhood of training she debuted at the age of sixteen and soon played with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and at the Proms (annual British music festival). At the age of twenty she recorded her first record. The music chosen was the Elgar Cello Concerto (Op. 85, first performed in 1919) and not only did her performance go on to lift the work from relative obscurity, but this went on to become du Pré’s signature music. 

Her successful career continued internationally and she met fellow musician Daniel Barenboim, for whom she converted to Judaism and married in 1967. The couple had four children together. Sadly in 1973, when she was only 28 years old, she was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis), which meant she soon had to stop playing. Thus her career ended prematurely and the disease would eventually take her life at only 42 years of age. 

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Mexican-American Gothic (2010) by Santiago Forero

indigenous2:

Mexican-American Gothic (2010) by Santiago Forero

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fireghostshigher:

A quick PSA, because working in a New Age store I realize a lot of people don’t know this.  Keep in mind this is the simple version.

The fella on the left-hand side, that’s Gautama Buddha, the Buddha, the central figure in Buddhism.  Note that he is not considered a god, but a teacher and spiritual leader, the first to attain Enlightenment in his era.  Note also how thin he is.  This is because the Buddha fasted a lot.  He was born Siddhartha Gautama.  Buddha is a title, and not actually his name.

The fella on the right-hand side is not Buddha.  This is a common misconception in the West.  That is Hotai (or Budai or Hotei depending on the language), a Buddhist monk from China and folkloric hero.  Hotai is thought by many to be a Buddha, but he is not the Buddha.  Unlike Buddha, Hotai actually is revered as a god in Chinese folklore, although not in Buddhist practice.

This post is based on things I’ve been taught by my Buddhist coworker but if I forgot or mixed up something important and you are Buddhist and you notice, please let me know.

This has been an informational post.  Have a nice day.

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD EVERYONE READ THIS. READ IT. LEARN IT. PREACH IT.

I AM SO TIRED OF EVERYONE BELIEVING THIS MISCONCEPTION.

I learned something today!

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rmlfvr:

These classical musicians play their instruments in a way you’ve never seen before.

A rather compelling visual experience, on top of being a flawless musical demonstration, performed by Salut Salon, a charming German quartet from Hamburg. 

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plz-no:

Simultaneously the worst and best movie ever made

Actually one of my teachers watched every single version of Romeo and Juliet with the original text in front of him to prove that this was the worst version, but to his great dismay its the most accurate film adaptation of it, with the lines closest to the original text and most similar stage direction and relayed emotions.

He proceeded to show it to us in class.

Our teacher simply referred to this film as the “ghetto-fabulous” Romeo and Juliet

We had to watch both this and an older version. This was the best thing ever.

I have always loved this version. Also, dat opening scene is one of Shakespeare’s best because it starts with four assholes arguing about flipping the bird

What more could you want

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wetheurban:

ART: ‘I tried to paint on canvas: fists were paintbrushes & blood was oil.’

"This piece is actually my first performance. My aim was to use my body as it really is : a material. So I fused a canvas and a piece of waterproof fabric wherein I cut up a circle."

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